Originally posted on We Should Be GM's  |  Last updated 8/29/13
The Phillies are 8-5 since Ryne Sandberg became "interim" manager.  They've also won two series in a row and can make it three with a win this afternoon against the Mets.  Ethan Martin gets the opportunity to make up for the 2/3 inning debacle he had last start in the marathon 18 inning game.  Matt Harvey was scheduled to start for the Mets, but he might be heading for Tommy John Surgery, so Carlos Torres takes his spot.Notes:*Darin Ruf has the same amount of homeruns as Ryan Howard (11 HR) in nearly half as many games (Ruf- 45 G, Howard- 90 G).  Yes, we like to donkey punch a dog while it's down.* Cole Hamels 1st half- 4.05 ERA, 2nd half- 2.53 ERA. *Carlos Ruiz is having a helluva month of August- .351/.967, 11 R, 6 DBL, 4 HR, 10 RBI.*Since starting his career with 1 hit in his first 17 at bats, Cody Asche has done well (21-69, .304 AVG).  Hopefully his tweaked/cramped hammy won't deter him from finishing the season strong.*Cesar Jimenez hasn't allowed a run as a Phillie, spanning ...
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