Tonight's effort: 4 innings, 6 hits, 7
earned runs, 3 walks, 3 Ks, 1 WP, 1 HB.
Against a team (those bargain basement
Mets) whose two biggest paid outfielders are (a) Jason Bay, currently
warming the pine in Seattle, and (b) Bobby Bonilla, currently
terrorizing your local all you can eat restaurant, having last swung
a bat in fatness in 2001. (No, seriously.) Basically, the Mets are
David Wright, Ike Davis, and six guys who any reasonable MLB pitcher,
working at home, should be very enthused about.
In a nationally televised game on ESPN,
in front of a big crowd, for a 2-4 team that is acutely aware that
they could be dead by May if April isn't OK... and so far, April has
not been OK.
Realistically, the Phillies don't
absolutely need Roy Halladay to be Roy Halladay any more; they have
Cole Hamels and Cliff Lee, after all, which could mean that they only
need him to be a very good #3 SP, rather than a definining ace. But
the more realistic point is that the three aces ar...