Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Would someone please explain to me...

Why the Phillies pitching staff has the best OPS against in the NL when on the road? Does this mean we have an underrated pitching staff? Why is no one asking these questions? Is Brett Myers the ace he is on the road or the average pitcher he is at home? That goes double for Cory Lidle.

What's the ideal pitcher for the Cit? We all thought (as did Wade) that a groundball pitcher would have success. However, that hasn't really proved to be the case, has it? At least, all of our groundball pitchers are doing considerably better on the road than at home. Why? And what can be done about it?

No matter what anybody says about Abreau, he isn't the problem. Pitching is, especially at home. How can this be solved?


At 9:43 AM, Blogger Jason Weitzel said...

You're right, King. Pitching is my No. 1 concern as well, no matter how few runs they may be scoring lately.

At 5:34 AM, Blogger Oisín/Wizlah said...

PK, very, very much right. I said I was worried about all those runs we were allowing in june, because it indicated we were outperforming our Pythag Standings.

We're still way ahead of everyone else in this league in terms of Runs Allowed. I'm hoping cholly's background as a hitters man doesn't stop him from taking a long hard look at what can be done to improve pitching (don't overuse geary comes to mind, don't rely on frenchy for more than one inning, have a clear back-up plan for every fifth day that padilla pitches because out of all our guys, he's the one who is least predictable. I still say swap him and mad-dog for a while.)


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