Jonathan Papelbon sure takes this closer's gig seriously. The man is more "lights out" than Lidge was in '08 when it's a save situation. However, flip the script and the man becomes Danys Baez bad.
Papelbon in save situations: 15 G, 15 IP, 14 K, 15 SV, 0.00 ERA, 0.60 WHIP.
Papelbon in non-save situation: 9 G, 8.1 IP, 13 K, 2 L, 6.48 ERA, 1.56 WHIP.
*Dave Bush opted out of his Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs contract to sign on with a Korean team. Good luck overseas.
*I hate to say umpiring cost the Phillies the game last night, but there were some blatantly missed calls. Herrera was out twice in the 1st inning at 2nd base, but ruled safe each time, then went on to score the game's first run. Oh, and what the hell happened to the ump's strike zone in the 9th inning?
*The Phillies are still in last place and are knotted up with 28 wins and losses. Get used to it.
*For all the Phillies fans that want to brag about Freddy Galvis' hitting, take a closer look. His OBP is .260, meaning he's making an out 74% of the time. Don't get me wrong, the 24 RBI from the 8-hole are nice.