Sunday, June 29, 2008

Maybe there's still hope...

Well, since they went on the road playing Mets and Phils a month ago, this team has been struggling to be a .500 team. As LeBatard says, you can't go to the post-season with this starting pitching. But if
1 -- Josh Johnson comes back to his old form.
2 -- Dallas McPherson (.310 BA, 28 homers in AAA) takes over at third and Cantu moves to first.
3 -- Maybe Volstad (4-3 and 3.28 in AA)
4 -- And then what about Maybin, after a slow start, coming on strong in June, batting .315 with 5 HR and 18 RBIs.

Or maybe, probably, this is all a bit early, and 2009 will be THE year.


rdfrench said...

Isn't Anibal Sanchez also close to getting back?

We went to the game on Saturday nite. Miller pitched very well into the 6th. He pitched about as well as Webb. But when things began to fall apart, he really couldn't stem the tide That could be a matter of maturity. But his last two starts were (in my opinion, at least) much better than the boxscore showed. Miller would have gotten out of the 6th last nite without giving up much if D Lee had been his first baseman instead of Jacobs. So I like the idea of bringing up McPherson and moving Cantu to first.

rdfrench said...

I heard on ESPN that not a single NL East team player over .500 for the month of June.