Friday, April 20, 2007

Red Hot Phillies Make Trip to Great American Ballpark

Today the Reds start a three game set versus the Phillies. Unfortunately, they're going to have to open up against Jon Leiber. This will mark Leiber's first start of the season, he'd been been relegated to bullpen duty before Brett Myers' opened up a spot in the rotation. I like what Charlie Manuel has done here, publicly beat you wife, you're out there every fifth day but three bad starts to begin the season, we have no patience for that in Philadelphia. That's a manager who wants to win. Here's Redsbot 5000's predictions as to your Philadelphia starters for this evening:

1. Jimmy Rollins SS - has an offseason job repairing small household appliances

2. Shane Victorino RF - originally proposed the idea that the Phillie Phanatic drive around the field on a maintenance truck and shoot an extendable hotdog from his crotch

3. Chase Utley 2B - first name is a verb

4. Pat Burrell LF - hates Philadephia fans as much as they hate him, which turns out to be very little

5. Greg Dobbs 1B - led Major Leagues with 56 home runs and 149 Rbis last season. Zing!

6. Wes Helms 3B - Hobbies: Computers and landscaping

7. Aaron Rowand CF - defensive liability, but makes up for it with his offensive capabilities

8. Carlos Ruiz C - ham radio enthuist

9. Jon Leiber P - offseason trade fell through when Washington requested additional players in exchange for Christian Guzman

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