Saturday, May 2, 2009

Park's Struggles Continue

Long before my idea of a Chan Ho's Banjos fan group could take the region by storm, like I once thought it might, Chan Ho Park guy continues to struggle. Park allowed 7 earned runs and walked 6 batters, in 4 2/3 innings pitched on Friday in game 1 against the Metropolitans. Park's season ERA stands at 8.57, over 5 starts.

Park seems to be pitching himself out of the Phillies' rotation. But, who might be the answer to fill his spot? Prospect Carlos Carrasco is still winless at triple A Lehigh Valley, and has had rough times in his last two outings. He has a 4.50 ERA and 31 strike outs and a 1.23 WHIP in 26 innings, over 5 starts. Reliever "Jay" Happ has a 3.52 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP in 9 appearances this season. Kyle Kendrick is earning himself consideration with a 2-1 record and a 2.77 ERA over 5 starts for Lehigh Valley. Time will tell what the team will do with the 5th spot in the rotation.

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Links from around my bloggerhood-

Swing and a Long Drive's got some reviews on thier page about Phillies' minor leaguers of interest with some analysis from me.

Homeside News has your full May Day report.

Chris at Long Drive is having a caption contest for a Charlie Manuel bobble head.

BlueClaws Blog has a tip on who to root for in the Kentucky Derby.
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