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Posts Tagged ‘Series Preview’

Jun
17
2011
Posted by Ryan at 9:15 am ET 18 Comments

I’m launching a new feature here on the Fightins where I’m going to be previewing each upcoming Interleague series by interviewing respected baseball bloggers. It’s something I’ve been meaning to do for a while now, because I don’t spend enough time on here doing serious baseball analysis.

That said, I kind of put off sending my questions to the Mariners blogger I had in mind. I meant to do it last week so I could format everything in time and have this thing post automatically, but I got caught up playing Mortal Kombat on the Playstation and forgot to send my questions to the guy until last last night, so I haven’t heard back from him yet.

Fortunately though, we here at The Fightins dot com have our very own baseball expert on staff, and he graciously volunteered to step in and answer my questions. Danger Guerrero, who you may know from his recurring series “Phillies High” or his work over at Filmdrunk, such as his commentary on the classic film “Cool as Ice”.

Without further ado, let’s get down to it.

Ryan: The Mariners have put together one of the AL’s best pitching rotations, the centerpiece of which being reigning AL Cy Young winner Felix Hernandez. What are King Felix’s chances of winning another Cy Young this year?

Danger: I’d put them at somewhere between low and ain’t gonna never happen. He got it last year over the whining of a bunch of dipshit sportswriters about how he didn’t have a ton of wins, and how back in their day WHIP was something used to keep the family mule on task and, dagnabbit, they liked it. So even if he put up similarly great numbers this year, I could see a scenario where people fell all over themselves to find a more traditional candidate. Maybe someone like Frank Viola. I feel like old sportswriters love Frank Viola.

More importantly, though, there are other high-profile pitchers having good years — namely Justin Verlander, and Josh Beckett. Verlander seems to throw 6-7 no-hit innings every third start, currently leads the AL in strikeouts and WHIP, and is second in the league in wins. Beckett is a white guy who pitches for Boston. So all of their qualifications even out.

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Jul
16
2009
Posted by Chris at 5:00 am ET 13 Comments

Phillies at Marlins

 

LANDSHARK STADIUM

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Jul
10
2009
Posted by Chris at 5:00 am ET 5 Comments

Phillies vs Pirates

CITIZENS BANK PARK

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Jul
05
2009
Posted by Chris at 10:58 pm ET 11 Comments

Phillies vs Reds

CITIZENS BANK PARK

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Jul
03
2009
Posted by Chris at 12:12 pm ET 5 Comments

Phillies vs Mets Series Preview

CITIZENS BANK PARK

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Jun
29
2009
Posted by Chris at 10:33 pm ET 30 Comments

Phillies at Braves 6/30 - 7/2

TURNER FIELD

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