Despite the 7-2 beating Philly dished out to welcome is back to baseball BMF found some encouraging things from last nite’s game.
Beltran continued to rake by smoking his 14th bomb and 59th RBI. The more Carlos hits the better the chances we get a quality prospect in return. It’s a foregone conclusion Beltran is leaving so I’m now rooting for productivity to leverage a good trade.
Lucas Duda was 1-1 with a walk. I really like th is kid’s power potential and I know he’s less than fully confident in his ability to stick in the bigs so I take every hit and walk as a good sign.
Murphy was 2-4 - again! DMurph is back to his non-stop hitting ways. The poor guy doesn’t really have a position but he’s proved he’s a legitimate hitter. I don’t know what to do with him longterm but if he continues to bat .300 it’s a problem worth solving.
Word is Igarashi is our closer, at least for the moment. The 32 yr old Japanese import is coming off a dominant short stint closing at AAA so he may be effective but I thought Parnell was ready to audition.
But I’ll trust Collins here, maybe he doesn’t want Parnell to feel small footed in K-Rod’s shoes.
Definitely looking forward to our first save opportunity.