What you saw today is what you can expect from Joe. Altough his overall numbers aren't impressive, he's a 2nd half pitcher.
2009 6-4 3.62 ERA2010 6-1 3.48 ERA2011 0-0 2.57 ERA (Came back from DL, only pitched 7 innings)2012 1-1 2.74 ERA
I had tix to the Phillies game on Friday, when Blanton was supposed to start for the Phillies and found out in the parking lot, while tailgating, that he was traded to the Dodgers. I'm probably one of the few that was sorry to see him go. He's a tremendous competitor and always pitches his best ball in the 2nd half.
It was a smart move to trade him, given we (Phillies) are going nowhere this year. Baring a 2nd half miracle by the Phitins, I'm a Dodger's fan come post season!
On another note, I realize Victorino is off to a slow start, but he'll grow on you. He leaves it all on the field.
The day after Vic was traded, he took out a full page ad in the local Philly paper (at a cost of $35K), thanking Philly for the memories. He's a class act, I hope you guys will learn to appreciate his brand of baseball.
>>>On another note, I realize Victorino is off to a slow start, but he'll grow on you. He leaves it all on the field.<<<
He must have left it all on the field at Citizens Bank Park, unfortunately :(