Snakes Gould wrote: Chrisy Moltisanti wrote: RynMan wrote: Snakes Gould wrote:
SirDunkALot wrote:Surprisingly, the Phillies are winning ball games with this solution.
this "solution" has had absolutely no effect on the phillies winning games. its like like brett myers has won any games for us because of this move. sure lieber is pitching good, but he could have done that with myers in the rotation.
That's impossible. For every action there is an equal reaction. Whether it's a lack of and a substitute, or Myers presence during a different part of the game, something has changed and is a
ffecting the Phillies results. Considering Myers ERA before the switch, it's entirely possible they prevented runs from being scored on them by using him differently. There are also different metal effects on individual players, specifically starting pitchers, which could be at play as well.
thanks for the spelling lesson for starters
anyhow, sure myers era was high, but it was over 3-4 starts. its not like it was the whole course of the season. he didnt even pitch that badly. if ANYTHING, i would say charlie manuel's blowup at howard eskin has more AFFECT on the team than this move has. The phillies were underachieving during this early part of the season and now are just playing like they were supposed to before. AND its not like they're spanking the mets and cardinals. they have 5 wins, but they beat the nationals, reds, and one game vs the astros.
Oh I just wanted to make the point that I wasn't asserting a direct correlation.
Remember part of this move likely had to do with an problem in Myers windup. He has since said it's fixed and he's done fine as a reliever, so I assume putting him back in the rotation is a good idea, but Myers has stated he wants to stay in the pen. Since the move is already made there is a good chance leaving things as they are is best.