Demon Lung wrote:
Demon Lung wrote:
halladay has yet to really dominate games like those 3 have this year. while halladay is the absolute best pitcher of the past five years he is starting to look human again at times. same with CChttp://espn.go.com/mlb/player/gamelog/_/id/3973/roy-halladay
If you take out the one bad game Halladay had against the Braves his ERA would be 2.29 and his WHIP would be .95. Those are pretty impressive numbers. The Phillies bullpen blew a few games for him so his W-L record doesn't look so great right now. However, this year Halladay is the Phillie second best pitcher. Hamels is ridiculous this year and my choice for Cy Young at this point in the year with Beachy and Straburg coming in 2nd and 3rd.
mike rizzo was dead in when he called cole hamels a fake tough guy. Cole hamels did not prove any point in hitting Harper. He just showed how big of a douche he is. As good as hamels is pitching I dislike him more than any other right now
Hamels wasn't trying to prove a point to Harper. All Hamels did was give Harper his "welcome to the big league" moment. Gary Sheffiled had the same thing happen to him when he was a rookie. Nolan Ryan beaned him and he ran straight to first base. He was expecting to get hit and took it like a man just like Harper. When JT Snow first got called up he was on a tear. When he got his first chance to face Roger Clemens he took a fast ball right over his head. Again, he was expecting it. The difference between Harper and Sheffielld and Snow, was their GMs didn't have to act like a gorilla banging his chest to complain about a pitcher. They realized it's part of the game. They didn't have to coddle their superstars.
Mike Rizzo has been part of the Nationals organization since 2006. In 2007, on two straight pitches John Lannan broke Chase Utley's hand and then hit Ryan Howard. Rueben Amaro, the Phillies GM, didn't go to the media to blast John Lannan and call him "fake tough". If there is anyone who is a douche in this Hamels-Harper fiasco it's Mike Rizzo. He acted like those internet tough guys. Talking shit from a distant because he knows there won't be a reprocussions that he will have to face.