Thursday, May 18, 2006

Two For One

There is no truth to the rumor the Phillies are planning to scan Gavin Floyd and Ryan Madson, combine the two layers in PhotoShop, flatten them, and try to create at least one decent pitcher out of the mix.

No truth, but there ought to be.

For the second straight start by Cole Hamels, Madson came on in alleged relief and cost the rookie left-hander a chance at victory.  The first time, in Cincinnati, Hamels left leading 2-0.  In came Madson, who promptly surrendered two home runs in a game the Phils eventually won 8 -4.  Despite his lousy effort Madson was awarded the win when the Phils scored the go-ahead runs while he was still the pitcher of record.

Today, Hamels left the game leading 4 – 3 whereupon Madson came in and gave up the tying run (charged to Hamels) and the winning run thereby recording both a blown save and loss.

I would assume Madson will also be stricken from Hamels Christmas list.

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