So as the season soldiers on, here are some tidbits from the first 10 days of August--
THE FANTASTIC FIVE
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But the last thing anyone expected was that the Fantastic Four would become the Fantastic Five as Vance Worley (8-1, 2.35 ERA) has emerged as a top-notch pitcher. Worley has put together an extraordinary run in place of injured 5th starter Joe Blanton. In fact, in most of his outings, he has out-performed the Fab Four themselves. With the emergence of Worley there's no doubt the Phillies will ad-Vance deep in the playoffs (pardon the corny pun).
UGGLA KEEPS LOOKING PRETTY
Another tidbit about the streak--
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, this is the 9th 30-game hitting streak in the majors so far in the 21st century and all have occurred in the National League. Here's a look--
- Dan Uggla (2011 Braves)
- Andre Ethier (2011 Dodgers)
- Ryan Zimmerman (2009 Nationals)
- Moises Alou (2007 Mets)
- Willy Taveras (2006 Astros)
- Chase Utley (2006 Phillies)
- Jimmy Rollins (2005 Phillies)
- Albert Pujols (2003 Cardinals)
- Luis Castillo (2002 Marlins)
JOSE VALVERDE FOR AL MVP?
A-ROD'S MY NAME, POKER'S MY GAME
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THE BREW CREW IS PLAYOFF BOUND
Go Brew Crew!