Saturday, April 30, 2011
Who the hell is Vance Worley?
One of the fun things about the Phillies this season is checking the box score to see which ace was throwing today.
You have an 80% chance of seeing a kick ass potential Cy Young contender. You have two former NLCS MVPs... and neither one of them is named Halladay or Lee.
So I saw the Mets were clobbered by the Phillies, who held New York scoreless until the 9th, I checked to see which ace was on the hill.
It was of course Vance Worley.
Seriously, hands up if you heard of Vance Worley.
(Put your hand down, Mrs. Worley.)
Here he is.
He is 23 years old and pitched fine as a September call up last year. This year he shut down the Mets in his first start of the season.
What if he continues to pitch well?
I mean he only has 4 aces to take him under his wing.
Good luck with your injury Joe Blanton.