Brett Myers will try for his ninth-consecutive quality start tonight against the Nationals.
Myers (3-2, 2.86 ERA) has not allowed more than 3 ER in any outing this year, but you wouldn’t know it from his win-loss record. The 25-year-old right-hander has pitched in five no decisions.
I like the idea of giving Pat Burrell the night off with Tony Armas Jr. (5-2, 3.44 ERA) on the hill for the Nats. Burrell is just 3-for-21 lifetime off Armas Jr. One of those hits was a home run.
David Dellucci has not started a game since May 17 in Milwaukee. Shane Victorino makes things happen in the lineup and plays a solid outfield.
Win Shares released
The Hardball Times has released Win Shares for the 2006 season. Readers can access Win Shares any time on this site from the link located in the Phillies section of the left sidebar.
Win Shares is a statistic that calculates all the contributions a player makes toward his team’s wins and distills them into a single number.
The Phils are well-represented among National League hitters. Bobby Abreu and Chase Utley are tied for third-best overall, both hitters and pitchers, at producing wins. Albert Pujols leads baseball by a wide margin. Brett Myers is the Phils' best pitcher and ranks 11th in the NL.