Is there any support out there for Vance Worley for Rookie of the Year? He probably has no chance, simply due to the Braves’ dynamic duo of Craig Kimbrel and Freddie Freeman and the Nats’ Danny Espinosa. But it’s still fun to wonder.
Worley is 9-1 with a 2.65 ERA and a .218 opponents’ batting average. The Phillies have won 12 straight games started by the Vanimal and they are 16-2 in games that he has pitched in this season. Let’s say Worley were to finish the year 13-2 with a 2.40 ERA for the best team in baseball. Would that be enough to win him the ROY award? Highly unlikely, but a goggled, mohawked kid can dream, can’t he?
Waiver wire: Heath Bell was claimed by the Giants, but the All-Star reliever tweeted tonight that he won’t be dealt by San Diego. Wandy Rodriguez was pulled off waivers by the Astros, so he won’t be going to the Rockies.
The All-Earthquake Team: I was going to post it yesterday, but I was kind of shaken up. Am I missing anyone?
Joe Land, Phillies minor leaguer, 1958
Don Landrum, Phillies center fielder, 1957
Nate Bump, Phillies minor leaguer, 2010-11
Bake “Shake ‘n Bake” McBride, Phillies outfielder, 1977-81
Rocky Childress, Phillies pitcher, 1985-86
Vick Power, Phillies first baseman, 1964
Boom-Boom Beck, Phillies pitcher, 1939-43
Costen Shockley, Phillies first baseman, 1964
Steve “Bedrock” Bedrosian, Phillies pitcher, 1986-89
…and in the on-deck circle for those of us on the East Coast...
Cyclone Miller, Phillies pitcher, 1884