Now let's not get crazy. This is a false spring. William Wallace rising against Longshanks. Spartacus leading a revolt. It is doomed to failure, so let's just put an end to this right now. The Phillies' aspirations are limited solely to being over .500 at the end of the year and finding out more about the young bullpen, Domonic Brown, and now Darin Ruf. You know the Marlins and Astros are going to slay all your freshly sprouting hopes, so stop it. Just stop it. The math doesn't work.
Yes, Ty Wigginton hit a homer. Yes, John Mayberry had *another* walk. And that Chooch feller, well he's just a delight, isn't he, coming off the bench as he did to spark the offense?
An additional delight is jreed. 2012 gave us lots of things: severe West Nile Virus outbreaks, Chad Qualls, continued spread of drug resistant tuberculosis, Ty Wigginton in left, seven year old girls with bubonic plague, and DFA-resistant Michael Martinez. It has also provided us, and jreed, with a muse. When all you've got is lemons, you throw them at players who suck. Enjoy.
The green is from the original, resulting either from recs or from the gamma radiation in jreed's underground lair.
I hope Chad Qualls drowns, too. Not *really* but in the hyperbolic sports fan sense, I certainly regret that the Phillies continued to run him out there night after night during our long national nightmare.
Fangraph of Wigginton: