For the third and second time respectively, Jimmy Rollins and Shane Victorino will walk away with a Gold Glove. The winners of the NL Gold Gloves were announced earlier today. The Phillies were one of three teams to have 2 players win Gold Gloves this year.
The Cardinals and Dodgers were the other two.
Four Players won the award for the first time in their careers. Adam Wainwright (P) of the Cardinals, Ryan Zimmerman (3B) of the Nationals, Michael Bourn (OF) of the Astros, and Matt Kemp (OF) of the Dodgers, all won the award for the first time. The other three winners were Yadier Molina (C) of the Cardinals who won the award for the 2nd time, Adrian Gonzalez (1B) of the Padres (2nd Time), and Orlando Hudson (2B) of the Dodgers, who walks away with his 4th Gold Glove Award.
Next up on the award train?
The Silver Slugger awards for both the NL and AL will be revealed tomorrow.
The first one of the major 4, MVP, ROY, Cy Young, and Manager of the Year, will be the AL and NL Rookies of the Year, to be revealed Monday the 16th.
J.A. Happ was 7-0. Two Starts Later, he’s 7-2. Though Happ hasn’t been that bad. His first loss against the Cards was plagued with bloopers that was barely out of the reach of fielders’ gloves.
Today, Happ made one mistake. One pitch in the first inning, that Juston Upton crushed for a 2-Run Homer. The D-Backs never looked back.
Little more news on the rotation situation.
Both GM Ruben Amaro Jr. and Pitching Coach Rich Dubee said Pedro Martinez would be a starter. They also said Moyer isn’t a bullpen kind of pitcher.
Hamels, Lee, and Blanton are most likely safe. Amaro or Dubee didn’t say that, but it’s quite obvious.
Which means the rotation will be: Hamels-Lee-Blanton-Martinez-Happ/Moyer.
Seeing as if they said Moyer wasn’t a bullpen guy, it looks like the Rookie of the Year Candidate might return to the bullpen, where he is 2-0 with a 2.49 ERA.
Don’t forget to check out tonight’s game against the San Francisco Giants. Rodrigo Lopez (3-0), most likely making his last, or next to last start for the Phils, will pitch against the Giants’ Johnathan Sanchez (3-9), most known for pitching a No-Hitter earlier this year. Game time is 10:15 PM ET.