March 7, 2012; Clearwater FL, USA; Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Vance Worley (49) pitches in the first inning of the game against the Houston Astros at Bright House Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE

Everyone Has My Permission To Panic About Vance Worley

Someone better get Roy Oswalt’s agent on the phone!  Vance Worley has obviously begun to regress at the inception of his 2012 campaign.  I know that people will say things like “he was working on a new pitch,” or “hey asshole, these games don’t count,” but they count to me.  Me and my paralyzing fear that everything will not go the Phillies’ way.

I would feel a lot better if the Phillies could beat Houston.  This extends far beyond meaningless games to games that occur in the regular season.  For some inexplicable reason, the Houston Astros give the Phllies a really tough time.  
I am fairly positive that this season’s incarnation of the Astros will present the same problems; they did add Jack Cust.

Hector Luna hit a home run and Jonathan Papelbon, Michael Stutes and Chad Qualls managed to escape damage on the mound.  Apparently after getting the living hell knocked out of him today, it was revealed that Dontrelle Willis has a sore arm.  I feel really bad for Willis.  I keep thinking the the guy is going to bounce back at some point, but that sort of seems unlikely now.  The guy has transformed from one of major league baseball’s brightest to a LOOGY.

p.s.  Worley will be fine.

Cole Hamels throws again tomorrow against the Pirates.  I can’t help but chuckle every time I think about the Pirates and A.J. Burnett.

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