Philadelphia Phillies storyline: Targeted player

Roy Halladay received the same prognosis to the relief of Philadelphia Phillies fans.  However, his absence only hangs a lantern on the short-a-man bullpen with limited in-house solutions.  Where can Rube Amaro search for a remedy?

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Penthouse Occupancy for the 6-5 outcome:  3

                                              The Chrystal Champagne Toast is a salute to Ty Wigginton.

2 Of The Sluggers

 

He tagged one into the left-centerfield stands to knot the score at 3 in the 5th. He, also, slammed an RBI two-bagger in the 9th to generate interest. He went 3 for 4 with a tater and 2 steaks.

He was joined on the top floor by Jimmy Rollins and Shane Victorino. Vic provided a solo blast for a 1-tally advantage in the 2nd. J-Roll took the Dodgers yard for 2 RBI and the lead in the 5th.

 

 

Jim Dandy At Last Night's Game

 

 

Freddy Galvis accomplished an over-the-shoulder catch in no-man’s land for a visit to the Leather Warehouse during the 2nd.

A House Call occurred mid-at-bat for Galvis when he suffered a lower back strain, landing on the DL.

 

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Hunter Tracks The Ball Right Into The Fence In The 3rd

 

 

NITECAP INSIGHT

 

 

 

 

One On The Bump:

 

The red pinstripes will have 3 months for a rise from the basement to sit atop the division. During July, Chase Utley and Ryan Howard will return with renewed vigor to spark the offense. The club will count on their fresh legs to carry the red banner with white numbers and blue trim, like the 2008 flag. They will have to provide 1 run more than the pitchers allow, and maybe this October that will be enough. A stronger bench with more current playing time could supply that little extra production.

J-Roll Slaps His Glove On The CS Runner In The 2nd

The relief corps with the exception of Jonathan Papelbon was settling into defined roles before Jose Contreras went down. Possibly, a trio of Antonio Bastardo, Chad Qualls and his 3rd-wing equal would work. That hurler is needed now and can only come from an out-of-it team. 24 organizations are still in it, and 3 are on the edge of elimination from the wild-card race. The franchise with the worse MLB record is San Diego, which is 12.5 games out for the WC playoff contest.

 

The Other Twin In Clearwater Yesterday

Keep in mind that the research and writing is done simultaneously, which is why this is the 4th installment of this series. Among a bunch of unknowns with a cavernous home arena, Luke Gregerson is a familiar name. He has a 4.32 ERA but 5 of his 12 earned runs occurred in 2 appearances. Without those he has 2.70 ERA. His breakdown for results is 14 good (53.8%), 6 adequate (23.1%) and 6 bad (23.1%).

Gregerson recently turned 28, and has had 3 straight successful tours before this one began. He has $1.04M left on his contract for this campaign. With so many holes, the Pads would prefer 2-3 prospects for the price of one ‘pen piece. He might even be good enough to share the 8th with Bastardo, or do it himself.

 

King Cole Changes Things Up On June 2 At The Bank Against Miami

 

 

 

PRECAP PITCH

 

 

 

 
Cole Hamels:

 

Again, he is the designated stopper for a losing streak with Doc on the DL and winless Cliff Lee, who has taken consecutiveness to a whole new place.  Everything appears to be going Cole’s way during his walk year, including the rough showings that were just short of debacles.

 

 
STARTER
RECORD
TM
STARTER
RECORD
DAY & TIME
3LHP Cliff Lee06-08, 3.12 ERA@ NatsRHP Edwin Jackson09-11, 4.13 ERAWednesday, Day

Aaron Harang Throws A Strike On June 2 In Denver

 

 
Aaron Harang:

 

He has lasted 6.1 innings or more in 3 of 11 attempts with 3 clunkers.  He is 3-2 with a 4.35 ERA in his away outings.  A hitter’s park may affect his final line.

 

DELIVERY = PITCHER’S 2012
DEFINITION OF SEASON
Over The TopExcellent
3-Quarter SidearmGood
SidearmAbove Average
Short Arm Approximately Average
SubmarineBelow Average

 

 

Quality number of the pitcher:  1 – 5

Slot on his club:  1 – 5

Ranking is 1 to 5 & 15 for the less adventurous.

 

 

HURLER
Cole Hamels
Nate Eovaldi
NUMBERA OneA Five
CLUB SLOTTwoFour
FOR 20123-Quarter SidearmShort Arm
'12 RANKING2nd of 5 Categories4th of 5 Categories
LAST STARTKnuckleballSlider
LAST HIGH OR LOW11th of 15 Categories7th of 15 Categories

 

 

DISPLAY NOTE:  Non-listed results can go up or down by

* 1 notch & ** 2 clicks (This note will only appear when it’s relevant.)

* 1 Tick UP

 

 

 
PITCH
INN
ER - R- H
 
PITCH
INN
ER
1Gyroball9 (CG)0 - 0 - 310Screwball64
2Fastball9 (CG)0 - 011Knuckleball53
3Cutter9 (CG)312Forkball0 - 4.2Monstrosity
4Split Finger7213Eephus Pitch0 - 2.2Disaster
5Curveball7314*Palm BallEjected
6Sinker6.1315*Spit Ball**Ejected+
7Slider62*Breaking BallInjured
8Changeup63*FoshRain Interrupted
9Slurve52*Knuckle CurvePitch Count
** = Suspended* = A 2nd Pitch Also

 

 

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MAC:

The program acronym is for Methodical Algorithmic Computerization or Mac.  That is the feed system from Fox Sports that had dogged me for 2 months.  I probed for a compatible solution, and found that I had possibilities 90% of the time.  The rest is luck, which means that you know about half of my articles.  In other words, if a Fox affiliate publishes, that trumps everything else.  The balance is a flip of the coin.  The breakdown at 20 submissions minus  2 unacceptable was 11 of 18 or 11 to 9 total.  Some of those other 7 drew positive responses from other outlets.

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TAL 19 – MAC 8  (& 2)

 

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