Philadelphia Phillies storyline: The comeback trail

Cliff Lee will take the ball for the Philadelphia Phillies on their path upward in the standings.  Will he initiate another dominate streak tonight?

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CAP-SIZE HINDSIGHT

 

Penthouse Occupancy for the 4-1 outcome:  2

                                               The Chrystal Champagne Toast is a salute to Vance Worley.

The Vanimal Loads Up Against The Rox

He escaped a jam in the 1st with runners on the corners and 1 out. And he completed 7 innings with only 1 blemish, which was a homerun in his final frame.

He was joined on the top floor by Jimmy Rollins. The shortstop sent a souvenir into the leftfield crowd for a 1-0 lead in the 1st.

In-House Rehab:  DH Chase Utley went 0 for 3 with a HBP at Bright House Field.

 

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A High Slide Drew A High Tag In The 8th

 

NITECAP INSIGHT

 

 

Prediction # 2:

 

This is a short commentary to considerably move up the time of publication.  It is, also, brief to highlight a rare forecast, and it is the beginning of my new series.  My first foretelling was after the July 22 victory in 2010.  The club went 151-79 from that point to the end of 2011.

I sensed the beginning of that run, because everybody was contributing something in the box score from July 21.  Then, Polly Polanco hit the game-deciding tater in extra innings.  The day before set the tone and was followed by a defining event.  This time it was J-Roll’s renewed vigor to start the home stand, and his recent productivity.  Again, I realized it when Polly achieved the walk-off dramatics the next day.  Now, it will be the winning of series and a slow climb up the standings, which will accelerate with Utley in the lineup.

 

The General Commands From The Hill On June 16 In Toronto

 

PRECAP PITCH

 

 

Cliff Lee:

 

He will bounce back, like Cole Hamels did, to the horse he is in this battle.  Plus, a victory in his line will have a curing affect for his mind.

 

 
STARTER
RECORD
TM
STARTER
RECORD
DAY & TIME
1RHP Vance Worley4-4, 2.92 ERA@ MetsLHP Jon Niese6-3, 3.55 ERATuesday, Night
2LHP Cliff Lee0-5, 4.13 ERA@ MetsRHP Chris Young2-1, 3.30 ERAWednesday, Day
3LHP Cole Hamels10-4, 3.08 ERA@ MetsRHP R.A. Dickey12-1, 2.15 ERAThursday, Night

 

James Shields Toils On June 16 At Home Against The Fish

 

 

James Shields:

 

He is known as Big Game James in the AL.  He has lasted 6.1 frames at least in 7 of 14 attempts with 3 clunkers.

 

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
Cliff Lee
Edwin Jackson
NUMBERA OneA Four
CLUB SLOTThreeThree
FOR 20123-Quarter SidearmShort Arm
'12 RANKING2nd of 5 Categories4th of 5 Categories
LAST STARTCutter *Eephus Pitch
LAST HIGH OR LOW3rd of 15 Categories13th 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, ** 2 Ticks DOWN

 

 
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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Trade Debate :  Check it out.

 

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Philadelphia Phillies storyline: Trade deliberations (June 5)

Philadelphia Phillies storyline: Trade considerations (June 4)

 

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