Philadelphia Phillies storyline: The next ex-Phillies

Cole Hamels left the diamond with a slender lead for the Philadelphia Phillies.  Is he one of the players who will be traded for prospects?

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CAP-SIZE HINDSIGHT

 

Penthouse Occupancy for the 3-2 & 7-3 outcomes:  2

                                               The Chrystal Champagne Toast is a salute to King Cole.

Cole Prepares A Fastball During Game 1

He fired 7 scoreless innings, scattering 3 hits and 3 walks in the daylight. He was joined on the top floor by Jimmy Rollins. J-Roll sent the fans a souvenir in the 6th for a 1-0 advantage during the matinee. He went 3 for 5 during the afternoon.

A House Call was ordered for Brian Schneider after a collision near the plate in the 6th under the lights. His sprained ankle might be a DL stint.

The Coffeehouse featured B.J. Rosenberg who was only up for the doubleheader as the 26th man. It literally rained on him during his forgettable appearance.

 

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J-Roll Smokes A Tater In The 6th Of Game 1

 

 

NITECAP INSIGHT

 

 

Only If:

 

Firstly, I don’t believe the club will be sellers. I will point out that division competition will return shortly with the Fish, Mets and Braves. It is in that order and the strength level increases with each series. However, in the unlikely case of a lost campaign, I will illustrate the pruning from the roster that awaits Rube Amaro.

Brian Schneider Is Flattened During The 6th Of Game 2

 

Rube will try to build from his arm strength. He came into 2012 with the best 3 aces in the bigs, and he now has the top closer.  Plus, Vance Worley has solidified the 4 slot.  He will, at least, try to re-sign Hamels.  That means that stars in their final contract year would be available to barter.  Shane Victorino ($7.3M), Joe Blanton ($8M) and Polly Polanco ($6M) are the most likely to be dealt.  Hunter Pence ($10.4M) is arbitration eligible and might be wearing another uniform.  Amaro will mostly free up 2013 payroll space, and save $10.5M in 2012 dollars, which is for 2 months of the 4 financial arrangements.  Only if they prove they are a last place team, will that happen.

 

Kentucky Joe Toils On June 20 At The Bank Against The Rockies

 

PRECAP PITCH

 

 

Joe Blanton:

 

He has lasted into the 7th in his recent outings, which is more out of necessity due to a porous bullpen. You can anticipate a solid first 6 frames and a hold-on-to-your-hat finish.

 

 
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

 

Jeff Karstens Pictured During His Last Start On April 17 In Phoenix

 

 

Jeff Karstens:

 

He has just returned after being placed on the disabled list in mid-April with right shoulder inflammation. He did have a 7-inning rehab at Double-A Indianapolis on Tuesday.

 

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.

* = Breaking Ball & ** As a starter

 

HURLER
Joe Blanton
Ian Kennedy
NUMBERA FourA Three
CLUB SLOTFiveOne
FOR 2012Short ArmShort Arm
'12 RANKING4th of 5 Categories4th of 5 Categories
LAST STARTSplit FingerSinker
LAST HIGH OR LOW4th of 15 Categories6th of 15 Categories

 

 

 
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

 

 

TAL’S HANDY SERIES

 

The Comeback:  Check it out.

 

Philadelphia Phillies storyline: Past the first obstacle (Sunday)

Philadelphia Phillies storyline: The comeback trail (Friday)

 

Trade Debate :  

 

Philadelphia Phillies storyline: Trade partners (Friday the 8th)

Philadelphia Phillies storyline: Targeted player (June 7)

Philadelphia Phillies storyline: Trade winds (June 6)

Philadelphia Phillies storyline: Trade deliberations (June 5)

Philadelphia Phillies storyline: Trade considerations (June 4)

 

 

STATS




APOCALYPTIC
HORSEMEN



COLE HAMELS

COLE'S LINE: 7 INN, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K & 99 DARTS

 

 

ACE
W - L
ERA
INN+
CONV
CG - SO
BAD
INN
ER
BB - IBB
SO
Total34 - 233.486.159 of 862 - 212582.2225114 -2557
Hamels17 - 063.056.221 of 312 - 203215.1073050 - 2218
Lee06 - 093.166.123 of 300 - 002211.0074028 - 0207
Halladay11 - 084.497.015 of 250 - 007156.1078036- 0132

 

 

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