Philadelphia Phillies storyline: Re-signing Hamels?

Cole Hamels is the top priority for the Philadelphia Phillies.  And Rube Amaro has done his due diligence to re-up the core of this champion.  Do you ink Jimmy Rollins with your stud lefty in his walk year?

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CAP-SIZE HINDSIGHT:    6-5 Outcome

TYPE
PLAYER
REASON
The Crystal Champagne ToastKyle KendrickFour-Star Performance
The Penthouse Darin Ruf

Kyle Kendrick



John Mayberry Jr.
Jeremy Horst
Smoked A 2-RBI Triple To Open A 2-0 Lead
In The 2nd During His 1 For 2 Night With An IBB
Nursing A 2-Run Advantage,
Punched Out Werth With A Runner At 3rd To End The 5th,
& Escaped A Harper-At-3rd One-Out Jam In The 6th
Fired 7 Scoreless, 4-Hit Innings
Made A Superb Catch Of A Blooper In A Critical Spot During The 8th
Ended The 8th-Inning Threat With A Called K On The 4-Hole Stick
House CallJimmy RollinsHas A Calf Issue

 

 

( The Before preceded last night’s outing by King Cole.

Philadelphia Phillies storyline: Trading Hamels?)

 

Vic Delivers A Solid Catch In The 7th For The 2nd Out With Cole At 109 Pitches

 

 

NITECAP INSIGHT

 

 

 

The After:

 

Despite the fact that the club is among the sellers in the standings, I would be surprised by a trade of King Cole. When you figure 8 games behind the second wild-card spot as the boundary, there are 7 organizations on the wrong side. The red pinstripes are at the 8.5 mark, which is in front of only 6 other franchises. They are: Minnesota (9.5 out), Seattle (10.5), San Diego (12), Houston (13), the Cubs (13.5) and Colorado (13.5). The GM may deal Shane Victorino, Joe Blanton, Polly Polanco or Hunter Pence, but not the young southpaw.

Hunter Bangs An RBI Single In The 4th

The driving force behind a team with the framework for more than one title is rooted in central characters who have experienced many losing summers together. They are mostly farm-system products, because the club had early draft picks due to numerous abysmal campaigns. Hamels, Rollins, Chase Utley and Ryan Howard are the heart of the beast. These are the stars at the beginning of the line for the paymaster’s window. J-Roll’s new contract and Ryno’s deal indicate the mechanism in place for Cole to remain a Phillie.

It Is Also A Game Of Quarter Seconds

Consider the competition for the 2 wild cards, which is led by New York and San Francisco. The Mets have a porous defense with a weak bullpen, and they are looking for another closer. Tim Lincecum lost his fastball last year and he can no longer get by on his reputation. Atlanta has pitching problems and their sticks mostly have to carry them, which is why they are streaky. The Fish just bartered for more firepower and their hammer has been iffy. The Reds, Cards and Bucs will beat each other.

Utley is better than last season, Howard is ready to make an impact, and Doc Halladay will probably start the 5th contest after the break.  Then, there is the lineup for this entire weekend:  Rollins (1), Juan Pierre (2), Utley (3), Howard (4), Chooch Ruiz (5), Pence (6), Victorino (7)–who hits the Braves–and Polanco (8).  There is no doubt in my mind that the bats, gloves, and most of the arms are strong.  The only exception is for the 7th and 8th innings.  If the brain trust can nurture Antonio Bastardo, their biggest need will be a decent reliever for the backend.  It’s been a difficult first half, this squad has been declared dead before, but they still have 78 battles ahead of them with 3 fresh warriors.

 

Kyle Kendrick Loads Up A Fastball At The Bank On June 26 Against The Pirates

 

PRECAP PITCH

 

 

 

Kyle Kendrick:

 

He could be back in the ‘pen after this appearance, because Doc is scheduled to rehab during the break. As a result, Kyle may turn in a strong performance.  He was held back to face Atlanta because of his past success against them.  He has worked 6.1 frames or more in 4 of 12 efforts with 5 monstrosities.

 

 
STARTER
RECORD
TM
STARTER
RECORD
DAY & TIME
3RHP Vance Worley4-5, 3.46 ERABravesRHP Jair Jurrjens 2-2, 5.19 ERASunday, Day

 

Tim Hudson Delivers At The Ted On July 1 Against The Nationals

 

Tim Hudson:

 

He is not having a dominant tour after returning from his surgery, and it might remain that way through 2012, which is a fairly common recovery.  He has lasted 6.2 innings plus in 6 of 12 attempts with 4 clunkers.  However, for his 5 road opportunities, he is 3-1 with a 2.34 ERA.

 

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
Kyle Kendrick
John Lannan
NUMBERA FiveA Five
CLUB SLOTFourFive
FOR 2012 SidearmShort Arm
'12 RANKING3rd of 5 Categories4th of 5 Categories
LAST STARTEephus PitchSlurve ***
LAST HIGH OR LOW13th of 15 Categories9th 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 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

 

 

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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