Philadelphia Phillies storyline: War games

Jimmy Rollins and the soldiers of the Philadelphia Phillies return tomorrow night for local consumption. Will they continue to kick up a fuss?

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CAP-SIZE HINDSIGHT:    5-3 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

 

 

Hunter Strikes Again With A 2-Run Single In The 10th

 

 

NITECAP INSIGHT

 

 

 

 

The Stretch Drive:

 

The calendar changes and the ferocity of the sport does also. It has revealed itself these last 2 series, will increase in August, and it will grow with each week during September. This is the time to see who is winning and who is not. New York (NL) is 0-5 and that is not a coincidence. Players pace themselves for a schedule of 3 days off per month during their March to November (desired) marathon.

Vic Avoids The Tag To Score In The 4th

 

They play harder after the 4 days off in the middle of the campaign. An example of a varying approach is Hunter Pence, who is more patient late in the game. The red pinstripes have a second-half reputation, which means they are victorious under combat conditions. Some things are even predictable, like a bullpen that puts in 6 months of work by Labor Day. Then, writers are surprised when the team goes into a dive. Check out the overworked relief rotations in Atlanta and Washington at my 2012 NL East ERA publications. Both organizations are headed for a September meltdown.

The Ball Eludes Big John In The 2nd By Bouncing Off The Top Of The Fence Into The Seats

 

 

 

Both the Braves and the Nats beat the visiting Mets. Now, in the Big Apple, they get the Dodgers. The Giants, their NL West competitor, have been victorious for 5 straight since the break. San Francisco just walloped the soft pitching in Atlanta. In other words, your weaknesses will be your undoing as the battles rage on. Yesterday, the hometown 9 suffered a setback in extras, when it was down to Jake Diekman and Joe Savery. Jonathan Papelbon was victimized by bad luck and a contender with something at stake.

This weekend the Phils (4-2) will face off against the Giants (5-0), while the Metropolitans (0-5) greet the Dodgers (2-4). Meanwhile, the Braves (3-2) will square off in Washington (4-2), who went 2-2 against the Fish (3-3).  This gauges the strength of a club by their under-attack record, and the weak links that brake in a loss.  If you’re seeing each series as a war, you are getting a frontline observation.

 

The Vanimal Fires A Bullet On July 14 In Colorado

 

 

PRECAP PITCH

 

 

Vance Worley:

 

He has worked 6.2 frames or more in 5 of 15 opportunities with 3 clunkers.  That said, he is 2-2 with a 4.07 ERA at the Bank.  Fortunately, he is facing a hurler who provides 1 good outing per month, and he has already reached his quota for July.

 

STARTERRECORDTMSTARTERRECORDDAY & TIME
1LHP Cliff Lee1-6, 3.72 ERA@ NatsRHP Stephen Strasburg11-4, 2.76 ERATuesday, Night
2RHP Vance Worley5-6, 3.88 ERA@ NatsRHP Edwin Jackson6-6, 3.52 ERAWednesday, Night
3LHP Cole Hamels11-5, 3.31 ERA@ NatsLHP Ross Detwiler5-4, 3.24 ERAThursday, Night

 

The Freak Delivers At Home On July 14 Against The Astros

 

 

 

Tim Lincecum:

 

He lost his fastball last year but survived on his reputation.  That said, his overreliance on his changeup didn’t go unnoticed.  He has managed 7 innings plus in 5 (all at home) of 19 attempts with 11 monstrosities. On the road he is 1-6 with a 9.00 ERA in 10 tries. His mark by the Bay against the Phils in mid-April was:  6 frames, 8 hits, 5 all-earned runs, 1 walk and 6 K’s on 94 misfired bullets.

 

 

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
B.J. Rosenberg
Gio Gonzalez
NUMBERA FiveA Two
CLUB SLOTFiveOne
FOR 20121st StartOver The Top
'12 RANKING-- of 5 Categories1st of 5 Categories
LAST START1st StartChangeup
LAST HIGH OR LOW-- of 15 Categories8th 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 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

 

 

STATS




APOCALYPTIC
HORSEMEN



CLIFF LEE

CLIFF'S LINE: 6 INN, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 7 K & 109 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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