Philadelphia Phillies storyline: 11th-hour remedies

Kyle Kendrick is part of the answer for the Philadelphia Phillies in the endgame strategy.  Can he thrive in the 7th and 8th innings?

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CAP-SIZE HINDSIGHT:    4-3 Triumph

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

 

 

Can We Make This A Habit?

 

 

NITECAP INSIGHT

 

 

 

 

One More Series:

 

The Cole Hamels saga will play out this week before the 3 matchups in Atlanta. The red pinstripes have 3 games with the Brewers, which will not affect the young gun’s future. It will, however, impact the contract-expiring players in August and September. A sweep would position the squad at 8-4 since the break, which is much more optimistic than 7-5.

Ryno Is Hit By A Pitch In The 1st

 

I’m not concerned about the offense or defense. With the leather, the replacements for rehabbing regulars lowered the club from first or second to around tenth in the majors. The sticks are solid from top to bottom with speed at the front in Jimmy Rollins and Shane Victorino. The middle is the strongest it has been in a while with Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, Chooch Ruiz and Hunter Pence. Utley and Howard are fresh, but they are just returning to form after being back for 2-3 weeks. Juan Pierre and Polly Polanco offer the beginning of a second lineup.

J-Roll Catches A 7th-Inning Thief

Three number ones, Vance Worley and Joe Blanton are going to give the bats a winning opportunity. Jonathan Papelbon will rebound from a couple difficult showings. The last 2 frames before Cinco Ocho have been the soft spots, but Kendrick and Antonio Bastardo have been outstanding lately. They have had 9 performances over the last 5 battles, and they have this line: 8.2 innings, 4 hits, 0 runs, 3 free passes (1 intentional) and 11 punch outs. Bastardo is regaining his confidence, and it is apparent in his demeanor on the bump. Kendrick has really solidified the backend of the ‘pen. That said, this is a critical series, because Milwaukee isn’t a hot team or in the heat of a pennant race.

 

Doc Loads Up On July 17 In Los Angeles

 

 

PRECAP PITCH

 

 

Doc Halladay:

 

He will probably be limited to 100 bullets in his 2nd outing, which is 6 or 7 frames.  He started resembling the ace of the last 2 campaigns after the 2nd inning, and that should continue tonight.

 

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

 

Randy Wolf Pictured At Home On July 17 Against The Cardinals

 

Randy Wolf:

 

He is not having his usual summer, which may be just an off year.  He has lasted 6.1 frames plus in 6 of 18 attempts with 7 clunkers.  And he is 1-2 with a 6.86 away ERA in 8 appearances (1 relief).

 

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
Doc Halladay
Ricky Nolasco
NUMBERA OneA Five
CLUB SLOTOneThree
FOR 2012Short ArmShort Arm
'12 RANKING4th of 5 Categories4th of 5 Categories
LAST STARTEephus PitchSplit Finger
LAST HIGH OR LOW13th of 15 Categories4th 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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