Philadelphia Phillies storyline: Trading places

Domonic Brown had half of the hits for the Philadelphia Phillies last night during his one-man show.  How have the prior local fixtures done on the west coast?

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CAP-SIZE HINDSIGHT:    3-2 Outcome

TYPE
PLAYER
REASON
The Crystal Champagne ToastChase UtleyFour-Star Performance
The PenthousePete Orr

Chase Utley

Dom Brown
Chooch Ruiz
* Smoked A 2-RBI Gap Double To Close
Within 1 Run In The 2nd During His 1 For 2 Game
Stroked A 2-Run Single To Tie It Up At 4 In The 5th
During His 2 For 4 Night With A SB, A BB & 3 RBI
A 2-Out RBI Triple To Take A 5-4 Advantage In The 5th
Smacked A 2-Run Double To Open A 7-4 Lead In The 7th
During His 2 For 5 Evening
The WorkhouseHome SP* A 39-Pitch 2nd Inning
The Leather Warehouse1B Darin RufMade A Spectacular Over-The-Shoulder Catch
Of A Foul In The 5th
The Fun House Of MirrorsHome RF

The Defense
Takes 1st On A SO WP & 2nd After A Throw (E2)
To The Bag In The 8th
A SO WP With The Bags Full & A DP Tag At The Plate
To End The 8th
House CallRyan Howard
Tyler Cloyd
Season-Ending Big Toe Injury
Shut Down With A Dead Arm

 

 

Above Asterisk ( *) = Corresponding Plays & Events

 

 

Dom Brown Crosses The Plate In The 5th After His 1st HR

 

 

NITECAP INSIGHT

 

 

 

 

 

After The Deadline:

 

The red pinstripes could not stay near .500 until their 3 stars could return to mid-season form. That meant it was time for decisions that were geared toward 2013 and its financial commitments. Cole Hamels was the obvious choice to be re-signed, while Shane Victorino, Hunter Pence and Joe Blanton were not in the monetary framework. Kentucky Joe had a ready replacement in Kyle Kendrick at around half the cost. Hunter and Vic became expendable with their struggles and expensive price tags.

Joe, Vic & Hunter Were Wondering Who These Clowns Were At Batting Practice Yesterday

Usually when a regular goes from an also-ran to a contender, they react the way Pence did last season. However, these players did not want to be swapped, because they had a desirable comfort level. The numbers indicate that the 3 dealt veterans have experienced difficulty in their new homes, and the acquired MLB-level talent hasn’t blossomed here either. In fact, the 1 stick that has benefited the most is Brown, who is now featured daily on the lineup card. Also, he has 1 of the outfield jobs for next April already.

 

New Uniform Stats: 

PLAYER
AVG.
HR
RBI
BB - IBB
SB - CS
Hunter Pence.21974519 - 101 - 0
Shane Victorino.24521518 - 015 - 2
Nate Schierholtz.25110505 - 000 - 0
Dom Brown.23552621 - 200 - 0

 

 

The Vanimal Deliberately Lets The Bunt Pop Drop In The 6th

Last night’s performance by Dom in right showed a powerful and accurate arm. Plus, he looked more comfortable in right after a handful of games there. Remember, he was almost exclusively in left at Triple-A Lehigh Valley. At the plate he wasn’t just smacking balls to the opposite field after making adjustments on inside pitches. Kendrick fills Blanton’s slot, while Brown replaces Pence in right field. That leaves third base and center without increasing payroll. The only untouchable prospect is starting to make a genius of Rube Amaro.

 

New Uniform Stats: 

PITCHER
W - L
ERA
INN - H
R - ER
BB - IBB -S0
Joe Blanton2 - 44.9957.2 - 6632 - 3216 - 3 - 51
Josh Lindblom1 - 34.6323.1 - 1915 - 1217 - 2 - 27

 

 

King Cole Fires A Bullet On August 18 In Milwaukee

 

 

PRECAP PITCH

 

 

 

Cole Hamels:

 

He is 3-1 with a 1.38 August ERA for his last 4 outings, working at least 7 complete in every appearance.  His line for those battles is:  32.2 innings, 27 hits, 6 runs (5 earned), 3 walks and 30 punch outs.

 

 
STARTER
RECORD
TM
STARTER
RECORD
DAY & TIME
3LHP Cliff Lee06-08, 3.12 ERA@ NatsRHP Edwin Jackson09-11, 4.13 ERAWednesday, Day

Johnny Cueto Delivers His Pitch At Home On August 18 Against The Cubs

 

 

 

 

Johnny Cueto:

 

He has toiled 6.1 frames or more in 18 of 25 showings with 3 clunkers.  His 4-effort August mark is:  3-1, a 2.67 ERA, 30.1 innings, 20 hits, 9 all-earned runs, 3 BB and 29 K’s.

 

 

 

 

DELIVERY = PITCHER’S 2012
DEFINITION OF SEASON
Over The TopExcellent
3-Quarter SidearmGood
SidearmAbove Average
Short Arm Approximately Average
SubmarineBelow Average

 

 

Starters’ photos, not described otherwise, are in the 1st inning.

 

Quality number of the pitcher:  1 – 5

Slot on his club:  1 – 5

Ranking is 1 to 5 & 15 for the less adventurous.

*** = Approximately equal to after plus-and-minus computation

 

HURLER
Cole Hamels
Nate Eovaldi
NUMBERA OneA Five
CLUB SLOTTwoFour
FOR 20123-Quarter SidearmShort Arm
'12 RANKING2nd of 5 Categories4th of 5 Categories
LAST STARTKnuckleballSlider
LAST HIGH OR LOW11th of 15 Categories7th of 15 Categories

 

 

DISPLAY NOTE:  Non-listed results can go up or down by

1 or 2 categories (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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