Cole Hamels will take the ball for the Philadelphia Phillies, which means business as usual returns. That was not the case last night. Are you watching the change in decision making lately by Cholley Manuel?
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CAP-SIZE HINDSIGHT: 6-4 Outcome
|The Crystal Champagne Toast||Chase Utley||Four-Star Performance
|The Penthouse||Pete Orr|
|* 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 Workhouse||Home SP||* A 39-Pitch 2nd Inning|
|The Leather Warehouse||1B Darin Ruf||Made A Spectacular Over-The-Shoulder Catch
Of A Foul In The 5th
|The Fun House Of Mirrors||Home RF|
|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 Call||Ryan Howard|
|Season-Ending Big Toe Injury
Shut Down With A Dead Arm
Above Asterisks ( *) = Corresponding Plays And/Or Events
MASKED SEPTEMBER NUMBERS:
GB 2nd WC: 4
2ND WC Pos: 5
Elimination No: 15
The skipper definitely has caught a heavy case of the September bug. Not only have his comments left no room for doubt, but he also is making moves of a playoff caliber. There was the quick hook of Tyler Cloyd, which is like the 2007 exit for Kyle Kendrick in the 2nd NLDS game against the Rox. That was the one where Kyle Lohse allowed the grand slam after he took the ball with Kendrick responsible for the 3 on board.
You may have observed recently that Doc Halladay was pulled after 7.1 innings, and Cliff Lee was removed at the 6.1-frame mark. That stated, the managing of veterans will be more liberal in nature. You can expect to see the regulars on a daily basis. There won’t be days off for Chase Utley and Ryan Howard, while Chooch Ruiz is likely to experience increased playing time. The latest news is that Chooch will start tonight and Sunday. The reason is to add more lineup punch and protection for Ryno.
You will notice that the greener players will be on a very short leash. That is especially true of the youngsters in the relief corps with the recent additions from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. This method is not exclusive to Cholley. It is the preferred approach that most skippers rely on during October. It is a normal way to run a ballgame, like the closer working only the 9th. The exceptions depend on the limitations presented to the field general. The fact is that Cholley is making postseason-like decisions now, and that will hold true from the last few battles until the campaign ends.
W - L
|Cardinals||2 - 2||4||@ Dodgers|
|Dodgers||2 - 2||4||Cardinals|
|Pirates||1 - 2||4||@ Cubs|
|Brewers||2 - 1||3||Mets|
|D-Backs||1 - 2||3||Giants|
|Padres||2 - 1||3||Rox|
He is 3-1 with a 2.27 ERA since the beginning of August. During those 7 performances, his line is: 51.2 innings, 44 hits, 14 runs (13 earned), 10 walked (1 intentional) and 46 fanned.
DAY & TIME
|3||LHP Cliff Lee||06-08, 3.12 ERA||@ Nats||RHP Edwin Jackson||09-11, 4.13 ERA||Wednesday, Day|
He hasn’t lasted 6 frames yet after his first 2 attempts as a September call-up. However, he departed his last effort with a foot blister, and he moves up to replace Bud Norris, who was scratched after the same problem on his middle finger.
DELIVERY = PITCHER’S 2012
DEFINITION OF SEASON
|Over The Top||Excellent|
|Short Arm||Approximately 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
|NUMBER||A One||A Five|
|FOR 2012||3-Quarter Sidearm||Short Arm|
|'12 RANKING||2nd of 5 Categories||4th of 5 Categories|
|LAST HIGH OR LOW||11th of 15 Categories||7th 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
ER - R- H
|1||Gyroball||9 (CG)||0 - 0 - 3||10||Screwball||6||4|
|2||Fastball||9 (CG)||0 - 0||11||Knuckleball||5||3|
|3||Cutter||9 (CG)||3||12||Forkball||0 - 4.2||Monstrosity|
|4||Split Finger||7||2||13||Eephus Pitch||0 - 2.2||Disaster|
|9||Slurve||5||2||*Knuckle Curve||Pitch Count|
|** = Suspended||* = A 2nd Pitch Also|
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