Philadelphia Phillies storyline: Hired guns, friends and foes

Beyond the centerfield gate, there is youth, inexperience and Jonathan Papelbon for the Philadelphia Phillies.  What role has he played in their growth?

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CAP-SIZE HINDSIGHT:    2-1 Outcome

TYPE
PLAYER
REASON
The Crystal Champagne ToastCliff LeeFour-Star Performance
The PenthouseCliff Lee

Jimmy Rollins
Worked Out Of A Runner-At-3rd One-Out Jam In The 2nd
Fired 7 3-Hit Innings
An RBI Single To Tie The Score At 1 In The 8th
The Kangaroo CourthouseTy WiggintonThrown Out Rounding 3rd To End The 2nd
The WhitehouseCliff LeeReached his 200th K In The 5th

 

 

J-Roll Ties The Game At 1 In The 8th With An RBI Single

 

 

NITECAP INSIGHT

 

 

 

 

The March Battle:

 

Recently, the green hurlers in the ‘pen have been, for the most part, successful.  A few reasons are MLB coaching and the other pitchers’ tips, while watching the aces work didn’t hurt anything either.  However, it may be Cinco Ocho who has had the biggest influence on them.  He strongly desired the postseason, but he needed them to secure the outs from the starter until the 9th.  The turnaround in the relief corps was a very pleasant surprise, but something happened for that emergence.  Was it Papelbon?

Ty Wigginton Is Caught At 3rd To End The 2nd

 

I have isolated their recent performances in the table below, and each one found a measure of success.  The first five filled frames from the 6th to the 8th, B.J. Rosenberg was a fit for the long-man slot, and Jake Diekman was best as a lefty specialist.  Plus, Michael Schwimer was solid before he had health issues.  There are also 2 relievers who will return in the spring: Mike Stutes and David Herndon.  Stutes was outstanding for his first 2 months, but was 50-50 after the league caught up with him.  Herndon was streaky with good and bad appearances, which put his overall numbers in the middle.

There are 7 chairs in the bullpen with 5 still open. Paps and Antonio Bastardo are locked in. A veteran free agent would take one of those seats. There are 10 hurlers for those remaining 4 spots. At this point, Phillippe Aumont, Jeremy Horst, Josh Lindblom and Schwimer have shown the most. It will be a very competitive camp next February.

 

RELIEVER
ERA
SINCE
GAMES
LHP Antonio Bastardo0.64Aug. 2418 Total14 Good2 Okay2 Bad
RHP Phillippe Aumont3.68Aug. 2318 *1143
LHP Jeremy Horst1.15June 2832 *2165
RHP Josh Lindblom2.84Aug. 29151005
RHP Justin De Fratus3.38 Sept. 313 *0832
RHP B.J. Rosenberg0.64Sept. 4080800
LHP Jake Diekman1.50Sept. 4090531

 

NOTE:  Games from a specific date are split into good, okay or bad results in the above table.

 

 

Doc Works At The Bank On September 22 Against The Braves

 

PRECAP PITCH

 

 

Doc Halladay:

 

This is probably a 6-inning stint to end the season on a high note for him.  He has faced the Fish three times in both venues (2 home) with this log:  2-1, a 3.98 ERA, 20.1 total, 18 hits, 9 all-earned runs, 5 passed and 16 fanned.

 

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

 

Ricky Nolasco Dials Up A 4-Seam Fastball On September 23 In Queens

 

 

 

Ricky Nolasco:

 

He has worked 6.2 frames plus in 13 of 30 efforts with 8 clunkers.  Against the Phils for 2 outings at both parks (1 each), his ledger reads:  2-0, a 3.86 ERA, 14 complete, 14 hits, 6 all-earned runs, 2 BB and 11 whiffs.

 

 

 

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
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

 

 

 
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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