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A Hundred Pence

Hunter Pence through 100 games: 2012 vs. 2011

A Hundred Pence

Through Saturday, Hunter Pence had played 100 games for the Phillies this season. (Brian Kersey/AP)
Through Saturday, Hunter Pence had played 100 games for the Phillies this season. (Brian Kersey/AP)

Through Saturday, Hunter Pence had played 100 games for the Phillies this season, which is the same number of games he had played for the Astros last season before the Phils acquired him.

Here are how his numbers compare through 100 games last year and this year:

  2012 2011
Games 100 100
Team's W-L  45-55 33-67
Batting Avg. .268 .308
   H-AB      106-396     123-399
On-Base Pct. .333 .356
   Walks 37 30
   Strikeouts 85 86
Slugging Pct. .444 .471
   Total Bases 176 188
   Doubles 15 26
   Triples 2 3
   Home Runs 17 11
Runs Batted In      59 62
Runs 59 49
Bob Vetrone Jr.
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Boop – who goes by Bob Vetrone Jr. when he is undercover or paying bills – has been at the Daily News since 1982, after working for five years at the Philadelphia Bulletin up to its closing. Along with helping to build the sports scoreboards most nights, he has had great input into the papers’ special sports pullouts – March Madness, Broad Street Run, Record Breakers, Greatest Moments – as well as its day-to-day, award-winning event coverage.

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