Saturday, February 13, 2016

Phillies Blogathon: Hour 37

Phils' career postseason batting.

Phillies Blogathon: Hour 37


Here, we look at the career postseason totals for the Phillies' batters.

Some things to ponder: Five players have appeared in all the Phils' playoff games since 2007 (41) ... Chase Utley has more home runs (10) than Ryan Howard (7) in fewer at-bats ... Shane Victorino has more RBI (28) than Howard (27) ... Howard does have the most hits (42) ... Placido Polanco, Raul Ibanez and Pete Orr are the only players that have appeared in the postseason with teams other than the Phillies ... Ben Francisco is 1-for-17.

Next Hour: Postseason pitching numbers.

Player G R H-AB HR    RBI    Avg.
Domonic Brown 3 1 0-3 0 0 .000
Ben Francisco 15 1 1-17 0 0 .059
Ross Gload 6 0 0-5 0 0 .000
Ryan Howard 41 21    42-151 7 27 .278
Raul Ibanez    32    11 24-102 2 13 .235
Pete Orr 3 0 0-2 0 0 .000
Placido Polanco    33 11 30-110 0 13 .273
Jimmy Rollins 41 21 38-168 3 15 .226
Carlos Ruiz 41 18 35-125 4 15 .280
Chase Utley 41 33 36-148    10 24 .243
Wilson Valdez 3 1 1-3 0 0 .333
Shane Victorino 41 23 41-156 6 28 .263


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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.

A 1980 graduate of North Catholic, he took some evening college courses. Those lasted right up until the first conflict with a Big 5 doubleheader.

His favorite books growing up were the NBA Guide and the Baseball Encyclopedia, which was, for all intents and purposes, the Internet before there was an Internet.

He has been immersed in sports statistics since the early 70s, when his father (long-time sports writer, broadcaster and the Daily News’ Buck The Bartender), would take him into the Bulletin newsroom overnight in the summer and let him update the Phillies statistics in a little, black spiral notebook. But things have changed tremendously in the decades since … He now uses a big, black spiral notebook.

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