Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Phillies Blogathon: Hour 49

Phillies and Cardinals records in each pitchers' starts.

Phillies Blogathon: Hour 49

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The Cardinals had a losing record record in games Chris Carpenter started this season. He is scheduled to take the hill in Game 3 against Cole Hamels Tuesday in St. Louis.

Here are the Phillies' and Cardinals' records when each of their pitchers started in 2011:

Roy Halladay 32    24-  8   Chris Carpenter 34    16-18
Cliff Lee 32 22-10   Jake Westbrook 33 18-15
Cole Hamels 31 18-13   Jaime Garcia 32 19-13
Roy Oswalt 23 11-12   Kyle Lohse 30 17-13
Vance Worley 21 16-  5   Kyle McClellan 17 9-  8
Kyle Kendrick    15 7-  8   Edwin Jackson 12 8-  4
Joe Blanton 8 4-  4   Lance Lynn 2 1-  1
        Miguel Batista 1 1-  0
        Brandon Dickson    1 1-  0
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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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