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Phillies Blogathon: Hour 55

How Phillies pitchers fared at the plate this season.

Phillies Blogathon: Hour 55

Whether it was Cole Hamels' triple, either of Cliff Lee's home runs (yes, plural), scoring runs (19) or knocking them in (22), the Phillies' pitchers seem to help themselves at the plate often this season.

Pitcher     AB     R      H   2B   3B   HR   RBI   BB    SO    Sac    Avg.
Joe Blanton 11 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 3 1 .182
Roy Halladay 74 3 9 2 0 0 3 2 35 16 .122
Cole Hamels 69 2 11 0 1 0 3 3 33 3 .159
David Herndon    4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000
Kyle Kendrick 24 1 5 0 0 0 0 2 9 5 .208
Cliff Lee 75 6 15 2 0 2 7 1 26 5 .200
Roy Oswalt 38 2 3 0 0 0 2 4 14 6 .079
Vance Worley 45 4 10 1 0 0 5 1 14 2 .222
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.

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.

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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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