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Eye Openers: Phils Pitching To Bat

How Phillies pitchers have fared at the plate so far this season.

Eye Openers: Phils Pitching To Bat

The Phillies and the Cardinals are the odd teams out of Interleague play for the next couple of days, so they will meet in a three-game set in St. Louis. Now that they are back on National League terrain, the Phillies pitchers will once again take their turns at the plate.

Here is how they have fared there so far this season:

Pitcher          AB     R       H    TB   2B   3B   HR   RBI    BB    SO    Avg.
Worley 8 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 .250
Hamels 33 2 8 10 0 1 0 1 1 12 .242
Lee 33 0 8 10 2 0 0 4 1 11 .242
Blanton 10 1 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 3 .200
Kendrick 8 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .125
Oswalt 18 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 7 .111
Halladay 35 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 19 .057
Baez 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Herndon 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
 Totals 149 6 25 29 2 1 0 8 5 61 .168

 

EYE OPENERS

♦ The Rockies’ Jason Giambi has started just 11 games this season, but he has hit all seven of his home runs in those games. That includes his three-homer game May 19 at Citizens Bank Park against the Phillies. He is hitting .289 as a starter, .133 in 19 appearances off the bench.

♦ On Saturday, the Brewers’ Rickie Weeks led off the game with a home run, but it was an unearned run charged to Red Sox starter Jon Lester. Boston first baseman Adrian Gonzalez had dropped a foul pop by Weeks for an error, giving the Milwaukee second baseman new life in the at-bat.

♦ The Red Sox Monday night reached 14 runs for the sixth time this season. They are 6-0 in those games.

♦ The Marlins haven’t won a one-run game since May 26 (1-0 at San Francisco). They have lost 11 one-run games since then.

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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