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Pence Makes EVERYBODY Hit

Phillies' starting pitchers are hitting .300 since Hunter Pence showed up.

Pence Makes EVERYBODY Hit

Ryan Howard and Hunter Pence both hit home runs against the Dodgers on Wednesday. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)
Ryan Howard and Hunter Pence both hit home runs against the Dodgers on Wednesday. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)

Do you want even more proof that Hunter Pence has helped the Phillies' offense? We thought so ...

Since Pence joined the club on July 30, Phillies' starting pitchers are hitting .300 (only 47 points less he he is batting in that time) and slugging .400:

Date Pitcher     AB       R       H     HR     RBI        K      Sac
July 30 Lee 4 1 2 0 0 1 0
July 31 Worley 1 0 1 0 0 0 1
Aug. 1 Hamels 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
Aug. 2 Kendrick 3 0 1 0 0 1 0
Aug. 3 Halladay 3 1 1 0 0 2 1
Aug. 4 Lee 3 0 0 0 0 3 0
Aug. 5 Worley 4 0 1 0 0 1 0
Aug. 6 Hamels 3 0 0 0 0 3 0
Aug. 7 Oswalt 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
Aug. 8 Halladay  1 0 0 0 0 1 2
Aug. 9  Lee  2 1 1 1 1 1 1
Aug. 10  Worley  2 0 1 0 1 0 0
   Totals    30 4 9 1 2 14 5
Bob Vetrone Jr.
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