Sunday, December 21, 2014

The Phillies' Dynamic Duo

The Kendrick-Schneider battery has been charged.

The Phillies' Dynamic Duo

When Kyle Kendrick takes the mound Friday night against the Nationals, here's hoping Brian Schneider is just 60 feet, six inches away.

Those two have constituted the Phillies' starting battery in 10 starts over the last two seasons. In those games, Kendrick is 8-2, with a 1.25 ERA and is holding opponents to a .197 batting average. In his other 22 starts, Kendrick is 1-10, 5.12, .296.

Here are Kendrick's numbers in each of those starts and his totals by catcher in starts the last two seasons:

Date Opponent    Result   Dec. IP H R   ER   BB   SO   HR
May 7, 2011 Braves W 3-0 W 5.0 2 0 0 1 3 0
July 17, 2011 at Mets W 8-5 W 7.0 6 1 1 3 0 0
July 23, 2011 Padres W 8-6 5.2 6 3 3 2 1 2
Aug. 2, 2011 at Rockies W 5-0 W 8.0 4 0 0 2 7 0
Sept. 15, 2011 (1)   Marlins W 3-1 W 5.0 2 1 1 0 6 1
April 29, 2012 Cubs L  1-5 L 6.0 5 3 2 1 7 1
May 26, 2012 at Cardinals W 4-0 W 9.0 7 0 0 0 4 0
Aug. 3, 2012 D'backs  L  2-4 L 4.0 5 3 2 0 2 1
Aug. 14, 2012 at Marlins W 1-0 W 7.0 5 0 0 0 6 0
Aug. 19, 2012 at Brewers W 8-0 W 8.0 3 0 0 1 7 0
   Totals   8-2 7-2   64.2   45   11 9 10 43 6

 

KENDRICK 2011+12 by CATCHER
Catcher W-L GS IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA   WHIP   Opp.
Schneider 8-  2 10 64.2 45 11 9 10 43 6 1.25 0.85 .197
Ruiz/Kratz      1-10   22   116.0   136   76   66   36   74   19   5.12 1.48 .296
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