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Worley Consistent At Any Level

Wherever he pitches, Vance Worley is getting results.

Worley Consistent At Any Level

 Philadelphia Phillies´ Vance Worley delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Friday, July 15, 2011, at Citi Field in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin)<br />
Philadelphia Phillies' Vance Worley delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Friday, July 15, 2011, at Citi Field in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin) Frank Franklin

Lately, it hasn't seemed to matter much to Vance Worley where he pitches. Since June 3, the bespectacled righthander has made nine starts, five for the Phillies and four for Triple-A Lehigh Valley. And — except for a slight bit of wildness on the big stage — his numbers are exceptional ... and virtually identical at each level.

His numbers since June 3:

     Majors      AAA      Total
Starts 5 4 9
W-L 3-0 3-0 6-0
ERA 0.89 1.08 0.98
Innings 30.1 25.0 55.1
Hits 16 15 31
Runs 3 3 6
Earned Runs     3 3 6
Home Runs 1 0 1
Walks 14 5 19
Strikeouts 22 24 46
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