Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Lineup Report: Waiting for the new guys

Last night, Ty Wigginton's solo home run off of Mark Buehrle gave the Phillies some much-needed breathing room for the final two innings, when Jonathan Papelbon and Chad Qualls allowed four runners to reach base, the same number that Joe Blanton had allowed in the first seven innings (Blanton allowed three hits and a walk, although a fifth runner reached base on an error).

Lineup Report: Waiting for the new guys

Ty Wigginton hit his first home run with the Phillies on Thursday. (Matt Slocum/AP Photo)
Ty Wigginton hit his first home run with the Phillies on Thursday. (Matt Slocum/AP Photo)

Last night, Ty Wigginton's solo home run off of Mark Buehrle gave the Phillies some much-needed breathing room for the final two innings, when Jonathan Papelbon and Chad Qualls allowed four runners to reach base, the same number that Joe Blanton had allowed in the first seven innings (Blanton allowed three hits and a walk, although a fifth runner reached base on an error).

The Phillies are going to need more contributions like Wigginton's home run if they hope to score enough runs to put together the long winning streaks that helped them reach a team-record 102 victories last season.

The Philies currently sit at .500, which might not be coincidence when you consider that .500 of their roster is hitting, and .500 isn't.

As you will see below, the seven players who were membes of last year's roster have combined to hit .300 with a .333 on base percentage and .400 slugging percentage. They have accounted for three of the team's four home runs, and for seven of their 10 extra base hits. They have 11 of the Phillies' 18 RBI, and 13 of their 18 runs scored.

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The five new additions to the roster -- rookie Freddy Galvis and offseason acquisitions Wigginton, Laynce Nix, Jim Thome and Juan Pierre -- have combined to hit .143/.183/.232.

The usual disclaimer: It's early. 

The breakdown:

Player PA  AB  2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS  BB  SO  BA  OBP  SLG  OPS 
Galvis  22  20  .150  .190  .250  .440 
Pierre  14  14  0 .214  .214  .214  .429 
Wigginton  13  12  .167  .231  .417  .647 
Thome  .000  .000  .000  .000 
Nix  .000  .200  .000  .200 
TOTALS  60  56  .143  .183  .232  .415 
                                 
Player  PA  AB  2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS  BB  SO  BA  OBP  SLG  OPS 
Rollins  26  25  .280  .280  .280  .560 
Victorino  25  21  .333  .417  .476  .893 
Pence  25  23  .391  .440  .609  1.049 
Polanco  23  22  .227  .261  .227  .488 
Ruiz  19  16  .375  .421  .625  1.046 
Mayberry  19  19  .263  .263  .316  .579 
Schneider  .000  .000  .000  .000 
TOTALS  141  130  13  39  11  22  .300  .333  .400  .733 




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