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Phillies RISP Report

How the Phillies fared with RISP in the first half.

Phillies RISP Report

(Nick Wass/AP)
(Nick Wass/AP)

We found this hard to believe, but at the All-Star break, the Phillies' batting average with runners in scoring position (.250) is actually higher than the National League average (.247).

Also, it turns out that three of the top four Phillies in RISP average are not currently on the active major league roster.

Here is how the Phillies' RISP team numbers break down by situation and a player-by-player look at RISP performance:

PHILLIES TEAM RISP BREAKDOWN
Runner(s) on      H- AB   2B   3B    HR   RBI    Avg.   NL Avg.   NL Rk.
2nd 60-252 11 3 9 51 .236 .238 6th
1st & 2nd 56-202 9 0 4 49 .277 .242 5th
 
3rd 19-  86 4 0 2 29 .221 .255 12th
1st & 3rd 19-  82 6 0 4 41 .232 .271 10th
 
2nd & 3rd 13-  63 1 0 1 28 .206 .253 13th
Bases Loaded 21-  66 6 1 1 54 .318 .249 3rd
 
Totals    188-751 37 4 21 252 .250 .247 10th

 

PHILLIES INDIVIDUAL RISP
Player H-AB  Avg.  RBI          Player H-AB  Avg.  RBI
Pete Orr 4-    8 .500 5   Brian Schneider 4-18 .222 2
Laynce Nix 5-  12 .417 9   Ty Wigginton  13-61 .213 25
Carlos Ruiz  23-  69 .333 33   Chase Utley 1-  5 .200 0
Hector Luna 5-  16 .313 9   Cliff Lee 1-  5 .200 1
Jimmy Rollins 18-  63 .286 24   John Mayberry Jr.  10-54 .185 16
Juan Pierre 16-  56 .286 17   Michael Martinez 2-11 .182 4
Jim Thome 6-  22 .273 10   Joe Blanton 1-  8 .125 1
Shane Victorino  23-  87 .264 28   Roy Halladay 1-10 .100 1
Cole Hamels 1-    4 .250 2   Ryan Howard 0-  1 .000 0
Freddy Galvis 13-  55 .236 18   Kyle Kendrick 0-  2 .000 0
Placido Polanco 12-  51 .235 11   Erik Kratz 0-  2 .000 0
Mike Fonenot 5-  22 .227 5   Vance Worley 0-  3 .000 0
Hunter Pence 24-106 .226 31    
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.

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