Friday, October 9, 2015

The Phillies' Schneider Effect

Phillies are 19-3 when Brian Schneider starts behind the plate.

The Phillies' Schneider Effect

(Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)
(Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)

Tuesday night, Brian Schneider made his 22nd start behind the plate for the Phillies this season. They are 19-3 in those starts, yet only four of those victories have come in games started by the Four Aces.

When Schneider has crouched down behind the dish for Vance Worley, Kyle Kendrick and Joe Blanton, the Phils are undefeated (15-0).

Last season, the Phils were 18-20 with Schneider starting. His career record as starter is 406-460.

Phillies' 2011 records by starting pitcher with and without Schneider:

       Schneider        Others
Roy Halladay 0-  0 18-  4
Cole Hamels 1-  0 14-  8
Cliff Lee 1-  2 12-  7
Roy Oswalt 2-  1 3-  7
   Four Aces 4-  3 47-26
Vance Worley 8-  0 2-  2
Kyle Kendrick 4-  0 2-  5
Joe Blanton 3-  0 0-  3
   The Next Three     15-  0 4-10
More coverage
Final season stats for Phillies
Download FREE Philly Sports Now app for iPhone!
Buy Phillies jerseys and other gear
WATCH: Daily fantasy baseball updates
We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy: comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog

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.

A 1980 graduate of North Catholic, he took some evening college courses. Those lasted right up until the first conflict with a Big 5 doubleheader.

His favorite books growing up were the NBA Guide and the Baseball Encyclopedia, which was, for all intents and purposes, the Internet before there was an Internet.

He has been immersed in sports statistics since the early 70s, when his father (long-time sports writer, broadcaster and the Daily News’ Buck The Bartender), would take him into the Bulletin newsroom overnight in the summer and let him update the Phillies statistics in a little, black spiral notebook. But things have changed tremendously in the decades since … He now uses a big, black spiral notebook.

To listen to Boop on 94WIP, click here.

Reach Bob at

Bob Vetrone Jr.
Latest Videos:
Also on
letter icon Newsletter