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Pitching deep into almost every game, Cole Hamels of the Philadelphia Phillies is among the best.  What other premier starters are out west?  The Apocalyptic Horsemen Stats are in my daily coverage. TAL'S HANDY STATS   WELCOME, NEWCOMERS: I am alternating a game-day 2012 ERA For The NL East and a 2012 ERA For The MLB 5. See link section below. In each publication, the number after the title will be based on the quantity of outcomes played by the Phillies. Top Performance Yesterday: Matt Cain Pictured At Home During 8 Solid Innings Against The Cubs In The Turn-Back-The-Century Game, Wearing 1912 Uniforms   Check out Philadelphia Phillies storyline: The southpaw rattler   REASONING For The Stats: These numbers are a glimpse over the pitching coach’s shoulder, because they warn of difficulty ahead. The rule of thumb is that the bullpen load should be no more than 33.3%, which is a 6-complete average per scheduled outing. That is why going a distance into the game is 6.1 frames or more, which is 70.4%. The added detail of 1 out per contest is 54 innings over the long summer’s course. This also shows the mound masters that give the relievers a well deserved night off, but there is a rust factor due to lack of backend chances. If there are any questions, please ask.   Note:  All old ERA tables are automatically updated. STARTING & RELIEF PITCHING: CLUBSP INNSP ERSP ERASP PERRP PERRP INNRP ERRP ERA Phillies353.11393.5473.0%27.0%131.0674.60 Halos340.21243.2871.07%28.93%138.2563.64 Brewers305.01464.3164.2%35.8%170.1824.33 Giants338.11283.4171.13%28.87%137.1493.21 Yankees312.21654.7568.0%32.0%147.1442.69   TOTAL PITCHING & STARTS OF 6.1 INNINGS OR MORE: CLUBINNERERAARMSCONVGMSPER Phillies484.12063.836305455.6% Halos479.11803.385305455.5% Brewers475.12284.326175332.1% Giants475.21773.355295354.7% Yankees460.02094.095255248.1%   KEYS: ABRVS.MEANING ARMSPitchers With 6.1 Innings Plus CONVConverted Start Of 6.1 Innings Or More LastLast Conversion ResultOutcome Of Last Start UpdateNext Start Or Status Change Note:Listing is in order of conversion, including time of day. SESeason Ending   STARTERS WITH OUTINGS OF 6.1 INNINGS OR MORE: NOTE:  Click entries button to open more than the visible 10. CLUBHURLERCONVLASTRESULTUPDATE 01PHLHalladay8 of 115/17DL'ed 01SFVogelsong8 of 095/29 01NYYSabathia8 of 116/01CONV 01PHLHamels8 of 116/02 5:44 PMCONV 01SFCain8 of 116/02 9:06 PMCONV 06LAAHaren7 of 115/29Late Day 06LAAWilliams7 of 096/01 11:53 PMCONV 06SFBumgarner7 of 116/01 11:58 PMCONV 09LAAWeaver6 of 115/23 DL'ed 09NYYKuroda6 of 116/02CONV 11PHLBlanton5 of 095/14 Day 11LAASantana5 of 115/15 11MILGreinke5 of 115/20 Short 11LAAWilson5 of 125/23 12:19 AMShort 11PHLLee5 of 085/25 11NYYNova5 of 105/30 11MILMarcum5 of 116/02 CONV 18MILGallardo4 of 115/25 18NYYPettitte4 of 045/29 20SFZito3 of 105/28Late Day 20SFLincecum3 of 115/30 22PHLWorley2 of 074/30DL'ed 22NYYHughes2 of 105/12Day 22PHLKendrick2 of 075/26Short 25MILEstrada1 of 065/07DL'ed 25MILWolf1 of 105/21 Short 25MILFiers1 of 015/29Day     LINK-UP BELOW: There are previews–time permitting–of my next storyline at Tal’s Handy Caps on Facebook.  Join for notification of future glimpses, which will be almost daily.  You’ll also know immediately when my isportsweb post goes up.  It might be worth your while because there are delays of 2 hours on most feeds. Check out my previous publication (The Cannot-Miss Three) and the 61 storylines–so far–for 2012 on the Phillies page or my author archives, where there is an excerpt photo. Tal’s Handy Stats is daily coverage. I am alternating the 2012 ERA For The NL East and the 2012 ERA For The MLB 5. Thank you, to all who bookmarked the Phillies page. TAL'S HANDY LINKS   TAL’S HANDY CAPS on Facebook (time problem lately) Philadelphia Phillies storyline: The untouchable jewels Philadelphia Phillies storyline: Beast no. 58 (Horsemen stats) Philadelphia Phillies Tal Venada Philadelphia Phillies: 2012 ERA for the NL East at game 53  

Week In Review – Halladay, Utley, Hamels

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Jose Contreras to DL, Phillies Undecided On Who They'll Call Up

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Contreras likely done for season with elbow injury

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Injury to cost pitcher Roy Halladay his 2014 vesting option?

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Anemic Phils get some good news on Utley

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Charlie Manuel Doesn’t Understand Twitter, Gets Easily Confused

Every day Charlie Manuel winds down with an ice cold PBR, a nice chew and his dog. He sits on his porch and curses every child at play, woman running on the side walk or couple walking their dog. It’s hard to have time for Twitter when your life is a mirror image of Clint Eastwood’s character in Gran Torino, so it comes as no surprise that Manuel struggles through half of the...

Phils Outlast Rain, Marlins

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