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Cliff Lee of the Philadelphia Phillies is the best 2 in the NL East.  Our immediate rivals have what level of strength behind their 1-slot hurler?  The Apocalyptic Horsemen Stats are in my daily coverage.




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.

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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.


CLUBSP INNSP ERSP ERASP PERRP PERRP INNRP ERRP ERA Phillies371.01493.6272.6%27.4%140.1684.36 Braves323.21494.1466.3%33.7%164.2663.61 Fish352.21453.7071.2%28.8%142.2613.85 Nats319.21052.9666.4%33.6%161.2573.17 Mets333.21373.7066.9%33.1%165.1914.95



CLUBINNERERAARMSCONVGMSPER Phillies511.12173.826315754.4% Braves488.12153.966225540.0% Fish495.12063.745335560.0% Nats481.11623.035205337.7% Mets499.02284.116245642.9%



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



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CLUBHURLERCONVLASTRESULTUPDATE 01MIASanchez9 of 126/05CONV 02PHLHalladay8 of 115/17 DL'ed 02PHLHamels8 of 116/02 5:44 PM 02ATLBeachy8 of 116/02 5:56 PM 05MIABuehrle7 of 115/26 05NYMGee7 of 116/04 CONV 07NYMSantana6 of 116/01 07NYMDickey6 of 116/02 07MIAZambrano6 of 116/03 07PHLLee6 of 096/05 CONV 11WASZimmermann5 of 115/12 Short 11PHLBlanton5 of 115/14 11MIAJohnson5 of 115/20Night 11WASGonzalez5 of 115/27 11WASJackson5 of 105/29Night 11MIANolasco5 of 116/02 11ATLHudson5 of 086/05CONV 18ATLMinor3 of 104/30 18WASStrasburg3 of 116/02 18ATLHanson3 of 126/03 21PHLWorley2 of 084/30Pitch Count 21ATLDelgado2 of 105/14Night 21NYMNiese2 of 115/23 21PHLKendrick2 of 075/26Night 25NYMPelfrey1 of 034/21 SE DL'ed 25WASDetwiler1 of 095/03 25NYMBatista1 of 045/14




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Here We Go Again: Phillies Go Down in Flames

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Herrera lifts Dodgers over Phillies, again

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Sorry Cliff Lee. Thanks Elian Herrera and Juan Pierre. Chad Billingsley says what’s up
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