Domonic Brown had half of the hits for the Philadelphia Phillies last night during his one-man show. How have the prior local fixtures done on the west coast?
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CAP-SIZE HINDSIGHT: 3-2 Outcome
The Crystal Champagne ToastDom BrownFive-Star Performance
The PenthouseVance Worley
Dom Brown* Escaped A Runner-At-Third, 1-Out Jam In The 4th
HR In The 5th To Break Up The Perfect Game At 4.2 Innings
During His 2 For 3 Evening With 2 Defensive Gems
The Leather WarehouseDom BrownMade A Diving Catch To End The 2nd
* Gunned Down A Runner At Home To End The 4th
The Black CathouseDom Brown* Lost The Ball In The Twilight For A 4th-Inning Triple
House Of CorrectionsDom Brown* Completed DP With A Money Throw Home In The 4th
Above Asterisk ( *) = Corresponding Plays & Events
Dom Brown Crosses The Plate In The 5th After His 1st HR
After The Deadline:
The red pinstripes could not stay near .500 until their 3 stars could return to mid-season form. That meant it was time for decisions that were geared toward 2013 and its financial commitments. Cole Hamels was the obvious choice to be re-signed, while Shane Victorino, Hunter Pence and Joe Blanton were not in the monetary framework. Kentucky Joe had a ready replacement in Kyle Kendrick at around half the cost. Hunter and Vic became expendable with their struggles and expensive price tags.
Joe, Vic & Hunter Were Wondering Who These Clowns Were At Batting Practice Yesterday
Usually when a regular goes from an also-ran to a contender, they react the way Pence did last season. However, these players did not want to be swapped, because they had a desirable comfort level. The numbers indicate that the 3 dealt veterans have experienced difficulty in their new homes, and the acquired MLB-level talent hasn’t blossomed here either. In fact, the 1 stick that has benefited the most is Brown, who is now featured daily on the lineup card. Also, he has 1 of the outfield jobs for next April already.
New Uniform Stats:
PLAYERAVG.HRRBIBBSB - CS
Shane Victorino.24410755 - 2
Hunter Pence.2001 1541 - 0
Nate Schierholtz.21910230 - 0
Dom Brown.28211190 - 0
The Vanimal Deliberately Lets The Bunt Pop Drop In The 6th
Last night’s performance by Dom in right showed a powerful and accurate arm. Plus, he looked more comfortable in right after a handful of games there. Remember, he was almost exclusively in left at Triple-A Lehigh Valley. At the plate he wasn’t just smacking balls to the opposite field after making adjustments on inside pitches. Kendrick fills Blanton’s slot, while Brown replaces Pence in right field. That leaves third base and center without increasing payroll. The only untouchable prospect is starting to make a genius of Rube Amaro.
New Uniform Stats:
PITCHERW - LERAINN - HR - ERBB - IBB -S0
Joe Blanton0 - 37.7121 - 2818 - 189 - 2- 18
Josh Lindblom0 - 17.8808 - 0708 - 077 - 0 - 08
King Cole Fires A Bullet On August 18 In Milwaukee
He is 3-1 with a 1.38 August ERA for his last 4 outings, working at least 7 complete in every appearance. His line for those battles is: 32.2 innings, 27 hits, 6 runs (5 earned), 3 walks and 30 punch outs.
STARTERRECORDTMSTARTERRECORDDAY & TIME
4LHP Cole Hamels14-6, 2.94 ERARedsRHP Johnny Cueto16-6, 2.44 ERAThursday, Night
1RHP Kyle Kendrick6-9, 4.20 ERANationalsRHP Edwin Jackson7-8, 3.69 ERAFriday, Night
2RHP Doc Halladay7-7, 3.95 ERANationalsLHP Gio Gonzalez16-6, 3.23 ERASaturday, Night
3LHP Cliff Lee2-7, 3.78 ERANationalsRHP Stephen Strasburg 15-5, 2.85 ERASunday, Day
1RHP Vance Worley6-9, 4.06 ERAMetsRHP Matt Harvey2-3, 2.75 ERATuesday, Night
Johnny Cueto Delivers His Pitch At Home On August 18 Against The Cubs
He has toiled 6.1 frames or more in 18 of 25 showings with 3 clunkers. His 4-effort August mark is: 3-1, a 2.67 ERA, 30.1 innings, 20 hits, 9 all-earned runs, 3 BB and 29 K’s.
DELIVERY = PITCHER’S 2012DEFINITION OF SEASON
Over The TopExcellent
Short Arm Approximately Average
Starters’ photos, not described otherwise, are in the 1st inning.
Quality number of the pitcher: 1 – 5
Slot on his club: 1 – 5
Ranking is 1 to 5 & 15 for the less adventurous.
*** = Approximately equal to after plus-and-minus computation
HURLERCole HamelsJohnny Cueto
NUMBERA OneA Two
FOR 2012Over The TopOver The Top
'12 RANKING1st of 5 Categories1st of 5 Categories
LAST STARTSplit Finger *Cutter *
LAST HIGH OR LOW4th of 15 Categories3rd of 15 Categories
DISPLAY NOTE: Non-listed results can go up or down by
1 or 2 categories (This note will only appear when it’s relevant.)
* 1 Tick UP
PITCHINNER - R- HPITCHINNER
1Gyroball9 (CG)0 - 0 - 310Screwball64
2Fastball9 (CG)0 - 011Knuckleball53
3Cutter9 (CG)312Forkball0 - 4.2Monstrosity
4Split Finger7213Eephus Pitch0 - 2.2Disaster
9Slurve52*Knuckle CurvePitch Count
** = Suspended* = A 2nd Pitch Also
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