Originally written on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 11/15/14

Domonic Brown is a big part of the Philadelphia Phillies final 2 months.  What other regulars are expected to shine?

TAL’S HANDY CAPS

 

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CAP-SIZE HINDSIGHT:    4-1 Outcome

TYPEPLAYERREASON The Penthouse Cliff Lee
Chase Utley
2 K's To Escape A 1st-And-3rd, 1-Out Jam In The 1st
Blew Up A DP To Plate A Run For A 1-0 Lead In The 1st

 

 

Chase Utley Stops DP, Scoring Dom In The 1st

 

NITECAP INSIGHT

 

 

 

Winning Thoughts:

 

The setbacks are magnified by the frustration of a strange season, which started with Ryan Howard on the ground last October. The team hasn’t been whole for the entire campaign. Everybody returned but not completely recovered. Doc Halladay and Chase Utley are potent again, while Ryan Howard is at 80%. Then, 3 players were traded and Chooch Ruiz went down. That said, the red pinstripes are 8-6 against 5 of 6 contenders, which means that there are still 7 enjoyable weeks on the schedule.

Dom Runs Out Of Real Estate On A 6th-Inning Double

Brown (.286), Michael Schwimer and Jeremy Horst are making their cases for the 2013 25-man roster. Juan Pierre with a .309 average could return, while Freddy Galvis at third is a better bet due to the lack of FA third sackers. The offense would be:  C Ruiz, 1B Howard, 2B Utley, SS Jimmy Rollins, 3B Galvis, RF Brown, LF Pierre and LF John Mayberry Jr. in a platoon arrangement. CF Torri Hunter, 37, is a free agent with 20-HR pop, hitting .293. The price tag could be in the $7-10M range, which might be a 2-tour consideration. That stated, there are expensive stars and not much else out there.

The Phils are in the no-man’s land of last place but have top-tier talent. They are 4-4 in their current configuration, which is against only playoff-hopeful clubs. Aside from Atlanta, they are 13-7 since the break. In other words, they are holding their own, considering they have played 20 of 26 games against organizations with postseason aspirations. The stakes are higher during August and September, which means the hometown 9 faces rivals with self-heightened expectations. After this afternoon, the locals have 6 contests against also-rans, which is where victories are plentiful.

 

Second-Half Numbers Against Contenders And The Balance:

TEAMW-L TOTVS. CONVS. BALTEAMW-L TOTVS. CONVS. BAL Nats22 - 094 - 0218 - 7Phillies14 - 129 - 1105 - 1 Reds21 - 086 - 0314 - 5After 8/204 - 044 - 0400 - 0 Braves20 - 083 - 0417 - 4D-Backs15 - 147 - 0608 - 8 Cardinals16 - 125 - 0611 - 6Dodgers14 - 134 - 0610 - 7 Giants16 - 124 - 0612 - 6Fish11 - 186 - 1405 - 4 Pirates15 - 133 - 0412 - 9Mets08 - 206 - 1602 - 4

 

 

The Vanimal Dials Up A 3-Finger Change At The Bank On August 6 Against The Braves

 

PRECAP PITCH

 

 

Vance Worley:

 

He has worked 6.2 innings plus in 6 of 19 opportunities with 6 debacles.  However, at the Bank he is 2-4 with a 5.05 ERA, which is 2.46 lower on the road.

 

STARTERRECORDTMSTARTERRECORDDAY & TIME 3RHP Vance Worley6-7, 3.83 ERACardinalsRHP Lance Lynn13-5, 3.52 ERASunday, Day 1LHP Cole Hamels12-6, 3.14 ERA@ MiamiRHP Nathan Eovaldi3-7, 4.33 ERAMonday, Night 2RHP Kyle Kendrick4-9, 4.86 ERA@ MiamiRHP Josh Johnson7-8, 3.88 ERATuesday, Night 3RHP Doc Halladay6-6, 3.80 ERA@ MiamiLHP Mark Buehrle9-11, 3.80 ERAWednesday, Day

 

Lance Lynn Delivers At Home On August 7 Against The Giants

 

 

Lance Lynn:

 

He has lasted 6.2 frames or more in 7 of 22 attempts with 5 clunkers.  Also, he is 7-2 with a 3.78 away ERA, which is 0.63 lower in St. Louis.

 

 

 

 

DELIVERY = PITCHER’S 2012DEFINITION OF SEASON Over The TopExcellent 3-Quarters SidearmGood SidearmAbove Average Short Arm Approximately Average SubmarineBelow 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

 

HURLERVance WorleyLance Lynn NUMBERA FourA Five CLUB SLOTFourFive FOR 2012SidearmSidearm '12 RANKING3rd of 5 Categories3rd of 5 Categories LAST STARTForkballScrewball LAST HIGH OR LOW12th of 15 Categories10th of 15 Categories

 

 

PITCHINNER - R- HPITCHINNER 1Gyroball9 (CG)0 - 0 - 310Screwball64 2Fastball9 (CG)0 - 011Knuckleball53 3Cutter9 (CG)312Forkball0 - 4.2Monstrosity 4Split Finger7213Eephus Pitch0 - 2.2Disaster 5Curveball7314*Palm BallEjected 6Sinker6.1315*Spit Ball**Ejected+ 7Slider62*Breaking BallInjured 8Changeup63*FoshRain Interrupted 9Slurve52*Knuckle CurvePitch Count ** = Suspended* = A 2nd Pitch Also

 

 

STATS




APOCALYPTIC
HORSEMEN



CLIFF LEE
CLIFF'S LINE: 7+ INN, 10 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 6 K & 110 DARTS

 

 

ACEW - LERAINN+CONVCG SOBADINNHRERBBIBBSO Total20 - 193.566.240 of 58118399.1369164158792368 Halladay06 - 063.807.010 of 16004104.1093044044170085 Lee02 - 073.857.014 of 20002140.1148061060240130 Hamels12 - 063.146.216 of 22112154.2134059054382153

 

 

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