Saturday, June 19, 2010

Phillies winning streak is no fluke

  We're getting into the 'dog days' of summer soon, and with Father's Day this weekend, there is no better a time for the Phillies to have risen from their terrible losing streak of the past month. The team has quietly strung together 3 wins in a row now, and though they are still 3.5 GB out of first place it is still good to see what has happened in only a short time.

 The Phils 3-4-5 hitters have snapped out of their pre-summer malaise just in time for this home stand against the Minnesota Twins. Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, and Jason Werth went 7-11 at the plate combined. Howard and Werth also have been raising their batting averages steadily over the last week.

 The Minnesota Twins have never played the Phillies in Interleague play, even though this is the 14th season that Interleague play has been in existence. The Phillies vs. American League teams will continue with the Cleveland Indians in the next series and then finish up with Toronto. Toronto's series was supposed to be in Canada, but with the Economic Summit being held in Toronto, it was better for all involved to move the series to Philadelphia.

 It will be Cole Hamels (6-5) (3.74 ERA) this afternoon for the Phillies and here is how he has done so far this year:


Rk Date Tm Opp Rslt Inngs Dec IP BB SO ERA
1 Apr 7 PHI @ WSN W,8-4 GS-5 W(1-0) 5.0 4 5 3.60
2 Apr 12 PHI WSN W,7-4 GS-6 W(2-0) 5.2 1 6 5.06
3 Apr 18 PHI FLA L,0-2 GS-9 L(2-1) 8.0 0 8 3.86
4 Apr 23 PHI @ ARI L,4-7 GS-6 L(2-2) 6.0 1 7 5.11
5 Apr 28 PHI @ SFG W,7-6 GS-6 6.0 4 10 5.28
May Tm Opp Rslt Inngs Dec IP BB SO ERA
6 May 4 PHI STL W,2-1 GS-9 8.0 2 8 4.42
7 May 9 PHI ATL W,5-3 GS-5 W(3-2) 5.0 4 5 4.53
8 May 16 PHI @ MIL W,4-2 GS-7 W(4-2) 6.2 3 3 4.29
9 May 21 PHI BOS W,5-1 GS-7 W(5-2) 7.0 1 8 3.92
10 May 27 PHI @ NYM L,0-3 GS-7 L(5-3) 6.1 1 3 3.82
June Tm Opp Rslt Inngs Dec IP BB SO ERA
11 Jun 1 PHI @ ATL L,3-7 GS-1 L(5-4) 0.2 1 1 4.20
12 Jun 7 PHI SDP L,1-3 GS-8 L(5-5) 8.0 2 6 3.98
13 Jun 13 PHI @ BOS W,5-3 GS-7 W(6-5) 7.0 2 8 3.74
PHI 79.1 27 78 3.74
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 6/19/2010.

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