Monday, July 12, 2010

The Phillies at the All Star Break 2010 (47-40)

 

 

They say chemistry plays a big part in a ballclub, a lot of new replacement players have shared the playing time this year with the Phillies regulars. The Phils have been relatively healthy going into the season, but the injury bug took it’s toll in the unofficial ‘first half’ of the season leading up to the All Star Break.

  Despite the injuries, the Phillies are within striking distance of first place. The Atlanta Braves have set a torrid pace and the best record in baseball at 52-36 so far. The Braves have made it known that they intend on staying in first and it’s up to the team that wants to beat them to give it all they’ve got to do so.

The Phillies find themselves in third place with a 47-40 record at the All Star Break.

  Here are some highlights so far from Phillies Press notes through 7/10/10:

  

TEAM BATTING
Most runs, inning, Phillies: 9 – 5/2 vs NYM (4th)
Most runs, inning, Opposition: 6 – 7/4 at PIT (7th); 7/7 vs ATL (6th)
Most runs, game, Phillies: 14 – 4/14 vs WSH
Most runs, game, Opposition: 13 – 6/19 vs MIN
Most hits, inning, Phillies: 8 – 5/2 vs NYM (4th)
Most hits, inning, Opposition: 7 – 4/10 at HOU (3rd)
Most hits, game, Phillies: 17 – 5/15 at MIL
Most hits, game, Opposition: 17 – 4/28 at SF; 6/11 at BOS
Most home runs, game, Phillies: 5 – 6/19 vs MIN
Most home runs, game, Opposition: 5 – 4/23 at ARI
Most stolen bases, game, Phillies: 3 – 5/18 at FLA; 6/16 at NYY
Most stolen bases, game, Opposition: 4 – 4/15 vs WSH; 5/26 at NYM
Most singles, game, Phillies: 13 – 6/24 vs CLE
Most doubles, game, Phillies: 6 – 4/8 at WSH
Most doubles, game, Opposition: 8 – 6/11 at BOS
Most triples, game, Phillies: 2 – 5/10 at COL; 5/14 at MIL
Most triples, game, Opposition: 2 – 6/8 vs FLA
Most extra-base hits, game, Phillies: 9 – 6/19 vs MIN
Most extra-base hits, game, Opposition: 9 – 4/25 at ARI; 6/11 at BOS
Most sacrifice flies, Phillies: 2 – multiple games
Most sacrifice hits, Phillies: 2 – 4/28 at SF; 5/14 at MIL
Most walks, game, Phillies: 9 – 4/5 at WSH
Most walks, game, Opposition: 9 – 4/15 vs WSH
Most strikeouts, game, Phillies: 14 – 4/28 at SF
Most strikeouts, game, Opposition: 12 – 4/28 at SF; 7/10 vs CIN
Most LOB, game, Phillies: 15 – 6/6 vs SD

INDIVIDUAL BATTING
Most hits, game: 4 – multiple players; last, 6/24 vs CLE (Polanco)
Most runs, game: 3 – multiple players; last, 7/3 at PIT (Rollins & Victorino)
Most doubles, game: 3 – Werth, 4/8 at WSH
Most triples, game: 2 – Victorino, 5/10 at COL
Most home runs, game: 2 – Utley, 4/14 vs WSH; Werth, 4/24 at ARI; Howard, 6/18 vs MIN
Most extra-base hits, game: 4 – Howard, 6/18 vs MIN
Most RBI, game: 6 – Polanco, 4/5 at WSH; Howard, 5/17 vs PIT
Most walks, game: 3 – Ruiz, 4/5 at WSH; Utley, 4/5 at WSH; Victorino, 5/10 at COL
Most sacrifice hits, game: 2 – Moyer, 5/14 at MIL
Most sacrifice flies, game: 1 – multiple players
Most hit-by-pitch, game: 1 – multiple players
Most stolen bases, game: 2 – Werth, 6/13 at BOS
Longest hit streak: 9 games – Howard, 2x (6/1-11 & 6/25-7/3); Polanco, 6/4-15
Longest RBI streak: 5 games – Howard, 4/5-10
Longest run scored streak: 7 games – Valdez, 6/16-24; Howard, 6/23-29
Longest walk streak: 6 games – Werth, 6/12-18
Longest stolen base streak: 13 – Victorino, 5/8-6/18
Pinch home runs: 3 – Gload, 5/10 at COL, 9th inn (Corpas); 5/23 vs BOS, 9th inn (Ramirez) & 6/19 vs MIN, 10th inn (Rauch)
Walk-off home runs: 4 – Ruiz, 5/4 vs STL, 10th inn (Hawksworth); Rollins, 6/23 vs CLE, 9th inn (Wood); Schneider, 7/8 vs CIN, 12th inn (Smith); Howard,
7/9 vs CIN, 10th inn (Rhodes)
Grand slams: Polanco, 4/5 at WSH (Bergmann); Victorino, 5/2 vs NYM (Santana); Howard, 5/17 vs PIT (Taschner)
Leadoff home runs: 1 – Rollins, 4/11 at HOU (Oswalt)
Inside-the-park home runs: None
Cycle: None
Steal of home: None

INDIVIDUAL PITCHING

Most strikeouts, game (starter): 11 – Halladay, 5/29 at FLA
Most strikeouts, game (reliever): 4 – Durbin, 5/9 vs ATL
Most walks, game: 6 – Happ, 4/15 vs WSH
Fewest hits, game (CG): 0 – Halladay, 5/29 at FLA
Longest winning streak: 4 games – Halladay, 4/5-21
Longest losing streak: 3 games – Moyer, 5/19-30; Hamels, 5/27-6/7; Blanton, 5/26-6/12; Halladay, 6/10 –20
Longest consec. scoreless inning streak (starter): 17.0 inn – Halladay, 7/5 – current
Longest consec. scoreless inning streak (reliever): 12.1 inn – Contreras, 4/23-6/1
Most innings, game, starter: 9.0 inn – Halladay, 7x (last, 7/10 vs CIN); Moyer, 2x (last, 6/5 vs SD); Kendrick (7/3 at PIT)
Most innings, game, relief: 3.2 inn – Herndon, 6/11 at BOS

MISCELLANEOUS TEAM
Longest winning streak: 5 games, 4/9-14
Longest losing streak: 5 games – 5/22-27
Longest game, innings: 12.0 inn – 7/8 vs CIN
Shortest game, innings: 9.0 inn
Longest game, time: 3:53 – 6/19 vs MIN (11 inn)
Shortest game, time: 2:02 – 6/5 vs SD
Largest crowd, home: 45,439 – 5/2 vs NYM
Largest crowd, road: 47,414 – 6/16 at NYY
Most games above .500: 11 – 5/17 (24-13); 5/21 (26-15)
Most errors, game: 3 – 5/18 vs PIT
Most double plays turned: 3 – 4/27 at SF; 5/6 vs STL; 6/2 at ATL; 6/25 at TOR; 7/3 at PIT
Last triple play turned: none
Most outfield assists, game: 2 – 7/9 vs CIN (Victorino, 2)
Largest margin of victory: 10 runs – 4/5 at WSH (11-1); 5/1 vs NYM (10-0); 5/17 vs PIT (12-2)
Largest margin of defeat: 10 runs – 6/11 at BOS (12-2)
Come-from-behind wins: 20 – last: 7/9 vs CIN (Trailed 7-1, won 9-7)
Walk-off wins: 5 – 5/4 vs STL (10th); 6/23 vs CLE (9th); 7/8 vs CIN (12th); 7/9 vs CIN (10th); 7/10 vs CIN (11th)
Extra-inning games: 11 (team record: 6-5) – last: 7/10 vs CIN, 11 inn (won, 1-0)

Phillies are not striking out too much in 2010  

The Phillies as a team almost have the lowest amount of strikeouts going into the All Star Break. The Phillies have 549 strikeouts so far through July 10th, the only team in the NL that was lower is Houston with 534. The average amount of strikeouts per National League team is 633, so the Phillies have cut down on striking out.

 

What does the second half have in store for the Phils?

  The Phillies are notoriously a second half team. They’ve shown that over the years. When the weather heats up, the Phillies start playing their best baseball. Of course, things are subject to change, and each team is different. If we see the Phillies start playing better baseball consistently, they have a good chance of making the playoffs. They will have to start playing the Mets and the Braves tougher in the remaining months of the season.

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