The great news is that the Phillies won last night’s ballgame against the Washington Nationals by a score of 1-0. Roy Halladay was on the mound for the Phillies and that generally is great news by itself. The Phillies were opposed by Jason Marquis, who hasn’t won a game yet and has an ERA above 11.
What has been concerning and at this point in the season, even troubling, is that the Phillies aren’t supporting their top 2 pitchers on the staff with great run support this year. This was the 9th game of the season that Halladay has started with a run support of 0-2 runs.
Here is a chart courtesy of Baseball-Reerence.com with the run support for Halladay:
|0-2 Runs Scored||9||285||274||13||61||12||0||3||7||67||9.57||.223|
|3-5 Runs Scored||7||216||201||23||58||9||4||7||8||41||5.13||.289|
|6+ Runs Scored||10||293||277||18||62||12||0||4||10||72||7.20||.224|
Halladay has won 1-0 games a total of 3 times already this season including last night’s game.
The run support of the Phillies offense for Cole Hamels this season has been equally troubling. Like Halladay, Cole has had many starts where the offense has only scored 0-2 runs for him this season. The Phillies have scored 0-2 runs on 11 of Cole’s 25 starts this year.
Here is the chart on run support for Hamels courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com:
|0-2 Runs Scored||11||306||284||23||64||15||1||8||17||70||4.12||.225|
|3-5 Runs Scored||8||195||176||20||48||9||0||10||16||46||2.88||.273|
|6+ Runs Scored||6||164||144||22||37||12||0||5||15||46||3.07||.257|
Last year, the Phillies were in a total of 14 games in which they only scored one run. Out of the 14 games they lost 12 last year. Already this season, the Phillies have scored 1 run total in a game 17 times, and they have lost 13 of those games.