Friday, August 02, 2013

Papelbon blows 6th save on Brad Lidge retirement night

"Some nights . . . you just go back in the dugout and you kind of scratch your head, like, 'What just happened?' " ... "It's a tough pill to swallow."   Jonathan Papelbon






You could almost see this game working up to what happened on Thursday night against the San Francisco Giants. The Phillies had Cole Hamels on the mound and managed to score just 1 run in the game to make it a 1-0 game, and the 9th inning comes around and it's Jonathan Papelbon's job to get 3 outs and we go home winners.

Papelbon and Cole Hamels are snakebitten, they have been all year. Looking at the line score though, baseball is a heartbreaking game and the Phils lost this one by a score of 2-1, the Phillies had the bases loaded in the bottom of the 9th and should've been able to tie this game at the least but couldn't.

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Cole Hamels 8 7 0 0 1 5 0 3.87
Jonathan Papelbon, BS (6), L (2-1) 1 4 2 2 1 0 0 2.59
Team Totals 9 11 2 2 2 5 0 2.00
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 8/2/2013.

Brad Lidge retired a Phillie last night, his perfect season of 2008 is now a memory and more like it's own statue now. Everything just seemed right with that 2008 team, that's what it takes to win sometimes, a nice combination of chemistry and a little bit of luck.

Tonight the Phillies honor another ex-Phillies player, Curt Schilling. He's going up on the Phillies Wall of Fame, Schilling pitched well for the Phillies, his greatest accomplishments in baseball really didn't even happen with the Phillies, he won 20 games several times after leaving the Phils, in Arizona and when he went to the Red Sox but the Phillies fans didn't forget, and tonight it will be his night.

Schilling bordered on greatness in his career, he finished 2nd in the Cy Young voting 3 times and his career spanned 20 years. Here's how Schilling's career looked with a few stats:


Year Age Tm Lg W L ERA GS CG IP Awards
1988 21 BAL AL 0 3 9.82 4 0 14.2
1989 22 BAL AL 0 1 6.23 1 0 8.2
1990 23 BAL AL 1 2 2.54 0 0 46.0
1991 24 HOU NL 3 5 3.81 0 0 75.2
1992 25 PHI NL 14 11 2.35 26 10 226.1
1993 26 PHI NL 16 7 4.02 34 7 235.1
1994 27 PHI NL 2 8 4.48 13 1 82.1
1995 28 PHI NL 7 5 3.57 17 1 116.0
1996 29 PHI NL 9 10 3.19 26 8 183.1
1997 30 PHI NL 17 11 2.97 35 7 254.1 AS,CYA-4,MVP-14
1998 31 PHI NL 15 14 3.25 35 15 268.2 AS
1999 32 PHI NL 15 6 3.54 24 8 180.1 AS
2000 33 TOT NL 11 12 3.81 29 8 210.1
2000 33 PHI NL 6 6 3.91 16 4 112.2
2000 33 ARI NL 5 6 3.69 13 4 97.2
2001 34 ARI NL 22 6 2.98 35 6 256.2 AS,CYA-2,MVP-10
2002 35 ARI NL 23 7 3.23 35 5 259.1 AS,CYA-2,MVP-10
2003 36 ARI NL 8 9 2.95 24 3 168.0
2004 37 BOS AL 21 6 3.26 32 3 226.2 AS,CYA-2,MVP-11
2005 38 BOS AL 8 8 5.69 11 0 93.1
2006 39 BOS AL 15 7 3.97 31 0 204.0
2007 40 BOS AL 9 8 3.87 24 1 151.0
20 Yrs 216 146 3.46 436 83 3261.0
162 Game Avg. 15 10 3.46 30 6 221
W L ERA GS CG IP Awards
PHI (9 yrs) 101 78 3.35 226 61 1659.1
ARI (4 yrs) 58 28 3.14 107 18 781.2
BOS (4 yrs) 53 29 3.95 98 4 675.0
BAL (3 yrs) 1 6 4.54 5 0 69.1
HOU (1 yr) 3 5 3.81 0 0 75.2
NL (13 yrs) 162 111 3.30 333 79 2516.2
AL (7 yrs) 54 35 4.00 103 4 744.1
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 8/2/2013.


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