Sunday, September 22, 2019

Vargas gets first win in Phils uniform, 9 to play for '19


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Vargas finally gets a win in Phils uniform on 10th start

The Phillies won last night in Cleveland, by a score of 9-4, Jason Vargas picked up his first win as a Phillie. The season is winding down fast, as there is only 9 more games left in the baseball season now, with one in Cleveland tonight, 5 games vs. Washington and another 3 against the Marlins. It was the 4th time the Phillies won the game in the 10th overall start by Vargas as a Phillie, his record is 1-3 as a Phils player.


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JT Realmuto is the Phillies 'go to' player in 2019, he's really been good for this team


The curtain is coming to a close on this 2019 team, here's how the standings look as the Phils are still in 4th place in the division:

NL East Division Table
Tm W L W-L% GB RS RA pythW-L%
ATL9660.615--830714.568
WSN8568.5569.5816695.573
NYM8074.51915.0750707.527
PHI7974.51615.5743745.499
MIA53101.34442.0580767.375
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 9/22/2019.


The elimination number for the Phillies is down to 4 - not much room for error, though at this time, the playoff chance is less than 1 percent. What more can be said about this team, it's an average ballclub that couldn't get on a roll because they weren't that good. Just like Vargas, he kept the Phils in several ballgames by getting deeper into the games, but isn't that good.

Here's the NL as a whole so far:

NL Overall Table
Tm W L W-L% GB RS RA pythW-L%
LAD9956.639--846600.652
ATL9660.6153.5830714.568
STL8867.56811.0726625.568
WSN8568.55613.0816695.573
MIL8570.54814.0735738.498
CHC8273.52917.0787675.570
NYM8074.51918.5750707.527
ARI8075.51619.0777711.541
PHI7974.51619.0743745.499
SFG7481.47725.0657740.446
CIN7382.47126.0679678.501
SDP6986.44530.0661759.437
COL6788.43232.0801924.435
PIT6590.41934.0724886.409
MIA53101.34445.5580767.375
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 9/22/2019.

Early looks at the statistics of the team overall as compared to other NL teams, the Phillies really did poorly in the pitching department overall - finishing 14th out of 15 teams in giving up HRs and 13th in strikeouts, so the Phillies pitchers got hit badly this year, the team is 11th out of 15 teams in ERA with 9 games to go.

If you're more than a casual fan, this season was a bust for the team. After getting off to good starts both years in the last two seasons with this team, it just fell apart for one reason or another. All the excuses in the world don't explain it, but numbers point at some deficiencies. Poor pitching is one of them, you can't have a good team with this poor of a pitching staff.

Some pitching stats for the Phils with only 9 games left in the season:


Team Pitching
Rk Pos Name Age W L W-L% ERA G GS SV IP H R ER HR BB SO
1SPAaron Nola26126.6673.7533330196.217186822676220
2SPZach Eflin25912.4294.0030260150.215880672442121
3SPJake Arrieta (60-day IL)3388.5004.6424240135.214976702151110
4SPVince Velasquez2777.5004.8931210108.210861592443121
5SPJerad Eickhoff (60-day IL)2834.4295.711210158.1583737181851
6SPDrew Smyly*3032.6004.631111056.1583229122158
Rk Pos Name Age W L W-L% ERA G GS SV IP H R ER HR BB SO
7CLHector Neris3036.3332.986602866.1452422102487
8RPJose Alvarez*3034.4293.32641157.062232171748
9RPJuan Nicasio (10-day IL)3223.4004.93450145.255272542043
10RPRanger Suarez*2351.8333.27350044.046171661239
11RPAdam Morgan* (60-day IL)2933.5003.94400029.220141341029
Rk Pos Name Age W L W-L% ERA G GS SV IP H R ER HR BB SO
12Nick Pivetta2646.4005.522813191.11026456203885
13Jason Vargas*3613.2505.121010051.054342961940
14Cole Irvin*2521.6676.38133136.242272671328
15Edgar Garcia22201.0006.03330034.1352323102138
16Mike Morin2812.3334.62250025.12213133712
17Seranthony Dominguez (60-day IL)24301.0004.01270024.224131131229
18Blake Parker34201.0004.71200021.01511114626
19J.D. Hammer (40-man)24101.0003.79200019.0158821213
20Jared Hughes3321.6674.34210018.213996815
21Pat Neshek (60-day IL)3801.0005.00200318.0231110529
22Austin Davis*26007.20100015.017121251116
23Edubray Ramos26101.0005.14180014.01898459
24Enyel De Los Santos (40-man)2301.0007.3651011.01399459
25Nick Vincent3211.5000.90100010.07111314
26David Robertson (60-day IL)3401.0005.407006.2844166
27Drew Anderson25007.502006.0655166
28Tommy Hunter (60-day IL)32000.005005.1200005
29Victor Arano (60-day IL)24101.0003.863004.2222127
30Roman Quinn (10-day IL)2601.0008.102003.1733031
31Fernando Salas34006.753002.2822103
32Yacksel Rios260013.504002.2674232
33Sean Rodriguez34000.002001.1000001
34Aaron Altherr28009.001001.0211002
Team Totals28.17974.5164.50153153361372.213717456872425161303
Rank in 15 NL teams98111010 13111014913
Rk Pos Name Age W L W-L% ERA G GS SV IP H R ER HR BB SO
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 9/22/2019.