Phillies Week in Review #3

Record: 2 wins, 5 losses

Standing: 8-11, 4th place in NL East (5.5 GB)

Top 3 offensive plays (by Win Probability Added, WPA)

  • April 18: Phillies trail 3-4, bottom 9th (runner on 1st, 0 out): Erik Kratz single to right off of Edward Mujica. (+.332 WPA)
  • April 15: Phillies trail 2-0, top 8th (runner on 2nd, 2 out): Chase Utley home run to right-center off of Bronson Arroyo. (+.326 WPA) [video]
  • April 21: Phillies trail 2-3, bottom 7th (runner on 2nd, 0 out): Laynce Nix RBI double to left-center off of Fernando Salas. (+.272 WPA) [video]

Bottom 3 offensive plays

  • April 21: Game tied 3-3, bottom 7th (runner on 2nd, 0 out): Jimmy Rollins strikes out against Edward Mujica. (-.297 WPA)
  • April 18: Phillies trail 3-4, bottom 9th (runners on 2nd and 3rd, 2 out): Freddy Galvis grounds out to second against Edward Mujica. (-.234 WPA) [video]
  • April 21: Game tied 2-2, bottom 6th (bases loaded, 1 out): Ben Revere grounds into 6-4-3 double play against Jake Westbrook. (-.211 WPA)

Top 3 pitching/defensive plays

  • April 21: Phillies lead 2-1, top 4th (runners on 1st and 2nd, 2 out): Jake Westbrook grounds out to pitcher Kyle Kendrick. (-.088 WPA)
  • April 20: Game tied 0-0, top 1st (runners on 1st and 2nd, 1 out): Allen Craig grounds into 6-4-3 double play against Cliff Lee. (-.085 WPA)
  • April 15: Game tied 0-0, bottom 2nd (runner on 1st, 0 out): Todd Frazier flies out to center, Jay Bruce out at second against Cliff Lee. (-.077 WPA) [video]

Bottom 3 pitching/defensive plays

  • April 18: Game tied 3-3, top 8th (bases empty, 1 out): Carlos Beltran homers to left field off of Mike Adams. (+.282 WPA) [video]
  • April 20: Game tied 0-0, top 3rd (bases loaded, 2 out): Allen Craig two-run single to center off of Cliff Lee. (+.193 WPA) [video]
  • April 15: Game tied 2-2, bottom 8th (bases loaded, 1 out): Brandon Phillips two-run single to right off of Mike Adams. (+.178 WPA) [video]

Best Hitter: John Mayberry (.400/.438/.600)

Best Starter: Roy Halladay (2 GS, 15 IP, 3 ER, 8 K, 3 BB)

Best Reliever: Phillippe Aumont (2 G, 2 IP, 0 ER, 2 K, 1 BB)

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  1. TomG

    April 22, 2013 08:50 AM

    Funniest moment:

    April 21: Game tied 2-2, bottom 6th (bases empty, no outs): Chase Utley tries to circle the pillows on a ground rule double. (+.752 RHA (Real Humor Added)

  2. TomG

    April 22, 2013 08:52 AM

    u^^ Uh … )

    (Close parens within parens)

  3. JM

    April 22, 2013 10:35 AM

    Could JMJ be coming into his own? I compared him to Werth a few yrs ago, maybe he is just taking longer? his plate approach seems different, and his stance does not look as cramped…I know I know, sample size and all that, but I like the kid and want him and the Phillies to succeed…

  4. Ryan

    April 22, 2013 10:49 AM

    @JM

    JMJ has most likely reached his peak and usefulness. He’s a good platoon or 4th outfielder, but not a starter. He still has too many issues with breaking balls and righties… Werth was younger and his development was delayed by injury–not so much the case with JMJ.

  5. Phillie697

    April 22, 2013 11:01 AM

    @JM,

    Jayson Werth, career BB% = 12%.

    JMJ, career BB% = 7.7%

    No, JMJ will never be Jayson Werth.

    Although I have to ask, wtf happened to Werth? His bat is coming around, but his defense now stinks. The Nats have no chance of even getting half of what they paid for if this is his defense going forward.

  6. JM

    April 22, 2013 11:26 AM

    I don’t disagree with you guys, but what else can I hope for at this point, with “the Douche” starting rehab and all that implies

  7. TomG

    April 22, 2013 12:54 PM

    Would Durbin’s not allowing one of the two runners he inherited last night to score count as a highlight?

  8. hk

    April 22, 2013 02:10 PM

    Not sure if I agree with Aumont as best reliever. Of course, we don’t know what might have played out if Revere had caught Phillips’s liner in the suspended game, but it’s quite possible that he would have surrendered one or more ER’s if the inning had continued.

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