Phillies Week in Review #5

Record: 2 wins, 4 losses

Standing: 14-18, 3rd place in NL East (5.0 GB)

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

  • May 2: Game tied 1-1, bottom 4th (bases empty, 1 out): Ryan Howard solo home run to left field off of Alex Sanabia. (+.141 WPA) [Video]
  • May 2: Phillies trail 0-1, bottom 2nd (bases empty, 1 out): Domonic Brown solo home run to right field off of Alex Sanabia. (+.118 WPA) [Video]
  • May 3: Game tied 0-0, bottom 2nd (bases empty, 0 out): Ryan Howard solo home run to right field off of Ricky Nolasco. (+.112 WPA) [Video]

Bottom 3 offensive plays

  • May 2: Game tied 1-1, bottom 3rd (runner on 1st, 0 out): Jimmy Rollins grounds into 3-6 double play against Alex Sanabia. (-.082 WPA) [Video]
  • May 4: Phillies trail 0-2, bottom 7th (runner on 1st, 0 out) Chase Utley strikes out against Alex Fernandez. (-.060 WPA)
  • May 1: Game tied 0-0, top 1st (runner on 1st, 0 out): Jimmy Rollins caught stealing against Trevor Bauer. (-.058 WPA)

Top 3 pitching/defensive plays

  • May 3: Phillies lead 4-1, top 7th (bases loaded, 1 out): Austin Kearns strikes out against Antonio Bastardo. (-.087 WPA)
  • May 2: Game tied 1-1, top 3rd (bases loaded, 2 out): Rob Brantly strikes out against Kyle Kendrick. (-.082 WPA)
  • May 3: Phillies lead 4-1, top 7th (bases loaded, 2 out): Matt Diaz strikes out against Antonio Bastardo. (-.082 WPA) [Video]

Bottom 3 pitching/defensive plays

  • April 30: Game tied 0-0, bottom 1st (runner on 3rd, 2 out): Carlos Santana two-run home run to right field off of Roy Halladay. (+.176 WPA) [Video]
  • May 5: Phillies trail 2-0, top 1st (bases loaded, 2 out): Adeiny Hechavarria three-run triple to right field off of Roy Halladay. (+.174 WPA) [Video]
  • May 5: Game tied 0-0, top 1st (bases loaded, 1 out): Marcell Ozuna two-run double to left field off of Roy Halladay. (+.163 WPA) [Video]

Best Hitter: Ryan Howard (.222/.333/.667)

Best Starter: Cole Hamels (1 GS, 8 IP, 2 ER, 6 K, 0 BB)

Best Reliever: Jonathan Papelbon (2 G, 2 IP, 0 ER, 1 K, 0 BB)

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6 comments

  1. Evan

    May 06, 2013 07:57 AM

    Pretty brutal when Doc is responsible for the three worst pitching performances of the week.

  2. Richard

    May 06, 2013 08:06 AM

    Oddly – depressingly – the meagerness of the three bottom offensive plays shows out totally out of the games the Phillies were in three of the four losses. Sketchy offense or no sketchy offense, it’s hard to do work when you’re that far behind that early.

    btw, as you noted on Twitter yesterday, the Phillies’ run differential is now -34, which you said was their worst this early in season since something like 1997 was it? How about this, then: in Halladay’s four losses, the Phillies are -36. In the rest of the games, they are +2. Hard to believe, Harry.

  3. TomG

    May 06, 2013 08:17 AM

    Most humorous moment: April 30, comment by SwiftOnSports on Cleveland-Phils open game thread over at thefightins.com, sometime around the bottom of the 4th:

    “…and there’s the white fla-I mean Chad Durbin warming in the pen.”

    I repeated this to myself at yesterday’s game, even though by the time Durbin came in, the white flag had been hoisted innings ago. But he did obligingly give up a two-run dinger or, to put it another, equivalent, way, he pitched that day.

  4. Bill Baer

    May 06, 2013 08:35 AM

    Here’s the stat Richard is citing:

  5. SJHaack

    May 06, 2013 09:38 AM

    It is super exciting that the best hitter of the week went 4/18 with 7 strike outs in 21 PA.

    I am buoyed by confidence.

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