Phillies Week in Review #6

Record: 4 wins, 3 losses

Standing: 18-21, 3rd place in NL East (4.0 GB)

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

  • May 8: Phillies trail 1-3, top 9th (runners on 1st and 3rd, 1 out): Chase Utley RBI single to center field off of Sergio Romo. (+.278 WPA) [Video]
  • May 12: Phillies trail 1-2, top 9th (runner on 2nd, 1 out): Domonic Brown RBI single to left field off of Heath Bell. (+.269 WPA) [Video]
  • May 12: Game tied 2-2. top 10th (runner on 1st, 1 out): Chase Utley double to right field off of Matt Reynolds. (+.216 WPA)

Bottom 3 offensive plays

  • May 10: Phillies trail 2-3, top 9th (runners on 2nd and 3rd, 1 out): Laynce Nix pops out to third base against David Hernandez. (-.246 WPA)
  • May 10: Phillies trail 2-3, top 9th (runners on 2nd and 3rd, 2 out): Jimmy Rollins grounds out to first base against David Hernandez. (-.206 WPA) [Video]
  • May 12: Phillies trail 0-2, top 8th (runner on 1st, 0 out): Laynce Nix grounds into 4-6-3 double play against Brandon McCarthy. (-.132 WPA)

Top 3 pitching/defensive plays

  • May 8: Game tied 3-3, bottom 10th (runners on 1st and 3rd, 1 out): Guillermo Quiroz strikes out against Antonio Bastardo. (-.190 WPA)
  • May 11: Phillies lead 3-1, bottom 9th (runners on 2nd and 3rd, 2 out): A.J. Pollock strikes out against Jonathan Papelbon. (-.152 WPA) [Video]
  • May 11: Phillies lead 3-1, bottom 9th (runners on 2nd and 3rd, 1 out): Eric Hinske strikes out against Jonathan Papelbon. (-.148 WPA)

Bottom 3 pitching/defensive plays

  • May 8: Game tied 3-3, bottom 10th (runners on 1st and 3rd, 2 out): Andres Torres walk-off RBI single to right field off of Antonio Bastardo. (+.376 WPA) [Video]
  • May 10: Game tied 2-2, bottom 8th (bases empty, 0 out): Miguel Montero solo home run to right field off of Mike Adams. (+.253 WPA) [Video]
  • May 10: Phillies lead 2-1, bottom 7th (runner on 2nd, 2 out): Martin Prado RBI single to right field off of Antonio Bastardo. (+.207 WPA) [Video]

Best Hitter: Chase Utley (.393/.469/.607)

Best Starter: Cliff Lee (2 GS, 15 IP, 2 ER, 9 K, 2 BB)

Best Reliever: Jonathan Papelbon (4 G, 4.2 IP, 0 ER, 5 K, 0 BB)

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  1. Ted Kennedy

    May 13, 2013 11:12 AM

    Best Reliever: Jonathan Papelbon (4 G, 4.2 IP, 0 ER, 5 K, 0 BB)

    –That must hurt to type on this blog.

  2. TomG

    May 13, 2013 12:13 PM

    Funniest Moment: I’m gonna have to go with that video you link to [http://philadelphia.phillies.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=27046343&c_id=phi (N.B., I won't be held responsible if this leads to a video of Stephen Drew's walk off instead of Papelbon's Wank Off)])on May 11 as #2 under Top Pitching Plays, because that celebratory wanking motion that Papelbon does never fails to crack me up.

    After the way the Phils ended it with the Marlins last week, I wrote on this very blog that I could see them coming back 0-7 on this west coast swing. The fact that they came back 4-3 is a wonderful and unexpected pleasure, vitiated only somewhat by the fact that the starters pitched so well, they could easily have gone 7-0 and the only reason they didn’t was the lack of run support.

    So it is possible to be both ecstatically happy AND somewhat disappointed by the exact same road series … who knew?

    I bet Ted Kennedy did, much as it hurts to type that on this blog. For some reason.

  3. Phillie697

    May 13, 2013 12:24 PM

    Why does that hurt? The man pitched in 4.2 innings and got paid $185.7K an innning ($13M / 70 innnings, his 2012 total). Cliff Lee pitched 15 innings and got paid $118.5K an inning. We still don’t know whether to laugh, cry, or angry about RAJ.

    No one questioned Papelbon’s talent. It’s his price tag we didn’t care for.

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