Phillies Week in Review #18

Record: 2 wins, 4 losses

Standing: 52-65, 4th place in NL East (19.5 GB)

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

  • August 6: Phillies trail 4-5, bottom 5th (runner on 1st, 0 out): Chase Utley RBI triple to right field off of Edwin Jackson. (+.240 WPA) [Video]
  • August 10: Game tied 0-0, top 2nd (runner on 1st, 0 out): Darin Ruf two-run home run to left field off of Taylor Jordan. (+.174 WPA) [Video]
  • August 7: Phillies trail 1-2, bottom 7th (bases empty, 0 out): John Mayberry double to left field off of Travis Wood. (+.136 WPA)

Bottom 3 offensive plays

  • August 7: Game tied 2-2, bottom 7th (bases loaded, 2 out): Domonic Brown 6-4 fielder’s choice against James Russell. (-.115 WPA)
  • August 6: Phillies trail 4-5, bottom 4th (runner on 1st, 0 out): Carlos Ruiz 5-4-3 double play against Edwin Jackson. (-.100 WPA)
  • August 6: Phillies lead 1-0, bottom 1st (runners on 1st and 3rd, 1 out): Darin Ruf 6-3 line drive double play against Edwin Jackson. (-.099 WPA)

Top 3 pitching/defensive plays

  • August 6: Phillies lead 9-8, top 9th (runners on 1st and 3rd, 2 out): Thomas Neal fly out to left field against Jonathan Papelbon. (-.158 WPA)
  • August 7: Game tied 2-2, top 9th (runners on 1st and 2nd, 1 out): Cody Ransom picked off at first base by Luis Garcia. (-.112 WPA)
  • August 7: Game tied 1-1, top 4th (runner on 1st, 0 out): Dioner Navarro 5-4-3 double play against Cole Hamels. (-.089 WPA)

Bottom 3 pitching/defensive plays

  • August 7: Game tied 2-2, top 9th (runners on 1st and 2nd, 2 out): Donnie Murphy three-run home run to left field off of Justin De Fratus. (+.485 WPA) [Video]
  • August 10: Game tied 4-4, bottom 7th (runner on 1st, 2 out): Jayson Werth two-run home run to left field off of Zach Miner. (+.342 WPA) [Video]
  • August 6: Game tied 1-1, top 2nd (runners on 1st and 2nd, 1 out): Donnie Murphy three-run home run to left field off of Kyle Kendrick. (+.239 WPA) [Video]

Best Hitter: Chase Utley (.421/.476/.684)

Best Starter: Cole Hamels (1 GS, 7.0 IP, 2 ER, 3 K, 0 BB)

Best Reliever: Justin De Fratus (4 G, 3.2 IP, 1 ER, 4 K, 1 BB)

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  1. Evan

    August 12, 2013 09:07 AM

    Draft position watch is now in full effect. Tied with the Cubs and San Fran for 5th-7th spot right now and a game and a half ahead of the Brewers. I really don’t think that this team could get a draft pick higher than the 4th overall, but they way they are playing, it wouldn’t surprise me if the WSox or Marlins finish with a better record than the Phils.

  2. Mike A

    August 12, 2013 11:06 AM

    With 45 games to go, and 65 losses to date, is a 100 loss season a strong possibility? They’ve certainly been losing more than 2/3 of their games since the break …

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