Posts Tagged ‘Philadelphia’

Brewers Are Running Away With the NL Central

August 17, 2011

The Brewers are not only leading the NL Central by seven games, but they have won 18 of their last 20 games. In the last five games, the Brewers have allowed only four runs. Not only is the Brewers defense playing strong, but their offense has the ninth best batting average in the league. Take a closer look at some of the Brewers’ stats.

With how hot the team is playing, the Brewers may prove to be tough competition for the Phillies in the race for the World Series.

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Keys to the Game: Diamondbacks Vs Phillies, August 16, 2011

August 16, 2011

Tonight the surprising NL West leading Arizona Diamondbacks will open a three game series in Philadelphia.   NL Cy Young frontrunner, Roy Halladay, hopes to prevent the Diamondbacks from collecting their 7th consecutive win tonight.  Halladay as been absolutely dominant at Citizens Bank Park this season, posting a 2.01 ERA over his last 10 starts in Philadelphia.

ERs Allowed (Blue), HRs Allowed (Orange) & SO (Green)

Arizona will counter with Rookie Josh Collmenter, who has not fared well on the road this season.  Collmenter is 1-4 in eight road starts, giving up five Home Runs and only striking out 26 batters.

ERs Allowed (Blue), HRs Allowed (Orange) & SO (Green)

While Justin Upton and the rest of the Diamondbacks offense has been red-hot as of late, their offensive production will probably not give them a large enough advantage to cancel out this lopsided pitching match up.  Compare the production of Arizona’s starting lineup with Philadelphia’s:

AZ: Hits (Blue), RBIs (Orange) & HRs (Green)

PHIL: Hits (Blue), RBIs (Orange) & HRs (Green)

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NL Elite Showdown

July 26, 2011

Tonight the defending World Series Champion, San Francisco Giants, will square off against the Philadelphia Phillies for the first time since the 2010 NLCS.  Both clubs are sitting atop their divisions, with Philadelphia holding the best record in all of Major League Baseball.  The source of both teams success so far has been phenomenal pitching.  The Phillies and the Giants actually combined for a majority of the National League All-Star Pitchers.  San Francisco is first in Majors with team ERA of 3.08 and second with a 1.21 team WHIP, while Philadelphia is second in ERA (3.13) and first in WHIP (1.18).



See who holds the advantage at the plate

Who will come out on top of this likely National League Playoff preview?

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NL East Showdown

July 24, 2011

With the Phillies dominating in the NL East, the Mets and Marlins are both struggling to stay out of last place. Today’s game is the final showdown in a three game series; both teams have each won one game. Gaby Sanchez, who is hitting .333 with eight hits and three RBIs against the Mets, and Emilio Bonifacio, who is batting .429 with five runs and nine hits against the Mets, both hope to continue batting practice against the Mets’ pitchers. The Marlins have won eight of their last 11 against the Mets. Take a look at how the offenses and defenses stack up against each other.

The Mets may look like the stronger team overall, but I think the underdog will prevail in this match-up given the their record against the Mets.

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Let the All-Star Match-up Begin!

July 12, 2011

Monday morning the lineup for tonight’s All-Star match up was set. Let’s take a look at how the starting pitchers match-up. Pitching for the National League is Roy Halladay of the Phillies. Halladay has a strong 11-2 record and has not lost a game in two months. The National League is hoping that his streak continues. Starting for the American League is Angels’ right-hander Jered Weaver who has an 11-4 record. Regardless of the performance of these two starters, both the National League and American League have strong pitching. The National League have Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers and Cliff Lee of the Phillies, to name a few. On the other side, the American League has Alexi Ogando and C.J. Wilson, both of the Rangers. So which team do you predict will win?

Philadelphia leads the majors in ERA going into the all star break but only has 2 pitching representatives vs San Francisco’s 4. See how the two teams match up in pitching.

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