Posts Tagged ‘Roy Halladay’

Final Showdown: Cardinals Versus Phillies

October 7, 2011

With the series tied 2-2, the final game tonight between the Cardinals and the Phillies will decide the both teams’ fates. The teams will return to Citizen’s Bank Park where the scheduled pitchers are Roy Halladay and Chris Carpenter. Against the Cardinals, Halladay has an 0-1 record in the regular season, but pitched a winning game against the Cardinals in the post season this year. Carpenter has a 2-0 record against the Phillies in the regular season. Click on the charts to take a closer look at how the pitchers compare.

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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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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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Do the Giants Deserve Four All-Stars?

July 9, 2011

Four San Francisco Giants pitchers have been selected to participate in 2011 All-Star Game this coming Tuesday in Phoenix.  The Giants, who have won more games over .500 (9) then their run differential (+7), have heavily relied on their pitching to stay atop the NL West.   The Giants’ pitching staff as a whole has recorded impressive numbers, as they are fifth in the league in ERA and third in quality starts. Brain Wilson is leading the National League in saves so his selection is solid; however, a few statistics for the Giants’ All-Star starting pitchers raises some doubt about their selection.

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Lincecum’s 3.22 and Cain’s 3.216 ERA are very respectable but are higher than Philadelphia’s All-Star trio of Hamles (2.40), Halladay (.244) and Lee (2.92).  More interesting though, is that the fans were able to look past Lincecum’s and Cain’s Win-Loss record.

  

Lincecum has a losing record and Matt Cain is only 7-5.  Both hurlers have worse ERAs and records than NL All-Star snubs Tommy Hanson (10-4 with a 2.52 ERA) of Atlanta and Kyle Lohse (8-5 with a 2.97 ERA) of St Louis.  Vogelsong’s team leading 2.221 ERA and 6-1 record appears to merit an All-Star selection but he is only in National League dugout at the behest of this year’s NL Manger, Bruce Bochy.

So are the fans rewarding Lincecum and Cain for their 2010 post-season success or just compensating for the Giant’s almost non-existent bats?

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