Phillies Stat Notes: May 31, 2013

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Brown the 17th Phillie to hit 10 homers in one month. Rollins now 7th in walks and 10th in RBIs in Phils history.

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Contents
- Brown: 10 homers in May
- Solo home runs
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Phillies Hitters vs. Projections
- Phillies Team Stats vs. 2012 and vs. Brewers
- NL Standings and team stats
- Milestones

Domonic Brown: 10 homers in May

Domonic Brown became the 17th Phillie to hit 10 homers in one month in May, and the first since August 2009. It's now been done a total of 45 times:

Ryan Howard (11 times), last 2 being in May and August 2009
Raul Ibanez (1), May 2009, with Howard -- the only time it's been done by two players in the same month
Chase Utley (2), April 2008, September 2006
Pat Burrell (1), August 2007
Bobby Abreu (1), May 2005
Jim Thome (3)
Scott Rolen (1)
Mike Schmidt (10)
Greg Luzinski (2)
Bill Robinson, Deron Johnson, Dick Allen, Del Ennis and Willie Jones (1)
Chuck Klein (5)
Cy Williams (2)

The Phils have hit 29 home runs so far in May, which is the 17th biggest total for May in the team's history.

Solo Home Runs

The Phillies now have the highest % of solo home runs in the NL:

Solos Men On Total % Solo
PHI 39 12 51 76.5%
MIA 20 7 27 74.1%
CIN 40 16 56 71.4%
LAD 26 11 37 70.3%
SDP 31 16 47 66.0%
MIL 34 18 52 65.4%
COL 41 25 66 62.1%
SFG 26 16 42 61.9%
ATL 44 28 72 61.1%
NYM 30 21 51 58.8%
PIT 31 22 53 58.5%
WSN 29 22 51 56.9%
STL 23 19 42 54.8%
ARI 26 23 49 53.1%
CHC 27 30 57 47.4%
NL Total 467 286 753 62.0%

At least this year, there is very little correlation (-.09) between the % of a team's home runs that are solo, and a low team OBP.

Phillies Hitters vs. Projections

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Phillies Team Stats vs. 2012 and vs. Brewers

Hitting

The Brewers' offense has been around the middle of the pack this year, with decent average and power, but near-worst walks. In fact, it's interesting how similar the Brewers' stats look to those of last year's Phillies (with the notable exception of the stolen base attempts -- Milwaukee is the runningest team in the NL).

One way Milwaukee is similar to this year's Phillies team is in run differential and the resulting pythagorean winning percentage. The difference between the two has been that the Phils have won about 4 and a half games more than their Pythag, while the Brewers have won about 2 less. Commenters have pointed out that if you exclude games by injured pitchers (i.e. Halladay/Lannan), the Phils' pythag. is more in line with their actual wins, but I haven't looked to see if any similar adjustment can be made for the Brewers.

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Pitching and Defense

The Brewers' pitching has been among the worst in the league, with the most runs allowed, and the highest ERA:

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NL Standings and Team Stats

Milwaukee has lost six in a row coming in. Combined with the Cubs' winning their last four, the Brewers have fallen to last place in the Central.

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Milestones

Milestones likely to be reached over the next week or so...

Jimmy Rollins
- With five in the last four games, Rollins passed Ed Delahanty to move into 7th place in walks in Phils history, with 647.
- He is now tied with Greg Luzinski for 10th most RBIs, at 811.
- Three more RBIs (21 total) will tie Bobby Abreu for 9th most, with 814.
- He also needs 4 more home runs to reach 200 for his career, becoming the 10th Phillie to do so. That will make Rollins just the 9th player (and only shortstop) in MLB history to have 2,000 hits, 400 stolen bases, and 200 home runs.

Chase Utley
- Utley's next HBP will tie him with Hall of Fame outfielder Fred Clarke for 20th place all-time, at 153.

Ryan Howard
- Two more extra base hits (22 this year) will tie him with early twentieth century outfielder Sherry Magee for 7th most in Phils history, at 539.
- His next Sac Fly (4th total) will tie Pat Burrell for 10th most on the Phils with 42, and the one after that will tie Von Hayes, Bob Boone, and Mike Lieberthal for 7th most.

Michael Young
- Young needs 5 more RBIs (16 total) to reach 1,000.

Jonathan Papelbon
- With his save on Wednesday, Papelbon passed Bob Wickman for 29th most in MLB history, at 268. Next is Rod Beck at 286, and at the current pace he will likely reach that in September.

Jacoby Ellsbury
- His 5 steals last night were the first 5-steal game since 2009, when Carl Crawford stole 6 on May 3rd, and Dexter Fowler 5 on April 27th. It was the 21st game of 5+ steals in history -- and the first ever against the Phillies. Also noticed while looking this up: on August 24, 1974, Davey Lopes stole 5 bases. In 7 attempts. It's the only 7-attempt game in the modern era, from what I can tell.

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