Phillies Hitters vs. Projections
The Youngs are leading the way! Howard and Brown have moved up to within a few points of their projections, although, especially with Howard, we need to see more than what was projected.
Phillies Team Stats vs. 2012 and vs. Miami
After leading the NL in stealing success rate for six straight seasons, the Phils' SB% has been only 67% so far this year. Juan Pierre, meanwhile, is 9 for 10 and is leading the NL in steals for the Marlins, who are 14 for 16 as a team and have the league's highest success rate.
Pierre has also impacted the SH/G row for both teams. With his departure, the Phillies are back near the bottom (or "top", depending on your point of view on sacrifices), while Miami has jumped from fewer sacrifices than average last year, to among the highest in the NL.
The string of "15"s down Miami's list is really amazing. At least they don't strike out a lot, so they've got that going for 'em.
Thanks in part to the fireworks in Cleveland, Phillies pitching is again near the bottom in home runs allowed.
ADDENDUM: Starting Pitchers in Pictures
Below are all the starting pitchers' lines to date, including game scores. Color coding is:
- green: 6+ IP, 3 ER or less (i.e. "Quality Start")
- red: simply, more ER than IP
- orange: all others
And the game scores in graphical form:
Based on game scores, the two best starts this year were Lee's first one in Atlanta (86), and Kendrick's 3-hit shutout last week against the Mets.
Other things to note:
- Halladay's schizophrenia
- Lee's downward trend
- Hamels steady last 4 starts
- Kendrick's rising trend, punctuated by two great starts
- Mostly quite respectable contributions from Lannan and Pettibone
NL Standings and Team Stats
Milestones likely to be reached over the next week or so...