It’s been a rough year all around for Phillies pitchers at home in 2009. Rougher for some than others, though. The chart below shows, for each Phillies pitcher who has faced at least 30 batters at home this season, the percentage of all opposing hitters who have batted at Citizens Bank Park the pitcher has faced, the percentage of the team’s runs at home he has allowed, the difference between those two and the number of batters he has faced at home per run he has allowed (none of the numbers in the chart below include results from yesterday, which has a lot to do with why Clay Condrey looks untouchable at home when there is now evidence to indicate otherwise):
|P||BF||R||% BF||% R||BF – R||BF per R|
Kendrick, Escalona, Eyre and Bastardo were not included on the list because they have faced less than 30 batters at home this season, but all four of them have allowed a percentage of the team’s runs at home that’s higher than the percentage of the home batters they’ve faced. Antonio has faced nine hitters at home and five of them have scored, the poor Bastardo.
While those guys may not have pitched enough to hurt the team’s numbers at home a whole lot, Blanton and Moyer have and so have Park and Lidge. Here’s what the four have done at home this year:
Blanton and Moyer have especially been hurt by the long ball at home. They have combined to allow 18 in their 69 1/3 innings. That would have them allowing about 52 over 200 innings.
Durbin had a nifty 3.45 ERA at home for the year before last night, but three of the nine runs he has allowed are unearned. Taschner has a 4.50 ERA at home, but has walked 12 in 16 innings, contributing to a 1.94 ratio. Condrey, on the other hand, had been outstanding at home before last night. He had thrown to a 1.93 ERA and an 0.80 ratio over 18 2/3 innings, striking out 16 while walking just three. After allowing five runs last night while getting one out, he now has a 4.26 ERA and a 1.05 ratio.
Lidge threw without pain yesterday and hopes he will be able to return not long after June 22.