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For 2013, Baseball-Reference calculates the combined WAR for Phillie hitters at 3.7.

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There were 32 individual NL hitters last year with a bWAR better than 3.7. As you probably guessed, things aren’t exactly headed in the right direction for the Phils in this area — the team was first in bWAR for batters in 2009 after being second in ’08. They slipped to fifth in 2010 and have been in the bottom half of the league ever since. They were 14th in 2013, ahead of only the Marlins.

Here are the eight non-pitchers on the ’13 Phillies who have both a WAR calculated by Baseball-Reference that’s greater than zero and a WAR calculated by FanGraphs that’s greater than zero:

Player bWAR (NL Rank) fWAR (NL Rank)
Utley 3.5 (36) 3.9 (28)
Brown 2.5 (52) 1.6 (83)
Ruiz 1.7 (78) 1.4 (91)
Revere 0.8 (114) 0.9 (108)
Howard 0.6 (127) 0.4 (143)
Rollins 0.2 (170) 1.6 (85)
Quintero 0.2 (180) 0.4 (151)
Rupp 0.2 (181) 0.1 (199)

That’s not good. Using the FanGraphs data, for example, Domonic Brown has the second-best fWAR on the team at 1.6, which was 83rd best in the league.

Baseball-Reference’s guide on interpreting WAR suggests 5+ for an All-Star, 2+ for a starter, 0-2 for a reserve and less than zero replacement level. The Phillies had two hitters with a bWAR higher than two in 2013 and five of the eight players listed above have a bWAR less than one.

Humberto Quintero is a good bet not to be on the Phillies in 2014. Carlos Ruiz is a free agent that could be back, but I wouldn’t count on it. Ruiz not being back is a blow to the Phils — less because he was good last year and more because, by WAR calculated by Baseball-Reference and FanGraphs, he was the third or fourth-best non-pitcher on the Phillies last season despite on-basing .320 with five home runs

That leaves the Phils with six players on the ’14 team that had a positive WAR at both sites in ’13: Chase Utley, Domonic Brown, Jimmy Rollins, Ben Revere, Ryan Howard and Cameron Rupp.

Utley was clearly the best non-pitcher on the Phillies in 2013. He’s had a bWAR that’s ranged from 3.0 to 3.7 over the last three years and seems like a good bet to be in that range again in 2014. The problem is that he was the best non-pitcher on the Phils in 2013 and was about the 28th or 36th best non-pitcher in the 15-team league. That and there’s a pretty monster drop off behind him.

Again, Utley’s bWAR was 3.5. The total bWAR for all the hitters on the team was 3.7. Milwaukee was seventh in the NL in bWAR for hitters at 20.6 last year and the Padres were eighth at 20.3. So to get to about middle of the pack in the NL last year, the Phllies would have needed to add about 16.7 or so bWAR from their hitters, which is about 4.8 players with the 3.5 bWAR of their best hitter. Obviously it’s more complicated than that, because they couldn’t just add players without taking away some that contributed to their 3.7 bWAR in the first place, but the point is they’re a long way away from being in the middle of the pack in the NL.

Brown impressed with the bat in 2013, but he sure can’t play defense. Posted a positive bWAR for the first time in his career, but fWAR was a lot less impressed. Still, he seems like a good bet to get better and is one of a very few blocks the Phillies have to build on.

Rollins put up a bWAR of 0.2, the worst mark for any year in his career in which he’s gotten at least 100 plate appearances. Coming into the season, his bWAR range for the four previous seasons had been 1.7 to 2.5. If he bounces back, it might not be that high. His -1.0 dWAR was the worst mark for his career. FanGraphs had his UZR/150 at short at -2.7 coming off of positive marks for ten years in a row.

Revere is still young, still never going to walk and never hit for power. The Phillies will need him to be an elite defensive player if he’s going to be good and I’m not sure why you’d think that would happen. He wasn’t in 2013, posting the worst dWAR of his career at -0.4 despite less playing time than he had in the last two years. His UZR/150 in center as calculated by FanGraphs was negative for the second straight year as well. He did hit a monster 407/426/482 in his last 123 plate appearances before injury ended his season. I think he’ll probably be okay on the WAR fronts if he can keep that up. Even assuming he doesn’t, I don’t see center field as one of the biggest areas of concern for the Phillies, where they have a good chance to have a very cheap player who will make a positive contribution. If you want to worry, I’d go with right field, first base and catcher in that order. And cross your fingers about Cody Asche at third base.

Howard on-based .319 in 2013 and his isolated power (.199) dropped under .200 for the first time in his career. Over the last two years his average bWAR is -0.25 and his average fWAR is -0.35. Over his last four years his average bWAR is 0.48 and his average fWAR is 0.45.

The Phillies are due to pay Utley, Rollins and Howard a combined $51 million in 2014 and there’s a real chance only one of the three will put up a bWAR better than one. The trio made $46 million in 2013 with Utley the only player of the group with a bWAR better than 0.6. Per the table above, FanGraphs thought Rollins was a lot better than Baseball-Reference.

Cameron Rupp makes a surprise appearance on the list. Let’s hope for the best, but there are going to be some surprised folks out there if he proves to be more than a backup catcher. He also has 14 career plate appearances. Presumably the Phillies will add a catcher before the season starts, which will prevent them from going into the season with Kratz and Rupp handling the catching duties and, presumably, will mean Rupp starts the year somewhere other than on the active roster.


Can you hear me now?

The Nats didn’t want John Lannan, but his performance last night may have them wondering why. Lannan was outstanding, throwing eight shutout innings as the Phils topped Washington 3-2.

An overused Papelbon gave up a pair of runs in the ninth, but held on to get his 19th save.

It was Lannan’s day, but Revere and Rollins stole the show offensively for the Phils. Hitting one and two in the order, the duo combined to go 5-for-9 with a double and two stolen bases and scored all three Phillie runs. They were the driving forces behind a two-run bottom of the first and produced another run in the sixth when Revere doubled with two outs and Rollins singled him home. They did their best to start another rally in the second, but a nice play from Ian Desmond at short took a hit away from Rollins.

The Phils have gone 5-2 over their last seven games, playing against some of the best teams in their division and in the NL between the Pirates, Braves and Nationals.

The Phillies are 44-46 on the year after beating the Washington Nationals 3-2 last night. The Phils lead the four-game series one game to none. They’re 5-2 in July despite allowing the same number of runs they’ve scored (33). They’ve scored 70 runs in their last 13 games, an average of 5.38 runs per game. Prior to those 13 games, they had scored 283 runs in 77 games, or about 3.68 runs per game. The 5.38 runs per game over the last 13 is inflated by a single game on June 28 when they beat the Dodgers 16-1, but even removing that game they’ve still scored 4.5 runs per game over their last 12.

Lannan got the start for the Phillies and went eight shutout innings, allowing four hits, all singles, and two walks. He struck out four.

That’s definitely Lannan’s best start as a Phillie and probably his best since May 27, 2011. He allowed two hits and two walks over 7 2/3 scoreless innings that day as the Nats topped the Padres 2-1.

He drops his ERA on the year to 4.23 after eight starts. He’s allowed just two home runs in 44 2/3 innings over his eight appearances, but righties are hitting 309/362/441 against him.

He set the Nats down in order in the top of the first.

He started the second up 2-0. Jayson Werth reached on a softly hit infield single with one out, but Lannan got Andy LaRoche on a fly ball to center for the second out and struck Anthony Rendon out swinging for the third.

He threw a 1-2-3 third.

Bryce Harper walked with one out in the fourth, but Ruiz threw him out trying to steal second for the second out. Ryan Zimmerman followed with a single into center and Werth walked behind Zimmerman, putting men on first and second for LaRoche. LaRoche hit the ball well, but Utley handled it and threw to first to set the Nats down.

Huge caught stealing of Harper for the second out in the inning saves the Phils at least one run. Harper looked like he was actually safe at second on a close play, but the Phils catch a big break with the call.

Lannan set the Nats down in order in the fifth.

Harper singled to right with two outs in the sixth. Zimmerman grounded to short for the third out.

Up 3-0, Lannan threw a 1-2-3 seventh.

Steve Lombardozzi bunted for a single with one out in the eighth. Denard Span was the next batter and grounded to second with Utley going to Rollins to force Lombardozzi for the second out. Lannan struck Ian Desmond out swinging 0-2 to end the frame.

Lannan allowed just four hits in his eight innings. One was the bunt single by Lombardozzi in the eighth and the other was a softly hit infield single by Werth in the second.

Papelbon started the ninth with the Phils still up by three. Harper led off with a single into center and moved up to third when Zimmerman doubled to center. It brought Werth to the plate as the tying run with nobody out and man on second and third. Werth blasted an 0-1 pitch to center, but Revere took in on the track in front of the wall for the second out. Harper tagged and scored (3-1) and Zimmerman moved up to third. LaRoche was next and he flew to center for the second out. Zimmerman tagged and scored. 3-2 with two outs and nobody on. Lefty Chad Tracy hit for the pitcher Ross Ohlendorf and flew to center to end the game.

Papelbon started the inning despite having thrown in three of the past four days, including 25 pitches the day before.

Papelbon gets Tracy to end the game. On June 17, Tracy homered off of Papelbon with two outs in the top of the ninth to tie the game at 4-4. The Phils won it in the bottom of the ninth on a two-out single by Brown that scored Revere. Lannan also started the June 17 game.

Papelbon has pitched two days in a row and four times in five days. He almost surely will not pitch tonight, which is a problem for the Phillies given his status as the the only effective reliever in their pen.

Last night was just the second time this year he’s allowed more than one earned run in an appearance. He has a 4.09 ERA over 11 innings in his last 11 times out. He’s also allowed two unearned runs over those outings.

The Phillie lineup against righty Dan Haren went (1) Revere (2) Rollins (3) Utley (4) Brown (5) Michael Young (6) Delmon Young (7) Ruf (8) Ruiz. Rollins hit second in the order for the first 11 games of the season and now has hit second two in a row. He’s been in the starting lineup 86 times — batting first 39 times, third 31 and second 16. Ruf plays first against the righty with Howard on the DL and out 6-8 weeks.

Revere and Rollins singled back-to-back to start the bottom of the first and pulled off a double-steal that left them on second and third with nobody out. Utley struck out swinging for the first out, but Brown was next and hit a ball back up the middle and off Haren’s foot. The ball rolled towards first and Brown beat it out for a single. Revere scored (1-0) and Rollins moved up to third, leaving runners on the corners with one down for Michael Young. Haren uncorked a wild pitch with Young at the plate, which moved Brown up to second with Rollins holding third. Young went on to walk, loading the bases for Delmon Young. Delmon Young struck out swinging 1-2 for the second out. Ruf was next and walked on a 3-2 pitch, moving everyone up a base and forcing Rollins home to make it 2-0. Ruiz flew to right to leave them loaded.

The Phils get three hits, two walks, two stolen bases and a wild pitch in the frame, but wind up with just one run. Big strikeouts for Utley and Delmon Young with less than two outs before Ruiz flies out with the bases loaded.

Brown moves up to second on the wild pitch with Rollins holding third, which looks weird in the box score, but looked less weird when it happened. The ball went under the catcher Ramos and to the backstop, off the wall and straight back towards the catcher. Rollins held and would have been out had he tried to go home, except that Ramos didn’t handle the ball as it came off the wall and it kicked away from him. So Rollins would actually have been safe. Didn’t matter at all as he scored on Ruf’s walk anyway.

Revere singled softly to right with one out in the second. Rollins was next and hit a ball in the hole between short and third, but Desmond made a nice diving play and threw to first to retire Rollins. Utley flew to left for the third out.

Second time in two innings that Revere and Rollins do their part to get a rally started at the top of the order. Desmond made a very nice play to take a hit away from Rollins and change the inning.

Brown walked to start the third and moved up to second when Michael Young followed and singled softly into center. Delmon Young struck out swinging for the first out and Ruf struck out swinging for the second. Ruiz flew to right to end the inning.

No run for the Phillies after they put runners on first and second with nobody out to start the inning. Second huge strikeout for Delmon Young in two at-bats. In the first he struck out swinging with one out and the bases loaded. In the third he struck out swinging with nobody out and runners on first and second.

The Phillies went in order in the fourth.

Michael Young singled with one out in the fifth and moved to third when Delmon Young singled softly to right. It put runners on the corners for Ruf with two down. Ruf struck out swinging to leave them stranded.

Revere doubled to left off of lefty Fernando Abad with two outs in the sixth. Rollins was next and lined a single to right. Revere tried to score from second and slid in just ahead of a strong throw from Werth, putting the Phils up 3-0 with Rollins on second and two down. Utley grounded to second to end the frame.

Revere and Rollins again come up big. Back-to-back singles in the first and they both score. Revere singled with one out in the second and Rollins has a hit taken away by Desmond. Revere doubles in the sixth and scores on a two-out single by Rollins.

Revere doubles against the lefty. Ends the day with a 369/379/492 line against left-handed pitching for the season with seven extra-base hits in 66 PA. His isolated power for the year against righties is .030 and .123 against lefties.

Righty Ross Ohlendorf set the Phillies down in order in the seventh. Brown got an extra chance when Ramos dropped a foul popup, but grounded to third for the first out.

Ruf singled off of Ohlendorf to start the eighth and McDonald ran for him at first. Ruiz struck out for the first out. Frandsen hit for Lannan and struck out swinging for the second. Revere grounded to second to set the Phillies down.

Two scoreless innings and three strikeouts for Ohlendorf, who pitched kinda like he was channeling Fozzie Bear after Fozzie had spent a week studying pitchers from the 1920s. Don’t know where he came up with that windup, but it’s definitely entertaining. The whole thing owes an assist to the reality that Ohlendorf’s last name is Ohlendorf and he has an eightish ERA over the last two years.

Revere was 3-for-5 with a double and a stolen base in the game. Scored two of the three Phillie runs and his double was the only extra-base hit of the game for the Phils. 11-for-his-last-23 with two doubles and a triple. 343/379/406 in his 222 plate appearances since the end of April.

Rollins 2-for-4 with a stolen base and an RBI. 3-for-his-last-12. Two extra-base hits, both doubles, and a .281 slugging percentage over his last 141 plate appearances.

Utley 0-for-4 with a big strikeout after the double-steal in the first. 6-for-27 (.222) to start July.

Brown 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI. 370/404/700 so far in July. 300/333/614 over his last 285 plate appearances.

Michael Young 2-for-3 with a walk. 5-for-his-last-10 with two walks.

Delmon Young was 1-for-4, struck out three times and left five men on base. He had two huge early strikeouts with less than two outs. Struck out with the bases loaded and one out in the first and with men on first and second with nobody out in the third. He’s hitting 429/462/551 over his last 52 plate appearances.

Ruf 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI. Struck out twice. 3-for-7 with a double and two walks on the year.

Ruiz 0-for-4 with a strikeout and six men left on base. 2-for-his-last-10. Three extra-base hits in 122 PA for the year and an isolated power of .028.

Hamels (3-11, 4.38) faces righty Taylor Jordan (0-1, 2.70) tonight. The Phillies have won two games started by Hamels in a row for the first time this season. Coming in those two starts they were 2-14 in games he started. The 24-year-old Jordan was drafted by the Nats in the ninth round of the ’09 draft and has made two appearances with Washington this year, both starts. He hasn’t allowed an extra-base hit to any of the 46 batters he’s faced this season.


Lucky number 13

The Phils won a wild one last night, topping the Padres 7-5 in 13 innings.

Cole Hamels had an ugly start, allowing five runs over six innings. The Phils went into the seventh down 5-2, but scored an unearned run in that frame and got a two-run homer from Delmon Young in the eighth to tie the game at 5-5. In the top of the 13th they scored a pair of unearned runs with the help of Logan Forsythe errors, putting them on top to stay.

The bullpen, which has been atrocious this year, was outstanding in the game. Hamels left after six innings and was followed by five Phillie relievers who combined to toss seven shutout innings.

The Phillies are 38-41 on the year after beating the San Diego Padres 7-5 in 13 innings last night. The Phillies take the series two games to one. Since the end of the day on April 25, the Phillies have gone 29-27, which ties them with the Braves for the best record in the NL East. They started the year by going 9-14, though, which has them in third place in the division, seven games behind the first-place Braves.

Hamels got the start for the Phillies and went six innings, allowing five runs, four earned, on seven hits and two walks. Five of the hits went for extra-bases, four doubles and a home run. He struck out five.

Hamels has the worst numbers of his career after 17 starts. Worst ERA (4.58) and worst ratio (1.30). He has a 4.97 ERA and a 1.34 ratio over his last nine starts.

Up 1-0, he walked Carlos Quentin with two outs in the bottom of the first. He struck Chase Headley out swinging to leave Quentin at first.

The Phils led 2-0 when Hamels set the Padres down in order in the second.

Pedro Ciriaco bunted for a single to start the third and scored on a one-out double by Logan Forsythe to cut the lead to 2-1. Chris Denorfia was next and lined a single to right. Delmon Young didn’t handle the ball and it rolled over to Mayberry in center. Forsythe scored (2-2) and Young was charged with an error. Hamels got Quentin and Headly on a pair of fly balls to keep Denorfia at first.

Young wasn’t going to catch Denorfia’s ball, but the Phillies got pretty lucky it wound up so close to Mayberry after he kicked it.

Hamels struck out Kyle Blanks and Yasmani Grandal in a 1-2-3 fourth.

He got the first two to start the fifth before Forsythe doubled to right-center. It brought Denorfia to the plate and Denorfia hit a 2-0 pitch out to left, putting the Padres up 4-2. Quentin grounded to third for the third out.

Righties Forsythe and Denorfia go double/HR back-to-back off of Hamels with two outs and nobody on. Righties are slugging .467 against him this year and .397 for his career.

Headley and Blanks doubled back-to-back to start the sixth, with Blanks’s double scoring Headley to make it 5-2. Hamels got the next two batters before walking Ciriaco intentionally to pitch to the pitcher Robbie Erlin. Erlin went down swingin to leave Blanks at second.

The lead was cut to 5-3 when JC Ramirez set the Padres down in order in the seventh.

Ramirez was back for the eighth with the game tied at 5-5 and threw another 1-2-3 frame on three ground balls.

Second appearance of the year for Ramirez. He hasn’t allowed a hit or a walk to the nine batters he has faced while striking out four over three innings.

Aumont started the ninth and walked the leadoff man Grandal on five pitches. Will Venable ran for Grandal at first and Ciriaco bunted. Aumont fielded and threw to second in time to force Venable for the first out. Lefty Mark Kotsay hit for the pitcher Dale Thayer and grounded to second for the second out with Ciriaco moving up to second. Aumont got behind Forsythe 3-0 and then put him on intentionally, leaving runners on first and second with two down for Denorfia. Denorfia flew to center to end the inning.

You really, really don’t want to walk the leadoff batter in the bottom of the ninth in a tie game, but Aumont gets away with it here with the help of the failed sacrifice by Ciriaco.

Aumont came back to throw a 1-2-3 tenth.

Two scoreless innings for Aumont in which he walks two. He’s walked 12 in 15 innings for the year. First appearance for him with the Phillies since May 20.

Diekman pitched the eleventh. He allowed a one-out single to Nick Hundley. Ciriaco followed and grounded to short with Diekman forced at second for the second out. Lefty Alexi Amarista hit for the pitcher Tim Stauffer and Diekman got him on a fly ball to Mayberry to set the Padres down.

Diekman gets a break as San Diego calls on the lefty Amarista to hit for the pitcher. He allows a hit in his scoreless inning. Still hasn’t walked a batter in five innings over six appearances, but opponents have hit .348 against him.

Savery struck out Quentin in a 1-2-3 twelfth.

2.25 ERA and a 1.00 ratio for Savery after eight innings over six appearances. Righties are hitting 136/208/273 against him.

Papelbon started the thirteenth with the Phillies on top 7-5. Jesus Guzman singled to left with two outs and took second on defensive indifference. Hundley hit as the tying run, but Papelbon struck him out swinging 2-2 to end the game.

Only outing of Papelbon’s last four in which he wasn’t charged with a run.

Overall the pen went seven scoreless innings in the game, allowing two hits and two walks while striking out four. Aumont threw 31 pitches and Ramirez 21. Everyone else was 15 or lower.

The Phillie lineup against lefty Robbie Erlin went (1) Rollins (2) Utley (3) Michael Young (4) Howard (5) Brown (6) Delmon Young (7) Mayberry (8) Ruiz. Mayberry in center against the lefty with Revere on the bench. Delmon Young plays right.

Utley singled to left with one out in the top of the first and scored when Michael Young followed with a double to center, putting the Phils up 1-0. Howard moved Young up to third with a ground out to first, but Brown grounded to first to end the inning.

Delmon Young doubled to left to start the second. He took third on a fly out by Mayberry and tagged and scored when Ruiz flew to center for the second out. 2-0. Hamels struck out looking to set the Phillies down.

Utley and Michael Young both struck out as the Phils went in order in the third.

The Phillies went in order again in the fourth with the game tied at 2-2. Howard and Delmon Young both struck out in the frame.

Howard has struck out 13 times in his last 29 plate appearances (about 44.8%).

Ruiz walked with one out in the fifth and Hamels bunted him up to second with the second out. Rollins lined to short to end the frame.

The Phils were down 4-2 when they went in order in the sixth. Howard struck out swinging for the third out.

It was 5-2 when Brown singled to center to start the seventh. Erlin struck Delmon Young out swinging for the first out and righty Nick Vicent came in to pitch to Mayberry. Mayberry struck out looking for the second out before Ruiz moved Brown up to second with a single to left. Frandsen hit for Hamels and hit a foul ball that should have set the Phillies down, but Blanks just dropped it for an error. It gave Frandsen another chance and he singled to right, scoring Brown (5-3) and moving Ruiz up to second. Lefty Joe Thatcher took over for Vincent and got Utley on a ground ball to leave the runners stranded.

The error by Blanks gives the Phils an extra out and Frandsen gets them a run with the two-out single.

Brown continues to hit well against lefties, singling off of Erlin to start the frame. He’s hitting 301/333/575 against left-handed pitching for the year.

Brown doubled softly to right off of Thatcher with two outs in the eighth. Righty Luke Gregerson came in to pitch to Delmon Young and Young homered to left on a 1-2 pitch, tying the game at 5-5. Mayberry grounded to third to set the Phillies down.

Righty Dale Thayer set the Phils down in order in the ninth. Nix hit for Ramirez and struck out looking for the second out.

Nix is 0-for-his-last-4 with four strikeouts.

Righty Tim Stauffer set the Phillies down in order in the tenth and again in the eleventh.

Ruiz singled off of righty Huston Street to start the twelfth. Galvis hit for Diekman and bunted, but the first baseman Guzman fielded and threw to second in time to get Ruiz for the first out. Rollins hit into a double-play to set the Phillies down.

Galvis can’t sacrifice Ruiz up to second. He’s 11-for-his-last-78 (.141) going back to May 25.

Lefty Tommy Layne started the thirteenth for the Padres and hit the leadoff man Utley. Michael Young flew to right for the first out and Howard flew to left for the second. Brown was next and drew a walk, putting men on first and second with two outs for Revere. Revere hit a 2-2 pitch pretty hard on the ground towards right. Forsythe tried to field it moving to his first, but booted the ball, then fell down. Utley tried to score from second, so Forsythe picked the ball up and threw home. The ball and Utley arrived at the plate at the same time. It hit Utley and bounded away. Utley was safe (6-5) and Brown was able to score from first. 7-5. Forsythe was charged with two errors on the play, one for the boot and one throwing home to try to get Utley. The throw home was fine, it just hit the runner. It left Revere on second with two outs for Mayberry. Mayberry hit a ball up the middle. Ciriaco made a nice diving play to stop the ball from getting into the outfield. Revere tried to score from second, but was thrown out by a wide margin to end the frame.

Utley starts the rally with a hit-by-pitch, reminding that he led the NL in that category three years in a row from ’07 to ’09 and was third in ’10 and again in ’11.

Phillies just got lucky to score two runs on what should have been a ground out to second. Revere had a nice eight-pitch at-bat and battled, but made a bad base-running play to get thrown out at home on the ball hit by Mayberry.

Rollins was 0-for-5 with a walk in the game. 2-for-13 with two singles and two walks in the three-game set. 257/322/361 for the year. Watch out for his isolated power, which is in danger of going under .100. .159 for his career.

Utley 1-for-5 and hit by a pitch. 4-for-13 with two walks, a hit by pitch and a home run in the series. 231/310/385 in 29 plate appearances since his return. 266/335/462 for the year.

Michael Young 1-for-6 with an RBI-double in the first. 3-for-16 with a double in the series. 281/342/396 on the year. Notable Phillies slugging under .400 for the season include Michael Young, Rollins and Ruiz.

Howard 0-for-6 and struck out three times. 0-for-10 with five strikeouts in the set. In the starting lineup against a left-handed pitcher and hitting cleanup, but ends the day with a 175/225/297 line against left-handed pitching for the year. He’s struck out in about 46.2% of his chances against lefties this season and his .225 on-base percentage against them benefits from two hit-by-pitches. He’s hammering righties to the tune of 309/363/545 and striking out in only about 23.7% of his chances against righties. 272/325/475 for the year overall.

Brown goes 2-for-5 with a double and a walk and scores three runs. 4-for-14 with two walks, a double and a home run in the set. 276/324/545 for the year.

Delmon Young 2-for-4 with an error, a double and a two-run homer. Ties the game in the eight with his two-run shot. 3-for-7 in the series. 230/284/419 for the year. Hitting just 200/293/343 against lefties. That’s problem if you’re going to be a terrible defensive player who can’t hit righties.

Mayberry 1-for-6. 5-for-13 with a double in the series. Four walks in his last 109 plate appearances and a .310 on-base percentage for the year. 260/310/434 on the season.

Ruiz 2-for-3 with a walk. 6-for-11 with a walk in the series. 273/310/299 on the year. Two extra-base hits in 84 plate appearances, both doubles.

Pettibone (3-3, 4.14) faces righty Zack Greinke (4-2, 3.79) tonight in LA. Opponents are hitting .295 against Pettibone for the year. Lefties 316/394/463. He’s threw to a 3.00 ERA over his first six starts, but a 5.46 ERA over his last six. Seven strikeouts in 20 1/3 innings over his last four outings. Greinke has been very good in three of his last four starts and allowed five runs in five innings against the Pirates in the other. He hasn’t allowed a home run to a right-handed batter in his 57 innings this season.


Cliff driving

Cliff Lee delivered again last night, throwing eight strong innings as the Phils topped the Nats 4-2.

The Phils are 10-5 this year in games started by Lee and 25-32 in games started by anyone else.

The Phillies scored just four runs in the game and failed to deliver in several key situations at the plate, but there seem to be some signs of life from the offense. Ben Revere is hitting .455 over his last 33 at-bats and scoring runs regularly. Michael Young’s power has evaporated over the last two years, but he has four extra-base hits in his last nine at-bats and six in his last 29. Ryan Howard is 11-for-his-last-21 with four walks and hitting 330/398/534 over his last 103 plate appearances.

The Phillies are 35-37 on the year after beating the Washington Nationals 4-2 last night. They have won two in a row and four of their last six.

Lee got the start for the Phillies and went eight innings, allowing two runs on five hits. Two of the hits went for extra-bases, both solo homers that accounted for the two runs that he allowed. He struck out nine and did not walk a batter.

The Phillies are 8-1 in the last nine games that Lee has started. Opponents have hit .194 against him in those nine starts and he’s thrown to a 1.97 ERA with an 0.83 ratio and struck out 64 in 68 2/3 innings. Righties are hitting 199/226/306 against him for the season.

Ryan Zimmerman singled with two outs in the top of the first, but Lee got Jayson Werth on a ground ball to third to end the frame.

Lee set the Nats down in order in the second and again in the third.

He struck out Anthony Rendon and Zimmerman for the first two outs in the fourth. Werth was next and hit the first pitch of his at-bat out to left, putting the Nats up 1-0. Adam LaRoche followed that with a single to right, but Lee got Ian Desmond to ground to short for the third out.

The game was tied at 1-1 when Lee set Washington down in order in the fifth.

Rendon singled to center with one out in the sixth, but Lee struck out Zimmerman for the second out and got Werth on a ground ball to third to retire the side.

Up 4-1, Lee threw a 1-2-3 seventh.

With one out in the eighth, righty Jeff Kobernus hit for the pitcher Craig Stammen and homered to left on a 2-1 pitch, cutting the lead to 4-2. Lee got the next two.

Career home run number for the 24-year-old Kobernus. He has ten homers in the minor leagues over 1,468 plate appearances. Two in 559 plate appearances at Double-A or above.

Papelbon pitched the ninth with the Phils still up by two. LaRoche singled to right with two outs, bring Desmond to the plate as the tying run. Papelbon got him on a ground ball to third to end the game.

Papelbon was throwing for his second day in a row and threw ten pitches in the game. He’s been charged with a run in three of his last seven appearances. In two of the three the run came on a solo home run. Even looking at the rough recent patch for Papelbon, the home runs are the only real problem. He’s allowed six hits and a walk while striking out eight over his last seven innings.

The Phillie lineup against lefty Ross Detwiler went (1) Revere (2) Michael Young (3) Rollins (4) Howard (5) Brown (6) Delmon Young (7) Frandsen (8) Ruiz. Delmon Young starts in right against the lefty with Mayberry on the bench. Frandsen starts at second for the third time in four games. Ruiz returns to the lineup, making his first start since May 19.

The Phillies went in order in the first and again in the second.

Ruiz singled softly to right with one out in the third, but Lee struck out swinging for the second out and Revere grounded to second.

The Phils were down 1-0 when Michael Young started the bottom of the fourth with a double to center. Rollins bunted him up to third with the first out and Howard followed with a fly ball to right for the second, deep enough for Young to tag and score, tying the game at 1-1. Brown lined to LaRoche at first for the third out.

Detwiler hit Delmon Young with a 1-1 pitch to start the fifth. Frandsen followed with a ground out to third that moved Young up to second. Ruiz struck out looking for the second out and Lee got behind 0-2, but smashed a single up the middle. Young tried to score from second, but Span made and accurate throw home from center that beat a sliding Young to the plate by a lot and the Phils were retired.

Lee is 7-for-27 on the year, which gives him a .259 average, higher than the mark posted by hitters Mayberry, Hernandez, Quintero, Ruiz, Kratz, Delmon Young, Nix, Galvis, Carrera, Lerud and Martinez.

Revere started the sixth with a bunt single and was running the pitch when Michael Young doubled into the right field corner. Revere scored easily to put the Phils up 2-1. Rollins followed with a single to right that moved Young up to third and Howard was hit by the first pitch from Detwiler, loading the bases for Brown. Brown struck out swinging for the first out. Delmon Young struck out swinging for the second. Frandsen got ahead 2-0 and lined a ball to left that dropped for a single just in front of Lombardozzi. Michael Young scored easily (3-1). Lombardozzi picked the ball up on a short hop and threw home, but Rollins just beat the ball home to make it 4-1 with two down and runners on first and second. Ruiz grounded to short to leave the runnners stranded.

Frandsen’s ball landed really close to Lombardozzi in left. The Phillies were fortunate it wasn’t caught. Rollins didn’t slide at the plate with the second run on Frandsen’s ball and was nearly thrown out.

Brown and Delmon Young both strike out with the bases loaded and less than two outs.

Second double for Michael Young in three innings. He’s 4-for-9 in the series so far with four extra-base hits.

Revere bunts for a single and scores another run for the Phillies, his third of the series. He’s 15-for-his-last-33 (.455) with eight runs scored. He has 33 plate appearances in that span. If you scored eight runs every 33 plate appearances you would score about 145 over 600 plate appearances.

Michael Young doubled to left off of righty Craig Stammen with two outs in the seventh. Rollins flew to left to leave him stranded.

Young doubles off of a righty this time after doubling off the lefty Detwiler in his two previous at-bats.

It was 4-2 when Howard tripled to right off of righty Drew Storen to start the eighth. Brown struck out for the first out. Mayberry grounded back to the mound with Howard holding for the second out. Frandsen flew to center to leave Howard at third.

The Phillies can’t score after the leadoff triple. Second time in three innings that Brown gets to hit with a runner on third and nobody out and strikes out. Mayberry can’t bring the runner home from third with one out.

Revere was 1-for-4 with a strikeout in the game. 313/336/357 over his last 117 plate appearances with 10 steals and one caught stealing.

Michael Young 3-for-4 with three doubles and an RBI. He has six extra-base hits in his last 29 plate appearances. Prior to those 29 plate appearances he had one extra-base hit in his previous 62. His numbers against righties are climbing and up to 294/337/390.

Rollins 1-for-3. He’s on-basing .283 over his last 47 plate appearances with one extra-base hit, a double.

Howard 1-for-2 with a triple, an RBI and a hit by pitch. 330/398/534 over his last 103 plate appearances. Hit a monster home run in Monday’s game. He’s hitting 301/354/511 against right-handed pitching for the year. 303/365/586 at home for the season and 257/298/386 on the road. 11-for-his-last-21 (.524) with four walks and four extra-base hits.

Brown had a terrible game. 0-for-4 with two strikeouts, both of which came with nobody out and a man on third. He’s 5-for-his-last-33 (.152) with five singles.

Delmon Young 0-for-2 and was hit by a pitch. Couldn’t score from second on Lee’s two-out single in the fifth. Miserable year offensively so far in a lot of ways — one of them is that he’s walked in about 4.4% of his plate appearances against right-handed pitchers.

Frandsen 1-for-4 with a big two-out, two-run single. Leads the team in on-base percentage at .398 with the help of a team-high six hit-by-pitches. His walk rate is up for the year, though. 8.3% this year and 5.4% for his career coming into the season.

Ruiz 1-for-3 with a bloop single and a strikeout. He’s been miserable offensively in limited time this far. He’s hitting .241 with an isolated power of .037 and two extra-base hits, both doubles, in 59 plate appearances.

Kendrick (6-4, 3.76) faces lefty Gio Gonzalez (3-3, 3.40) tonight. Kendrick comes off his worst start of the year, having allowed seven runs against the Rockies over 4 1/3 innings on Friday. Gonzalez threw to a 5.34 ERA over his first six starts on the season. Since then he’s made eight starts in which opponents have hit .188 against him and he’s thrown to a 2.22 ERA. He still walks a ton of people and right-handed people in particular. He’s walked about 13.3% of the righties he’s faced this year.

The next update to Philliesflow won’t be until next week.


Eighth not enough to do in the Phils this time

The bullpen faltered late again last night, but this time the Phillies had an answer. A two-run lead shrunk to one in the top of the eighth as Adams allowed yet another run. The Nats were down to their last strike in the ninth when Papelbon allowed a solo home run to Chad Tracy, which tied the game at 4-4. Ben Revere led off the bottom of the ninth with a single, though, and scored on a two-out single by Brown to get the Phillies the win.

Opponents are hitting 299/365/486 against Phillie pitching in the eighth inning this year. That’s an .851 OPS. The second-worst eighth-inning OPS against in the NL belongs to the Cubs at .788.

The Phillies are 34-37 on the year after beating the Washington Nationals 5-4 last night. Coming off of a five-game losing streak, they’ve won three of their last five. They’re in third place in the NL East, 8 1/2 games behind the Braves and a game behind the second-place Nats.

Lannan got the start for the Phillies and went five innings, allowing two runs on six hits and a walk. Two of the hits went for extra-bases, both doubles. He struck out four.

First start for Lannan since April 17. He’s made four starts on the season. Three of them have been pretty good and he allowed six runs in 1 2/3 innings to the Reds in the other. Lefties are 2-for-13 against him and righties are hitting 313/362/500.

He walked Anthony Rendon with one out in the top of the first and hit Ryan Zimmerman behind Rendon, putting runners on first and second with one out for Jayson Werth. Werth singled into left, scoring Rendon to put Washington up 1-0 with men on first and second. Ian Desmond grounded into a double-play to set the Nats down.

Kurt Suzuki singled to right with one out in the second and moved to second when Steve Lombardozzi followed with a single to left. The pitcher Dan Haren was next and bunted. Lannan fielded and went to third in time to get Suzuki, leaving runners at first and second with two down. Lannan got Jeff Kobernus swinging 2-2 to end the frame.

Lannan allows just one run in the first two innings, but gives up three singles, a walk and hits a batter. Gets a big double-play to end the first and a big strikeout to leave two runners stranded in the second.

It was 1-1 when Lannan started the third. He allowed a one-out single to Zimmerman, but got the next two.

The Phils were up 3-1 when Lannan started the fourth. Suzuki and Lombardozzi doubled back-to-back with one out. Lombardozzi’s double down the right field line scored Suzuki to cut the lead to 3-2. Haren flew softly to Revere in center before Lombardozzi stole third. Lannan struck Kobernus out swinging again to leave the runner at third.

Second time in four innings that Lannan strikes the righty Kobernus out swinging to end the frame with a runner in scoring position.

Lannan got three ground balls in a 1-2-3 fifth.

Stutes threw a 1-2-3 sixth with the PHils up 4-2.

He came back and set the Nats down in order again in the seventh.

Two scoreless frames for Stutes in the game as he sets down six in a row, including two pinch-hitters. Drops his ERA on the year to 1.32 and his ratio to 0.88. Righties are 3-for-27 against him with three singles. Lefties are hitting 304/333/478 against him for the season. Last night he got three righties in the sixth and then switch-left-left in the seventh.

Adams started the seventh. Zimmerman doubled with one out and moved up to third on a ground out by Werth. Desmond followed with a two-out single into center, scoring Zimmerman to cut the lead to 4-3. Lefty Adam LaRoche hit for the pitcher Ian Krol. Bastardo came in to pitch to LaRoche and got him on a ground ball to second to end the frame.

Adams has allowed seven runs in ten innings over his last 11 appearances. He’s allowed six walks in those ten innings. Opponents have hit just .237 against him in that span, but three of the nine hits he’s allowed have gone for home runs.

Bastardo has pitched two days in a row. He faced one batter and got one out. No walks in the game, but he’s allowed 14 walks in 24 innings this year after walking 26 in 52 innings last year.

Papelbon pitched the ninth. He got the first two hitters and was ahead of lefty Chad Tracy 0-2 when Tracy homered to right, tying the game at 4-4. Papelbon struck Roger Bernadina out swinging to set Washington down.

Nats are down to their last strike when Tracy homers off of Papelbon.

Papelbon was not charged with a run in 18 appearances between April 4 and May 28, but has now allowed a run in three of his last six times out.

The bullpen went four innings in the game for the Phils, allowing two runs on three hits. Two of the hits went for extra-bases, the double off of Adams and the homer off of Papelbon. They struck out one. Bastardo has pitched two days in a row, but only threw four pitches in the game. Stutes threw 22 while going two frames.

The Phillie lineup against righty Dan Haren went (1) Revere (2) Michael Young (3) Rollins (4) Howard (5) Brown (6) Delmon Young (7) Frandsen (8) Quintero. Frandsen plays second with Galvis on the bench. Delmon Young in right with Mayberry and Nix on the bench. Quintero catches.

Down 1-0, the Phillies went in order in the bottom of the first.

Howard led off the bottom of the second and blasted a 2-2 pitch way out to right-center, tying the game at 1-1. Frandsen and Quintero singled back-to-back with two outs, but Lannan popped to third to leave the runners stranded on first and second.

Howard came in to last night’s game with one home run in his last 130 plate appearances. Crushed that ball, though.

Michael Young tripled to left with one out in the third and Rollins walked behind him. Rollins stole second before Howard walked, loading the bases for Brown. Brown struck out swinging for the second out. Delmon Young was next and lined a ball to right, which was missed by Werth and went for a double. Young and Rollins both scored, putting the Phillies up 3-1. Howard was caught off third by the relay throw, though, and tagged out to end the inning.

Weird inning in which much of what’s gone wrong for the Phillies this year goes right. Michael Young leads off with a triple. Howard and Rollins both walk. Brown fails in a big spot with the bat, but gets picked up by a big hit from Delmon Young.

Miserable base-running by Howard to get nailed a couple of feet off of third after two runs scored. He’s a terrible, terrible base-runner and has been for a long time. You can look it up.

Werth should have caught the ball hit by Delmon Young.

No RBI for Brown after he gets to hit with one out and the bases loaded.

The lead was cut to 3-2 when the Phillies went in order in the fourth.

Revere led off the fifth with a single and stole second before Michael Young grounded to short. Rollins popped to short for the second out, but Howard singled into center, scoring Revere to put the Phils up 4-2. Brown followed with a walk, but Delmon Young grounded to short to end the inning.

First of two big runs that Revere would score in the game for the Phils. They wouldn’t have scored in the frame without the steal of second.

Second big hit and RBI for Howard.

Brown draws another walk. He’s walked eight times in June, which is about 11.8% of his plate appearances. Before June he had walked nine times in 206 plate appearances, which is about 4.4%.

The Phillies went in order in the sixth.

Lefty Ian Krol set Revere, Michael Young and Rollins down in order in the seventh.

It was 4-3 when Howard singled off of righty Tyler Clippard to start the eighth. Brown was next and singled to right, putting men on first and second with nobody out. Martinez ran for Howard at second. Mayberry struck out for the first out and Galvis popped to short for the second. Clippard hit Quintero to load the bases. Nix hit for Bastardo and struck out to leave them loaded.

That’s miserable. No run for the Phillies after they put runners on first and second with nobody out in a one-run game. Neither Mayberry or Galvis can move the runners up with the first two outs.

The game was tied at 4-4 when the Phils hit in the ninth. Revere led off against lefty Fernando Abad and singled to center. Michael Young flew to center for the first out before Rollins singled softly to left, moving Revere up to third. Lerud hit for Papelbon and struck out swinging for the second out. Rollins took second without a throw before Brown singled to center 2-2, scoring Revere to give the Phils a 5-4 win.

Big hit for Brown. Huge at-bat for Lerud, too, but he strikes out with one out and the winning run at third.

Revere was 2-for-5 with a stolen base and scored two runs, including the game-winner. He’s 14-for-his-last-29 (.483). Came in to the season with a miserable walk rate of 5.4% for his career and has walked in 5.0% of his chances in 2013.

Michael Young 1-for-5 with a triple. He’s hitting .352 in June. His isolated power against righties was .095 in 2012 and in .092 so far in 2013.

Rollins 1-for-4 with a walk. 298/385/386 in his last 65 plate appearances.

Howard 3-for-3 with a walk, a long home run and two RBI. 10-for-his-last-19 with four walks and three extra-base hits.

Brown 2-for-4 with a walk and an RBI. He came into the game 3-for-his-last-25.

Delmon Young 1-for-3 with a two-run double. He came into the game 3-for-his-last-19.

Frandsen 1-for-3. His .405 on-base percentage leads the team. Michael Young is second at .350 and nobody else is above .339. His .383 wOBA as calculated by FanGraphs is the best for anyone on the team with more than three plate appearances. His defensive numbers are bad anywhere he plays.

Quintero 1-for-3 and was hit by a pitch. He still hasn’t walked against a right-handed pitcher for the year, but now he’s been hit once. 205/222/318 against righties for the season. 232/266/319 against righties for his career with 34 walks in 1,006 plate appearances (about 3.4%).

Lee (8-2, 2.55) faces lefty Ross Detwiler (2-4, 3.02) tonight. Lee hasn’t allowed more than three earned runs in any of his last eight outings, throwing to a 1.93 ERA over 60 2/3 innings in those appearances. He’s allowed just two home runs in 66 2/3 innings since the start of May. Detwiler hasn’t allowed more than three earned runs in any of his nine starts on the season. Opponents are hitting .305 against him and he’s going to have a tough time keeping his 3.02 ERA if they continue to do so. They hit .224 against him over his first three starts on the year as they to an 0.90 ERA. Since then he’s thrown to a 4.40 ERA in six starts, allowing 45 hits in 30 2/3 innings.


Minnesota series suggests the only hope for the Phils may be if Cliff Lee has a twin

Two twins would probably be better.

The Phillies snapped their five-game losing streak last night, outhitting the Twins 16-3 on their way to a 3-2 win.

The Phils got fantastic pitching in the game and Cliff Lee took a one-hit shutout into the seventh. The Twins scored a pair of runs in that frame, but did so with the help of two bad calls and a bloop double. The bullpen was atrocious for the Phillies in the series, but Adams set the Twins down in order in the eighth and Papelbon struck out two in a perfect ninth.

The Phils need to be just about perfect if they want to win these days. They have scored three runs or less in five games in a row and are 12th in the NL in runs scored per game.

It was the first one-run game the Phillies have won since May 29. They were 0-5 in their last five one-run games coming into last night.

The Phillies are 32-35 on the season after beating the Minnesota Twins 3-2 last night. The Twins take the series two games to one. The Phils are in third place in the NL East, 7 1/2 games behind the first-place Braves and two games behind the Nats.

Lee got the start for the Phillies and went seven innings, allowing two runs on three hits and a walk. One of the hits went for extra-bases, a double. He struck out six.

The Phillies are 7-1 in the last eight games that Lee has started. Opponents are hitting .197 against him in those outings.

Up 1-0, he set the Twins down in order in the bottom of the first, second and third.

Joe Mauer singled to left with one out in the fourth, but Lee got Ryan Doumit to ground into a double-play behind Mauer to end the inning.

Lee threw a 1-2-3 fifth.

He struck out the side in the sixth, getting Clete Thomas swinging and Brian Dozier and Eduardo Escobar both looking.

With one out in the second, Lee thought he had struck Mauer out looking at an 0-2 pitch for the second out. It was called a ball and Mauer went on to walk. Doumit was next and hit a ball softly to third. Young handled it and threw to first. Doumit looked like he was out at first, but was called safe and the Twins had men on first and second with one out. Lee got Josh Wilingham on a fly ball to left for the second out before Justin Morneau blooped a ball into left-center. Revere made a long run and a valiant diving effort, but the ball just eluded him and went for a two-run double that put Minnesota on top 2-1. Oswaldo Arcia flew to right to leave Morneau at second.

Tough inning for Lee. He look like he had Mauer struck out for the second out and the call at first on Doumit’s ball was worse. Then Morneau delivers a two-run double on a bloop just out of the reach of Revere.

Adams started the eighth with a 3-2 lead and set the Twins down in order, striking Thomas out for the first out, getting Dozier on a fly ball to center for the second and Escobar on a ground ball to third to end the inning.

Huge inning for Adams given the score and his recent struggles. He came into the game having been charged with a run in six of his last eight appearances.

Papelbon struck out the first two batters he faced in the ninth while setting the Twins down in order.

Papelbon came into the game having been charged with a run in two of his last three times out. For the year he’s thrown to a 1.52 ERA with an 0.68 ratio. Opponents are on-basing .188 against him for the season.

The Phillie lineup against righty Kevin Correia went (1) Revere (2) Micael Young (3) Rollins (4) Howard (5) Brown (6) Delmon Young (7) Nix (8) Galvis (9) Quintero. Revere returns to the top of the order with Michael Young moved down to second. Nix plays right against the righty with Mayberry on the bench. Delmon Young at DH. Galvis hits ahead of Quintero.

Revere led off the top of the first with a single to right and stole second after Michael Young flew to center. Rollins was next and reached on a ball unhandled by the pitcher Correia for an error. It left the Phils with runners on the corners for Howard and Howard singled to right, scoring Revere (1-0) and moving Rollins up to second. Brown popped up to first for the second out and Delmon Young struck out to leave the runners stranded.

Revere starts the rally and winds up at third without the help of another hit or walk.

Galvis singled to left with one out in the second and moved up to second on a two-out single by Revere. Michael Young flew to center to leave the runners at first and second.

Brown and Delmon Young singled back-to-back with two outs in the third, putting runners on the corners for Nix. Nix grounded to first to leave the runners stranded.

The Phillies had left two men on in each of the first three innings.

Revere lined a triple to right-center with two outs in the fourth, but was left at third when Michael Young grounded out to the pitcher.

Sixth extra-base hit for Revere on the season and second in his last 81 plate appearances.

Howard singled to right with one out in the fifth and moved up to second when Brown followed with a walk. Delmon Young struck out for the second out before Nix reached on an error by Escobar, loading the bases for Galvis. Galvis grounded to third to set the Phillies down.

Michael Young and Rollins singled back-to-back with two outs in the sixth off of righty Anthony Swarzak, putting runners on first and second for Howard. Howard lined a single to right, but Doumit fielded and made a strong and accurate throw home. Young was tagged out to set the Philies down.

It took a pretty great throw from Doumit to get Young at the plate. You have to try to score Young from second on the two-out single.

Nix singled with two outs in the seventh. Galvis was next and hit a foul ball down the third base line. Arcia made a fantastic catch while sliding into the wall to retire the Phils.

The Phillies trailed 2-1 when they hit in the eighth against righty Jared Burton. Frandsen hit for Quintero and doubled to right. Revere was next and bunted for a single, putting runners on the corners for Michael Young. Young singled to right, scoring Frandsen (2-2) and moving Revere to third. With men on the corners and nobody out, Rollins hit a ball to first. Morneau fielded and came home with the ball, but Revere slid in safe and the Phils led 3-2 with men on first and second. The runners moved up to second and third on a passed ball before Howard struck out swinging for the first out. Brown was walked intentionally to load the bases for Delmon Young, but Young grounded into a double-play to keep the Phils from getting more.

Revere again helps the Phils with his speed, bunting for a single and scoring on the ground out to first.

The Phillies can’t get more runs after putting men on second and third with nobody out. Howard strikes out for the first out and Delmon Young grounds into a double-play.

Nix singled off of righty Josh Roenicke to start the ninth. Mayberry ran for Nix and first and Roenicke struck Galvis out for the first out. Lefty Caleb Thielbar struck Lerud out for the second out and got Revere on a ground ball to second to leave Mayberry stranded.

Revere was 4-for-6 with a triple in the game and 8-for-14 with a triple in the series. 266/306/304 for the year. 316/360/368 in 127 plate appearances since the start of May. He’s slugging .282 against right-handed pitching for the year.

Michael Young 2-for-5 in the game and 4-for-13 with a double in the series. 12-for-his-last-29 and hitting 278/353/361 for the year.

Rollins 1-for-5 with an RBI. 4-for-13 with four singles and an RBI in the set. 262/326/381 on the year. 9-for-his-last-38 (.237) with nine singles. 290/364/419 over his last 141 plate appearances.

Howard 3-for-5 with an RBI. Drove in one run and nearly drove in another, but Doumit made a good throw to nail Michael Young at the plate. Strike out with nobody and runners on second and third in the eighth. 5-for-12 with a walk and five singles in the series. 260/303/435 for the year. Ends the day on-basing .300 or better for the first time since May 9. One home run in his last 116 plate appearances.

Brown 1-for-3 with two walks, one of which was intentional. 1-for-10 with two walks in the series. 282/324/576 for the year. 1-for-his-last-13 but OPSing 1.098 in June. He has six walks in 50 plate appearances in June (12%) and walked in 9 of 206 plate appearances before the start of June (4.4%).

Delmon Young 1-for-5 and struck out twice. Left seven men on base. 2-for-13 with two singles in the set. 224/277/408 for the year.

Nix 2-for-5 in the game and in the series. 207/270/305 for the year. Came into the game 1-for-his-last-23.

Galvis 1-for-5 with a strikeout and left five men on base. 1-for-12 in the series with a walk. 1-for-his-last-20. 213/277/360 for the year.

Quintero 0-for-3 and struck out three times. 0-for-5 with four strikeouts in the series. 1-for-his-last-10. 216/256/378 for the season. 5-for-32 (.156) against righties for the year without a walk.

Kendrick (6-4, 3.22) faces righty Juan Nicasio (4-2, 4.61) tonight in Colorado. The Phillies have won seven of the last ten games that Kendrick has started. He’s struggled against lefties in the past, but been fantastic against them in 2013. They’re hitting 240/297/395 against him for the year. Opponents have hit just .247 against Nicasio in 2013, but he’s walked 25 in 68 1/3 innings. His walk rate against lefties is especially high — he’s walked about 13.2% of the left-handed hitters he’s faced this season. He has allowed just one home run in his last five starts.


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