Here are the ratios ((H+BB)/IP) and (TB+BB)/IP for the 17 Phillies pitchers who faced more than 100 batters last season. They are ordered by innings pitched:
The total ratio for that group was 1.34 and the total result of (TB+BB)/IP was 1.97 (Blanton’s innings had more impact on those numbers than, for example, Jack Taschner’s). The average ratio was 1.39 and the average (TB+BB)/IP was 2.00 (Blanton and Taschner’s numbers had the same impact).
The Braves beat the Phillies 5-4 yesterday. Happ allowed two runs over five innings and walked five. Durbin followed Happ and gave up a two-run homer to Brooks Conrad in the seventh, tying the game at 4-4. Eric Hinske homered off of Madson in the top of the ninth to put the Braves on top to stay. Madson has a 6.43 ERA and a 1.57 ratio for the spring. Polanco went 2-for-4 and is hitting .408. Francisco 2-for-3 with a walk and two RBI. Werth was 0-for-2 and left six men on base, dropping his spring line to 170/278/298.
Romero pitched against minor leaguers yesterday and fared well.
The Phillies released Brad Wilkerson and Joe Bisenius. The linked article also says that Raul Ibanez, who hasn’t played since being hit on the elbow by a pitch on Friday, is expected to play today.