Jim Bunning was awesome in his short time with the Philadelphia Phillies

Blogged under Blast from the Past,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Monday 22 April 2013 at 11:11 am

Righty starting pitcher Jim Bunning was only with the Phillies for six seasons, but they were good ones.  He pitched in 226 games (208 starts) in his six years with the Phillies and he was 89-73 with 4 saves, a 2.93 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP.  He was an All-Star twice with the Phillies and he won 19 games three times and 17 games once in his six year with the team.  In 1967, Bunning finished 2nd in the N.L. Cy Young Award voting.  He pitched in 40 games (all starts) in 1967 for the Phillies and he was 17-15 with a 2.29 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP.  Bunning pitched 302 1/3 innings in 1967 and he gave up 241 hits, 73 walks and he whiffed 253 batters.  Despite only pitching six years for the Phillies, Bunning is still #9 in games started (208) in franchise history.  He is also #5 in WHIP (1.11), #10 in innings pitched (1,520 2/3), #7 in strikeouts (1,197) and #5 in shutouts (23) in Phillies’ history.  Bunning was elected into Baseball’s Hall of Fame in 1996.

It’s time for Dominic Brown to put up or sit down for the Philadelphia Phillies

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,In Need of a Slumpbuster by joelapinski on Monday 22 April 2013 at 11:05 am

With veteran outfielder Delmon Young on a rehab assignment right now, 25-year old lefty swinging outfielder Domonic Brown better step up if he wants to stay in the starting lineup much longer.  Brown has played in 18 games for the Phillies so far this year and he is 13 for 57 (.228 avg, .663 OPS) with 6 runs scored, 2 homers and 6 RBIs.  Brown has now played in 165 games in his first four years with the Phillies and he is 115 of 490 (.235 avg, .698 OPS) with 63 runs scored, 14 homers, 64 RBIs and 5 stolen bases.  The Phillies have resisted dealing Brown in the past despite many overtures, because of his “potential”.  It’s time for Brown to step up if he wants to keep playing a lot for the Phillies.

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