Antonio Bastardo has been downright nasty this year for the Philadelphia Phillies

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by chinmusic on Friday 29 April 2011 at 8:19 pm

25-year old lefty reliever Antonio Bastardo came into this season as the Phillies’ #12 prospect according to Baseball America and he’s showing why so far this year. Bastardo has pitched in 10 games (0 starts) for the Phillies so far this year and he is 1-0 with 1 save, a 0.87 ERA and a 0.77 WHIP. He only has given up 4 hits in his first 10 1/3 innings this year while whiffing 16 batters as he has been electric so far this year. The Phillies hope that Bastardo keeps up the good work as he could team with J.C. Romero (when he comes off the D.L.) to give them a nice pair of lefties in the pen.

Ryan Madson is looking good this year for the Philadelphia Phillies

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by chinmusic on Thursday 21 April 2011 at 10:56 am

Righty set-up man Ryan Madson is off to a solid start for the Phillies in 2011. Madson has pitched in 7 games (0 starts) for the Phillies so far this year and he is 2-0 with a 1.29 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP. He has only given up 5 hits while walking 2 batters in his first 7 innings this year. Madson has also whiffed 9 batters as he is doing an outstanding job of setting up for Jose Contreras. The Phillies need Madson to keep up the good work because they can’t afford to be giving up leads late in games.

Jose Contreras is off to a good start for the Philadelphia Phillies

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by chinmusic on Monday 11 April 2011 at 2:25 pm

When Brad Lidge went down to injury at the end of spring training, the Phillies weren’t sure of who to turn to as the closer. Ryan Madson seemed much more comfortable as a set-up man than as a closer last year. That led to the Phillies deciding to give 39-year old righty Jose Contreras a chance to close. Contreras only had 4 saves in his career (all coming last season with the Phillies) coming into this year. But, he has been outstanding so far this year for the Phillies. Contreras has pitched in 3 games (0 starts) for the Phillies so far this year and he is 0-0 with 2 saves, a 0.00 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP. Contreras has 4 whiffs in only 3 innings so far this year as his stuff plays much better as a late inning reliever as it did when he was a starting pitcher. The Phillies need Contreras to keep up the good work because Lidge is going to be out until at least the All-Star Game.

The top three starters for the Philadelphia Phillies get off to good starts

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by chinmusic on Monday 4 April 2011 at 4:39 pm

Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee and Roy Oswalt lived up to their advanced billing with solid first starts for the Phillies. They combined to go 2-0 with a 2.84 ERA and a 0.79 WHIP for the Phillies over the weekend. The trio was downright nasty as they only gave up 14 hits in 19 innings over the weekend while whiffing 23 batters and only walking 1! The Phillies’ starting pitchers come right at hitters and they have great stuff. I think the rest of the N.L. is in deep trouble because of the quality and quantity of the Phillies’ starting rotation as Cole Hamels and Joe Blanton are also really solid pitchers.

Ryan Madson has really been awesome for the Philadelphia Phillies

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by chinmusic on Thursday 16 September 2010 at 10:11 am

29-year old righty reliever Ryan Madson started this season as the closer as Brad Lidge had a late start to the year. But he was injured after blowing a game and it kept him out of action for quite a while. Upon his return though, he has really dominated giving the Phillies a reliable set-up man to Brad Lidge. Madson has pitched in 48 games (0 starts) for the Phillies this year and he is 5-2 with 5 saves, a 2.47 ERA and a 0.99 WHIP. He has only given up 37 hits in 47 1/3 innings while whiffing 59 batters showing how dominant his stuff is. He also has razor sharp control this year as he has only walked 10 batters. Madson will likely be the Phillies’ closer at some point again down the road as long as he keeps his head on straight.

Roy Oswalt has been outstanding for the Philadelphia Phillies so far

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by chinmusic on Wednesday 8 September 2010 at 5:56 pm

33-year old righty starting pitcher Roy Oswalt has been outstanding for the Phillies. He has started 8 games for the Phillies so far and he is 5-1 with a 2.30 ERA and a 0.99 WHIP. Oswalt has only given up 38 hits in 54 2/3 innings for the Phillies while whiffing 48 batters. He is also pounding the strike zone as he has only walked 16 batters in his 8 starts with the Phillies. Overall this year, Oswalt has started 28 games for the Phillies & Astros and he is 11-13 with a 3.09 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP. The Phillies need Oswalt to finish the season strongly.

Roy Halladay has been awesome for the Philadelphia Phillies this year

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by chinmusic on Friday 27 August 2010 at 12:05 pm

33-year old righty starting pitcher Roy Halladay has pitched just like the Phillies thought he would this year. Halladay has started 27 games for the Phillies this year and he is 16-9 with a 2.22 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP. He has given up 187 hits in 207 innings pitched this year and he has only walked 25 batters so you better be ready to swing when he’s on the mound. The most important thing for the Phillies’ pitching staff as a whole is that Halladay is a workhorse which saves the bullpen every fifth day. He has completed 8 games this season including three shutouts. He has been the best pitcher in the National League this season but he might not win the Cy Young Award due to a lack of run support which is one thing I never thought I would say this year because of the Phillies’ offense.

The Philadelphia Phillies have three All-Stars

Blogged under Awards,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well,Throwing Well by chinmusic on Monday 5 July 2010 at 9:48 am

2B Chase Utley was voted in by the fans to start the All-Star Game but he will have to miss it due to injury. Utley has played in 72 games this season for the Phillies and he was 73 of 264 (.277 avg, .849 OPS) with 49 runs scored, 11 homers, 37 RBIs and 5 stolen bases. He will be replaced in the starting lineup by Martin Prado of the Braves. This was the fifth time Utley was selected to play in the All-Star Game in his career. 1B Ryan Howard was picked as a reserve for the N.L. Howard has played in 80 games this season for the Phillies and he is 93 of 317 (.293 avg, .850 OPS) with 52 runs scored, 15 homers and 59 RBIs. This will be Howard’s third appearance in the mid-summer classic. Roy Halladay has made the pitching staff for the N.L. He has pitched in 17 games (all starts) for the Phillies this year and he is 9-7 with a 2.42 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP. Halladay has only walked 17 batters in 130 innings this season as he has been very aggressive in the strike zone. This will be Halladay’s 7th All-Star Game of his career.

Brad Lidge looks like he’s getting it back together for the Philadelphia Phillies

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by chinmusic on Monday 28 June 2010 at 4:15 pm

33-year old righty closer Brad Lidge was simply awful for the Phillies last season. He pitched in 67 games (0 starts) for the Phillies last season and he was 0-8 with 31 saves, a 7.21 ERA and a 1.81 WHIP. This season he started late because he was rehabbing from some surgery. He is off to a good start for the Phillies in 2010. He has pitched in 13 games (0 starts) for the Phillies so far this season and he is 0-0 with 5 saves, a 3.27 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP. He has whiffed 16 batters while only walking 3 in 11 innings which is promising. The Phillies can’t afford to be blowing games late this season like they did last season because the Braves and Mets are for real in 2010.

Cole Hamels is looking good this year for the Philadelphia Phillies

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by chinmusic on Sunday 20 June 2010 at 12:43 pm

26-year old lefty starting pitcher Cole Hamels had a rough go of it in 2009 working in 32 games (all starts) in which he was 10-11 with a 4.32 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP. But he looks like his old self this year. He has started 14 games for the Phillies this year and he is 6-5 with a 3.75 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP. Hamels has whiffed 85 batters in 86 1/3 for the Phillies as he seems to be all the way back for the Phillies. He should start getting more wins soon as the offense and bullpen are both going to get better at some point this year.

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