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The Disturbing Trend Continues

Not much else today, but here are some statistics:

Opposing home runs, MLB:
T1. Jamie Moyer, PHI – 10
T1. Brett Myers, PHI – 10
3. Jon Lester, BOS – 9
T4. Joe Blanton, PHI – 8

After Saturday, Joe Blanton’s ERA (6.82) is third worst in baseball. Jamie Moyer is in first (among those qualifying). Though they lowered the ERA slightly, the Phillies still carry one of the worst team numbers in baseball (5.22). With just nine quality starts, the Phillies are way back in last place in that category, with the Brewers doubling that number. The 53 home runs they’ve allowed are way back in last, despite playing the fewest games in baseball.

At this point, it’s only suitable to say this is all disturbing.

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  1. Georgie

    May 10, 2009 at 10:17 am

    Who’s starting today, the pitching order’s all screwed up now?

  2. Fran

    May 10, 2009 at 10:18 am

    not good at all

  3. Greg V.

    May 10, 2009 at 10:20 am

    I agree with what you said the other day that the time is now to put Happ in the rotation. I believe he is the best candidate to ease the bleeding a bit. Of course the problem is that it is debatable which starter should get the axe. Park, Blanton, and Moyer are all equally struggling and Myers isn’t far above them. But the facts are the facts. Somebody has to take a back seat so Happ can start.

  4. Tim Malcolm

    May 10, 2009 at 10:22 am

    Myers today. Then Park, Moyer, Hamels, Blanton.

  5. Georgie

    May 10, 2009 at 10:41 am

    Thanks Tim, I suspected as much….

  6. gregg

    May 10, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    Blanton has surrendered only eight taters.

  7. Tim Malcolm

    May 10, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Edited. I wrote this up right after yesterday’s game, so wasn’t thinking the stats updated. They already had.

  8. nyhater

    May 10, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    The home runs aren’t what bother me, after all we do play in a bandbox. That ugly ERA though is killing me.

  9. Manny

    May 11, 2009 at 11:51 am

    I think we need to reshuffle our rotation… it’s a mess… there’s no order…Can’t we fix it so that Myers starts after Hamels, then Moyer and Blanton, and Chan Ho after that (as the fifth guy)… It’s messy.. could this be a factor that helps explain why our starting pitchers are sucking?

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