Archive for September 4th, 2010

Get to Know Your (Probable) Monday Starter

September 4th, 2010 by OD20 | 4 Comments | Filed in General

Our Future No. 5?

At the time I am writing this article the Phillies have yet to officially name a Monday starter.  Based on minor league performance, the fact that the Phillies pulled him after just one inning in his start on Friday night, and my telepathic messages I’ve been sending the front office, it appears that Vance Worley will be starting one of the two games on Monday.

Since he could be pitching a game that directly influences both the division and wild card races in the next few days, why don’t we take a few minutes and get to know Vance Worley.


In case you missed it, Worley was the spectacled young man who mowed the Rockies down 1-2-3 on July 24th completing a 10-2 shellacking of Ubaldo Jimenez and the Rocks.  He threw just the 9th inning that day and showed some impressive stuff.  Before we get into what pitches he features, lets take a look at how he got to his big league debut and what he has done since.


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Phillies Within 1

September 4th, 2010 by OD20 | 1 Comment | Filed in General

Dominant Again

The NL East race just got interesting.  The Phillies moved to within one game of the Atlanta Braves behind an offense that stumbled and a pitching staff that dominated last night.

Cole Hamels lead the Phillies to their fourth straight victory and 7th win in the last 8 games.   Hamels continued a dominant run that began back at the start of May, going 7 strong innings, allowing just three hits, and striking out 7.


The pen picked up where Hamels left off, with Jose Contreras and Ryan Madson combining to retire all six batters they faced, with three of the six outs coming via the strike out.  For Ryan Madson, it was his first save since April.