Thursday, October 22, 2009

Stat-ing the Obvious

The Philadelphia Phillies are following down the same path of postseason dominance that they blazed last October. Timely hitting and solid pitching has gotten the job done thus far. In '08 they won the NLDS in 4 and the NLCS in 5, '09- second verse same as the first. With a week to go before the Phils begin their final quest of WFC2, lets take time to look at the stats from this year's playoffs to date.

Team- .261/.840, 55 r, 13 2B, 4 3B, 14 hr, 6 sb.

Stars- Ryan Howard 2 hr, 8 r, 14 rbi, 1.203 OPS.
Shane Victorino 13 h, 3 hr, 8 r, 7 rbi, 3 sb, 1.161 OPS.
Jayson Werth 5 hr, 10 r, 10 rbi, 1.207 OPS.
Carlos Ruiz 7 bb, 4 r, 7 rbi, 1.000 OPS from the 8-hole.

2008 Postseason- .260/.798, 64 r, 27 2B, 2 3B, 19 hr, 14 sb.

Team- 7-2 record, 3.04 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 80 ip, 60:22 K:BB.

Stars- Cliff Lee 2 wins, 0.74 ERA, 0.70 WHIP, 24.1 ip, 20 k.
Pedro Martinez 0.00 ERA, 0.29 WHIP, 7 ip, 3 k.
Brad Lidge 1 win, 0.00 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 3 sv, 4 ip, 4 k.
Chad Durbin 2 wins, 0.00 ERA, 0.00 WHIP, 4 ip.

2008 Postseason- 11-3 record, 3.07 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 123 ip, 110:45 K:BB.

Somewhere, possibly his own personal hell, TJ Simers is crying.



Andrew said...

Now we're "drunken uglies." This guy has no friends. He also hates (and is angry at!) his own team.,0,2094700.column

Bob D said...

Simply awesome and dominating

Preserve Jon said...

I posted this over on a companion site, but it's simply mystifying, so I had to post it here too.

Eric Bruntlett, Phillies’ Pinch-Runner Extraordinaire, Is Good-Luck Charm
By Ben Shpigel


GM-Carson said...

The Phillies are only the 2nd team in the history of the game to win 16 out of 20 postseason games. Other team- the Yanks.

Andrew said...

"Before the Phillies batted, Bruntlett had already deduced that if Stairs, a lock to pinch-hit, reached base, then he would be inserted to pinch-run. When Stairs walked, Bruntlett did not even wait for Manager Charlie Manuel to tell him. He had already put on his helmet."

Love it! Charlie is a brilliant manager in that when something works, he sticks with it! Nothing wrong with that!

GM-Carson said...

Eric Bruntlett is the king of maximizing an opportunity out of nothing. Think of all the pinch-runs he scored on the way to the WFC last year when in place of Burrell. Now it's Stairs he scores the clutch runs in place of.