Baltimore Orioles (33-31, 3rd) @ Philadelphia Phillies (22-44, 5th)Game Times:
C - Matt Wieters vs. Carlos Ruiz
1B - Chris Davis vs. Ryan Howard
2B - Ryan Flaherty vs. Chase Utley
SS - JJ Hardy vs. Freddy Galvis
3B - Manny Machado vs. Maikel Franco
LF - David Lough vs. Cody Asche
CF - Adam Jones vs. Odubel Herrera
RF - Travis Snider vs. Ben Revere
Bench - Steve Pearce, Caleb Joseph, Jimmy Paredes, Nolan Reimold, Delmon Young & Chris Parmelee vs. Cameron Rupp, Cesar Hernandez, Andres Blanco, Jeff Francoeur & Domonic Brown
R - Orioles 288 (6th tied) vs. Phillies 200 (30th)
AVG - Orioles .260 (10th) vs. Phillies .236 (28th)
OPS - Orioles .740 (5th) vs. Phillies .633 (30th)
HR - Orioles 79 (4th tied) vs. Phillies 37 (30th)
SB - Orioles 20 (28th) vs. Phillies 33 (15th tied)
SP1 - Ubaldo Jimenez vs. Kevin Correia
SP2 - Bud Norris vs. Sean O'Sullivan
CL - Zach Britton vs. Jonathan Papelbon
RP - Tommy Hunter, Brian Matusz, Darren O'Day, Chaz Roe & Brad Barch & vs. Justin DeFratus, Ken Giles, Elvis Araujo, Jeanmar Gomez, Luis Garcia & Dustin McGowan
ERA - Orioles 3.74 (12th) vs. Phillies 4.35 (28th)
WHIP - Orioles 1.26 (13th) vs. Phillies 1.42 (29th)
K - Orioles 498 (15th) vs. Phillies 469 (20th)
Run Differential - Orioles (+35) vs. Phillies (-111)
*The Phillies are the worst team in baseball. They have the worst record (22-44) on pace for a full record of 54-108. They have the worst offense, averaging only 3 runs scored per game, which translates into 486 over a full season.
*Out of 107 qualified pitchers, Jerome Williams' ERA ranks 106th (6.43) and WHIP ranks 107th (1.70). Frankly, he's the worst pitcher in baseball.
*Out of 167 qualified batters, Chase Utley's average ranks 166th (.183) and OPS ranks 166th (.550). Essentially, he's the worst everyday player in baseball.
*Out of 324 pitchers to have pitched 20+ innings this season, the Phillies have 4 pitchers ranked in the bottom 20 for ERA/WHIP: Jerome Williams 6.43/1.70 (308th/310th), Jake Diekman 6.75/2.02 (316th/323rd), Dustin McGowan 6.94/2.10 (319th/324th), and David Buchanan 8.76/1.91 (324th/322nd).
*Out of 1078 position players, the Phillies have 3 guys in the bottom 10 in terms of WAR: Grady Sizemore -1.0 (1068th), Chase Utley -1.1 (1072nd), and Cody Asche -1.1 (1073rd).
Clearly this team needs improvement in every facet of the game. I recommend some legal performance boosters- Supps R Us offers different kinds of protein shakes. Maybe some extra protein will get these weaklings playing better.