Thursday, August 20, 2009

Phillies Notes & Links, 8/20/09


I'll lead with the link to our article about the Harry Kalas Wall of Fame plaque misprint that was updated yesterday. Story is here. I notified the Phillies and apparently no one was aware of the error. Phillies VP of alumni relations Larry Shenk took blame, saying he was responsible for the copy that ended up immortalizing the broadcasting legend. He stated that replacing the plaque would take a lengthy amount of time, but the team would consider the fix.

Cliff Lee has won his last 7 starts, after losing his previous 3. During the 7 game win streak, Lee has a 1.09 ERA and 48 K's in 58 innings with 4 complete games.

Since July 29th, when the Phillies acquired Cliff Lee from the Indians, Lee is 5-for-13 (.385 avg) as a hitter, while Greg Dobbs, Eric Bruntlett and Matt Stairs are a combined 3-for-33 (.091 avg).

Phillies pitcher Joe Blanton has a 7-6 record this season. In Blanton's six losses, the Phillies average 1.33 runs scored. Jamie Moyer has an 11-9 record. The Phillies average 7.18 runs in Moyer's 11 wins.

Reading Phillies reliever BJ Rosenberg extended his scoreless innings streak to 33 innings, with a scoreless frame in a game against Portland on Wednesday night.

Former Phillie Mike Bourn leads the National League in steals with 46. Bourn's batting average us up 62 points this season over last season (.229-.291) and his OPS is up 188 points (.588-.776)!
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Macho Row has an always current "Phillies Magic Number" posted. Current magic number- Brett Myers.

I'm not Complete-Lee sick of the plays on words yet and neither is Phillies Nation's Amanda. Check the link here.

The Lakewood BlueClaws are having a jersey auction after their game on Sunday, 8/23, to benefit the American Cancer Society. Current and former BlueClaws players' jerseys will be in the mix. Check out BlueClaws Blog for more details.

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