Phillies Say Goodbye to Cliff Lee

It wasn’t supposed to end this way between the Philadelphia Phillies and popular starting pitcher Cliff Lee. And however it was going to end, it was definitely supposed to end with at least one more World Series championship in the franchise’ record book. The Phillies management team made the completely expected decision to turn down […] Phillies Say Goodbye to Cliff Lee Author: Matt Veasey From Feed: http://thatballsouttahere.com/category/phillies/feed/ Powered by…

November 4, 2015
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Phillies All-Star Break Injury Report

As the All-Star break draws to a close, now would seem like an appropriate time to look at the injury situation of several Phillies players. Much of the planned starting pitching rotation that the club had built has collapsed due to varying health issues, which has led to the train-wreck of a rotation which the Phils are […] Phillies All-Star Break Injury Report Author: David Mosemann From Feed: http://thatballsouttahere.com/category/phillies/feed/ Powered by WPeMatico

July 15, 2015
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Lee and Phils on losing end of a pitchers duel

Your browser does not support iframes. Cliff Lee turned in an awesome game last night, he struck out an incredible 13 batters and ended up on the losing end of a 1-0 pitcher’s duel at CBP last night. An announced crowd of 23,382 saw plenty of great pitching last night, but only a few glimpses of offense. The Phillies could only muster 3 hits against Julio Teheran who pitched an…

April 17, 2014
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The highway is alive tonight, but nobody’s kiddin’ nobody about where it goes

Sittin’ down here in the campfire light, searchin’ for the ghost of like six different people, including, surprisingly, Cliff Lee. The Phillies exploded for 14 Opening Day runs yesterday afternoon, topping the Rangers 14-10. The Phils jumped out to an early 6-0 lead with the help of a second-inning grand slam from Jimmy Rollins, but Texas stormed back with eight runs charged to Lee over his five innings. The Phillie…

April 1, 2014
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Irreversible errors

Atlanta 8, Phillies 1. Cliff Lee got the start and pitched well, but the Braves scored five runs charged to Papelbon in the seventh inning, all of which were unearned thanks to another Maikel Franco error. That’s not to suggest that Papelbon pitched well. Franco and Ryan Howard combined to make two errors in the game and have combined for five overall. The Phillies scored one run on five singles…

March 10, 2014
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Take two

Wasn’t a lot better than the first one. The Phils fell to Toronto for the second straight day this afternoon, losing 7-5. Cliff Lee started the game, coming off of a 2013 campaign in which he was the best Phillie by a wide margin. He went two innings in the game, allowing a run on two hits while striking out three. He allowed a run on back-to-back doubles to righties…

February 27, 2014
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Hopefully there’s a third site out there somewhere that thinks they won it all last year

I’ll keep looking. The last post looked at the Baseball-Reference calculated WAR for the top two Phillie pitchers in recent years relative to the accumulated WAR for all pitchers on the team. In this post I’ve done the same using WAR data calculated by FanGraphs and the results are even less impressive. Using the FanGraphs data, you have to go back more than twenty years to find a year in…

January 1, 2014
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Deep impact

In 2013, the total WAR for Phillie pitchers as calculated by Baseball-Reference was 14.2. As I’ve pointed out before, the Phils had two elite pitchers in ’13 in Cole Hamels and Cliff Lee and that duo was backed by a slew of non-eliters. Hamels and Lee combined for 11.9 WAR, which is about 84% of the total WAR generated by Phillie pitchers. The 25 Phillie pitchers other than Hamels and…

January 1, 2014
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