The Phillies had themselves a pretty good week with three wins and...they crushed the New York Yankees. The Phils historically inept offense came alive with three games in which they scored nine runs off the Cardinals and and then eleven the next two nights in New York. For once, there were a handful of guys with good offensive weeks:
Maikel Franco had a coming out party in the biggest of venues. He had two homers in the first game at Yankee Stadium and had 5 RBI in each of the first two games. No player in major league history has done that to the Yankees. He hit .520 over the past week with 3 homers and 11 RBI. Hooah!
Ben Revere: Benji's average keeps creeping up. He had 11 hits over the past week to bring his average to .292. It's just a matter of time before he climbs over .300 like he always does.
Cody Asche hit .370 this week with a homer, but his season average is still a measly .235.
Cesar Hernandez is trying to make a mark, especially now with Utley on the DL. He hit .348 during the week with 2 more walks.
Cameron Rupp got his first major league homer and hit .353 for the week. Like Hernandez, he is starting to get some real playing time and so far is making the most of it.
Ken Giles tossed three scoreless innings during the week
Jake Diekman allowed just one run in four innings after his return to the bigs.
Adam Morgan let just one run cross in his major league debut and earned his first win.
Not this week. Let's enjoy some good for once.
Utley is on the DL now, and that means his numbers can't get worse and, as bad as Chase as been, the numbers have continued to get worse. He is now the worst player in three of the four biggest statistical categories. The DL saves Chase for now and it also means at least a few more weeks of these updates.
Rankings among all qualified players in major league baseball:
.179 average (last), .257 OBP (6th worst), .275 SLG (#1 worst), .532 OPS (#1 worst)
Here are your Phillies leaders.
Average: Franco (.311)
OBP: Franco (.358)
SLG: Franco (.588)
OPS: Franco (.946)
HR: Howard (13)
RBI: Howard (36)
Extra-base hits: Howard (31)
BB: Utley (21)
SB: Revere (18)
SO: Howard (75)
Phillies Team Starting Pitching Leaders
ERA: Hamels (3.26)
IP: Hamels (99.1)
Wins: Hamels (5)
WHIP: Harang (1.12)
Strikeouts: Hamels (106)
Phillies Team Bullpen Leaders
ERA: Giles (1.69)
IP: De Fratus (38.0)
WHIP: Papelbon (1.05)
Strikeouts: De Fratus (40)
Games: Garcia/De Fratus (34)
Saves: Papelbon (13)
Holds: Giles (10)