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Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Phillies Nation: Lee: Behind Revere, New-Look Lineup Shows Patience

For the better part of three innings, Hudson was in cruise control.  He was getting ahead (10/11 first pitch strikes) and putting Phillies hitters away (11 hitters faced through three).  But the Phillies gradually raised his pitch total from 13 in each of the first two innings to 19 in the third, 21 in the fourth and 24 in the fifth before he was yanked in favor of Luis Avilan.

The non-Utley highlight of the night for the Phillies was a gritty 11-pitch at-bat from Ben Revere that included five foul balls and resulted in a walk despite Revere initially falling behind 1 and 2.  It was the type of at-bat Phillies fans have longed for from their leadoff man since the days of Lenny Dykstra.  To be fair, in his two years as a starter in Minnesota, Revere actually saw less pitches-per-plate-appearance than Jimmy Rollins normally does.  But at only 24-years-old, last night was certainly a good debut in red pinstripes for the speedy centerfielder.

Say what you will about the Phillies, they are more likely to draw walks this year, I guess.

Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: April 02, 2013 at 03:05 PM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. DA Baracus Posted: April 02, 2013 at 04:04 PM (#4402252)
Uh, no. The Phillies batters didn't do anything differently from the early innings, they just benefited from Hudson losing some control as the game went on. The batter's patience didn't show when Avilan threw 22 pitches in 1.2 innings, O'Flaherty threw 10 in one or Kimbrel 16 in one.
   2. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: April 02, 2013 at 04:15 PM (#4402266)
Howard looked especially lost against Avilan, who I think just threw the same low-and-in sinker three times and got Howard to weakly swing and miss.
   3. DL from MN Posted: April 02, 2013 at 05:46 PM (#4402401)
The key here to the length of the at-bat is the five foul balls. Revere isn't a guy who takes lots of pitches. He likes to swing and make contact.
   4. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: April 02, 2013 at 05:50 PM (#4402406)
A more patient hitter would have had an 11-pitch at-bat without all those foul balls.
   5. DA Baracus Posted: April 02, 2013 at 05:58 PM (#4402418)
The key here to the length of the at-bat is the five foul balls. Revere isn't a guy who takes lots of pitches. He likes to swing and make contact.


It's one at bat. At most it means Revere is more patient this year. To extrapolate that to the entire lineup is absurd.
   6. Padraic Posted: April 02, 2013 at 07:32 PM (#4402479)
I'm not sure adding Michael Young, Ben Revere,and Delmon Young gets you a lot more walks, but Revere was impressive. He clearly wants to learn how to be a patient hitter. That AB does tell me about what he at least wants to try to do. Also, Brown is an incredibly patient hitter, so this will help.

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