Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

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
  Tags: ben revere, phillies, walk rates

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   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.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
cardsfanboy
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP - May 2015: Jeb Bush would like to watch baseball with Teddy Roosevelt and Pitbull
(738 - 5:23pm, May 05)
Last: The Id of SugarBear Blanks

NewsblogOT: NFL/NHL thread
(12598 - 5:14pm, May 05)
Last: DA Baracus

NewsblogJays hitting coach Brook Jacoby suspended 14 games
(8 - 5:10pm, May 05)
Last: baerga1

NewsblogTwo Dudes Smooch On Dodgers' Kiss Cam, To Hearty Applause
(91 - 5:05pm, May 05)
Last: Tom (and his broom)

Newsblog5-5-2015 OMNICHATTER
(17 - 4:59pm, May 05)
Last: Dan The Mediocre

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - May 2015
(325 - 4:58pm, May 05)
Last: madvillain

NewsblogAfter 2-year grind, Chad Billingsley is ready for Phillies debut
(8 - 4:34pm, May 05)
Last: Non-Youkilidian Geometry

NewsblogPBA.com: John Burkett Looking Forward to Career as PBA50 Tour Player
(35 - 4:24pm, May 05)
Last: Hysterical & Useless

NewsblogMike Moustakas's great 2015 start is a result of him staying the same, improving, and getting worse - Beyond the Box Score
(10 - 4:20pm, May 05)
Last: Zach

NewsblogIn firing manager Ron Roenicke now, Milwaukee Brewers bring decisions they made in past into question, and now must act fast to avoid prolonging the current downward spiral, Ken Rosenthal writes | FOX Sports
(12 - 4:12pm, May 05)
Last: Yeaarrgghhhh

NewsblogOrtiz, Vlad Jr. lead Top 30 International Prospects list | MLB.com
(9 - 4:07pm, May 05)
Last: Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play

NewsblogNationals Baseball: Anthony Rendon - what it costs the Nats
(5 - 3:44pm, May 05)
Last: Dingbat_Charlie

NewsblogFor Hanley Ramirez, health has always been easy come, easy go - Boston Red Sox Blog - ESPN
(23 - 3:14pm, May 05)
Last: Nasty Nate

NewsblogTyler Tumminia Has Baseball In Her Blood
(3 - 3:12pm, May 05)
Last: base ball chick

NewsblogGetting The Most Out Of Batted-Ball Data: The Basics | FanGraphs Baseball
(3 - 3:09pm, May 05)
Last: Zach

Page rendered in 0.1813 seconds
48 querie(s) executed