Exploring the Arsenal: Previewing the Phillies’ Probable Starting Pitchers

Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each series, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitchers expected to oppose the Pirates. The charts below show the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in 2011. These charts are from the catcher’s point of view. For a general guide to pitch types for a right-handed pitcher, please check out this image created by Sons of Sam...

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Exploring the Arsenal: A Preview of the Philadelphia Phillies’ Probable Starting Pitchers

Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each series, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitchers expected to oppose the Pirates. The charts below show the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in 2011. These charts are from the catcher’s point of view. For a general guide to pitch types for a right-handed pitcher, please check out this image created by Sons of Sam...

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Phillies Invite Brandon Moss to Spring Training

The Philadelphia Phillies have announced 12 Spring Training invitees, according to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com.  Two of those players are former Pittsburgh Pirates players Erik Kratz and Brandon Moss.  We learned last week that Kratz was added by the Phillies, but this is the first we’ve heard about Moss. Moss was added by the Pirates in the Jason Bay trade.  After a poor season in 2009, he was outrighted off the 40-man roster in...

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Trade Rumors: Dodgers, Carrasco, Chulk, Phillies, Lewis

Nothing like trade rumors as the July 31st trade deadline nears… -As mentioned earlier today, the Los Angeles Dodgers are interested in Paul Maholm.  Buster Olney of ESPN reports that the Dodgers are also looking for a reliever, something the Pirates have to offer (Octavio Dotel?).  Olney mentions the Dodgers will need financial relief, similar to the Casey Blake deal (which saw the Dodgers give up Carlos Santana)....

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Game 82 Live Blog: Pirates vs Phillies

Lineups: Pirates: 1. Jose Tabata, LF 2. Neil Walker, 2B 3. Andrew McCutchen, CF 4. Garrett Jones, 1B 5. Pedro Alvarez, 3B 6. Ryan Doumit, C 7. Ryan Church, RF 8. Ronny Cedeno, SS 9. Jeff Karstens, P Phillies: 1. Jimmy Rollins, SS2. Shane Victorino, CF3. Raul Ibanez, LF4. Ryan Howard, 1B5. Ben Francisco, RF6. Greg Dobbs, 3B7. Wilson Valdez, 2B8. Dane Sardinha, C9. Joe Blanton, P...

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