Last year Doc had 4 monstrosities and 1 sub-par effort over 6 months, but only 1 of each this season. In 2010 Hamels had 5 blow ups from May through September, while 3 turkeys this summer. As a Phillie, Roy Oswalt had 1 unpleasant 2010 appearance, while he has 2 lemons with 1 subpar performance for a 3-month equivalent since April. Cliff Lee has 3 flops and 1 flamingo with 1 August start left.

That total for April through August is 9 fiascos and 4 flub jobs during 18 months COMBINED. Halladay and Hamels in 11 months for ‘10 had 9 washouts. Average 1 per month and 10 of 11 equals 90.9% effectiveness, while 13 for 18 is 72.2% for 2011.

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