Tim Redding is a very bad pitcher and the only reason he’s still starting in the major leagues is that the Mets just cut Livan Hernandez and they’ve gotta throw somebody out there every five days.

But Redding, despite his general craptitude, absolutely kills the Phillies.

His career record against the Phillies is 5-3, and if that doesn’t blow your mind let me remind you that in his nine major league seasons Redding has a winning record against only four other teams.

His career ERA against the Phils is 3.34, compared to total career ERA of 5.07.

Over his career, the Phillies have hit a putrid .216/.292/.318 against Redding. This season they’ve hit only .222/.214/.296.

And that was before Redding pitched five innings of one-hit shutout ball tonight, recording a no decision.

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