Aaron Nola is turning into the Philadelphia Phillies’ ace

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Monday 30 May 2016 at 11:23 am

22-year old righty starting pitcher Aaron Nola is turning into the ace of the starting rotation for the Philadelphia Phillies.  Nola has pitched in 10 games (all starts) for the Phillies so far this year and he is 4-3 with a 2.86 ERA and a 0.92 WHIP.  He has given up 49 hits and 12 walks while whiffing 70 batters in his first 66 innings this year for the Phillies!  Nola has now pitched in 23 games (all starts) in his first two years with the Phillies and he is 10-5 with a 3.26 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP.  It looks like Nola is going to be a true #1 starter that the Phillies can build a rotation around.

Jeremy Hellickson is off to a good start for the Philadelphia Phillies in 2016

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Monday 23 May 2016 at 9:41 am

When the Philadelphia Phillies traded for 29-year old righty starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson, they were expecting him to not only pitch well….but to serve as a good example for the younger starting pitchers on the team.  He is doing both things well right now.  Hellickson has pitched in 9 games (all starts) for the Phillies so far this year and he is 4-2 with a 3.99 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP.  He has given up 49 hits (9 homers) and 13 walks while whiffing 50 batters in his first 49 2/3 innings this year!  Hellickson has now pitched in 151 games (144 starts) in his first seven years in the show and he is 53-50 with a 3.94 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP.

David Hernandez could work his way back to the closer role soon

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Friday 6 May 2016 at 7:24 am

30-year old righty reliever David Hernandez pitched horribly in his debut for the Philadelphia Phillies and he lost the closer job after one game.  He has now pitched in 13 games (0 starts) for the Phillies so far this year and he is 1-1 with a 3.14 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP.  He has given up 10 hits and 5 walks while whiffing 23 batters in his first 14 1/3 innings this year.  In his last 12 games, Hernandez is 1-0 with a 1.26 ERA and a 0.84 WHIP.  Jeanmar Gomez has pitched pretty well at the Phillies’ closer, but Hernandez has much better stuff than him.  This will be something to watch going forward.

Aaron Nola continues rolling for the Philadelphia Phillies

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Monday 2 May 2016 at 11:38 am

22-year old righty starting pitcher Aaron Nola has been rock solid this year for the Philadelphia Phillies.  Nola has pitched in 5 games (all starts) for the Phillies so far this year and he is 1-2 with a 3.55 ERA and a 0.88 WHIP.  He has only give up 23 hits and 6 walks while whiffing 37 batters in his first 33 innings this year, which are impressive numbers.  Nola has now pitched in 18 games (all starts) for the Phillies in his first two years with them and he is 7-4 with a 3.58 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP.  Nola’s only issue so far in his career is he has problems with the gopher balls.  Nola has given up 14 homers in his first 110 2/3 innings this year.

Hector Neris is pitching well for the Philadelphia Phillies

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Wednesday 27 April 2016 at 6:30 am

26-year old righty reliever Hector Neris is pitching well for the Philadelphia Phillies so far this year.  He has pitched in 10 games (0 starts) for the Phillies so far this year and he is 0-0 with a 0.82 ERA and a 0.82 WHIP.  He has only given up 6 hits and 3 walks while whiffing 18 batters in his first 11 innings this year, which are eye popping numbers.  Neris has now pitched in 43 games (0 starts) in his first three years in the show and he is 3-2 with a 3.10 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP.  The Phillies hope that Neris keeps rolling along.

Vincent Velasquez is off to a blazing start for the Philadelphia Phillies

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Monday 18 April 2016 at 7:51 am

23-year old righty starting pitcher Vincent Velasquez is off to a blazing start for the Philadelphia Phillies in 2016!  He has started 2 games for the Phillies so far this year and he is 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA and a 0.60 WHIP.  He has tossed a complete game shutout this year and he has only allowed 6 hits and 3 walks in his first 15 innings this year while whiffing a very, very impressive 25 batters!  Velasquez was part of the return for righty reliever Ken Giles in the Phillies’ big deal over the winter with the Astros!  He pitched in 19 games (7 starts) for the Astros last year in his first taste of the majors and he was 1-1 with a 4.37 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP.  Kudos to the Phillies’ front office and scouting staff for seeing through the stats that Velasquez put up last year!

Jeanmar Gomez could be the next guy up to close for the Philadelphia Phillies

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Monday 11 April 2016 at 1:43 pm

The Philadelphia Phillies‘ bullpen stunk in the opening series of the season against the Reds, which has opened the door for 28-year old righty reliever Jeanmar Gomez to get a chance to close.  He has pitched in 3 games (0 starts) for the Phillies so far this year and he is 0-0 with 2 saves, a 0.00 ERA and a 0.33 WHIP.  He has given up 1 hit and no walks while whiffing 2 batters in his first 3 innings this year.  Gomez pitched in 65 games (0 starts) for the Phillies last year in his first year with them and he was 2-3 with a 3.01 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP.  It will be interesting to see if Gomez can pitch well enough to remain the Phillies’ closer.

The Philadelphia Phillies got good work from their first two starting pitchers

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Thursday 7 April 2016 at 11:58 am

The Philadelphia Phillies got great work from their first two starting pitchers this year, but when you have a bullpen that pitched awful and you only score 4 runs in your first two games, it’s hard to win.  Righty starting pitchers Jeremy Hellickson and Aaron Nola combined to go 0-0 with a 0.69 ERA and a 0.54 WHIP in their first starts of the 2016 season.  They combined to give up only 7 hits, 1 run (it was earned) and they didn’t walk any batters while whiffing 14 of them in 13 innings.  The Phillies hope that they keep getting solid starting pitching, as the bullpen is already proving to be an issue.

Jonathan Papelbon keeps rolling for the Philadelphia Phillies

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Tuesday 10 September 2013 at 12:50 pm

The Phillies have only won 66 games this year, but it isn’t 32-year old righty closer Jonathan Papelbon’s fault.  Papelbon has pitched in 55 games (0 starts) for the Phillies so far this year and he is 5-1 with 25 saves, a 2.59 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP.  Papelbon has given up 49 hits and 9 walks while whiffing 50 batters in his first 55 2/3 innings this year, which are impressive numbers.  Papelbon has now pitched in 125 games (0 starts) in his first two years with the Phillies and he is 10-7 with 63 saves, a 2.51 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP.  The Phillies were smart to keep him.

Cole Hamels is locked in right now for the Philadelphia Phillies

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Saturday 31 August 2013 at 10:52 am

29-year old lefty starting pitcher Cole Hamels got off to a rough start in 2013, but he is locked in right now.  Since July 1st, Hamels has started 11 games in which he is 4-2 with a 2.25 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP.  Hamels has now pitched in 28 games (all starts) overall this year for the Phillies and he is 6-13 with a 3.58 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP.  Hamels has given up 178 hits and 43 walks while whiffing 166 batters in his first 186 innings this year for the Phillies.  The Phillies hope that Hamels finishes strongly for them in September.

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