Jeremy Hellickson has been rock solid for the Philadelphia Phillies in 2016

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Monday 19 September 2016 at 11:17 am

When the Philadelphia Phillies dealt for 29-year old righty starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson, they did it with the idea that he would give the younger pitchers on the team a good example to follow.  He has done much, much more than that in 2016!  He has pitched in 30 games (all starts) for the Phillies so far this year and he is 12-9 with a 3.57 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP.  He has given up 165 hits and 42 walks while whiffing 149 batters in his 181 1/3 innings for the Phillies this year.  Hellickson has really been sharp since the All-Star break, working in 12 games (all starts) in which he is 6-3 with a 3.09 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP.  He has now pitched in 172 games (165 starts) in his first seven years in the show and he is 61-57 with a 3.87 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP.  Hellickson is looking a lot like the pitcher he was with the Tampa Bay Rays when he won the American League Rookie of the Year Award in 2011.

The Philadelphia Phillies have shut down Vincent Velasquez for the remainder of the 2016 season

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Monday 5 September 2016 at 1:17 pm

The Philadelphia Phillies have shut down 24-year old righty starting pitcher Vincent Velasquez for the remainder of the 2016 season.  Velasquez pitched in 24 games (all starts) for the Phillies this year and he was 8-6 with a 4.12 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP.  He gave up 129 hits (21 homers) and 45 walks while whiffing 152 batters in his 131 innings this year.  Velasquez has now pitched in 43 games (31 starts) in his first two years in the show and he is 9-7 with a 4.19 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP.  The Phillies acquired Velasquez in the deal on December 12, 2015 that sent closer Ken Giles to the Houston Astros.  With the Phillies out of contention right now, it was probably a smart move for them to have Velasquez take the rest of the year off to preserve his arm.

Hector Neris has been really sharp this year for the Philadelphia Phillies

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Wednesday 17 August 2016 at 11:57 am

27-year old righty reliever Hector Neris has been incredible for the Philadelphia Phillies in 2016.  He has pitched in a National League leading 60 games (0 starts) so far this year for the Phillies and he is 4-3 with 1 save, a 2.35 ERA and a 1.01 WHIP.  Neris has given up 44 hits and 18 walks while whiffing 77 batters in his first 61 1/3 innings for the Phillies so far this year!  Since July 1st, Neris has pitched in 18 games (0 starts) for the Phillies in which he is 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA and a 0.83 WHIP.  Neris has now pitched in 93 games (0 starts) in his first three years with the Phillies and he is 7-5 with 1 save, a 2.89 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP.  Don’t be surprised if Neris is the Phillies’ closer down the road.  But for now, he will bide his time behind Jeanmar Gomez, who is having a career year in 2016 as the Phillies’ closer.

Jerad Eickhoff is pitching well for the Philadelphia Phillies in 2016

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Saturday 6 August 2016 at 8:46 am

26-year old righty starting pitcher Jerad Eickhoff is pitching well in 2016 for the Philadelphia Phillies.  He has pitched in 22 games (all starts) and he is 6-12 (leads N.L. in losses) with a 3.68 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP.  Eickhoff has given up 129 hits and 31 walks while whiffing 112 batters in his first 132 innings with the Phillies.  Eickhoff has now pitched in 30 games (all starts) in his first two years with the Phillies and he is 9-15 with a 3.39 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP.  He is part of the bounty the Phillies got from the Texas Rangers as the trade deadline last year for Cole Hamels.

The Philadelphia Phillies place Jeanmar Gomez on paternity leave

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Wednesday 3 August 2016 at 6:58 pm

The Philadelphia Phillies have placed 28-year old righty closer Jeanmar Gomez on paternity leave.  Gomez has pitched in 47 games (0 starts) for the Phillies so far this year and he is 3-2 with 27 saves, a 2.72 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP.  He has given up 44 hits and 13 walks while whiffing 32 batters in his first 49 2/3 innings for the Phillies this year.  The Phillies have called up 27-year old righty reliever Michael Mariot to replace Gomez on the active roster.  Mariot has pitched in 32 games (2 starts) in A+AA+AAA-ball so far this year and he is 1-3 with 1 save, a 3.76 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP.  Mariot has pitched in 19 games (0 starts) in his first two years in the show and he is 1-0 with a 6.11 ERA and a 1.68 WHIP.

UPDATE:  (8/5/2016) – Jeanmar Gomez is back for the Phillies.

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.

Next Page »

Proudly powered by Wordpress - Theme Triplets Identification band, the boyish style by neuro