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.

The Philadelphia Phillies place Dalier Hinojosa on the D.L.

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,Injuries,The Minors by joelapinski on Saturday 30 April 2016 at 2:44 pm

The Philadelphia Phillies place 30-year old righty reliever Dalier Hinojosa on the 15-day disabled list due to a right hand contusion.  Hinojosa has pitched in 10 games (0 starts) for the Phillies so far this year and he is 0-1 with a 3.27 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP.  The Phillies have called up 26-year old righty reliever Colton Murray to replace Hinojosa on the pitching staff.  Murray pitched in 6 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball for the Phillies this year and he was 0-1 with a 6.10 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP.  Murray pitched in 8 games (0 starts) in 2015 for the Phillies in his first taste of the majors and he was 0-1 with a 5.87 ERA and a 1.70 WHIP.

The Philadelphia Phillies call up Adam Morgan

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Friday 29 April 2016 at 4:03 pm

The Philadelphia Phillies have called up 26-year old lefty starting pitcher Adam Morgan, and he will get the first shot to replace Charlie Morton in the rotation.  Morgan pitched in 3 games (all starts) in AAA-ball for the Phillies this year and he was 1-1 with a 3.57 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP.  He pitched in 15 games (all starts) for the Phillies last year in his first taste of the majors and he was 5-7 with a 4.48 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP.  The Phillies have sent 29-year old righty reliever Luis Garcia to AAA to make room on the roster for Morgan.  Garcia pitched in 1 game out of the pen for the Phillies so far this year and he was 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP.  Garcia has now pitched in 110 games (0 starts) in his first four years with the Phillies and he is 6-7 with 2 saves, a 3.90 ERA and a 1.66 WHIP.  Garcia will be back at some point in 2016 for the Phillies.

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.

The Philadelphia Phillies place Charlie Morton on the D.L.

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries,The Minors by joelapinski on Sunday 24 April 2016 at 4:55 pm

The Philadelphia Phillies have placed 32-year old righty starting pitcher Charlie Morton on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained left hamstring.  Morton has pitched in 4 games (all starts) for the Phillies so far this year and he is 1-1 with a 4.15 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP.  The Phillies have called up 29-year old righty reliever Luis Garcia to replace Morton on the pitching staff.  Garcia has pitched in 5 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball for the Phillies this year and he is 0-1 with 1 save, a 4.26 ERA and a 2.05 WHIP.  He has pitched in 109 games (0 starts) in his first three years with the Phillies and he is 6-7 with 2 saves, a 3.94 ERA and a 1.66 WHIP.

UPDATE:  (4/27/2016) – The Phillies will be without Charlie Morton for the rest of the 2016 season, as he needs surgery to repair his torn left hamstring.

Odubel Herrera continues to impress for the Philadelphia Phillies

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by joelapinski on Friday 22 April 2016 at 3:52 pm

24-year old lefty swinging outfielder Odubel Herrera was taken from the Texas Rangers in the 2014 Rule 5 Draft.  He then not only make the Philadelphia Phillies‘ roster, but he started in CF and had a rock solid rookie year.  Herrera played in 147 games for the Phillies last year and he was 147 of 495 (.297 avg, .762 OPS) with 64 runs scored, 8 homers, 41 RBIs and 16 stolen bases.  He hasn’t missed a beat so far in 2016 for the Phillies.  He has played in 16 games for the Phillies so far this year and he is 13 of 51 (.255 avg, .797 OPS) with 5 runs scored, 1 homer, 6 RBIs and 2 stolen bases.  Herrera is leading Major League Baseball so far this year in walks, as he already has 15 of them!  That has helped him pump up his on-base percentage to an out of this world .424!  The Phillies hope that Herrera keeps up the good work as they need all of the help that they can get.

The Philadelphia Phillies DFA James Russell

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Wednesday 20 April 2016 at 4:15 pm

The Philadelphia Phillies have designated 30-year old lefty reliever James Russell for assignment.  Russell pitched in 7 games (0 starts) for the Phillies this year and he was 0-0 with a 18.69 ERA and a 3.23 WHIP.  He gave up 9 hits (2 homers), 9 runs (all earned), walked 5 batters and he whiffed 4 batters in 4 1/3 innings for the Phillies, as he was hit hard.  Russell has now pitched in 394 games (6 starts) in his first seven years in the show and he is 10-18 with 4 saves, a 4.09 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP.  The Phillies have called up 31-year old righty reliever Andrew Bailey to replace Russell in the pen.  Bailey pitched in 4 games (0 starts) for the Phillies in AAA-ball this year and he was 1-0 with a 1.80 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP.  Bailey has pitched in 216 games (0 starts) in his first six years in the show and he is 11-13 with 89 saves, a 2.74 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP.  He was the American League Rookie of the Year in 2009 and he was an American League All-Star in 2009 and 2010.  If Bailey is truly healthy, he will be a nice addition to the Phillies’ pen.

UPDATE:  (4/22/2016) – The Philadelphia Phillies have outrighted James Russell to AAA.  He will have a few days to decide to accept it or reject it and become a free agent.

The Philadelphia Phillies acquire Alfredo Marte from the Orioles

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Monday 18 April 2016 at 5:04 pm

The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired 27-year old righty swinging outfielder Alfredo Marte from the Baltimore Orioles for cash considerations or a player to be named later.  Marte played in 2 games in AAA-ball for the Orioles this year and he was 0 for 5 (.000 avg, .000 OPS) with 2 whiffs.  Marte has played in 71 games in his first three years in the majors and he is 28 of 155 (.181 avg, .532 OPS) with 12 runs scored, 2 homers, 13 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  This is just the Phillies taking a flier on a player that is close to the majors that could help them at some point in 2016.

The Philadelphia Phillies call up David Lough

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Monday 18 April 2016 at 2:53 pm

The Philadelphia Phillies have called up 30-year old lefty swinging outfielder David Lough.  Lough played in 6 games in AAA-ball for the Phillies this year and he was 7 for 25 (.280 avg, .628 OPS) with 3 runs scored, 0 homers, 2 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  Lough played last year with the Orioles.  He has now played in 312 games in his first four years in the majors and he is 174 of 682 (.255 avg, .672 OPS) with 89 runs scored, 13 homers, 63 RBIs and 16 stolen bases.  The Phillies have sent 28-year old lefty swinging outfielder Cedric Hunter to AAA to open up the roster spot for Lough.  Hunter played in 13 games for the Phillies this year and he was 3 for 34 (.088 avg, .315 OPS) with 3 runs scored, 1 homer and 1 RBI.  Hunter has now played in 19 games in his first two years in the show and he is 4 of 38 (.105 avg, .355 OPS) with 4 runs scored, 1 homer and 1 RBI.

UPDATE:  (4/25/2016) – Cedric Hunter has cleared waivers and he has been outrighted to AAA.

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!

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