Originally posted on Phillies Nation  |  Last updated 10/3/13
Coming into the 2013 season, one of the largest question marks for the bullpen was the health of Michael Stutes. Exiting the 2013 season, one of the largest question marks surrounding the bullpen is the health of Michael Stutes. Stutes impressed Phillies fans quickly in 2011, leading all Phillies relievers in innings pitched as a rookie. Although his performance down the stretch slowed down, Stutes posted a solid 3.63 ERA and 1.242 WHIP. Most of 2012 was a lost season for Stutes who went from 57 appearances to just six. By June 28, it was clear Stutes would be out for the season. Shoulder surgery on July 3, 2012 would seal his fate. 2013 wasn’t much different for Stutes: like 2012, Stutes got a late start to his Major League season (May 24) and like 2012, Stutes seemingly had pitched his last game in June (June 22 against the Mets). Unlike 2012, Stutes had a positive start to the year. Through his first 11 games, Stutes threw 13.2 IP with a 1.32 ERA with a .200 BAA. On June 19, the wheels
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