Originally written on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 10/30/14
Most staffs typically have a significant drop-off after their one and two, but the Philadelphia Phillies with John Lannan have a solid five. How do other divisional teams fare on the bottom rung of their rotations? TAL’S HANDY STATS WELCOME, NEWCOMERS: I will publish the 2013 ERA for both the NL East and the other divisional staffs periodically. The completed number of games for the Phillies is at the end of the headline. If you want to check out something different, my storyline articles–by design–represent a baseball man’s thinking, dugout observations and the general manager’s view. Go to my author archives for my most recent coverage. Scroll down to Tal’s Handy Links at the bottom. There will be new storylines after I solve my visibility issues. More details are at Tal’s Handy Caps on Facebook (link below). Check out: 2013 ERA for the Most Eyed Staffs at Philadelphia Phillies’ Game 96   Fernandez Dials Up a Four-Seam Fastball During the First Inning at Home on July 1 Against the Padres. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)   Top Performance: Jose Fernandez     Reasoning for the Stats:   These numbers are a glimpse over the pitching coach’s shoulder, warning of difficulty ahead. The rule of thumb is the bullpen load should be no more than 33.3 percent, which is a six-inning average per start. That is why going a distance in the game is 6.1 frames or more, which is 70.4 percent. The addition of one out per contest equals 54 innings over the long summer. This also shows the hurlers giving the relievers a well-deserved night off, but there is the pen rustiness due to lack of work. Note: All old ERA tables are automatically updated. Top Performances: This table includes stats through 7/14 with daily updates. There were no top performers on missing days. ** Top performance. JULY - DAYHURLER#CLUB INN.HR - ERSO 01 - Mon.Jose Fernandez **1MIA8.020 - 010 02 - Tues.Stephen Strasburg 1WAS7.030 - 008 03 - Wed.Ricky Nolasco 1MIA7.062 - 207 04 - Thur.Cole Hamels 1PHL7.052 - 108 05 - Fri.Gio Gonzalez 2WAS6.283 - 305 06 - Sat.Tim Hudson 1ATL7.051 - 104 07 - Sun.Jeremy Hefner 5NYM7.021 - 108 08 - Mon.John Lannan 5PHL8.040 - 004 09 - Tues.Cole Hamels 1PHL8.061 - 104 10 - Wed.Zack Wheeler 5NYM7.031 - 105 11 - Thur.Kyle Kendrick 4PHL7.051 - 102 12 - Fri.Jeremy Hefner 5NYM7.032 - 203 13 - Sat.John Lannan 5PHL8.041 - 103 14 - Sun.Dillon Gee4NYM6.251 - 002   Keys: ABRVS.DEFINITION ABRVS.DEFINITION Conv.Converted Start of 6.1 Innings or MoreLastLast Conversion ArmsNumber Achieving 6.1 Innings or More#One-to-Five Rotation Slot Update Status ChangeUpdate TwoCompleted Status PMoved from the Pen to the RotationPCPitch Count Limit 3ATriple-ASESeason-Ending DL IRInjury ReplacementRRetroactive DL Date FSFill-In StarterCSCall-Up Start SSSpot StartESEmergency Start MSMissed-Start InjurySKSkipped Start IR: An extended period in the rotation due to an injured starter. FS: A short-term IR. CS: A minor league call-up to make one start or so. SS: A fill-in due to a skipped start by a rotation member. ES: A game-day replacement.   Starting and Relief Pitching: This table includes stats through 7/14. CLUBSP INNSP ERSP ERASP PERRP PERRP INNRP ERRP ERA Phillies604.02603.8770.6%29.4%252.01234.39 Nationals566.22273.6167.2%32.8%276.21083.51 Braves583.12333.5968.8%31.2%264.10772.62 Mets538.12263.7864.0%36.0%303.01343.98 Marlins544.22353.8864.3%35.7%302.01293.84   Total Pitching and Starts of 6.1 Innings or More: This table includes stats through 7/14. CLUBINNERERAARMSCONVGMSPER Phillies856.03834.037489650.0% Nationals843.13353.585399541.1% Braves847.23103.295409542.1% Mets841.13603.856379140.7% Marlins846.23643.878289330.1%   The Horsemen: This table includes stats through 7/14 with daily updates. ACEW - LERAINN+CONVCG - SOBADINNERBB - IBBSO Total16 - 184.026.128 of 462 - 19302.013568 - 4278 Hamels04 - 114.056.109 of 200 - 04129.005830 - 4118 Lee10 - 032.866.117 of 191 - 11138.204421 - 0125 Halladay02 - 048.657.002 of 071 - 04034.103317 - 0035   Starters with Outings of 6.1 Innings or More: Top listing for a same-day tie is best last performance. This table includes stats through 7/14 with daily updates. The entries button opens additional listings. NO.TM - #HURLERCONV.LASTUPDATE UPDATE 2 01PHL - 2Cliff Lee17 of 197/10 02NYM - 2Matt Harvey14 of 197/08 03WAS - 3Jordan Zimmermann13 of 197/11 04WAS - 2Gio Gonzalez11 of 197/10 05ATL - 1Tim Hudson10 of 197/11 06ATL - 2Kris Medlen09 of 196/25 06WAS - 1Stephen Strasburg09 of 187/02DL 6/5-6/15 06PHL - 4Kyle Kendrick09 of 197/11 06ATL - 4Mike Minor09 of 197/13 06PHL - 1Cole Hamels09 of 207/14 11MIA - 1Ricky Nolasco08 of 187/03Traded 7/6 11ATL - 5Julio Teheran08 of 187/09 11NYM - 3Dillon Gee08 of 197/14 14ATL - 3Paul Maholm07 of 196/30 15MIA - 1Jose Fernandez06 of 187/01 15NYM - 5Jeremy Hefner06 of 187/12 17NYM - 1Jon Niese05 of 146/09DL 6/21 17MIA - 5Jacob Turner05 of 087/10AAA 4/1-5/30 19PHL - 5Tyler Cloyd04 of 06 CS6/06AAA 6/1325 MLB Days 19NYM - 3Shaun Marcum04 of 126/26SE 7/7DL 4/1-4/27 19PHL - 5John Lannan04 of 097/13DL 4/18-6/16 22MIA - 4Kevin Slowey03 of 145/05P 6/17-7/6 22WAS - 5Ross Detwiler03 of 134/17DL 7/6DL 5/16-6/12 22PHL - 5Jonathan Pettitbone03 of 16 IR5/19 22WAS - 4Dan Haren03 of 175/30DL 6/23-7/7 22MIA - 5Tom Koehler 03 of 106/20AAA 7/4P 4/20-5/11 27PHL - 3Roy Halladay02 of 074/19DL 5/6 27MIA - 5Alex Sanabia02 of 09 IR5/20DL 5/27 29MIA - 3Nate Eovaldi01 of 057/06DL 4/1-6/18 29NYM - 5Zack Wheeler01 of 057/10AAA 4/1-6/17 29MIA - 2Henderson Alvarez 01 of 037/14DL 4/1-7/3   LINKS: Check out  my last storyline (The Deceiving Standings) and my last poll (Hustle for Charlie) at my author archives, where there is an excerpt photo. TAL’S HANDY LINKS TAL’S HANDY CAPS on Facebook  Philadelphia Phillies storyline: Win, place or a no-show (The Deceiving Standings) Philadelphia Phillies story-poll: Suds or studs, battle scars (Hustle for Charlie) Tal Venada (Author Archives)
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