Originally posted on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 9/30/13
There are only a few elite aces in the majors like Cliff Lee of the Philadelphia Phillies. What other divisional hurlers are in that group? TAL’S HANDY STATS   WELCOME, NEWCOMERS: I will now update the 2013 ERA for both the NL East and the other divisional staffs weekly. The completed number of games for the Phillies is at the end of the headline. Check out: Storyline: Youth Infusion Mirrors 1980′s Philadelphia Phillies   Alvarez Loads Up a Eighth-Inning Bullet at Home Against the Tigers on September 29. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)   Top Performance: Henderson Alvarez         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. Top Performances: Final stats. There were no top performers on the missing day. * Top performance. SEPT - DAYHURLER#CLUB INN.HR - ERSO 20 - Fri.Jordan Zimmermann 3WAS9.002 0 - 009 21 - Sat.Kris Medlen 3ATL7.1061 - 106 22 - Sun.Cliff Lee 2PHL7.0083 - 208 23 - Mon.Nate Eovaldi 3MIA7.2030 - 005 24 - Tues.Gio Gonzalez2WAS7.0062 - 206 25 - Wed.Daisuke Matsuzaka5NYM7.2040 - 006 27 - Fri.Kris Medlen3ATL8.0020 - 007 28 - Sat.Dan Haren4WAS7.0040 - 005 29 - Sun.Henderson Alvarez *2MIA9.0000 - 004   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 InjuryS-PBStart Pushed Back RPInjury Replacement for the Rest of 2013DDays SDShut Down After Reaching Innings LimitSKSkipped Start SD2Shut Down for the Season.SK2Skipped Start for Rest. 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 doubleheader, a skipped start by a rotation member or September considerations. ES: A game-day replacement.   Starting and Relief Pitching: Final stats. CLUBSP INNSP ERSP ERASP PERRP PERRP INNRP ERRP ERA Phillies961.24714.4167.0%33.0%474.22184.13 Nationals968.13873.6067.0%33.0%477.11893.56 Braves989.23863.5168.2%31.8%460.21262.46 Mets969.23973.6865.7%34.3%507.02213.92 Marlins944.04063.8764.7%35.3%516.01963.42   Total Pitching and Starts of 6.1 Innings or More: Final stats. CLUBINNERERAARMSCONVGMSPER Phillies1,436.16894.3286816242.0% Nationals1,445.25763.5986816242.0% Braves1,450.15123.1876916242.6% Mets1,476.26183.7796516240.1% Marlins1,460.06023.7195216232.1%   The Horsemen: Final stats. ACEW - LERAINN+CONVCG - SOBADINNERBB - IBBSO Total26 - 273.676.146 of 774 - 116504.2206113 - 5474 Hamels08 - 143.606.119 of 331 - 006220.0088046 - 4202 Lee14 - 082.876.125 of 312 - 103222.2071032 - 0221 Halladay04 - 056.827.002 of 131 - 007062.0047035 - 1051   Starters with Outings of 6.1 Innings or More: Final stats. Top listing for a same-day tie is best last performance. * MLB Days before last call-up from Triple-A. or DL. ** Pitcher never came off the DL. NO.TM - #HURLERCONV.LASTUPDATE UPDATE 2 01PHL - 2Cliff Lee25 of 319/27 02WAS - 3Jordan Zimmermann21 of 329/25 03PHL - 1Cole Hamels19 of 339/20 04NYM - 2Matt Harvey18 of 268/24SE**DL 8/25 R 05NYM - 3Dillon Gee17 of 329/15 05ATL - 4Mike Minor17 of 329/23 05ATL - 2Kris Medlen17 of 319/27 08WAS - 2Gio Gonzalez16 of 329/24 08WAS - 1Stephen Strasburg16 of 309/27DL 6/1-6/15 10MIA - 1Jose Fernandez13 of 289/11SD 9/12 11ATL - 1Tim Hudson12 of 217/24SE DL 7/25 11ATL - 5Julio Teheran12 of 309/15 13NYM - 1Jon Niese10 of 249/24DL 6/21-8/10 14PHL - 4Kyle Kendrick09 of 307/11SD 9/20DL 9/14 R 15MIA - 1Ricky Nolasco08 of 187/03Traded 7/6 15ATL - 3Paul Maholm08 of 269/25DL 7/21-8/21 15WAS - 4Dan Haren08 of 309/27DL 6/23-7/7 15MIA - 2Henderson Alvarez 08 of 179/29DL 4/1-7/3 19NYM - 5Zack Wheeler07 of 179/11SD 9/21 AAA 4/1-6/17 20NYM - 5Jeremy Hefner06 of 237/12SE DL 8/10 20MIA - 5Jacob Turner06 of 207/29AAA 4/1-5/30 20NYM - 5Aaron Harang06 of 268/190 of 4 NYM6 of 22 SEA 20MIA - 5Tom Koehler 06 of 239/1531-D 3A-P 20MIA - 3Nate Eovaldi06 of 189/23DL 4/1-6/18 25PHL - 5John Lannan05 of 147/30R 8/15 SE**DL 4/18-6/16 26PHL - 5Tyler Cloyd04 of 11 RP6/06CS to 9/531 D* to 9/1 26NYM - 3Shaun Marcum04 of 126/26SE DL 7/7DL 4/1-4/27 26ATL - 5Freddy Garcia04 of 139/242 of 3 ATL2 of 10 BAL 29WAS - 5Ross Detwiler03 of 134/17DL 7/6 SE**DL 5/16-6/12 29MIA - 4Kevin Slowey03 of 145/05SE 7/28P 6/17-7/6 29PHL - 5Jonathan Pettitbone03 of 18 IR5/19SE 8/25**DL 7/29 32PHL - 3Roy Halladay02 of 134/19SD 9/24DL 5/6-8/24 32MIA - 5Alex Sanabia02 of 09 IR5/20DL 5/27 32ATL- 3Brandon Beachy02 of 058/099/12 SE**24 D* DLR 8/21 32ATL - 5Alex Wood02 of 11 FS8/16PEN 9/2333 D* to 7/24 32NYM - 5Carlos Torres02 of 09 IR9/03FS to 8/28P-3A to 7/12 32NYM - 5Daisuke Matsuzaka 02 of 07 RP9/25AAA to 8/21 32WAS - 5Tanner Roark 02 of 05 IR9/29P-3A to 9/6 39WAS - 5Taylor Jordan01 of 09 FS7/23SD, DL 8/17AA 4/1-6/28 39NYM - 5Jenrry Mejia 01 of 05 CS7/26SE DL 8/18DL 4/1-7/25 39WAS - 5Ross Ohlendorf 01 of 07 SS7/26P 9/4, 1 ESDL 8/1-8/20 39PHL - 5Ethan Martin01 of 08 IR8/19P 9/6, 1 SS AAA to 8/1 39MIA - 5Brad Hand01 of 02 SS9/25PEN 9/3 3 D* to 9/2  

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