Originally posted on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 4/27/13
Most staffs typically have a significant drop-off after their 1 and 2, but the Philadelphia Phillies with Kyle Kendrick have a strong 4. How do the top west coast teams fare at the bottom of their rotation? TAL’S HANDY STATS WELCOME, NEWCOMERS: I will publish the 2013 ERA for both the NL East and the MLB 5 periodically. The number of games played by the Phillies is in the headline at the end. If you’re interested in checking out something different, my storyline articles–by design–represent a baseball man’s thinking, the view from the dugout and the GM’s box. Please go to my author archives or the Phillies page for my most recent coverage. Scroll down to Tal’s Handy Links at the bottom. Thank you. Check out:  Philadelphia Phillies storyline: Young gun discovery The new summer schedule will allow me to publish the best 3 storylines each week, but there will be an updated calendar included with each feature:  These posts involve commentary, polls and stats for the upcoming 7 days. Post time is 5 to 9 pm for the days listed below. April 28 to May 4 A wild-card feature will be published at times. Any schedule changes and holdups will be posted at Tal’s Handy Caps on Facebook. BASEBALL FIX SCHEDULEFORMATTIMEFRAMEPUBLISHING StorylineNitecap InsightMon. & Thur.2-3 Times per Week Story-pollComplimentary Piece April 28Once a Week NL East at Game 27 MLB 5 at Game 30Tal's Handy Stats (ERA)Wed. May 4Twice a Week     Kendrick Delivers 1 of his 9th-inning Pitches on April 26 in Queens.   Top Performance: Kyle Kendrick       Reasoning for the Stats: These numbers are a glimpse over the pitching coach’s shoulder, because they warn of difficulty ahead. The rule of thumb is that the bullpen load should be no more than 33.3%, which is a 6-complete average per start. That is why going a distance into the game is 6.1 frames or more, which is 70.4%. The added detail of 1 out per contest is 54 innings over the long summer’s course. This also shows the studs that give the relievers a well deserved night off, but there is a rust factor due to lack of back-end chances. Note:  All old ERA tables are automatically updated. Complimentary piece:  Philadelphia Phillies story-poll: On the radar   Top Performances: This table includes the stats through 4/26 with daily updates. There were no top performers on missing days. APR - DAYHURLER#CLUBINN.HR - ERSO 19 - Fri.Roy Halladay 3PHL7.022 - 26 20 - Sat.Tim Lincecum 3SF6.240 - 08 21 - Sun.Barry Zito 5SF7.050 - 04 23 - Tues.Cole Hamels 1PHL8.072 - 26 24 - Wed.Madison Bumgarner 2SF7.151 - 17 25 - Thur..Hyun-Jin Ryu2LAD7.031 - 18 26 - Fri.Kyle Kendrick4PHL9.030 - 05   Keys: ABRVS.DEFINITION ABRVS.DEFINITION Conv.Converted Start of 6.1 Innings or moreLastLast Conversion ArmsNumber Achieving 6.1 Innings or more#1 to 5 Slot on their Team   Starting & Relief Pitching: This table includes the stats through 4/26. CLUBSP INNSP ERSP ERASP PERRP PERRP INNRP ERRP ERA Phillies149.1684.1071.3%28.7%60.0304.50 Dodgers130.2523.5867.5%32.5%63.0294.14 Blue Jays129.0775.3759.7%40.3%87.0303.10 Giants141.0654.1568.5%31.5%65.0202.77 Yankees130.0533.6765.7%34.3%68.0334.37   Total Pitching & Starts of 6.1 Innings or more: This table includes the stats through 4/26. CLUBINNERERAARMSCONVGMSPER Phillies209.10984.215112445.8% Dodgers193.20813.764082236.4% Blue Jays216.01074.464052420.8% Giants206.00853.715112347.8% Yankees198.00863.914112250.0%   The Horsemen: This table includes the stats through 4/26 with daily updates. ACEW - LERAINN+CONVCG - SOBADINNERBB - IBBSO Total4 - 64.427.08 of 151 - 0595.24727 - 084 Hamels0 - 35.407.02 of 050 - 0231.21911 - 026 Lee2 - 13.037.04 of 050 - 0135.21205 - 030 Halladay2 - 25.087.02 of 051 - 0228.11611 - 028   Starters with Outings of 6.1 Innings or more: Top listing for a same-day tie is best last performance. This table includes the stats through 4/26 with daily updates. The entries button opens additional listings. NO.CLUB - #HURLERCONV.LASTUPDATE 01NYY - 1C.C.Sabathia04 of 054/22 01PHL - 2Cliff Lee04 of 054/25 03LAD - 1Clayton Kershaw03 of 054/12 03NYY - 3Andy Pettitte03 of 044/19 03SFG - 5Barry Zito03 of 044/21 03SFG - 2Madison Bumgarner03 of 054/24 03LAD - 3Hyun-Jin Ryu03 of 054/25 08PHL - 3Roy Halladay02 of 054/19 08NYY - 2Hiroki Kuroda02 of 054/20 08TOR - 3Mark Buehrle02 of 054/20 08SFG - 4Ryan Vogelsong02 of 044/22 08PHL - 1Cole Hamels02 of 054/23 08NYY - 4Phil Hughes02 of 044/23 08PHL - 4Kyle Kendrick02 of 054/26 08SFG - 3Tim Lincecum02 of 054/26 16LAD - 2Zack Greinke01 of 024/05DL'ed 4/12 16PHL - 5John Lannan01 of 034/06DL'ed 4/18 16SFG - 1Matt Cain01 of 054/12 16TOR - 1R.A. Dickey01 of 054/13 16LAD - 1Josh Beckett01 of 054/14 16TOR - 2Josh Johnson01 of 044/16No Turn - 4/26 16TOR - 4Brandon Morrow01 of 054/24   Phillies e-mail notification: Email Notifications   LINK-UP BELOW: A link for Phillies e-mail notification is provided above and below. Any holdups that may occur will be posted at Tal’s Handy Caps on Facebook. Check out  my last storyline (Red Pedigree) and my last poll (The Other Side of the Ball) on the Phillies page or my author archives, where there is an excerpt photo. Thank you, to all who bookmarked my page. TAL’S HANDY LINKS Email Notifications TAL’S HANDY CAPS on Facebook  Philadelphia Phillies storyline: Young gun discovery (Red Pedigree) Philadelphia Phillies story-poll: On the black (The Other Side of the Ball) Philadelphia Phillies: 2013 ERA for the NL East at game 20 Phillies Tal Venada (Author Archives)

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