Originally written on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 11/3/14
Most staffs have mixed results from replacements for healing starters, but the Philadelphia Phillies with Jonathan Pettibone have been fortunate so far. How have the top west coast teams fared with temporary arms in 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: Destination revisited 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 mostly 5 to 9 pm for the days listed below. May 5 to May 11 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-pollSuds or StudsSun.Once a Week NL East at Game 34 MLB 5 at Game 37Tal's Handy Stats (ERA)Wed. May 11Twice a Week   Kershaw Dials up a 4-seam Fastball during the 1st at Home on April 28 against the Brewers.   Top Performance: Clayton Kershaw       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 5/3 with daily updates. There were no top performers on missing days. AP/MY - DAYHURLER#CLUBINN.HR - ERSO 27 - Sat.Matt Magill5LAD6.242 - 207 28 - Sun.Clayton Kershaw 1LAD8.040 - 012 30 - Tues.Madison Bumgarner 2SF7.030 - 002 02 - Thur.Kyle Kendrick 4PHL7.072 - 205 03 - Fri.Clayton Kershaw 1LAD7.031 - 105   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 ESEmergency StartUpdateStatus Change IRInjury ReplacementRRetroactive DL Date   Starting & Relief Pitching: This table includes the stats through 5/3. CLUBSP INNSP ERSP ERASP PERRP PERRP INNRP ERRP ERA Phillies183.1874.2770.2%29.8%078.0384.38 Dodgers165.1653.5467.0%33.0%081.1424.65 Blue Jays161.1965.3660.2%39.8%106.2423.54 Giants172.2814.2266.1%33.9%088.2242.44 Yankees167.0713.8366.3%33.7%085.0394.13   Total Pitching & Starts of 6.1 Innings or more: This table includes the stats through 5/3. CLUBINNERERAARMSCONVGMSPER Phillies261.11254.306133043.3% Dodgers246.21073.905102835.7% Blue Jays268.01384.634073023.3% Giants261.11053.625112937.9% Yankees252.01103.934122842.9%   The Horsemen: This table includes the stats through 5/3 with daily updates. ACEW - LERAINN+CONVCG - SOBADINNERBB - IBBSO Total5 - 84.857.08 of 181 - 06111.16037 - 099 Hamels1 - 34.787.02 of 060 - 02037.22017 - 034 Lee2 - 23.467.04 of 060 - 01041.21607 - 034 Halladay2 - 36.757.02 of 061 - 03032.02413 - 031   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 5/3 with daily updates. The entries button opens additional listings. NO.CLUB - #HURLERCONV.LASTUPDATE 01NYY - 1C.C.Sabathia05 of 074/27 01LAD - 1Clayton Kershaw05 of 075/03 03PHL - 2Cliff Lee04 of 064/25 03SFG - 2Madison Bumgarner04 of 064/30 05NYY - 3Andy Pettitte03 of 054/19 05SFG - 5Barry Zito03 of 064/21 05LAD - 3Hyun-Jin Ryu03 of 064/25 05NYY - 2Hiroki Kuroda03 of 064/30 05TOR - 3Mark Buehrle03 of 065/01 05PHL - 4Kyle Kendrick03 of 065/02 11PHL - 3Roy Halladay02 of 064/19 11SFG - 4Ryan Vogelsong02 of 054/22 11PHL - 1Cole Hamels02 of 064/23 11NYY - 4Phil Hughes02 of 054/23 11SFG - 3Tim Lincecum02 of 064/26 11TOR - 1R.A. Dickey02 of 064/28 17LAD - 2Zack Greinke01 of 024/05DL'ed 4/12 17PHL - 5John Lannan01 of 034/06DL'ed 4/18 17SFG - 1Matt Cain01 of 064/12 17LAD - 1Josh Beckett01 of 064/14 17TOR - 2Josh Johnson01 of 044/16DL'ed 4/29 R 17TOR - 4Brandon Morrow01 of 064/24 17LAD - 5Matt Magill01 of 01 ES4/27 17PHL - 5Jonathan Pettibone01 of 03 IR5/03   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 (Winning Reinforcements) and my last poll (The Hot Corner) 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: Destination revisited (Winning Reinforcements) Philadelphia Phillies story-poll: Suds or studs, the youngster (The Hot Corner) Philadelphia Phillies: 2013 ERA for the NL East at game 27 Phillies Tal Venada (Author Archives)
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Clint Trickett retires due to concussions, hid two

Drew Stanton likely out for the year, postseason included

Byron Scott: ‘Idiots’ think Lakers are better team without Kobe

Undrafted QB Connor Shaw to sign with Browns, likely start

Report: Alex Smith out week 17 with lacerated spleen

Belichick: Garoppolo has better understanding of NFL

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Lionel Hollins: 'Honored and blessed to coach Kevin Garnett'

Curt Schilling gives Johnny Manziel advice on Twitter

The last time the Lions won in Green Bay

Carmelo Anthony: The Knicks are dying

Andre Johnson willing to take pay cut with Texans?

Mets star David Wright reaches out to sons of slain NYPD officer

WATCH: Craig Sager is touched by outpouring of support during leukemia fight

Hiroki Kuroda returns to Japan, ditches Yankees

Kevin Garnett: ‘very weird’ to see Celtics without Rajon Rondo

Report: New Jersey Devils fire head coach Peter DeBoer

Mark Richt confirms Todd Gurley will leave UGA for NFL

Frank Gore: Colin Kaepernick is 'not broke'

The story of Morgan Bulkeley and birth of National League

Five breakout stars in 2014

The 2014 NFL All-Help Offense

Five things the world learned about the NBA on Christmas

What if Bear Bryant coached in the NFL?

The year’s 10 most notable sports media stories

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Five breakout stars in 2014

The 2014 NFL All-Help Offense

Five things learned about NBA on X-Mas

What if Bear Bryant coached in the NFL?

Carmelo Anthony: The Knicks are dying

The last time the Lions won in Green Bay

Year's most notable sports media stories

'Roberto Gronkowski wishes fans Feliz Navidad

Are the Seahawks back on track?

Wright reaches out to slain officer's sons

Q&A with Rich Eisen; TNF, DirecTV and living in LA

Dan Le Batard sums up Miami's relationship with LeBron

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.