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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)

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