Originally posted on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 5/11/13
Most staffs have mixed results from replacements for healing starters, but the Philadelphia Phillies with Tyler Cloyd will have a new question mark between 2 aces. 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: Behind the scenes  The new summer schedule will allow me to publish the best 2-3 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 12 to May 18 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 StudsMay 12Once a Week NL East at Game 40 MLB 5 at Game 42Tal's Handy Stats (ERA)Wed. Sat.Twice a Week   Hughes Loads up a 4-seam Fastball during the 1st at Home on May 4 against the Athletics.   Top Performance: Phil Hughes     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.   Top Performances: This table includes the stats through 5/10 with daily updates. There were no top performers on missing days. MAY - DAYHURLER#CLUBINN.HR - ERSO 04 - Sat.Phil Hughes 4NYY8.040 - 009 05 - Sun.Matt Cain 1SF7.151 - 104 06 - Mon.Cliff Lee 2PHL8.052 - 206 07 - Tues.Kyle Kendrick 4PHL7.062 - 206 08 - Wed.Barry Zito 5SF7.041 - 103 10 - Fri.Matt Cain1SF8.032 - 207   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 FSFill-in StarterCSCall-up Start   Starting & Relief Pitching: This table includes the stats through 5/10. CLUBSP INNSP ERSP ERASP PERRP PERRP INNRP ERRP ERA Phillies226.21094.3370.2%29.8%096.1444.11 Dodgers194.20863.9864.9%35.1%105.1554.70 Blue Jays194.01225.6658.9%41.1%135.2563.72 Giants217.01084.4866.5%33.5%109.1322.63 Yankees202.20853.7766.5%33.5%102.1423.69   Total Pitching & Starts of 6.1 Innings or more: This table includes the stats through 5/10. CLUBINNERERAARMSCONVGMSPER Phillies323.01534.267183748.7% Dodgers300.01414.235113432.4% Blue Jays329.21784.864083721.6% Giants326.11403.865153641.7% Yankees305.01273.754143441.2%   The Horsemen: This table includes the stats through 5/10 with daily updates. ACEW - LERAINN+CONVCG - SOBADINNERBB - IBBSO Total6 - 114.987.010 of 221 - 07135.27546 - 0118 Hamels1 - 054.187.003 of 080 - 02051.22422 - 0043 Lee3 - 023.267.005 of 070 - 01049.21807 - 0040 Halladay2 - 048.657.002 of 071 - 04034.13317 - 0035   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 5/10 with daily updates. The entries button opens additional listings. NO.CLUB - #HURLERCONV.LASTUPDATE 01LAD - 1Clayton Kershaw06 of 085/08 02NYY - 1C.C.Sabathia05 of 084/27 02PHL - 2Cliff Lee05 of 075/06 04SFG - 2Madison Bumgarner04 of 074/30 04PHL - 4Kyle Kendrick04 of 075/07 04NYY - 2Hiroki Kuroda04 of 075/07 04SFG - 5Barry Zito04 of 075/08 08NYY - 3Andy Pettitte03 of 064/19 08LAD - 3Hyun-Jin Ryu03 of 074/25 08TOR - 3Mark Buehrle03 of 075/01 08NYY - 4Phil Hughes03 of 075/04 08PHL - 1Cole Hamels03 of 075/04 08SFG - 3Tim Lincecum03 of 075/07 08SFG - 1Matt Cain03 of 085/10 15PHL - 3Roy Halladay02 of 074/19DL'ed 5/6 15SFG - 4Ryan Vogelsong02 of 074/22 15TOR - 1R.A. Dickey02 of 074/28 15TOR - 4Brandon Morrow02 of 075/05Skip a Turn? 19LAD - 2Zack Greinke01 of 024/05DL'ed 4/12 19PHL - 5John Lannan01 of 034/06DL'ed 4/18 19LAD - 1Josh Beckett01 of 064/14 19TOR - 2Josh Johnson01 of 044/16DL'ed 4/29 R 19LAD - 5Matt Magill01 of 03 FS4/27 19TOR - 1R.A. Dickey01 of 084/28 19PHL - 5Jonathan Pettibone01 of 04 IR5/03 19PHL - 5Tyler Cloyd01 of 01 CS5/10AAA'ed 5/11   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 (The Right Choice) and my last poll (Dislike the Most or Like the Least) 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: Behind the scenes (The Right Choice) Philadelphia Phillies story-poll: Over the edge (Dislike the Most or Like the Least) Philadelphia Phillies: 2013 ERA for the NL East at game 35 Phillies Tal Venada (Author Archives)

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