Originally posted on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 4/16/13
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 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: 1 year after  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 6 to 9 pm for the days listed below. April 16 to April 21 Any schedule changes and holdups will be posted at Tal’s Handy Caps on Facebook. BASEBALL FIX SCHEDULEFORMATTIMEFRAMEPUBLISHING StorylineNitecap InsightWed., Fri. & Sun.3 Times a Week Story-pollAgree or Disagree Thur.Once a Week NL East at Game 13 MLB 5 at Game 17Tal's Handy Stats (ERA)April 16 Sat.Twice a Week   Maholm Fires a Bullet during the 1st on April 8 in Miami.   Top Performance: Paul Maholm       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 4/15 with daily updates. Missing days had no top performers. APR - DAYHURLER#CLUB INN.HR - ERSO 08 - Mon. Paul Maholm 3ATL7.010 - 007 09 - Tues.Kris Medlen 2ATL7.031 - 001 10 - Wed.Jordan Zimmermann 3WAS7.072 - 204 12 - Fri.Ross Detwiler 5WAS7.041 - 105 13 - Sat.Matt Harvey 2NYM8.021 - 106 14 - Sun.Paul Maholm 3ATL7.240 - 007 15 - Mon.Jordan Zimmermann3WAS9.063 - 306   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 4/15. CLUBSP INNSP ERSP ERASP PERRP PERRP INNRP ERRP ERA Phillies74.1414.9670.1%29.9%31.2185.12 Nationals78.1303.4566.4%33.6%39.2265.90 Braves74.1172.0668.2%31.8%34.2051.30 Mets62.1263.7564.3%35.7%34.2123.12 Marlins65.2283.8462.9%37.1%38.2245.59   Total Pitching & Starts of 6.1 Innings or more: This table includes the stats through 4/15. CLUBINNERERAARMSCONVGMSPER Phillies106.0595.01351338.5% Nationals118.0564.27341330.8% Braves109.0221.82461250.0% Mets097.0383.53351145.5% Marlins104.1524.49111307.7%   The Horsemen: This table includes the stats through 4/15 with daily updates. ACEW - LERAINN+CONVCG - SOBADINNERBB - IBBSO Total3 - 45.016.14 of 90 - 0455.23116 - 044 Hamels0 - 27.566.10 of 30 - 0216.21408 - 012 Lee2 - 01.527.03 of 30 - 0023.20401 - 018 Halladay1 - 27.638.01 of 30 - 0215.11307 - 014   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 4/15 with daily updates. NO.CLUB & #HURLERCONV.LAST 01NYM - 2Matt Harvey03 of 034/13 01PHL - 2Cliff Lee03 of 034/15 03ATL - 1Tim Hudson02 of 034/13 03ATL - 3Paul Maholm02 of 034/14 03WAS - 3Jordan Zimmermann02 of 034/15 06WAS - 1Stephen Strasburg01 of 034/01 06NYM - 1Jon Niese01 of 034/01 06NYM - 3Dillon Gee01 of 024/04 06ATL - 4Mike Minor01 of 024/05 06PHL - 5John Lannan01 of 024/06 06MIA - 2Kevin Slowey01 of 034/08 06ATL - 2Kris Medlen01 of 024/09 06WAS - 5Ross Detwiler01 of 024/12 06PHL - 3Roy Halladay01 of 034/14   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 (Then and Now) and my last poll (The Lumber Appraisal) 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: 1 year after (Then and Now) Philadelphia Phillies story-poll: This side of the ball (The Lumber Appraisal) Philadelphia Phillies: 2013 ERA for the MLB 5 at game 11 Phillies Tal Venada (Author Archives)

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