Originally written on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 4/23/13
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 other divisional teams fare at the back end 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: Red alert 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 23 to April 29 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 InsightThur. & Mon.2-3 Times per Week Story-pollComplimentary Piece Sat.Once a Week NL East at Game 20 MLB 5 at Game 23Tal's Handy Stats (ERA)April 23 Fri.Twice a Week   Kendrick Fires a 1st-inning Bullet on April 16 in Cincinnati.     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.   Top Performances: This table includes the stats through 4/22 with daily updates. There were no top performers on missing days. APR - DAYHURLER#CLUB INN.HR - ERSO 16 - Tues.Kyle Kendrick 4PHL7.020 - 04 17 - Wed.Ross Detwiler 5WAS7.071 - 15 18 - Thur.Cole Hamels 1PHL7.053 - 38 19 - Fri.Matt Harvey 2NYM7.041 - 17   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 4/22. CLUBSP INNSP ERSP ERASP PERRP PERRP INNRP ERRP ERA Phillies119.1624.6868.9%31.1%54.0244.00 Nationals109.2463.7864.9%35.1%59.1314.70 Braves108.1352.9167.7%32.3%51.2071.22 Mets093.2403.8462.6%37.4%56.0314.98 Marlins103.2474.0861.3%38.7%65.1385.23   Total Pitching & Starts of 6.1 Innings or more: This table includes the stats through 4/22. CLUBINNERERAARMSCONVGMSPER Phillies173.1864.47582040.0% Nationals169.0774.10351926.3% Braves160.0422.36471838.9% Mets149.2714.27361735.3% Marlins169.0854.53111905.3%   The Horsemen: This table includes the stats through 4/22 with daily updates. ACEW - LERAINN+CONVCG - SOBADINNERBB - IBBSO Total4 - 54.947.06 of 121 - 0574.24123 - 063 Hamels0 - 26.467.01 of 040 - 0223.21710 - 020 Lee2 - 12.837.03 of 040 - 0128.20904 - 023 Halladay2 - 26.047.02 of 041 - 0222.11509 - 020   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 4/22 with daily updates. NO.CLUB & #HURLERCONV.LASTUPDATE 01NYM - 2Matt Harvey04 of 044/19 02PHL - 2Cliff Lee03 of 044/15 03ATL - 1Tim Hudson02 of 044/13 03ATL - 3Paul Maholm02 of 044/14 03WAS - 3Jordan Zimmermann02 of 044/15 03ATL - 2Kris Medlen02 of 044/16 03WAS - 5Ross Detwiler02 of 034/17 03PHL - 3Roy Halladay02 of 044/19 09WAS - 1Stephen Strasburg01 of 044/01 09NYM - 1Jon Niese01 of 044/01 09NYM - 3Dillon Gee01 of 044/04 09ATL - 4Mike Minor01 of 034/05 09PHL - 5John Lannan01 of 034/06DL'ed 4/18 09MIA - 2Kevin Slowey01 of 044/08 09PHL - 4Kyle Kendrick01 of 044/16 09PHL - 1Cole Hamels01 of 044/18   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 (May’s Expectations) 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: Red alert (May’s Expectations) Philadelphia Phillies story-poll: On the black (The Other Side of the Ball) Philadelphia Phillies: 2013 ERA for the MLB 5 at game 16 Phillies Tal Venada (Author Archives)
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