Originally posted on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 4/8/13
Most staffs typically have a significant drop-off after their 1 and 2, but the Philadelphia Phillies with John Lannan have a solid 5. How do other divisional teams fare on the bottom rung of their rotations? 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: The in-your-face surprise 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 9 to April 15 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. & Mon.3 Times / 14 Days MLB 5 at Game 10Tal's Handy Stats (ERA)Sat.3 Times / 14 Days   Lee Loads a Bullet during the 1st on April 4 in Atlanta.   Top Performance: Cliff Lee       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 4/7 with daily updates. Missing days had no top performers. APR - DAYHURLER#CLUB INN.HR - ERSO 01 - Mon.Stephen Strasburg1WAS 7.030 - 003 03 - Wed.Matt Harvey2NYM 7.010 - 010 04 - Thur.Cliff Lee2PHL 8.020 - 008 05 - Fri.Mike Minor4ATL 7.151 - 107 06 - Sat.John Lannan5PHL 7.053 - 305 07 - Sun.Tim Hudson1ATL 6.231 - 107   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 4/7. CLUBSP INNSP ERSP ERASP PERRP PERRP INNRP ERRP ERA Phillies34.2266.7566.7%33.3%17.1157.79 Nationals34.1133.4163.6%36.4%19.2125.49 Braves34.0123.1863.0%37.0%20.0041.80 Mets36.1081.9867.3%32.7%17.2073.57 Marlins32.2092.4866.2%33.8%16.2158.10   Total Pitching & Starts of 6.1 Innings or more: This table includes the stats through 4/7. CLUBINNERERAARMSCONVGMSPER Phillies52.0417.10220633.3% Nationals54.0254.17110616.7% Braves54.0162.67220633.3% Mets54.0152.50330650.0% Marlins49.1244.38000600.0%   The Horsemen: This table includes the stats through 4/7 with daily updates. ACEW - LERAINN+CONVCG - SOBADINNERBB - IBBSO Total1 - 307.366.11 of 40 - 0322.0188 - 024 Hamels0 - 210.976.10 of 20 - 0210.2135 - 007 Lee1 - 000.008.01 of 10 - 0008.0000 - 008 Halladay0 - 113.506.10 of 10 - 0103.1053 - 009   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 4/7 with daily updates. NO.CLUB#HURLERCONV.LAST 01WAS1Stephen Strasburg01 of 024/01 01NYM1Jon Niese01 of 024/01 01NYM2Matt Harvey01 of 014/03 01PHL2Cliff Lee01 of 014/04 01NYM3Dillon Gee01 of 014/04 01ATL4Mike Minor01 of 014/05 01PHL5John Lannan01 of 014/06 01ATL1Tim Hudson01 of 024/07   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 (Growing Pains) and my last poll (Lasting Impressions) 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: The in-your-face surprise (Growing Pains) Philadelphia Phillies story-poll: The biggest surprise (Lasting Impressions) Philadelphia Phillies: 2013 ERA for the MLB 5 at game 4 Phillies Tal Venada (Author Archives)

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