Originally posted on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 5/29/13
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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: Answers (Sign Language)  After Michael Young scored the go-ahead run for the Philadelphia Phillies, another development raised eyebrows. Analysts could not explain why a ball rattling around in the right-field corner was only a single.   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 31 to June 3 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 InsightSun. & Thur.2-3 Times per Week Story-pollSuds or StudsMay 31Once a Week MLB 5 at Games 58-59 NL East at Game 63-64Tal's Handy Stats (ERA)June 7 June 11Periodically NOTE:  These tables are for game 52 but there will be an update after Wednesday’s contests.   Lee Loads up a 9th-Inning Bullet on May 22 in Miami.   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 stats through 5/28 with daily updates. There were no top performers on missing days. MAY - DAYHURLER#CLUB INN.HR - ERSO 16 - Thur.Stephen Strasburg 1WAS8.032 - 104 17 - Fri.Matt Harvey 2NYM7.152 - 206 18 - Sat.Kris Medlen 2ATL7.021 - 005 19 - Sun.Ricky Nolasco 1MIA8.051 - 111 20 - Mon.Julio Teheran 5ATL8.151 - 104 21 - Tues.Stephen Strasburg 1WAS7.051 - 107 22 - Wed.Cliff Lee 2PHL9.030 - 005 24 - Fri.Jordan Zimmermann 3WAS7.062 - 201 25 - Sat.Mike Minor 4ATL7.130 - 010 26 - Sun.Stephen Strasburg 1WAS8.051 - 109 27 - Mon.Jon Niese 1NYM7.081 - 104 28 - Tues.Cliff Lee2PHL8.041 - 108   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 Update Status ChangeUpdate 2Completed Status IRInjury ReplacementRRetroactive DL Date FSFill-in StarterCSCall-up Start   Starting & Relief Pitching: This table includes stats through 5/29. CLUBSP INNSP ERSP ERASP PERRP PERRP INNRP ERRP ERA Phillies322.01474.1170.8%29.2%133.0644.33 Nationals320.11173.2969.6%30.4%140.0634.05 Braves314.01283.6769.3%30.7%139.0473.04 Mets280.01314.2163.4%36.6%161.1824.57 Marlins291.21354.1763.0%37.0%171.1794.15   Total Pitching & Starts of 6.1 Innings or more: This table includes stats through 5/29. CLUBINNERERAARMSCONVGMSPER Phillies455.02114.177265250.0% Nationals460.11803.345235244.2% Braves453.01753.485205139.2% Mets441.12134.345174934.7% Marlins463.02144.164105219.2%   The Horsemen: This table includes stats through 5/28 with daily updates. ACEW - LERAINN+CONVCG - SOBADINNERBB - IBBSO Total9 - 144.307.015 of 292 - 18184.08853 - 2161 Hamels1 - 084.437.004 of 110 - 03069.03423 - 2063 Lee6 - 022.347.009 of 111 - 11080.22113 - 0063 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 stats through 5/28 with daily updates. The entries button opens additional listings. NO.TM - #HURLERCONV.LASTUPDATE UPDATE 2 01PHL - 2Cliff Lee09 of 115/28 01NYM - 2Matt Harvey09 of 115/28 03WAS - 3Jordan Zimmermann08 of 105/24 04ATL - 4Mike Minor06 of 105/25 04WAS - 1Stephen Strasburg06 of 115/26 06PHL - 4Kyle Kendrick05 of 105/12 06ATL - 2Kris Medlen05 of 105/18 08ATL - 1Tim Hudson04 of 115/05 08ATL - 3Paul Maholm04 of 115/22 08WAS - 2Gio Gonzalez04 of 115/22 08MIA - 1Ricky Nolasco04 of 105/25 08ATL - 5Julio Teheran04 of 095/26 08PHL - 1Cole Hamels04 of 115/26 08NYM - 1Jon Niese04 of 115/27 15MIA - 2Kevin Slowey03 of 115/05 15WAS - 5Ross Detwiler03 of 084/17DL'ed 5/16 R 15PHL - 5Jonathan Pettitbone03 of 07 IR5/19 18PHL - 3Roy Halladay02 of 074/19DL'ed 5/6 18NYM - 5Jeremy Hefner02 of 094/30 18WAS - 4Dan Haren02 of 105/14 18MIA - 5Jose Fernandez02 of 105/04 18MIA - 5Alex Sanabia02 of 09 IR5/20DL'ed 5/27 18PHL - 5Tyler Cloyd02 of 03 CS5/21AAA 5/11-20 18NYM - 3Shaun Marcum02 of 065/26DL 4/1-4/27 25NYM - 3Dillon Gee01 of 104/04 25PHL - 5John Lannan01 of 034/06DL'ed 4/18   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 (Sign Language) and my last poll (The Early Returns) 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: Answers (Sign Language) Philadelphia Phillies story-poll: Suds or studs, trades and decisions (The Early Returns) Philadelphia Phillies: 2013 ERA for the MLB 5 at game 47 Phillies Tal Venada (Author Archives)

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