Found October 02, 2013 on Phillies Nation:
“You can lead a Horst to water, but you can’t make his elbow healthy” Old English Homilies, 1175 C.E. Jeremy Horst was perhaps the Phillies biggest surprise of 2012: acquired from the Reds in exchange for Wilson Valdez, Horst overpowered hitters in Triple-A before dominating hitters in the Majors. Horst’s 2012 line: 11.49 K/9 IP, 1.15 ERA, and a very lucky 80.9% LOB% in 31.1 IP. Awesome, right? Coming in to 2013, there were some reasons to be cautious: Horst had never come close to pitching to that K/9 IP or ERA before, he averaged about 3 BB/9 IP in the minors and averaged just over 4 BB/9 IP in the Majors, and he was extremely lucky in keeping the runners he did allow on base away from home plate. Yet, Horst, 27, was one of the sure-fire, “put his name in pen for the bullpen” arms on the team. Unfortunately, in 2013, the 6’3″ lefty from Wyoming’s luck seemingly all ran out at once. Horst got off to a very slow start – in his second appearance of the season, Horst gave up three run...
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