Ethan Martin, Image- Jay Floyd
Two weeks between outings last month was not wasted by righty hurler Ethan Martin. Sitting in the Phillies’ bullpen allowed the 25-year-old plenty of time to watch and learn.
As the Phillies’ long man for a short stretch in June, the 25-year-old appeared in two games. He then waited for a chance to take the mound and face live competition once again, working on the side and staying prepared.
The Phillies’ starting pitchers averaged nearly seven innings per outing over the 15 games that occured from when Martin, a right-hander, last appeared in a big league game on June 7th till when he was reassigned back to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on June 23rd.
The club’s bullpen mainstays, namely Jonathan Papelbon, Antonio Bastardo, Mario Hollands, Jake Diekman and Justin De Fratus, tallied a 0.62 ERA in that same time frame, covering 30 total appearances.
There was nowhere for Martin, who the Phillies acquired in the 2012 Shane Victorino trade with the Dodgers, to fi...