Originally written on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 11/17/14
Most staffs typically have a significant drop-off after their one and two, but the Philadelphia Phillies with Kyle Kendrick have a strong four. How do the top rotations in the other divisions fare in that respect? TAL’S HANDY STATS WELCOME, NEWCOMERS: I will publish the 2013 ERA for both the NL East and the other divisional staffs 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. There will be new storylines after I solve my visibility issues.  There are more details at Tal’s Handy Caps on Facebook (link below). Check out:  Philadelphia Phillies story-poll: Suds or studs, battle scars   Bumgarner Loads a Bullet on June 14 in Atlanta.   Top Performance: Madison Bumgarner         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 6/19 with daily updates. There were no top performers on missing days. JUNE - DAYHURLER#CLUBINN.HR - ERSO 07 - Fri.Hyun-Jin Ryu 3LAD7.261 - 106 08 - Sat.Andy Pettitte 3NYY7.131 - 106 10 - Mon.Clayton Kershaw 1LAD7.061 - 105 11 - Tues.Zack Greinke 2LAD7.022 - 205 13 - Thur.Matt Cain 1SF6.220 - 003 14 - Fri.Madison Bumgarner 2SF7.020 - 010 15 - Sat.Clayton Kershaw 1LAD7.031 - 108 16 - Sun.Chien-Ming Wang 5TOR7.070 - 005 17 - Mon.Josh Johnson 2TOR7.150 - 010 18 - Tues.Cliff Lee2PHL8.052 - 209 19 - Wed.Kyle Kendrick 4PHL7.221 - 106   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 PMoved from the 'Pen to the RotationPCPitch Count Limit 3ATriple-ASESeason Ending IRInjury ReplacementRRetroactive DL Date FSFill-in StarterCSCall-up Start SSSpot StartESEmergency Start IR = An extended period in the rotation due to an injured starter. FS = A short-term IR. CS = A minor-league call-up to make 1 start or so. SS = A fill-in due to a skipped start by a rotation member. ES = A game-day replacement.   Starting & Relief Pitching: This table includes stats through 6/19. CLUBSP INNSP ERSP ERASP PERRP PERRP INNRP ERRP ERA Phillies452.22044.0670.6%29.4%188.2974.63 Dodgers411.21663.6366.2%33.8%210.0974.16 Blue Jays387.02084.8459.4%40.6%264.1883.00 Giants419.12154.6166.1%33.9%215.1733.05 Yankees426.11843.8867.0%33.0%210.0813.47   Total Pitching & Starts of 6.1 Innings or more: This table includes stats through 6/19. CLUBINNERERAARMSCONVGMSPER Phillies641.13014.227367349.3% Dodgers621.22633.817267037.1% Blue Jays651.12964.097237132.4% Giants634.22884.085287139.4% Yankees636.12653.755347147.9%   The Horsemen: This table includes stats through 6/19 with daily updates. ACEW - LERAINN+CONVCG - SOBADINNERBB - IBBSO Total13 - 164.157.021 of 372 - 19238.211060 - 2222 Hamels02 - 104.407.006 of 150 - 04094.004626 - 2089 Lee09 - 022.537.013 of 151 - 11110.103117 - 0098 Halladay02 - 048.657.002 of 071 - 04034.103317 - 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 6/19 with daily updates. The entries button opens additional listings. NO.TM - #HURLERCONV.LASTUPDATE UPDATE 2 01PHL - 2Cliff Lee13 of 156/18 02LAD - 1Clayton Kershaw12 of 146/15 03NYY - 1C.C. Sabathia11 of 156/16 04NYY - 2Hiroki Kuroda10 of 156/19 05SFG - 2Madison Bumgarner09 of 156/19 06SFG - 1Matt Cain08 of 156/18 07LAD - 3Hyun-Jin Ryu07 of 146/07 07TOR - 3Mark Buehrle07 of 156/14 07PHL - 4Kyle Kendrick07 of 156/19 10SFG - 3Tim Lincecum06 of 146/04 10NYY - 3Andy Pettitte06 of 116/14DL 5/17-6/2 10PHL - 1Cole Hamels06 of 156/16 13TOR - 1R.A. Dickey05 of 156/05 13NYY - 4Phil Hughes05 of 136/06 15SFG - 5Barry Zito04 of 145/08 15PHL - 5Tyler Cloyd04 of 06 CS6/06AAA 6/1325 MLB Days 17PHL - 5Jonathan Pettibone03 of 11 IR5/19 17TOR - 4Brandon Morrow03 of 105/23DL 6/1 17NYY - 5David Phelps03 of 095/24 17LAD - 2Zack Greinke03 of 096/11DL 4/12-5/14 17TOR - 2Josh Johnson03 of 076/17DL 4/29-6/3 22PHL - 3Roy Halladay02 of 074/19DL 5/6 22SFG - 4Ryan Vogelsong02 of 094/22DL 5/21 22LAD - 5Chris Capuano02 of 075/18PC LastDL 5/30-6/18 22TOR - 5Chien-Ming Wang 02 of 02 FS6/16AAA 4/1-6/10 22TOR - 5Esmil Rogers 02 of 04 FS6/18'PEN to 5/30 27PHL - 5John Lannan01 of 044/06PC LastDL 4/18-6/16 27LAD - 1Josh Beckett01 of 084/14DL 5/14 R 27LAD - 5Matt Magill01 of 06 CS4/27AAA 6/3AAA 5/20-6/1 27TOR - 5Ramon Ortiz01 of 04 CS5/15DL 6/3AAA 5/29-31 27LAD - 5Stephen Fife01 of 04 IR6/08DL-3A to 6/2   LINK-UP BELOW: Check out  my last storyline (The Deceiving Standings) and my last poll (Hustle for Charlie) 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 TAL’S HANDY CAPS on Facebook  Philadelphia Phillies storyline: Win, place or a no-show (The Deceiving Standings) Philadelphia Phillies story-poll: Suds or studs, battle scars (Hustle for Charlie) Philadelphia Phillies: 2013 ERA for the NL East at game 64 Phillies Tal Venada (Author Archives)
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