Originally written on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 7/19/13
There are only a few number ones in the majors like Cole Hamels of the Philadelphia Phillies. What west coast hurlers are his equal? TAL’S HANDY STATS WELCOME, NEWCOMERS: I will publish the 2013 ERA for both the NL East and the other divisional staffs periodically. The completed number of games for the Phillies is at the end of the headline. If you want to check out something different, my storyline articles–by design–represent a baseball man’s thinking, dugout observations and the general manager’s view. Go to my author archives for my most recent coverage. Scroll down to Tal’s Handy Links at the bottom. There will be new storylines after I solve my visibility issues. More details are at Tal’s Handy Caps on Facebook (link below). Check out: 2013 ERA for the NL East at Philadelphia Phillies’ Game 96   Lincecum Fires a Ninth-Inning Bullet on July 13 in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)   Top Performance: Tim Lincecum         Reasoning for the Stats: These numbers are a glimpse over the pitching coach’s shoulder, warning of difficulty ahead. The rule of thumb is the bullpen load should be no more than 33.3 percent, which is a six-inning average per start. That is why going a distance in the game is 6.1 frames or more, which is 70.4 percent. The addition of one out per contest equals 54 innings over the long summer. This also shows the hurlers giving the relievers a well-deserved night off, but there is the pen rustiness due to lack of work. Note: All old ERA tables are automatically updated. Top Performances: This table includes stats through 7/14 with daily updates. There were no top performers on missing days. ** Top performance. JN/JY - DAYHURLER#CLUBINN.HR - ERSO 21 - Fri.Tim Lincecum 3SF7.043 - 308 22 - Sat.Zack Greinke 2LAD8.041 - 108 23 - Sun.Ivan Nova 5NYY6.273 - 307 24 - Mon.Cliff Lee 2PHL8.082 - 207 25 - Tues.Kyle Kendrick 4PHL8.072 - 206 26 - Wed.R.A. Dickey 1TOR9.020 - 006 27 - Thur.Phil Hughes 4NYY8.052 - 205 28 - Fri.John Lannan 5PHL7.051 - 102 29 - Sat.Matt Cain 1SF8.031 - 105 30 - Sun.Stephen Fife 5LAD7.040 - 005 01 - Mon.R.A. Dickey 1TOR7.062 - 204 02 - Tues.Clayton Kershaw 1LAD9.040 - 008 03 - Wed.C.C. Sabathia 1NYY7.072 - 209 04 - Thur.Cole Hamels 1PHL7.052 - 108 05 - Fri.Mark Buehrle 3TOR7.060 - 005 06 - Sat.Madison Bumgarner 2SF7.032 - 209 07 - Sun.Hiroki Kuroda 2NYY7.030 - 004 08 - Mon.John Lannan 5PHL8.040 - 004 09 - Tues.Cole Hamels 1PHL8.061 - 104 10 - Wed.Ivan Nova 5NYY8.051 - 106 11 - Thur.Chris Capuano 5LAD6.160 - 008 12 - Fri.Clayton Kershaw 1LAD7.063 - 310 13 - Sat.Tim Lincecum **3SF9.000 - 013 14 - Sun.Cole Hamels1PHL8.082 - 207   Keys: ABRVS.DEFINITION ABRVS.DEFINITION Conv.Converted Start of 6.1 Innings or MoreLastLast Conversion ArmsNumber Achieving 6.1 Innings or More#One-to-Five Rotation Slot Update Status ChangeUpdate TwoCompleted Status PMoved from the Pen to the RotationPCPitch Count Limit 3ATriple-ASESeason-Ending DL IRInjury ReplacementRRetroactive DL Date FSFill-In StarterCSCall-Up Start SSSpot StartESEmergency Start MSMissed-Start InjurySKSkipped 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 one start or so. SS: A fill-in due to a skipped start by a rotation member. ES: A game-day replacement.   Starting and Relief Pitching: This table includes stats through 7/14. CLUBSP INNSP ERSP ERASP PERRP PERRP INNRP ERRP ERA Phillies604.02603.8770.6%29.4%252.01234.39 Dodgers566.12153.4267.5%32.5%272.11224.03 Blue Jays515.02905.0760.6%39.4%334.21082.90 Giants546.22794.5964.9%35.1%296.11063.22 Yankees579.12553.9668.2%31.8%270.00983.27   Total Pitching and Starts of 6.1 Innings or More: This table includes stats through 7/14. CLUBINNERERAARMSCONVGMSPER Phillies856.03834.037489650.0% Dodgers838.23373.628409442.6% Blue Jays849.23984.227299430.9% Giants843.03854.116389440.4% Yankees849.13533.746499551.6%   The Horsemen: This table includes stats through 7/14 with daily updates. ACEW - LERAINN+CONVCG - SOBADINNERBB - IBBSO Total16 - 184.026.128 of 462 - 19302.013568 - 4278 Hamels04 - 114.056.109 of 200 - 04129.005830 - 4118 Lee10 - 032.866.117 of 191 - 11138.204421 - 0125 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 7/14 with daily updates. The entries button opens additional listings. * 50 Days. NO.TM - #HURLERCONV.LASTUPDATE UPDATE 2 01PHL - 2Cliff Lee17 of 197/10 02LAD - 1Clayton Kershaw16 of 207/12 03NYY - 1C.C. Sabathia15 of 207/09 04SFG - 2Madison Bumgarner13 of 197/11 05NYY - 2Hiroki Kuroda12 of 197/07 06LAD - 3Hyun-Jin Ryu10 of 177/05 07SFG - 1Matt Cain09 of 196/29 07LAD - 4Ricky Nolasco09 of 207/098 of 18 MIA 07PHL - 4Kyle Kendrick09 of 197/11 07SFG - 3Tim Lincecum09 of 197/13 07PHL - 1Cole Hamels09 of 207/14 12TOR - 3Mark Buehrle08 of 197/05 12NYY - 3Andy Pettitte08 of 167/06DL 5/17-6/2 12TOR - 1R.A. Dickey08 of 207/06 12NYY - 4Phil Hughes08 of 177/13 16LAD - 2Zack Greinke07 of 147/13DL 4/12-5/14 17SFG - 5Barry Zito05 of 196/22 18PHL - 5Tyler Cloyd04 of 06 CS6/06AAA 6/1325 MLB Days 18NYY - 5David Phelps04 of 127/04DL 7/5 R 18TOR - 2Josh Johnson04 of 127/09DL 4/29-6/3 18PHL - 5John Lannan04 of 097/13DL 4/18-6/16 22PHL - 5Jonathan Pettibone03 of 16 IR5/19 22TOR - 4Brandon Morrow03 of 105/23DL 6/1 22TOR - 5Chien-Ming Wang 03 of 05 FS6/22AAA 7/5AAA 4/1-6/10 22LAD - 5Stephen Fife03 of 08 IR6/30DL 7/7 RDL-3A to 6/2 22NYY - 5Ivan Nova 03 of 07 FS7/1050 D* 3A-DL 22LAD - 5Chris Capuano03 of 11 FS7/11DL 5/30-6/18 28PHL - 3Roy Halladay02 of 074/19DL 5/6 28SFG - 4Ryan Vogelsong02 of 094/22DL 5/21 28TOR - 5Esmil Rogers 02 of 08 FS6/18PEN to 5/30 31LAD - 1Josh Beckett01 of 084/14SE DL 5/14 31LAD - 5Matt Magill01 of 06 CS4/27AAA 6/3AAA 5/20-6/1 31TOR - 5Ramon Ortiz01 of 04 CS5/15DL 6/3AAA 5/29-31 31SFG - 5Chad Gaudin01 of 05 FS7/07PEN 4/1-6/1   LINKS: Check out my last storyline (The Deceiving Standings) and my last poll (Hustle for Charlie) at my author archives, where there is an excerpt photo. 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) Tal Venada (Author Archives)
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