The State of the Bullpen

The Phillies bullpen looks a lot different than it did entering last season. It’s clear that the front office made improving the bullpen in the short term a major priority for the offseason, as it made a series of deals for relievers without many years of control. Let’s run down the Phillies news look ‘pen, with the assumption that they’ll carry seven relievers. The Sure...
Via Crashburn Alley
3 days ago

Hector Neris: Building the Next Bullpen

Heading into the 2017 season, we here at Crashburn Alley strive to update you on a specific storyline regarding many of the returning staples from last season’s roster. Today is starting pitcher Hector Neris. The Phillies had a bad bullpen in 2016. The trade of Ken Giles left them with newly signed David Hernandez as the only competent looking reliever in the bullpen. After a...
Via Crashburn Alley
3 days ago

Gomez, Neris not concerned by '16 workload

It's a fact of baseball life that relief pitchers tend to be up and down from year to year. And the best explanation is simple: When a guy coming out of the bullpen is having a good year, he gets used a lot. And there can sometimes be a carryover to the following season. So the Phillies will keep a watchful eye on right-handers Jeanmar Gomez and Hector Neris.
Via Phillies.com
9 days ago

Neris adding slider to his repertoire

Right-hander Hector Neris is coming off a breakout season during which he established himself as one of baseball's best setup men. He allowed just 59 hits in 80 1/3 innings and struck out 11.4 per nine innings.
Via Phillies.com
24 days ago

Trio of arms leading the way for Phillies dominant bullpen

The Philadelphia Phillies picked up their 24th victory of the season on Wednesday night, putting them seven games over .500 (24-17) and in a first-place tie for the National League East lead with the Washington Nationals. At that point, the Chicago Cubs were the only team in Major League Baseball with more wins than the Fightin' Phils. That's pretty impressive for a team...
Via The Sports Quotient
May 20, 2016  |  Discuss

What Hector Neris Might Teach Brad Brach

Believe it or not, I actually agonized over how to title this post. Ultimately, I couldn’t come up with anything better, not if I didn’t want to outright deceive. Because this is a post about Hector Neris, and about Brad Brach, and there’s no way around that. You should be aware of that from the start. Now the only people in here are people who might give a damn, and that...
Via Fangraphs
May 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Hector Neris’ Nasty Splitter and Sustainability

The Phillies are off to a really good start this season, sitting at 16-12 in what is expected to be a rebuilding season as the team finally separates itself from its former glory in a move to the future. The team has some exciting young pitchers already succeeding in the majors with Vincent Velasquez and Aaron Nola putting together some very good performances. Maikel Franco is a...
Via Fangraphs
May 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Phillies recall RHP Hector Neris from Triple-A Lehigh Valley

View image | gettyimages.com The Philadelphia Phillies have recalled right handed relief pitcher Hector Neris from the Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs, according to Lehigh Valley IronPigs beat writer for The Morning Call, Tom Housenick. Hector Neris is 1-3 wit a 3.62 ERA in 27 appearances with @IronPigs. Has allowed 1...
Via Philliedelphia
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Minors Notes: Joseph set for surgery, MAG debuts for Pigs, Neris to bigs

Tommy Joseph, Image- Jay Floyd -Catching prospect Tommy Joseph is slated to have season ending surgery to repair an ailment in his left wrist. The injury initially took place back in May, when the 23-year-old was part of a collision at home plate while playing with Double-A Reading. As a member of the Fightins this season, the righty batting Joseph tallied a .282 batting average...
Via Phillies Nation
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Hector Neris Recalled

Following last night's 11-0 defeat Phillippe Aumont, who was responsible for 6 of those runs, was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. David Murphy reported moments ago that pitcher Hector Neris has been recalled to fill the vacant roster spot. Between Reading and Lehigh Valley this season, Neris has logged 63.2...
Via Philliedelphia
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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