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Cooney: Velasquez Might Be Best They Can Put In Bullpen
The first half of the season with a 2-5 record and 5.58 ERA does not garner any confidence in Vince Velasquez as a starting pitcher.  Despite having 53 Strikeouts in 50 Innings this season, he has allowed 11 Home Runs and 31 Runs in 10 Starts this season...
Everett: Hellickson Has Right Attitude & Level Of Confidence
The Phillies opened their season for the second straight year with Jeremy Hellickson as the number one starter.  After finishing the 2016 season with a 12-10 record while posting a 3.71 ERA, Hellickson has exceeded expectations so far in 2017 with a 4-0 record, compiling a 1...
The Importance Of The Phillies’ Pitching Depth
With starting pitchers Aaron Nola and Zach Eflin on the disabled list, the Phillies had scares over the last week for more potential losses as Jeremy Hellickson left his last start with Back problems and Adam Morgan left his start after taking a line drive off his forearm...
McCaffery: Phillies Need Offense In The Worst Way
Jake Thompson getting the start Saturday is another example of the Phillies' depth of pitching in their organization.  With Vincent Velasquez, Jared Eickoff, and now Thompson at the Major League level, Aaron Nola on the DL, and several pitchers in the Minor Leagues, the future looks bright…
How Much Impact Could Hellickson Have On Phillies Offseason?
Jeremy Hellickson looks like he will play the whole 2016 season in Philadelphia and with the team not a major contender for a playoff spot, some people are already looking ahead to the offseason.  Hellickson will be a free agent this offseason and Phillies GM Matt Klentak was non-committal rece…
What Is Hellickson’s Value Not Being Traded?
The Phillies decided to keep Jeremy Hellickson and not move him at the MLB Non-Waver Trade Deadline.  Hellickson has been a stabilizing force for the starting rotation as one of the team leaders in ERA (3.70 - 3rd), Innings Pitched (131...
Why Phillies Struggles Have Sabotaged Aaron Nola
In his last four starts Aaron Nola has struggled, compiling a record of 1-3 and has given up 12 Earned Runs over 18.2 Innings, which has escalated his ERA from 2.86 to 3.51 on the season.  Nola has been the most consistent pitcher for the Phillies in 2016 so to see him struggling in recent star…

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