Phillies Reliever Pat Neshek Named to All-Star Team
The Phillies are not exactly flush with All-Stars in 2017. But, the rules call for at least one player from each team to be named to the exhibition. This year the Phillies representative will be reliever Pat Neshek.
Neshek has only been scored upon just twice in 2017. The first occurred in May, when Nationals outfielder Michael Taylor hit a home run that just barely scraped the foul poul for a two-run home run. The other was just yesterday, when Neshek allowed three earned runs to the New York Mets to take the loss. Both outings in which he allowed a run resulted in a loss for Neshek.
All in all, Neshek is 2-2 with a 1.39 earned run average.
Neshek was also an All-Star set-up man with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2014. The subject of trade rumors, many expect Neshek to be moved before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.