Sunday, September 25, 2016

I Hate This Bullpen

After starter Jake Thompson was chased from the game today, the Phillies ran out a quintet of relievers that were nothing short of disastrous. The score ended 17-0 in favor of the Mets and the Phils are left wondering just how bad can this bullpen be.

Today's 5 Relievers:
ERA/WHIP
Phil Klein - 11.81/2.44
Colton Murray - 6.43/1.43
Frank Hermann - 8.78/1.65
Patrick Schuster - 48.60/5.40
Luis Garcia - 5.93/1.83

If that doesn't paint the picture of pathetically putrid poop for ya, check out these other relievers that have pitched for the Phillies this season too.

Other Shitty Relievers:
ERA/WHIP
Severino Gonzalez - 5.35/1.31
Elvis Araujo - 5.60/1.90
Michael Mariot - 5.68/1.42
Adrew Bailey - 6.40/1.45
Daniel Stumpf - 10.80/2.20
James Russell - 18.69/3.23

Special Notes:
*Frank Hermann has allowed 7 HR in 13.1 IP. I'm honestly not sure if I were pitching that I could give up quite that many homeruns in such a short time. Of course, my ERA would be more along the lines of Schuster's than Hermann's.

*Patrick Schuster was bad with the A's earlier this season when he made his debut (10.80/2.25), but now he is downright terrible. The worst.

*Collectively the bullpen has 4.90 ERA and 1.44 WHIP with 79 homeruns surrendered. The ERA ranks 27th, WHIP 26th, and HR allowed 29th.

17 comments:

ripjgarcia said...

You take Ramos and Neris, and I'll include Jeanmar out that mix.. and good god.. what? like 6 something? And that doesn't even account for all the inherited runners these schlubs allowed to score.

GM-Carson said...

Look around baseball, homeruns are flying out of the park and no-name relievers are putting up goid numbers...except for the Phillies.

Bob D said...

Walks per 9 innings: Klein 5.06, Garcia 5.27, Araujo 5.6, Mariot 5.68, Russell 10.38, and grand winner Schuster at a whooping 21.6

Joely Rodriguez may be a decent arm going into next year. Bullpen is an area that great improvement can occur and may be the area to spend on in free agency. Heck great improvement can occur by just having Carson pitch in relief

GM-Carson said...

Phillies have stupid money available and investing in the bullpen would be wise. Imagine if they were surprise bidders for Chapman.

A bullpen trio of Chapman, Neris, and Ramos starts to look good.

Sign a couple other veterans too and it becomes a strength.

Bob D said...

Neris, Ramos, and Gomez if they come in next spring and do at least decent to good they will have spots in bullpen. Rodriguez will keep his 40 man spot with chance to win job in spring. Gonzalez is another who could be kept, he has a bad ERA but good control. Cordero is on 40 man roster and could win a job next year. Those who will very likely be cut are: Araujo, Buchanan, Garcia, Hernandez, Herrman, Hinjosa, Klein, Mariot, Murray, and Schuster. Thus freeing up 10 spots on roster (7 after adding those on 60 day DL). That allows team to add at least one of the better relievers and at least 1 or 2 more dependable relievers to roster. Fringe starting pitchers will also play into mix for the bullpen such as Asher. Plus several minor league starting pitchers will be added to those spots such as Pivetta, Appel, Lively, Pinto, and Elneiry Garcia (maybe).
The Phillies can basically count on 3 on the current roster to make team next year. Then add a closer and 1 very dependable reliever bring to 5 of the 7 roster spots filled. Then Rodriguez (best lefty option right now), Cordero, Gonzalez, Tirado, and a handful of non roster invites to battle it out for remaining 2 spots. That is how I would fix the pen for 2017 if I was GM.

ripjgarcia said...

was that the first slam of the season?

GM-Carson said...

this f'n bullpen!!!!

Bob D said...

Went to bed during rain delay Phillies up 6-1 going into 5th. Yeah they got this - then the bullpen happened

ripjgarcia said...

it sure looks like tanking at this point.

GM-Carson said...

I don't think it's tanking at all. I firmly believe nearly every reliever sucks.

Robert Dalton said...

Adam Morgan doing his impersonation of the bullpen tonight

GM-Carson said...

Adam Morgan might not be protected on 40-man roster this offseason.

Nola, Velasquez, Eickhoff, Eflin, Thompson, Asher are all ahead of him on depth chart and Lively can likely be added to that list. Pinto, Pivetta, Eshelman, and Appel are far behind either. This organization doesn't need Morgan anymore. He screwed up his chance this season.

ripjgarcia said...

Actually if you look at Morgan's performance over the past few games it's not horrible, but Mackanin treats him like all other starters yanking at the first sign of trouble, then last night he gets clobbered and leaves him in. I've seen enough of that manager, but not ready to completely give up on Morgan as a 5th starter especially considering they had him develop a new pitch in his minor's stint.

ripjgarcia said...

LMAO..surprise surprise surprise.

Bob D said...

I'm actually surprised that Morgan didn't pitch a complete game with the bullpen horrors lately.

GM-Carson said...

I've noticed that about Mackanin too. Sometimes he handles the starting pitchers with kids gloves and gives them the early hook to leave the game to the bullpen to blow it. Other times when it seems apparent that the starter doesn't have "it" that game, he lets them in to implode. I just don't get it.

GM-Carson said...

I still hate this bullpen.