Rotation Race

The picture for the 5th spot in the rotation may be becoming clearer for the Phillies as each of the 4 candidates up for the job have made several appearances this spring.

J.A Happ: 4 G, 11 IP, 2.45 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 9 SO, 10 H, 2 BB, .244 AVG, 2 HR

Carlos Carrasco: 4 G, 2-1, 10 IP, 6.30 ERA, 1.60 WHIP, 13 H, 3 BB, 10 SO, .295 AVG, 2 HR, 9.00 K/9

Chan Ho Park: 2 G, 1-0, 7 IP, 2.57 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 7 H, 0 BB, 5 SO, .269 AVG, 1 HR,

Kyle Kendrick*: 3 G, 1-1, 15.81 ERA, 2.70 WHIP, 19 H, 1 BB, 3 SO, 4 HR

*- includes scrimmage against World Baseball Classic team Canada.

Rich Dubee previously declared the 5th spot was Kendrick's job to lose, and maybe he was right. It looks like Kendrick is well on his way to losing the job. So far it looks like its down to Happ and Park, however Happ could be the favorite. I think the Phillies would like Park in the bullpen, where he had success with in 2008 with the Los Angeles Dodgers.


GM-Carson said...

Happ is it for me. Give it to him and be pleasantly surprised.

Jay Ballz said...

I'm sticking with the preference of Park to start.

Happ could be more beneficial as a lefty in relief.

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