Chan Ho Park and Happ have both been great this spring. As good as they’ve both been, though, Park has outpitched Happ and deserves to be the fifth starter based on what’s gone on so far.
Happ has thrown to an impressive 3.15 ERA with a 1.20 ratio in 20 innings. Park, though, has thrown to a 2.87 ERA with an 0.96 ratio in 15 2/3 innings. Here’s what their rates of allowing runs, hits, walks, strikeouts and home runs per nine innings have been this spring:
Park and his 18-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio is just impressive. Happ, meanwhile, has given up four home runs in 20 innings. That rate would have him giving up 40 over 200 innings, which is too many. Park has allowed just one home run and also allowed runs and hits at a lower rate while walking fewer and striking out more.
Today the Yankees pounded the Phils 10-2. The Phillies are 10-13 in spring training.
Carrasco got the start and was hit hard. He went five innings and allowed four runs on six hits and a walk. His spring ERA is 5.95. Eyre got bombed in the eighth, allowing five runs in the inning. He gave up five hits, including home runs to Nick Swisher and Melky Cabrera. Koplove tossed a perfect ninth to drop his spring ERA to 1.23.
Utley and Howard hit solo home runs to account for the Phillies scoring. Cairo, Ozuna and Mayberry all went 0-for-1 in the game. Stairs was 1-for-4 with a double to raise his average to .231. Paulino was also 1-for-4 with a double, he’s hitting .194.
The Phillies play Houston tomorrow.
Update 3/27: The Phillies fell to the Astros this afternoon, losing 6-5. The Phils are 10-14 this spring.
Myers got the start and allowed four runs over 5 1/3 innings on eight hits and a walk. The outing raised his ERA on the spring to 3.79. Robert Mosebach allowed a pair of runs in the eighth to puff his ERA to 9.39.
Werth and Stairs both hit solo homers for the Phils. Mayberry, Ozuna and Cairo were all 0-for-2. Giles 0-for-1. Coste 0-for-3 with two strikeouts and an RBI, dropping his average to .095.
Happ is scheduled to pitch tomorrow as the Phils face the Pirates.
The next update to Philliesflow will be on Tuesday.