by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/19/2013) Phillies starting pitcher Jonathan Pettibone was effective for seven innings during a no-decision Sunday against the Reds. Pettibone allowed just two runs (one earned) and was in line for the loss until Philadelphia rallied from a 2-0 deficit.
The right-hander allowed seven hits and three walks, while striking out four. He gave up a solo home run to Jay Bruce. Pettibone has taken a no-decision in two of his last theee starts, but he has yet to lose in six career outings.
The rookie will get back to work Saturday at Washington. It will be the first time he faces the NL East foe.
Jonathan Pettibone stays sharp
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/14/2013) Phillies starting pitcher Jonathan Pettibone enjoyed a solid outing as he picked up his third win of the season Tuesday night against the Indians.
Pettibone (3-0), who made his fifth start, surrendered a two-run single to Michael Brantley in the second inning for his only damage of the night. The rookie surrendered two runs and four hits over 6 2/3 innings of work. He struck out three and walked two in a 6-2 victory.
Pettibone has not allowed more than three runs in each of his first five starts. He has a 3.41 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP over that span.
The right-hander is expected to make his next start Monday at Miami. He allowed one run and five hits over 6 1/3 innings of work in his lone appearance against the Marlins on May 3.
Jonathan Pettibone walks four in no-decision
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/8/2013) Phillies starting pitcher Jonathan Pettibone surrendered three earned runs on seven hits and four walks in 5 2/3 innings against the Giants Wednesday, striking out just one while taking a no-decision in the extra-innings game.
Pettibone took a 13:2 K:BB ratio into the game but now owns a 14:6 K:BB ratio after doling out four free passes in his most recent game. He brings a 3.63 ERA into a home game against the Indians next week.
Jonathan Pettibone still has a lot to prove
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/5/2013) Fantasy owners should be cautious with Phillies' rookie starting pitcher Jonathan Pettibone. I have no problem with Fantasy owners in larger formats using a flier on the 22-year-old hurler as a low-end option, but keep expectations in check.
Pettibone has gotten off to a nice start in his major-league career, but does he have ace potential? Highly unlikely. Pettibone might develop into a mid-rotation arm in the majors when it's all said and done, but his ceiling in Fantasy is also capped, especially since he's not a great strikeout pitcher. He struck out 6.4 batters per nine innings in the minors and is only at 7.0 K/9 through his first three MLB starts. He doesn't walk batters, though, which is a huge plus.
The most concerning stats through three starts are the three home runs allowed and an 89.3 percent strand rate, per FanGraphs.com. The league average for starters is 72.7 percent, so if Pettibone keeps putting runners on base (yielding 9.7 hits per nine innings) and giving up home runs, then his nice start might end up a distant memory.
Jonathan Pettibone allows one run in win
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/3/2013) Phillies starting pitcher Jonathan Pettibone surrendered just one earned run Friday night against the Marlins, moving to 2-0 with the win. He gave up five hits, walked none and struck out three over 6 1/3 innings.
It was Pettibone's first time in three tries pitching at least six innings and his first time allowing one run or fewer. He takes a 3.24 ERA and 15:2 K:BB ratio into a meeting with the Giants in San Francisco Wednesday.
Jonathan Pettibone secures first win
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/27/2013) Phillies pitcher Jonathan Pettibone (1-0) gave up three runs and seven hits over five innings to claim his first major-league win during Philadelphia's 9-4 victory over the Mets on Saturday. Pettibone, making his second career start, tallied four strikeouts and two walks as he needed 96 pitches (60 strikes) to complete his outing.
"It was definitely a battle, from pretty much the first batter. I felt like every inning I was in some sort of circumstance, struggling somewhere. But I was able to make a few good pitches at certain times," he said. "My teammates picked me up offensively and defensively."
Pettibone lines up to make his next start Friday at home against lowly Miami.
Jonathan Pettibone to start Saturday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/24/2013) Phillies pitcher Jonathan Pettibone will start Saturday against the Mets in New York, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
"It looks that way," manager Charlie Manuel told the Inquirer. "He did well. He pitched pretty well."
Pettibone allowed just two runs in 5 1/3 innings while striking out six in his debut performance Monday against the Pirates.
Charlie Manuel noncommittal on Jonathan Pettibone
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/23/2013) Phillies manager Charlie Manuel wouldn't commit to Jonathan Pettibone making another start after his outing on Monday against the Pirates.
"He made some good pitches at times," Manuel said of the right-hander. "He got them out when he needed to. He did fine."
With John Lannan (knee) on the disabled list, Philadelphia will need a fifth starter for the foreseeable future.
As long as Pettibone remains in the rotation, his next start will come on Saturday against the Mets.
Jonathan Pettibone Ks six in debut
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/22/2013)Jonathan Pettibone made his major-league debut for the Phillies on Monday night against the Pirates. He allowed two runs on six hits over 5 1/3 innings of work.
The 22-year-old also struck out six and did not walk a batter.
Pettibone surrendered a solo homer to Pedro Alvarez in the second before Russell Martin launched another solo bomb off him to lead off the fifth. He was pulled after throwing 83 pitches, 51 for strikes, but did not factor into the decision as he left with the game tied at 2-2.
His next start is scheduled for Saturday against the Mets.
Jonathan Pettibone earns first crack in rotation
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/22/2013) The Phillies officially promoted pitcher Jonathan Pettibone to the rotation in order to start Monday's game against Pittsburgh. Pettibone, who will be making his MLB debut after being a third-round selection by Philadelphia in the 2008 draft, is filling the vacancy created by the injury to John Lannan.
Jonathan Pettibone expected to start Monday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/21/2013) The Phillies are expected to recall Jonathan Pettibon e from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to start Monday against the Pirates, MLB.com reports.
The 22-year-old went 0-1 with a 9.64 ERA in two starts at Triple-A. Pettibone could be sent down after his major-league debut Monday, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Adam Morgan is viewed as a possible long-term replacement for John Lannan in the rotation. Lannan is expected to miss 6-8 weeks with a knee injury.
Morgan was not available to start Monday because he threw 100 pitches Thursday afternoon.