|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||65.00||4.00||3.00||35.00||2.77||1.06||69.00||15.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 3.2||0||0|| 7.36||0||2||2|
|vs RHB|| 2.2||0||0|| 0.00||0||1||5|
|04/18/2014||Jonathan Papelbon, RP PHI||Grant Balfour, RP TB|
|04/18/2014||Jonathan Papelbon, RP PHI|
Addison Reed, RP ARI
|Jose Fernandez, SP MIA|
|04/18/2014||Huston Street, RP SD|
Jonathan Papelbon, RP PHI
Matt Lindstrom, RP CHW
|Hyun-Jin Ryu, SP LAD|
Jim Johnson, RP OAK
Dillon Gee, SP NYM
|Last 10 Games|
|Jonathan Papelbon stays hot in shutting down Atlanta |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(4/17/14) Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon remained on a roll Thursday by converting his fourth consecutive save, this time against Atlanta.
Papelbon toyed with the heart of the lineup, enducing Freddie Freeman to fly out before fanning Justin Upton and Chris Johnson.
Aside from one poor outing on April 2, Papelbon has given up just one hit in six scoreless innings.
|Jonathan Papelbon slams door shut on Marlins |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(4/13/14) Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon slammed the door shut on the Marlins Sunday afternoon, collecting his third save of the season.
Papelbon needed 14 pitches to retire the side in order, securing a 4-3 victory and a series sweep. He owns a 5.06 ERA with a 5:3 K:BB ratio over 5 1/3 innings pitched.
|Jonathan Papelbon handles Marlins for second save |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(4/11/14) Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon tossed his second scoreless outing in a row to pick up his second straight save in a win over the Marlins Friday.
Papelbon retired the Marlins in order, needing just nine runs to finish the inning. He struck out one batter and picked up a pair of flyballs to finish the game.
Papelbon has come back strong from his meltdown against the Rangers last week, but still has an 8.10 ERA in 3 1/3 innings. He has two saves in three opportunities among his four appearances this season.
|Phillies haven't lost confidence yet in Jonathan Papelbon |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(4/7/14) Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon picked up his first save Saturday against the Cubs, but by no means was he lighting up the radar gun. Papelbon never threw a ball harder than 91 mph and saw nine of his 13 fastballs register at 90 or below on the ballpark radar gun, per the Philadelphia Daily News.
Papelbon also had a blown save in his first appearance, so the veteran reliever had a rocky opening week. Though, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. hasn't lost confidence yet in Papelbon.
"Right now I am," Amaro said of being confident in Papelbon. "Until he proves that he can't [be effective] . . . If he keeps getting three outs, I'm happy."
In three appearances this season, Papelbon's fastball is averaging 91.04 mph, per PITCHf/x data. Two seasons ago, he peaked at 95.24 mph and was never lower than 93.94 mph.
"I'm still concerned," Amaro said. "I mean, I'd like to have him throw harder, to have better stuff. But we'll throw him out there and hope he's effective using his different pitches. [All players] have ebbs and flows sometimes. We'll see."
|Jonathan Papelbon notches first save Saturday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(4/5/14) Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon picked up his first save of the season Saturday, striking out one in a scoreless ninth inning as the Philles beat the Cubs, 2-0.
After pitching a scoreless innings on Opening Day, Papelbon was rocked in his last appearance, giving up three earned runs, four hits and two walks Wednesday while recording just one out. He was much better Saturday, throwing 13 of his 18 pitches for strikes during a 1-2-3 ninth inning. Papelbon owns an 11.57 ERA through three appearances.
|Jonathan Papelbon had one of his worst years as a major-league reliever in 2013. The veteran right-hander closed out a career-low 29 games last season, which also marked the first time as a closer he had less than 30 saves. It wasn't totally Papelbon's fault. The Phillies underachieved, winning just 73 games and finishing fourth in the NL East. Papelbon did have some struggles, blowing seven saves, which was the second most in his career. But he still finished 5-1 with a 2.92 ERA and 1.14 WHIP. Outside of the low-save total, the second-most disappointing number for Papelbon last season was his 57 strikeouts in 61 2/3 innings. It was the first time in seven seasons he struck out less than 10 batters per nine innings and the second straight season his strikeout rate declined. There's obviously some concern as Papelbon is coming off a season in which his velocity dropped and his strikeout rate dipped again, but he's still a viable option for saves and is a worthy mid-to-late-round Fantasy pick.
(Updated 1/9/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/19/14||@ COL||8:10 pm||Jordan Lyles|
|4/20/14||@ COL||4:10 pm||Juan Nicasio|
|4/21/14||@ LAD||10:10 pm||Paul Maholm|
|4/22/14||@ LAD||10:10 pm||Hyun-Jin Ryu|
|4/23/14||@ LAD||10:10 pm||Zack Greinke|
|4/24/14||@ LAD||10:10 pm||Dan Haren|
|4/25/14||@ ARI||9:40 pm||Josh Collmenter|
= probable start