David Phelps P MIA 9 hours ago

Phelps allowed four runs on eight hits, walking two and striking out four over six innings of a 4-2 loss against the Pirates on Monday night.

Phelps (2-2, 3.56 ERA) didn't pitch badly, but was hurt by the long ball, allowing two home runs including a three-run shot by Francisco Cervelli in the second inning. He won his first couple of decisions to win a spot in the rotation, but has now dropped two in a row with pedestrian performances. He's probably better suited to a long relief/swingman role, but with the Marlins' shorthanded due to injuries, he will likely take a regular turn as long as he stays reasonably competent.

David Phelps P MIA 1 week ago

The Marlins moved Tom Koehler to the bullpen upon the return of Henderson Alvarez from the DL, meaning that Phelps will stay in the rotation for now.

Phelps originally started the year in the bullpen but moved to the rotation when Alvarez went to the DL. The Marlins will have a new manager beginning Monday, so Phelps' status is tenuous.

David Phelps P MIA 1 week ago

Phelps put forward a quality effort Friday against the Braves, allowing three runs (one earned) over six innings with eight strikeouts.

Phelps (2-0) allowed nine hits but did not walk a batter in the start. The right hander has put together five straight quality starts for the Marlins, but his status in the rotation could come in to question in the coming days with Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) nearing a return from the disabled list. He's doing more than enough to warrant an extended opportunity to start, putting together a 2.68 ERA and 1.27 WHIP over 37 innings pitched in six starts and two relief appearances this season.

David Phelps P MIA 2 weeks ago

Phelps picked up a win Saturday striking out three batters and allowing one run in the 6-2 win over the Giants.

Phelps allowed six hits in the game and lowered his ERA to a surprising 2.90. In the last three starts, Phelps has gone at least six innings and allowed two earned runs or less in each start. He'll look to continue this quality start streak against the Braves next Friday.

David Phelps P MIA 3 weeks ago

Phelps struck out four and walked three while holding the Nationals to two runs on six hits over 6.1 innings Monday against Washington.

He did not factor in the decision, as the Miami bullpen was tagged for four runs after Phelps' departure. Phelps has gone at least six innings in three consecutive starts, posting a 13:5 K:BB over 19.1 frames during that span. He'll look to continue the recent run of success with a road start against the Giants on Saturday.

David Phelps P MIA 4 weeks ago

Phelps had another solid outing, allowing two runs on seven hits and no walks with four strikeouts in six-plus innings Tuesday against the Mets.

Phelps entered the seventh with a two run lead but was pulled after the first two hitters singled. The bullpen allowed both inherited runners plus one more to score, costing Phelps a shot at the win. Phelps has pitched well since moving into the rotation three starts ago and should stick as a starter for at least the near-term.

David Phelps P MIA 1 month ago

Phelps (1-0) excelled Thursday in Philadelphia, tossing seven shutout innings while allowing just three hits and two walks. He struck out five while stretching his workload out to 95 pitches (61 strikes).

Phelps offered some promise in his first start of the season against the Mets last week, and now he should have fantasy owners' attention, although shutting down the struggling Philadelphia lineup certainly doesn't merit a badge of honor. NL-only leaguers should speculatively add him in advance of next week's rematch with the Mets; owners in mixed leagues should wait for him to show some more positive results before jumping in.

David Phelps P MIA 1 month ago

Phelps was solid in his first start of the season, despite being on a strict 75-pitch limit, allowing one run over 4.2 innings pitched in Friday's loss to the Mets.

Phelps got the ball in place of injured Henderson Alvarez (shoulder), just one day after returning to the team from paternity leave. Phelps held the Mets hitless through four innings before letting in a run, walked three and struck out two in the outing. After losing out on the fifth starter role out of camp, Phelps will likely be on a pitch count for his first couple of turns. He'll likely take the mound again Thursday against the Phillies.

David Phelps P MIA 1 month ago

Phelps was officially activated from the paternity list Thursday, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports.

Carter Capps was sent down Wednesday to make room for Phelps, who will slot into the rotation Friday in place of Henderson Alvarez (shoulder). Phelps will oppose right-hander Bartolo Colon in his first start for the Marlins.

David Phelps P MIA 1 month ago

Phelps will be activated from the paternity list Thursday.

The Marlins cleared room on the roster for Phelps after Wednesday's game, optioning Carter Capps down to Triple-A New Orleans. Phelps will be activated Thursday but return to action Friday, starting the second game of the series against the Mets in place of Henderson Alvarez (shoulder). Phelps allowed just two earned runs with 15 strikeouts and seven walks in 19 innings this spring.