David Phelps P MIA 2 days ago

Phelps, who tossed a scoreless inning in relief in his last appearance Sunday, is likely to remain in the bullpen indefinitely with the return of Jose Fernandez this week, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

If injuries deplete the team's depth again, or if a trade or two at the July 31 deadline sends some of Miami's starting pitching elsewhere, a role change could take place again. Most likely, Phelps will make the majority of his appearances as a reliever for the remainder of 2015.

David Phelps P MIA 2 weeks ago

Phelps struggled Sunday against the Reds, allowing five runs on eight hits and two walks in just 5.2 innings.

The 28-year-old gave up four runs via the home run and could not escape the sixth inning after allowing three runs. Phelps, who now has a 4.25 ERA, had won his previous two outings and will look to get back in the win column Saturday against the Dodgers.

David Phelps P MIA 3 weeks ago

Phelps allowed two runs on six hits and two walks over seven innings in a win over the Yankees on Tuesday. He struck out five and improved to 4-3 on the season.

Phelps has gone seven innings in consecutive quality starts and has dropped his ERA from 4.68 to 3.96 in the process. He has looked much more comfortable at spacious Marlins Park this season (3.54 ERA, 3.4 K/BB) than on the road (4.31 ERA, 2.1 K/BB).

David Phelps P MIA 3 weeks ago

Phelps (3-3) struck out six, walked one, and gave up four hits in eight scoreless innings Thursday to pick up the win over the Rockies.

Phelps, who was rocked by the Rockies for nine runs at Coors Field last week, responded in a big way and pitched a career-high eight innings to pick up his third win of the season. Thursday's performance improved Phelps's chances of staying in the rotation and he'll get another start Tuesday against the Yankees.

David Phelps P MIA 1 month ago

Phelps was clobbered for nine runs on 11 hits -- including two home runs -- over 3.2 innings in a loss to the Rockies on Saturday. He struck out three without walking a batter.

With two home runs allowed Saturday at Coors Field, Phelps has now given up five homers in his last three starts after not allowing one in his first nine appearances of the season. The right-hander has recorded more than four strikeouts on just two occasions, and hasn't won a game in close to a month. He will look to avenge this loss to Colorado and reverse his fortunes at home his next time out -- Phelps has struggled to a 5.50 ERA at Marlins Park so far this season.

David Phelps P MIA 1 month ago

Phelps was quality during a no-decision Sunday agains the Mets, yielding three runs (two earned) over six innings as the Marlins dropped the game 4-3.

Phelps allowed four hits and struck out two without walking a batter. He continues to pitch well as a member of the Marlins' rotation and now owns a 3.74 ERA and 1.28 WHIP to go along with 36 strikeouts and 16 walks in 54 innings pitched. Next, he'll be faced with the unenviable task of taking on the Rockies in Colorado on Saturday.

David Phelps P MIA 1 month 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 months 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.