David Phelps
P MIA
2 days ago

Phelps was saddled with the loss Friday, allowing one run on two hits and a walk while retiring just one batter against the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

Phelps entered with the game tied in the seventh allowing back-to-back singles and a sacrifice fly that drove in the go-ahead run. The veteran reliever then walked Wilmer Flores before being removed from the game. Phelps has been largely steady for the Marlins' this season but holds a concerning 8.44 ERA and 2.81 WHIP over his last six appearances (5.1 innings pitched). He's walked seven batters and allowed two home runs over that time after allowing just 12 walks and a pair of home runs in his previous 44 innings.

David Phelps
P MIA
4 weeks ago

Phelps fired a perfect eighth inning, striking out one, in Sunday's win over the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Phelps secured his 18th hold of the season with the scoreless frame. Aside from bumpy inning here and there, Phelps is putting together a renaissance season as Miami's primary setup option. The former swing-man has registered a 2.36 ERA and 1.00 WHIP with 49 strikeouts against 12 walks in 42 innings pitched this season. He's also grabbed three spot saves and remains the clear number two option behind closer A.J. Ramos.

David Phelps
P MIA
1 month ago

Phelps worked around two hits and a walk while striking out two for his third save Thursday against the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Phelps certainly didn't make this one easy on himself. He gave up a pair of singles, balked the runners to second and third, then issued a walk to load the bases before generating a strikeout and a flyout to end the game. Regular closer A.J. Ramos had pitched four of the last five days, so this was just a spot save for Phelps, but he remains the clear successor if anything happens to Ramos.

David Phelps
P MIA
1 month ago

Phelps allowed two runs on three hits in the eighth inning of Tuesday's extra-innings loss to the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

The typically reliable Phelps was credited with a blown save after letting the Braves tie up the game at two by way of a Jace Peterson home run. Phelps put together five straight scoreless appearances prior to Tuesday's game and maintains a strong 2.48 ERA and 0.98 WHIP on the season, so it looks to be just a blip on the radar. He'll continue to function in a setup role for the Marlins ahead of closer A.J. Ramos.

David Phelps
P MIA
2 months ago

Phelps was touched up for two runs on two three hits on a walk on Saturday, taking the loss against the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

Entering a one-run game in the eighth the typically reliable Phelps recorded just his second blown save of the season. He's been lights out all season and still holds 2.27 ERA and 1.11 WHIP on the year following Saturday's rough outing. The veteran hurler has also seen a marked bump in his K-rate working exclusively out of the bullpen this season, striking out 40 batters in 31.2 innings pitched.

David Phelps
P MIA
2 months ago

Phelps (4-3) struck out three batters in 1.2 innings during Wednesday's win against the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

Phelps was pretty sharp, fanning three of the five batters he faced, and needing only 13 pitches (with 10 going for strikes) to retire them. Phelps lowered his ERA to a minuscule 1.76 mark, and he remains a pretty reliable option in Miami's bullpen. He has 39 strikeouts in only 30.2 innings this season.

David Phelps
P MIA
2 months ago

Phelps (3-3) surrendered four hits, two earned runs and a walk over an inning in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

The former starter broke an eight-appearance scoreles stretch, as a Nick Markakis eighth-inning RBI single plated Gordon Beckham and Freddie Freeman, who had reached on a fielder's choice and single, respectively, off Phelps earlier in the frame. Despite the hiccup, the 29-year-old has turned in highly effective work in relief the majority of the season, amassing a 1.93 ERA and 34 strikeouts over 28 innings.

David Phelps
P MIA
3 months ago

Phelps allowed two runs on two hits and a walk Sunday to take a blown save and the loss against the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

Phelps has been largely dominant as the Marlins' eighth inning option this season but failed to hold a late lead Sunday as the bullpen dropped a second straight game for the team. Despite the setback, Phelps is sitting with a nice 1.89 ERA and 0.89 WHIP on the season and will continue to setup for closer A.J. Ramos.

David Phelps
P MIA
3 months ago

With regular closer A.J. Ramos unavailable after pitching on three-straight nights, Phelps secured his second save of the season Friday against the Phillies, tossing a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout.

EDGE Analysis

Phelps has made a seamless transition to a full-time setup role after bouncing between starter and swingman for much of his career. On season, the veteran right-hander has allowed just two earned runs over 18 innings pitched while accumulating six holds, a pair of wins and a two saves. He's seen a nice boost to his strikeout rate out of the pen, punching out 21 batters (with seven walks) over those 18 innings. Phelps has secured the eighth inning role in Miami and will continue to see save opportunities whenever A.J. Ramos is unavailable.

David Phelps
P MIA
3 months ago

Phelps will be limited to single-inning outings in an effort to ease his transition to a high-leverage role in the Miami bullpen, according to MLB.com.

EDGE Analysis

"We want to use Phelps later and ant to try and keep him at one [inning]... Trying to Keep him strong," Manager Don Mattingly said of his emerging bullpen weapon. Phelps has spent time as a starter and swing man during his previous four years in the majors, but given the Marlins' depth in the rotation, the team is committing to Phelps as a reliever full time. He has allowed two runs with 11 strikeouts over nine innings so far this year while establishing himself as the team's top setup option. Phelps is also now the likely next man up were A.J. Ramos to be unavailable in a save situation.