Jeremy Hellickson SP ARI 2 days ago

Hellickson (6-5) went seven innings, giving up one run on three hits and striking out six in Thursday's win over the Rockies.

Facing one of the major league's top offenses for the first time, Hellickson responded with his longest outing in almost a year, holding the Rockies to one run on three hits as the Diamondbacks beat Colorado 8-1. Hellickson won his fourth straight start at home, but his next start will be on the road at Texas on Wednesday.

Jeremy Hellickson SP ARI 1 week ago

Hellickson (5-5) struck out eight over 5.1 innings Saturday in San Diego, but gave up seven runs on 10 hits and a walk to take the loss.

After leaving his last start with a back issue, Hellickson missed no time and seemed to not be limited Saturday, but despite the surprising strikeout total, he was as ineffective as ever. The out-of-nowhere 21:2 K:BB that Hellickson has managed over his last three starts offers some promise, but he's awfully tough to trust. His next start will be at home against the Rockies on Thursday.

Jeremy Hellickson SP ARI 2 weeks ago

Hellickson underwent an MRI on his back/side area Wednesday that came back clean, Nick Piecoro of AZ Central Sports reports.

Hellickson was then able to complete his bullpen session, and is fully expected to make his next scheduled start Saturday against the Padres. The right-hander was removed from last Sunday's game after just 84 pitches for precautionary reasons, but the minor ailment doesn't appear to have any lingering consequences. Hellickson is 1-1 in three starts against San Diego this season, allowing 12 earned runs over 17.1 innings.

Jeremy Hellickson SP ARI 2 weeks ago

Hellickson dealt with a back injury during Sunday's win over the Padres, but he doesn't expect to miss his next outing, scheduled for Saturday in San Diego, the Arizona Republic reports.

Hellickson was ill Saturday night and then got hit by a pitch on the hip during Sunday's game, but the ailments didn't stop him from striking out a season-high seven batters over six innings of two-run ball. He later injured his back on a swing during the sixth inning, and the Diamondbacks decided not to send him out for a seventh frame, ending his afternoon at just 84 pitches. Early indications suggest the injury is very minor, but it's still worth watching as Hellickson approaches his next start. He's settled down over the last five weeks, tossing quality starts in six of his last seven outings, albeit with at least two earned runs in each game.

Jeremy Hellickson SP ARI 2 weeks ago

Hellickson improved to 5-4 with a win over the Padres on Sunday. He allowed only two runs on six hits over six innings with no walks and a season-high seven strikeouts.

The right-hander was in control all afternoon, needing just 84 pitches to get through the six frames. Hellickson has pitched into the sixth inning in six of his last seven starts and has earned wins in four of his last six outings, while working his ERA and WHIP down to 4.94 and 1.41, respectively. He'll face the Padres again, this time at Pecto Park, in his next start.

Jeremy Hellickson SP ARI 3 weeks ago

Hellickson fell to 4-4 after allowing two runs on four hits and a walk in six innings Tuesday against the Angels.

Hellickson took a tough loss as he was outdueled by Garrett Richards. Hellickson tied a season high (set four other times) with six strikeouts and his 61 Game Score was his best of the year. He has five quality starts in his last six outings and dropped his ERA to 5.10.

Jeremy Hellickson SP ARI 3 weeks ago

Hellickson gave up five runs on six hits and two walks in 3.2 innings Wednesday against the Dodgers. He struck out four.

Prior to Wednesday's poor outing, Hellickson had won three straight starts and produced four straight quality starts. He'll look to bounce back in his next scheduled start Tuesday at the Angels.

Jeremy Hellickson SP ARI 1 month ago

Hellickson picked up his fourth win Friday against the Mets, allowing two runs on six hits and three walks, while striking out six, over six innings.

This was Hellickson's fourth straight quality start, as he is getting on track after a rough first six weeks of the season. His 4.88 ERA and 1.42 WHIP still leave much to be desired, but he has posted a 3.27 ERA and 1.01 WHIP in these four good starts. He continues to give up too many home runs, including his ninth in on the season in this one, which is one more than all of last year. His ceiling is limited until he gets the long ball under control.

Jeremy Hellickson SP ARI 1 month ago

Hellickson's start was pushed back to Friday against the Mets.

Archie Bradley (shoulder tendinitis) was placed on the DL and Robbie Ray was called up from Triple-A to start Thursday, which pushes Hellickson back a day. While he will have an extra day of rest, his 5.08 ERA and 1.41 WHIP suggest he is still very much a low-end starting pitching option.

Jeremy Hellickson SP ARI 1 month ago

Hellickson evened his record at 3-3 Saturday, allowing two runs on five hits and a walk over six innings, striking out three.

After an ugly beginning to the season, Hellickson has now turned in three straight quality starts and won two in a row. His 5.08 ERA still needs a lot of work, but he'll try to keep his momentum going on Thursday, at home against the Mets.