Jeremy Hellickson SP ARI 1 week ago

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Jeremy Hellickson, who left Monday's start with a hamstring injury, was placed on the disabled list Thursday, according to the Sports Xchange. Randall Delgado will take his spot in the rotation Saturday against the Cincinnati Reds.

Jeremy Hellickson SP ARI 2 months ago

Hellickson, who left his last start after four innings due to a blister on his thumb, says he expects to be ready for his next start, which will come after the All-Star break, reports the Arizona Republic's Nick Piecoro.

Hellickson has been inconsistent from start-to-start this year resulting in a 6-5 record, 5.04 ERA and 1.37 WHIP. He's been a bit unlucky with a .325 BABIP and 65.8% strand rate, but he has also seen a spike in his home run rate to 1.24 HR/9 up from 1.13 HR/9 last year. Hellickson is actually getting more ground balls this year, but Chase Field is a tough home ballpark and he is seeing more fly balls leave the yard so far this year.

Jeremy Hellickson SP ARI 2 months ago

Hellickson left Wednesday's game before the bottom of the fifth inning with a blister on his finger, Zach Buchanan of The Arizona Republic reports.

Andrew Chafin came in as Hellickson's replacement for the game. It remains unclear if Hellickson will miss his next start because of the injury.

Jeremy Hellickson SP ARI 2 months 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 2 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 2 months 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 months 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.