Phillies starter David Buchanan surrendered two runs (one earned) on six hits over 6 2/3 innings Sunday against the Marlins. He struck out seven and walked one. Buchanan finished the season on a high note. He had a 3.16 ERA and an 18:8 K:BB ratio in 25 2/3 innings over his last five starts. Overall, he finishes the year 2-9 with a 6.99 ERA and a 44:29 K:BB ratio in 74 2/3 innings. He won't be guaranteed a rotation spot next spring, so he will need to perform well to avoid a trip back to Triple-A.
Phillies pitcher David Buchanan gave up two runs (one earned) on seven hits in five innings against Miami on Wednesday. He struck out three and didn't factor into the decision. Buchanan's now turned in consecutive non-terrible starts, which is more than we could have reasonably expected from a guy who even now has an atrocious 7.96 ERA. Even after he allowed just three earned runs in his last 11 innings, it's hard to recommend him in his last start or two of the year.
Phillies starter David Buchanan (2-9) yielded five hits, two earned runs and two walks in a 4-0 loss to the Nationals on Tuesday. He struck out five. Compared to his previous three trips to the mound, Buchanan was more than serviceable but failed to receive any run support against a virtually unhittable Stephen Strasburg. The young right-hander had given up an incredible 31 hits and 22 earned runs over his previous nine innings after having turned in strong performances in seven of his first eight starts of the season. Although he gave up a gopher ball for the fifth consecutive start, Buchanan's five whiffs were a season best, and the 26-year-old does hold some promise after an encouraging rookie campaign in 2014 in which he mustered six victories and a 3.75 ERA over 20 starts.
The Phillies have recalled right-hander David Buchanan, who could serve as their sixth starter, per the Philadelphia Inquirer. Buchanan has not exactly set the world on fire in that role, though his ERA is certainly easy to calculate. He is 2-7 with a 9.00 ERA after allowing 49 runs in 49 innings. He has been far better at Triple-A Lehigh Valley, where he has compiled a 2.31 ERA over his last four outings.
The Phillies optioned pitcher David Buchanan to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Wednesday. To take his spot on the roster, the Phillies selected the contract of pitcher Cesar Jimenez from Lehigh Valley.