Neshek was acquired by the Rockies on Wednesday for three minor-league players. Infielder Jose Gomez and pitchers J.D. Hammer and Alejandro Requena will head to the Phillies in the deal. Neshek earned an All-Star appearance this year and has a ludicrous 1.12 ERA with 45 strikeouts through 40.1 innings. With the Phillies not going anywhere this year, a trade was inevitable. Unfortunately for Neshek, he now has to pitch in MLB's toughest ballpark, and it remains to be seen how his movement-heavy repertoire will fare at Coors Field.
Neshek picked up his third win of the season Tuesday with a scoreless inning in the Phillies' 5-2 victory over the Marlins. Neshek should be nearing the end of his time in Philadelphia with the trade deadline a little more than a week away. The righty has allowed just five runs all season and sports a 41:5 K:BB in 38.1 innings.
Neshek (2-2) was charged with a blown save and a loss after allowing three runs on three hits while recording just two outs Saturday against the Mets. He struck out one. It was a rare blowup for Neshek, who hadn't allowed a run since May 14 heading into Saturday's contest. The runs snapped an 18-inning scoreless streak for the veteran reliever, who still owns an impressive 1.39 ERA, 0.87 WHIP and 31:4 K:BB through 32.1 innings this season.
The Phillies have a standing offer from another club to acquire Neshek, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports. The trade deadline is still five weeks away, so the Phillies are unlikely to make a move this early. That said, Neshek is certain to be traded next month. He's allowed just two earned runs in 29.2 innings this season and would be a nice addition to any contender in need of bullpen help.
Neshek (2-1) pitched a scoreless eighth inning with a strikeout and was the pitcher of record when Philadelphia scored the winning run during Thursday's victory over Boston. Locked into a high-leverage role and boasting elite ratios (0.72 ERA, 0.80 WHIP and 8.3 K/9), Neshek is moving the fantasy needle. He's collected just the two wins and a single save, but he's now positioned himself to collect checks in each column going forward. Additionally, manager Pete Mackanin discussed utilizing Neshek in a save situation just last week.
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