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Padres' Vince Velasquez: Suffers ninth loss
Velasquez (3-9) took the loss during Thursday's 8-3 defeat at the hands of the Dodgers, allowing four runs on six hits and a walk with seven strikeouts in 4.2 innings.
All four runs Velasquez surrendered came on solo homers in two back-to-back sets, a pair in the first inning and another two in the fourth. The 29-year-old has always shown strikeout upside -- he had seven Thursday -- but has now permitted multiple runs in each of his four appearances with San Diego that total only 12.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Vince Velasquez: Throws just one inning Wednesday
Velasquez (3-8) allowed three runs (two earned) on two hits and a walk while striking out two over an inning's work as he took the loss against the Giants and Wednesday.
Velasquez loaded the bases after three of the first four batters he faced reached and then surrendered a bases-clearing double to Kris Bryant to give the Giants an early 3-0 advantage. He would retire the next two batters to conclude the frame, ending his day at 37 pitches. The Padres will likely have to continue using Velasquez in an opener role with so many of their rotation arms injured. The 29-year-old owns a 6.23 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 91:46 K:BB over 86.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Vince Velasquez: Takes loss in Padres debut
Velasquez (3-7) suffered the loss against St. Louis on Friday, allowing four runs on four hits and no walks while striking out four over four innings.
The veteran hurler was called up to the big club earlier Friday after signing with San Diego on Wednesday. He gave up three runs -- including two on a Tyler O'Neill home run -- in his first inning of work and served up a solo shot to Dylan Carlson in the fourth. There was some rust to be expected as Velasquez's start was his first in the majors since July 30, but it was nonetheless a disappointing debut given San Diego's slipping grasp on a playoff spot. Velasquez figures to get another start with Blake Snell (groin) currently on the injured list, and he's lined up to face San Francisco at home next week.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Vince Velasquez: Recalled to start Friday
Velasquez was selected from Triple-A El Paso to start Friday's game against the Cardinals.
San Diego signed Velasquez to a minor-league deal Wednesday and it was later reported that he would be added to the major-league roster to start Friday. The right-hander will temporarily take Blake Snell's (groin) rotation spot, though it's unclear how many starts he'll ultimately make during the final weeks of the season. Velasquez posted a 5.95 ERA and 1.48 WHIP across 81.2 innings with the Phillies before being released earlier this week.... See More ... See Less
Padres' Vince Velasquez: Joining San Diego
Velasquez (finger) signed a minor-league contract with the Padres on Wednesday and is expected to be added to the 28-man active roster to start Friday's series opener against the Cardinals in St. Louis.
The 29-year-old was cut loose by the Phillies on Tuesday after being designated for assignment over the weekend, and the injury-plagued Padres will bring him aboard and quickly insert him into the starting rotation. The team hasn't formally announced which game of the series in St. Louis that Velasquez is slated to pitch, but Friday makes the most sense, given that Blake Snell (groin) -- the previously scheduled starter that day -- was placed on the injured list. Velasquez landed on the injured list with Philadelphia due to a right middle finger blister in early August, but he made six rehab appearances in the minors before parting ways with the organization and appears to be healthy again.... See More ... See Less
Vince Velasquez: Cut loose by Phillies
Velasquez (finger) was released by the Phillies on Tuesday.
Velasquez was designated for assignment by Philadelphia over the weekend, and he's now been let go by the organization. The 29-year-old posted a 5.95 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 85:45 K:BB over 81.2 innings this season before landing on the injured list in early August with a right middle finger blister.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Vince Velasquez: Designated for assignment
Velasquez (finger) was designated for assignment Saturday, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
Velasquez has never quite lived up to expectations with the Phillies. He was working his way back from a finger injury, but will now go through the waiver process.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Vince Velasquez: Preparing for rehab assignment
Velasquez (finger) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment at Low-A Clearwater on Tuesday, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Velasquez, who has been on the injured list since Aug. 2 due to a blister on his right middle finger, was cleared to head out on the rehab assignment after he threw a live bullpen session Sunday without discomfort. Even though the back end of the rotation remains unsettled while Zach Eflin (kneecap) remains on the IL, the Phillies aren't expect to revisit using Velasquez in a starting role upon his return.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Vince Velasquez: Placed on 10-day IL
Velasquez was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right middle finger blister Monday.
Velasquez had given up 11 runs in 4.1 innings across his last two starts, and his blister may have contributed to his struggles. Once he's cleared to return, manager Joe Girardi said this weekend that Velasquez will move to the bullpen, while Chase Anderson will claim a spot in the rotation.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Vince Velasquez: Heads to bullpen
Phillies manager Joe Girardi said Saturday that Velasquez will move to the bullpen, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
Chase Anderson will join the rotation as a replacement for Velasquez, who was pummeled for five runs over two innings in Friday's loss to Pittsburgh. Though he has a pair of shutout appearances among his last six starts, Velasquez has been blasted in each of the other four outings, giving up 24 runs in 12 innings among those starts. Velasquez will likely work mostly in mop-up spots out of the bullpen, but he could earn more high-leverage opportunities if he excels in his initial relief appearances.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Vince Velasquez: Rough outing against Pirates
Velasquez (3-6) allowed five runs on six hits and a walk while striking out one in two innings to take the loss against the Pirates on Friday.
Velasquez recorded his shortest outing since May 21, as he was removed from Friday's game after he gave up three runs in the first inning and two in the second. The right-hander has now been charged with four losses in his last five starts dating back to the start of July, and he's posted a 12.23 ERA and 2.21 WHIP in 17.2 innings during that time.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Vince Velasquez: Listed as Friday's starter
Velasquez will start Friday against the Pirates, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.
Velasquez was originally expected to start the second half of Thursday's doubleheader against the Nationals. While he was removed from that assignment, he hasn't been removed from the rotation entirely but will simply start one day later than previously scheduled.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Vince Velasquez: May not start Thursday
Velasquez is no longer listed as the scheduled starter for the second game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Nationals, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
Velasquez owns a 10.91 ERA and 2.04 WHIP over his last four starts, so it's hard to make the case that he deserves to remain in the rotation. It's unclear if his removal as the scheduled starter means he's being dropped from the rotation entirely or if the Phillies are merely keeping the option available to use him as a reliever during the first game of the day.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Vince Velasquez: Struggles badly against Atlanta
Velasquez (3-5) was tagged with the loss Saturday against Atlanta after allowing six runs on five hits and two walks while fanning three across 2.1 innings.
Velasquez couldn't even get out of the third inning and this one will go down as one of his worst starts of the campaign. It marked the second time over his last three outings that he couldn't escape the third inning, and in fact, he has now given up five or more runs in three of his last four contests.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Vince Velasquez: No-decision versus Miami
Velasquez pitched five shutout innings, allowing one hit and two walks while striking out four in a no-decision versus Miami on Saturday. The contest was suspended due to rain in the 10th inning.
Velasquez pitched well enough to win, but Ranger Suarez blew the save in the ninth inning by allowing a two-run home run to Jesus Aguilar. Despite the positive outing Saturday, Velasquez hasn't shown much consistency on the mound lately. He has a 5.00 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 81:42 K:BB across 77.1 innings. The 29-year-old lines up for a home start versus Atlanta during next weekend's four-game series.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Vince Velasquez: Hit hard Friday
Velasquez (3-4) took the loss Friday versus Boston. He allowed eight runs on six hits and four walks while striking out two in 2.1 innings.
The right-hander was tagged for three home runs that accounted for half of the hits he allowed. Velasquez has allowed multiple homers in just five of his 18 appearances (14 starts), but two of those instances have been in his last two starts. The 29-year-old has a 5.35 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 77:40 K:BB across 72.1 innings. He'll likely make his next start in next weekend's four-game series versus Miami after the All-Star break.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Vince Velasquez: Charged with third loss
Velasquez (3-3) allowed five runs on nine hits and three walks while striking out four in six innings to take the loss against the Padres on Sunday.
Velasquez struggled against the long ball early in Sunday's start, as he gave up home runs to Manny Machado in the first and third innings. While the right-hander settled down across the last three innings of his outing, he was still charged with his third loss of the season. Velasquez had held the Marlins scoreless in his last start, but he's now allowed at least two earned runs in six of his last seven appearances. During that time, he's posted a 6.21 ERA and 1.41 WHIP in 33.1 innings. The 29-year-old will attempt to bounce back in his next outing, and he tentatively lines up to start on the road against Boston on Friday.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Vince Velasquez: Tosses seven-inning gem
Velasquez (3-2) earned the win Tuesday after holding the Marlins scoreless across seven frames. He allowed two hits and no walks while striking out seven.
After lasting less than six innings in each of his last five starts, Velasquez turned in his longest outing of the season against Miami. The right-hander displayed brilliant command by issuing no free passes while collecting a season-high-tying seven punchouts. Although his 4.22 ERA and 1.28 WHIP aren't the stuff fantasy championships are made of, those are actually some of the best ratios of Velasquez's career. The 29-year-old will look to remain in the win column during his next projected start at home Sunday against San Diego.... See More ... See Less
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