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 by a wide margin. It was 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Velasquez allowed four runs on three hits and two walks in 4.1 innings, striking out five and not factoring into the decision in Wednesday's 13-12 loss to the Nationals.
Short outings have become a recurring theme for Velasquez, who has lasted five innings just once in his last five starts and now has a 4.74 ERA this season. The righty isn't expected to be elite near the back of Philadelphia's rotation, but his role may be in jeopardy if he continues this run of poor pitching. Velasquez is expected to make his next start Tuesday against the Marlins.
Velasquez (2-2) was tagged with the loss Friday against the Giants after giving up four runs (three earned) on four hits and four walks across four innings. He struck out two.
Velasquez wasn't sharp with his deliveries and tossed only 45 of his 84 pitches for strikes while also finishing with more walks than strikeouts for the first time this year. The right-hander owns a 4.44 ERA but seems to be trending in the wrong direction, as he has allowed at least three runs in three of his last four outings. He's slated to take the ball next week against the Mets on the road.
Velasquez allowed two runs on six hits and one walk while punching out five across five innings during Saturday's 8-7 win over the Yankees. He did not factor in the decision.
Velasquez allowed both of his runs in the second inning, yielding a solo homer to Gary Sanchez and an RBI triple to Brett Gardner. The right-hander appeared to be in line for a win as he exited with a 6-2 lead after five innings, but the Phillies' bullpen stumbled late to ultimately give him a no-decision. Velasquez, who has yet to pitch into the seventh inning this season, will take a 4.25 ERA into his start against the Giants next weekend.
Velasquez allowed three runs on four hits and one walk while striking out four in four innings during Sunday's win over the Nationals. He didn't factor into the decision.
Velasquez was roughed up in his last start when he gave up six runs in three innings, but he was slightly more effective in Sunday's outing. However, he was forced to settle for a no-decision in his four-inning appearance. The right-hander has now posted a 4.33 ERA and 52:26 K:BB in 43.2 innings this year. He tentatively lines up to make his next start at home against the Yankees on Sunday.
Velasquez (2-1) took the loss in Monday's 11-1 rout at the hands of the Reds, coughing up six runs on five hits and three walks over three innings. He struck out three.
Homers by Max Schrock and Kyle Farmer highlighted the Cincy barrage as Velasquez got tagged with his first loss of the year. The right-hander exited after 65 pitches (40 strikes), and he'll take a 4.08 ERA and 48:25 K:BB through 39.2 innings into his next start.
Velasquez (finger) (2-0) earned the win Tuesday at Miami after giving up three hits and three walks while recording five strikeouts over six scoreless innings.
The 28-year-old was scratched from Thursday's start against the Marlins due to numbness in his right index finger, but he was back on the mound Tuesday and delivered his best start of the season. Velasquez has a 2.95 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 45:22 K:BB over 36.2 innings this season.
Velasquez was scratched from his scheduled start against the Marlins on Thursday due to a numb right index finger, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Velasquez suffered his injury while warming up ahead of Thursday's game, and he'll be unable to make his scheduled start against Miami. David Hale will start Thursday's game in his place, and the Phillies could lean heavily on their bullpen against the Marlins.
Velasquez allowed a run on three hits and three walks with seven strikeouts in 5.2 innings versus Toronto on Friday. He did not factor in the decision.
The 28-year-old only allowed a solo home run to Vladimir Guerrero in the sixth, but the Phillies' offense didn't score while he was on the mound. Velasquez has allowed just one run in each of his last three starts, but he has just one win in that span. The right-hander sports a 3.68 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 37:19 K:BB across 29.1 innings. He is tentatively scheduled for a home start versus Miami next week.
Velasquez went 5.1 innings in Saturday's 8-7 loss against Atlanta, allowing one run on two hits and three walks with six strikeouts. He didn't factor into the decision.
The one blemish on Velasquez's otherwise perfect night was a Freddie Freeman home run to lead off the top of the sixth. The outing makes two straight for Velasquez going at least five innings with only one run allowed and he probably earned another turn through the rotation with the performance.
Velasquez will remain in the rotation for at least one more start Saturday against Atlanta, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Velasquez carried a 6.57 ERA and 1.95 WHIP into his start Monday against Milwaukee, walking 18.3 percent of opposing batters. He wound up pitching a gem against the Brewers, striking out six and walking two over six innings while allowing just a single run on four hits. It's hard to trust the righty, considering his performances for most of the season (and for most of his career), but another strong start or two could make him at least somewhat interesting again.
Velasquez (1-0) earned the win after allowing one run on four hits and two walks while striking out six over six innings Monday against Milwaukee.
Velasquez surrendered a solo home run to the second batter of the contest, but he managed to settle down and turn in a quality outing. It's unclear if the right-hander will receive another turn through the rotation, but he did nearly all he could to earn another look, even with Matt Moore back from the COVID-19 injured list. Velasquez owns a 4.91 ERA and 1.64 WHIP with 24 punchouts over 18.1 innings.
Velasquez will start Monday's game versus the Brewers, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
The 28-year-old will receive another turn through the starting rotation while Matt Moore is eased back into action as a reliever following his stint on the COVID-19 injured list. Velasquez has surrendered five runs on 10 hits with a 9:3 K:BB over 8.1 innings across two starts, so he may need a strong performance Monday to have a chance of earning a longer look in the rotation.
Velasquez allowed three earned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out five across 4.1 innings Wednesday against the Cardinals. He did not factor into the decision.
Velasquez surrendered two home runs, which accounted for all three of his charged runs. However, he showed some positive signs otherwise by racking up five strikeouts on 12 called strikes and seven swinging strikes. Velasquez now figures to return to the bullpen. as Matt Moore (COVID-19) should be prepared to return to the rotation the next turn through.
Velasquez is in line to make a second straight turn through the rotation Wednesday against the Cardinals, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
Velasquez started in place of Matt Moore (COVID-19 health and safety protocols) on Friday in Colorado, giving up two runs on five hits and a walk while striking out four over four innings in a no-decision. Though Moore was activated from the IL on Monday, the Phillies plan to let the lefty get reconditioned while working out of the bullpen over the next several days before reinserting him into the rotation. It's conceivable that Moore may be called upon to piggyback Velasquez once the latter exits his start Wednesday.
Velasquez did not factor in the decision Friday against the Rockies. He pitched four innings and allowed two runs on five hits and one walk while striking out four.
Velasquez got the opportunity to start with Matt Moore currently on the COVID-19 injured list. The right-hander fared decently well given the venue, allowing only a pair of runs -- each on solo homers -- and striking out four across four frames. Velasquez has now struck out 13 batters in eight innings this season, though he has also issued nine walks. He's likely to return to the bullpen when Moore rejoins the rotation.
|Last 7 Games|
|07/24||vs ATL||L 3-15||1||2.1||5||6||2||3|
|07/09||@ BOS||L 5-11||1||2.1||6||8||4||2|
|07/04||vs SD||L 1-11||1||6.0||9||5||3||4|
|06/29||vs MIA||W 4-3||1||7.0||2||0||0||7|
|06/23||vs WAS||L 12-13||4.1||3||4||2||5|
|06/18||@ SF||L 3-5||1||4.0||4||3||4||2|
|06/12||vs NYY||W 8-7||5.0||6||2||1||5|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2013||AFX-Quad Cities River Ba||110.0||25||16||0||9||4||3||123||33||90||3.19||1.118|
|2015||AA-Corpus Christi Hooks||33.0||9||5||0||4||0||0||45||13||20||1.91||1.000|
|2016||AA-Reading Fightin Phil||5.0||1||1||0||1||0||0||3||1||2||1.80||0.600|
|2017||AAA-Lehigh Valley IronPi||2.0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||4.50||1.000|
|2017||AA-Reading Fightin Phil||3.0||1||1||0||0||0||0||4||1||3||6.00||1.333|