The Pitcher: Sean Newcomb
When the Phillies last saw Julio Tehran, they lit the 23 year old up for eight earned runs in 4.2 innings. However, in that same series, they did not have as much luck with lefty, Sean Newcomb.
In his five innings of work against the Phillies, he allowed one earned run on two hits and three walks. If he were able to limit the walks, he may have even found himself getting through the sixth inning.
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The 24 year old is only in his first full season as a big leaguer. Only Odubel Herrera and Cesar Hernandez had a hit against him last weekend. He issued three walks to three other Phillies in his five innings.
He has actually been worse at home this season than on the road. In his six starts at SunTrust, he is 0-5 with a 5.40 ERA. Opposing hitters are hitting .276 against him at home, but only .197 everywhere else.
In the same breath, do not be fooled by numbers. He had two very bad starts at home.
One in which he allowed seven earned runs against that very talented Houston offense and another when the Cubs knocked him around for five earned. Outside of that, he has allowed three earned or less in every home start.
He comes in with a three pitch repertoire of fastball, curveball, changeup. He throws 99 with that fastball…with movement. His curveball has very tight action, but plays as his second pitch. It is still a plus secondary and the changeup continues to improve. Newcomb could be looking at hitters with three plus pitches very soon.