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David Phelps | Starting Pitcher

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/9/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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David Phelps held the Rangers to one run over five innings and earned the win in a rain-shortened game on Wednesday.
The game was called with one out in the bottom of the fifth. The Yankees already had the lead, of course. Phelps allowed five hits -- the only extra-base hit was a triple to Leonys Martin -- without issuing a walk and striking out three. The right-hander hasn't lost since June 7. Now with a 3.77 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, and a 86/37 K/BB ratio, Phelps will open up a road series against the Rangers on Monday. Jul 23 - 10:43 PM

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David Phelps yielded three runs (two earned) over 6 1/3 innings Friday in a 4-3 win over the Reds.

Two of the three runs scored on solo homers from Brayan Pena. Otherwise, Phelps was very effective, allowing six hits and one walk while notching seven strikeouts. He now has a 3.87 ERA over 14 starts this season and should continue to have appeal as a matchup play as long as he sticks in the rotation.
Jul 18 - 10:01 PM

David Phelps was squeezed out of a win due to the Yankees' bullpen after holding the Indians to just two runs over six innings on Thursday.

Phelps has now put together three solid outings in a row but he has nary a win to show for it. On Thursday, he yielded seven hits, walked three, and struck out five. Once he left the game, Matt Thornton and Jim Miller combined to allow seven runs in the seventh and eighth innings. Phelps heads into the All-Star break with a 3.94 ERA, a 1.37 WHIP, and a 76/36 K/BB ratio.
Jul 10 - 11:00 PM

David Phelps was handed a no-decision after tossing seven innings of one-run ball Saturday against the Twins.

Phelps held the Twins scoreless before giving up a long solo homer to Josh Willingham in his final inning of work. He gave up just three hits and two walks on the day to go along with three strikeouts. Phelps has a 4.03 ERA and 55/26 K/BB ratio in 71 1/3 innings over 12 starts with the Yankees this season. He has appeal as a spot-start option in mixed fantasy leagues.
Jul 5 - 5:28 PM

David Phelps got a no-decision, allowing six runs over five innings in Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Phelps appeared to have turned the corner with back-to-back solid starts entering Tuesday's outing, and even tossed three scoreless frames to begin the evening, but the Jays quickly figured him out. Overall, Phelps allowed eight hits -- including a three-run homer to Dioner Navarro -- while walking one and striking out seven. He'll take a 4.35 ERA, a 1.42 WHIP, and a 64/28 K/BB ratio into his next outing against the Rays at home.
Jun 24 - 10:26 PM

David Phelps improved to 3-4, allowing two runs over seven innings as the Yankees defeated the Blue Jays 6-4 on Thursday.

Phelps had hit the skids, but has now put together back-to-back solid outings. He held the Jays to six hits and two walks while striking out seven. He now owns a 4.13 ERA with a 1.39 WHIP and a 57/27 K/BB ratio in 65 1/3 innings. Phelps will get the Jays again but on the road in his next start.
Jun 19 - 11:11 PM

David Phelps shut out the A's for 6 2/3 innings in the Yankees' 7-0 victory Friday.

Phelps was coming off four straight losses, each one worse than the last, so this was a big outing for him. He's now pitched 13 scoreless innings lifetime against the A's, allowing just three hits. He gets another tough matchup next week against the Blue Jays.
Jun 14 - 1:31 AM

David Phelps struggled through another start Saturday, giving up seven runs and 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings against the Royals.

The Royals might have knocked him out in the second, except Mike Moustakas decided to sac bunt after the first four batters got hits. It didn't even work, as Phelps got the lead runner at third. Another hit followed and then Norichika Aoki hit a liner to center that hung up long enough to be turned into the second out. The Royals settled for three runs then, but they came back with four in the sixth before Phelps was replaced. Phelps has now lost four straight starts, with each outing getting progressively worse. His rotation spot might come up for grabs.
Jun 7 - 11:59 PM

David Phelps was tagged for six runs in six innings by the Mariners on Monday.

It could have been worse had the Mariners not gone 0-for-2 stealing bases while he was in the game. Still, this is just his second poor outing in six starts since joining the rotation. He remains worth using in AL-only leagues.
Jun 2 - 10:18 PM

David Phelps allowed five runs -- three earned -- over six innings in a loss to the Cardinals on Tuesday.

The right-hander gave up eight hits and two walks, striking out five. He's now turned in three good starts and two clunkers since joining the Yankees rotation, and he sits with a 3.38 ERA and 1.43 WHIP after Tuesday's outing. He'll draw the Mariners at Yankee Stadium on Monday.
May 27 - 11:18 PM

David Phelps took a tough loss on Thursday, allowing two runs over seven innings to the White Sox.

Phelps had the privilege of facing Chris Sale, fresh off of the DL and on top of his game. Nevertheless, Phelps turned in his best start since moving into the rotation, allowing six hits, walking one, and striking out eight. The right-hander has a 2.82 ERA in four starts and will look to continue the success in his next start against the Cardinals on the road.
May 22 - 11:09 PM

David Phelps tossed five scoreless innings in the Yankees' 7-1 win over the Pirates on Saturday.

Phelps again struggled with his control, surrendering three walks, but he operated well in situations that required damage control and the Yankees' offense hammered Pirates starter Edinson Volquez. Phelps is now 1-0 with a 3.33 ERA and 1.48 WHIP in 27 innings this season. He will face the White Sox on the south side of Chicago next time out.
May 17 - 7:15 PM

David Phelps allowed four runs on eight hits over five innings in a no-decision against the Brewers on Sunday.

Phelps was fortunate to escape with just four runs against, as the Brewers were on base all afternoon against the right-hander. He walked three to go with his eight hits allowed, striking out just one. Phelps was moved to starter with the injuries to the Yankees rotation, but he's not an option outside of AL-only leagues. His next start will come Friday when the Pirates visit for an interleague contest.
May 11 - 7:11 PM

David Phelps worked 5 1/3 frames of one-run ball, allowing three hits, in Monday's no-decision loss against the Angels.

He struck out three and walked one in his first start of the season. Unfortunately, Phelps was pitching across from a locked-in Jeff Weaver, who held the Yankees to one run over eight innings. Michael Pineda's replacement takes a 3.18 ERA and 1.24 WHIP into Sunday's date in Milwaukee.
May 6 - 1:21 AM

The Yankees will skip David Phelps' spot in the rotation following Wednesday's rainout.

Phelps had been scheduled to make his first start while filling in for Michael Pineda, but he'll now be pushed back to next week. Hiroki Kuroda will stay on turn Thursday.
Apr 30 - 2:58 PM

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