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David Buchanan | Starting Pitcher

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/11/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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David Buchanan limited the Marlins to one run over 6 1/3 innings but took a no-decision Sunday.
A lone solo home run from Kike Hernandez was all the Marlins could muster against Buchanan, who surrendered just five hits and a walk in all. Despite the strong effort, the bullpen couldn't hold on for the win. Buchanan remains winless since August 6. He will carry a 3.75 ERA into Friday's start at the Athletics. Sep 14 - 5:02 PM

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David Buchanan took a no-decision, allowing three runs (two earned) in six innings as the Phillies eked out a 4-3 win over the Pirates on Tuesday.

Buchanan has quietly done a solid job filling in for Cliff Lee in the Phillies' rotation. Tuesday's effort marked his ninth start out of 17 in which he's gone at least 6 innings and allowed three or fewer runs. He limited the Pirates to four hits and three walks while striking out five. Buchanan will take his 3.90 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, and 63/29 K/BB ratio into a homestand finale against the Marlins on Sunday.
Sep 9 - 10:19 PM

David Buchanan lasted just four innings and was charged with four runs -- one earned -- in Wednesday's loss to the Braves.

Chase Utley made a big error that led to three runs, but Buchanan can't just blame Utley. The righty walked four on the day and allowed three hits, including a home run. He'll take a 3.95 ERA into next week's start against the Pirates.
Sep 3 - 4:04 PM

David Buchanan tossed six innings of one-run ball in a no-decision Friday against the Mets.

Buchanan held the Mets in check for the most part, giving up just four hits and one walk while striking out three batters. The only run scored on an RBI single from Travis d'Arnaud in the fourth inning. He only threw 64 pitches, so he could have gone longer, but Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg pulled him for a pinch-hitter during a rally in the top of the seventh. Buchanan now has a 4.03 ERA through 15 starts this season and has allowed three earned runs or fewer in 11 straight.
Aug 29 - 9:52 PM

David Buchanan put together his fifth consecutive quality start, allowing three runs (two earned) in 6 2/3 innings, but lost to the Giants on Sunday.

If nothing else, Buchanan has padded his case for a spot in the Phillies' 2015 rotation, as they could have a lot of roster turnover with an active off-season. The right-hander allowed nine hits and walked one while striking out four. He now carries a 4.25 ERA, a 1.28 WHIP, and a 53/19 K/BB ratio. Buchanan will match up against the Cardinals at home on Saturday next.
Aug 17 - 7:08 PM

David Buchanan allowed three earned runs over six innings Monday in a loss to the Mets.

Buchanan no-hit the Mets through the first three innings, but Daniel Murphy opened the top of the fourth with a double and then David Wright drove Murphy in with an RBI single. New York added two more runs off Buchanan -- and four runs total -- in the top of the seventh. Buchanan is not a fantasy-relevant starting pitcher.
Aug 11 - 4:00 PM

David Buchanan, starting in place of the injured Cliff Lee, performed well on Wednesday, limiting the Astros to three runs over 6 1/3 innings as the Phillies went on to a 10-3 win.

Buchanan had been in Triple-A since mid-July, but the Phillies needed to bring him back when Lee suffered a season-ending elbow injury. The young right-hander did a fine job, limiting the damage caused by the nine hits he allowed. He managed five strikeouts without issuing a walk. He'll bring a 4.39 ERA, a 1.29 WHIP, and a 44/17 K/BB ratio into Monday's home start against the Mets.
Aug 6 - 10:51 PM

Phillies recalled RHP David Buchanan from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

He'll join the rotation on Wednesday versus the Astros in place of the injured Cliff Lee (elbow). As long as he holds his own, Buchanan figures to remain in the rotation for the rest of the season. He held a 4.40 ERA over 10 starts earlier this year and can be avoided in fantasy leagues.
Aug 6 - 12:31 AM

David Buchanan will be called up from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to start Wednesday against the Astros.

He'll take the place of the injured Cliff Lee (elbow) in Philadelphia's rotation. Buchanan has posted a 4.40 ERA over 10 starts in the majors this season and isn't a fantasy option.
Aug 5 - 11:42 AM

David Buchanan is expected to be recalled next week to take Cliff Lee's (elbow) spot in the Phillies' rotation.

Buchanan was the most logical candidate and just happened to pitch at Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Thursday. He's posted a 4.40 ERA over 10 starts in the majors this season and can be avoided for fantasy purposes.
Jul 31 - 11:28 PM

Phillies optioned RHP David Buchanan to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Cliff Lee (elbow) will be ready to rejoin the rotation after the All-Star break, so Buchanan's time in the Phillies' rotation is over. He put up a 4.40 ERA but did go out with a bang, tossing seven innings of one-run ball Thursday.
Jul 10 - 8:46 PM

David Buchanan limited the Brewers to one run over seven innings Thursday in the Phillies' 9-1 victory.

The Brewers were up 1-0 when Buchanan's afternoon came to an end, but they ended up scoring seven times in the top of the eighth and twice more in the ninth to make it look like a laugher. Buchanan moved to 5-5 with a 4.40 ERA. He's done a better job than expected of keeping the Phillies in games, but we'd still have a hard time trusting him in NL-only leagues.
Jul 10 - 5:47 PM

David Buchanan fell to 4-4, allowing three runs over five innings in Sunday's loss to the Braves.

Buchanan didn't pitch awfully, but the Phillies didn't give him any run support despite plenty of opportunities. The right-hander allowed five hits, walked five, and struck out four in the effort. Now with a 4.86 ERA, a 1.38 WHIP, and a 31/15 K/BB ratio, Buchanan will look to get back into the win column in his next start against the Pirates on the road.
Jun 29 - 5:07 PM

David Buchanan improved to 4-3, allowing two runs over five innings as the Phillies defeated the Marlins 7-4 on Tuesday.

Though he is no Cliff Lee, Buchanan has been passable in the rotation for the Phillies since replacing the veteran lefty in mid-May. On Tuesday, Buchanan worked out of trouble repeatedly, allowing six hits and four walks while striking out two. The right-hander will take his 4.79 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, and 27/10 K/BB ratio into a home start against the Braves next.
Jun 24 - 11:31 PM

David Buchanan improved to 3-3, allowing one run over 7 2/3 innings in Thursday's win over the Cardinals.

It was the best outing of Buchanan's young career, just six starts old. The right-hander held the opposition to four hits and a walk while striking out four. He yielded his first run as he tried to navigate his way out of the eighth inning, but was pulled after Matt Carpenter laced an RBI single to right field. Buchanan will take a 4.95 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP, and a 25/6 K/BB ratio into next week's home start against the Marlins.
Jun 19 - 11:14 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Carlos Ruiz
2Wil Nieves
3Cameron Rupp
1B1Ryan Howard
2Darin Ruf
2B1Chase Utley
2Andres Blanco
3Freddy Galvis
SS1Jimmy Rollins
3B1Cody Asche
2Maikel Franco
3Cesar Hernandez
LF1Domonic Brown
2Grady Sizemore
CF1Ben Revere
2Tony Gwynn Jr.
RF1Marlon Byrd
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2A.J. Burnett
3Kyle Kendrick
4David Buchanan
5Jerome Williams
6Cliff Lee
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Mike Adams
3Antonio Bastardo
4Jake Diekman
5Ken Giles
6Mario Hollands
7Justin De Fratus
8Cesar Jimenez
9Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez
10Luis Garcia
11Sean O'Sullivan