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NL East Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
33-23 4-6 W1
29-27 6-4 W2
29-27 5-5 W1
25-30 4-6 L3
24-32 5-5 W1

2023 Pitching

Innings Pitched
Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Regular Season 53.1 4 2 5.57 43 23

Top Taijuan Walker News

  • Phillies' Taijuan Walker: Collects fourth win

    Walker (4-2) picked up the win in Friday's 6-4 victory over Atlanta, giving up three runs on 10 hits and a walk over 6.2 innings. He struck out one.

    It was far from a dominant performance for the veteran right-hander, who generated only five swinging strikes among his 85 pitches, but Walker kept the damage to a minimum and got some late run support before leaving the mound. The quality start was his fifth in 11 outings this season, but he's still digging his way from under a rough stretch in late April and early May. Walker will take a 5.57 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 43:23 K:BB through 53.1 innings into his next start, likely to come on the road next week against one of his former clubs, the Mets.

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  • Phillies' Taijuan Walker: Sharp in no-decision

    Walker did not factor into the decision Sunday, allowing two hits and three walks over 5.1 scoreless innings in a 2-1 victory over the Cubs. He struck out three.

    It was a solid bounce-back performance from Walker after he allowed four runs without making it out of the first inning Wednesday in San Francisco. The 30-year-old right-hander is 3-2 with a subpar 5.79 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 42:22 K:BB through 10 starts (46.2 innings) this season. Walker will look to build off Sunday's outing in his next start, tentatively scheduled for next week against Atlanta.

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  • Phillies' Taijuan Walker: Starting Sunday on short rest

    Walker will start on three days' rest Sunday against the Cubs, Todd Zolecki of reports.

    The Phillies demoted struggling starting Bailey Falter and didn't call up anyone to replace him, so they'll need to get creative with the pitching. Walker will be available on short rest after getting knocked out in the first inning of his previous start Wednesday against the Giants. Walker has struggled in his first nine starts as a Phillie, posting a 6.53 ERA and 1.50 WHIP.

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  • Phillies' Taijuan Walker: Can't escape first inning

    Walker did not factor into the decision Wednesday, allowing four runs on four hits and two walks over two-thirds of an inning against San Francisco. He struck out one.

    Walker was a disaster Wednesday. He retired two of the first three batters but allowed five straight to reach and departed after throwing 40 first-inning pitches. Matt Strahm stranded two runners to prevent Walker's day from getting worse. The righty has been a nightmare in his first season with the Phillies. He has a 6.53 ERA and 1.50 WHIP, and Wednesday was the fourth time he's given up at least four runs in an outing.

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  • Phillies' Taijuan Walker: Quality start in Colorado

    Walker allowed three runs on seven hits and struck out three without walking a batter over six-plus innings, taking a no-decision Friday versus the Rockies.

    Walker was sharp early, then faded by allowing three runs over the sixth and seventh innings before he was relieved by Matt Strahm. This was Walker's fourth quality start in eight outings this season. The right-hander has had some uneven results with a 5.75 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 38:17 K:BB through 40.2 innings, and he takes a 3-2 record into his next start, which is tentatively scheduled to be at San Francisco next week.

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  • Phillies' Taijuan Walker: Sharp in bounce-back outing

    Walker (3-2) earned the win Sunday, allowing one run on three hits over six innings against the Red Sox. He struck out six.

    It was an encouraging performance from Walker, who allowed 13 runs over 7.1 innings in his previous two starts. Triston Casas' solo home run in the fifth was the lone blemish on Walker's line Sunday. The 30-year-old righty lowered his ERA to 5.97 with a 1.41 WHIP and 35:17 K:BB through his first 34.2 innings this season. Walker will look to build on Sunday's performance in his next start, tentatively lined up for next week in Colorado.

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  • Phillies' Taijuan Walker: Hammered for eight runs

    Walker dropped to 2-2 after yielding eight runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out six over 3.1 innings in Monday's 13-4 loss to the Dodgers.

    For the second straight start, Walker had some home run trouble, as the long ball accounted for five of the eight runs against him Monday. He allowed one in each of the first three frames, including David Peralta's three-run shot in the second inning. Walker saw his ERA soar to 6.91 with a 29:17 K:BB through 28.2 innings this season. On the bright side, he generated a season-high 11 whiffs, with eight coming on the splitter. Walker is projected to face the Red Sox at home this weekend.

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  • Phillies' Taijuan Walker: Cleared to start Monday

    Walker (forearm) is listed as the Phillies' starting pitcher for Monday's road game against the Dodgers.

    Walker exited his last start Wednesday against the Mariners with right forearm tightness, an injury that often foreshadows a stint on the injured list. The right-hander surprisingly received good news after being examined a day later, with team doctors determining that Walker didn't even need an MRI. He resumed throwing a bullpen session Friday and checked out fine following the workout, so Walker looks like he'll head into Monday's outing with no restrictions. Walker tentatively lines up for a two-start week, with his second turn set to come against Boston during the upcoming weekend.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 235 lbs
Birthplace: Shreveport, LA
Age: 30
Experience: 8
Bats/Throws: R, R