Obviously it’s just one start and it came against a less than stellar offense in the Cincinnati Reds. That said, it’s hard to argue how impressive the Phillies’ Jeremy Hellickson was:
6.0 IP, 1 R (0 ER), 3 H, 0 BB, 6 K
Just to add to the appeal he generated 8 groundball outs vs. 2 fly ball outs and threw 55 of his 79 pitches for strikes. He also controlled Joey Votto, striking him out all three times he faced him.
Prior to the season we had dubbed Hellickson as a sleeper for those in deeper formats (click here to read) and obviously one start doesn’t make that prediction accurate. That said, it also can’t simply be ignored either.
With that in mind, let’s get to today’s poll (and feel free to share your thoughts in the comments as well):