I can’t wait to see Vince Velasquez start against the Dodgers tonight
-said no one ever.
A three-act play that took approximately one second.
Act I: J.T. Realmuto sets up on the outside corner on an 0-2 pitch.
Act II: Max Muncy deposits a mistake 440 feet into the second deck in Philly.
Act III: Vince Velasquez doesn’t bother looking, asks ump for a new ball. https://t.co/B7r77Hscx0
Vince Velasquez has allowed 17 home runs in 61 innings this season. That's 2.5 per nine innings. He entered this season with the highest HR rate in Phillies history and that certainly hasn't changed. He has a 4.97 ERA in 11 starts.
VINCE VELASQUEZ IS A RELIEVER
Tonight’s outing is the perfect example as to why Vince Velasquez is practically made for the ‘pen.
Effective, dare I say impressive the first time thru the order.
Painfully average, if that, the second time through.
God help us all if he faces any batter a third time.
Max Muncy's 440-foot home run came on an 0-2 pitch from Vince Velasquez.
Phillies have allowed 19 home runs on 0-2 counts since the start of last season. Only the Nationals (22) and Angels (20) have served up more.
Vince Velasquez just allowed his fourth homer of the night. This one is a solo shot to Joc Pederson #Phillies lead is 6-5.
Is Dave Roberts controlling the weather to avoid taking the L to Vince Velasquez? #RingTheBell
#Dodgers 1 @ #Phillies 1 [T2-1o]:
Max Muncy homers (25): fly ball to RF (solo)
Hit: 439.79ft, 107.87mph, 32.84°🚀
Pitch: 95.8mph Four-Seam Fastball (RHP Vince Velasquez, 14) https://t.co/Zj2k2D77Bc
Dodgers are hitting lasers off Vince Velasquez. 6-5 now in Top 5. Action in the bullpen. Phillies were hoping to get him through five.
Chalk up another "Vince Velasquez" for Vince Velasquez tonight. 4.2 innings, 4 earned runs, 7 strikeouts on 87 pitches. Vince Velasquez leads the Phillies in "Vince Velasquez's" this season. https://t.co/LJQT8QnwOh
Vince Velasquez, who has been bad since 2017, is still starting games. In 2019. That’s not the pitching coach’s fault and it’s not the manager’s fault. This is a talent evaluation problem, and that starts with the GM.
Vince Velasquez is leaving in the 5th inning.
Based on this bullpen, are we going to see more position player pitching tonight?
#Dodgers 3 @ #Phillies 6 [T4-0o]:
Cody Bellinger homers (34): line drive to RF (2-run)
Hit: 358.12ft, 107.43mph, 23.45°🚀
Pitch: 96.5mph Four-Seam Fastball (RHP Vince Velasquez, 15) https://t.co/eW2fo2564b
#Dodgers 5 @ #Phillies 6 [T5-0o]:
Joc Pederson homers (21): line drive to RF (solo)
Hit: 377.99ft, 113.29mph🔥, 20.19°🚀
Pitch: 95mph Four-Seam Fastball (RHP Vince Velasquez, 17) https://t.co/kB3uLNjJfi
Gabe Kapler is far from the best coach in the league but find me a manager that could win with these pitchers
This is much more of a Klentak problem
When it’s 2049, but you still wanna give Vince Velasquez and Nick Pivetta one more year to figure things out. https://t.co/59KPAmaX17
Joc Pederson (22) off RHP Vince Velasquez (23) - 113.3 mph, 20 degrees (378 ft Home Run)
95 mph Four-Seamer
#Dodgers @ #Phillies (T5) https://t.co/PMVacVRuGp
I didn’t give you money to watch Vince Velasquez be a bum @Phillies
A.J. Pollock (5) off RHP Vince Velasquez (22) - 103.8 mph, 37 degrees (387 ft Home Run)
95 mph Four-Seamer
#Dodgers @ #Phillies (T4) https://t.co/wtHaUGJKu6
The fact that Vince Velasquez still occupies a spot in the Phillies’ starting rotation makes me sad, because it means the pitching in the farm system must either be awful or nowhere near promotion. This guy should be designated for assignment tonight. Enough is enough
Cody Bellinger homers (34) on a line drive to right off Vince Velasquez
Exit Velocity 107 MPH
Distance 358 FT
Launch Angle 23.45
#Dodgers vs #RingTheBell https://t.co/j8eoxoiCfT
Vince Velasquez's night is done after 4 2/3 innings. First up out of the #Phillies' bullpen is Jose Alvarez. One-run lead, 13 outs to get.
There isn’t a single #Phillies fan that thought Vince Velasquez and this bullpen were capable of protecting a 6-1 lead.
Vince Velasquez surprisingly not good.
Vince Velasquez is more useless than Tom Brady trying to catch a football.
Yet the Phillies decided to sit on their hands and rely on the likes of Nick Pivetta and Vince Velasquez https://t.co/4E2O8d61od
Why do the Phillies continue to let Vince Velasquez pitch?
Corey, can you think of a Phillies player in the last 20-25 years who received more opportunities (and continuously let the team down) than Vince Velasquez?
Would rather watch a random Phillies fan start a game than Vince Velasquez
Joc with an HR over the RF wall (LAD 5 PHI 6);
Verdugo grounds out to 2B. 1 out;
Turner flies out to RF. 2 outs;
*Pitching change for PHI: LHP Jose Alvarez replaces Vince Velasquez.
Final line for Velasquez: 4.2 IP, 21 TBF, 5 R (4 ER), 5 H, 7 K, 1 BB on 87 pitches/54 strikes*
I mean I like Vince Velasquez a lot, and his stuff is electrifying, but just isn't sustainable. Why not go out and grab a Tanner Roark or Mike Leake, and put Vince in the Pen where he can function like Seranthony did last year
Vince Velasquez throwing bp like usual. The #Phillies starting pitching aside from Nola is a joke! #FireKlentak
En la última semana adquirí para mi equipo de Fantasy en la #VenezuelanLeague2019 a:
Las siete semanas que quedan de competencia se definirán por detalles,
P Vince Velasquez pitching line tonight: 4 2/3 IP 5 H, 5 R (4 ER), 1 BB, 4 HR, 7 K’s. Garbage.⚾️⚾️⚾️
Les premières sœurs jumelles nées avec une couleur de peau différentes ont 18 ans aujourd’hui, découvrez-les #Vince Velasquez https://t.co/xmF74wMWNU
Vince Velasquez is taken out after 4 2/3 innings of work.....allows five runs (four earned) and four homers.
It should be noted Vince Velasquez is from Montclair. #LADvsPHI
. When y’all decide to fire Kapler, which should have been done already, tell Gabe to take Vince Velasquez with him!
I think Vince Velasquez's tattoos are just little markings for all the homeruns he's given up
Vince Velasquez is not good he’s never gonna figure it out no matter what his role is sorry I hate to say it I’ve been the biggest champion of this dude but let’s be honest he’s not gonna figure it out.