As the Phillies have fallen into last place in the N.L East, it’s becoming more and more likely that Phillies prize pitching prospect, Spencer Howard, will finally get the call to the Show.
People “in the know” have suggested that it will be Sunday as the day Howard makes his big league debut against the Braves at Citizens Bank Park but nothing is yet confirmed. Read HERE. Whatever is the case, a starting rotation of Aaron Nola, Zack Wheeler and Howard could become one of the best trio of starters in MLB.
In his 16 starts last season in the Phillies system, Howard allowed no earned runs in eight games. Then in 4 of his 6 starts in the Arizona Fall League, he also allowed no runs. Amazingly, in his 22 starts in limited innings last season, he allowed no earned runs in 12 of them.
Three of Howard’s starts last season standout in our opinion:
Clearwater Threshers vs. Florida Fire Frogs, 4/23/19. 5.2 innings, no runs, 11 strikeouts.
Clearwater Threshers vs. Florida Fire Frogs, 7/14/19. 5 innings, no-hits or runs, 7 strikeouts.
Reading Fightin Phils vs Trenton Thunder, Eastern League Playoffs, 9/4/19. 7 innings, 2 hits, one run, 12 strikeouts.
Watch Howard videos from those 3 games below:
And the final one can be seen pitching for Reading in the playoffs HERE.