Description: Pirates starter Vance Worley threw eight scoreless innings, allowing four hits, to defeat the Brewers, 1-0, on Sunday.
Insight: It was Worley's biggest start as a Pirate, and he came through, giving up just four singles and walking one Brewer. Pittsburgh now has a 4 1/2 game lead over Milwaukee for the final wild card spot with a week to go in the season. Worley has won his last three decisions and is 8-4 with a 2.93 ERA in 104 1/3 innings this season.
9/5/2014 7:15:00 PM
Description: Pirates starter Vance Worley struck out six on Friday, but things got away from Worley in the fifth as the Cubs came back to tie the game. Worley left with a no-decision, and umpires suspended the game due to rain.
Insight: Worley finished with four and 2/3 innings and allowed two earned runs. The Pirates pitcher has been hot and cold lately. He pitched six and 1/3 strong innings in his last start, allowing one run, but the prior two starts he gave up nine runs in 12 and 1/3 innings of work.
8/8/2014 9:55:00 PM
Description: Pirates starter Vance Worley took advantage of San Diego's feeble offense Friday night to get his fifth win.
Insight: Worley was tossed in the scrap heap by the Twins after he had a 7.21 ERA and a 1.99 WHIP last season, but he's been resurgent with the Pirates. In 62 2/3 innings, he's gone 5-1 with a 2.30 ERA, a 1.07 WHIP and 39 Ks.
7/3/2014 10:41:00 PM
Description: Vance Worley has gone 2-1 with a 2.28 ERA and a 0.94 WHIP in four starts with the Pirates.
Insight: Pittsburgh picked Worley up off the scrap heap after he had a 7.21 ERA and a 1.99 WHIP in 48 2/3 innings with the Twins last season. The 26-year-old had a 3.01 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP over 131 2/3 innings with the Phillies in 2011.
6/15/2014 4:56:00 PM
Description: Vance Worley pitched well Sunday in his Pirates debut.
Insight: The former Phillies and Twins right-hander spun seven scoreless innings, though Tony Watson's eighth inning meltdown prevented him from picking up the victory. Worley should get a few more starts while Francisco Liriano and Gerrit Cole recover from injuries.
3/25/2014 5:37:00 PM
Description: The Twins have traded Vance Worley to the Pirates for cash considerations.
Insight: Pittsburgh assigned Worley to minor league camp. Worley was Minnesota's Opening Day starter last season but went 1-5 with a 7.21 ERA and a 1.99 WHIP in 10 starts and had a miserable spring.
3/21/2014 4:20:00 PM
Description: Twins starter Vance Worley was outrighted to Triple-A Rochester.
Insight: Worley was once the Twins' Opening Day starter, but was 1-5 last season with a 7.21 ERA and 1.99 WHIP. It wasn't that long ago that he finished third in the NL Rookie of the Year voting (2011).
5/22/2013 4:20:00 PM
Description: Twins starter Vance Worley served up 10 hits and eight runs in 3 2/3 innings Wednesday and earned a one-way ticket to Triple-A Rochester.
Insight: Worley was the Twins' Opening Day starter, but has a 1-4 record with a 6.20 ERA and 1.89 WHIP. Fantasy owners should have jumped ship a long time ago.
4/30/2013 10:19:00 PM
Description: Twins starter Vance Worley served up 10 hits (3 HR) and six runs in 4 2/3 innings Tuesday against the Tigers.
Insight: Worley has not enjoyed the American League so far. He has given up 46 hits and 23 earned runs in 28 2/3 innings this season and is 0-4. He shouldn't be used in any fantasy leagues until he shows some improvement.
4/20/2013 8:20:00 PM
Description: After being crushed for 25 hits and 14 earned runs over his first 12 innings this season, Twins starter Vance Worley held the White Sox to one run on five hits, walked two and struck out seven in seven innings Saturday.
Insight: Worley keeps the ball on the ground, but batters have put good wood on his pitches. He had a 24.2 percent line-drive rate last season and a 25.5 percent line-drive rate over the first three starts this year, so it's not hard to see why he has seen a BABIP above .340 since last year.
4/3/2013 6:33:00 PM
Description: Minnesota righthander Vance Worley had his next start moved up to Saturday. SOURCE: Minneapolis Star-Tribune
Insight: He was originally scheduled to pitch on Sunday but Cole DeVries needs an extra day to recover from a forearm injury. Worley tossed six innings in a season-opening loss to Detroit on Monday.
3/27/2013 5:27:00 PM
Description: The Twins will go with right-hander Vance Worley as the Opening Day starter. Minnesota acquired Worley from Philadelphia in the deal for Ben Revere last December.
Insight: Worley went 6-9 with a 4.20 ERA while dealing with elbow trouble last season, but he had a 3.85 FIP. His ERA was inflated by a .340 BABIP.
12/6/2012 1:21:00 PM
Description: In order to get Ben Revere, the Phillies have reportedly surrendered young right-handers Vance Worley and Trevor May. SOURCE: Newark Star-Ledger
Insight: Worley went 6-9 with a 4.20 ERA while dealing with elbow trouble last season, but he was 11-3 with a 3.01 ERA as a rookie in 2011. Moving to the American League will be offset by pitching at Target Field, one of the best pitcher's parks in baseball.
8/30/2012 9:42:00 AM
Description: Philadelphia righthander Vance Worley is set to undergo season-ending surgery on his right elbow.
Insight: It was a disappointing year for Worley, who finishes the 2012 campaign with a record of just 6-9 in 23 starts. It looks like Tyler Cloyd (0-1, 4.50 ERA) is taking Worley's place in the Phillies' starting rotation.
6/26/2012 10:43:00 AM
Description: Don't be fooled by Phillies starter Vance Worley's lack of wins in his last three starts. Yes, he's 0-2, but he's pitched very well, with a 1.35 ERA and 0.900 WHIP.
Insight: Worley, who is pitching with a bone chip in his throwing elbow, pitched well in his only 2012 appearance against Pittsburgh (6.0 IP, 5H, 1ER, 1BB, 5 SO). The Phillies have averaged five runs-per-game this past week so a win for Worley might actually be possible on Tuesday.
6/21/2012 10:13:00 PM
Description: Phillies starter Vance Worley held Colorado to two runs on four hits in seven innings Thursday. He walked two and struck out two, but he took the loss as Philadelphia could only muster one run against Jeff Francis.
Insight: Worley, who is pitching with a bone chip in his throwing elbow, has put together three straight solid performances, but he has zero wins in four starts since he came off the DL.
6/4/2012 10:33:00 PM
Description: Vance Worley allowed five hits and three runs over four innings of work Monday in his return to the Phillies' starting rotation. Worley, who was on a pitch count of 75 pitches, ended up throwing 80 pitches.
Insight: It definitely wasn't one of Worley's stronger performances of the year but it wasn't bad considering he didn't have any rehab starts. Worley, who took the no-decision on Monday, should fare better in his next outing Saturday against the Orioles.
6/4/2012 5:15:00 PM
Description: Vance Worley will be limited to about 75 pitches Monday night against the Dodgers. It's Worley's first start since going on the disabled list with a bone chip in his elbow.
Insight: Worley (3-2, 3.07 ERA) didn't make any rehab starts so don't be surprised if he's on a pitch count for at least his next couple of starts.
6/3/2012 2:46:00 PM
Description: After missing a few starts because of a bone chip in his right elbow, Vance Worley will start in Philadelphia's series opener Monday night at home against the Dodgers.
Insight: Worley has compiled a 3.07 ERA through seven starts this season and has been pretty darn good for the Phillies when he's been healthy. The question is, how healthy is Worley? He opted not to have surgery so there's no guarantee that he'll be 100 percent going forward. We'll see how effective Worley is on Monday against Los Angeles.
5/24/2012 6:47:00 PM
Description: Vance Worley said he felt no pain playing catch on Thursday, according to Ryan Lawrence of the Delaware County Times.
Insight: Worley has a bone chip and inflammation in his elbow, but he's going to try to pitch through the injury and have surgery in the offseason. His performance will likely be affected by the injury and there's always the chance he'll have to shut it down, so you might want to start shopping Worley as soon as he returns, even if you have to accept 50 cents on the dollar for him.
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