Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 8/30/12
A very excited and nervous Tyler Cloyd took the mound for the Phillies last night. His major league debut would eventually end in a 3-2 loss to the Mets, but the rookie was still happy just to be there. With Vance Worley finally put on the DL and expected to have elbow surgery, Cloyd will get a few more shots at a win. He told reporters, “It’s an awesome feeling that they’re going to let me stay up here and show what I can do.” Cloyd allowed 3 runs in his debut over 6 innings and walked 2 batters. Much of his early struggle appeared to be nerves. But once he settled down, Cloyd looked pretty good, despite his lower than average fastball. His location was good and his breaking pitches had some nice, late movement on them. The bad news is, the Phillies have now dropped 2 games in a row to the lowly Mets. Depressing. There was some other near earth-shattering news yesterday as well. Chase Utley began taking ground balls at 3rd base and later told the media that he asked GM Ruben Amaro ...
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