Originally written on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 11/15/14

On the surface it doesn’t appear to be a major issue short term for the Philadelphia Phillies, who can promote another young gun, like Jonathan Pettibone. What, firstly, is at Triple-A Lehigh Valley? TAL’S HANDY CAPS WELCOME, NEWCOMERS: By design my articles represent a baseball man’s thinking, the view from the dugout and the GM’s box. Most fans do not consider the budget, prospects on the radar, the organization’s weaknesses, the track record, the competition and the other intangibles. Please go to my author archives or Phillies page for my most recent coverage. Scroll down to Tal’s Handy Links at the bottom. Thank you. Check out:  Philadelphia Phillies story-poll: Over the edge The new summer schedule will allow me to publish the best 2-3 storylines each week, but there will be an updated calendar included with each feature:  These posts involve commentary, polls and stats for the upcoming 7 days. Post time is mostly 5 to 9 pm for the days listed below. May 8 to May 13 A wild-card feature will be published at times. Any schedule changes and holdups will be posted at Tal’s Handy Caps on Facebook. BASEBALL FIX SCHEDULEFORMATTIMEFRAMEPUBLISHING StorylineNitecap InsightThur. & Mon.2-3 Times per Week Story-pollSuds or StudsSun.Once a Week NL East at Game 34 MLB 5 at Game 37Tal's Handy Stats (ERA)May 8 Sat.Twice a Week   Morgan Fires a Bullet during Spring Training in Clearwater.   NITECAP INSIGHT     Choices and Reasons: If Roy Halladay needs surgery, it might be better to audition Adam Morgan instead of bringing back Tyler Cloyd or B.J. Rosenberg. There are also others to consider:  Ethan Martin and Jesse Biddle. The difficulty is that nobody at Triple-A Lehigh Valley has distinguished themselves, but Pettibone did not do that recently either. Since Halladay’s turn was May 5, there is no elimination for any of the five starters, but the gap between appearances may be a factor. Rube Amaro will probably exclude four to select one, and that will be my approach as well. Cloyd Dials up a 4-seam Fastball at the Bank on September 27 against the Nationals. Martin ranks second behind Biddle in the farm system, and was part of the Shane Victorino trade. He has produced 3 consecutive clunkers, has only 1 decent outing for the year, and he needs improvement to stay at Lehigh Valley. Biddle, on the other hand, has the best numbers but they are for Double-A Reading. However, after coughing up 3 all-earned runs for 0.2 innings in his last start Saturday, he is not at the front of the list. Cloyd and Rosenberg have pitched in Philly, which Amaro will take into consideration. Cloyd has a 2.40 ERA for his last 15 frames over 2 performances after a rocky opening to 2013. Rosenberg has a 3.74 ERA for his last 4 efforts of 21.2 innings, but he inadvertently made the rotation in Lehigh Valley. That said, Joe Savery will fill in out of ‘pen until Friday, which would be the next open turn for the staff. By the Numbers: * = Southpaw This table includes the stats through 5/5. Games are split into good, okay & bad outings. PITCHER, AGELGEW - LERAGMSGOODOKAYBAD B.J. Rosenberg, 27AAA0 - 35.115032 Tyler Cloyd, 26AAA1 - 35.406213 Adam Morgan, 23 *AAA1 - 23.896132 Jesse Biddle, 21 *AA2 - 22.566141 Ethan Martin, 23AAA1 - 27.665014 Jonathan Pettibone, 22AAA0 - 19.642002 Pettibone 2012 AAA4 - 12.557---------   Rosenberg Loads up some Heat during the 1st in Clearwater on February 23 against the Astros. Over his first 19 frames, Morgan had a 1.42 ERA for 3 of his 6 games and a 6.89 ERA thereafter during his most recent 15.2 innings. That stated, this is his first taste of Triple-A ball but he began last season with Single-A Clearwater. If Halladay misses significant time, Morgan with 3 solid results could replace Rosenberg or Cloyd. Pettibone, on the other hand, has earned the final slot after John Lannan returns until Halladay is healthy. When Lannan comes off the DL,  Rosenberg can work out of the bullpen, and with his potential that may tip the scales slightly in his favor.   Phillies e-mail notification: Email Notifications   LINK-UP BELOW: A link for Phillies e-mail notification is provided above and below. Any schedule changes and holdups that may occur will be posted at Tal’s Handy Caps on Facebook. This is the 32th storyline for 2013. Check out my recent publication (Winning Reinforcements) on the Phillies page or my author archives, where there is an excerpt photo. Also, my new feature is Story-poll. The last one was Dislike the Most or Like the Least.   I will periodically publish the 2013 ERA for the NL East and the MLB 5. Thank you, to all who bookmarked my page. TAL’S HANDY LINKS   Email Notifications TAL’S HANDY CAPS on Facebook  Philadelphia Phillies storyline: Destination revisited (Winning Reinforcements) Philadelphia Phillies story-poll: Over the edge (Dislike the Most or Like the Least) Philadelphia Phillies: 2013 ERA for the MLB 5 at game 30 Philadelphia Phillies: 2013 ERA for the NL East at game 27 Phillies Tal Venada (Author Archives)

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