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Phillies (18-19) at Chicago Cubs (15-21)Pitching Matchups:Wednesday, 8:05 - Vance Worley K.K. v. Matt GarzaThursday, 8:05 - Roy Halladay v. Chris VolstadAs Carson mentioned this morning, Vance Worley has a sore elbow. The way things are going, that probably means TJ surgery. Unfortunately, Kyle Kendrick will get the start. I don't know why they don't throw Mick Billmeyer. If you're going to put a batting practice pitcher out there, put the best one you've got. I'd rather have Dontrelle Willis back. I'd rather watch Joe Roa fondle his hair for 5 miserable innings. I'd rather watch Kyle Abbott lose another game. [Can you believe Kyle Abbot was 1-14 for the Phils in 1992? That's some impressive futility.]Baby Bruins Batting:Runs - 134 (22nd)Avg - .247 (18th)Slug - .377 (24th)Baby Bruins Pitching:ERA - 3.94 (18th)WHIP - 1.30 (16th)BAA - .234 (4th)Their Danny Sandoval:Geovany Soto - After 90 at-bats, Soto is hitting .167.Their Kyle Kendrick:Chris Volstad -...
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The Philadelphia Phillies have placed right-hander Vance Worley on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation.
Worley was originally scheduled to start Wednesday night at Chicago but was replaced by Kyle Kendrick. Worley's DL stint is retroactive to May 12.
Left-hander Joe Savery was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to take Worley's spot on the roster. Savery...
Another awful injury has befallen the Phillies, as they've had to place starting pitcher Vance Worley on the 15-day DL with inflammation in his right elbow. That's really not a good sign. His scheduled start tonight will be made by Kyle Kendrick, and reliever Joe Savery has been recalled from AAA.
Worley had improved on his 2011 rookie year so far this year, with a 3.07...
Per Jim Salisbury of CSN on Twitter (@JSalisburyCSN), Vance Worley will miss tomorrow's scheduled start due to arm sorness. He will be getting it examined by team doctors.
Vance Worley (3-2, 3.07 ERA) was scheduled to start the series opener tonight in Chicago against the Cubs, but his elbow felt otherwise. This afternoon, the Phillies placed Worley on the 15-day DL with right elbow sorness. With the Phillies riding a current three-game winning streak, this is not news the Phillies want to hear. Losing Worley in the rotation, just a few starts removed...
Per Todd Zolecki, Vance Worley has been placed on the DL with elbow inflammation.
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The Phillies need pitching. Badly. With Vance Worley's injury, the Phillies' pitching staff is about as injured as it was back in 2007, when they blew through an unbelieveable 28 pitchers.
Where can you get a veteran pitcher in May when few options exist? Well, Buster Olney of ESPN thinks that Roy Oswalt may be the answer. Olney...
Roy Halladay threw eight strong innings for his first victory in a month and the Philadelphia Phillies held on for an 8-7 win over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday night.
Halladay (4-3) hadn't won since April 16, a span of five starts, and had lost three straight decisions to match a career high, but held the Cubs to three runs and scattered seven hits. The two-time Cy Young winner...
South Paw Bullpen: The Phillies might not lead the Major Leagues in any meaningful stat like wins, runs scored, or even stolen bases, but they do currently employ the most lefties in the bullpen. Earlier today Vance Worley was euthanized DL'd and Joe Savery was recalled. He joins Antonio Bastardo, Raul Valdes, and Jake Diekman, making for 4 south paws in the bullpen. I...
Because of an injury to Vance Worley, the Philadelphia Phillies' Kyle Kendrick will face the Chicago Cubs' Matt Garza for the second time this season.
The first matchup went in favor of Chicago, which isn't surprising considering Garza's success against Philadelphia.
Garza has a terrific history against the Phillies heading into Wednesday night's opener of a...
Finally, a win for Roy Halladay. Doc pitched a masterpiece tonight at Wrigley and received run support, which is a rarity of late for this team. After five straight starts without a win, Roy picked up his fourth of the season in the Phillies' fifth consecutive win.
Chris Volstad has never been lucky against the Phillies. In his career, he is 2-5 with a 5.89 ERA against them...
Winning 5 games in a row seemed an impossible task for the Phillies until now. Their longest win streak of the season previous to this one was only 2 games. They have also gone above the .500 mark for the first time since the first game of the year.
Even having Roy Halladay on the mound has been no guarantee of a win this year as the offense has underperformed. Against the Cubs on...
As batterymates who have shared plenty of memorable moments, including a perfect game and a postseason no-hitter, Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay and catcher Carlos Ruiz share a special kinship. They're at each other's side in triumph and in defeat. So after Ruiz banged out four hits and three RBI to further pad an All-Star campaign in leading the Phillies to...
Stop me if I have said this before: The Padres lost again last night. The offense picked it up, but it was the pitching that failed them this time. More offense is what we're supposed to look forward to when we hit the road. And last night with 5 runs the offense was there. But the pitching staff gave up 3 homeruns. They are playing right now facing Stephen Strasburg. We'...