Impressive DL List

Golly, the DL continues to grow further thinning the 25-man roster.  Joe has joined Chase, Brad, Domonic, J.C. and Jose. That’s a pretty impressive list.  Let’s hope Chooch’s sore back doesn’t add him to the list.

Dane Sardinha was recalled from Lehigh Valley to dive the Phillies some catching depth and lefty reliever Mike Zagurski was optioned back to LV.

Vance Worley comes up from LV to replace Joe and will start tonight, the first of a three-game weekend series with the Mets.  Vance’s 25 strikeouts in 22.2 innings led all Phillies minor leaguers.  Both Worley (third round) and RHR Michael Stutes (11th round) are products of the 2008 draft.

Tonight starts a stretch of 15 games against the NL East. The Braves provide the opposition for six of those games, three each the next two weekends.

Phillies and Mets met at Citizens Bank Park in the second series of the season earlier this month.  NY won the first game, 7-1, and the Phillies bats took over for wins in the next two, 10-7 and 11-0, getting a total of 32 hits.

New York had a six-game winning streak end last night.  In those six games, they outscored the opponents, 39-17.  The Mets were 4-11 on April 16 and 7-3 since.

Next two games are on national TV: FOX, 1:10 Saturday afternoon and ESPN, 8:05, Sunday night. 

Tonight is game #25.  After 25 games a year ago, the Phillies were 14-11.

This Date In Phillies History
1981—Steve Carlton struck out Montreal’s Tim Wallach in the first inning to become the first left-hander to reach 3,000 strikeouts.  Phillies were 6-2 winners at the Vet.

Down On The Farm
Lehigh Valley dropped an 11-8 decision to Pawtucket . . . SS Freddy Galvis homered for the second time in the last three games as Reading won 4-0 at Erie; three hurlers combing for the shutout.  2B Harold Garcia will have surgery to repair a torn  ACL in his knee and will miss the rest of the season. He was hitting .300 in 12 games . . . RF Domonic Brown was one of seven Clearwater Threshers with 2 hits in a 9-6 win over Lakeland.  He’s homered in each of his two rehab assignment starts . . . RHR Garrett Claypool threw five, 3-hit, shutout innings as Lakewood edged Charleston, 6-5, in 12 innings.

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