Phillies Looking Everywhere for Pitching

Antonio Bastardo will be unable to make his next start on Wednesday due to a strained shoulder.

Cole Hamels will start Wednesday against the Atlanta Braves. The Phillies are expected to call up Carlos Carrasco from Triple-A Lehigh Valley and he will make his Major League debut on Thursday.

The Phillies will likely be buyers at the July 31 trade deadline. In the past, they may have been looking for a right-handed bat, but now the priority is pitching, starters and relievers. There are a few pitchers the Phillies scouted.

They have looked at Brad Penny the most, but it is unsure whether the Red Sox make him available with Daisuke Matsuzaka on the disabled list. They scouted Chien-Ming Wang in case the Yankees decide to make him available. They have also looked at Jarod Washburn and Jason Marquis.


Jay Ballz said...

Yohan Flande promoted to Reading, so it seems they are anticipating that one of the Reading guys (Drabek or Savery) will move up, either to Scranton or the ML Phils.

Jay Ballz said...

And by "Scranton", of course I meant Lehigh. Yeah.

Slice said...

Wang would be a good in our rotation he used to be a 19 game winner and I think he just needs a scenery change.

Spencer said...

I'm not liking anything that involves Happ. To me that doesn't solve the problem at all. I think they need to replace Bastardo - and if that means a second or third level pitcher, that's fine. Then we need to add an arm to the bullpen and hope that the rotation improves. I think we can win the division that way.

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