Jul 22, 2010

Moyer Headed to DL, Weekend Pitchers Leaked

(Philadelphia, PA) -  Just minutes after the Phillies salvaged game three of their recent Cardinals series 2-0 the team announced that 47 year-old pitcher Jamie Moyer is out indefinitely with a sprain of the ulnar collataral ligament and a strain of the pronator tendon. He will be put on the disabled list on Saturday.

Moyer injured the elbow and forearm in the first inning of Tuesdays loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. The timetable for Moyer is not set but it would likely mean the end of his season and possibly his career.
Moyer is 9-9 with a 4.84 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP in 19 starts this season.

Weekend Pitching Starters Leaked

Phillies beat writer Todd Zolecki announced via his twitter page just minutes after the Moyer injury news that the Phillies will fill their open weekend pitching spots internally.

Zolecki announced the team is sending Kyle Kendrick to the mound in his scheduled spot on Saturday (Kendrick was sent down to AAA Lehigh Valley on Tuesday) and J.A. Happ we start on Sunday. Happ has not pitched since April and was activeted from the 90-day disabled list on July 7th.

Hamels Looking Solid

Cole Hamels pitched eight innings of one hit baseball in today's Cardinals series finale but received a no decision in the 2-0 victory. He recorded seven strikeouts in 97 pitches and reduced his ERA to 3.40.

Oswalt Scared Of Philly

With Cliff Lee now on the Texas Rangers and far from the Phillies radar Astros pitcher Roy Oswalt is the highly touted pitcher on the free-agent market. When discussing the chances of a trade with the media Oswalt said he would only release his no trade clause if a team was willing to guarantee his option of $16 million for 2012-13.

After announcing the demands he also announced the he was not interested in the Phillies as a new destination because of the critical nature of the local media fan base.

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