Monday, July 6, 2015

Friday starter TBA, updated rotation

Still no word from the Phillies on the identity of Friday's starter against the Athletics. The options are Vance Worley and Kyle Kendrick. Kendrick looked sharper in his most recent start, a seven-inning effort against the Marlins in which he struck out five and allowed one run. Worley held the Mariners to one run in five innings but threw a lot of pitches while struggling with the command of his secondary pitches (which he relied on a lot more than his fastball).

Friday starter TBA, updated rotation

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Vance Worley could remain in the rotation as the Phillies´ fifth starter. (Ron Cortes/Staff file photo)
Vance Worley could remain in the rotation as the Phillies' fifth starter. (Ron Cortes/Staff file photo)

Still no word from the Phillies on the identity of Friday's starter against the Athletics. The options are Vance Worley and Kyle Kendrick. Kendrick looked sharper in his most recent start, a seven-inning effort against the Marlins in which he struck out five and allowed one run. Worley held the Mariners to one run in five innings but threw a lot of pitches while struggling with the command of his secondary pitches (which he relied on a lot more than his fastball).

But Kendrick has more experience in the bullpen, and the Phillies have said previously they want Worley pitching every five days. Plus, Worley would be on a regular turn on Friday, while Kendrick would be pitching with more than a week of rest. Logistically, starting Worley on Friday and moving Kendrick back to the bullpen makes more sense.

If that is what happens, here is how the rotation will likely shape up from now until the All-Star Break.

June 20 - Off - OFF
June 21 a Stl - Halladay (5)
June 22 a Stl - Lee (5)
June 23 a Stl - Oswalt (5)
June 24 v Oak - Worley (5)
June 25 v Oak - Hamels (5)
June 26 v Oak - Halladay (4)
June 27 - Off - OFF
June 28 v Bos - Lee (5)
June 29 v Bos - Oswalt (5)
June 30 v Bos - Hamels (5)
July 1 at Tor - Worley (5)
July 2 at Tor - Halladay (5)
July 3 at Tor - Lee (4)
July 4 vs Fla - Oswalt (4)
July 5 vs Fla - Hamels (4)
July 6 vs Fla - Worley (4)
July 7  - OFF - OFF
July 8 vs Atl - Haladay (5)
July 9 vs Atl - Lee (5)
July 10 v Atl - Hamels (4)


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