Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Mike Adams has biceps soreness

Charlie Manuel pushed Lee on Friday night, because he had to. He was down three relievers, including injured set-up man Mike Adams.

Mike Adams has biceps soreness

The 30th pitch Mike Adams tossed Monday was a ball, and that signaled a merciful end to his first outing in 17 days. (Matt Slocum/AP)
The 30th pitch Mike Adams tossed Monday was a ball, and that signaled a merciful end to his first outing in 17 days. (Matt Slocum/AP)

Jeremy Horst vs. Ryan Braun.

It didn't look like a fair matchup from the seat of your couch, did it? Well, you're not alone.

"When I looked at it," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. "I figured Horst might have a hard time.”

But as Manuel continued, "it's what it was."

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Justin De Fratus was unavailable, as was Antonio Bastardo. And Mike Adams wasn't an option either, and may not be for the rest of the weekend.

Following Friday night's 5-4 loss to the Brewers, Manuel said Adams, the set-up man who signed a two-year, $12 million deal this winter, was experiencing soreness.

"Irritation in like my bicep," Adams said. "I'll just kind of give it a couple days to kind of calm down. I should be ready to go after that."

Adams, who has already made a trip to the DL this year with a back injury, went on to say he's had it before, that it's not a big deal and more of an irritation. 

But in a game when the Phils needed their bullpen after Cliff Lee blew a 4-0 lead, it probably felt like more than a minor irritation to Manuel and the people back in Philly wondering why Jeremy Horst was facing Ryan Braun in the ninth inning of a tie game.




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