Saturday, September 5, 2015

Oswalt struck in head, Castillo debuts

A scary moment today in the fourth inning today as Roy Oswalt was struck in the back of the neck by a Manny Ramirez line drive. He left the game under his own power, which was pretty amazing given what at first looked like a direct shot to the back of the head.

Oswalt struck in head, Castillo debuts

0 comments
Luis Castillo was 0-for-4 in his debut with the Phillies. (Associated Press)
Luis Castillo was 0-for-4 in his debut with the Phillies. (Associated Press)

 A scary moment today in the fourth inning today as Roy Oswalt was struck in the back of the neck by a Manny Ramirez line drive. He left the game under his own power, which was pretty amazing given what at first looked like a direct shot to the back of the head.

We'll keep you updated. Here's everything we know right now.

^

Until the Oswalt incident, the story of the day was Luis Castillo's Phillies debut. As I write this, he is 0-for-3 through seven innings.

More coverage
 
Phillies Zone: Phillies sixth most valuable MLB franchise
That's Baseball: Weighing in on Castillo
 
Sam Donnellon: This just in: Luis Castillo
 
Bob Ford: Durbin settling in with Indians
Contest: Vote for Philly's Fan Favorite
 
Lidge looks sharp in return
High Cheese: Any downside to Castillo?
 
Phillies Zone: Oswalt struck by liner, headed for X-rays
 
Castillo blames late arrival on mixup

His second at-bat resulted in a well-hit line drive directly at Rays second baseman Felipe Lopez. His first at-bat resulted in a weak groundball to first base. His third at-bat resulted in a groundout to second base.

He hasn't seen many balls his way in the field.

He's playing second base and batting second.

^

Here is a list of your Phillies injuries thus far this spring:

  1. Chase Utley (knee tendinitis, appears headed for DL)
  2. Brad Lidge (biceps soreness, missed 11 days, is back)
  3. Placido Polanco (hyper-extended elbow, hasn't played since March 15)
  4. Jose Contreras (scratched cornea, threw bullpen today, day-to-day)
  5. Domonic Brown (broken hand, out another 3-4 weeks)
  6. Roy Oswalt (neck bruise, status TBA)

 


 

Download our NEW iPhone/Android app for easy access to all of our Phillies coverage, plus app-exclusive videos and analysis. Get it here.

Daily News Staff Writer
0 comments
We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy:

Philly.com comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by Philly.com staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
 
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog
High Cheese is your place for the best Phillies coverage from the Daily News.

David Murphy Daily News Staff Writer
Ryan Lawrence Daily News Staff Writer
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com:
letter icon Newsletter