Cole Hamels Scratched From Tonight’s Start, Cloyd Called Up

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Ask and ye shall receive. (Photo: Morning Call)

Wow… maybe the Phillies read the Morning Wood comment section… or maybe they didn't have any other options on short notice.

Cole Hamels has been scratched from his start tonight due to a gastrointestinal illness, which opens the door for…

 

Cloyd, just named the International League MVP, is 12-1 as a member of the Lehigh Valley Ironpigs with a 2.35 ERA. He'll take the mound against the Mets Matt Harvey (2-3, 2.75 ERA).

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16 Responses

  1. More like auditioning for that 5th spot in the rotation next year. We’ve seen KK in the rotation long term already and it is not for him. He looked pretty good out of the pen this year when they let him get in a groove and I was actually hoping when they traded Blanton they would’ve called someone up instead of jerking KK back in to the rotation.
    Although, if this kid looks somewhat solid tonight I would definitely be in favor of keeping him in the rotation and shutting Vance down. He already needs to get surgery so might as well get an early start on preparing for next year. Maybe it’s the elbow that is effecting him or maybe it is just a sophomore slump. Bottom line is he hasn’t been effective and there is no point in waiting to see if he’s going to turn a corner.

  2. Good to see Cloyd finally get a chance, although not sure what his longterm future with the team is. His ceiling at best is Kyle Kendrick. I think KK is the 5th starter next season, with Cloyd in a middle relief role and Cloyd gets a chance for 5th starter in 2014 after Kendrick walks.

  3. Im surprised it doesnt happen more often – with all the travel these guys do your bound to get the squirts — can you imagine droppin a duce after throwin a duce to a hitter on the mound

  4. Yeah, a guy who is 25 games over .500, has a World Series MVP award and a career ERA under 3.35 is afraid of a team below him in the standings. Great genius. Did you ever think tha maybe the guy just can’t pitch tonight because they don’t allow “bathroom breaks” in MLB?

  5. Finally we get a chance to see what this kid can do. Should be plenty interesting. And with Vance Worley shut down for the rest of the season, this will probably be a long audition for Cloyd.

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