Morgan sent to Lehigh Valley; Buchholz to get MRI

A painful, whiplash-inducing 14-4 loss to the Mets on Tuesday took its toll on the Phillies pitching staff.

First, starter Clay Buchholz lasted just 2.1 innings before leaving with what was reported as a right forearm strain. He’ll get an MRI on his flexor tendon Wednesday. His line, by the way, not pretty: eight runs, six hits, one walk, two strikeouts.

Adam Morgan came into the game in the third and promptly surrendered a bunch of home runs. His line … also not pretty: 3.2 innings, seven hits, four runs (four home runs), two walks, five strikeouts.

For his work, Morgan has been sent to triple-A Lehigh Valley. A corresponding roster move will be made Wednesday.

And that move may come after the Phillies know more about Buchholz. Certainly someone like Zach Eflin (five shutout innings, four strikeouts, three walks on Tuesday against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre) could slide into the rotation if Buchholz’s injury is serious.



  1. bruce

    April 11, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    *Sigh* …. So what’s new? The Phillies pitchers took it on the chin as the Mets played BOMBS AWAY with SEVEN HRs ( three by Cespesda and two by Duda). What a brutal drubbing. TWENTY hits for the Mets. Geez!

    Jeremy Hellickson left early in his last start with arm numbness and now Buchholz with a reported forearm strain and will go for an MRI. When it rains, it pours on the Phillies.

    Lets hope for good health (let alone effective outings) for the remainder of the starting rotation. The Phillies are depending on you tomorrow night .. that’s you Vince Velasquez.

  2. Joe

    April 12, 2017 at 2:00 am

    Obviously Spring Training is going to last into October. Another long summer.

  3. Wayne

    April 12, 2017 at 8:08 am

    Four Phillie pitcher’s ERA for the season last night. Buchholz 12.27, Morgan 10.50, Gomez 12.46, Rodriquez 11.81. Add that to the fact that here are some starter’s batting averages this year. Franco .207, Saunders .222, Joseph .087, Rupp .143. AAA team on display. Quit buying tickets!

  4. Stephen

    April 12, 2017 at 8:15 am

    I’m getting real tired of the Adam Morgan experiment. He blows as a starter, he blows as a reliever.

  5. Louis

    April 12, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Anybody they bring up is better than both of them. They’re double A pitchers on a good day.

  6. Donnie

    April 12, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    Why did we leave Alec Asher go 4 a little of nothing. We could use him should have left Morgan go.

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