Both Kyle Kendrick and John Mayberry, Jr. have been called up by the Phillies and will be in Houston today when the Phils play the Astros. The timing is somewhat odd, as Kendrick had been scheduled to start today in Lehigh Valley and was in Allentown yesterday. With Shane Victorino being a bit banged up, Mayberry gives the Phils another outfield bat and has been swinging it relatively well for the ‘Pigs recently hitting .303 over his last 10 games. Kendrick has pitched extremely well lately, going 3-0 with a 2.14 ERA in his last 3 starts for Lehigh Valley.
Andy Tracy, originally part of the Lehigh Valley starting lineup on Sunday against Buffalo was a late scratch. No reason was given why. Tracy, who is in a race with Shelly Duncan of the Yankees organization for the International League lead in RBI’s (95), may be able to give the Phils a bit of punch as a lefty off the bench with Greg Dobbs still on the DL, and Matt Stairs hitless since the all star break.