The Phillies bullpen is suddenly paper thin as Clay Condrey joined both JC ROmero and Chad Durbin on the DL. Sent back down to Lehigh Valley was Drew Carpenter, who had consecutive rough outings and pitched back to back nights, thus giving the Phils the necessity for another bullpen arm. Kyle Kendrick and STeven Register were recalled from AAA Lehigh Valley.
Kendrick, 24, is 6-6 with a 3.58 ERA in 20 stars, has been very consistent for Lehigh Valley. It is his second trip up to Philly this year and likely will pitch in long relief. He last threw for the ‘Pigs Wednesday, and today would be his normal day to throw on the side, so he more than likely would be available to throw an inning or two if necessary. Register, 26, was acquired out of the COlorado organization and had been used by the ‘Pigs during the late innings closing, at times. I would suspect he will be a mid-inning, mop up type guy for the Phils. Register is 1-2 with a 2.88 ERA in 20 appearances for Lehigh Valley with 5 saves. The opponent is hitting .255 against him and he has a WHIP of 1.36. He pitched in 10 games with the Rockies last year with a 9.00 ERA.