The ranks of the infirm have finally started to dwindle, with another activation from the disabled list by the Phillies, this time catcher Carlos Ruiz. To make room on the roster, the Phils designated catcher Dane Sardinha for assignment. Sardinha filled in admirably, even knocking a few homers out of the yard during a time where both Ruiz and Brian Schneider were suffering through injuries.
A look at the current starting rotations for the top half of the minor league organization. Lakewood, Williamsport and GCL to follow next week sometime.
JA Happ, 27, Makes his first start (other than rehab) for Lehigh Valley Saturday evening.
Andrew Carpenter, 25, 16 starts, 7-6 with a 3.21 ERA; 89.2 IP 85H 30BB 63K; 1.28 WHIP; .252 opp. avg., 1.11 Go/AO; .192 vs. LH, .301 vs. RH, .218 with RISP. Carpenter has once again been very solid and has been denied any meaningful opportunity at Major League work whether starting or in long relief. Maybe in time.
Nate Bump, 33, 16 starts, 7-4 with a 2.55 ERA; 95.1 IP 102H 22BB 46K 5HR allowed; 1.30 WHIP; .277 opp. avg., 1.36 GO/AO; .301 vs. LH, .257 vs. RH, .240 with RISP/ Bump is far from overpowering but simply knows how to pitch. He is deep insurance for the Phils. Continue reading Around the System, Starters, Top Half