Daily Archives: September 4, 2010

Three More to Philly

Lehigh Valley closer Scott Mathieson, along with starters Nate Robertson and Vance Worley have all been called up to Philadelphia and are expected in Philadelphia on Sunday according to Jeff Schuler of the Morning Call. 

Both Robertson (who had been scheduled to start Sunday in Lehigh Valley) and Worley (who was removed after one inning yesterday in his start yesterday vs. Buffalo) remain in the mix to start on Monday.  The Phils will need to make a move to free up space on the 40 man roster for Robertson, presumably moving Jamie Moyer from the 15 to the 60 day DL.

Mathieson who has been working extensively with Hall of Fame Closer Bruce Sutter over the last 10 days on a split finger fastball leaves Lehigh Valley having set the club record for saves in a season with 26.

Quick Notes–September 4th

–In a column written by Bob Brookover of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Phillies Director of Minor League Development Chuck Lamar stated that Anthony Hewitt will spend next season back in Lakewood, repeating Low A after his performance this year for the BlueClaws which was disappointing at best. With an average that has hovered around .200 and a strikeout rate at 35%, there is really no other logical choice.

–The Minor League season appears to be over for Michael Schwimer who has been on the DL for the past 10 days or so with a lower back strain that had Lehigh Valley been in contention, he would most likely be pitching through.  His placement onto the DL was a precautionary measure. A very successful season for Schwimer who has placed himself firmly onto the radar for a bullpen spot with the Phillies next season.

–Still uncertainty in Lehigh Valley as to who will be starting for the Phillies on Monday.  After being removed having pitched just one inning last night, it was widely assumed that Vance Worley would be the man.  During interviews after the game, Worley stated “he did not know anything….all I know is that I pitched an inning and got a handshake” Lehigh Valley still lists Andrew Carpenter and Nate Robertson as the starters for their final two games, while Worley is now listed as the probable for Monday on the Phillies website.