Instant Reaction: For the start on Monday this was the best decision. Morgan was out of the picture for this start and while Martin has the stuff the command is still needing a lot. Pettibone brings more to the table than Cloyd and will likely have the opportunity to stick around if he can pitch well. If he cannot stick they will have the opportunity to mess with the rotation enough to bring up Adam Morgan.
This probably signals the end of Cloyd with the Phillies, because he has now been passed by the next wave of pitchers. With the hot starts by Savery and Robles, Cloyd likely is now towards the top of the list on players most likely to be removed from the 40-man roster to make room for Adam Morgan and eventually Cody Asche and Tommy Joseph. Continue reading Jonathan Pettibone Called Up To Make Big-League Debut on Monday