Some Phillies are getting beat up physically, while others are getting beat up statistically.
Physical Beat Downs:
*Pedro Martinez is scratched from today's start because of a lingering stiff neck that forced him out of his previous start. Taking his place today in the rotation is Kyle Kendrick.
*Carlos Ruiz has a bum wrist and has received numerous cortisone shots in it over the past few days, but he remains unavailable for duty.
*Paul Bako got lit up at the plate on Thursday night and is feeling a bit sore. These things happen when you're an 83 year old catcher I suppose.
*Scott Eyre and his "loose body" in his left elbow are "active", but have yet to appear in a game since being deemed ready.
*JC Romero has a mound session today, and it could be his last should it go well.
*Chan Ho Park is set to throw off a mound today and is "progressing pretty well".
*Brett Myers and his sore shoulder may be ready to pitch by late next week.
*What in the world has happened to Cliff Lee? He is 2-3 with a 6.35 ERA over his last six starts, with one start being a shutout.
*Jayson Werth has 1 hit in his last 21 at bats with 12 k's.
*Pedro Feliz is batting .216 with a .591 OPS in September.
*Brad Lidge has been scored upon in 5 straight outings and 6 out of 9 appearances during September.
*Shane Victorino is batting .241 with a .643 OPS in September.
Gotta love how we're stumbling into the playoffs.