When I first read Joe Blanton had an ultrasound on Tuesday, I immediately thought- "Oh my god, he's pregnant." Turns out he has nerve inflammation in his right elbow and is likely finished for the 2011 season. This makes the awesomeness of Vance Worley even more awesome.
Where's Morgan Freeman?
Remember when Jose Contreras was the Phillies closer? What the hell happened to him anyway? Well, it appears age is finally catching up to him. He's listed as 39, but is probably about 55. Jose has been experiencing pain in his right arm and received a platelet-rich plasma injection in it to help soothe his aching. Don't expect this brittle geezer to help the Phils much more this year.
1995 as Detective Lt. William Somerset in "Se7en."
Hall-of-Fame inductee Pat Gillick will be honored by the Phillies prior to Wednesday's game. Ceremony begins at 6:35 and will be streamed live on Phillies.com for those of you that are into that sorta thing. Patty G made some good moves (Moyer, Utley extension) and some bad ones (Garcia trade, Eaton), but he did help construct the 2008 WFC, so all is good in the hood.
Amy Winehouse might not have wanted to go to rehab (too soon?), but Roy Oswalt and Placido Polanco are ready to. Roy2 will need at least 1 rehab start in the minors and possibly 2 before being activated. Polly is hoping to be lifted from the DL prior to the Phils hitting the road on Monday (heading to Colorado).
Knock, Knock. Who is it?
Cole Hamels is the starting pitcher for the Phils tonight, this much we know. Who is pitching for the Giants is up in the air. San Francisco is hoping Tim Lincecum is recovered from the flu, which knocked him out of last night's start, and able to go tonight. If not, Matt Cain is willing and able. Get my little Bible reference there? Either way, it's a tough opponent for the Phightins.