With Roberto Hernandez dealt last week to the Dodgers, Cliff Lee and Jonathan Pettibone both out for the season on the disable list, and Sean O'Sullivan doing horribly in 2 starts, the Phillies went dumpster diving for a starting pitcher and caught some trash in the form of Jerome Williams.
Jerome joins his 3rd team in 6 weeks. He began the year with Houston, then pitched briefly for Texas, and now comes to Philadelphia. He's 2-5 with a 6.71 ERA and 1.67 WHIP over 57.2 innings. During his 9 years in MLB he's pitched for the Giants, Cubs, Nationals, Angels, Astros, and Rangers, compiling a 44-52 record in 183 appearances (119 starts) over 834 IP with a 4.51 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP.
Just when I think the Phillies have hit rock bottom, they sink to a new depth. How soon will 2014 1st round pick Aaron Nola be ready?