Saturday, June 13, 2009

That was quick: Kendrick sent down, Escalona called up

And just like that, Kyle Kendrick is gone again. After getting called up yesterday, pitching two innings and reminding us all why he isn't in the Phillies starting rotation, Kendrick was sent back down to Triple A today. Sergio Escalona was called up to replace Kendrick. Escalona has pitched 2 and a third innings this year for the Phils and has yet to give up a run. He also allows a little flexibility as he gives the team another lefty out of the pen since Scott Eyre is on the DL.

I hope that's the last we see of Kyle Kendrick this season. If the Phillies actually call on him again, they would have to be really desperate.

Updating my post from the other day, here are the new bullpen roles as I seem them:

Long relief:
Chan Ho Park

Lefty who can go multiple innings:
Jack Taschner

Lefty specialist:
Sergio Escalona

7th inning:
Clay Condrey

8th inning:
J.C. Romero
Chad Durbin

Ryan Madson

1 comment:

Corey R said...

Glad to see Kendrick got sent back to where he belongs. I don't see any of these guys being long term replacements and I really hope Ruben and the crew are looking to make some moves for some starting pitching and maybe move Bastardo into the pen.