Following yesterday’s three walk, one hit batsman inning, some fans may have expected it to be the last time they saw J.D. Durbin. Instead, the 25-year-old right-hander will get his second crack at the starting rotation.
Durbin, who's out of options and would need to pass through waivers to be sent back to the minors, allowed six runs and five walks over 4 2-3 innings in his Phillies’ debut June 29 against the Mets. Since then, he’s seen spot action in the bullpen, struggling with his command. In 10 innings, including one appearance with Arizona, Durbin has walked nine batters and has posted a 13.50 ERA and 2.60 WHIP.
News of Durbin’s upcoming start was reported in today’s press notes. Left-hander Mark Hendrickson (3-4, 4.02 ERA) is scheduled to pitch that game for the Dodgers.