Chad Durbin (strained right lat) and J.C. Romero (left forearm strain) will head to the 15-day disabled list, the team has announced.
Right-handed starter Andrew Carpenter has been recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley, while right-hander Tyler Walker, who was recently up with the club, had his contract selected from the IronPigs. Carpenter, who is 8-2 with a 2.75 ERA in 16 starts (17 games) for Lehigh Valley, figures to fill a long relief role for the time being. Durbin was busted up for three runs in the seventh innings of yesterday’s game. Romero hasn’t pitched since July 19.
Beerleaguer: Amazing how things can be going so well one minute and be flipped upside-down the next. Nevertheless, while significant, the hot-handed Carpenter and the veteran Walker have a shot to hold it down. The Romero loss hurts, but Scott Eyre has handled the role very well before.
What the Phillies need now are deep outings, starting tonight with Cole Hamels.