The revolving door of starting pitching kept spinning today as the Phils made another surprise move, reaching for a hot-handed right-hander.
Vance Worley had his contract selected from Double-A Reading and Andrew Carpenter, after pitching in an emergency role for the fallen Jamie Moyer last night, was optioned back to Triple-A. Worley, 22, was 9-4 with a 3.20 ERA in 19 starts (112 1-3 IP) for Reading. He has pitched 17.0 consecutive scoreless innings over his last two outings, which included his first professional shutout, a three-hitter on July 9 against Harrisburg. Worley was named the Phillies' Minor League Pitcher of the Week today. His last start came Sunday: eight shutout innings against Trenton. Worley, a third-round selection in the 2008 draft, was viewed before the season as a second-tier prospect due to a 7-12 (5.34) final mark over a full season at Double-A, but he's still young. He is a sinker/slider type who has been successful at keeping the ball down.