Transaction: To make room for tonight's starter, Cliff Lee, the Phillies optioned Michael Schwimer down to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. The 26-year-old right-hander appeared in five games and posted an 8.53, including a pair of salt-on-the-wound runs in Tuesday's brutal loss to the Mets, who've taken four out of five games from the Phillies this season. Schwimer, whose confidence appeared broken Tuesday night, allowed runs in four of his five appearances, which is right in line with the rest of the bullpen these days. As the pregame notes tell us, after posting a 2.01 ERA (10 ER, 31.1 IP) and a .233 (27-for-116) opponents average over its first 14 appearances of the season, the Phillies' bullpen has a 6.97 ERA (32 ER, 41.1 IP) over its last 15 games. They're last in bullpen ERA with a 4.95, which is almost .30 worse than the second worst team, Toronto. They may seem to be stretched thin because of the extra-inning games, injury and so forth, but they've tallied just 70 1-3 innings, which is the second lowest in baseball.