We can all agree Vance Worley looked like dog meat in Monday's loss to the Braves. Turns out the right-hander was battling stomach issues, not just channeling Brett Myers.
Worley has been pitching this season with a bone chip floating around his elbow and seems hell bent on making it to the finish line. That's fine and all … actually, it's not fine. He shouldn't be making the call. We watched Roy Halladay pitch through pain from February until the end of May only to spend six weeks on the disabled list, and that was back when the Phillies had a fighting chance. The games don't matter now. The Phillies would be wise to exercise a ton of caution with Worley, who's 24, good, vitally important going forward and starting to ratchet up some miles.