Hey, guess what, another Phillie has succumbed to injury. This time, it was the unlikeliest of players in the form of tough ass Chase Utley. Uts messed up his right thumb and is set to have an MRI today. Oh $%@&! Bulky elbowed Placido Polanco also may need offseason surgery to repair him, but for now plans to play through the pain. Double Oh $%@&!
The injury bug has bitten the Phillies squarely on the ass this season. 10 Phillies have been DL'd and Polanco has missed a lot of time too without being officially disabled.
1. Brad Lidge (2 stints)
2. JC Romero
3. Brian Schneider
4. Carlos Ruiz
5. JA Happ
6. Jimmy Rollins (2 stints)
7. Joe Blanton
8. Ryan Madson
9. Chad Durbin
10. Antonio Bastardo
*Happ and Madson make rehab appearance tonight.
*Ryan Howard leads the Phillies in homeruns (15), runs (50), and rbi (55), and is batting .296.
*The Phillies have issued a NL-low 193 bases on balls this season, and are 2nd in the Majors (Minnesota- 161).