Phillies September Call-Ups

Posted by Ben Seal, Tue, September 01, 2009 01:44 PM | Comments: 16

Today is Sept. 1, which means that rosters expand, usually allowing clubs to call up top prospects for a month-long cup of coffee. For the most part that means stolen base threats like Michael Bourn or Greg Golson get time in the majors for pinch-running situations, but it also allows bullpens to expand and (in the Phillies case) hopefully prevent key members from wearing down before the playoffs.

The Phillies first and only move so far was to recall Jack Taschner from his stay down in Lehigh Valley with the Iron Pigs. The left-handed Taschner had a 5.20 ERA in 21 appearances with the Phils before being sent down in July. He pitched well in triple-A, sporting a 2.08 ERA in 21.2 innings down on the farm. Coupled with Scott Eyre, Taschner gives the Phillies two lefties to use out of the ‘pen for situational pitching, not including Jamie Moyer who will continue to be used in long relief.

Any more call-ups will be updated right here, so stay tuned for more.

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  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Good to see Taschner back, especially with those numbers he put up in Triple A. He’s a serviceable lefty we could use every now and then.

  • Posts: 0 Steve-o

    Long shot, but I can’t help but wonder if Gose gets a call-up in a pinch-runner role. Guy can flat out fly and would be a huge speed improvement over Bruntlett, Stairs, Bako, and Dobbs

  • Posts: 0 NJ

    Quintin Berry in AA Reading will be the rabbit off the bench if called upon not Gose who’s not yet made it to high A.

  • Posts: 0 Don M

    Didn’t guys have to be placed on the 40-man roster by last night in order to be September call-ups?

    Phillies.com listed Mayberry, Cervanek and Andy Tracey as the possible/probable bench bats

  • Posts: 0 NJ

    I believe teams still are able to add and remove from the 40 man roster to be September call-ups.

    The only positional players the Phillies seem to have right now not on the active roster but on the 40-man roster are Mayberry, Dobbs and Joel Naughton (Aussie catcher in High A).

  • Posts: 0 psujoe

    I’d love to see Berry brought up for some pinch running. Too bad Taylor is out, I’d like to see him get a few ABs.

  • Posts: 0 Justin

    Two lefties in the pen is a terrific advancement, and I would love to see Mayberry with a bat in his hands come playoff time.

  • Posts: 0 NJ

    I love how when September roles around suddenly there’s a rush to want the kids called up especially a base-stealer assuming they can come up and steal bases in the major leagues solely on speed. If the rabbits really won games Joey Gaithright would be the most coveted player this time of year.

    It’s more important Bruntlett who seems to be a smart baserunner’s comfortable stealing a base right now cause he’s the guy going to be doing it when it matters not Berry or Gose.

  • Posts: 0 Joey

    Rodrigo would be a good call up in the case of a long game and with the two double headers coming up, since were not developing him.

    Id like to see mayberry (or berry) and naughton too.

  • Posts: 0 Ryan

    So Michael Bourn’s +3.5 WAR is coming up from the minors?! Wait, Greg Golson’s coming too?!!!! Man timewarps are awesome!

  • Posts: 0 Repeat!

    now we’re talking……September 1st is the 2nd most wonderful time of the year. Only topped by October. Especially when you’re 7.5/8.5 games up on the Braves and Marlins. It’s almost like the NFL version of the bye week. Get Mayberry Jr some abs and let’s hope Dobbs comes back 100% healthy. If we can open up the lead to 10/11+ we could give Stairs a few consec. starts to see if there’s anything left in the tank. Ben Fran needs a few more starts regardless. I remember Tasch from the Pen. He was complaining that his struggles were mostly due to him not being used enough. He may be a sound back up plan for J.C. Romero. This series is huge. 1st because they’re a potential playoff foe that has kicked our tails so far. But also if we sweep the Giants and the Braves or Fish take 3 of 4 from each other…. The team that looses 3 of 4 will be toast. And if the Braves sweep the Fish as we’re sweeping the Giants it’ll be even better. A 2-2 split from those two protects the Phils if they were to lay an egg against the Giants again. Only 3 hours to the 1st pitch. Can’t wait.

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  • Posts: 0 Greg V.

    I would have called up Escalona, Kendrick, Tracey, Berry, and Taylor.

  • Posts: 0 PhxPhilly

    For those of you who want to CALL UP players not currently on the 40 man roster, who do you plan on REMOVING from that roster? Note that Myers and Bastardo would also need to replace someone if they are to appear for the Phillies.
    P.S. I think, due to a contractual clause, Lopez must remain on the 40-man roster until the end of the season.
    Bisenius is a obvious cut. They already dumped Harman. I thought they would dump Taschner once Myers was ready but I guess not. Register still has an option year left. Walker has been as good as anyone in the pen. Naylor and Naughton are still prospects who behind in their development because they are Aussie guys. Zagurski is still recovering from injury and has already been assigned to the AFL. (As has Mathieson who must be added to 40man before heading there.)

  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Just found this in the ironpigs website:

    LHP Jack Taschner has only allowed 1 R in his last 10 G (10.1 ip, SV, 2 H, 0.87)

    That’s pretty damn good.

  • Posts: 0 Dante Bergerson

    This is a fantastic write-up, im ecstatic I found this. Ill be back down the track to check out other posts that you have on your blog.

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