Sanches Called Up After Herdon Injury

Posted by Pat Gallen, Tue, May 01, 2012 11:27 AM | Comments: 4
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Righty Brian Sanches had his contract selected from Lehigh Valley today. He fills the roster spot of David Herndon who was DL’d last night.

In 8 appearances with the Iron Pigs this year, Sanches is 1-0 with a 3.22 ERA. He has allowed 17 hits in just 14 innings, which is a relatively high number for a middle-reliever, but has also struck out 12. Sanches is pitching to contact, evident by his 2 walks.

It was thought that lefty Jake Diekman would get the call, however, the Phillies are instead going with Sanches who has major league experience.

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  • Posts: 442 Ian Riccaboni

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    Wow, I actually predicted something correctly.

  • Posts: 5232 Lefty

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    I think Sanches has a chance to be pretty good. Probably saving Diekman in case Bastardo can’t re-gain his command.

    • Posts: 442 Ian Riccaboni

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      I think the same exact thing, Lefty. Diekman also gives them an out if they are not satisfied with how Savery is performing. They also stall the arb clock a little bit on Diekman by doing this, not that he’ll be terribly expensive any time soon but it’s worth considering.

  • Posts: 1435 Pat Gallen

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    Not sure the Phillies are really all that worried about the arb clock with a guy like Diekman. He has yet to prove he can pitch at the ML level, so they probably just wanted the guy who’s been there before.

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