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Adams Placed on Disabled List; Phillies Call Up Giles

Posted by Amanda Orr, Sat, June 07, 2014 10:43 PM | Comments: 8
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Mike Adams was placed on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his rotator cuff.  The loss is a huge blow for the Phillies, as he was one of the top arms in the bullpen.  Health has been an issue for Adams since he joined the Phillies in 2013.  Adams has pitched extremely well in 2014, posting a 2.12 ERA in 17 innings.  Unfortunately, this is his second stint on the DL this season.

Adams feels that his time on the disabled list will help his injury.  He suffered a similar injury back in 2009.  He took some time to strengthen his arm, and felt much better afterwards.  He hopes to do the same thing with this injury.

To replace Adams, the Phillies called up the young relief pitcher, Ken Giles.  Known as “100-miles Giles,” the right-hander can touch 100 mph on the gun.  In 13 appearances with Double-A Reading, Giles had a 1.20 ERA.  In 15 innings, he struck out 29 and walked just five.  He was promoted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley in May, where he saved five games. His strikeout totals were down in Triple-A, striking out 9 in 13.2 innings.

Check out our recent video feature from Phillies Nation TV on Giles in the media player below.

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  • Posts: 0 bacardipr

    I keep kidding myself if i thinking this team is going to go any type of run.

     
  • Posts: 0 lefty

    I’m not able to follow the minor leaguers as much as I’d like to, so I need a reminder. Do they not consider Giles capable of starting? Has he done that in the past, but not had success?

     
    • Posts: 0 Hogey's Role

      From what I see he’s started 6 out of the 90 games he’s pitched… Idk how he faired in those games, however I don’t like messing with a guy, who is comfortable and good at being a relief pitcher, then trying to turn them into a starter to get more “value”…

      Look at what happened to joba chamberlain and neftali Perez… There have been others that have been converted and been successful but there are also guys that have been less successful to the point there almost forgotten

       
      • Posts: 0 wbramh

        I suspect if Bob Feller, Big Train or Smokey Joe were rookies in today’s game they’d be groomed as relievers. I think there’s an assumption made by many talent evaluators these days that any young pitcher with a 97 mph+ fastball can’t last more than a few innings. I believe Strasburg has tossed 1 complete game in 5 years. Randy Johnson was one of the few modern exceptions among guys with upper 90s fastballs, racking up complete games at nearly a 1 on 6 ratio. In the era before the extended bull pen, “Rapid Robert” finished 1 out of every 2 games.

        But I guess you could argue that reducing a fire-baller’s speed can sometimes be more hazardous to his health than allowing him to cut loose with 100 mph fast balls for 9 innings. JR Richard suffered a stroke while playing a game of catch.

         
      • Posts: 5324 Lefty

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        I wasn’t thinking they were trying to convert him to a starter. I was wondering if they already DID convert him from starter to reliever.

         
  • Posts: 0 c. schreiber

    You mean Amaro is finally going to give a “kid” a chance. Gee I’m surprised Marquis, Camp or Garcia wasn’t brought up with their deadass arms. Is he finally realizing the P’s aren’t going anywhere?

     
    • Posts: 0 wbramh

      Ruben had no choice.
      It was either Giles or Ferrous and FeFe, the Iron Pigs mascots.

       
    • Posts: 0 George

      Don’t be ridiculous. Over the past few seasons, Amaro has already given chances to Hollands, Asche, C.Hernandez, Martin, DeFratus, Pettibone, Diekman, Brown, and others. Even fringe kids like Galvis and Aumont have had chances.

      This garbage about the Phils refusing to give chances to young players is a carload of crap.

       
 
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