Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Vance Worley delivers to the plate against the Chicago Cubs at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies defeated the Cubs 6-4. Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE
Yet another pitcher has gone down with an apparent injury; this time, it's a member of the Phillies.
2012 is not a good year for pitchers. Seems as if we have a pitcher go down, or miss time, nearly every day.
The Philadelphia Phillies' Vance Worley, who was off to a good start with a 3.07 ERA and 1.34 WHIP in seven starts, was scheduled to start for the Phillies Wednesday night in Chicago against the Cubs. Now, that won't happen:
Vance Worley will not pitch tomorrow. Has some arm soreness. Getting it checked. #PhilliesTalk— Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyCSN) May 15, 2012
There isn't any further information on what kind of soreness (elbow, shoulder, bicep, could be just about any part of the arm), nor what the Phillies will do for a starter in Worley's place. But it is yet more bad news for a struggling team that is still under .500 at 18-19, even after an extra-inning win over the Astros on Tuesday.