Little is known about Vance Worley's elbow soreness, except he will miss not one, but at least three games. The Phillies placed the 24 year old on the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday, and formally announced Kyle Kendrick as the starter for tonight's game against the Cubs at Wrigley.
The Inq's Matt Gelb tweeted that team officials are keeping their fingers crossed, but indicated they do not know yet whether or not the inflammation in his elbow a sign of a more serious problem.
Worley picked up in 2012 right where he left off last season, going 3-2 with a 3.07 ERA in seven outings. Jim Salisbury adds the Phils are 20-8 in games the Vanimal's starts over the past two seasons, calling him a "godsend."
His replacement is 0-2 with a 6.43 ERA in three starts this season, but it's not as bad as it looks. Kendrick was tagged for seven runs over three frames in his first trip out in Arizona. Over his next two, KK allowed three earned in 11 innings (2.45), but the Phillies were unable to provide the run support.
Kendrick got pounded in his last appearance, allowing five runs and picking up his third loss of the season in an inning or relief against the Mets. He's off to a dismal start overall this year, 0-3 with a 7.32 ERA and a staggering 2.03 WHIP.
Last season, Kendrick went 5-4 with a 3.14 ERA as a starter.
NEW YORK -- Chase Edmonds ran for 152 yards, added 49 yards receiving, and scored four total touchdowns to help lead Fordham to a 31-17 win over Penn on Saturday.
Kevin Anderson threw for 231 yards and one TD and Austin Longi added 92 yards receiving for the Rams (2-1).
Edmonds scored three times in the first half and Fordham opened up a 24-10 lead at halftime.
Penn responded late in the third on an Alek Torgersen 2-yard plunge which cut the score to 24-17. The Quakers (0-2) had an opportunity to tie it late but were turned away on downs at the Fordham 27-yard line.
Edmonds added his fourth score on the ensuing drive to put the game out of reach.
Torgersen had 125 yards passing for Penn.
Fordham has won three straight in the series and is now 25-2 at home since 2012, third best in FCS during that time frame.
Jorge Alfaro is behind the plate for the Phillies tonight and bats eighth. Alfaro has appeared in just four games since being called up earlier this month, and has just one hit in 10 at-bats.
Tommy Joseph is back in the lineup and batting fifth. Pete Mackanin has said that Ryan Howard would get a lot of playing time during the last few games, but it is Joseph who gets the start tonight. Joseph is batting just .154 against the Mets this season.
Odubel Herrera, who has been hitting well in September, will remain in the three spot. He has two homers and is batting .391 over the past week. Herrera has two hits in six at-bats against Mets' starter Sean Gilmartin.
1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
2. Roman Quinn, RF
3. Odubel Herrera, CF
4. Maikel Franco, 3B
5. Tommy Joseph, 1B
6. Darin Ruf, LF
7. Freddy Galvis, SS
8. Jorge Alfaro, C
9. Alec Asher, P