Vance Worley Pitches Tonight, But Who Will Pitch On Wednesday?

Vance Worley Pitches Tonight, But Who Will Pitch On Wednesday?

"We don't know yet," [Charlie] Manuel said. "Seriously, we don't."

As the Inq's Matt Gelb pointed out late Monday night, the Phillies are in a bit of a bind, and there are no obvious solutions. Thanks to last Friday's rain-out and subsequent double header on Sunday, after tonight the Phils will have blown through their entire rotation over four days instead of the usual five. Who is available to pitch against the Pirates on Wednesday?

Gelb looks at the prospect of moving everybody's start up by one day ("unlikely"), calling up Wednesday's scheduled starter from either Lehigh Valley ("a lefty who spent 10 seasons in the minors") or Reading ("21-year-old with 14 starts above Single A"), even handing the game over to the bullpen ("may be counter intuitive.")

None sounds very promising.

Several weeks back, while discussing Joe Blanton's struggles -- solid outing for the big guy last night BTW -- we pointed out they had limited options for replacing a struggling starter, noting another injury could be problematic as well. We didn't account for a double header necessitating a one-off spot start.

Check out Gelb's article, as he covers seemingly every possible scenario for Wednesday night, then tell us who you think the Phils should go with tomorrow.

>> No obvious option for Wednesday start [Phillies Zone]

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CSNPhilly Internship - Advertising/Sales

Position Title: Intern
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# of hours / week: 10 – 20 hours

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This position will work closely with the Vice President of Sales in generating revenue through commercial advertisements and sponsorship sales. The intern will gain first-hand sales experience through working with Sales Assistants and AEs on pitches, sales-calls and recapping material.

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• Assist Account Executive on preparation of Sales Presentations
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Joel Embiid among several NBA players to participate in Basketball without Borders

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Joel Embiid among several NBA players to participate in Basketball without Borders

Joel Embiid is giving back, joining several NBA players for the Basketball without Borders camp in Africa.

The NBA and FIBA will host 80 boys and girls ages 17 and under from 26 African countries, including Embiid's native Cameroon. It'll be the 15th edition of Basketball without Borders.

The camp will be held from Aug. 2 to Aug. 5 at the American International School of Johannesburg, culminating with the NBA Africa Game 2017 at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa. The exhibition pits Team Africa, which includes players born in Africa and second-generation African players, against players from the rest of the world.

It's already been announced that Embiid is on the roster, but not playing, for Team Africa. Embiid, 23, missed the final 37 games of the 2016-17 season with a knee injury. His first NBA season came after he missed the first two years of his career with a foot injury.

There will be a heavy local vibe at BWB this year. Embiid will be joined by assistant coach Lloyd Pierce as well as former Sixers Bruce Bowen, Elton Brand and fellow Cameroonian Luc Mbah a Moute. Philly native Kyle Lowry and Chester native Rondae Hollis-Jefferson will also be there. 

Future Hall of Famer Dirk Nowitzki and budding star Kristaps Porzingis will also be among the players on hand.