John Lannan waved off the “tendinitis” in his knee.
"“I’ve had it before. I did everything in between starts to prepare for today. It was feeling really good.”—John Lannan"
Apr 12, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher John Lannan (27) pitches the ball in the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports
It will be 15 very confident days then, that John Lannan spends on the disabled list. The Phillies’ starter wasn’t quite as ready to play through the pain as he thought – having given up six runs when he attempted to – and finding out after the game that he in fact had a strained left quadriceps tendon.
Ruben Amaro decided to put this one off until the last minute and call up a starter on Monday, when Lannan’s turn would roll around again. In the mean time, he’s brought up Joe Savery for the bullpen.
You remember Savery as the converted pitcher who had an act in the Phillies’ 2012 dark bullpen carnival.
Tyler Cloyd, Jonathan Pettibone, Adam Morgan, Ethan Martin – who will be chosen to take on the highly coveted “fifth starter” role for Philadelphia, where legends such as Joe Blanton or John Lannan have pitched? These exciting young prospects will get a brief glimpse of their best popular future, and sneak a peak at the amenities of being a back of the rotation starter.