Rookies to Take Over The Last Month Of Play for Philadelphia Phillies

By Rebekah Milsted
Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

There are only 24 games left in the Philadelphia Phillies‘ season. Unfortunately they are not going to make a playoff appearance, and these next few weeks will be determining what moves the Phillies will need to make during the offseason.

The Phillies are going to be testing their rookies to see if they have what it takes to play at a major league level. A majority of the rookies coming up are pitchers, and they will try and show that they have talent and endurance to pitch at the big league level.

One pitcher coming up is Tyler Cloyd. Cloyd had made eight appearances with the Phillies this season, but he hasn’t had the best luck as he is 2-3 with a 3.57 ERA. In 45 innings he gave up 18 earned runs, four being home runs. Cloyd is getting another chance to show if he can calm his nerves and show the Phillies what he could bring next season as he was just called up for the last few weeks of play.

Luis Garcia is another arm being called up, and he also had an appearance with the Phillies this season. He too seemed to have trouble controlling his nerves. Garcia appeared in 17 games with an ERA of 5.59, which is not what the Phillies were looking for as the bullpen is one of the most important aspects in the game. Since he did not pitch to expectations he was sent down to the minors, and after being sent down at the end of August he has retired all 12 batters he has faced. This has given a reason for the Phillies to give him another chance to make an impression.

A few other pitchers will get the chance to take the ball as well. It will give the Phillies a chance to see what they have pitching wise and what they will need to look for during the offseason. It will be fun to watch what these rookies bring to the table.

Rebekah is a Philadelphia Phillies writer for Follow her on Twitter and Google+

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