Martin to Make Debut Friday

martin ethanThe Phillies will get another look at their potential future when right-hander Ethan Martin makes his big-league debut Friday against the Braves at Citizens Bank Park.

Cliff Lee’s turn in the rotation is Friday, but he missed his last start because of neck stiffness. This will be his second missed turn. Raul Valdes started in Lee’s place Saturday in Detroit, but he allowed 12 hits and nine runs in 3 2/3 innings in a blowout loss at Comerica Park.

The Phillies said a corresponding move to make room Martin on the 25-man roster will come before Friday’s game.

Martin is 11-5 with a 4.12 ERA in 21 starts this season with Triple-A Lehigh Valley. He is 4-2 with a 2.08 ERA in his last seven starts.

The Phillies acquired Martin last July from the Dodgers in the Shane Victorino trade.

6 Comments

does anyone think nick foles is pitching for the phillies this weekend

No, Nick got his hair cut.

I’m sorry but if this were Cole Hamels missing two starts with a stiff neck, he would be crucified for being a baby and weak.

thought that was mike zagurski’s doppelganger.

Way back when, Kyle Kendrick was only supposed to get a spot start too.

You just never know what could happen.

Corresponding move for the 25-man roster? Can anybody say Michael Martinez? I’ll bet Ruben can’t.

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