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Blue Jays Claim Herndon Off Waivers

Right-handed reliever David Herndon was claimed off waivers Tuesday afternoon by the Toronto Blue Jays.

Herndon was the fourth Phillies to be claimed or outrighted off the 40-man roster. He is also the second to be scooped up by the Blue Jays with the other being Tyson Brummett.


Injury Updates: Herndon, Thome, Utley

The Phillies had recently put David Herndon on the DL yesterday. Today he was diagnosed with a flexor pronator strain in his right elbow.

Herndon will be shelved for three weeks. Surgery isn’t in his immediate future but that could change if his elbow doesn’t get any better in that time.

He is currently on the 15-day DL.

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Phillies place Herndon on DL, recall Sanches


The Phillies have placed right-handed reliever David Herndon on the 15-day DL with right elbow inflammation and called up veteran right-hander Brian Sanches in his place.

The 33 year-old is 1-0 with a 3.21 ERA with 12 strike outs and 14 innings pitched in eight appearances for Triple-A Lehigh this season.

Sanches, pitched with the Phillies in 2006 and 2007. He has a career 3.58 ERA with Philadelphia, Washington and Florida.

In five games this season, Herndon is 0-1 with a 4.70 ERA.

Blanton edges Herndon; NLDS roster set

And that settles it. Herndon, who posted a 1.55 ERA in 29 innings, lost the final roster spot to Blanton, who pitched seven innings since coming off the DL with elbow problems. Blanton can barely throw 90 MPH and Herndon closed out the Phillies 102nd win of the season.

For the full playoff roster, it’s posted on our roster page.

Phillies lose playing under protest

Ryan Howard hits during the Phillies 5-4 loss in 14 innings. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

The argument for instant replay just took a slap to the face.

Joe West over-stepped his boundaries as an umpire during the Phillies loss over Florida. His controversial out call that would have led to two Phillies runs almost cost them the game, in which they played under protest and lost.

David Herndon walked in the winning run with the bases loaded as the Phillies lost the game under protest in the 14th inning.

The play: In the 6th inning, Hunter Pence hit an opposite fly ball to right field. Right fielder Bryan Peterson hustled to make a play, leapt and the ball rolled away from him, allowing Ryan Howard to advance to third and Pence to walk into 2nd with a double.

First base umpire Joe West granted Marlins manager Jack McKeon his request for instant replay on a double and see if a fan interefered with the ball. Two fans touched the ball, preventing Peterson from making a play and he called Pence out.

An irate Charlie Manuel was tossed and a call was made up to the press box to an official scorer that the Phillies would play the game under protest.

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Hamels looks sharp after settling in

Cole Hamels was throwing fire in Cincy this past Monday. Though that wasn’t the case tonight against the Marlins, he still looked sharp in the final four innings of his second start coming off a shoulder injury.

Unfortunately for the rest of the pitching, their nights didn’t go as well. The Marlins jumped all over Antonio Bastardo and David Herndon, winning in come-from-behind fashion, 8-4.

After Bastardo lost two batters he was ahead on by walking them, he was pulled in favor of Herndon. Herndon served up three meatball pitches to Gabby Sanchez for a three-run homer and to Mike Cameron and Greg Dobbs for a pair of solo shots as the Marlins took the 8-4 lead.

But back to Hamels. The left-hander was hit hard in the 2nd and 3rd innings before settling in and seemingly cruising to another winning decision. Cameron hit his first home run of the night off Hamels in the 2nd, a two-run shot. The following inning, Mike Stanton hit a laser out of the yard to tie the game at three.

Wilson Valdez had a two-run triple for the Phillies, highlighting their offense. Hamels has a nice two-hit night at the plate, driving in a pair of runs.

2B: Howard (27). 3B: Valdez (4).

WP: Mujica (9-5). LP: Bastardo (6-1).