Congratulations to Andrew Carpenter and Sergio Escalona

May 18, 2009 by  
Filed under Fan News

Just a note to send congratulations to Phillies prospects Andrew Carpenter and Sergio Escalona. Both prospects from the farm system were called up to give the Phillies some crucial innings over the weekend, and on back-to-back days the Phillies handed each pitcher his first career win in the majors.

For Drew Carpenter, it must have been a wild 24 hours. After J.A. Happ, the scheduled starter for the second game of the Phillies’ double header in Washington on Saturday, pitched a couple innings the night before in extra innings, Carpenter got word just before midnight that he would be called up and slated to start for the Phillies the next day.

It may not have been the kind of outing Carpenter would have wanted, but after 4.1 innings and five earned runs, Carpenter was credited with the win in the rain-shortened game.

After the game, Carpenter was sent back to Lehigh Valley and Sergio Escalona was called up from Double-A Reading for a spot in the bullpen.

Escalona had a different kind of outing than Carpenter. Escalona was called on in the seventh inning with the game tied at six runs a piece. He worked one full inning and allowed just one hit. He also recorded a strikeout. After the Phillies scored three times in the top of the eighth, Escalona was in line for his first career win.

Congratulations to both pitchers.

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Article Source: Bleacher Report - Philadelphia Phillies

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