Phillies starting pitcher Sean O'Sullivan has accepted his minor-league assignment and will report to Triple-A Lehigh Valley, according to MLB.com. O'Sullivan was outrighted to the minors after he started Monday against the Dodgers.
Phillies pitcher Sean O'Sullivan continued to struggle during Monday's start against the Dodgers.O'Sullivan allowed seven runs (six earned) on eight hits over 5 1/3 innings of work. He struck out three and walked two during the outing. He also surrendered home runs to Adrian Gonzalez in the first and Yasmani Grandal in the fifth inning.O'Sullivan is now winless in his last eight starts. He has not earned a quality start in his last five outings. Following Monday's start, O'Sullivan was outrighted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
The Phillies announced their upcoming rotation plans after placing starting pitcher Aaron Harang (foot) on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. Adam Morgan will start Friday's series opener against the Braves. He will be followed by Kevin Correia on Saturday and Cole Hamels on Sunday. Sean O'Sullivan will start in Harang's spot on Monday against the Dodgers. Chad Billingsley, who came off the disabled list Thursday to start against the Brewers, will start Tuesday before the rotation resets.
Phillies pitcher Sean O'Sullivan struggled throughout his start Monday against the Brewers, which the Phillies lost 7-4. O'Sullivan allowed six runs on 12 hits over five innings of work. He also struck out three and walked one. While O'Sullivan did not give up a home run, the 12 hits took their toll on his effectiveness. He is now 1-6 with a 5.76 ERA. Over his last two starts, O'Sullivan has allowed a total of 12 runs over 9 1/3 innings of work and he is winless in his last eight starts.
Phillies pitcher Sean O'Sullivan gave up six runs on 10 hits, his worst outing since May 27. O'Sullivan lasted just 4 1/3 innings. He didn't walk a batter and struck out two, while surrendering four home runs. He left with a no-decision, however. O'Sullivan's next start is Monday against Milwaukee.