The Phillies outrighted pitcher Kevin Correia to Triple-A Lehigh Valley, after he cleared waivers. Correia was designated for assignment earlier in the month, so the team could take him off the 40-man roster. He was 0-3 with a 6.56 ERA in five starts with the Phillies.
The Phillies not only removed starting pitcher Kevin Correia from the starting rotation, they took him off the roster by designating him for assignment Tuesday. The veteran right-hander did not have a good run with Philadelphia. He went 0-3 with a 6.56 ERA in five starts. He lasted only 3 1/3 innings Saturday against the Braves, allowing nine runs on 10 hits and two walks. Severino Gonzalez will be recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to take Correia's spot in the rotation and start Thursday against the Dodgers.
Phillies right-hander Kevin Correia got lit up like the Fourth of July in his start against the Braves, as he got blasted for nine runs on 10 hits over 3 1/3 innings on Saturday. Correia gave up four runs in the very first inning. Then he allowed a solo home run to Cameron Maybin in the second, before giving up four more runs in the fourth. Correia's ERA rose from 3.60 to 6.56 after Saturday's horrid outing. He has not been able to make it past six innings in any of his start so far this year. "That's the most frustrating part," Correia said, per MLB.com. "I can deal with getting hit around. I can deal with pretty much anything. But I want to be out there as long as possible, and that's just not happening right now."
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.
The Nationals matchup against the Phillies was rained out on Saturday before the bottom of the second inning. The team's will play a doubleheader on Sunday. Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez was able to throw an inning, in which he allowed a hit. Adam Morgan allowed three hits over the two innings he managed to throw. Phillies starter Kevin Correia will throw in the first game of Sunday's doubleheader. Stephen Strasburg is projected to start for the Nationals.