Bradley (2-1) picked up the win Saturday against the Yankees, striking out two in a perfect 10th inning. Bradley entered the game with a man on second base to start the 10th inning, but the veteran right-hander did not let the runner advance, recording a groundout and a pair of strikeouts to keep the Yankees off the board. The Phillies pushed a run across in the bottom half to give Bradley his second win of the campaign. Though the reliever still holds a less-than-stellar 3.97 ERA, he's been effective over the past two weeks, having not allowed an earned run across his last seven outings dating back to May 29.
Bradley (1-1) earned the win in relief Tuesday against the Marlins after striking out the only batter he faced. Bradley came into the game to record the final out of the eighth inning, fanning Adam Duvall on a swinging strike with a full count in what was a seven-pitch at-bat. It was Bradley's first win of the season in his first appearance since returning from the injured list, as he missed several weeks due to an oblique strain. Expect him to remain in a setup role for the time being.
Bradley (oblique) was activated from the injured list Tuesday. Bradley pitched just four times for the Phillies before being shut down with an oblique strain. He was behind Hector Neris in the closer depth chart at the time he got hurt, and Neris has done nothing to lose the job thus far, cruising to a 2.45 ERA and saving seven games. Bradley could still find his way to the occasional save and would be one of the top options to close should Neris get hurt, but he's unlikely to be anything more than a setup man for now.
Bradley (oblique) will begin his rehab assignment Wednesday, making his first appearance with Triple-A Lehigh Valley, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports. The righty made four early-season relief appearances, two scoreless and two with earned runs, before being placed on the injured list April 11. Bradley has proven effective in high-leverage situations in recent years and will likely receive such opportunities with the Phillies upon returning to full health.
Bradley (oblique) has had his timeline delayed by a cold, but he's expected to start throwing bullpens soon with the intention of rejoining the Phillies when they return from their upcoming road trip, which ends May 16, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Bradley was initially expected to miss 3-to-4 weeks when he was sidelined with a strained left oblique in mid-April. The front end of that timeline has already passed and he's still yet to throw a bullpen, but he appears to be trending in the right direction now. He'll likely make a rehab appearance or two with Triple-A Lehigh Valley before being activated.
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