For those clamoring for pitching changes, you now have them.
Three rookies will start against the NL East leading Washington Nationals this weekend.
Anthony DeSclafani will start on Friday, Raisel Iglesias on Saturday and Michael Lorenzen on Sunday.
Cueto threw with Jeff Pico on Thursday, threw again today, won’t do bullpen today which means won’t start on Sunday. Probably Philadelphia series
“He has inflammation in his elbow. I know he’s champing at the bit to get out there, but there are a couple more steps he needs to follow.," Bryan Price said.
Jason Marquis will pitch out of the bullpen for now and could appear in any of the three games.
“We’ll start Lorenzen," Price said. "We’ll put Marquis in the bullpen. We’ll go with DeSclafani, Iglesias and Lorenzen. We have to cautious on innings with two of the three. Right now, they’re our best chance to go out and perform. I wouldn’t be apprehensive to use Marquistoday. He’s one of our more resilient guys. He’s got really good mechanics. His arm feels good. He bounces back real well. I don’t have a lot of reluctance to use him.”
Veteran catcher Brayan Pena is the catcher responsible for helping this "Kiddy Corp".
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Brandon Phillips is getting another day to rest his turf toe injury.