Phillies plan on making adjustments to pitching rotation when they return home to face the Diamondbacks this weekend
The Phillies are making some adjustments to their pitching rotation when they return home from Milwaukee to face the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citizens Bank Park this weekend.
Yesterday, it was announced that Wheeler would be placed on paternity leave after he and his wife gave birth to their second child Tuesday morning.
Wheeler didn’t travel with the team to Milwaukee but is scheduled to throw a bullpen session today in Philly. Rob Thomson announced yesterday that Wheeler will now pitch on Saturday against and Kyle Gibson will be bumped up to Friday night.
After a brutal start to the 2022 MLB season, Phillies’ ace Zack Wheeler returned to form in the month of May, and was named the National League Pitcher of the Month for the first time in his career.
Wheeler went 2-0 with a 1.65 ERA in the month of May. He had 40 strikeouts over five starts, while his fastball returned to where we saw it last year in the upper-90s.
In the National League, Wheeler’s May ERA of 1.65 ranked third. His 40 strikeouts were tied for third with Aaron Nola. Wheeler continued his dominance in his first start of June against the Angels, Wheeler tossed six dominant innings, allowing two earned runs on six hits while striking out nine Angels hitters, including three of superstar Mike Trout. Wheeler threw 65 of his 99 pitches for strikes and lowered his ERA to 3.19 on the season.
Phillies Extend Win-Streak to 5 Games
As for the Phillies, they extended their win-streak to five games last night with a win over the Brewers. Alec Bohm and Matt Vierling both hit solo home runs off Josh Hader in the top of the 9th inning, as the Phillies stormed back late for the win, 3-2.