Phillies Updates: Hall optioned to LHV, starting rotation pushed back, Harper rehab assignment
The Philadelphia Phillies kicked off a 4-game set with the Reds on Monday night with a 4-1 win, thanks to seven innings from Noah Syndergaard and back-to-back home runs from Nick Castellanos and Bryson Stott.
Darick Hall Optioned to Lehigh Valley
Phillies 1B/DH Darick Hall will be optioned to LHV later today, Matt Gelb announced on Monday night. Darick Hall hasn’t played a ton of games recently, and the Phillies want to keep the left-handed hitter fresh and consistent.
Hall is slashing .264/.296/.550 on the year with 9 HRs and 16 RBIs. He’s tallied 19 runs scored and 31 hits, with 18 doubles and 1 triple in 38 games. Hall has only started in games against right-handed pitchers, as he’s hitting just .091/.091/.091 against lefties in the pros. Darick is going to be a big left-handed bat off of the bench in the playoffs for the Phillies, and the team wants to keep him swinging the bat consistently down in Triple-A.
The move has not yet been made official by the Phils, and there has not been a corresponding move announced.
Phillies Shuffle Starting Rotation
Phillies LHP Cristopher Sanchez will start against the Reds on Wednesday night, which pushes back the rotation by a day.
Here’s how the Phillies will line up for the rest of the week.
- Tuesday: Ranger Suarez (Reds)
- Wednesday: Cristopher Sanchez (Reds)
- Thursday: Aaron Nola (Reds)
- Friday: Zack Wheeler (Pirates)
- Saturday: Kyle Gibson (Pirates)
- Sunday: Noah Syndergaard (Pirates)
Cristopher Sanchez is 1-1 in 10 appearances (2 starts) in 2022. He’s thrown 23.2 innings and holds a 3.80 ERA, allowing 16 hits and 10 earned runs. Sanchez has thrown a 3.50 ERA in 12 AAA starts in 2022 with 45 strikeouts in 46.1 innings pitched.
Bryce Harper Rehab Assignment
2021 MVP Bryce Harper is set to make his rehab assignment in Lehigh Valley on Tuesday night. Harper is shooting to play every day from Tuesday-Saturday, take Sunday off, and re-join the Phillies out in Arizona, according to Rob Thomson.
Bryce Harper was taking batting practice again at Citizens Bank Park before Monday night’s game.
Harper was slashing .318/.385/.599 in 64 games before he went down, with 15 HRs, 48 RBIs, 77 hits, and 21 doubles in just 242 at-bats. He posted a 2.6 WAR in his little amount of time in 2022 and will be returning to a Phillies lineup that is trying to break a 10-year playoff drought.
Here’s what the Phils lineup could look like once Harper returns…
- Kyle Schwarber
- Alec Bohm
- Bryce Harper
- Rhys Hoskins
- JT Realmuto
- Nick Castellanos
- Bryson Stott
- Jean Segura
- Matt Vierling
Up Next for the Phillies
The Phillies gear up against the Cincinnati Reds tonight at 7:05 EST. Ranger Suarez takes the hill, going up against Nick Lodolo.