Adam Eaton has landed himself on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder inflammation. This may be a blessing in disguise for the Phils as they start a series against the Pittsburgh Pirates tonight. The Phils will need to get good pitching as they make their annual chase of the NL East leaders and the NL Wild Card leaders. Adam Eaton, one of the Phillies big offseason pitching acquisitions, is 9-8 this year with a league-worst ERA at 6.36. In his previous 3 start he has an 11.37 ERA. Eaton himself said that if he would have done better, he probably wouldn't be on the DL right now. J.D. Durbin will take his place in the rotation. He joins Kyle Kendrick as the other rookie on the rotation.
This may be a blessing in disguise for the Phils because Eaton has pitched horrible as of late and has been terribly inconsistent all season. This DL stint may get his mind straight and back on track. This will also get Durbin out of the bullpen. He does NOT belong in the bullpen and this may give him another shot a the rotation. He did throw a shoutout this season. So this may be a good thing after all for the Phils.