Phillies Scratch Cole Hamels, Phillippe Aumont will Start in his Place
As I wrote about one month ago, Aumont was hoping for just one more shot in his new role as a starting pitcher with Lehigh Valley where he has pitched well in 10 starts he is 3-4 with a 2.35 ERA for the Iron Pigs.
Aumont has never made a start at the major league level and he owns a 6.13 career ERA pitching out of the bullpen. The key piece of the 2009 deal that sent Cliff Lee to Seattle, Aumont has been a failure, but now he will have an opportunity to stick if he pitches well with the Phillies rotation being such a mess.
Meanwhile, for Hamels, the injury is being called a minor strain, so he should be good to make his next turn.