Blanton will now join the disabled list with various oitchers on the team including, Jose Contreras, Brad Lidge, and J.C Romero.
In five starts this season, Blanton is 0-1 with a 5.72 ERA. But in his last two starts, he has given up just two runs, earning the no-decision each time.
Due to his absence, the Phillies called up young pitcher, Vance Worley and he will get the start tonight against the New York Mets. This will be a nice test for Worley to see how he pitches against our division rival.
But in other news (which is actually good for a change), Carlos Ruiz is not expected to be placed on the DL.