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Welcome to the Bigs, Ethan Martin. Good Luck, You May Need It

Aug 2, 2013, 4:33 PM EDT


Things have not been positive in South Philadelphia since the All-Star Break. The Phillies have been terrible while the Atlanta Braves have been on a tear.

CSN’s Corey Seidman summed tonight’s series opener and MLB debut of recent call up Ethan Martin up quite nicely:

Atlanta is 10-4 since the All-Star break and has scored as many runs in its last two games as the Phils have in their last 10. The Braves have won seven in a row, outscoring their opponents 51-16.

Ethan Martin’s first major-league test will look like the LSAT.

Yikes. Good luck, kid.

Martin came over in the Shane Victorino deal last summer and has been throwing well as of late (4-2 with a 2.08 ERA and .189 BAA over his last seven starts) and will be put right to the test against a potent Braves lineup.

Martin will be opposed by right-hander Kris Medlen (7-10, 3.74) this evening.

Get there early for the Curt Schilling festivities. Could be the highlight of the night.

Other Notes:

Jonathan Pettibone has been placed on the DL with a right shoulder strain. RHP Zach Miner will take his spot on the roster.

  1. Hiccup - Aug 3, 2013 at 5:43 AM

    Tough way to make a debut, A championship caliber team playing a sorryass club full of deflated has beens and have nots who are going nowhere but down. It still must be a thrill for him; I hope he’s not scarred for life.

  2. Lewis Watkin - Aug 3, 2013 at 3:15 PM

    Martin started at 96-97 then faded. Maybe he can be groomed as a possible replacement for Papel-bum???


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