Hamels Scratched, Phillies Prospect Tyler Cloyd To Make MLB Debut Against Mets

An article by posted on August 29, 2012

Cole Hamels has been scratched from Wednesday night’s start against the Mets because of a stomach ailment, according to MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki.

Phillies pitching prospect Tyler Cloyd will be called up from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to make tonight’s start against Matt Harvey and the Mets.

Yes, it’s finally happening.

Phillies fans have been asking for weeks when Cloyd, an 18th-round pick of the Phillies in the 2008 Draft, would make his debut. Clearly, the Phillies were not in a rush to promote him. But with Hamels dealing with a stomach illness and Cloyd already scheduled to pitch on Wednesday for Triple-A Lehigh Valley, it became an easy solution to promote Cloyd.

The right-hander is 12-1 with a 2.35 ERA in 22 starts this season with Lehigh Valley, and 15-1 overall in the Minor Leagues this season.

Cloyd was recently named the International League’s pitcher of the month.

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