By Sam Bush
Talk about an embarrassment of riches.
The Phillies’ starting pitching bake-off has so far eliminated no one!
“It’s a pretty good problem to have,” pitching coach Bob McClure said Tuesday. He said the team is considering keeping all six pitchers and going with a six-man rotation.
“It’s not out of the question,” McClure said. “We’ve talked briefly about it, not at length, but it was briefly tossed around. We haven’t come to a conclusion yet, but it could be an option.”
Jeremy Hellickson, Aaron Nola (above) and Charlie Morton are locks to be in the rotation, and Jerad Eickhoff has recovered from his fractured right thumb — he threw 74 pitches Tuesday — to the point where he’s pretty much set to go.
That leaves one spot and two remaining candidates — Vince Velasquez and Adam Morgan. Both have pitched well in camp.