Phillies Notes: Manship placed on the disabled list

Posted: June 02, 2014

UPDATE [10:15 a.m.] The Phillies have placed Jeff Manship on the 15-day DL.

FROM EARLIER -- Jeff Manship was in the midst of pitching one of the best games of his big-league career Saturday.

He had already provided the Phillies with four perfect innings and struck out six in a game that had dragged into the 13th inning. Now, he had a chance to deliver a game-winning hit because manager Ryne Sandberg did not want to use the remainder of his bullpen.

Manship hit a ball softly enough that he had a chance to beat it out for an infield single, which would have allowed Ryan Howard to score the winning run. Instead, he felt his right quadriceps pull as he ran down the first-base line.

He wasn't just out at first; he was out of the game and quite possibly headed for the disabled list.

"We need to go and chat and see if we're going to make any [roster] moves," Sandberg said after the Phillies' 5-4, 14-inning loss to the New York Mets.

Some reinforcements from triple-A Lehigh Valley for Sunday's game against the Mets are almost guaranteed given the exhausted state of the bullpen. It's possible that hard-throwing Ken Giles could get the first call-up of his career.

Manship, meanwhile, was disappointed by the imperfect end to his four perfect innings.

"Definitely a frustrating way to go out right there," he said. "I felt real good pitching, and it was definitely an outing to build on. That would have been my first major-league hit, and it would have been a game-winner, so I was doing everything I possibly could to get there."

Brignac's big moment

After delivering the game-winning hit in Friday night's 14-inning victory, Reid Brignac got a second straight start at third base Saturday.

"That's what you play the game for," Brignac said. "You want situations like that. It's the high of playing the game when you come through with a game-winning hit or make a game-winning play defensively."

There was some pain that went along with it. Brignac was mobbed by his teammates and was on the receiving end of some celebratory gut punches.

"I have a few jabs in the stomach that are a little sore, but that could be from playing 14 innings, too," Brignac said. "Not having played much and then to play 14 innings, I'm a little sore, but nothing that would keep me from playing."

Brignac had not started a game since May 8, when he was still with triple-A Lehigh Valley. He had another chance for a walk-off hit Saturday, but struck out in the ninth inning.

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