8/3/2013 1:29 A.M. ET
Miner thrilled about being with Phils
By Stephen Pianovich / MLB.com
PHILADELPHIA -- Friday was not the first time 31-year-old right-hander Zach Miner was in a Major League clubhouse, but being there brought back memories.
The Phillies called up Miner from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Friday. Miner spent four seasons with the Tigers, but his last appearance came on Oct. 6, 2009. He underwent Tommy John surgery after that campaign and missed the entire 2010 season, and has bounced around the Minors since then.
He may be even more excited to join the Phillies now than he was when he debuted for the Tigers in 2006.
"When you're coming up and you're young, you take some things for granted," Miner said. "You get hurt and realize how hard it was to stay in the big leagues, and how hard it is to get back. You just have a better perspective on things."
Miner has a 4.24 ERA in 157 Major League appearances as both a starter and reliever. He pitched in both roles for Lehigh Valley this season. In 27 games, 12 of which were starts, he had a 3.90 ERA.
It was speculated that the Phillies would have Miner start Saturday with Jonathan Pettibone on the DL with a strained right shoulder, but John Lannan will pitch that day. Manager Charlie Manuel plans on using Miner as a reliever.
"If they give me the ball, I'll pitch," Miner said. "As far as I know, I'll be in the bullpen."
To make room for Miner on the roster, right-handed reliever J.C. Ramirez was designated for assignment.
Schilling latest addition to Phillies Wall of Fame
PHILADELPHIA -- Curt Schilling always had a knack for pitching in big games, and the earliest clutch chances he had came in a Phillies uniform.
On Friday, Schilling was remembered for his eight-plus seasons in red pinstripes, becoming the newest member of the Phillies Wall of Fame. He was honored prior to Friday night's game in a ceremony that featured other Wall of Fame members, including Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton and Darren Daulton.
"Those guys weren't some of the best Phillies ever, they're some of the best players in the history of the game," Schilling said.
Schilling, whose last season in Philadelphia was in 2000, said it is a huge honor to have his place in the team's history preserved. He won 16 games for the 1993 team, which captured the National League pennant, and had back-to-back 300-strikeout seasons in 1996 and 1997.
He went on to win three World Series rings (one with Arizona, two with Boston) in a 20-year career. Though he had a dicey end to his Phillies career, asking out of Philadelphia in 2000, he received a warm welcome on Friday.
"I think I was one of [the media's] favorite players when I played here because I didn't have the ability to keep my mouth shut," Schilling said. "I said a lot of dumb things and made a lot of mistakes. But I think, at the end of the day, I took the ball every five days and left it all out there. I think that's ultimately what the fans show up to see, all fluff aside."
Schilling compiled 216 wins, a 3.46 ERA and 3,116 strikeouts in his Major League career, and some of his best work came in the postseason. He has a 2.23 ERA in the playoffs, and he went eight or more innings in three of his four postseason outings in 1993.
Now an analyst for ESPN, Schilling last pitched in 2007, for the Red Sox. He was eligible for election to the Hall of Fame this year for the first time, but missed the cut with 38.8 percent of the vote. He does not think "one iota" about his chances of getting into Cooperstown.
"I'm done playing. I can't do anything else," he said. "I'm not going to strike anybody out, I'm not going to win any more games."
Strained shoulder sends Pettibone to disabled list
PHILADELPHIA -- Rookie Jonathan Pettibone went on the disabled list on Friday with a strained right shoulder, which he said first bothered him during the Phillies' three-game series in St. Louis last week.
Pettibone made two starts after feeling the initial discomfort. He was scheduled to pitch against the Braves on Saturday, but after he threw a bullpen session on Wednesday that he said "didn't go well," the team decided to put him on the DL.
Pettibone doesn't think the injury is serious, and he doesn't plan to undergo an MRI.
John Lannan will take the mound on Saturday on three days' rest. Cliff Lee, who has not pitched since July 21 because of a stiff neck, will start Sunday night's contest
Pettibone was called up in mid-April, and in 18 outings (100 1/3 innings) has gone 5-4 with a 4.04 ERA.
"This is the most he's pitched," manager Charlie Manuel said. "From what I hear, and what I see on the reports, it's nothing too serious yet. We just want to give him a little time, that's all."
Rollins tossed for just second time in career
PHILADELPHIA -- Jimmy Rollins is generally mild-mannered. Entering Friday, he had been ejected from just one contest in his first 13 years in the Majors.
But after home-plate umpire Vic Carapazza missed a call in the ninth inning of the Phils' 6-4 loss, Rollins hit the showers early for only the second time.
On the play in question, Delmon Young fouled off a pitch from Atlanta's Craig Kimbrel, and the ball ended up in the mitt of catcher Brian McCann. Carapazza called Young out, saying that McCann picked the ball cleanly, but replays showed that the ball hit the dirt first.
Rollins and his teammates had a clear view of the play from the first-base dugout.
"It was clear," Rollins said. "Obviously, from the side we have a better angle than he does, but even Brian, he was surprised he had the ball, like 'Look what I got.'"
Carapazza appealed to first-base umpire Gary Cederstrom, who agreed with the initial ruling. This prompted manager Charlie Manuel to come out to argue, and Cederstrom ejected Manuel after a few words.
What Rollins said angered him the most was that Carapazza would not check the ball for a dirt marking. And when Cody Asche, the next batter, went to the plate and asked for a new ball, McCann rolled the ball to the Braves' dugout without Carapazza looking at it first.
"We pretty much told him 'Check the ball.' And he kept ignoring us, purposefully, and finally we told Cody when he got up there to ask for a new ball," Rollins said. "Smartly, McCann threw the ball in his dugout, and that's when I got on him. The umpire doesn't let him throw the ball to the dugout, he gets it and looks at it himself. But he let him throw it to his dugout and he didn't have a problem with it, and I did."
Rollins shouted at Carapazza from the top step of the dugout and was thrown out almost instantly after Manuel left the field.
The ejection was the first for the three-time All-Star since Aug. 23, 2004, when he got the boot for arguing a third-strike call.
"It might have been time he got thrown out, really," Manuel said after the game. "That's a long time. What is he, 13 years, 14, in the big leagues? It's time for him to go a few times."
Stephen Pianovich is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.