Scott Mathieson, welcome back to The Show
Scott Mathieson last played in the major leagues in 2006.
In the four years since, he has underdone Tommy John surgery - twice.
He'll make his comeback to the major leagues at one of the most historic neighborhoods (can't say stadium anymore) in baseball. Mathieson was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley today.
The Phillies needed a reliever because Antonio Bastardo was placed on the disabled list with left elbow ulnar neuritis.
Bastardo was 0-0 with a 5.11 ERA in 16 appearances for the Phils. He gave up two runs in 2/3 of an inning two nights ago against the Yankees.
The 26-year-old Mathieson was 2-2 with a 2.43 ERA and 12 saves in 25 games at Lehigh. Mathieson struck out 34 while walking 12 in 29 2/3 innings.