Thursday, May 16, 2013

PHILLIES: Adams still nursing aching back

PHILADELPHIA — For a third straight game, set-up reliever Mike Adams wasn’t available Wednesday afternoon.

Although the Phillies weren’t exactly searching for some close-game competence in the eighth inning of a 10-4 loss to the Indians — instead they got to watch Raul Valdes stink up the place and allow Cleveland to extend a four-run lead to seven in that frame — the right-hander remained sidelined by back spasms that he said barked louder Tuesday than the original growl that shelved him prior to Sunday’s game in Arizona.

“I feel better than (Tuesday), but not great,” Adams said after Wednesday’s loss. “I had a small (Tuesday) trying to play catch.”

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