Romero was suffering from a strain to his throwing arm. He posted a 2.87 ERA, 12 strikeouts and 13 walks in 15.2 innings with no decisions since returning from a 50-day suspension for testing positive for a banned substance.
Durbin was shut down with a right latissimus strain. He struggled at times this season while posting a 1-2 record with a 4.62 ERA in 48.2 innings over 42 appearances.
Carpenter earned the win in one start with the Phils earlier this season and Walker was actually quite effective going 1-0 with 5 K’s, one walk and a 1.64 ERA over 11 innings out of the Phightins’ pen.
This was certainly a blow to the Phillies pitching staff and could now mean that the Phillies will be more aggressive in trying to trade for another bullpen arm.