Blanton pulled from start vs. Rockies

Phillies right-hander Joe Blanton was scratched minutes from his

start against Colorado on Thursday night because of soreness in his

right elbow.

Kyle Kendrick started in Blanton’s place and allowed two homers

to Jason Giambi in the first three innings. Blanton missed two

starts with an elbow injury earlier this season, and was 1-1 in two

starts after returning from the disabled list.