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Philadelphia Phillies starter Vince Velasquez (finger) scratched

May 14, 2021; Dunedin, Florida, CAN; Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Vince Velasquez (21) throws a pitch in the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at TD Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports
May 14, 2021; Dunedin, Florida, CAN; Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Vince Velasquez (21) throws a pitch in the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at TD Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Vince Velasquez was scratched 30 minutes before first pitch Thursday night with a numb index finger on his throwing hand.

The Phillies turned to long reliever David Hale to start against the visiting Miami Marlins.

Velasquez is 1-0 with a 3.68 ERA in eight games (five starts) this season.

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–Field Level Media