The Phillies today placed righthander Ryan Madson on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique.

They recalled righthander Clay Condrey (2.25 ERA in three appearances) to take his place.
Madson (0-2, 3.63 ERA in 12 appearances) said the oblique is something that has bothered him since spring training, but not until Thursday did it affect the way he pitched. Madson allowed two hits, one run and two walks in 1 2/3 innings in the 9-7 victory.
"It actually affected the way I threw Thursday, and that's when I knew I might need to stop before I hurt my arm or something else," Madson said.
Madson said he expects to be back in 15 days, although he said is is getting the muscle scanned Monday in Philadelphia.
"It sucks," he said. "But the way I pitched the other night, I can't go out there and pitch like that and affect the outcome of the game just because I'm trying to pitch through something. I've got to get it fixed.
"We all play hurt. We don't feel 100 percent all the time, but it finally got to the point where it was affecting the way I was throwing. I was cutting a lot of balls off. I can't hurt the team. Before I wasn't hurting the team because I was throwing the ball fine. Now I'm not able to throw the ball right."
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