So the Phillies are worried about Yasmany Tomas' defense, and the Braves and Padres are the new frontrunners? Hardly. Welcome to Posturing 101.
In today's run-starved environment, should the Phillies, or any team for that matter, care about Yasmany Tomas' defensive ability?
3yThe Phillies, with Roy Oswalt on the mound, will go for the sweep of the Astros on Sunday.
3yCliff Lee went seven innings and gave up three runs, while Raul Ibanez and the rest of the Phillies' lineup gave him plenty of run support in a 9-4 win. By Jim Salisbury
3yThe Phillies are used to having the stars take care of the heavy lifting, but on Opening Day it was some battle-tested replacements that got the job done. By John R. Finger
3yAfter entering the ninth down two runs, the Phillies rallied to score three in the bottom of the inning, capped off John Mayberry's walk-off hit, to beat the Astros in the opener. By Jim Salisbury
3yWith the acquisition of Cliff Lee, the Phillies are expected to challenge for a World Series. Will they be able to handle the pressure? By Dr. Joel Fish, Sport Psychologist
3yThe Phillies have reached a minor-league deal with veteran infielder Ronnie Belliard. By Jim Salisbury
Their win over the Mariners on Aug. 20 improved the Phils to 6-11 this season in interleague play.