After suffering a shutout loss on Wednesday, Ben Revere's clutch hit gave the Phillies a 1-0 win of their own over the Braves on Thursday afternoon.
After converting on his fourth save of the season, Jonathan Papelbon sounded off to reporters about his decline in velocity.
3dJordan Zimmermann bounced back from the shortest start of his career to lead the Nationals to a 9-2 win over the Marlins, who endured their eighth loss in a row.
3dThe Phillies allowed five home runs, including two to Evan Gattis and a grand slam to Dan Uggla, in Monday's 9-6 loss to the Braves.
3dPhillies pitcher A.J. Burnett has a small inguinal hernia and will need to have surgery. The good news is he can wait until the end of the season and he plans on doing just that.
3dRyne Sandberg said the league office called the Phillies to inform them they got an instant replay call wrong during the team's win over the Marlins on Sunday.
3dPhillies pitcher A.J. Burnett has a hernia but will pitch through it Wednesday, and reliever Mike Adams will return Tuesday from shoulder surgery.
3dChase Utley's odds for NL MVP weren't even listed prior to the season, and if they were he'd have been 75-to-1. That's changed after two weeks.
3dTony Gwynn, Jr. is back in the Phillies' lineup for a third straight start in center field as the Phils open a four-game series with the Braves Monday.
Cliff Lee's 113-to-7 strikeout-to-walk ratio against the Atlanta Braves is the best K/BB ratio for any pitcher vs. any team in major-league history (min. 15 starts).