The Phillies have so little starting pitching depth that they will need to add a handful of arms before 2015, and the problem can't be fixed overnight.
The Phillies pounded the Nats to complete their homestand 7-2. As Marlon Byrd put it: “Now we have to keep it going so we can smile after games.”
4dMike Adams will begin a rehab assignment on Tuesday at Triple A Lehigh Valley and could return to the Phillies' bullpen in September. Then what?
4dThe Yankees retired former manager Joe Torre's No. 6 before Saturday's game against the White Sox.
4dThe Phillies on Saturday recalled Freddy Galvis to give the 24-year-old a chance to audition for 2015 — and give a better showing than earlier in the season.
4dJoshua Houston brought in the tying run with a line single in the fifth to lead Chicago past Las Vegas 7-5 on Saturday in the U.S. final at the Little League World Series.
4dBefore their game against the Cardinals, the Phillies announced team owner Sally Buck died Saturday morning.
4dThe Phillies designated Reid Brignac for assignment and recalled Freddy Galvis from Triple A prior to Saturday's game.
4dStar Wars night at the Phillies had some good and bad, obviously. The force is strong in this one.
Their win over the Mariners on Aug. 20 improved the Phils to 6-11 this season in interleague play.