The Phillies fell flat Wednesday to lose their series against the Mets in what may be the final game in red pinstripes for several players.
The Cardinals filled their rotation hole with Justin Masterson, but keep an eye on the Royals, who have had recent trade talks with the Phillies.
6dCole Hamels struck out 10 batters over eight strong innings and the Phils avoided a four-game sweep with a 2-1 win over the Giants Thursday.
6dPhillies manager Ryne Sandberg finally said the word "platoon" when asked how he intends to use first baseman Ryan Howard in the future.
6dHunter Pence killed the Phillies last night. That's fine. Just as long as he saved the Phanatic.
6dDarin Ruf will start at first base for a second consecutive game when the Phillies wrap up their four-game series with the Giants on Thursday afternoon.
6dRyan Howard's future with the Phillies is up in the air. How will the veteran first baseman respond to a possible platoon?
6dJonathan Papelbon cost the Phillies in the ninth inning of a 3-1 loss to the Giants on Wednesday and watched another contender fill its void at closer.
1wHunter Pence victimized his former team again by hitting a bases-clearing double in the ninth inning of the Giants' 3-1 win over the Phillies.
Before this season, Cliff Lee had never been on the disabled list with an arm problem.