Roy Oswalt is coming to Philadelphia. The Astros ace was arguably the best available pitcher this trade season once that ex-Phillie got traded to the Rangers. All signs point to Ruben Amaro Jr. pulling off quite a trade with old buddy Ed Wade.
By all accounts, the deal is done. The Phillies will reportedly send JA Happ, OF Anthony Gose, and SS Jonathan Villar to Houston in exchange for Roy Oswalt and a yet-to-be-determined amount of cash. We had previously heard $11 million.
Happ was a tremendous help in getting the Phillies to the 2009 playoffs, but he's basically been a non-factor this season having spent most of it on the DL and rehabbing. Aside from being considered a good guy, his departure isn't all that hard to swallow. Gose is a speedy kid with a lot of upside but the style of player the Phillies seem to have a lot of in their system. Villar is generally unknown to most people who don't closely follow minor league ball for a living.
Oswalt will pitch on Friday night for the Phillies in Washington against the Nationals.
Halladay, Hamels, Oswalt. I just keep saying it over and over.
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With the Phillies facing lefty Alex Wood tonight, Tommy Joseph gets a rare start at first base.
It's Joseph's third start in the Phillies' last 12 games. He's become a forgotten man with the Phils' outfield fully healthy and Rhys Hoskins thriving at first base.
Pete Mackanin is using the matchup with a southpaw as a reason to get Joseph in the mix. Joseph has actually been dreadful this season against lefties, hitting just .197/.272/.410 in 135 plate appearances.
J.P. Crawford and Nick Williams have the night off.
Andrew Knapp is behind the plate to catch his second game since returning from a six-week DL stint.
1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
2. Freddy Galvis, SS
3. Odubel Herrera, CF
4. Rhys Hoskins, LF
5. Aaron Altherr, RF
6. Maikel Franco, 3B
7. Tommy Joseph, 1B
8. Andrew Knapp, C
9. Jake Thompson, P