With a second consecutive losing season clinched, the Phillies' march toward the offseason continues Wednesday night in the third game of a four-game series in San Diego.
With Maikel Franco getting the night off, Cody Asche will start at third base and bat second for the Phillies in their series
Typically, this is the time of the season when Ryan Howard gets hot.
Make that scorching hot.
Maikel Franco is back in the two-hole Thursday night for the Phillies against Pirates left-hander Francisco Liriano.