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Today was an active day across the league. For Phillies fans, things could have gone better.
Just before ducking into the visiting radio booth yesterday morning - a half-hour before the matinee with the Mets and about 29 hours before today's trade deadline - Ruben Amaro Jr. spotted a couple of reporters.
If today is going to be a defining day in the life of this Phillies' organization, nobody has told the players.
New York, NY, United States - Zach Wheeler pitched 6 2/3 strong frames while Lukas Duda and Daniel Murphy backed him up with three RBIs apiece as the New York Mets routed the Philadelphia Phillies, 11-2, in the rubbermatch of a three-game set Wednesday at Citi Field.
Hamels has won three straight starts for the first time in almost two years. He retired the final 13 batters to lower his ERA to 2.55.
The trade buzz for starting pitchers now surrounds Cole Hamels of the Phillies and Jon Lester of the Red Sox.
The non-waiver trade deadline for Major League Baseball is now under a week away, and the market is pretty much set with regards to which teams will be buyers and which clubs will sell off their assets .
Although he will still be a member of the Philadelphia Phillies on August 1, Cliff Lee could bring a decent package of untested talent within the next five weeks.
Despite a poor outing from Josh Collmenter, Martin Prado and the Diamondbacks' offense did enough damage to get the win in extras.
After a low, growling storm rolled through South Philly on Wednesday evening, bringing a temporary halt to the game between the Phillies and Giants, the end of the rain delay and the resumption of play was punctuated but not affected by several nearby lightning strikes and the loudest thunder of the night - not to mention most of the rain.
After brilliantly pulling the trigger on Los Angeles Dodger -beater Jake Peavy , the San Francisco Giants now turn their attention to their glaring problem at second base, which has dogged the team for nearly the entirety of the 2014 MLB season.
Sitting on the Philadelphia Phillies' bench before Friday's game, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. could not escape the Ryan Howard saga.
Updated: Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:17 am
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