Angels defeat Phillies 4-3
Emotional reaction immediately after the game
So…how has Maikel Franco been looking?
Less emotional reaction after thinking about it a bit
Asche probably has two more months to show more than he has. After that, it’s going to be very tempting for them to call up Franco to play third.
Wasn’t it just a week ago when Asche had that huge night that made us think he was starting to come around?
Los Angeles Angels at Philadelphia Phillies (17-20)
Game time: 1:05 PM
The brief series will conclude with an afternoon contest. At first glance, it should be a pretty good pitching matchup.
In his third full season, Angels starter Garrett Richards has emerged as a very good pitcher. In seven starts, he’s given up more than three earned runs only once.
He’ll be opposed by A.J. Burnett who is coming off a poor start against the Blue Jays. He’ll hopefully be able to rebound and allow the Phillies to snap this two-game losing streak.
Link of Interest
The main reason Cesar Hernandez has spent the majority of the season in the minor leagues is because the team wanted him to learn to play shortstop. If he can serve as a backup at that position, he provides the team with much-needed flexibility. Manager Ryne Sandberg says that despite Hernandez’s relative inexperience at the position, he wouldn’t hesitate to play him there if necessary.
Tweet of Importance
Phillies have lost 7 straight interleague games, 10 of last 11
Unfortunately, baseball doesn’t seem inclined to end this interleague play thing any time soon.
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