John Axford took the loss after giving up one run on two hits and a walk over two-thirds of an inning against the Twins on Monday.
Some people supposedly like Highlander, but if they also own John Axford in Fantasy Baseball that love affair may soon end as the doppelganger has now blown a save and taken the loss in each of his last two appearances. Now may be the time to stash Indians 8th inning man Cody Allen as Axford's days as the team's closer may soon be coming to an end if his struggles continue. ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Phillies recalled Cody Asche from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
The Phillies seem ready to commit to Asche as their new starting left fielder which certainly gums up the outfield configuration for veterans like Ben Revere, Grady Sizemore and Jeff Francoeur. It also displaces Darin Ruf. While they may be happy with the defensive work he did down in the minors, Asche's bat never really heated up, so the team is still going to have some serious offensive woes. This plan may have looked good on paper, but it should be re-visited in a couple of weeks to see how things are panning out. Analysis: Howard Bender