UPDATES & NEWS
A.J. Burnett allowed two runs, three hits, including a home run, and two walks with three strikeouts over 7.1 innings in the win over the Padres Tuesday.
Wow A.J. Burnett actually held an opponent to two or fewer runs. What gives? Did the Phillies host an exhibition game against the school of the blind? Oh wait, never mind, they played the Padres, that explains how he was able to achieve this feat for the first time in seven starts. Burnett will look to win back-to-back starts for just the second time this season when he takes the mound on Sunday, in another home start, this time against the Cubs.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Carl Crawford exited Monday night's game with tightness in his right side.
It was only a matter of time before the glass-made Crawford cracked in some capacity. It's unknown whether or not he'll need a DL stint to rid him of the tightness, but if he does Scott Van Slyke and Alex Guerrero are likely to fill in for him. Guerrero has been among the hottest hitters in baseball, in a limited role, and would become mixed league relevant if/when he finds himself in the lineup. Don Mattingly, however, doesn't appear to be Guerrero's biggest fan. Let's hope he's not pigeon-holed to pinch-hitting duties. Analysis: Spencer Silva