UPDATES & NEWS
Jonathan Papelbon picked up his 17th save after throwing a perfect ninth inning and preserving the Phillies' 4-1 win over the Cardinals on Thursday.
Papelbon tossed his second perfect inning in a row Thursday and is building another scoreless inning streak after Monday's misstep. In fact, Monday's poor showing was just his first run allowed over his last 16 appearances. That's only going to see his value skyrocket amongst teams looking for closers this year as the rumors pile up with potential trade possibilities.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Update: Corey Dickerson was removed from Saturday's game with a left quad injury.
While the news regarding Dickerson's plantar fasciitis was positive, he was removed after he fouled a ball off his back leg and is now day-to-day with what the team is calling a quad injury. When his leg appeared to be swollen, manager Walt Weiss opted to play it safe and remove Dickerson who had gone 0-for-3 in Saturday's game against the Giants. Consider him day-to-day for right now and figure he'll be a game-time decision for Sunday. Analysis: Howard Bender