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Jonathan Papelbon earned his 21st save of the season with a perfect inning to close out Tuesday's 9-7 win over the Brewers.
Papelbon has been a bright spot for the Phillies of late, allowing only one earned run over his last 10 appearances, while owning a 10:0 K:BB rate in that stretch. Although he has now pitched back-to-back days, Papelbon has thrown only 18 pitches the last two days, so expect him to be available if needed on Wednesday. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Marc Krauss went 1-for-4 with a solo home run on Thursday in Toronto.
Krauss is hitting only .150 with a .350 slugging percentage after launching his first home run of the season. It was just his seventh game of the season, but there’s no doubt he’ll need to cut down on the strikeouts if he’s ever going to be able to showcase the decent pop he has. The left-handed hitter was called up from AAA to try and infuse some offense in Anaheim and was slugging .639 over his past 10 games. With Matt Joyce really struggling, expect Krauss to steal some of his at-bats over the next few weeks. Analysis: Kevin Luchansky