Hisashi Iwakuma got the win Saturday after giving up two runs on five hits while striking out eight over 8.2 innings of work against the Athletics.
Kuma came a Brandon Moss two-out two-run home run in the top of the ninth from walking away with his first career complete game and complete game shutout which would have come against an A's team that owns the best record in MLB. Safe to say Iwakuma is back and with the long break ahead of him he should come back refreshed and ready to provide fantasy owners with plenty more outings like this one.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