Craig Kimbrel blew the save on Thursday allowing one run on one hit with two strikeouts in the loss to the Marlins.
Kimbrel blew his fifth save in 35 opportunities Thursday as he fell to 0-2 on the year as he also took the loss. It was his third blown save since June 7th and while his overall stats are stellar there is a chance he could be trending in dangerous waters as his save percentage this season is in the bottom half among current NL closers...something to keep in mind come next draft season or if you are in a dynasty league and are out of contention yet own Kimbrel.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