Edwin Encarnacion returned to the lineup for the first time since July 5 and went 0-for-4 with one strikeout against the White Sox on Friday.
Despite being a non-factor on Friday night, fantasy owners have to be pleased that they will once again have one of the top power producers in all of fantasy back in their starting lineups moving forward. Despite missing over a month of action, Encarnacion is sitting on 26 home runs and 76 RBI, and could find himself pushing towards his third consecutive 30-plus home runs and 100-plus RBI season if he can have another great run like we saw earlier in the year.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
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