Jason Heyward went 2-for-4 with one RBI, two runs scored and a walk during the Braves' 8-0 win over the Reds on Thursday.
Heyward is now hitting .310 with five RBI and six runs scored over his last seven games as he continues to do a good job atop the Braves lineup. Although he has yet to live up to his full potential, since moving to the leadoff spot Heyward has been able to utilize his solid on-base percentage (.335) and turn it into stolen bases (14). As long as he continues to show patience, he makes for a nice fantasy piece even if the power stats aren't there to back him up. 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