Whether the Phillies will buy or sell at the July trade deadline is an endless debate. But not too long ago, the Phillies' actions weren't so ambiguous; their record, not so symmetrical.
There was a time when the prospects flowed like wine, and we'd ship them out of town at the drop of an ace, or Hunter Pence. Fortunately, none of the prospects in question have come back to be All-Stars, or even MLB starters. Friday night, however, Jarred Cosart, the center piece of the deal that brought Pence to Philly, made his Major League debut.
— Brian T. Smith (@ChronAstros) July 13, 2013
UPDATE, 8:41 p.m.:
Phillies fans, cover your eyes: Jarred Cosart has a no-hitter through six in his major-league debut, vs. TB, and only 69 pitches.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 13, 2013
Here's the unbelievable catch by Brandon Barnes that preserved Cosart's no-hitter in the sixth: [Crawfish Boxes]
UPDATE, 9:36 P.M.: Cosart's final line for the evening: eight innings pitched, two hits, three walks, and a pair of K's.
Whatever. Hunter Pence said a fun thing that one time
— Feels Goodman (@hipsterboner) July 13, 2013