It appeared as if Scott Kingery might cut into second baseman Cesar Hernandez's playing time before the start of this season. Instead, Hernandez has quietly emerged as a star who plays every day.
Seven of the Phillies' next 10 games are against the Washington Nationals, which means a lot of encounters with slumping slugger Bryce Harper.
The third overall pick is batting .667 with a 1.417 OPS after two games.
Roy Halladay inspired a cast of potential future Phillies, and Austin Davis is his first pupil to reach the big leagues.
Franco is back in the lineup after being sent to the bench.
Cole Irvin spent parts of two seasons on the Angels grounds crew and is now nearing a promotion to the Phillies.
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Adam Morgan was booed as he entered Wednesday's game at Citizens Bank Park. He responded by getting two huge outs and his first career save in the Phillies' win over St. Louis.
Lehigh Valley also won behind four RBIs from Trevor Plouffe.
Odubel Herrera homered and the bullpen held on as the Phillies took their third straight series. The Phils have won seven of their last 10 games.
J.P. Crawford said his fractured wrist will not require surgery and is hopeful that he'll be able to return from the disabled list in four to six weeks.
In 25 appearances this season, Tommy Hunter has a 4.79 ERA, hardly what the Phillies expected when they signed him to a two-year, $18 million contract.