With Odubel Herrera out with a bothersome left hamstring, there might be a method to the madness of sending the hard-throwing righthander to triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Nick Pivetta had 11 strikeouts but tended to ignore base runners. The Padres' Wil Myers stole second, third, and home in one inning.
The Phillies followed in a close second while the Eagles finished dead last.
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Mark Leiter gave up all eight runs to the Padres, but four of them were unearned, thanks to shoddy fielding behind him.
Even had a Jhordany Mezquita sighting for the GCL Phils.
The prep pitcher underwent Tommy John surgery Tuesday in California. He'll likely miss all of 2018.
Phillies catchers Jorge Alfaro, Cameron Rupp and Andrew Knapp are competing for playing time on next year's roster.
The centerfielder sat out Tuesday and was likely to miss Wednesday's game as well.
Tim Tebow celebrated a birthday at Threshers' expense.
The rookie belted two homers, the first Phillie to do so in the same game since Scott Rolen in 1996.
The team isn't blessed with speed merchants, and when players do get on base, they don't seem inclined to swipe a base.
The rookie's forgettable weekend debut should not be seen as a harbinger of his near or distant future.