They beat Seattle, 5-4. Tommy Joseph got the Phillies back in the game with a home run in the ninth.
Odubel Herrera and Maikel Franco have maddeningly unrefined talent that demands patience until a better option comes around.
"We have to consider the DL," manager Pete Mackanin said. "I can't keep having a player I can't play on defense."
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The easy way out is to change the manager. The Phillies need to do what isn't easy.
The starter wasnt sharp, but it didnt matter much as the Phils broke the game open with four runs in the ninth.
After hitting 18 home runs for Reading, he belted two in his second triple-A game with Lehigh Valley.
No one in the Phillies lineup has produced more this month than Herrera. But his mistakes in the field and on the bases have multiplied.
Pat Neshek and Howie Kendrick are the Phillies most likely to move at the trade deadline, but recent history suggests they wouldn't bring top prospects in return.
Scott Kingery hit 18 home runs at double-A Reading, but he's in a different park now. He does much more than slug, though.
Hoby Milner's father zoomed to the big leagues in 1978 without spending a single day in the minors. Now the son is among the Phillies' more intriguing prospects.
The second baseman went 1 for 5 and made two dazzling plays in the field.
The losingest franchise in sports history could test depths not experienced since the sad-sack teams fielded during World War II.
"It hasn't gotten any better, but it hasn't gotten any worse either," Kendrick said.
Be excited about the future, but don't forget about 1999.