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News: Leiter (2-3) shut the Marlins out over seven innings Wednesday, striking out five while allowing just one hit and two walks in a 9-0 win.
Impact: The Phillies gave him a run of support in the bottom of the first, and that turned out to be all he'd need. Leiter had gotten the boot from the rotation after his Aug. 15 disaster against San Diego, but he actually never made an appearance during his return to the bullpen before being called upon for this start. Following this outing, it's hard to see him getting pushed out of the starting five again, at least for now, but it's worth monitoring his status as we head toward what would be his next turn in the rotation, Monday against the Braves.
News: Florimon went 2 for 4 Wednesday as the Philadelphia Phillies topped the Miami Marlins 8-0. He ended the game with a .400 batting average.
Impact: He's only played in six games this season.
News: Nick Williams went 2 for 4 Wednesday as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 8-0. Williams scored three times. He ended the game with a .288 batting average.
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News: Cesar Hernandez went 2 for 4 with a double and a triple Wednesday as the Philadelphia Phillies topped the Miami Marlins 8-0. Hernandez scored once. He ended the game with a .284 batting average.
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News: Leiter Jr. improved to 2-3, allowing one hit and two walks over 7.0 scoreless innings, as the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Miami Marlins 8-0 on Wednesday. Leiter Jr. struck out five, ending the game with a 3.86 ERA and 1.20 WHIP on the season.
Impact: Leiter didn't allow a hit until Miguel Rojas doubled to lead off the sixth with a hard chopper that bounded over the head of drawn-in third baseman Maikel Franco.
News: Hoskins went 2 for 3 with a double, a home run and five RBIs Wednesday as the Philadelphia Phillies topped the Miami Marlins 8-0. The homer was his seventh of the season. He ended the game with a .271 batting average.
Impact: Hoskins continued to impress. He has clubbed seven homers in 14 games since his call-up from Triple-A earlier this month. He has 16 RBIs during that time.
News: Tommy Joseph went 1 for 4 with a double and an RBI Wednesday as the Philadelphia Phillies topped the Miami Marlins 8-0. He ended the game with a .239 batting average.
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News: Jorge Alfaro went 1 for 4 with a double and an RBI Wednesday as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 8-0. He ended the game with a .324 batting average.
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News: Freddy Galvis went 1 for 4 with an RBI Wednesday as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 8-0. Galvis scored twice. He ended the game with a .255 batting average.
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News: Hector Neris did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Miami Marlins 8-0 on Wednesday. Neris did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 3.28 ERA and 1.32 WHIP on the season.
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News: Ty Kelly went 0 for 1 Wednesday as the Philadelphia Phillies topped the Miami Marlins 8-0. He ended the game with a .192 batting average.
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News: Maikel Franco went 0 for 3 Wednesday as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 8-0. Franco scored once. He ended the game with a .222 batting average.
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News: Luis Garcia allowed one hit without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Miami Marlins 8-0 on Wednesday. Garcia struck out one, ending the game with a 2.82 ERA and 1.21 WHIP on the season.
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News: Perkins was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Wednesday.
Impact: In an effort to make room for Drew Anderson on their roster, the Phillies are sending Perkins back to Lehigh Valley. Perkins hasn't been an intriguing fantasy option this season, as he owns a .177 batting average and .480 OPS.
News: Anderson was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Wednesday.
Impact: Anderson was promoted to Triple-A on Tuesday, but is headed up to the big club without having pitched an inning for Lehigh Valley. Anderson has started 21 games at Double-A Reading this season, during which he's notched a 3.59 ERA and 1.12 WHIP. However, the Phillies may opt to use Anderson from the bullpen in order to ease him into the majors. In a corresponding move, Cameron Perkins was optioned to Lehigh Valley.
News: Hoskins went a combined 2-for-7 with a home run, a walk and two RBI during Tuesday's doubleheader against the Marlins.
Impact: The 24-year-old is already up to six homers in just 45 at-bats with the big club, and he's also drawn nine walks in 13 games. He's looking like the real deal and is seemingly locked into the cleanup spot in the order, although Hoskins may face an adjustment period at some point (as is typical for young hitters) when the league starts giving him a heavier dose of breaking and offspeed stuff.
News: Joseph went a combined 3-for-8 with a double, two solo home runs and a third run scored in Tuesday's doubleheader against the Marlins.
Impact: The Phillies dropped both ends of the twin bill thanks to some dreadful pitching, but Joseph did his best to slug the team towards comebacks. He hadn't homered since July 28, hitting just .155 (11-for-71) during that power outage, and it was beginning to look like the only thing keeping Rhys Hoskins from taking his job at first base was the fact that they needed Hoskins in left field due to all their outfield injuries. A big finish to 2017, however, could still help bolster Joseph's job prospects for next year.
News: Manager Pete Mackanin said he wants to start Galvis at shortstop in all remaining games this season, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Galvis has started every game thus far this season, and Mackanin has no plan to pull back on Galvis' playing time even though prospect J.P. Crawford is expected to join the team in September. Galvis has hit .255/.304/.403 with 11 home runs in 474 at-bats this season while playing elite defense at short. He's under control for one more year, and barring a trade, he will force the Phillies to consider other positions for Crawford next season if they want to have both on their major-league roster.
News: Eickhoff will have his next start pushed back to Friday, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.
Impact: Jake Thompson will be called up to start Thursday, allowing Eickhoff, whose fastball velocity has dipped a bit this month, to have an extra day between starts. GM Matt Klentak said Eickhoff is healthy despite the drop in velocity, and believes the righty can still be an effective pitcher with a velocity drop when he is locating and changing speeds.
News: Nick Pivetta fell to 4-9, allowing six runs on seven hits and one walk in 1.1 innings, as the Philadelphia Phillies lost to the Miami Marlins 7-4 on Tuesday. Pivetta struck out two, ending the game with a 6.73 ERA and 1.54 WHIP on the season.
Impact: Recalled from Triple A to start the second game of this doubleheader, Pivetta could remain in the rotation for the time being with Zach Eflin going on the disabled list. With a wretched 14.49 ERA over his last four starts, the rookie shouldn't be on any fantasy rosters, however.
News: Andres Blanco went 1 for 3 with a home run and two RBIs Tuesday as the Philadelphia Phillies fell to the Miami Marlins 7-4. The homer was his third of the season. He ended the game with a .174 batting average.
Impact: Blanco entered this doubleheader with one home run in 111 at-bats this season, but he connected for two-run shots in both games in one of the more unlikely fantasy lines of the day. It's unlikely that the light-hitting veteran has suddenly morphed into a serious power threat, however.
News: Nick Williams went 1 for 4 with a home run and an RBI Tuesday as the Philadelphia Phillies lost to the Miami Marlins 7-4. The homer was his seventh of the season. He ended the game with a .283 batting average.
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News: Hyun Soo Kim went 1 for 2 Tuesday as the Philadelphia Phillies lost to the Miami Marlins 7-4. Kim scored once. He ended the game with a .226 batting average.
Impact: Kim started both games of Tuesday's doubleheader and went 3 for 6 with two runs scored. He's still hitting .205 with one RBI in 18 games since joining the Phillies via trade on July 28, and likely won't be seeing a great deal of playing time once rosters expand in September.
News: Maikel Franco went 1 for 2 with a double Tuesday as the Philadelphia Phillies fell to the Miami Marlins 7-4. He ended the game with a .224 batting average.
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News: Tommy Joseph went 1 for 4 with a home run and an RBI Tuesday as the Philadelphia Phillies lost to the Miami Marlins 7-4. The homer was his 18th of the season. He ended the game with a .239 batting average.
Impact: Entering this doubleheader 5 for 56 with one extra-base hit over his previous 16 games, Joseph had a much-needed breakthrough by homering in both contests while finishing the twinbill 3 for 8 with three runs scored.
News: Rhys Hoskins went 1 for 3 Tuesday as the Philadelphia Phillies lost to the Miami Marlins 7-4. He ended the game with a .244 batting average.
Impact: Hoskins homered in the opener of this doubleheader but wasn't able to extend his streak of going deep to four straight games. The rookie has been as good as advertised from a power perspective, though, as he's amassed six homers and 10 RBIs along with a .313 average (10 for 32) over his last nine outings.
News: Freddy Galvis went 0 for 3 Tuesday as the Philadelphia Phillies fell to the Miami Marlins 7-4. He ended the game with a .255 batting average.
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News: Jorge Alfaro went 1 for 4 Tuesday as the Philadelphia Phillies fell to the Miami Marlins 7-4. He ended the game with a .333 batting average.
Impact: Alfaro has now hit safely in each of his eight games since being promoted from Triple A on Aug. 4. The promising young catcher's game-calling skills still aren't on par with his bat, though, therefore he'll likely continue to share time with veteran Cameron Rupp.
News: Cameron Rupp went 0 for 1 Tuesday as the Philadelphia Phillies lost to the Miami Marlins 7-4. He ended the game with a .233 batting average.
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