Beerleaguer goes around the horn in this Wednesday nightcap.
Phils bust out bats in Arizona: The Phillies set a season high with three home runs in a comforting 8-4 win in their series finale with the Diamondbacks. Shane Victorino and Ryan Howard went deep for their fourth homers of the season, while Jimmy Rollins belted his first and knocked in three. Placido Polanco remained fire hot and went 4-for-5 to raise his average to .389. Cole Hamels recorded his third win with seven strong innings, striking out eight.
Chooch to be reevaluated: Carlos Ruiz will be examined by team doctors tomorrow after getting taken out of Wednesday's game with lower back pain. Chooch injured his back swinging the bat in the top of the first inning and told reporters that he feels sore. Asked if he was worried, he told reporters "Yeah."
Duckworth dumped by former team: The IronPigs took advantage of five Brandon Duckworth walks and pounded the former Phillie with six hits in 3 2-3 innings in Lehigh Valley's 8-2 victory over Pawtucket. Duckworth spent last season with the IronPigs after signing a minor league deal with the Phils, hoping to jumpstart his career, but stayed in Triple-A the entire season. Brian Bass earned the win for Lehigh Valley.
Gosewisch, Susdorf power R-Phils: Tuffy Gosewisch and Stephen Susdorf each homered twice, and the R-Phils mashed 17 total hits, in a 14-6 thumping of the SeaWolves in Erie. Susdorf finished with eight RBIs. Fidel Hernandez has taken over second base duties for Harold Garcia, who will miss the rest of the season with an ACL tear.
Brown homers in rehab debut: Domonic Brown went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Clearwater's 8-6 win over Lakeland. Left-hander Julio Rodriguez improved to 3-0.
Biddle belted by Charleston: First-round pick and Germantown Friends product Jesse Biddle was roughed up to the tune of five runs on five hits and four walks in 3 1-3 innings in Lakewood's 6-2 loss to Charleston. The young left-hander fell to 0-3 with a 7.18 ERA.