It's Antonio Bastardo or bust as far as lefty relief is concerned.
CSNPhilly.com insider Jim Salisbury reports on Twitter that Domonic Brown, Justin DeFratus and perhaps most notably, left-hander Joe Savery, will head to the Florida Instructional League after the season in case the Phillies need them during the postseason. It's a strong show of faith for struggling southpaw Antonio Bastardo, unless the Phillies have another trick up their sleeves. Meanwhile, Brandon Moss and Michael Schwimer will reportedly head home, which is interesting since Schwimer was an earlier arrival than De Fratus, so it would appear that his stock has dropped somewhat in the bullpen pecking order. No news is also good news as far as John Bowker is concerned; Salisbury says Ruben Amaro Jr. dropped serious hints about an 11-man pitching staff come October.
Tonight's lineup: Rollins SS, Utley 2B, Pence RF, Howard 1B, Victorino CF, Ibanez LF, Polanco 3B, Ruiz C. That's a full lineup behind Cliff Lee as the Phillies aim to knock Atlanta into a dead heat with the Cardinals for the NL Wild Card. Atlanta leads the Cards by just one game after losing five of their last seven.