The Phillies, who are in danger of losing four straight games, fell to 17-29 at Citizens Bank Park with Saturday's 6-5 defeat in extra sets. Hoping to avoid the three-game sweep, the Phillies turn to Joe Blanton as the clock continues to tick down to the looming trade deadline ... Today's focus is on the roster fringes. Laynce Nix, out since May 10, made his second rehab appearence with Lehigh Valley Saturday night and is reportedly very close to a return. Jason "The Placeholder" Pridie would be the most logical odd man out, but the roster, particularly the outfield, could look much different as all three starting outfielders - Juan Pierre, Shane Victorino and Hunter Pence - have been mentioned in trade speculation. Ty Wigginton, to a lesser extent, could also be vulnerable, though I see him as more of a waiver trade option after the July 31 deadline. ... And speaking of the roster fringes, it's time to give Carlos Ruiz the afternoon off, isn't it? Forgotten backup Erik Kratz hasn't appeared in a game since June 28.