The Phillies signed lefthander Nate Robertson to a minor league contract and he is set to join the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs staff. Robertson has pitched for the Marlins and Tigers over 9 seasons with a 4.97 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, and an ugly 57-77 record. Doubtful the Phils have ideas of grandeur that he's going to help them down the stretch in September, but the career starter could perhaps be converted into a reliever. His splits aren't very impressive though, has only held lefties to .268/.694. Guess we'll just have to wait and see.
Speaking of waiting and seeing (you like my T-Mac segway there?), we'll have to wait and see if the Phils score Cole Hamels any runs. They're currently losing 2-0 through 5.5 and are showing no signs of life. The band is back together again, but they ain't producing any hits, just music made for the deaf. Pathetic. Poor Cole.