Philadelphia Phillies (45-54) @ Atlanta Braves (54-44)
Friday, 7:35 Very Rich Hamels vs. Ben Sheets
Saturday, 7:10 Joe Blow vs. Mike Minor
Sunday, 1:35 Doc Halladay vs. Tim Hudson
R - 450 (10th)
AVG - .256 (17th)
OPS - .729 (15th)
ERA - 3.98 (16th)
WHIP - 1.32 (19th)
BAA - .253 (15th)
Ryan Dempster doesn't want to go to the Braves. Does he have a problem being overshadowed by Larry Jones swansong season? Or is it that he finds the logo politically incorrect and offensive? Either way, it doesn't appear the deal is gonna happen, so the Braves are still on the lookout for a starting pitcher.
Placido Polanco was a good bet to be traded, but now he's on the DL. Dammit! Guess he'll have to show he's healthy enough to be dealt before the August 31st waiver wire deadline now instead. Blanton could possibly be making his last start for the Phils, while teammates Juan Pierre, Ty Wigginton, Shane Victorino and Hunter Pence could be heading elsewhere before Monday's trade deadline.