Roster Moves: God help the Philadelphia Phillies
The Philadelphia Phillies just got swept in a two game series against the Tampa Bay Rays. They are back to .500 on season with a 63-63 record. They are currently five games back of the National League East leading Atlanta Braves with just over a month of baseball left to be played in the 2021 MLB season. Tonight, they will open up a four game series against the worst team in the National League in the Arizona Diamondbacks. We just got word via Twitter, of a bunch of Roster Moves. Things are not looking good for the Phillies on the offense thanks to Rhys Hoskins being sent back to the 10-Day IL with a left groin injury.
Hoskins appeared in two games with the Phillies since returning to the lineup. He hit two home runs against the Padres and another home run last night against the Tampa Bay Rays. As we all know, losing him screws everything up for the Phillies lineup. The lack of power and protection in the middle of the order without Hoskins has proven to throw things off for a very inconsistent Phillies lineup.
The good news, is that the Phillies will get Zach Eflin back. He will be on the mound tonight. Jose Alvarado will be joining Eflin in returning to the Phillies. Chase Anderson rightfully has been designated for assignment.
Tonight’s Starting Lineup:
Lord help us.