A lot of good things have been happening for the Philadelphia Phillies. One of the best things is the winning streak, it now stands at seven games. The latest win coming on Wednesday night against the hapless Arizona Diamondbacks. The Phillies improved their record to 55-46 and they remain 3.5 games back behind the Atlanta Braves, who also won on Wednesday night.
Phillies pitcher, Roy Halladay, got his 12th win of the season. He went the distance pitching nine innings with 9 strikeouts. He scattered six hits and only gave up one run to the Diamondbacks. Carlos Ruiz went 3-4, and had three RBI on the night. Jayson Werth had three hits on the night and scored three runs.
The Phillies also introduced a long awaited prospect named Domonic Brown. Brown did not disappoint, scoring two runs and getting two hits on the night and two RBIs. Could Brown be the future right fielder of the Philadelphia Phillies? Before the injury to Shane Victorino, it appeared that Jayson Werth would be traded, but now it seems that worth may have to stay with the Phillies. That might not be a bad thing.
The trade deadline is looming on Saturday at midnight, and pitcher, Roy Oswalt, is still on the market. There was speculation tonight that Oswalt would be coming to the Phillies in a multiple trade deal, it was reported by Buster Olney of ESPN. As of now this is only speculation and nothing has been officially announced.
No other trade activity has been reported with the Phillies with the exception of Roy Oswalt, and Scott Posednik went to the LA Dodgers tonight, there was no other talk about any offense being added to the Phillies via the trade deadline. The way the Phillies have been playing lately it seems they may not need any more offense of power as they been beating up the teams they been playing.
Be sure to come back to FightinPhillies.com to hear the latest trade rumors, we've added a new widget on the website to keep track of what is happening around the league. We'll be talking about the trade deadline and the way the Phillies have been playing on the Phillies talk podcast which we will be recording on Thursday night, give it a listen won't you?