Returning home to Citizens Bank Park after a 4-1 road trip, the Philadelphia Phillies (38-64) will face the division-rival Atlanta Braves (46-55) tonight in National League baseball with 14-year veteran right hander Aaron Harang as their starter.
During this recent five-game stretch away from Philadelphia, the Phillies traded away two well-known and impactful players from their organization: starting pitcher Cole Hamels (Texas Rangers), and closer Jonathan Papelbon (Washington Nationals).
Spanning a decade in red pinstripes, Hamels, 31, was 114-90 with a 3.30 ERA over 295 appearances. Papelbon, 34, was 123-138 in save opportunities (89.1%) as a Phillie from 2012-2015, and became the franchise's all-time leader and the category.
According to a Thursday morning report from Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, outfielder Ben Revere could be the next, and perhaps last Phillie to be traded prior to tomorrow afternoon's 4 p.m. non-waiver trade deadline.
Starting Pitching Matchup:
|Atlanta Braves (46-55)||Philadelphia Phillies (38-64)|
|RHP||Shelby Miller||RHP||Aaron Harang|
|(5-7, 2.27 ERA)||(4-11, 4.08 ERA)|