Ben Revere finished with four hits and a stolen base in six at-bats as the Phillies handily defeated the Nationals on Thursday.
Thursday's game didn't start off so well, as Cliff Lee quickly exited with an injury, but Revere did his best out of the lead-off spot to ensure a victory. It's Revere's third four-hit game of the season, and the stolen base brings him up to 30 on the season in 34 opportunities. Acknowledging his total lack of power, Revere has done his job at the plate thus far, slashing .306/.326/.366.
Andrelton Simmons aggravated a nagging right shoulder injury during Wednesday's game.
It's not clear when he first injured the shoulder, but it doesn't appear to be a concern. Simmons was back in the lineup Thursday and will continue to play through the ailment. "He's fine," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "He got some treatment last night on his shoulder, but he's fine. If [the trainers] tell me there's more than that, then I would definitely not play him. But, he's fine."
Greg Holland ran his save total up to 29 after working a perfect ninth inning as the Royals defeated the Twins 6-3 on Thursday.
It was Holland's 18th 1-2-3 inning of the season in 42 appearances. Fernando Rodney converted his 30th save on Thursday, so Holland remains one off of the American League lead. Holland is 29-for-31 in save opportunities with a 1.77 ERA and a 61/12 K/BB ratio.
David Buchanan is expected to be recalled next week to take Cliff Lee's (elbow) spot in the Phillies' rotation.
Buchanan was the most logical candidate and just happened to pitch at Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Thursday. He's posted a 4.40 ERA over 10 starts in the majors this season and can be avoided for fantasy purposes.
Danny Santana led off Thursday's game with a home run and later walked, but the Twins fell to the Royals on Thursday.
Santana greeted Royals starter Ervin Santana coldly, taking him out to right field to begin the ballgame. The outfielder has been productive at the plate since rejoining the team to begin the second half, having hit six extra-base hits in his last 53 plate appearances. Overall, he's slashing .313/.347/.467 with four home runs, 22 RBI, and six stolen bases.
Phillies recalled LHP Cesar Jimenez from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
He's taking Cliff Lee's (elbow) spot on the roster. Jimenez will likely only be up for a few days until the Phillies need a starter.
Kevin Correia turned in a quality outing against the Royals, allowing two runs (one earned) in six innings, but went home with a no-decision as the Twins lost on Thursday.
Last Friday's outing aside, Correia has made great strides lowering his ERA and that continued on Thursday. The right-hander allowed only five hits without issuing a walk while striking out four. His ERA now sits at 4.89 along with a 1.48 WHIP and a 58/31 K/BB ratio. Correia will face the Padres at home next Wednesday.
Phillies placed LHP Cliff Lee on the 15-day disabled list with a left flexor pronator strain.
It's an aggravation of the injury that sidelined him for two months earlier this season. Lee might require surgery this time around, though that won't be known until he's examined Saturday. Either way, he's likely done for the season. The veteran lefty is owed approximately $45.8 million through the end of next year.