In addition to the game, the Phillies are also shopping around for a right-handed bat. The Phillies No. 1 target is Houston Astros’ outfielder Hunter Pence. Pence, as we have mentioned before, would be an upgrade for the Phillies but is likely to cost a lot. Houston turned down a deal earlier this week that would have sent Pence to Philadelphia and in return they would have received Jarred Cosart, the top pitching prospect the Phillies have, and Jonathan Singleton, the Phillies best hitting prospect, and a third minor league player.
The Phillies also have been in serious discussion with the Padres about trading for reliever Mike Adams and outfielder Ryan Ludwick. But, at this hour, Buster Olney is reporting that those talks appear to be on hold because the Phillies are hoping the Astros will trade Hunter Pence to Philadelphia. We shall see how the night shakes out and stay tuned to Whiz Wit for all your breaking news. Game starts at 7:05pm at Citizens Bank Park.