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The Phillies were looking to win their series in Atlanta yesterday with Kyle Kendrick on the mound. Philadelphia jumped out to a 1-0 lead thanks to John Mayberry Jr.'s solo home run in the second inning. Kendrick allowed six runs over the next two innings which buried the Phillies. Atlanta cruised to an 8-2 victory to win the game and the series. More here.
Reports surfaced that said the Phillies have been "discouraged" by what they have heard from other teams regarding ace Cole Hamels. The reports said the Phillies would move Hamels if they can get three top prospects from a team without absorbing any of Hamels' contract. The report also states Hamels "wouldn't mind" that option. More here.