The Phillies were looking to salvage the last game of their series with the Nationals yesterday. Doug Fister threw a great game for Washington going seven innings allowing just two runs. Adam LaRoche hit a two-run home run and added a walk going 1-for-3 on the day. Denard Span had a decent game going 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored. The Nationals completed the sweep against the Phillies with a 4-2 victory. More here.
Phillies selected right-handed pitcher Aaron Nola from Louisiana State University with the seventh overall pick in the MLB Draft. The right-hander has a strong fastball that sits between 93-95 mph and can hit 96 mph if he is charged up for the game. He has a 3/4 arm slot release but still manages to stay on top of his pitches giving him control. More here.
Phillies selected left-handed pitcher Matt Imhof from Cal Poly with the 47th overall pick in the MLB Draft. Imhof is a fastball pitcher in every sense of the word. He consistently hits 89-92 mph with the pitch and can get it up to 93-94. Although he is not lighting up the radar gun, the 6'5" left-hander gets a lot of downhill action with his high arm slot making the pitch that much more effective. More here.