Terrible week. Seven games in six days. Five losses sandwiched by two wins. And their most effective relief pitcher went on the Injured List after taking a line drive to the groin and suffering a testicular contusion.
The Phillies made a couple trades aimed at bolstering their “worst-in-baseball” bullpen. They added David Hale from the Yankees for Addison Russ. In the “bigger deal”, they procured Brandon Workman and Heath Hembree from the Red Sox for Nick Pivetta and Connor Seabold. They also received $815K plus a player to be named later (PTBNL).