Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sunday notes as Phillies finish series with Braves

By PATRICK GORDON | Managing Editor
June 29 2014, 12:45PM EDT.
@Philabaseball

PHILADELPHIA - With two losses yesterday the Phillies now sit seven games off the pace in the NL East and have won just three of their last 10.

Sunday's contest against the Braves closes out the current homestand before the club embarks on a 10-game roadtrip through Miami, Pittsburgh and Milwaukee beginning on Tuesday.

The Phillies began the season with a 9-5 mark against teams in the NL East, but have lost 14 of their last 20 games against divisional rivals.

Sunday's starter, David Buchanan, has won each of his last three starts and has allowed three earned runs or fewer in five of his seven starts this season. He'll be opposed by veteran righty Aaron Harang.

Roster Moves: On Sunday the Phillies optioned Sean O'Sullivan to Lehigh Valley and brought up infielder Andres Blanco. O'Sullivan tossed 5.2 innings in Game 2 of yesterday's doubleheader, surrendering four earned runs on eight hits.

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