Records: Phillies 83-61, 1st Place in NL East (1 game ahead of the Braves); Marlins 73-69, 3rd Place in NL East (9 games behind the Phillies)
Short-Timers: When the Phillies unceremoniously released lefty reliever Nate Robertson last week, I started thinking about other former Phillies with extremely short tenures. Robertson started the season with the Marlins, but he was released at the end of July. He pitched for a few weeks in August for the Cardinals' AAA club in Memphis before requesting his release there. The Phils picked him up on August 24th and he pitched in 2 games for the AAA IronPigs before finding himself wearing #31 for the Phillies upon his recall on September 6th. Robertson was on the team's active roster for all of 4 days, appearing in 2 games and running up an impressive 54.00 ERA in an inning of work. That's 6 earned runs in 1 inning. He was released on September 9th.
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Honorable mentions: Steven Register was on the active roster for 5 games in 2009 and he appeared in just 1 game, pitching 2 innings. For the World Championship year of 2008, there was R.J. Swindle (3 games, 7.71 ERA) and Chris Snelling (4 games, 2 for 4 with a home run). And who could ever forget Anderson Garcia's 9 days on the Phils' roster back in 2007? He appeared in 1 game, pitching two-thirds of an inning and allowing a run for a 13.50 ERA.
Phillies Probables: Joe Blanton, Cole Hamels, Roy Halladay
Marlins Probables: Andrew Miller, Adalberto Mendez, Alex Sanabia