Game 121 - Thursday Night, August 20th in Miami
Record - 47-74, 5th Place, 17 1/2 games behind the Mets
One Sentence Summary: The Phillies attempted a comeback, but Jerome Williams' horrendous start was too much to overcome and the Marlins won, 9-7.
What It Means: Williams now earns an ERA of 6.10. I have to imagine there are prospects in Triple-A who could take his spot in the rotation in September.
What Happened: Williams allowed 8 runs on 8 hits in 1 2/3 innings pitched. Cesar Jimenez came in for the next 2 1/3 innings and shut the Marlins down.
Featured Card: Following the game, Jimenez was designated for assignment to make room on the roster for Friday night's starting pitcher, Jered Eickhoff. On Friday afternoon, Jimenez was claimed off waivers by the Milwaukee Brewers and he'll join their bullpen. He becomes the ninth member of the 2015 Phillies squad now no longer with the organization. His sole Phillies baseball card can be found within the first team issued photo card set from the beginning of this season.
Departed During Season
- Grady Sizemore (6/1/15) - Released and signed with the Tampa Bay Rays organization on 6/15/15.
- Phillippe Aumont (6/24/15) - Designated for assignment and elected free agency. Signed with the Toronto Blue Jays organization on 7/24/15.
- Jonathan Papelbon (7/28/15) - Traded with cash considerations to the Washington Nationals for Nick Pivetta.
- Cole Hamels and Jake Diekman (7/31/15) - Traded with cash considerations to the Texas Rangers for Matt Harrison, Nick Williams, Jorge Alfaro, Jake Thompson, Jerad Eickhoff and Alec Asher.
- Ben Revere (7/31/15) - Traded to the Toronto Blue Jays for Jimmy Cordero and Alberto Tirado.
- Chase Utley (8/19/15) - Traded with cash considerations to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Darnell Sweeney and John Richy.
- Cesar Jimenez (8/21/15) - Claimed off waivers by the Milwaukee Brewers.
Arrived During Season
- Kevin Correia (6/8/15) - Signed as a free agent formerly with the San Francisco Giants organization.
- Dalier Hinojosa (7/15/15) - Selected off waivers from the Boston Red Sox.
- Jerad Eickhoff (7/31/15) - Acquired with Matt Harrison, Nick Williams, Jorge Alfaro, Jake Thompson and Alec Asher from the Texas Rangers for Cole Hamels, Jake Diekman and cash considerations.
- Darnell Sweeney (8/19/15) - Acquired with John Richy from the Los Angeles Dodgers for Chase Utley and cash considerations.