The Phillies need lineup help, that much is clear. The first offseason shoe to drop happened Tuesday, when they signed Marlon Byrd to a two-year, $16 million deal. There might be a bigger shoe to drop.
Toronto jumped on Philadelphia starter Kyle Kendrick right away as the Phillies lost to the Blue Jays 10-4 Saturday.
Jose Bautista hit his major league-leading 27th home run, one of three Toronto homers in a four-run eighth inning, and the Blue Jays snapped Cliff Lee’s five-start winning streak with a 7-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.
Roy Halladay pitched an eight-hitter against his former team to win his sixth-straight decision, Chase Utley hit a go-ahead home run and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 on Saturday.