In a trade that should do little to improve either team, Philadelphia have sent the enigmatic (ie. sucky) Marlon Byrd (above) to Washington in exchange for the underachieving Endy Chavez (most recently seen around these parts patrolling CF for the New Orleans Zephyrs during their visit to Round Rock).

Brutal pitching line of the day : Philly’s Ryan Madson, 1/3 of an inning pitched, 6 earned runs, 5 hits, 2 HR’s allowed, a blown save and the loss, throwing batting practice to the Reds during a fatal 7th inning this afternoon at Citizen’s Bank Park.