1B Darin Ruf got the start again at first over Ryan Howard, who was not traded prior to the Thursday deadline. Ruf entered game with average of .136. Ruf was 1-for-4 and his average is .154.

RF Marlon Byrd entered Thursday's game with 20 homers. He played for Washington in 2005 and 2006. Byrd had two hits and his averaged jumped to .271 on a night the Phillies had 17 hits -- 16 of them singles.

SS Jimmy Rollins had a solid all-around game Thursday. He had three hits, two steals, one run and drove in a run.

LF Grady Sizemore had three hits on Thursday. He is now hitting .328 with the Phillies since coming over from Boston.

RHP Roberto Hernandez will start against the Nationals on Friday in Washington. He is 2-1 with an ERA of 1.61 in his career against the Nationals and in his last start he went seven innings and gave up four hits and two runs in a 4-2 win against Arizona.

LHP Cliff Lee made the start Thursday, hours after the trade deadline passed. He was traded at the deadline in 2009, on July 29, from Cleveland to Philadelphia and then joined the Phillies again prior to the 2011 season. He left the game in the third inning with the reoccurrence of a left flexor pronator strain. He gave up one hit in 2 2/3 innings and threw just 31 pitches, 24 for strikes. "It is pretty much the same thing it was before," said Lee, standing his locker after the game. "I felt it barely warming up. It came on a little stronger the last six or seven pitches. I felt if I kept throwing something was going to snap." Lee, with an ERA of 3.65 and 4-5 record, had fanned four of the first nine batters and gave up one hit before Antonio Bastardo took over in the third. The Phillies scored five runs in the fourth to take a 5-0 lead. "Obviously I am worried about it," Lee said. "Body-wise I felt good. I was thinking (the previous injury) was gone. I would have to say that's the case" his season may be over. Said manager Ryne Sandberg: "He will be evaluated (Friday) and then see a doctor here Saturday. I'm not going to make any judgments or anything (about the DL). It is pretty similar to last time. He was actually throwing the ball pretty well. He felt good, his body felt good."

CF Ben Revere had four hits on Thursday against Washington and he is now batting .306. He also recorded his 30th steal of the year. His career high is 40 steals in a season. "Ben is just peppering the ball," said manager Ryne Sandberg. "He is squaring up the ball and using the whole field. We saw this last year for about six weeks. He really sets the table for the rest of the guys coming up."