Fans won't get to see Manny Machado on Friday night at Citizens Bank Park. But they will get to see the Philadelphia Phillies kick off the second half of their season atop the National League East.
The Phillies will host the San Diego Padres on Friday with Jake Arrieta (7-6, 3.23 ERA) squaring off against Clayton Richard (7-8, 4.43).
Philadelphia was rumored to be close to acquiring Machado from the Baltimore Orioles over the All-Star Break. However, the superstar shortstop ended up being dealt to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, leaving the Phillies to look elsewhere for a lineup upgrade before the July 31 trade deadline.