When the Phillies acquired Kyle Lohse from the Reds most experts didn’t think he would help the Phillies. But he has pitched well enough to keep the Phillies in his starts. He has started 9 games for the Phillies and he is 2-0 with a 4.25 ERA and a 1.46 WHIP. In 48.2 innings for the Phillies, Lohse has allowed 50 hits, walked 21 batters and whiffed 33. The Phillies have gotten really hot as they have won 8 of their last 10 games including six in a row. The Phillies are now only 1.5 games behind the Mets in the National League East and 1.5 games behind the Padres for the National League Wild Card.