Thursday morning, the Phillies did what was (probably) inevitable, and designated struggling right handed reliever Chad Qualls for assignment. The Phillies can trade Qualls, or he can accept an assignment to the minors, or sign with another club.
It had been series of gruesome events for Qualls, culminating in last night's kill-shot home run from Andrew McCutchen, putting the game just about out of reach after the Phillies had clawed their way to within a run of the lead.
Qualls' biggest problem this season was the long ball. The sinkerballer had surrendered seven home runs in 31 innings, with an ungodly 25% home run-to-fly ball ratio.