Asche is not in the lineup for Wednesday's matchup with the Marlins, Meghan Montemurro of the News Journal reports. Asche will get the day off in favor of right-handed hitter Tyler Goeddel while southpaw Adam Conley gets on the mound for Miami. Goeddel will bat sixth in his stead.
Asche's playing time will be impacted when Aaron Altherr is ready to come off the disabled list later this month, Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Altherr, who is recovering from a wrist injury, must be activated from the disabled list no later than July 28. If the Phillies don't trade Peter Bourjos this month then Asche may have to split time in left field. Things will get complicated further when the Phillies decide to give top prospect Nick Williams a look in the outfield in August or September.
Asche went 3-for-5 with a double and three RBI Wednesday at the Diamondbacks. Asche capped off a four-run eighth inning with a sacrifice fly that gave the Phillies a temporary lead in a game they'd eventually win in extra innings. He's now collected an extra-base hit in six of his last eight games to raise his slugging percentage to .482.
Asche is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Giants, Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Although the numbers aren't great by any stretch, Asche has been able to maintain a regular role since joining the big club in early June by slashing .265/.306/.456 with two homers and three steals. He will sit Saturday with lefty Madison Bumgarner starting for San Francisco, and his exposure to lefties will likely remain limited. Asche may also lose out on occasional starts against right-handers to the likes of Tyler Goeddel and Jimmy Paredes.
Asche is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Blue Jays, Ryan Lawrence of the Philly Voice reports. Asche has started the previous eight games for the Phillies and will be getting a day off for Thursday's outing. He earned his first multi-hit game of the season Wednesday night, going 3-for-4 with one home run, two doubles and two RBI. In his place the Phillies will start Tyler Goeddel in left field, batting seventh.