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Cole Hamels poised to return to rotation

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 9:14 PM
In the last 2 days, the Phillies have watched the two pitchers atop their rotation post two of the team's top pitching performances of the young season. Cole Hamels looks plenty ready to join the party. In what was very likely his final minor league rehab start, Hamels pitched seven strong innings... Read more

The expected cost of a Kenny Giles promotion outweighs its expected benefit

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 12:43 PM
I fully understand the rationale that has fueled the swell in grassroots support for the promotion of Kenny Giles, as I write in today's Daily News. Bring him up, see what he can do, and the worst that can happen is that he costs his team some games, which would leave them in the same position that... Read more

Game postponed, rotation holds

Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 4:46 PM
For the second time on the first homestand of the Phillies season, a game has been postponed due to inclement weather. The Phillies-Braves game on tap for Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park has been postponed. No makeup date has been scheduled yet (but it obviously won't take place this week). A... Read more

Ryne Sandberg: MLB admits they got replay wrong

Monday, April 14, 2014, 5:07 PM
Joe Torre and the folks in the MLB offices might want to send Chase Utley a fruit basket. The Phillies second baseman prevented the league offiices from having an unfortunate mess on its hands. Utley hit a go-ahead home run to snap a tie in the 8th inning of Sunday's game with the Marlins. But he... Read more

Help on the way for Phillies 'pen?

Thursday, April 10, 2014, 5:44 PM
From blowing back-to-back games in Texas last week to the inability to keep games close in the middle innings this week in Philly, the Phillies bullpen has been a trouble spot in 2014. The relief corps is 0-3 with a 4.94 ERA. Only six major league bullpens have allowed more runs (16). Only two teams... Read more

Howard: 'We've played very well this year'

Thursday, April 10, 2014, 4:33 PM
The 2014 season is just 8 games old for the Phillies, but they reside in last place in the National League East. They've lost three straight games entering Thursday, when they attempt to avoid a sweep at Citizens Bank Park to the Milwaukee Brewers. The Phillies have made 6 errors in the last three... Read more

Hamels could return in two weeks

Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 1:39 PM
The sun was shining, the bunting was neatly decorated at Citizens Bank Park and Cole Hamels was upbeat. Three hours before the Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers play in the first game at Citizens Bank Park in 2014, Hamels spoke outside the home dugout about the possibility of rejoining the starting rotation... Read more

Jose Fernandez looms, other morning Phillies tidbits

Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 8:01 AM
A few tidbits on this Belated Home Opener Morning. . . 1) Since their 14-10 victory over the Rangers on Opening Day, the Phillies are hitting .249/.319/.353 with four home runs, 16 walks, 45 strikeouts and 10 extra base hits in 193 plate appearances. They scored 14 runs on Opening Day, and have scored... Read more

Don't be surprised if Jonathan Pettibone starts Saturday

Monday, April 7, 2014, 9:56 AM
If the world was a strict meritocracy, David Buchanan would be making his major league debut for the Phillies on Sunday. But the world is not a strict meritocracy, as anybody who has watched reality television can attest, and thus we must acknowledge that the Phillies could end up going with Jonathan... Read more

Home Opener postponed; Hamels rehabs

Sunday, April 6, 2014, 2:32 PM
CHICAGO - After their attempt to complete a sweep in Wrigley, which would finish off a positive first road trip to start the season, the Phillies will board a chartered plan bound for Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon. But they will not be playing in their previously scheduled home opener at Citizens... Read more
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