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Nola rebounds in third Double-A start

Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 8:42 PM
BOWIE, MD -- Righthander Aaron Nola was much more satisfied with his third start for Double-A Reading than his second. After allowing three solo home runs in four innings last week against Harrisburg, the Phillies first round draft choice from LSU allowed two earned runs in five innings of Tuesday’s... Read more

Don't count Burnett out for 2015 just yet

Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 12:03 AM
A.J. Burnett’s frustration was apparent and nobody should seem surprised. The story remains the same for Burnett, who has dug himself into one big hole after another by pitching behind in counts. Burnett’s postgame comments got big play, especially when he was asked about whether he will... Read more

Phillies to face one of AL's best in Iwakuma

Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 3:14 PM
Even though the Phillies won’t face Cy Young favorite Felix Hernandez in this three-game series with the Seattle Mariner tonight they compete against one of the top pitchers in the American League. RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (11-6, 2.72) will start in tonight's second the three-game series at Citizens... Read more

Phillies momentarily shake Interleague woes

Monday, August 18, 2014, 11:34 PM
For one night the Phillies were shaken loose from their Interleague woes. Monday’s 4-1 win over the Seattle Mariners at Citizens Bank Park was the Phillies 300th Interleague game. They are just 132-168 in those contests. This year the Phillies are just 5-10 (.333) in Interleague games. Only... Read more

Slumping Rollins gets a rest

Monday, August 18, 2014, 3:22 PM
In the middle of a month-long slump, Jimmy Rollins is not in the starting lineup as the Phillies open a series tonight with the Seattle Mariners at Citizens Bank Park. For the season Rollins is hitting .236 with 15 home runs, 50 RBIs a .695 OPS and 86 strikeouts. In 15 games this month, Rollins is... Read more

Phillies prospect J.P. Crawford sidelined by ankle injury

Saturday, August 16, 2014, 3:44 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — J.P. Crawford, the Phillies' top prospect, played Saturday for single-A Clearwater after missing four days with a sprained left ankle. The injury was not considered serious, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "We're not overly concerned," Amaro said. Crawford was not placed... Read more

Nola surrenders 3 HR in second AA start

Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 7:28 PM
HARRISBURG -- Righthander Aaron Nola had a sparkling Double-A debut last week for Reading against Harrisburg. The rematch against the Harrisburg Senators at Metro Bank Park, didn’t go as smoothly. Nola allowed three runs in four innings, with all three coming on solo home runs in Wednesday’s... Read more

For Darin Ruf, two straight starts breed production

Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 10:44 AM
ANAHEIM, Calif. — The best game of Darin Ruf's abbreviated major-league season ended Monday with Grady Sizemore’s pinch-hitting for the 28-year-old Ruf in the ninth inning. That raised questions about Ryne Sandberg’s faith in Ruf, until the Phillies manager reinserted Ruf into Tuesday’s... Read more

Asche looking to get untracked

Monday, August 11, 2014, 10:30 AM
As the statistics indicate, it’s been an up and down season for Phillies third baseman Cody Asche. He is hitting .247 with seven home runs, 37 RBI and a .675 OPS in 316 plate appearances. In today’s game against the New York Mets, Asche is batting eighth and looking to coming out of a... Read more

Phillies claim Jerome Williams, who could start Tuesday

Sunday, August 10, 2014, 2:08 PM
Two of the worst pitching staffs in baseball jettisoned Jerome Williams this season, but the veteran righthander has found a new home with the pitching-starved Phillies. On Sunday, they claimed Williams off waivers from Texas. The 32-year-old Hawaiian is expected to start Tuesday against one of his... Read more
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