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Hernandez return to the Phillies rests on his defense

Monday, May 5, 2014, 11:23 PM
READING -- With the way that Cesar Hernandez is hitting and the struggle that Freddy Galvis faces to produce offensively, it’s natural to think that the two should trade places. Hernandez is at Reading, learning how to play shortstop and third base as a way to make himself more valuable. At... Read more

Game 30: Galvis and Nix start vs. Happ

Monday, May 5, 2014, 3:09 PM
The Phillies will encounter an old friend, J.A. Happ, Monday night. They will do it with Freddy Galvis and Jayson Nix manning the left side of the infield. Shortstop Jimmy Rollins is not in the lineup one day after he appeared to tweak something when he fielded a fifth-inning grounder. Cameras showed... Read more

J.P. Crawford, Tommy Joseph crushed it Sunday

Monday, May 5, 2014, 9:38 AM
The first month of the minor-league season generated few success stories in the Phillies' system. Their four full-season, minor-league affiliates — Lehigh Valley, Reading, Clearwater and Lakewood — went a combined 36-62 in April. That was the worst record for any organization in baseball... Read more

Howard looking to regain his form

Sunday, May 4, 2014, 12:37 AM
Ryan Howard won’t say he is back, simply because there is still ground to make up. Yet the Phillies first baseman is showing strides that he is regaining his form of a few years ago. Howard hit a three-run home run to left field in Saturday’s 7-2 win over the Washington Nationals. When... Read more

Flu bug to Hamels causes change in rotation

Saturday, May 3, 2014, 5:41 PM
The Phillies have announced a change in their rotation because Cole Hamels has the flu. Hamels, who was supposed to start Sunday’s game against Washington, has been pushed back to Tuesday when he will face the visiting Toronto Blue Jays. Roberto Hernandez, who was slated to start Tuesday, will... Read more

Game 28: Burnett looks to continue hot streak

Saturday, May 3, 2014, 3:26 PM
A.J. Burnett, with three straight strong starts looks to snap the Phillies' two-game losing streak when the Phillies host the Washington Nationals tonight at Citizens Bank Park. Burnett (1-1, 2.15 ERA) will face Nationals RHP Tanner Roark (2-0, 2.76). In his last three starts Burnett is 1-0 with... Read more

Is the bullpen shattering the Phillies confidence?

Saturday, May 3, 2014, 12:01 AM
One has to wonder how much the Phillies bullpen struggles are demoralizing the team. The Phillies suffered their sixth blown save in Friday’s 5-3 loss to the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park. With the six blown saves, the Phillies are tied for the second most in the Major Leagues... Read more

Game 27: A top-flight pitching matchup

Friday, May 2, 2014, 5:27 PM
A classic pitching matchup highlights the beginning of this weekend series between the Phillies and visiting Washington Nationals. Cliff Lee (3-2, 3.29) will face Stephen Strasburg (2-2, 4.24) in tonight’s opener. The Phillies have had two days off following Wednesday’s rainout with the... Read more

Kendrick's next start pushed back after postponement

Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 3:19 PM
After announcing the postponement of Wednesday's game against the New York Mets, the Phillies decided to push righthander Kyle Kendrick's next start back to Monday, allowing them to use the top three members of their rotation during the weekend series against the Washington Nationals at Citizens... Read more

Hernandez temporarily headed to bullpen

Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 5:41 PM
It appears as if the Phillies are about to add a righthanded reliever to their bullpen by temporarily subtracting a righthanded starter from their rotation. With off days as bookends around their two-game series with the Mets, manager Ryne Sandberg indicated that the team planned to skip Roberto Hernandez's... Read more
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