Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Sandberg: Slumping Galvis needs to revert to shortened swing

Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 12:16 AM
Freddy Galvis' early-season success came with a shortened swing and more contact-oriented hitting approach. It's the same approach Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg would like Galvis to revert to now that the 25-year-old shortstop is mired in a slump. Galvis, whose season batting average spiked at ... Read more

Reading's Roman Quinn adjusting well to double-A

Sunday, May 31, 2015, 9:40 AM
READING -- Roman Quinn has had a lot of adjustments to make in his minor league career, but so far he has adapted well during his first season in Double A for Reading. The Phillies converted Quinn to a switch-hitter after selecting him in the second round of the 2011 draft from Port St. Joe High in... Read more

Even without his best stuff, Nola has another dominating effort

Saturday, May 30, 2015, 11:32 PM
READING -- Aaron Nola said he didn’t have his best stuff, but try explaining that to the Richmond Flying Squirrels. Nola allowed one run on five hits over seven innings in Saturday’s 4-3 win over Richmond at FirstEnergy Park. He departed with a 3-1 lead, but lost a chance at a win when... Read more

Phillies promote J.P. Crawford to Reading

Friday, May 29, 2015, 10:28 PM
The Phillies late Friday announced they promoted their top prospect, shortstop J.P. Crawford, from high-A Clearwater to double-A Reading. Crawford, 20, hit .392 in 20 games this season with Clearwater. He scored 14 runs, drove in eight others, walked 14 times and struck out just nine times. He missed... Read more

Grady Sizemore designated for assignment

Friday, May 29, 2015, 2:34 PM
Manager Ryne Sandberg said it would be great if Grady Sizemore elected to stay with the organization if the outfielder clears waivers after being designated for assignment on Friday morning, making room for Cody Asche. "He's a great guy, a baseball player. Good to have around," Sandberg said. "That'd... Read more

Cody Asche rejoins Phillies

Friday, May 29, 2015, 11:44 AM
Cody Asche said he was bitter for a few days earlier this month after the Phillies sent him to triple-A Lehigh Valley. He said he was bitter about being sent down. And Asche was bitter about changing positions. Asche said it was "human nature" to feel like that. The Phillies sent the third baseman... Read more

Ben Revere increasing number of extra-base hits

Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 11:52 AM
NEW YORK - Ben Revere went into the offseason believing he could turn at least a few of his 162 singles from last season into extra-base hits. A shade more than a quarter of the way into the season, the Phillies outfielder has done just that. Revere's two-run triple in a 4-3, 10-inning loss to the... Read more

Ken Giles is OK after finger cut

Saturday, May 23, 2015, 2:04 PM
Ken Giles was visited at the mound on Friday night before he threw his first pitch. Manager Ryne Sandberg said he noticed Giles looking at his hand, prompting the manager, pitching coach Bob McClure, and a trainer to visit Giles. The pitcher had cut his thumb during his warm-ups. Sandberg said Giles... Read more

Freddy Galvis sits vs. Strasburg, Nats

Saturday, May 23, 2015, 2:02 PM
WASHINGTON - Freddy Galvis is out of Saturday's lineup for the second time in a week. The shortstop was replaced by Cesar Hernandez as the Phillies meet the Nationals and Stephen Strasburg. Galvis has three hits in his last 24 at-bats. His batting average (.311) is 42-points less than it was on May... Read more

Freddy Galvis leading off Thursday vs. Rockies

Thursday, May 21, 2015, 12:42 PM
DENVER --- With Ben Revere getting the day off against a left-handed pitcher, Freddy Galvis is batting leadoff for Thursday's series finale against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. It's just Galvis' second major league start batting leadoff. His other start there came May 5, 2013 against the... Read more
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