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Phillies still debating merits of September promotion for Maikel Franco

Monday, August 25, 2014, 5:38 PM
Maikel Franco started at third base and batted third Monday night for triple-A Lehigh Valley, his team for one more week. The minor-league season ends Sept. 1, the day major-league rosters can be expanded, but there is no decision on Franco's next destination. Franco, who turns 22 on Tuesday, hit... Read more

Phillies to honor Taney Little League on Wednesday

Sunday, August 24, 2014, 1:47 PM
The Phillies will honor the Taney Dragons in a "ballpark-wide" ceremony before Wednesday's game. The entire roster, plus coaches and parents, will participate. All fans in attendance will receive a Taney T-shirt. Some proceeds from that night's ticket sales will benefit Taney Little League. The ceremony... Read more

Buchanan, Brown voice displeasure with Sandberg's moves

Sunday, August 24, 2014, 1:54 AM
There was a lot of frustration after the Phillies 6-5 loss in 12 innings to the St. Louis Cardinals and two players in a roundabout manner, questioned some strategy of manager Ryne Sandberg. Starting pitcher David Buchanan expressed his displeasure about being pulled after five innings. Buchanan... Read more

Galvis recalled by Phillies

Saturday, August 23, 2014, 3:40 PM
Infielder Freddy Galvis, whose season was delayed when he contracted MRSA in March, has been recalled by the Phillies from the Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs. The Phillies have designated infielder Reid Brignac for assignment. After rehabbing in the beginning of the season for Single-A Clearwater... Read more

Revere remains on fire

Friday, August 22, 2014, 11:45 PM
This has become more than just a little hot streak for Ben Revere. It's now going on two months that the Phillies center fielder has been on a tear, with no signs of slowing down. He entered the evening second in the National League in the batting race to Colorado's Justin Morneau. Revere raised his... Read more

Sandberg says Sizemore could be part of Phillies future

Friday, August 22, 2014, 5:40 PM
Grady Sizemore has seen his playing time and batting average decrease lately, but Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said 32-year-old outfielder could be part of the Phillies future plans. Sizemore joined the Phillies on July 11 and hit .347 in his first 20 games. Since Aug. 11 he has started two games... Read more

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
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