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Burnett's inconsistency frustrates himself & his manager

Friday, August 8, 2014, 11:39 PM
It takes a lot for Ryne Sandberg to criticize one of his players publicly but the Phillies manager is clearly frustrated with the recent performance of righthander A.J. Burnett. All season, Burnett has had some nasty stuff on the mound, but he goes extended periods when he can’t consistently... Read more

Howard looks to keep hot streak against Mets

Friday, August 8, 2014, 5:18 PM
Following a 1-for-25 road trip, Ryan Howard reversed course upon returning to Citizens Bank Park. During the Phillies three-game sweep of the visiting Houston Astros, Howard went 5 for 14 (.357) with two home runs eight RBIs and a 1.257 OPS. Howard looks to continue his hot streak when the Phillies... Read more

Nola to make up to four starts

Thursday, August 7, 2014, 5:18 PM
Reading righthander Aaron Nola could make as many as four more starts before the end of the season. Nola, the Phillies first round pick from LSU, had an impressive debut for during Wednesday’s win over Harrisburg. He allowed six hits in five innings, struck out four and walked one. Nola threw... Read more

Phillies trade Roberto Hernandez to Dodgers

Thursday, August 7, 2014, 2:21 PM
The Phillies invested $4.5 million last winter in Roberto Hernandez to be their fifth starter. He pitched in 23 games (20 starts) with a 3.87 ERA, and did his job. That made him attractive enough to the Los Angeles Dodgers, who placed a waiver claim, and acquired the 33-year-old righthander Thursday... Read more

No surgery for Cliff Lee, who will rest injured elbow

Thursday, August 7, 2014, 11:12 AM
Cliff Lee will not require surgery for his strained left elbow, a Phillies official said Thursday, but another elongated period of rest will not quell doubt about Lee's availability for 2015. The Phillies, for now, expect him to be ready for spring training. The lefthander, owed $37.5 million next... Read more

Some Phillies went through waivers, and none of it matters

Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 6:22 PM
This is the time of year when the most irresponsible baseball reporting transpires. There are 750 active players in Major League Baseball, and a large sum of those players are placed on what is called "revocable waivers." Why? Because there is no harm. A claimed player can be pulled from waivers, and... Read more

Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez has rough outing

Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 5:22 PM
ALLENTOWN -- Miguel Alfredo hit his first rough patch for Triple-A Lehigh Valley during his third relief appearance for the IronPigs. Pitching for a second straight day, the Cuban righthander who signed a three-year $12 million contract, struggled during his one inning in Tuesday’s 8-5 loss to... Read more

David Buchanan to start Wednesday for Phillies

Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 8:29 AM
David Buchanan will be recalled Wednesday to fill Cliff Lee's spot in the Phillies' rotation. Buchanan, 25, was scratched from his scheduled start Tuesday morning at triple-A Lehigh Valley. The rookie righthander was the logical (read: only) choice to replace Lee, who again succumed to a strained... Read more

Howard giving a big piece to the community

Monday, August 4, 2014, 9:29 PM
This was one night that Ryan Howard could forget about a frustrating season and just think of giving back to the community. That is exactly what the Phillies first baseman did during the Stand Up For Literacy fund raiser that he and his wife Krystle hosted at the Franklin Institute. Last year this... Read more

Momentum quickly ends again for Phillies

Sunday, August 3, 2014, 7:37 PM
WASHINGTON -- The inability to sustain any momentum was evident this weekend for the Phillies in their series split with the Washington Nationals. Based on their 49-63 record, it’s been a season-long problem with no signs of turning around. The Phillies overcame the adversity of losing Cliff... Read more
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