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Jesse Biddle named International League pitcher of the week

Monday, July 20, 2015, 11:26 AM
Jesse Biddle was awarded the International League's pitcher of the week award on Monday, three days after his best start of the season. The lefthander pitched seven shutot innings on Friday night for triple-A Lehigh Valley. Biddle struck out seven and walked one. He threw 61 of his 100 pitches for... Read more

Giles makes no excuses for rare off-day

Sunday, July 19, 2015, 6:23 PM
Ken Giles made no excuses. He said pitching in what felt like a furnace wasn’t an excuse. Nor was the fact that it was his third game in three days. He threw 57 pitches during the weekend. Giles was lifted off the hook when Jeff Francoeur hit a 2-run walk-off home run to give the Phillies an... Read more

Phillies' Revere talks candidly about the trade deadline

Sunday, July 19, 2015, 12:40 PM
Ben Revere isn't like his teammate Jonathan Papelbon, who is openly trying to get out of town, but the Phillies outfielder understands that his address could be changing by the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. The 27-year-old Revere is hitting a team-leading .299 after going 2 for 4 Sunday in an... Read more

Ken Giles ready to become closer if Phillies trade Papelbon

Saturday, July 18, 2015, 6:47 PM
Being the closer, Ken Giles said, is like entering a "whole new world." Chances are good that Giles will enter that world if the Phillies decide to part ways with Jonathan Papelbon before the trade deadline on July 31. "Everyone knows who you are when you come into that ninth inning because you're... Read more

Mackanin doesn't pull punches in assessment of Garcia & Papelbon

Friday, July 17, 2015, 11:37 PM
Phillies interim manager Pete Mackanin didn’t hold back when talking about the struggles of reliever Luis Garcia or the comments of Jonathan Papelbon. In fairness, Mackanin also praised both players, but not before giving a blunt assessment of one’s pitching and the other’s verbal... Read more

Aaron Nola to make major-league debut Tuesday

Friday, July 17, 2015, 11:00 AM
Aaron Nola's sprint through the Phillies farm system reached the finish line on Friday morning as the team announced the righthander will make his major-league debut on Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park against Tampa Bay. Nola, 21, went 10-4 this season with a 2.39 ERA in 18 starts between double-A... Read more

Baseball America: Franklyn Kilome the Phillies' third-best prospect

Thursday, July 16, 2015, 2:05 PM
Baseball America on Thursday afternoon unveiled its midseason rankings of the Phillies' top prospects, and the list includes considerable changes to the Top 10 the publication released in February. The most prominent difference is the No. 3 spot, which in the winter belonged to the since-promoted... Read more

Papelbon not called on to pitch in MLB All-Star Game

Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 1:20 AM
CINCINNATI — Nine innings and three hours, 2 minutes passed Tuesday night and Jonathan Papelbon never left the bullpen during the American League's 6-3 win over the National League at Great American Ball Park. The Phillies closer and six-time all-star was one of five NL pitchers and the only... Read more

Orioles star Adam Jones: Phillies' hiring of Andy MacPhail a 'good move'

Monday, July 13, 2015, 9:53 PM
CINCINNATI — Adam Jones, the centerpiece to Andy MacPhail's best trade in his five seasons leading the Baltimore Orioles, thinks the Phillies' hiring of his former boss is a "good move." "Andy MacPhail knows the game of baseball, and he's always about the youth movement and getting potential... Read more

Papelbon says it's time for Phillies to "you know what or get off the pot"

Monday, July 13, 2015, 4:38 PM
CINCINNATI - Jonathan Papelbon has long voiced his desire to pitch for a contender. That's why, he repeated on Monday, he signed the richest-ever contract for a relief pitcher in November 2011 to join the Phillies, then coming off an 102-win season and boasting a rotation headlined by Roy Halladay... Read more
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