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Hamels hopes to make his next start

Friday, June 19, 2015, 5:44 PM
Cole Hamels says he hopes to make his next start and unlike Thursday, this was no prank. Hamles missed Friday's start with the St. Louis Cardinals with a mild right hamstring strain. He has his eye toward his next start Wednesday against the host New York Yankees. "I'll throw a bullpen on Sunday... Read more

Adam Morgan to make major league debut on Sunday

Friday, June 19, 2015, 3:06 PM
Two seasons ago, his first in triple A, Adam Morgan was nearing a major league promotion. Instead came injury issues, and the following winter - on Jan. 8, 2014 - the lefthanded pitcher required an operation to close a gap in the front part of his pitching shoulder. Surgery cost Morgan all of last... Read more

Aaron Nola pitches five scoreless innings in AAA debut

Thursday, June 18, 2015, 8:55 PM
ALLENTOWN - A clubhouse attendant asked Chase d'Arnaud if he had good handwriting on Thursday night as two disco balls shined a rainbow of colors through the Lehigh Valley clubhouse. He wanted d'Arnaud to take a Sharpie and inscribe the game ball from Aaron Nola's first start with the IronPigs, a good-as-advertised... Read more

Kelly Dugan gets season started at Reading

Thursday, June 18, 2015, 4:40 PM
TRENTON - Kelly Dugan's goals this season are simple, he said. “Show up, do my routine, swing at good pitches, hit the ball hard, play defense as best I can," Dugan said. "I try to just stay in the present.” The outfielder's present is with double-A Reading as he continues his climb after... Read more

Jake Diekman earns win in first game back with Phillies

Thursday, June 18, 2015, 4:37 PM
Jake Diekman returned to the Phillies on Thursday, two weeks after the struggling reliever was demoted to triple A, and tossed a 1-2-3 sixth inning to earn his first win of the season. In his time back in the minors, the hard-throwing lefthander threw seven scoreless frames. He allowed five hits, and... Read more

Cole Hamels to miss Friday start against Cardinals

Thursday, June 18, 2015, 12:20 PM
Cole Hamels threw his between-start bullpen session and went through a workout Tuesday in Baltimore. A day later, the pitcher felt something in his hamstring, according to Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg. On Thursday, the Phillies' ace and top trade chip was scratched from his scheduled start Friday... Read more

Jerome Williams likely headed to disabled list

Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 12:09 AM
BALTIMORE --- Jerome Williams is likely headed to the disabled list after straining his left hamstring in the first inning of the Phillies' embarrasing 19-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night. Williams said he felt a pop after he split while covering home plate on a wild pitch. The struggling... Read more

Aaron Nola to make triple-A debut on Thursday

Monday, June 15, 2015, 11:51 PM
Aaron Nola's triple-A debut will indeed come Thursday, as expected, a Lehigh Valley IronPigs spokesperson said late Monday. Nola, the Phillies' top pitching prospect, will face the Buffalo Bisons, the Toronto Blue Jays' triple-A affilliate. The 22-year-old righthander arrived in Allentown on Monday... Read more

Aaron Nola ready for new challenges at triple A

Monday, June 15, 2015, 3:55 PM
ALLENTOWN - Aaron Nola drove to Allentown on Monday afternoon, officially beginning the next stage of his baseball career. The Phillies' top pitching prospect dominated at the double-A level. The Phillies promoted him Sunday to triple A. It was time for a new test. "I'm ready to get things started... Read more

Phillies promote Aaron Nola to triple A

Sunday, June 14, 2015, 4:43 PM
Aaron Nola is one step away from joining the Phillies. The team's top pitching prospect was promoted to triple-A Lehigh Valley on Sunday afternoon. Nola made 12 starts this season at double-A Reading. He was 7-3 with a 1.88 ERA. The righthander struck out 59 batters in 76.2 innings. His first start... Read more
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