Thursday, December 18, 2014

Hamels has set the bar for the Phillies starters

Saturday, June 21, 2014, 1:37 AM
ST. LOUIS -- Cole Hamels will take a scoreless streak of 23 2/3 innings into Saturday’s anticipated pitching matchup against St. Louis Cardinals righthander Adam Wainwright at Busch Stadium. Hamels has done more than just revert to his all-star form of late. He has also set the tone for the... Read more

Game 72: Looking to ride the road momentum

Friday, June 20, 2014, 4:46 PM
ST. LOUIS -- The Phillies look for their fifth consecutive road win when they visit the St. Louis Cardinals in the second of their four-game series tonight in Busch Stadium. With three wins in Atlanta and last night’s 4-1 victory in St. Louis, the Phillies (33-38) have won four in a row for... Read more

Phillies Buchanan steps up with a huge effort

Friday, June 20, 2014, 12:36 AM
ST. LOUIS – David Buchanan allowed three solo home runs in his last outing and even though the wind was blowing out of Citizens Bank Park in a 7-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs, the Phillies righthander knew he had to make an adjustment. So he worked in bullpen sessions on keeping the ball down... Read more

Game 71: Looking to stay hot

Thursday, June 19, 2014, 4:41 PM
ST. LOUIS -- Since a 4-1 loss at Cincinnati on June 8, the Phillies have been on their best stretch of the season. They have won 7 of 9 since then and began the day five games behind the Washington Nationals in the N.L. East. Coming off a three-game sweep in Atlanta, the Phillies now face St. Louis... Read more

Ho hum: Seven more zeroes for Cole Hamels

Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 9:30 AM
ATLANTA — It was forgotten when Monday night bled into Tuesday morning, and the Braves emptied their taxed bullpen. The Phillies batted around in the 13th inning. Almost three hours after Cole Hamels departed the game, they won, 6-1. But Hamels, again, was the brightest spot. He has a 23 2/3... Read more

Aaron Altherr replaces grieving Tony Gwynn Jr.

Monday, June 16, 2014, 2:57 PM
ATLANTA — Outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. will spend at least three days away from the Phillies as he mourns the death of his father, Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn. The team placed Gwynn Jr. on the bereavement list and recalled Aaron Altherr from double-A Reading to fill his spot. Gwynn is permitted to... Read more

Phillies face defining stretch

Sunday, June 15, 2014, 8:14 PM
The Phillies will get an indication whether they are buyers or sellers after the next 35-games, of which 32 will be played against teams with winning records. This stretch ends July 24, a week before the trade deadline. Here is what the Phillies will face in this stretch. At Atlanta (3 games); at... Read more

J.P. Crawford promoted, headed to Clearwater

Sunday, June 15, 2014, 2:33 PM
Shortstop J.P. Crawford, The Inquirer’s No. 2 Phillies prospect, is being promoted from low Single-A Lakewood to advanced Single-A Clearwater in the Florida State League. In an accompanying move, Clearwater’s Roman Quinn, The Inquirer’s No. 4 prospect, is being moved from shortstop... Read more

Game 67: Howard gets a rest

Sunday, June 15, 2014, 10:17 AM
With the Chicago Cubs going with lefthander Travis Wood (6-5, 4.95), Ryan Howard is out of the Phillies lineup for today’s series finale at Citizens Bank Park. John Mayberry Jr. will get the start at first base. Mayberry is batting .316 (12 for 38) with three home runs and 12 RBIs this season... Read more

How long can Rollins play?

Saturday, June 14, 2014, 10:00 PM
Jimmy Rollins turns 36 in November and after earning the Phillies hit record with his 2,235th in Saturday’s 7-4 win over the Chicago Cubs, a natural question is how much longer can he play? “I plan on playing until I can’t play anymore,” Rollins said after moving ahead of Mike... Read more
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