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A.J. Burnett, baseball's losses leader, hints at discontent

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 2:11 AM
SAN DIEGO — The 17th loss for A.J. Burnett looked much like the ones before it. He settled after a inauspicious start but issued a two-out walk that bred trouble. No pitcher in baseball has more losses — or walks — than the 37-year-old Burnett. Yet he controls his destiny with a $12... Read more

Papelbon suspended seven games for gesture

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 10:03 PM
UPDATE [Monday, 9:08 p.m.]: MLB announced that closer Jonathan Papelbon will be suspended for seven games. The Phillies have released the following statement: The Phillies fully support the decision of the Commissioner’s Office, which has exclusive jurisdiction for on-field player behavior... Read more

Phillies finding home success against Miami

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 11:16 AM
Today will be the Miami Marlins final appearance this season at Citizens Bank Park and the Phillies are likely sorry to see it end. While the Phillies are 69-79 overall, they are 9-6 against the Marlins. Taking it a step further, they are 7-2 against Miami this year at Citizens Bank Park. Since Sept... Read more

Howard still producing with men on base

Saturday, September 13, 2014, 7:13 PM
Ryan Howard’s numbers are fascinating and they may be worth a longer look from any American League team that might be interested in adding the Phillies’ first baseman as a designated hitter during the offseason. Obviously the Phillies would have to eat a lot of Howard’s remaining... Read more

Giles, Papelbon continue to own late innings

Friday, September 12, 2014, 11:23 PM
Ken Giles and Jonathan Papelbon have owned the eighth and ninth innings for the Phillies and it happened again during Friday’s 3-1 win over the visiting Miami Marlins in 10 innings. While Cody Asche justifiably was in the star’s role with a walk-off two-run homer in the 10th off Dan Jennings... Read more

Miami's Stanton offers encouraging words

Friday, September 12, 2014, 3:33 PM
Giancarlo Stanton, who was suffered multiple fractures in his face after being struck with a pitch during Thursday’s 4-2 loss at Milwaukee, had an encouraging update in this tweet today. “The amount of support I have received from you guys has been tremendous & Heartfelt. I'm much... Read more

No changes in Cliff Lee's rehab plan from elbow injury

Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 4:42 PM
Three of the foremost experts on pitchers' arms have examined Cliff Lee's injured left elbow in recent weeks. They all agreed that Lee, who visited Philadelphia on Monday for another doctor's appointment, can follow the original rehab plan. So Lee will not throw until sometime in November. Nevertheless... Read more

With Jimmy Rollins hurt, Maikel Franco becomes No. 2 hitter

Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 3:22 PM
The hamstring injury to Jimmy Rollins will provide opportunities for both Freddy Galvis and Cesar Hernandez at shortstop. But, as Tuesday's lineup demonstrates, there are others who stand to benefit, too. Maikel Franco, who batted sixth, seventh and eighth (twice) in his first four major-league starts... Read more

Hamels reflects on a difficult outing

Sunday, September 7, 2014, 9:12 PM
WASHINGTON -- Cole Hamels felt that a crucial balk shouldn’t have been called, but he also understood that he wasn’t at his best during Sunday’s 3-2 loss to the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Hamels pitched 6 1/3 innings and allowed the three earned runs on seven hits. He... Read more

Hamels continues his dominant season

Sunday, September 7, 2014, 10:37 AM
WASHINGTON -- This is shaping up for quite a season for Phillies lefthander Cole Hamels. Despite missing the first three weeks due to biceps tendonitis, and then getting off to a slow start, Hamels has simply been one of baseball’s best pitchers. He’ll take the mound today in Washington... Read more
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