Friday, May 29, 2015

Ben Revere increasing number of extra-base hits

Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 11:52 AM
NEW YORK - Ben Revere went into the offseason believing he could turn at least a few of his 162 singles from last season into extra-base hits. A shade more than a quarter of the way into the season, the Phillies outfielder has done just that. Revere's two-run triple in a 4-3, 10-inning loss to the... Read more

Ken Giles is OK after finger cut

Saturday, May 23, 2015, 2:04 PM
Ken Giles was visited at the mound on Friday night before he threw his first pitch. Manager Ryne Sandberg said he noticed Giles looking at his hand, prompting the manager, pitching coach Bob McClure, and a trainer to visit Giles. The pitcher had cut his thumb during his warm-ups. Sandberg said Giles... Read more

Freddy Galvis sits vs. Strasburg, Nats

Saturday, May 23, 2015, 2:02 PM
WASHINGTON - Freddy Galvis is out of Saturday's lineup for the second time in a week. The shortstop was replaced by Cesar Hernandez as the Phillies meet the Nationals and Stephen Strasburg. Galvis has three hits in his last 24 at-bats. His batting average (.311) is 42-points less than it was on May... Read more

Freddy Galvis leading off Thursday vs. Rockies

Thursday, May 21, 2015, 12:42 PM
DENVER --- With Ben Revere getting the day off against a left-handed pitcher, Freddy Galvis is batting leadoff for Thursday's series finale against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. It's just Galvis' second major league start batting leadoff. His other start there came May 5, 2013 against the... Read more

Severino Gonzalez to start Wednesday against Rockies

Monday, May 18, 2015, 6:31 PM
DENVER --- Severino Gonzalez will rejoin the Phillies rotation in wake of the right shoulder strain that sent Chad Billingsley back to the disabled list on Sunday. Gonzalez, 22, made the first two major league starts of his career on the team's last road trip, experiencing mixed results. The St. Louis... Read more

Maikel Franco batting fifth vs. Arizona

Saturday, May 16, 2015, 3:01 PM
Maikel Franco will bat fifth for a second-straight day on Saturday as the Phillies host the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citizens Bank Park. Chase Utley remains in the sixth spot. Franco made his season debut on Friday night, going 0 for 4 with a strikeout in a 4-3 win. Utley batted sixth on Friday for... Read more

Luis Garcia shines on 'Latino Night'

Friday, May 15, 2015, 11:51 PM
The ball from the final out of Friday night’s 4-3 win over Arizona was stashed somewhere in Luis Garcia’s locker. This one was worth keeping. Garcia pitched the final two innings, earning his first major-league save. He allowed one hit and struck out A.J. Pollock to end the ninth. It was... Read more

Phillies promote Maikel Franco

Friday, May 15, 2015, 9:21 AM
Maikel Franco's tenure as the Phillies everyday third baseman begins Friday night at Citizens Bank Park. The team on Friday morning promoted their closest prospect from triple-A Lehigh Valley. "This was a baseball decision based on Maikel's development and performance," Phillies general manager Ruben... Read more

Maikel Franco enjoying his final days in the minor leagues

Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 9:41 AM
ALLENTOWN - Maikel Franco ran past second base and into the outfield, trying to escape the throng of teammates on Tuesday night that wanted to mob him after his walkoff single. Starting pitcher David Buchanan would later smudge Franco’s face with a towel of shaving cream. Reliever Hector Neris... Read more

Tommy Joseph in good spirits after head injury

Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 5:50 PM
ALLENTOWN - Tommy Joseph had been hit in the forehead with foul tips. The catcher had been hit on the top of the head. On Monday night, Joseph was hit in the jaw. He said it caught him in a different way than any ball ever has. "It caught me in a different spot and jarred me a little different... Read more
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