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Hernandez looking to reverse season-long trend

Friday, August 1, 2014, 11:03 PM
WASHINGTON -- For Phillies righthander Roberto Hernandez, this has been a season of alternating months. Hernandez had a 5.74 earned run average in April. His May ERA sunk to 1.73. Then it June it rose to 5.03 before going down to 3.76 in July. Hernandez is looking to stop that trend and at least... Read more

Game 110: Brown sits again

Friday, August 1, 2014, 3:52 PM
WASHINGTON -- For the third straight game Domonic Brown isn’t in the Phillies lineup for tonight's game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Grady Sizemore continues to play well and centerfielder Ben Revere has gotten hot recently. And since Marlon Byrd wasn’t traded, he... Read more

Gonzalez promoted to Lehigh Valley

Friday, August 1, 2014, 2:52 PM
WASHINGTON -- Righthander Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, who had high hopes as a starter when he signed a three-year $12 million contract, has been promoted from Reading to Triple-A Lehigh Valley, where he continues to have success as a reliever. Slowed by a shoulder injury in spring training and then suffering... Read more

Papelbon adamant about closing

Friday, August 1, 2014, 12:22 AM
WASHINGTON -- Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon has not backed off his comments earlier this month that he would like to play for a contender. Papelbon said he was also fine with staying with the Phillies because he likes the makeup of the young bullpen. He could still get traded next month although... Read more

Lee justifiably worried about latest injury

Thursday, July 31, 2014, 11:59 PM
WASHINGTON -- Cliff Lee doesn’t know how severe his latest injury to his left elbow is but says it feels the same way it did when he originally went on the disabled list on May 19. Lee left Thursday’s 10-4 win over the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park after suffering a re-occurrence... Read more

Phillies, Cardinals could find match for A.J. Burnett

Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 10:46 AM
UPDATE (2:29 p.m.): St. Louis found its rotation upgrade elsewhere. The Cardinals traded for Cleveland's Justin Masterson, a righthander on the disabled list with a 5.51 ERA, according to multiple reports. St. Louis traded James Ramsey, a double-A outfielder and their No. 7 prospect as ranked by Baseball... Read more

Phillies schedule private workout with Cuban outfield prospect

Monday, July 28, 2014, 2:01 PM
NEW YORK — Phillies officials do not believe a long-term rebuilding process is necessary for a team hurtling toward another baseball-less October, but few methods exist to inject young talent. A trade is one. The amateur draft remains the most crucial. The international market is another avenue... Read more

Biddle back on the mound with GCL Phillies

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 5:28 PM
Jesse Biddle remains on double-A Reading’s temporary inactive list, but the Phillies' 2010 first-round pick out of Germantown Friends School returned to the mound Saturday down in Tampa, Fla. Pitching for the Gulf Coast League Phillies, Biddle covered two innings and faced eight batters in his... Read more

Howard back in the cleanup spot

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 3:32 PM
After three days of watching Darin Ruf take his spot at first base, Ryan Howard returned to manager Ryne Sandberg's lineup Saturday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Howard, hitting .224 overall and .156 this month, was benched for three games starting Wednesday night and Sandberg indicated... Read more

De Fratus provides emotion in clutch pitching effort against Arizona

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 12:38 AM
While the Phillies at times have looked lifeless, which is what constant losing will do to any team, Justin De Fratus provided a jolt of enthusiasm, not to mention some clutch pitching in Friday’s 9-5 win over the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks. With the Phillies leading 6-4, Antonio Bastardo... Read more
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