Monday, April 27, 2015

Harang won't dwell on his fast start

Sunday, April 26, 2015, 8:04 PM
Phillies righthander Aaron Harang doesn’t want to talk too much about his quick start this season, but statistically it is the best of his career. By a wide margin. Harang, whose next start is Wednesday in St. Louis against the Cardinals, is 2-1 with a 1.37 ERA and 0.80 WHIP. His previous best... Read more

Will injuries/ineffectiveness accelerate Hamels trade talks?

Sunday, April 26, 2015, 12:46 PM
St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright suffered a left Achilles and left ankle injury during Saturday's 5-3 win over the host Milwaukee Brewers. Could this give the Cardinals incentive to pursue Phillies leading trade chip Cole Hamels? There is no word on how long Wainwright will be out, but the... Read more

Galvis in today's Phillies lineup

Sunday, April 26, 2015, 11:06 AM
Shortstop Freddy Galvis is back in today’s Phillies lineup after leaving Saturday’s game following his sensational defensive play during Saturday’s 5-2 loss to the visiting Atlanta Braves. Galvis made an outstanding stab to his left of a Nick Markakis grounder and as while rolling... Read more

Freddy Galvis makes 'unbelievable' defensive play

Sunday, April 26, 2015, 12:48 AM
Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg has seen his share of great defensive plays. So when the Hall of Fame second baseman described Freddy Galvis' diving stop and throw as "one of the better plays I've ever seen," it was certainly high praise. Galvis provided what could prove to be the Phillies' defense... Read more

Severino Gonzalez to make spot start Tuesday

Saturday, April 25, 2015, 10:28 PM
Phillies pitching prospect Severino Gonzalez will make his major league debut Tuesday in a spot start against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. The Phillies opted against another bullpen game. Reliever Dustin McGowan started Thursday's game but ran out of gas in the fourth inning. "He's... Read more

Ben Revere returns to leadoff spot

Friday, April 24, 2015, 5:30 PM
The first Phillies batter strolled to the plate on Friday night and for the first time in 11 days it was Ben Revere. The team's opening-day leadoff hitter returned to his top spot after spending time in the second and eighth holes. Revere entered Friday riding a five-game hitting streak. His batting... Read more

Sean O'Sullivan to DL; Dustin McGowan to start Thursday

Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 3:22 PM
Sean O'Sullivan, who had been slated to start Thursday's series finale against the Marlins, was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with left knee tendinitis. Dustin McGowan, who has made five appearances out of the Phillies bullpen, will start in O'Sullivan's place. McGowan has allowed two... Read more

Ryne Sandberg impressed with Odubel Herrera's work ethic

Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 12:23 AM
Odubel Herrera's work ethic has caught Ryne Sandberg's eye, in particular the rookie's pre-game routine. Herrera, the Rule 5 draft pick who has quickly become the Phillies everyday centerfielder and leadoff hitter, shags fly balls for two groups of batting practice every afternoon opposed to the typical... Read more

Papelbon off to strong start to season

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 11:51 PM
Say what you will about Jonathan Papelbon, but the outspoken Phillies closer continues to produce. The 34-year-old righthander needed just 11 pitches - 8 strikes - to get through another perfect inning Tuesday night in the Phillies' 7-3 win. He has allowed just one base runner - Washington's Reed... Read more

Zach Eflin earns Eastern League honors

Monday, April 20, 2015, 1:04 PM
Phillies pitching prospect Zach Eflin was on Monday named the Eastern League's pitcher of the week for the first week of the minor league season. Eflin, the 21-year-old righthander the Phillies received in the Jimmy Rollins trade, has yet to allow a run over two starts spanning 14 innings for double-A... Read more
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