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Cole Hamels makes his 2014 debut against Zack Greinke on Wednesday night. The Phillies' lefty, who started the season on the disabled list because of left biceps tendinitis, has good numbers at Dodger Stadium but has struggled in his first starts of the season during his career.
Despite good career numbers against Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu and at Dodger Stadium in general, Chase Utley was given Tuesday night off, while Freddy Galvis started for the Phillies at second base.
When left-hander Cole Hamels is activated off the disabled list on Wednesday, it will be just the sixth day over the past two-plus seasons that the Phillies haven't had a starting position player or member of the rotation on the disabled list.
Cliff Lee pitched brilliantly in a 7-0 victory over the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Monday night, allowing four hits and striking out 10 in eight scoreless innings in the first game of a four-game set.
A.J. Burnett, who learned last week he will need to pitch the entire season with a hernia, faces the Dodgers on Tuesday in the second game of a four-game series at Dodger Stadium, Left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu, who is 3-1 with a 1.93 ERA, will take the mound for Los Angeles.
The first 18 games of the season have been a struggle for Phillies third baseman Cody Asche, so it was no surprise that the left-handed hitter was not in Monday's lineup against Dodgers left-hander Paul Maholm at Dodger Stadium.
The Phillies have submitted Ryan Howard's seventh-inning single on Sunday at Coors Field to Major League Baseball for review. If its ruled a double as they hope, Howard will have hit for the cycle.
Phillies broadcaster Matt Stairs opened Monday's broadcast in the right-field bleachers at Dodger Stadium, where he crushed a game-winning home run in Game 4 of the 2008 National League Championship Series. Stairs said he hears about the home run every day.
Ryan Howard finished a double shy of the cycle while Jimmy Rollins tallied three hits and two RBIs as the Phillies edged out the Rockies, 10-9, on Sunday in Colorado.
The first time Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon saw Coors Field was back in June 2010. It wasn't pretty.
Ryan Howard had a huge game offensively Sunday at Coors Field, but with a two-run lead Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg had John Mayberry Jr. replace him at first base in the bottom of the eighth inning.
First baseman Ryan Howard fell a double short of the cycle Sunday afternoon at Coors Field in the Phillies' 10-9 win over the Rockies. But the Phillies hope to have his hit in the seventh inning changed from a single to a double, which would give him the belated cycle.
The Phillies and Rockies had three replay challenges Sunday in a wild game at Coors Field that ended in a 10-9 win for Philadelphia.
Good luck to Don Mattingly filling out a lineup Monday night against Phillies left-handed starter Cliff Lee. The Dodgers manager often defaults to matchups when he explains how he settled on which outfielder to leave out of his lineup each game. If that's the case against Lee, maybe he'll start some pitchers in the outfield.
Chase Utley helped the Phillies pick up a big out with instant replay in the sixth inning Sunday at Coors Field.
Held without an extra-base hit since Monday, the Phillies took batting practice on Sunday morning to get some extra work in.
Twice in one week the Phillies had a play at home where a catcher blocked the plate before he received the ball. Both times the home plate umpire called out the baserunner, and both times a manager asked the play to be reviewed under Collision Rule 7.13 to see if the catcher blocked the plate illegally.
Roberto Hernandez gets the start for the Phillies today, facing Rockies right-hander Juan Nicasio, who will try for a series sweep.
The Phillies continued their offensive hibernation in a 3-1 loss to the Rockies at Coors Field on Saturday night, dropping them to 7-10 and into last place in the National League East.
The Rockies scored first Saturday night in Coors Field after a bang-bang play at the plate was overturned when it was determined that Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz violated the new collision rule.