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A.J. Burnett struck out nine in 7 2/3 innings on Tuesday, but his problems with walks continued and the offense was held silent by Hisashi Iwakuma in a 5-2 loss to the Mariners.
Phillies president David Montgomery's support for GM Ruben Amaro Jr. has not wavered publicly, including Tuesday at the organization's Baseball 101 Clinic and Luncheon for Women at Citizens Bank Park. "Ruben is not on the hot seat," he told a large group of Phillies fans during a question-and-answer session.
Mariners left-hander James Paxton has yet to lose a Major League start, but he'll face a tough matchup in veteran southpaw Cole Hamels when Seattle wraps up a three-game Interleague series with the Phillies on Wednesday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park.
Right-handed-hitting Darin Ruf continues to make strides at the plate, but it hasn't translated into more than a platoon and pinch-hit role for the 28-year-old.
On Monday, Robinson Cano surprised Phillies bench coach Larry Bowa by sending over a new Rolex watch to the former Yankees infield coach as a quiet thank you for helping him as a youngster when he was first breaking into the Majors.
Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg felt he needed to give Jimmy Rollins "a little break" on Monday, so the shortstop did not play in a 4-1 victory over the Mariners at Citizens Bank Park.
The Phillies and Mariners square off in the second game of the three-game Interleague series, with Seattle's Hisashi Iwakuma facing Philadelphia's A.J. Burnett on Tuesday.
Jerome Williams threw seven innings of one-run ball and Andres Blanco hit a three-run homer to power Philadelphia to a 4-1 victory and halt the streaking Mariners on Monday night at Citizens Bank Park.
Outfielder John Mayberry Jr., on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his left wrist, will begin a Minor League rehab assignment with Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Tuesday.
Based on the grimaces on his face, Phillies center fielder Ben Revere is playing with plenty of pain these days. His surgically repaired right ankle is causing him fits. But he's still managing a run at the National League batting title.
Roenis Elias returns to the big leagues Monday when the Mariners open a three-game Interleague series against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies will answer with right-hander Jerome Williams.
The Phillies lost a replay challenge in the eighth inning Sunday at AT&T Park. Giants second baseman Joe Panik tried to take the extra base on a single and was called safe, but Jimmy Rollins thought his tag beat him to the bag. Umpires reviewing the play confirmed the call.
The Phillies chased Tim Lincecum from the mound after just five innings Sunday at AT&T Park. But Lincecum left with a one-run lead and the Phillies lost, 5-2.
Phillies right-hander Kyle Kendrick apologized to Ryne Sandberg early Sunday morning at AT&T Park for almost leaving the mound before his manager arrived during a pitching change in the sixth inning Saturday.
The Phillies hope Jesmuel Valentin is one of two quality players to join the organization following the Roberto Hernandez trade with the Dodgers. The Phillies acquired him Saturday as the first player to be named in the deal.
Phillies pitching prospect Jesse Biddle strained his right quadriceps in Saturday's start with Double-A Reading.
Since a slew of brilliant starts toward the beginning of July, Tim Lincecum hasn't had his vintage touch. With the Giants a half-game ahead of the Pirates for the second NL Wild Card spot, Sunday afternoon at AT&T Park would be a perfect time for him to get it back. But Lincecum and the Giants will have to get by Phillies rookie right-hander David Buchanan.
The Phillies announced Saturday evening they acquired Class A second baseman Jesmuel Valentin from the Dodgers as the first of two players to be named in the Roberto Hernandez trade.
One sure bet in baseball Saturday had Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard in the lineup against Giants right-hander Tim Hudson. Howard hits Hudson. Always has.
Ryne Sandberg and Ruben Amaro Jr. have repeated a familiar phrase the past couple weeks as their thoughts have turned toward the future: Pitching and defense still wins. But neither came through on Saturday afternoon in a 6-5 loss to the Giants at AT&T Park. Kyle Kendrick started strong, but ran into trouble in the sixth, thanks in part to some faulty fielding behind him.