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Burnett ponders future after setback for Phils

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 21:37
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.

Phils president: GM Amaro 'not on the hot seat'

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 21:00
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.

Hamels puts quality-start streak on line vs. Mariners

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 20:58
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.

Ruf looking to prove worth as everyday option

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 17:56
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.

Matter of time: Cano thanks Bowa with watch

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 17:55
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.

Blanco goes deep as Rollins gets break

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 22:10
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.

Burnett leads Phillies in Interleague matchup

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 22:04
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.

Williams' solid outing lifts Phillies past Mariners

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 20:08
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.

Mayberry set to begin rehab assignment at Triple-A

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:55
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.

Even hobbled, Revere contending for batting title

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 18:41
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.

Williams gets second start with Phillies vs. Mariners

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 18:06
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.

Panik confirmed safe after Phillies' challenge

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 17:12
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.

Phillies can't take advantage vs. Lincecum

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 17:06
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.

Kendrick expresses regret for storming off field

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 14:31
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.

Phillies happy to get Valentin from Dodgers

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 14:27
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.

Biddle strains quad in return to Reading

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 14:16
Phillies pitching prospect Jesse Biddle strained his right quadriceps in Saturday's start with Double-A Reading.

Phillies tab dependable rookie Buchanan in rubber match

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 20:51
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.

Phils acquire 2B prospect as part of Hernandez deal

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 20:21
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.

Howard keeps up hot hitting vs. SF's Hudson

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:49
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.

Kendrick, Phils let four-run lead slip away

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:19
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.