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You know it's a good day when Ryan Howard notches a Howard.  That's right, the stat's namesake earned himself his first strikeout, error, homerun game of the season and naturally the Phillies won.  Not only did the Phillies win, they swept the series from the Marlins and are now 6-6 on the year.What else is good?*Chase Utley is batting .500, word.*Wil Nieves had more hits (3) in today's win then I thought he might get all season.*Speaking of 3 hits, Tony Gwynn Jr. did the same today. *Papelbon didn't blow a save this weekend.*BJ Rosenberg hasn't allowed an earned run yet.*Dom Brown has yet to hit a homerun, but is still hitting (.302).

Adams to Return from DL, Torre Tells Amaro Call was Wrong

Phillies reliever Mike Adams told reporters on Monday that he will come off the disabled list on Tuesday. The 35-year old righty has yet to appear in a game with the Phillies after undergoing shoulder surgery this past off-season. Adams made a brief minor league rehab, stopping for three appearances in Clearwater, and one in Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Between the two stops, he pitched...

Hamels Tosses 6 Innings with Clearwater; Adams Takes Loss

Cole Hamels was sharp during his latest rehab start in Clearwater, tossing six innings and allowing just one run. He fanned six and did not walk a batter, throwing 67 pitches, 48 for strikes. If all goes well in his next rehab start, there is a chance he rejoins the Phillies as early as April 22 in Los Angeles. Mike Adams took the loss a Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Saturday. He allowed...

Lincoln Clears Waivers, Pettibone Recalled

Lincoln will head to Allentown while Pettibone makes his 2014 return to the Majors tonight. Photo: According to multiple reports, the Phillies have outrighted RHP reliever Brad Lincoln to Triple-A Lehigh Valley and have recalled Jonathan Pettibone. Lincoln was acquired on December 3, 2013 for catcher Erik Kratz and LHP Rob Rasmussen. Lincoln was a first-round draft choice...

How the Philadelphia Phillies will make the playoffs

It has been two seasons since the Philadelphia Phillies have been to the postseason, and with the window for the current core players to win another Word Series barely open, the time is now to make it back to the playoffs.  The season so far has been up and down, with the team’s record sitting […] The post How the Philadelphia Phillies will make the playoffs appeared first on isportsweb.

Phillies' Ben Revere not in lineup for 3rd straight game

According to Todd Zolecki of Ben Revere is not in the lineup for the third consecutive game due to sore ribs.Although it is known that Revere is dealing with rib issues, general manager Ruben Amaro said, “I think he’s OK to play. Tony (Gwynn) is playing good.  (Ryno) is playing the hot hand, I guess.”Amaro, on Revere, who is nursing sore ribs: "I think he...

Reading’s Giles Inching Closer to Big Leagues

Kenny Giles, Image- Jay Floyd According to some, the back-end of the Phillies’ bullpen is questionable.  But true relief might not be very far away. With Double-A Reading, closer Kenny Giles is off to a hot start and his velocity brings the real heat. The 23-year-old sports a fastball that is regularly clocked at 100 MPH or higher.  His arsenal is rounded out with a strong slider...

Gameday 12: Phillies vs Marlins

Philadelphia Phillies (5-6) vs Miami Marlins (5-7)  Starting Pitchers: PHI: RHP Kyle Kendrick vs. FLA: RHP Henderson Alvarez Time: 1:35 TV: TCN Weather: Clear skies, low 70′s Media: Twitter and Facebook A Note for Today: Prior to the game, relief pitcher Justin De Fratus was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley, and Luis Garcia was called up. Garcia could just be up for today...

Phillies' A.J. Burnett to get ultrasound on injured groin

The Philadelphia Phillies finished a three-game sweep of the Miami Marlins with a 4-3 victory on Sunday. Chase Utley hit what proved to be the game-winning home run in the bottom of the eighth off of Mike Dunn. Utley went 3-for-4 to raise his batting average to .500 on the season. Kyle Kendrick allowed two earned runs in six innings while striking out seven. Antonio Bastardo...

Chase Utley's homer helps Phillies sweep Marlins

Chase Utley’s reputation precedes him. Before Tony Gwynn Jr. joined the Phillies Utley was viewed a certain way. Since joining the team there has been nothing to sway Gwynn’s original assessment. “He was a baller,” Gwynn said. “And he continues to be a baller.” It was Utley’s home run with two outs in the eighth inning that lifted the Phillies to a 4-3 victory over...

Jimmy Rollins dedicates walkoff homer to heckler

Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins drove a 10th-inning Dan Jennings pitch over the left field wall at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday night to give his club a 5-4 walkoff win over the visiting Marlins. As Rollins trotted out of the batter’s box to begin his celebratory stroll around the bases he appeared to shout a few words at his own dugout. Turns out, he was actually jawing at...

Phillies' A.J. Burnett still sore, status for next start is uncertain

The Philadelphia Phillies snapped a four-game losing streak last night with a 6-3 victory over the Miami Marlins. The win improved the Phillies to 4-6 on the season. Jake Diekman got the win in relief and Jonathan Papelbon recorded his second save. Chase Utley continued his hot hitting, going 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. Marlon Byrd and Domonic Brown also had...

Jonathan Pettibone Makes 2014 Debut, Freddy Galvis Starts Against Marlins, Nathan Eovaldi

The Phillies snapped their four-game losing streak last night as they defeated the Marlins 6-3 in the series opener. A.J Burnett pitched 4 1/3 innings before being pulled due to "groin soreness". He allowed two earned runs on five hits and walked six batters. The Phillies' offense would prove positive...

Marlins fall on Chase Utley's eighth-inning homer

Philadelphia's Chase Utley broke a tie with a solo home run in the eighth inning, handing Miami a 4-3 loss, its seventh straight.

The Phils win in extra-innings in walk-off fashion as Jimmy Rollins hits a two-out home run as they defeat the Marlins, 5-4.

The Phils defeat the Marlins in walk-off fashion on Jimmy Rollins’ two-out solo home run in the bottom of the tenth, winning, 5-4. The Phils took the lead in the bottom of the first as, with a man on second, and with no one out, Jimmy Rollins hits an RBI single, knocking in Tony Gwynn, […]

Phillies Sweep the Marlins, Powered by Two Homeruns

The Phillies entered today looking for the first sweep of the year against divisional rival, Miami Marlins. Last night’s game ended in the trilling fashion as Jimmy Rollins hit a walk off homerun in the tenth inning. Jimmy said that he wanted to end it then, since Giancarlo Stanton was...
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