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Phillies look to salvage victory in series finale against their former top prospect, Jarred Cosart

View image | gettyimages.com The Philadelphia Phillies (8-17) will look to avoid going ten games under (.500), as well as losing their sixth consecutive game, in today's series finale matinee against the Miami Marlins (12-12). Left hander Elvis Araujo, who was recalled Saturday from Triple-A Lehigh Valley, will be available...
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Hamels receives zero run support, suffers third loss of season against Marlins

View image | gettyimages.com Final: Marlins 7, Phillies 0 WP: Dan Haren (3-1, 2.70 ERA) LP: Cole Hamels (1-3, 4.14 ERA) Miami, Fl - In a game which took just 2 hours and 38 minutes to complete, the Miami Marlins (12-12) managed to win their fourth consecutive game, behind Dan...
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Buchanan optioned, Araujo recalled, Billingsley debut set

View image | gettyimages.com The Phillies made a roster move on Saturday afternoon, optioning one of their struggling starting pitchers to Triple-A Lehigh Valley, while also calling up a struggling reliever and announcing the debut of Chad Billingsley. Phillies send David Buchanan to Triple A and recall lefty Elvis Araujo....
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Hamels, Haren square-off in matchup of current versus former ace

View image | gettyimages.com The Philadelphia Phillies (8-16), who are eight games under .500 and have the third-worst record in baseball, will turn to their ace Cole Hamels as they seek to snap their four-game losing streak. In addition, given that the Phillies are 199-164 over 363 meetings all-time against...
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Utley goes yard in 1,500th career game; Phillies lose fourth straight

View image | gettyimages.com Final: Marlins 4, Phillies 3 WP: Steve Cishek (1-1, 8.64 ERA) LP: Ken Giles (1-1, 0.87 ERA) Miami, Fl - Having lost three out of their first four games on their current, ten-game road trip, the Philadelphia Phillies (8-16) were determined to get back to winning...
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Williams, Phillies look to shut down Marlins improved offense

After losing three out of four from the Cardinals, the Phillies (8-15) head to Miami tonight to begin a three-game series with the Marlins (10-12). These two teams met in Philadelphia for three games, April 21st-23rd. The Phillies took game one, 7-3, behind tonight's starting pitcher, Jerome Williams. The Marlins...
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Sizing Up Sandberg: Manager Ryne Sandberg is getting little out of his players

Full disclosure: I am a Charlie Manuel guy. He wrote the foreword for my book, but he also helmed the only championship team I ever saw for Philadelphia (apologies, '08 Philly Soul). While his maneuvers on the field were, at times, befuddling, his leadership qualities and locker room presence were...
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Carpenter, Adams, Holliday help Cardinals roll past Phillies

View image | gettyimages.com The struggle continued for David Buchanan on Thursday. The Cardinals 2-3-4 hitters - Matt Carpenter, Matt Holliday and Matt Adams - for seven hits, six runs scored and six RBI as the Cardinals continued to pound the Phillies with consistent offense. A three-run first inning deficit...
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Buchanan faces rookie Cooney in Phillies series finale with Cardinals

View image | gettyimages.com If the Phillies (8-14) series opener was about Cole Hamels potentially auditioning for a team that may have a need for his services in the near future, Thursday's series finale is about the immediate fill-in. The Phillies will face Cardinals (14-6) left-hander Tim Cooney in his...
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Howard's fourth blast of season not enough as Phillies fall to Cardinals

View image | gettyimages.com Final: Cardinals 5, Phillies 2 WP: Carlos Martinez (3-0, 1.73 ERA) LP: Aaron Harang (2-2, 2.51 ERA) SV: Trevor Rosenthal (8) St. Louis, MO - Tonight, in the third game of a four game set, the Philadelphia Phillies (8-14) sent starting pitcher Aaron Harang to the...
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Phillies to face rumored return in potential Hamels trade, Carlos Martinez

View image | gettyimages.com The Philadelphia Phillies (8-13) will send one of their most successful starting pitchers to the mound this evening, right hander Aaron Harang, as the four-game set with the St. Louis Cardinals (13-6) is currently evened at one. Harang's opposition on the mound tonight is worthy of...
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Charlie Manuel is scouting Boston Red Sox prospect Manuel Margot for Phillies

View image | gettyimages.com David Murphy of the Philadelphia Daily News reports today that the Phillies have sent Charlie Manuel to Salem, VA to scout Red Sox oufield prospect Manuel Margot. Coming off his strong start Monday night and with a cast of starters going down including Adam Wainwright and...
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Domonic Brown will report to Lehigh Valley for tonight's game

He's back...Dom Brown #rehab @IronPigs pic.twitter.com/jJqRlTSewf — Cheryl Pursell (@CherylPursell) April 24, 2015 Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown was activated from the disabled list Tuesday and optioned to AAA Lehigh Valley. Brown expected to play at Lehigh Valley last night, before joining the Phillies in St. Louis on Wednesday. But yet,...
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Phillies third baseman Cody Asche worked out in the outfield yesterday as Maikel Franco rakes at AAA

View image | gettyimages.com When will the Phillies see Maikel Franco? Where will he play when the day comes? That question might need to be answered soon, and the Phillies are exploring possibilities now. The Phillies appear to be looking at the possibility of moving Cody Asche out of third...
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Online-only All-Star ballot released; Domonic Brown among Phillies players on ballot

View image | gettyimages.com The 2015 All-Star game ballot was released today, even though we are not yet done the first month of action. The voting in 2015 will be different than the past; "hanging chads" will not be a worry, nor will fans have to worry about finding a...
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Phillies prospect J.P. Crawford is almost ready to return

View image | gettyimages.com The Phillies AA Reading affiliate is off to a pretty decent start, going 11-7 in the early going. The Reading Fightin' Phils may even get a little stronger in the near future. Phillies shortstop prospect J.P Crawford, who has missed the start of the season, could...
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Phillies talked Cole Hamels trade recently as yesterday; will eat money

View image | gettyimages.com Maybe the Phillies did the prudent thing after all. After holding on to ace pitcher Cole Hamels throughout the offseason, a few teams have found themselves with glaring holes. The Phillies may be in their best-ever situation now to trade pitcher Cole Hamels as teams emerge...
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Gonzalez shelled by Cardinals in major league debut

View image | gettyimages.com Final: Cardinals 11, Phillies 5 WP: Michael Wacha (4-0, 2.42 ERA) LP: Severino Gonzalez (0-1, 23.63 ERA) St. Louis, MO - Inside the Phillies' clubhouse, there was increasing hype heading into tonight's game against Michael Wacha and the St. Louis Cardinals. Not only because the team...
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Odubel Herrera a bright spot in a tough season

It’s been a rough first month of the season for the Phillies, but one of the things worth cheering for in these first few weeks has been the promising play of rookie Odubel Herrera. The 23-year old Venezuelan, a rule 5 draft pick last year from the Texas Rangers, has...
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Severino Gonzalez set to oppose Wacha, Cardinals in major league debut

(Photo: Baseball Betsy, @BaseballBetsy) In the second of a four game set, the Phillies and Cardinals will square off tonight, with all eyes focused on the major league debut of Phillies' right handed, Panamanian prospect, Severino Gonzalez.' The spot in the rotation opened for Gonzalez, largely because of Sean O'Sullivan...
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Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown does not report to Lehigh Valley, where he already was

Photo: Philliedelphia/Kevin Durso The Domonic Brown saga continues. The outfielder who opened the season on the big league club's disabled list was recovering from Achilles tendinitis in a 20-day rehab assignment in the minor leagues. Tomorrow would be the day that the Phillies had to activate Brown. After 53 at...
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Around The Diamond: Empty Stadiums and a Rangers Reunion

The Orioles have announced via Twitter that for the second consecutive night, their game will be postponed due to the unrest in Baltimore. Tomorrow's game will be played at 2pm and will be closed to the public. While this sort of thing has happened in Europe soccer matches, I do...
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Domonic Brown optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley

On Tuesday afternoon, the Phillies reinstated Domonic Brown from the 15-day disabled list and optioned him to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. OF Domonic Brown has returned from his rehab assignment, reinstated from the 15-day DL and optioned to @IronPigs. — Phillies (@Phillies) April 28, 2015 This move comes two days after...
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How Phillies starter Severino Gonzalez learned he would pitch to his countryman Carlos Ruiz

Photo courtesy Baseball Betsy (@BaseballBetsy) Phillies prospect Severino Gonzalez will make his Major League debut tonight as the Phillies take on the St. Louis Cardinals in St. Louis at 8:15. Gonzalez hails from Panama, like his new battery-mate Carlos Ruiz. There have been just 46 players in Major League baseball...
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Hamels gets 1st win as Phillies rally in 7th to beat Cardinals

View image | gettyimages.com It looked like Cole Hamels was on his way to another tough luck loss when Ben Revere dropped a two-out, two-run double down the left-field line in the seventh. The lone run allowed by Hamels was no longer a deficit. The Phillies added two more runs,...
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