Phillies News

  • Phils ride Revere, Burnett past Braves

    Ben Revere drove in the Phillies' first run since Monday in the bottom of the eighth inning Thursday afternoon, and that was good enough for a 1-0 win over the Braves at Citizens Bank Park.

  • Phils-Braves rainout rescheduled for June 28

    Philadelphia and Atlanta had their game washed away by the poor weather on Tuesday, but they'll make it up as part of a day-night doubleheader at Citizens Bank Park on June 28.

  • Hamels yields just one run in rehab start

    If Thursday was left-hander Cole Hamels' final test before joining the Phillies, it would seem he passed with little difficulty.

  • Unsure, Sandberg challenges -- and wins

    Major League Baseball's replay official in New York saw something even the Phillies couldn't be sure of Thursday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park.

  • Howard turns 'day off' vs. lefty into positive

    Ryan Howard was out of the Phillies' starting lineup for Thursday afternoon's series finale. It was the first time this season Howard hasn't started, but Ryne Sandberg was quick to caution against reading too much into the decision.

  • Phils, Rox set for East-West showdown

    The Phillies and Rockies will try to build on the momentum gained from Thursday's victories when they begin a weekend set at Coors Field, with Jonathan Pettibone and Tyler Chatwood squaring off in Friday's opener.

  • Papelbon putting rocky start to season in past

    Jonathan Papelbon had seven blown save opportunities last season. So when he couldn't nail down the lead at Texas on April 2, retiring only one of the seven batters he faced, it caused some understandable concern.

  • Sandberg showing flexibility with lineup

    In his first full year as a big league manager, Ryne Sandberg has already proven he's not afraid to shake up his lineup.

  • Phils fall short despite Lee's complete game

    The Phillies were unable to hand Cliff Lee any run support as they fell, 1-0, Wednesday on a night in which both starters went the distance. Lee struck out 13 batters but surrendered a home run.

  • Phils have belated celebration for Robinson

    The Phillies celebrated Jackie Robinson Day on Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park after Tuesday's game had to be postponed because of rain.

  • Hamels getting closer to rejoining rotation

    Cole Hamels could return to the Phillies rotation next week, provided everything goes well with his scheduled Minor League rehab start on Thursday.

  • Papelbon, bullpen shake off early struggles

    Jonathan Papelbon said a key for the Phillies bullpen is to learn from their failures. As Philadelphia's veteran anchor, he is trying to teach the younger members of the 'pen to study their mistakes and "store it in the bank."

  • Phils' Giles working on secondary pitches

    Phillies' Minor League reliever Ken Giles is off to an impressive start with Double-A Reading, but the organization would like to see the hard-throwing right-hander improve his control of his secondary pitches before seriously considering him as a candidate to join the Major League bullpen.

  • Braves-Phils washed out by rain

    The Phillies postponed Tuesday's game against the Braves at Citizens Bank Park because of rain.

  • Jackie Day in Philly to feature statue, Duckett

    Though it was postponed a day by rain, the Phillies have several things planned to honor Jackie Robinson on Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park.

  • Phillies' bullpen slammed in loss to Braves

    The Phillies scored five runs in the bottom of the eighth to take a one-run lead against the Braves, only to watch Jake Diekman load the bases with no outs in the ninth before he allowed a game-winning grand slam in a 9-6 loss.

  • Despite hernia, Phils' Burnett to keep pitching

    A.J. Burnett will need surgery at some point, but he plans to pitch the rest of the season with an inguinal hernia. He received a cortisone injection on Monday and is set to start on Wednesday.

  • Sandberg sticks with hot hand in Gwynn

    Ryne Sandberg is sticking with the hot hand in center field and at the top of the lineup, which happens to be Tony Gwynn Jr. Gwynn made his fourth straight start on Monday in place of Ben Revere.