Phillies News

  • Phils' top lefty prospect Biddle stays hot

    For the second straight start, left-hander Jesse Biddle dominated opposing hitters. The Phillies' No. 2 prospect struck out 10 batters in seven shutout innings Wednesday, leading Double-A Reading to a 1-0 victory against Richmond.

  • Phils send Rosenberg to Triple-A to regroup

    B.J. Rosenberg was optioned on Wednesday to make room for left-hander Cole Hamels. The Phillies hope the right-handed reliever can get back on track at Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

  • Adams' presence is felt in Phillies' bullpen

    Right-hander Mike Adams threw a perfect eighth inning Tuesday against the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium in his second appearance of the season. It came in a big spot with the game tied.

  • Asche loses more time to Galvis

    Cody Asche started eight of the season's first 10 games, but just five of the past 11. On Wednesday at Dodger Stadium, Asche started his third consecutive game on the bench. Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg chose Freddy Galvis to start at third base.

  • Fan trying to get Dick Allen on Hall ballot

    Former Phillies grounds-crew member Mark (Frog) Carfagno is campaigning to get former slugger Dick Allen on the Hall of Fame's Golden Era ballot this year.

  • Phils edge Dodgers in 10 for third straight win

    The breaks finally fell the Phillies' way on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium, as a two-base error on Carlos Ruiz's fly ball to left field preceded Domonic Brown's game-winning double in the 10th inning, giving Philadelphia its third straight victory.

  • Hamels' return gives Phils rare healthy status

    When left-hander Cole Hamels is activated off the disabled list on Wednesday, it will be just the sixth day over the past two-plus seasons that the Phillies haven't had a starting position player or member of the rotation on the disabled list.

  • Sandberg gives Utley a breather in LA

    Despite good career numbers against Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu and at Dodger Stadium in general, Chase Utley was given Tuesday night off, while Freddy Galvis started for the Phillies at second base.

  • Lee retires 20 straight Dodgers in four-hit gem

    Cliff Lee pitched brilliantly in a 7-0 victory over the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Monday night, allowing four hits and striking out 10 in eight scoreless innings in the first game of a four-game set.

  • Phils seek retroactive cycle for Howard

    The Phillies have submitted Ryan Howard's seventh-inning single on Sunday at Coors Field to Major League Baseball for review. If it's ruled a double as they hope, Howard will have hit for the cycle.

  • Stairs returns to site of 2008 NLCS heroics

    Phillies broadcaster Matt Stairs opened Monday's broadcast in the right-field bleachers at Dodger Stadium, where he crushed a game-winning home run in Game 4 of the 2008 National League Championship Series. Stairs said he hears about the home run every day.

  • Phillies give struggling Asche a breather

    The first 18 games of the season have been a struggle for Phillies third baseman Cody Asche, so it was no surprise that the left-handed hitter was not in Monday's lineup against Dodgers left-hander Paul Maholm at Dodger Stadium.

  • Phillies break out of offensive funk in slugfest

    Ryan Howard finished a double shy of the cycle while Jimmy Rollins tallied three hits and two RBIs as the Phillies edged out the Rockies, 10-9, on Sunday in Colorado.

  • Three replays highlight eventful finale at Coors

    The Phillies and Rockies had three replay challenges Sunday in a wild game at Coors Field that ended in a 10-9 win for Philadelphia.

  • Ringolsby: No memory pays off for Papelbon

    The first time Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon saw Coors Field was back in June 2010. It wasn't pretty.

  • Phils enduring collision rule growing pains

    Twice in one week the Phillies had a play at home where a catcher blocked the plate before he received the ball. Both times the home plate umpire called out the baserunner, and both times a manager asked the play to be reviewed under Collision Rule 7.13 to see if the catcher blocked the plate illegally.

  • Mayberry replaces Howard at first late in win

    Ryan Howard had a huge game offensively Sunday at Coors Field, but with a two-run lead Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg had John Mayberry Jr. replace him at first base in the bottom of the eighth inning.