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4/14/2014 | 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.


4/14/2014 | Despite hernia, Burnett plans 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.


4/14/2014 | Adams set to be activated off DL on Tuesday

Confident that his surgically repaired right shoulder is healed, Phillies reliever Mike Adams is set to be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday.


4/13/2014 | Ervin eyes encore as hot-hitting Braves hit Philly

Braves right-hander Ervin Santana was literally in the zone during his first start in an Atlanta uniform, setting a Major League record by firing 20 consecutive strikes to begin the game against the Mets on Wednesday. Santana will try to keep that up Monday in his second career start at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.


4/13/2014 | Utley's clutch clout caps Phillies' sweep of Fish

Chase Utley hit a game-winning solo home run to right field in the eighth inning against Marlins left-hander Mike Dunn to help the Phillies sweep the Marlins with a 4-3 win on Sunday and improve the team to 6-6. Utley is hitting .500 (20-for-40) with six doubles, three home runs, 10 RBIs, five walks and just two strikeouts this season.


4/13/2014 | Phillies lose challenge as umpires confirm call

Major League Baseball's new rule regarding home-plate collisions was at the center of a play in the bottom of the sixth inning on Sunday in a 4-3 victory over the Marlins at Citizens Bank Park.


4/13/2014 | Jackie Day to feature statue, Negro Leagues player

The Phillies have several things planned for Jackie Robinson Day on Tuesday at Citizens Bank Park.


4/13/2014 | Burnett to have ultrasound on sore groin

A.J. Burnett should know Monday if he will make Wednesday's scheduled start against the Braves. Burnett will have an ultrasound in the morning to see if he just has a sore groin or possibly something worse.


4/13/2014 | De Fratus optioned as Phils call up fresh bullpen arm

One of the reasons the Phillies optioned right-hander Justin De Fratus to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Sunday is because they needed a fresh arm in the bullpen following a busy weekend.


4/13/2014 | Marlins nemesis Kendrick goes for Phillies sweep

One starter is looking to keep things going, while the other is eager for a change. It will all unfold on Sunday afternoon in the series finale between the Marlins and Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Philadelphia's Kyle Kendrick has enjoyed great success against Miami. The right-hander is 12-2 with a 3.48 ERA lifetime against the Marlins, including 2-0 with a 2.25 ERA in 2013.


4/12/2014 | Rollins lifts Phillies with walk-off homer in 10th

The Phillies have long stood by the motto that Jimmy Rollins is the straw that stirs the drink. On Saturday night, that was never more true. Rollins hit the second walk-off home run of his career as the Phillies beat the Marlins, 5-4, in 10 innings at Citizens Bank Park.


4/12/2014 | Hamels fans six in six sharp frames in rehab start

The best news of the day for the Phillies came out of Florida, as Cole Hamels allowed just one run on five hits over six innings in a rehab start with the Class A Clearwater Threshers against Lakeland on Saturday night. Hamels struck out six without a walk in his fourth outing of the spring.


4/12/2014 | Overturned call halts Marlins' rally, keeps Phils ahead

A fielder's-choice grounder that drove in two Marlins runs in the top of the second inning was overturned by replay review in the Phillies' 5-4, 10-inning win on Saturday night.


4/12/2014 | Burnett's status for next start uncertain

Less than 24 hours earlier, Burnett left Friday night's 6-3 win over Miami with a sore groin. Just how much of an issue this is remains to be seen, but Burnett was evaluated on Saturday and will be again on Sunday before a decision is made on his immediate future.


4/12/2014 | Phillies give Revere another day to rest ribs

For the second night in a row, the Phillies were without center fielder Ben Revere in their starting lineup. Manager Ryne Sandberg penciled in Tony Gwynn Jr. in his place with the hope that some rest can help Revere get through bruised ribs.


4/11/2014 | Pettibone debuts as Phils aim to secure series win

With Cole Hamels out, the Phillies are going with right-hander Jonathan Pettibone in his place. Pettibone makes his season debut on Saturday in the second of three games between the Phils and Marlins.


4/11/2014 | Phillies knock out Marlins' ace, stop slide

The scuffling Phillies had to face Marlins ace Jose Fernandez, who allowed just one run in 18 innings in three starts last season against them, and entered the night with 13 consecutive starts in which he allowed two runs or fewer. But then Fernandez allowed a career-high six earned runs as the Phillies beat the Marlins, 6-3, on Friday night.


4/11/2014 | Burnett exits game with groin soreness

Right-hander A.J. Burnett left Friday's game against the Marlins in the fifth inning because he was experiencing "groin soreness," the team announced. The Phillies said he left for precautionary reasons.


4/11/2014 | Adams on verge of returning to Phillies' bullpen

The Phillies' bullpen needs help, and it hopes Mike Adams is a solution. Adams could rejoin the team as early as Monday following a rehab assignment Saturday with Triple-A Lehigh Valley.


4/11/2014 | Revere sits out with tenderness in ribs

Phillies center fielder Ben Revere did not start against the Marlins on Friday because of tenderness in his ribs. He is listed as day to day.


4/11/2014 | Phillies activate Galvis from DL; option Hernandez

The Phillies activated utility player Freddy Galvis from the 15-day disabled list Friday and optioned infielder Cesar Hernandez to Double-A Reading.


4/10/2014 | Phillies drop another one at home to red-hot Brewers

Following Thursday's 6-2 loss to the Brewers at Citizens Bank Park, the Phillies are 3-6 to start the season, but insist it's no reason to panic.


4/10/2014 | Fernandez faces former Marlin Burnett in Philly

Citizens Bank Park may be known as a hitters' park, but to Jose Fernandez, it brings back a special memory. Last May, it was the site of the right-hander's first Major League win. For A.J. Burnett, facing Miami will be just like old times. The veteran right-hander made his big league debut with the Marlins in 1999, and he was part of the organization's 2003 World Series championship team.


4/10/2014 | Pettibone gets nod as fifth starter

The Phillies on Thursday announced Jonathan Pettibone will be their fifth starter until Cole Hamels finishes his rehab from inflammation in his left shoulder.


4/10/2014 | Galvis, Adams on verge of returning from DL

The imminent return of Freddy Galvis and Mike Adams means the Phillies have roster decisions to make. They actually have three, with Triple-A right-hander Jonathan Pettibone getting the call to start Saturday against the Marlins.




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