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4/17/2015 | Homers continue to be problem for Phillies' pitchers

Sean O'Sullivan pitched effectively for most of his five-inning outing on Friday, but there were pitches he would like to have back in the Phillies' 7-2 loss to the Nationals.


4/17/2015 | Zimmermann looks to bounce back facing the Phillies

Jordan Zimmermann will attempt to rebound from a rare poor start when he leads the Nationals against the Phillies on Saturday. The Phillies counter with Aaron Harang.


4/17/2015 | Harper, Espinosa power Scherzer to first win

Max Scherzer earned his first win of the season, and got support from home runs by Bryce Harper and Danny Espinosa in Washington's 7-2 victory over the Phillies on Friday.


4/17/2015 | Sandberg looking to get work for relievers during struggles

Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg had another issue to deal with during his team's recent struggles -- getting enough work for all of his relievers.


4/16/2015 | Scherzer seeking initial Nats 'W' in start vs. Phils

The Nationals and Phillies will meet for the fifth time in this young season on Friday in the second game of a four-game weekend series between the National League East rivals. Max Scherzer starts for the Nationals, taking a 0.66 ERA -- and a losing record (0-1) -- into the outing after two starts this season. Phillies starter Sean O'Sullivan is looking for his first Major League win in four years.


4/16/2015 | Howard slotted 7th in Phils' order for first time since '06

Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg shook up his batting order before the series opener with the Nationals on Thursday, and the biggest move was dropping struggling first baseman Ryan Howard to seventh.


4/16/2015 | Results lacking, but Sandberg likes balance of lineup

The Phillies entered Thursday's game 29th in the Major Leagues with a .159 average with runners in scoring position. That number fell to .149 (11-for-74) after a 5-2 loss to the Nationals.


4/16/2015 | Hamels: Early-season homers 'definitely adding up'

Cole Hamels threw effectively for most of his start against the Nationals on Thursday. He just ran into a problem that continues to arise early in the 2015 season.


4/15/2015 | Papelbon holds players-only meeting on Wednesday

Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon had something on his mind Wednesday afternoon at Citi Field, so a few minutes before batting practice he hastily cleared the visitors' clubhouse of everybody except his teammates. Once the doors closed he held a brief players-only meeting.


4/15/2015 | Williams vows not to take step back after loss to Mets

Jerome Williams stumbled Wednesday after he appeared to take a step forward last week against the Nationals.


4/15/2015 | Mets complete home-opening sweep of Phillies

Lucas Duda and Travis d'Arnaud's first home runs of the year supported Jon Niese's first win as the Mets earned their first series sweep by topping the Phillies 6-1 at Citi Field in their first game without David Wright.


4/15/2015 | Sandberg, Howard talk about impact of Robinson

The Phillies wore No. 42 jerseys Wednesday to celebrate Jackie Robinson Day at Citi Field. Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said he heard plenty of Robinson stories when Don Zimmer managed the Cubs from 1998-2001.


4/15/2015 | Howard seeing more fastballs, needs to make adjustments

Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard has not started twice in the team's first nine games, including Wednesday's at Citi Field against Mets left-hander Jonathon Niese. Both times Howard has sat against lefties. Could this become a pattern?


4/15/2015 | Phillies continue to look for lefty relief

Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg explained that Jake Diekman is the only left-hander in the Phillies' bullpen and had pitched five times in the team's first eight games. The Phillies could use an extra left-hander in the bullpen.


4/15/2015 | Second rehab start another positive step for Billingsley

Phillies right-hander Chad Billingsley threw five scoreless innings Wednesday in his second rehab start with Triple-A Lehigh Valley and is on pace to return to the big leagues in early May.




4/15/2015 | MLB head of youth sports Reagins discusses game's future

Tony Reagins has spent decades in the game of baseball, and he's worked in everything from marketing to baseball operations. Reagins, formerly the general manager of the Angels, has taken on a new assignment with Major League Baseball as the senior vice president of youth programs, and he took some time Tuesday to discuss his plans for the future.


4/14/2015 | Utley's 2 homers a big confidence boost

The Phillies hope they have Chase Utley back on the right track after he homered twice against the Mets.


4/14/2015 | Sandberg explains moves in bizarre game against Mets

Phillies second baseman Chase Utley came alive Tuesday at Citi Field as the Phillies homered four times, but plenty of other interesting things happened to them in their 6-5 loss. Three things begged questions.


4/14/2015 | Mets send Niese to mound looking for sweep of Phillies

The four-game series between the Mets and Phillies continues Wednesday on Jackie Robinson Day at Citi Field, home of the 19,000 square-foot rotunda built to remember the legend who broke the color barrier.


4/14/2015 | Harvey's return part of wild win for Mets over Phillies

Matt Harvey delivered another six quality innings Tuesday in his first home start since 2013, leading the Mets to a chaotic 6-5 win over the Phillies at Citi Field.


4/13/2015 | Search for offense ongoing for Phillies

Ryan Howard remains confident the Phillies will hit. But when? The Phillies lost Monday afternoon to the Mets at Citi Field, 2-0. It was their second shutout in seven games.


4/13/2015 | Revere turns heads with spectacular grab

Every part of Phillies left fielder Ben Revere is OK. Revere made a fantastic diving catch in the fifth inning Monday afternoon in a 2-0 loss to the Mets at Citi Field.


4/13/2015 | Harang providing impressive early returns

If he wishes, Phillies right-hander Aaron Harang can commiserate with Cole Hamels. Harang allowed four hits, one run, two walks and struck out one over six innings of Monday's 2-0 loss to the Mets at Citi Field. He pitched well enough to win, but the Phillies got shut out for the second time in seven games.


4/13/2015 | Reliever Jimenez clears waivers, headed to Triple-A

The Phillies announced on Monday that left-hander Cesar Jimenez has cleared waivers and accepted his assignment to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.




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