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5/22/2015 | Phillies trumped by ace up Nationals' sleeve

An ace trumps momentum almost every time in baseball. The Phillies' 2-1 loss to the Nationals on Friday night at Nationals Park proved as much.


5/22/2015 | Scherzer no stranger: O'Sullivan holds his own

Maybe the fourth time will be the charm for Phillies right-hander Sean O'Sullivan. He made his fifth start of the season Friday in a 2-1 loss to the Nationals at Nationals Park, but it was the third time he matched up against Nationals ace Max Scherzer. He is now 0-2 in those meetings.


5/22/2015 | Max takes over after Bryce's HR as Nats edge Phils

Nationals starter Max Scherzer was brilliant on the mound yet again, and it was his leadoff single in the sixth and run scored from first base on Ian Desmond's double that decided Washington's 2-1 win over Philadelphia on Friday night at Nationals Park.


5/22/2015 | Phillies scratch Biddle to work on mechanics

Nothing is wrong with Jesse Biddle, but the Phillies did scratch their No. 9 prospect from Friday's scheduled start with Double-A Reading because they want him to work on his mechanics. He is scheduled to rejoin the rotation next Tuesday.


5/20/2015 | Phillies, Angels have discussed Revere trade

The eventual arrivals of Cody Asche and Domonic Brown may Ben Revere as the odd man out in the Phillies' outfield with Odubel Herrera in center field.


5/20/2015 | Veterans showcased in Phillies-Rockies afternoon contest

A Thursday afternoon tilt at Coors Field showcases a pair of veteran starting pitchers -- Philadelphia right-hander Jerome Williams (3-3, 5.02) vs. Colorado left-hander Jorge De La Rosa (1-2, 6.56).


5/20/2015 | After error, Franco comes up big with the bat

Maikel Franco, the Phillies' No. 3 prospect according to MLB.com, had one of the hottest bats in Triple-A when they recalled him on Friday. He has continued to hit in the bigs.


5/20/2015 | Getting third out proves difficult for Phils' bullpen

The third out proved problematic for the Phillies' bullpen Tuesday night at Coors Field. Phillies left-hander Jake Diekman allowed two runs with two outs in the seventh inning to hand the Rockies a two-run lead in an eventual 6-5 loss.


5/19/2015 | Phillies recall appearances on Letterman

Cole Hamels is one of the privileged few to have appeared on Letterman's iconic show. Letterman is retiring this week, with his final broadcast Wednesday night on CBS. So it seemed like a good time to ask Hamels and other Phillies about their experiences on the show.


5/19/2015 | Phils' Gonzalez, Rockies' Butler set to battle at Coors

Philadelphia rookie Severino Gonzalez (1-1, 10.57) returns to the Phillies' rotation on Wednesday night at Coors Field against Eddie Butler and the Rockies.


5/19/2015 | Rockies cool off Phillies on Hundley's blast

Nick Hundley homered to left-center field with two outs in the eighth as the Rockies won, 6-5, and snapped the Phillies' win streak at six games on Tuesday night at Coors Field.


5/19/2015 | Hamels' latest gem shows his great value

Contenders take note. There is no sense waiting any longer. If a top-of-the-rotation left-hander is on the wish list, Cole Hamels is alive and well, pitching for the Phillies.


5/19/2015 | Win streak pumping life into Phillies' clubhouse

The Phillies were 11-23 last Tuesday. It was their worst start since 1971 and the worst record in Major League Baseball. But things have been much different lately. The Phillies beat the Rockies on Monday night at Coors Field, 4-3, to give them a six-game winning streak.


5/19/2015 | Hamels gets needed support in strong outing

Give Cole Hamels just a little bit of run support and he will handle the rest. Hamels dominated in 7 1/3 innings in Monday night's 4-3 victory over the Rockies at Coors Field.


5/18/2015 | Phillies lose Billingsley, Buchanan to injury

The Phillies announced righty Chad Billingsley has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right latissimus dorsi. He could rejoin the rotation in four to six weeks. Triple-A right-hander David Buchanan, who opened the season in the Phillies' rotation, suffered a severely sprained right ankle in Sunday's start. He is expected to miss six to eight weeks.


5/18/2015 | Kendrick looks back on time with Phillies

Kyle Kendrick had spent his entire professional baseball career with the Phillies, and he had hoped that relationship might continue beyond 2014. But a week after last season ended, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. told Kendrick, 30, the organization wanted to go in a different direction.


5/18/2015 | Experienced Harang looks to outpitch young Bettis

Veteran Phillies right-hander Aaron Harang will get the start against Rockies' righty Chad Bettis, who will be making just his 10th career start when the Phils and Rockies square off on Tuesday night.


5/18/2015 | Big sixth lifts Hamels, Phillies over Rockies

Cole Hamels struck out seven and limited the Rockies to six hits in 7 1/3 innings for his third straight win as the Phillies prevailed, 4-3, on Monday night at Coors Field.


5/17/2015 | Franco breaks through in big way at plate

Maikel Franco had a breakout day in his third game since his callup from Triple-A Lehigh Valley, going 2-for-4 with a triple, a home run, two RBIs and two runs scored, helping lead the Phillies to a 6-0 win over the D-backs.


5/17/2015 | O'Sullivan revels in first victory since 2011

Sean O'Sullivan threw six shutout frames, striking out four and allowing just five hits while receiving enough run support to cruise to his first victory as a Phillie and first in four years


5/17/2015 | Lyles hopes for no ill-effects in facing Hamels, Phillies

Jordan Lyles retired every batter he faced in his last start. The way Cole Hamels, has been pitching recently, Lyles is going to need to be pretty close to perfect again Monday to keep his Rockies in the game.


5/16/2015 | Utley showing signs of ending his slump

It might be a coincidence, but Chase Utley must love the results. He is 3-for-6 with two doubles and two RBIs in two games since Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg dropped him from third to sixth in the lineup. Utley went 2-for-3 with one double and two RBIs in Saturday night's 7-5 victory over Arizona at Citizens Bank Park.


5/16/2015 | Sizemore makes most of his opportunity

Sometimes a hitter just needs some opportunities. Over his last six games, Grady Sizemore is proving this to be true. The outfielder came into Saturday's game hitting just .238 on the season but was 5-for-15 in his previous five games. Already swinging a hot bat, Sizemore turned that 5-for-15 into a 9-for-20 streak Saturday with a 4-for-5 performance in the Phillies' 7-5 win, in which the lefty singled three times, doubled once and scored a run.


5/16/2015 | O'Sullivan, Collmenter battle in series finale

Josh Collmenter will want to put his last start behind him on Sunday. Sean O'Sullivan, on the other hand, will want to put his last few seasons behind him.


5/16/2015 | Phillies' offense leads way in win over D-backs

Before Friday, the Phillies didn't have a three-game win streak in 2015. Now the streak is four. The Phillies, who improved their record to 15-23 with the win, defeated the Diamondbacks 7-5 in an offensive affair that saw a combined 23 hits and 11 pitchers used.




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