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8/24/2016 | Thompson will remain in Phillies' rotation

Jake Thompson's first four starts in the big leagues have not gone according to plan, but he will have more opportunities to turn things around this season.

8/24/2016 | Howard, Ruiz clear waivers, but trade unlikely

Do not expect Ryan Howard to be anywhere but Philadelphia when the Phillies finish their season Oct. 2.

8/24/2016 | Colon looks to continue impressive August vs. Phils

If the Mets want to make a run in the National League Wild Card race, they have an excellent opportunity in front of them this week at Citi Field.

8/24/2016 | Thompson still seeking big league success

Phillies prospect Jake Thompson struggled through five innings Tuesday night in a 9-1 loss to the White Sox. He is tied with Alec Asher for the second-highest ERA in franchise history for a pitcher who started his first four big league games.

8/23/2016 | Rosario, Smith among top prospect performers Tuesday

Amed Rosario and Dominic Smith proved worthy of their elite prospect rankings as the duo led Double-A Binghamton to a 9-1 victory over Hartford on Tuesday night.

8/23/2016 | Rodon rolls on as White Sox pound Phillies

Carlos Rodon went from May 23 to Aug. 11 without a victory, but factoring in his 6 2/3-inning shutout performance during a 9-1 trouncing of the Phillies on Tuesday night at U.S. Cellular Field, the White Sox hurler has gone four straight starts without a setback.

8/23/2016 | Shields looks to get on track vs. Phillies

James Shields' spot in the White Sox rotation might be tenuous, but he will have an opportunity to right the ship Wednesday night against the Phillies and right-hander Jerad Eickhoff at U.S. Cellular Field.

8/23/2016 | Young fan injured by foul ball leaves hospital

The girl who Freddy Galvis struck in the face with a foul ball Saturday night at Citizens Bank Park is out of the hospital and recovering at her South Jersey home.

8/23/2016 | Relief help likely on Phillies' list for Sept. 1

The Phillies are expected to promote a handful of players once the 25-man roster expands on Sept. 1. But don't expect those promotions to come all at once.

8/23/2016 | Phillies will scout Tebow, contract unlikely

Do not expect another round of Tebowmania in Philadelphia. But, the Phillies will have a scout at former college football star Tim Tebow's workout Aug. 30 in Los Angeles.

8/23/2016 | Alexander tossed 16 shutouts in 1916

The pitcher who rules the world for most shutouts in a season is right-hander Grover Cleveland Alexander, pitching for the Phillies in 1916. At age 29, he did it 16 times, breaking his own club record of 12 set the previous season. A 33-game winner, almost half were shutouts, a very rare feat.

8/22/2016 | Who exits fastest? Phils on board with Statcast

The only thing Cameron Rupp knows is that he has hit the ball hard. Rupp does not know the velocity of the baseball as it leaves his bat. He does not particularly care that he is 39th out of more than 300 hitters in average exit velocity at 92.1 mph, according to Statcast™. But he likes to know that his average exit velocity confirms what he is feeling at the plate -- he is making solid contact more often than not.

8/21/2016 | Galvis wants more protective netting for fans

Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis remains upset and shaken that a foul ball he hit into the stands struck a young fan in the face on Saturday night at Citizens Bank Park.

8/21/2016 | Velasquez vows to 'stay positive' amid struggles

Vince Velasquez could allow these past few weeks to torment him, if he desired.

8/21/2016 | Rodon, White Sox open two-game set vs. Phillies

The last time the Phillies visited U.S. Cellular Field, the White Sox were a year away from winning their last World Series, while the Phillies were four years away from winning their last World Series.

8/20/2016 | Hellickson puts back issue behind him vs. Cards

Jeremy Hellickson's back is just fine. Hellickson, who left his Aug. 10 start against the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium after he tweaked his back, allowed two runs in seven innings in Saturday night's 4-2 victory over the Cardinals at Citizens Bank Park.

8/20/2016 | Salad days: Cesar on pace for career year

Has Cesar Hernandez answered any questions about himself over the past several weeks? He went 3-for-4 in Saturday night's 4-2 victory over the Cardinals at Citizens Bank Park. He hit his first career leadoff home run and doubled and scored in the fifth to give the Phillies a 3-2 lead.

8/20/2016 | Hellickson, Hernandez lead Phils over Cards

The Cardinals needed two home runs Saturday against the Phillies to set a Major League record. But it was the Phillies who used a pair of solo shots to prevail in their 4-2 win at Citizens Bank Park.

8/20/2016 | Velasquez, Leake to battle in series finale

Vince Velasquez and Mike Leake will have a lot on their plates in the rubber game between the Phillies and Cardinals on Sunday. The Cardinals' Major League-record-tying streak of nine straight multi-homer games ended Saturday. The Phillies, meanwhile, have homered -- just once -- in 14 straight games.

8/20/2016 | Rose a candidate for Phils' Wall of Fame ballot

Before the Phillies convinced Jim Thome to sign as a free agent in December 2002, sparking a baseball renaissance in Philadelphia, they wooed Pete Rose as a free agent in December 1978, helping the franchise win its first World Series championship in 1980.

8/20/2016 | Cozens, Honeywell among top prospect performers Friday

For much of the season, it's been either Dylan Cozens and Rhys Hoskins pacing the Minor Leagues in home runs. On Friday, it was Cozens who took the outright lead as he belted his 36th and 37th home runs to help power Double-A Reading to a 9-1 rout against Erie in game one of a doubleheader.

8/19/2016 | Gomez blows fourth save with late homer

Jeanmar Gomez entered Friday night's 4-3 loss in 11 innings to the Cardinals at Citizens Bank Park having saved 32 games in 35 opportunities. But Gomez blew his fourth save in the ninth inning when Cardinals shortstop Jedd Gyorko hit a game-tying, two-run home run to left field.

8/19/2016 | Staying power: Morgan makes case with start

Pete Mackanin did not mince words Friday afternoon when asked if Phillies left-hander Adam Morgan needed to prove he belongs in the big leagues. "That might be a question that doesn't need to be asked," the manager said. "Darn right, he has to do something."

8/19/2016 | Cards top Phils in 11 on Grichuk's clutch 2B

Randal Grichuk does not want to get sent back to the Minors -- and he's playing like it. Jhonny Peralta led off the 11th inning by hammering a double into left. An out later, Grichuk followed with a two-bagger of his own, driving home Peralta and giving the Cardinals a 4-3 lead that Alex Reyes closed out in the bottom half of the inning on Friday at Citizens Bank Park, earning his first career save.

8/19/2016 | Weaver facing Hellickson, Phils in 2nd start

Things can only get easier for Luke Weaver in his second Major League start. After making a stellar debut against the Cubs, baseball's third-best offense, he faces Jeremy Hellickson and the Phillies on Saturday.

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