Phillies News

  • Phils fall short despite Lee's complete game

    The Phillies were unable to hand Cliff Lee any run support as they fell, 1-0, Wednesday on a night in which both starters went the distance. Lee struck out 13 batters, but surrendered a home run.

  • Phils have belated celebration for Robinson

    The Phillies celebrated Jackie Robinson Day on Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park after Tuesday's game had to be postponed because of rain.

  • Burnett aims to power through pain vs. Braves

    Phillies right-hander A.J. Burnett decided to postpone surgery for an inguinal hernia, and he pitches opposite Braves southpaw Alex Wood on Thursday at 1:05 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park.

  • Papelbon, bullpen shake off early struggles

    Jonathan Papelbon said a key for the Phillies bullpen is to learn from their failures. As Philadelphia's veteran anchor, he is trying to teach the younger members of the 'pen to study their mistakes and "store it in the bank."

  • Hamels getting closer to rejoining rotation

    Cole Hamels could return to the Phillies rotation next week, provided everything goes well with his scheduled Minor League rehab start on Thursday.

  • Phils' Giles working on secondary pitches

    Phillies' Minor League reliever Ken Giles is off to an impressive start with Double-A Reading, but the organization would like to see the hard-throwing right-hander improve his control of his secondary pitches before seriously considering him as a candidate to join the Major League bullpen.

  • Braves-Phils washed out by rain

    The Phillies postponed Tuesday's game against the Braves at Citizens Bank Park because of rain.

  • Jackie Day in Philly to feature statue, Duckett

    Though it was postponed a day by rain, the Phillies have several things planned to honor Jackie Robinson on Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park.

  • Phillies' bullpen slammed in loss to Braves

    The Phillies scored five runs in the bottom of the eighth to take a one-run lead against the Braves, only to watch Jake Diekman load the bases with no outs in the ninth before he allowed a game-winning grand slam in a 9-6 loss.

  • Despite hernia, Phils' Burnett 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.

  • 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.

  • Phils set to activate Adams off DL 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.

  • Phillies vindicated on incorrect review call

    The Phillies were on the wrong side of a review regarding Major League Baseball's new rule on home-plate collisions during Sunday's 4-3 victory over the Marlins, and the league informed manager Ryne Sandberg after the game that the call should have gone the other way.

  • Utley's clutch clout caps Phils' 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.

  • Phils 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.

  • 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.

  • De Fratus optioned as Phils call up fresh 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.

  • Rollins lifts Phils 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.