9/18/2014 | Kendrick, offense unable to find rhythm in SD
Kyle Kendrick labored through five innings, allowing three runs on six hits and five walks as the Phillies dropped the series finale, 7-3, to the Padres in San Diego.
9/18/2014 | Gwynn Jr. forging ahead after his father's passing
For Tony Gwynn Jr., there hasn't been much time to mourn. The baseball season has a pace and presence to it that demands staying in the present and not reflecting on the past. There are signs and stories and memories of his famous father everywhere. Gwynn Sr., the Hall of Fame right fielder and eternal Padre, passed away June 16 at age 54 after a long battle with cancer of the salivary gland.
9/18/2014 | Sandberg wants Revere to revisit approach
The Phillies' future plans include improvement in the outfield, and manager Ryne Sandberg suggested that center fielder Ben Revere should strive to hit 30-40 doubles in a season. Revere entered Thursday with 13 doubles, seven triples, two home runs, and a .690 OPS.
9/18/2014 | Ruf spells Howard at 1B in back-to-back games
With Phillies slugger Ryan Howard in a recent slump, Darin Ruf started consecutive games at first base for the first time since late July.
9/18/2014 | A's welcome Phillies to open crucial Interleague series
With the A's in place to earn a Wild Card berth, the Phillies, who sit in last place in the National League East, enter O.co Coliseum on Friday to begin a three-game Interleague set.
9/18/2014 | Ruf makes his case for playing time with big night
Darin Ruf went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in a 5-2 victory over the Padres at Petco Park on Wednesday night.
9/17/2014 | Cryptic Burnett hints at health issue
Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said Wednesday afternoon at Petco Park that he was unaware of any health issues for A.J. Burnett, other than the inguinal hernia he has had since April.
9/17/2014 | Power-seeking Phillies keen on Cuban outfielder Tomas
The Phillies need some big bats in the middle of the lineup. Internally, Phillies officials acknowledge Chase Utley (.660 OPS since May 28) and Ryan Howard (.685 OPS this season) would be better suited hitting somewhere other than third and fourth in the lineup.
9/16/2014 | MLB announces Clemente Award nominees
Major League Baseball and Chevrolet announced on Tuesday the names of the 30 club nominees for the Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet, and fan voting will begin Wednesday, Roberto Clemente Day, to help decide who succeeds Carlos Beltran as the winner of the prestigious community honor handed out annually at the World Series.
9/15/2014 | Rollins hopes to return this weekend
Jimmy Rollins said he hoped to be back in the Phillies lineup by this weekend, but his return remains up in the air. He has been sidelined since Sept. 8 with a strained left hamstring.
9/15/2014 | Padres' Kennedy, Phils' Burnett seeking strong finish
Padres right-hander Ian Kennedy will be happy to know he isn't facing the Dodgers at Petco Park on Tuesday night, when San Diego continues its four-game series against the Phillies. A.J. Burnett will start for Philadelphia.
9/15/2014 | Papelbon suspended seven games for gesture
Major League Baseball suspended Jonathan Papelbon for seven games Monday and fined an undisclosed amount for his actions in the top of the ninth inning Sunday at Citizens Bank Park.
9/15/2014 | Williams' brilliant start foiled by silent bats
Petco Park lived up to its reputation as a pitcher's park Monday night. Or were the Phillies living up to their reputation in a 1-0 loss to the Padres?
9/14/2014 | Papelbon ejected after gesture to crowd
After surrendering four runs and blowing the Phillies' three-run lead in the ninth of Sunday's 5-4 loss, Jonathan Papelbon kept his gaze on the fans above the Phillies' dugout as he began to walk off the field. Midway through his trek from the mound to the dugout, he made a not-so-subtle gesture that sent an already fired-up Citizens Bank Park crowd into a frenzy.
9/14/2014 | Marlins win challenge on close play at first base in Philly
Enrique Hernandez believed he beat the throw, and instant replay confirmed his instincts in the second inning at Citizens Bank Park.
9/14/2014 | Cashner, Williams to open series at Petco Park
Monday night at Petco Park will mark the beginning of the Padres' final homestand of the season, while the Phillies will start their last road trip. Andrew Cashner gets the call for the Padres, while the Phillies counter with Jerome Williams.
9/14/2014 | Papelbon's rough ninth spoils Buchanan's bid for win
Jonathan Papelbon blew a three-run lead in the ninth as he loaded the bases with no outs before a groundout and back-to-back singles made it a tie ballgame. With Marcell Ozuna batting and Christian Yelich at third, Papelbon's bitter afternoon got worse, as a wild pitch allowed the decisive run to score in Miami's 5-4 victory.
9/14/2014 | Buchanan finds success during rookie campaign
The Phillies pitching rotation has, at times this season, included four All-Stars, three World Series champions, and a Cy Young award winner. One of their most consistent pitchers over the past three months, however, is a man who doesn't fall under any of those categories -- David Buchanan.
9/13/2014 | Koehler, Marlins try to keep fading hopes alive
There's not much time left for the Marlins to make a dent in the National League Wild Card race. Miami sends Tom Koehler to the mound Sunday afternoon in Philadelphia against Phillies starter David Buchanan.
9/13/2014 | Kendrick, Phillies get help from overturned call
Kyle Kendrick entered his final home start of the season with hopes of making it one to remember, considering it might be his last as a Phillie overall. He received some help from a replay review.
9/13/2014 | Franco showing versatilty as infielder
Maikel Franco has already proven a very capable Major League third baseman in the short time he's been with the Phillies since his Sept. 1 callup. But the 22-year-old prospect figures to see some time at first base as well in the last couple of weeks of the season.
9/13/2014 | Kendrick sparkles in emotional start in Philly
Citizens Bank Park has been the only home Kyle Kendrick has even known in baseball. The 30-year-old righty looked right at home in Philadelphia's 2-1 victory over Miami on an autumn-like Saturday night.
9/12/2014 | Kendrick looks for strong finish as Phils meet Fish
Kyle Kendrick began the last month of his season, and potentially his last month with the Phillies, with seven scoreless innings against the Braves. After a difficult several months, the outing gave some hope that the righty would make the most of his last month. Then came his last start against the Pirates. Kendrick will have another go at things Saturday when he takes the hill in the middle game against the Marlins, hoping to dispel any remaining playoff dreams for Miami.
9/12/2014 | Asche follows duel with walk-off dinger in 10th
While the 3-1 final score Friday night would indicate a pitchers' duel, Philadelphia's victory over Miami was actually more a display of the two teams' consistent prowess on the mound with danger lingering. In the end, it was a hit without a runner in scoring position -- a two-run blast by Cody Asche in the 10th inning -- that proved to be the difference in the game.
9/12/2014 | Phillies lose challenge, can't finish frame fast enough
The Phillies lost an instant replay challenge in the sixth inning, and the Marlins followed with a run on Friday night at Citizens Bank Park.
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