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9/22/2014 | Inbox: How will Phils' offseason play out?

In the latest Phillies Inbox, beat reporter Todd Zolecki answers fans' questions on what to expect this offseason, the status of the outfield and whether Jonathan Papelbon could be on the trade market.


9/21/2014 | Phils drop seesaw finale with A's in 10th

Despite rallying for ties after falling behind three times in the series finale, the Phillies were saddled with an 8-6 walk-off loss in 10 innings to the AL Wild Card-leading A's on Sunday in Oakland.


9/20/2014 | Brown day to day with right wrist tenderness

Left fielder Domonic Brown is day to day with right wrist tenderness, Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said after Friday night's 3-1 loss to the A's.


9/20/2014 | A's, Kazmir eye Wild Card gains in finale vs. Phillies

The A's late-season woes continued on Saturday vs. the Phillies, setting up a rubber match on Sunday afternoon. Lefty Scott Kazmir will face righty A.J. Burnett as the A's cling to a Wild Card spot.


9/20/2014 | Galvis helps Williams earn historic 'W' over A's

Freddy Galvis' two-run homer aided Jerome Williams in making baseball history as the right-hander became the first pitcher to earn three wins against the same opponent in a season as a member of three different teams when he lifted the Phillies to a 3-0 win over the A's on Saturday.


9/20/2014 | Pomeranz gets spot start as A's make Wild Card run

Drew Pomeranz gets the nod for the A's on Saturday as they make their push for a Wild Card spot, marking his 10th start with them this year and first since Aug. 27 in Houston. Jerome Williams will take the mound for Philadelphia on the heels of his best outing of the year.


9/19/2014 | Phillies bats stay quiet in loss to Oakland

David Buchanan was good, not great, on Friday in the Phillies' first game at O.co Coliseum since 2008, but a three-run second inning by the hosts was enough to spell defeat against Jon Lester and the A's. Philadelphia fell, 3-1, and has now dropped nine of its last 13 games on the heels of a 19-14 stretch.


9/19/2014 | Phillies pitching prospect suspended 50 games

Right-hander Shane Watson, the Phillies' first pick of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, has been suspended for 50 games without pay after a second positive test for a drug of abuse.


9/19/2014 | Rollins could play this weekend in hometown

Jimmy Rollins was not in the Phillies' lineup for Friday's series opener against the A's, but he could play this weekend if he successfully runs sprints at full speed. The shortstop has not played since Sept. 8, when he strained his left hamstring legging out a triple.


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.




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