9/23/2016 | Ruf pinch-hits, launches first homer of season
It looked and sounded like Darin Ruf took a year's worth of frustrations out on a 96 mph fastball in the sixth inning Friday night at Citi Field.
9/23/2016 | Gomez still Phils' closer, but will get break
Jeanmar Gomez will remain the Phillies' closer through the end of the season, but he will not pitch during the next few save situations.
9/23/2016 | Gilmartin, Mets continue NL Wild Card quest vs. Phils
Noah Syndergaard was scratched from Saturday night's game against the Phillies at Citi Field because of strep throat. Sean Gilmartin will start in his place. The announcement came a day after New York scratched Steven Matz because of soreness in his left shoulder.
9/22/2016 | Gomez blows save, Phils could make change
Jeanmar Gomez had been one of the Phillies' best stories of the season through mid-August. He had transformed himself from a relatively anonymous middle reliever into a closer with 30-plus saves. But after he blew his sixth save of the season in the ninth inning Thursday night in a 9-8 loss in 11 innings to the Mets at Citi Field, one wonders how much longer he will be in that role, whether it be this season or next.
9/22/2016 | Ynoa to sub for Matz in 2nd MLB start vs. Phils
Steven Matz had been scheduled to pitch against the Phillies at Citi Field, but he was scratched because of pain and discomfort in his left shoulder on Thursday. Rookie right-hander Gabrial Ynoa will pitch in his place opposite the Phillies' Jeremy Hellickson.
9/22/2016 | NYC hails a Cab(rera)! Met's HR wows Citi
Ender Inciarte was safely in Miami with the Braves. No one was going to take this win away from the Mets, who needed it so badly. They had to work all night and they had to come back three times, but when it was all over Asdrubal Cabrera's three-run home run off Edubray Ramos in the 11th inning gave them a dramatic 9-8 win over the Phillies Thursday night at Citi Field.
9/22/2016 | Goeddel diagnosed with concussion after HBP
It is no surprise that Phillies outfielder Tyler Goeddel sustained a concussion Wednesday night. He got hit in the helmet with a 93-mph fastball from White Sox reliever Chris Beck in the sixth inning of an 8-3 victory at Citizens Bank Park. Goeddel laid on his back at home plate for a couple minutes before standing up and walking back to the Phillies' dugout.
9/22/2016 | Howard homers in return to lineup
Ryan Howard is back in the Phillies' lineup. He started Thursday night's series opener against the Mets at Citi Field. Howard had not played since Friday against the Marlins at Citizens Bank Park because of swelling in his left knee. He had the knee drained Sunday.
9/21/2016 | Phillies glimpse future as youngsters step up
It is just one game, but a game like this might allow the Phillies to dream a little about the future. They not only beat the White Sox on Wednesday night at Citizens Bank Park, 8-3, they beat Sox ace Chris Sale. They hammered him for seven hits and six runs in just four innings, making it his second shortest start of the season.
9/21/2016 | Mets expect hard-fought set from Phillies
The Mets have had success against their closest geographical rival, winning six of their last nine games against the Phillies, but New York knows its four-game set with Philadelphia, which starts on Thursday night at Citi Field, will provide its own set of challenges.
9/21/2016 | Howard receives club's Clemente recognition
Ryan Howard's Phillies' career is nearing its end, but he received one more award Wednesday night at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies presented him their Roberto Clemente Award for representing "the game of baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field."
9/21/2016 | Mackanin may replace Gomez as closer
Nobody could have predicted Jeanmar Gomez would save 37 games this season. So then who could have predicted somebody else could still close games for the Phillies in the season's final 11 games? Phillies manager Pete Mackanin has been forced to consider the possibility because Gomez has a 10.13 ERA in 16 appearances since Aug. 14.
9/20/2016 | Phillies hang on to knock off White Sox
Phillies center fielder Odubel Herrera might want to extend the season a little longer. Herrera has been one of the hottest hitters on the planet for the past week, and his torrid hitting continued in Tuesday night's 7-6 victory over the White Sox at Citizens Bank Park. He went 3-for-4 with one home run, three RBIs, three runs scored and two stolen bases. He is hitting .536 (15-for-28) with four doubles, two home runs, six RBIs and four stolen bases in his last seven games.
9/20/2016 | Herrera motivated to finish his season strong
It has been a long summer for Phillies center fielder Odubel Herrera. But with just 11 games remaining in the 2016 season he is as hot as anybody in baseball. He went 3-for-4 with one home run, three RBIs, three runs scored and two stolen bases in Tuesday night's 7-6 victory over the White Sox at Citizens Bank Park.
9/20/2016 | Owens award-winners honored by Phillies
Dylan Cozens, Rhys Hoskins and Ben Lively hope the next time they are wearing suits at Citizens Bank Park they are leaving for a road trip with the Phillies. It could happen as early as next season, but Tuesday night they were at the ballpark to receive their Paul Owens Awards as the organization's best Minor League players and pitcher.
9/20/2016 | Howard could return to lineup on Thursday
Ryan Howard could be back in the Phillies' lineup as early as Thursday in New York.
9/19/2016 | Inbox: Are Phils' young bats as strong as arms?
I like what I see from the Phillies' young starting pitchers, but what do you think about the offense? Todd Zolecki answers this question and more in the latest Inbox.
9/18/2016 | Herrera, Galvis offer promise for young Phils
Over the last week, Odubel Herrera has looked like the player who earned a bid to the All-Star Game this year. Freddy Galvis has looked like a power hitter for the last six weeks.
9/18/2016 | Phillies, White Sox open Interleague set
A lot has changed for Phillies right-hander Jake Thompson since the last time he faced the White Sox. It was after his five-inning, seven-run performance in Chicago that pitching coach Bob McClure simplified Thompson's delivery.
9/18/2016 | Phillies take part in community food drive
Mike Schmidt and others on Sunday morning helped bring in donations to a food drive just outside Citizens Bank Park.
9/18/2016 | Marlins stay afloat in WC with late rally
It left the bat as a routine popup to first baseman Tommy Joseph, with the Phillies well on their way to escaping the eighth in a tie ballgame. But two plays later, Marcell Ozuna scored the go-ahead run in the Marlins' 5-4 comeback win over the Phillies on Sunday at Citizens Bank Park.
9/17/2016 | Joseph continues strong rookie campaign with 20th HR
So how many people had Tommy Joseph in their 20-and-over home run pool in 2016?
9/17/2016 | Cashner tries to tame Phils, keep Marlins in WC race
Andrew Cashner hasn't been the difference-maker the Marlins hoped he would be in the National League Wild Card race when they acquired him from the Padres at the Aug. 1 non-waiver Trade Deadline.
9/17/2016 | Hellickson's gem hurts Marlins' WC chances
The Marlins' Wild Card hopes continue to plummet. The Phillies made sure of that, scoring five in the first and two more in the second off Marlins starter Jose Urena in an 8-0 win on Saturday night at Citizens Bank Park, clinching a win for the Phils both in their final set against the Marlins this year and in the season series.
9/17/2016 | Howard dealing with left knee swelling
Ryan Howard only has so many more opportunities to play in front of the hometown crowd as a member of the Phillies. But he had to be scratched from Saturday night's 8-0 win over the Marlins because of swelling in his left knee.
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