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Ryan Howard | First Baseman

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (35) / 11/19/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 250
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: SMS
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Ryan Howard went 1-for-3 with a walk and a two-run home run but the Phillies were taken down by the Mets on Tuesday.
Howard put the Phillies up 4-3 in the third inning with a two-run home run to left-center, but the Mets would storm back for the lead later. The first baseman also homered in Monday's defeat, so he's now sitting on 21 round-trippers, 72 RBI, and a slugging-heavy .240/.287/.464 triple-slash line. Aug 25 - 11:37 PM

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Ryan Howard hit a three-run home run, finishing 2-for-5 in Monday's 16-7 dismantling by the Mets.

Howard gave the Phillies an early 3-0 lead, slapping a Jacob deGrom offering over the fence to the opposite field in the first inning. Though he's hit for power, hitting 20 home runs while knocking in 70 runs, he has an otherwise unimpressive .240/.285/.457 triple-slash line. The Phillies plan to bench Howard when a lefty starter is on the mound.
Aug 24 - 11:40 PM

Ryan Howard went 3-for-5 with three doubles and two RBI on Friday, pacing the Phillies offensive attack in a 7-1 victory over the Marlins.

The veteran slugger also scored a run in the contest. He had sat the previous three games due to the Phillies matching up against opposing left-handers, but didn't miss a beat in his return to action. With the three-hit effort, Howard is now hitting .238/.285/.452 with 19 homers and 67 RBI on the season.
Aug 21 - 10:17 PM

Ryan Howard went 2-for-5 with a two-run single in Thursday afternoon's loss to the Dodgers.

Howard got the party started against Dodgers ace Zack Greinke, hitting a two-run single in the first inning. The Phillies would score three more times in the frame to take a 5-3 lead, but the Dodgers would erase this early advantage easily enough to win by a 10-8 final. This season, Howard is hitting .238/.287/.453 with 18 home runs and 62 RBI.
Aug 6 - 5:11 PM

Ryan Howard went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored as the Phillies lost 6-2 to the Braves on Sunday.

Howard doubled to lead off the second inning and later scored on Cody Asche's RBI single to give the Phillies an early 1-0 lead. The first baseman is on an eight-game hitting streak, the most recent three of which have included multiple hits. He has a .241/.292/.464 batting line on the year with 18 home runs and 60 RBI.
Aug 2 - 5:29 PM

Ryan Howard led the Phillies with three hits Saturday in a blowout win over the Braves.

Howard contributed an RBI single during the Phillies' four-run fourth inning. The former MVP is hitting a robust .313 since the All-Star break. He leads Philadelphia in home runs (18), RBI (60) and strikeouts (101) this season. Despite winning eight of their last nine, the Phillies remain 14 and a half games behind first-place Washington in the NL East.
Aug 1 - 10:14 PM

Ryan Howard slugged a three-run homer Saturday in the Phillies' defeat of the Cubs.

Howard went deep to left-center off Cubs starter Jake Arrieta after an Odubel Herrera two-out double and a Maikel Franco two-out walk. The veteran first baseman has tallied 17 home runs and 51 RBI in 89 games this season despite a .223 batting average and .269 OBP.
Jul 25 - 7:03 PM

Ryan Howard hit his 16th home run of the season in Sunday's win over the Marlins.

Howard finished 1-for-3 on the afternoon. He drilled a solo shot to right field off of Dan Haren, the first run in a five-run second inning. The first baseman has a six-game hitting streak and has knocked in a run in five consecutive games, but still has a mediocre .227/.273/.448 batting line along with 48 RBI. There's still a chance an AL team takes a chance on him in a trade, but his numbers don't stack up well to other first basemen and designated hitters.
Jul 19 - 5:10 PM

Ryan Howard went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI singles and a strikeout in Sunday's loss to the Giants.

Howard drove in the only two runs the Phillies managed in the game. Outside of a .280/.311/.550 May that had people briefly wondering whether the former All-Star might have more in the tank than expected, Howard's struggled this season. He does have 15 homers and 45 RBI, but he's doing that on a slog of an overall slash-line at .226/.270/.444.
Jul 12 - 6:58 PM

Ryan Howard is not in the Phillies starting lineup on Friday.

It's a good day to get the veteran slugger a rest, as the Phillies square off against tough opposing southpaw Madison Bumgarner. Look for Howard to be back in there on Saturday. Darin Ruf will start in his place and bat fifth for the Phillies on Friday.
Jul 10 - 7:30 PM

Ryan Howard went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Monday's loss to the Dodgers.

Howard lifted a three-run home run off of Eric Surkamp in the third inning to give the Phillies a 5-3 lead, but it didn't hold. It's his first home run since June 19. Howard has shown occasional power throughout the year but hasn't been useful otherwise, carrying a .218/.265/.435 triple-slash line with 14 home runs and 41 RBI.
Jul 7 - 2:34 AM

Ryan Howard went 0-for-4, but knocked in the winning run with a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning on Sunday against the Braves.

The two clubs were knotted in a scoreless tie heading into the 10th inning, but the Phillies rallied to load the bases with no outs for Howard, facing lefty reliever Dana Eveland. Howard lifted a sacrifice fly to right field to bring in the first of four 10th-inning runs. Since his last home run on June 19, Howard has hit the skids, batting .135 (7-for-52) in his last 14 games. He's hitting .217/.262/.427 with 13 home runs and 38 RBI on the year.
Jul 5 - 4:51 PM

Ryan Howard is not in the Phillies starting lineup on Saturday.

It's nothing more than a day of rest against tough southpaw Gio Gonzalez. Maikel Franco is getting the start at first base while Andres Blanco covers the hot corner. Look for Howard to return on Sunday.
Jun 27 - 12:26 PM

Ryan Howard socked a three-run homer Friday against the Cardinals.

Howard hit just .151 with one home run in 20 games from May 25-June 17, but he now has home runs in back-to-back games. The veteran slugger is still striking out nearly 30 percent of the time and is drawing walks less often than ever before, so his value is strictly derived from his power. He has scored 23 runs in 63 games this season, with 13 of those coming on his own home runs.
Jun 19 - 11:19 PM

Ryan Howard went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run in Thursday's win over the Orioles.

Howard cranked his two-run shot off of Orioles starter Bud Norris in the sixth inning. It was just his second homer of the month. After a strong May (.280/.311/.550 in 100 at-bats), the former All-Star has found June to be significantly less glamorous and entered the game hitting just .180/.226/.320 over 50 at-bats for the month. Howard's likely to continue to hit hot/cold for the remainder of the season, though it's realistic to expect the chilly side to show up more often than not.
Jun 18 - 3:44 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Carlos Ruiz
2Cameron Rupp
1B1Ryan Howard
2Darin Ruf
2B1Cesar Hernandez
2Andres Blanco
3Darnell Sweeney
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Maikel Franco
LF1Cody Asche
2Aaron Altherr
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Domonic Brown
2Jeff Francoeur
3Brian Bogusevic
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Aaron Harang
2Aaron Nola
3Matt Harrison
4Adam Morgan
5Jerad Eickhoff
6Alec Asher
7Cliff Lee
8Chad Billingsley
9Jonathan Pettibone
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ken Giles
2Justin De Fratus
3Luis Garcia
4Jeanmar Gomez
5Mario Hollands
6Elvis Araujo
7Hector Neris
8Adam Loewen
9Jerome Williams