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Freddy Galvis hit a two-run home run, the deciding factor in the Phillies' 3-0 win over the Athletics on Saturday.

Galvis went into the at-bat 0-for-2 but contributed in a big way, breaking a seventh-inning scoreless tie with his fourth home run of the season. All four of his home runs have come since rejoining the team on August 23, and three have come in September alone. His numbers, though, are still weighed down heavily by a dreadful first half. Galvis owns a .165/.226/.320 slash line with 10 RBI.
Sep 20 - 7:22 PM

Jerome Williams earned a win on Saturday after holding the Athletics scoreless over seven innings.

According to Elias Sports Bureau, Williams is the first to defeat the same team (Athletics) three times with three different teams (Astros, Rangers, Phillies). Williams held the A's to just four hits while walking one and striking out three. The 32-year-old has pitched well since joining the Phillies, now 4-2 with a 2.45 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, and a 35/16 K/BB ratio. Williams will make his final start of the season at home against the Braves on Friday.
Sep 20 - 7:15 PM

Ken Giles converted the first save of his career, sending the Athletics down in order in Saturday's victory.

Giles is the interim closer while Jonathan Papelbon serves his seven-game suspension. The 24-year-old closer has put up fantastic numbers in his first season in the big leagues, sporting a 1.24 ERA, 0.80 WHIP, and 63/11 K/BB ratio in 43 2/3 innings. If Papelbon remains in Philadelphia, saves will still be hard to come by for Giles next season.
Sep 20 - 7:13 PM

Domonic Brown was a late scratch to the Phillies starting lineup on Friday due to a sprained right hand.

He should be considered day-to-day for now, but it wouldn't be surprising to see the Phillies take things extremely cautiously with him down the stretch. The 27-year-old is hitting a disappointing .237/.288/.356 on the season with 10 homers and 61 RBI.
Sep 20 - 8:50 AM

Ryan Howard homered off Jon Lester to give the Phillies their only run Friday.

Incredibly, it was Howard's 10th homer against a lefty, compared to just 12 in nearly three times as many plate appearances against righties. That Howard can't even be platooned properly in the midst of such a disappointing season has made him a peculiar liability for the Phillies.
Sep 20 - 12:40 AM

Phillies pitching prospect Shane Watson was suspended for 50 games for a violation of the minor league drug policy.

It was recreational drug abuse, not one of the performance-enhancing variety. The 21-year-old was the first round selection of the Phillies in the 2012 draft, but was forced to miss the entirety of the 2014 season as he recovered from shoulder surgery and battled type 1 diabetes.
Sep 19 - 8:41 PM

Once again, Jimmy Rollins is not in the Phillies starting lineup on Friday.

Rollins still must show that he can run sprints without any issues before rejoining the Phillies lineup. He's still expected to return at some point over the weekend.
Sep 19 - 7:13 PM

Carlos Ruiz revealed Thursday that he's been playing with a sore left shoulder all season.

Ruiz tweaked something while working out during spring training and he said the pain in his shoulder has gotten progressively worse as the season as gone along. "It’s better after I have a little rest," said Ruiz, who didn't start Thursday for the third time in the last six games. Ruiz will have the shoulder examined after the season to see if he needs to have surgery.
Source: CSN Philly
Sep 19 - 11:43 AM

Jimmy Rollins (hamstring) could return to the lineup on Friday.

It just so happens that the Phillies are in Oakland, where Rollins grew up. The shortstop hasn't played since September 8 due to a left hamstring strain but tested things out on Thursday. He's hit .243/.323/.394 with 17 homers and 28 stolen bases for Philly this season.
Sep 19 - 9:52 AM

Kyle Kendrick allowed three runs on six hits over five innings in a 7-3 loss to the Padres on Thursday.

Perhaps more troubling, Kendrick walked five batters, leading to the truncated outing. You wouldn't have expected him to struggle like this in Petco. The seventh rounder from the 2003 draft had gone 4-1 in his last eight starts and served up only three earned runs over 14 innings in his last two. The 30-year-old free-agent-to-be, now 9-13 with a 4.73 ERA in his walk year, gets the Marlins next.
Sep 19 - 12:37 AM

Chase Utley is not in Thursday's lineup against the Padres.

He's presumably getting a breather. Andres Blanco will make the start at second base.
Sep 18 - 5:35 PM

Ryan Howard is not in Thursday's lineup against the Padres.

Howard is sitting against another lefty, this time with Robbie Erlin on the hill for San Diego. Darin Ruf will start at first base.
Sep 18 - 5:30 PM

Ben Revere went 2-for-5 with a double, steal and two RBI against the Padres on Wednesday.

He's swiped three bags over the past four games and now has 46 total, good for third best in the National League. Hopefully this game will break him out of his funk. Revere entered play batting just .171 in his last 11 games.
Sep 18 - 1:41 AM

Domonic Brown went 2-for-4 with a run scored in the Phillies' win over the Padres on Wednesday.

It's been a long, lonely, treacherous season for the 2013 revelation. But he just finished off a solid series at Petco, going 4-for-11 (.363) with a homer and a steal. Hey, his owners will take whatever they can get at this point. Brown, slashing .234/.286/.353, is very likely playing out the string on his Phillies' career. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported earlier this month that the Phillies will look to trade Brown this winter.
Sep 18 - 1:37 AM

Cole Hamels painted seven innings of one-run ball as the Phillies sunk the Padres 5-2 on Wednesday.

Hamels struck out nine, walked one and scattered seven hits. Only Cameron Maybin's RBI single in the fourth, which gave San Diego a 1-0 lead, did any damage. Fortunately for Hamels, his teammates had his back and scored four runs in the top half of the next frame. Hamels, who improved to 9-7 with a 2.47 ERA, will be in Miami next time around.
Sep 18 - 1:29 AM

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