Player News - Phillies

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Cesar Hernandez went 1-for-3 with three RBI in a loss to the Marlins on Sunday.

All three of Hernandez's RBI came on a bases loaded triple that cleared the bases in the fourth to give the Phillies a 5-0 lead. That lead didn't last long, as Miami scored eight an inning later. Hernandez also walked, and he ends the first half with a line of .270/.378/.382 with eight homers and 14 stolen bases over 95 games.
Jul 15 - 4:34 PM

Enyel De Los Santos gave up five runs on seven hits in 4 1/3 innings against the Marlins on Sunday.

De Los Santos was solid -- if not spectacular -- in his first start. This one was just not spectacular. Things started out well enough with four scoreless innings, but he was lit up in the fifth for five runs, with the Marlins adding three more in the inning for good measure. The 23-year-old allowed two homers in the inning, and he now owns an ERA of 6.75 over his first two MLB starts. A mixed bag, to be sure. De Los Santos could be sent to Triple-A with the All-Star break upon us, but nothing has been announced yet.
Jul 15 - 4:19 PM

Aaron Nola allowed two runs over six innings Saturday in a loss to the Marlins.

Nola yielded just four hits -- including zero extra-base hits -- and walked one while striking out five, but the Phillies weren't able to get anything going offensively in support. The loss was just his third of the year, dropping him to 12-3 overall, and it snapped a streak in which he hadn't lost a game since May 20. Nola heads into the break with a terrific 2.30 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 131/35 K/BB ratio through 20 starts this year.
Jul 14 - 7:44 PM

Enyel De Los Santos will be recalled to start Sunday against the Marlins.

The start was supposed to be Zach Eflin's, but a blister issue forced him to be scratched. In his place it will be De Los Santos, who only made his MLB debut this past Tuesday. He did relatively well in the debut, too, turning in a quality start against the Mets. The Marlins are a soft target as well, and De Los Santos is an option for those looking to stream an end-of-week starter.
Jul 14 - 7:35 PM

Zach Eflin (blister) has been scratched from his scheduled start Sunday against the Marlins.

Eflin left a start earlier this month due to a blister, so this issue doesn't come as a huge surprise. Enyel De Los Santos will start in his place Sunday. When healthy, it's been a promising first half for the 24-year-old Eflin, who has a 3.15 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 67/14 K/BB ratio in 12 starts to date.
Jul 14 - 7:30 PM

Jake Arrieta was excellent Friday against the Marlins, allowing just three hits over seven scoreless frames as part of a 2-0 victory.

It was his first scoreless start since May 29. Arrieta walked three and fanned three while inducing 11 grounders. He’s now gone seven innings in back-to-back outings, earning victories in both of them. Arrieta has only fanned 72 batters in 103 innings this season, but he’ll still carry a 3.23 ERA and 1.22 WHIP over 18 starts going into the All-Star break. The Phillies and fantasy owners can’t complain about that.
Jul 13 - 10:08 PM

Pat Neshek notched his first save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning against the Marlins on Friday.

Neshek needed just 13 pitches to set the Marlins aside in order. The Phillies have now had nine different pitchers notch a save this season, which ties a club record. There’s a decent chance they set a new record this year, especially if the rumors about the club’s interest in Zach Britton are true. While Gabe Kapler keeps an open mind about the back-end of his bullpen, Seranthony Dominguez remains the top name to own in this bullpen in fantasy leagues.
Jul 13 - 10:07 PM

Maikel Franco went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in Friday’s victory over the Marlins.

His solo shot off Brad Ziegler in the ninth inning provided the Phillies with some valuable insurance. Franco has turned his season around in recent weeks, batting .375 with four home runs, six doubles, and 10 RBI over his last 20 games. Still, that understandably hasn’t stopped the Phillies from being heavily involved in trade talks for Manny Machado.
Jul 13 - 10:06 PM

Aaron Altherr went 2-for-4 with an RBI double as part of Friday’s win over the Marlins.

His run-scoring double off Wei-Yin Chen was the only offense of the game for either side until Maikel Franco went deep in the ninth. Altherr was also involved in a play to nab Cameron Maybin at home plate in the sixth inning. These sort of quality nights have been few and far between for Altherr this season, as he’s batting just .176/.296.312 through 85 games. This was his first multi-hit game since June 6.
Jul 13 - 10:06 PM

Odubel Herrera is not in the Phillies' lineup Friday.

He and Nick Williams will both get a day with the Marlins throwing lefty Wei-Yin Chen. Aaron Altherr is in center field and Trevor Plouffe is in right field and batting third.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: With Herrera and Williams out of the lineup against the lefty Chen, Trevor Plouffe gets his first start with the Phillies and jumps all the way up to the 3-hole. At minimum price or close to it on every DFS site, Plouffe is one of the top value plays on the board in all formats, as Chen has allowed a .293 avg to righties with 25 walks this season.

Jorge Alfaro went 3-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored as the Phillies held off the Orioles 5-4 on Thursday.

Alfaro had a big two-run double in the fourth inning before providing what would end up being the decisive run with a solo dong in the sixth. The homer was his sixth in 68 games this year, giving him 21 RBI and 22 runs scored. The 25-year-old is hitting .253/.301/.398 and remains a viable, if not preferred, fantasy option at a barren catcher position in deep mixed and two-catcher leagues.
Jul 12 - 9:58 PM

Seranthony Dominguez pitched a perfect ninth inning Thursday against the Orioles to earn his ninth save of the year.

Tasked with holding a one-run lead, Dominguez set down Mark Trumbo, Chance Sisco and Trey Mancini to close out the win. He struck out one and needed 13 pitches to complete the deal. The 23-year-old didn't start the year as the team's closer but has taken hold of the job and hasn't let go, posting a 1.60 ERA, 0.65 WHIP and 43/6 K/BB ratio across 33 2/3 innings in the first half.
Jul 12 - 9:52 PM

Cesar Hernandez went 3-for-4 with a run scored in Thursday's win over the Orioles.

Hernandez set the table with three of the Phillies' 14 hits in the victory, and he also walked once, reaching base four times in all. The multi-hit game was his fourth in his last eight contests, but he's gone hitless in the other four, a fitting illustration of his first half that was decent but struggled for consistency. The 28-year-old owns a .269/.377/.378 line with eight homers and 14 steals with a few days left before the break.
Jul 12 - 9:39 PM

Nick Pivetta struck out seven while allowing three runs over 6 2/3 innings in a win over the Orioles on Thursday.

Pivetta rolled through six innings, allowing only one run, but got into trouble in the seventh when, after striking out two of the first three batters he saw, Trey Mancini hit a two-run home run to pull the O's within two. That was all for Pivetta, who finished with five hits and a walk allowed. It was a needed and important showing for the 25-year-old heading into the All-Star break, as he'd failed to get out of the third inning in each of his prior two starts. Pivetta hits the break 6-7 with a 4.58 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 113 strikeouts through 96 1/3 innings this year.
Jul 12 - 9:26 PM

Odubel Herrera went 1-for-4 and stole a base during a loss to the Mets on Wednesday.

The Phillies were shut out on six hits in a 10-inning game. Herrera is having a nice season, in fact he has already set a new career high in homers with 16 and the All Star break isn't until next week. He needs just four more RBI to match his career high in that category as well. He has a .278 batting average with 16 homers, 52 RBI, 46 runs scored and five stolen bases.
Jul 12 - 12:44 AM


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