Player News - Phillies

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Aaron Nola was lit up for six earned runs over four innings Saturday in a loss to the Pirates.

Nola appeared to be over his recent struggles when he threw six scoreless innings Monday against the Marlins, but he reverted back to his pre-All-Star-break form on Saturday afternoon in Pittsburgh. The right-hander gave up six hits and walked two. He'll carry a 5-9 record and 4.75 ERA into his next start on the road against the Braves.
Jul 23 - 7:47 PM

Cameron Rupp is showing no concussion symptoms.

That's great news. Rupp was pulled from Saturday's game against the Pirates after taking a 91 mph fastball from Tyler Glasnow off the side of his batting helmet. The 27-year-old catcher entered the day with an impressive .810 OPS and 10 home runs in 62 games.
Jul 23 - 5:50 PM

Cameron Rupp was pulled from Saturday's game against the Pirates after taking a pitch off his helmet.

The 91 mph fastball from Pirates rookie Tyler Glasnow caught Rupp right in the ear hole. He'll probably be put through MLB's concussion protocol. Look for an update Saturday night or Sunday morning. Rupp was 0-for-1 in the game, after going 2-for-4 with a homer, a walk, and three RBI on Friday night.
Jul 23 - 5:15 PM

Maikel Franco (wrist) is not in the Phillies starting lineup on Saturday.

Franco was drilled by a Gerrit Cole pitch on his wrist on Friday night and is sitting out on Saturday as a precautionary measure. He's considered day-to-day and should return for Sunday's series finale.
Jul 23 - 1:11 PM

Zach Eflin fired a three-hit shutout in Friday’s 4-0 victory over the Pirates.

Elfin needed exactly 100 pitches to go the distance for his second career complete game and his first shutout. So, yes, he fell just one pitch shy of a "Maddux." The 22-year-old was very efficient, throwing 68 pitches for strikes while walking none and striking out six. Elfin had a rough major league debut against the Blue Jays back on June 14, but he owns a 2.08 ERA in seven starts since. He’ll attempt to keep it going next week against the Marlins on the road.
Jul 22 - 9:55 PM

Cameron Rupp went 2-for-4 with a homer, a walk, and three RBI in Friday’s win over the Pirates.

Rupp got the Phillies on the board with a single in the sixth inning before adding a two-run homer for some insurance in the ninth. Expectations were modest coming into the year, but the 27-year-old quietly has 10 homers with an .810 OPS through 62 games. He’s gaining momentum in mixed fantasy leagues.
Jul 22 - 9:53 PM

Maikel Franco was removed from Friday's game against the Pirates after getting plunked on the wrist by Gerrit Cole.

He was drilled during his first at-bat in the first inning and remained in the game another two frames before being replaced. It's likely he'll head for precautionary X-rays to rule out any fractures. Expect an update on his status after the game.
Source: CSN Philly
Jul 22 - 9:01 PM

Phillies recalled RHP Severino Gonzalez from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Gonzalez boasts a 3.38 ERA and 17/1 K/BB ratio over 13 1/3 innings this season. He'll be used in middle relief.
Jul 22 - 4:14 PM

Phillies designated LHP Daniel Stumpf for assignment.

The Rule 5 pick was suspended shortstop after Opening Day for PEDs and made only seven relief appearances before the Phillies decided to give up on him. He'll be offered back to the Royals if he clears waivers.
Jul 22 - 4:13 PM

Ryan Howard hit a two-run home run in a loss to the Marlins on Thursday.

Howard turned around a Tom Koehler fastball in the fourth inning, clearing the left field wall for the opposite-field jack. The homer was his 14th of the year, giving him 30 RBI. That's about all the good you can say about the 36-year-old, who's hitting just .160/.219/.376 on the year.
Jul 21 - 11:11 PM

Jerad Eickhoff allowed nine hits and six runs -- five earned -- over five innings of work in a loss to the Marlins on Thursday.

Eickhoff put up zeroes through the first three innings before the Marlins broke out for four runs in the fourth. They tacked on two more in the fifth, saddling Eickhoff with his 11th loss. He did strike out six without walking a batter, and despite his subpar record the 26-year-old owns a 3.98 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 103/30 K/BB ratio in 120 innings this year. Eickhoff will look to get back in the win column Tuesday when the two teams meet again.
Jul 21 - 10:56 PM

Aaron Altherr (wrist) has moved his rehab assignment to Double-A Reading.

He batted .375 with a 1.073 OPS in 32 plate appearances between the Gulf Coast League and High-A Clearwater. On the disabled list all season with a torn tendon sheath in his left wrist, Altherr could be ready to join the Phillies' outfield mix in about a week.
Jul 21 - 2:24 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Marlins are interested in a potential trade for Jeremy Hellickson.

Nothing imminent here. Rosenthal's report backs a Monday update from MLB.com's Joe Frisaro who likewise relayed that the Marlins were intrigued by Hellickson. President of baseball operations Michael Hill got a personal taste of his work in Philadelphia on Wednesday, as he was in town to watch the hurler toss eight inning of one-run ball against his squad. Hellickson struck out eight in the contest. He holds a 3.84 ERA over 119 2/3 innings. FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Orioles are also interested in the 29-year-old right-hander.
Jul 20 - 11:24 PM

Jeremy Hellickson struck out eight batters and held the Marlins to one run in eight innings to lead the Phillies to a 4-1 win on Wednesday.

He yielded five hits and no walks, with the only damage being a solo homer by Chris Johnson. The win lifts his record to 7-7 with a 3.84 ERA in 119 2/3 innings. After three poor seasons he has bounced back to fantasy relevancy this year.
Jul 20 - 10:21 PM

Jeanmar Gomez pitched a spotless ninth inning against the Marlins on Wednesday to earn his 26th save of the season.

His saves pace has slowed down as the Phillies record has deteriorated. He has fanned only 29 batters in 45 2/3 innings but you can't argue with the 2.76 ERA. His hold on the closer role is secure if he remains in Philly, but the non-contending Phillies would likely trade him if offered a decent package next week.
Jul 20 - 10:09 PM


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