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A.J. Burnett coughed up five runs -- four earned -- in 5 2/3 innings Tuesday as the Phillies fell to the Padres.

Burnett struck out four, walked four, and gave up eight hits, one of which was a two-run homer by Alexi Amarista. For whatever reason, Burnett had all kinds of trouble with San Diego's slap-hitting infielder. This start was actually a bit better than his most recent work, as the veteran had gone 2-7 with a 5.68 ERA in his last nine starts. Burnett's next outing takes place in Oakland on Sunday.
Sep 17 - 1:26 AM

Jerome Williams surrendered a mere unearned run, scattering three hits over 7 2/3 innings, in Monday's tough-luck 1-0 setback against the Padres.

Williams struck out six and walked two. He picked an interesting night on which to put forth his best performance of the season, having served up nine runs over 10 innings in his last two starts. The right-hander had a 6.71 ERA between his work with the Astros and Rangers earlier this year, but he's turned things around with a 2.84 ERA since he joined the National League. Williams faces a familiar AL West foe when he squares off against the A's in Oakland on Sunday.
Sep 16 - 12:31 AM

Jonathan Papelbon has been suspended seven games by Major League Baseball for his actions following Sunday's appearance.

Papelbon was ejected by umpire Joe West after grabbing his crotch on his way to the Phillies' dugout. The reliever will not appeal, so his suspension begins Monday. Ken Giles will be in line for saves over the next week.
Sep 15 - 9:03 PM

Jonathan Papelbon had a major meltdown in the ninth inning Sunday, allowing four runs for a blown save and taking the loss against the Marlins.

Papelbon entered with a three-run lead, but the Marlins came up with four hits and a walk to tie the score before Papelbon could record the second out. A wild pitch, indicative of the kind of day Papelbon had, ended up bringing in the winning run. The blown save was his fourth of the year and his first since July 22. Despite the ugly outing, it has still been a very good year for the 33-year-old.
Sep 14 - 5:14 PM

Ben Revere stole two more bases Sunday, going 2-for-5 with a run scored in a loss to the Marlins.

Revere has now stolen 45 bases on the year, still behind only Dee Gordon and Billy Hamilton. His two hits raised his season line to .309 with a .694 OPS, and he's scored 68 runs atop the Phillies lineup.
Sep 14 - 5:07 PM

David Buchanan limited the Marlins to one run over 6 1/3 innings but took a no-decision Sunday.

A lone solo home run from Kike Hernandez was all the Marlins could muster against Buchanan, who surrendered just five hits and a walk in all. Despite the strong effort, the bullpen couldn't hold on for the win. Buchanan remains winless since August 6. He will carry a 3.75 ERA into Friday's start at the Athletics.
Sep 14 - 5:02 PM

Kyle Kendrick limited the Marlins to one run over 6 1/3 innings Saturday in a 2-1 Phillies victory.

Kendrick had little trouble with the Giancarlo Stanton-less Miami lineup, which has produced just four runs in 22 innings since losing its MVP candidate. Kendrick scattered seven hits, struck out six, and walked just one. The only real blemish was a solo shot by Garrett Jones in the top of the second inning. Kendrick takes on the Padres on the road next.
Sep 13 - 9:45 PM

Ryan Howard is not in the Phillies lineup for Saturday's contest against the Marlins.

Maikel Franco will get the call in his place and bat second against opposing hurler Brad Hand. Look for Howard to be back in his customary clean-up spot on Sunday.
Sep 13 - 2:51 PM

Domonic Brown (shoulder) returned to action on Friday, going 2-for-4 in an extra-inning victory over the Marlins.

Brown left Wednesday's game with a left shoulder contusion sustained after diving for a ball in the outfield, then sat out Thursday's contest as a precautionary measure. After a breakout 2013 season, the 2014 campaign hasn't been as kind to the 27-year-old outfielder as he's slashing just .233/.285/.349 with nine homers and 59 RBI.
Sep 13 - 5:00 AM

Cody Asche belted a two-run walkoff home run on Friday, powering the Phillies to a 3-1 victory over the Marlins in 10 innings.

Ben Revere singled with one out in the 10th inning before Asche blasted a Chris Hatcher offering over the wall in right field for the game-winner. He also doubled, finishing the night 2-for-5. He's now hitting .254/.312/.398 with 10 long balls and 45 RBI in 109 games.
Sep 12 - 11:44 PM

Chase Utley went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored as the Phillies topped the Marlins on Friday.

Utley also drew a walk, reaching in three of his four plate appearances on the night. He has had a solid, if unspectacular, season offensively, slashing .276/.345/.418 with 11 homers, 75 RBI and seven stolen bases.
Sep 12 - 11:40 PM

Cole Hamels racked up six strikeouts over seven innings in a no-decision against the Marlins on Friday.

Hamels surrendered just one run on nine hits and a walk in his seven frames. As anticipated, the veteran southpaw has bounced back in a huge way after a disappointing 2013 campaign, and now sports a 2.51 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 178/56 K/BB ratio over 182 2/3 innings. He'll again look to earn his ninth victory when he takes on the Padres in San Diego on Wednesday.
Sep 12 - 11:38 PM

A.J. Burnett fell to 8-16 after yielding four runs over six innings as the Phillies were defeated by the Pirates on Thursday.

Burnett becomes the first Phillies pitcher to lose 16 games since Mark Leiter lost 17 in 1997. He was fine until he tired in the sixth inning, relenting three runs. Overall, Burnett gave up six hits and three walks while fanning seven. It's been a forgettable year for the 37-year-old, as he now owns a 4.34 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, and 176/83 K/BB ratio. Burnett will take on the Padres in San Diego on Tuesday next.
Sep 11 - 10:48 PM

Jimmy Rollins (hamstring) has progressed to doing some indoor exercises.

"Jimmy's progressing with some activities inside," Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said. "Some exercise work and some things. He seems to be doing better." Although there's no timetable for Rollins' return, Sandberg suggested that if it wasn't September, Rollins wouldn't be a candidate for the DL. That indicates that he shouldn't be out too much longer.
Sep 11 - 8:19 PM

Domonic Brown (shoulder) is available to pinch-hit Thursday.

Brown left Wednesday's game with a left shoulder injury, but he's fine. He probably could have started Thursday but was slated to come off the bench, anyway, with the Phillies facing lefty Francisco Liriano. "He's available. He got a little stinger last night in his shoulder area that he initially felt. It tightened up a little bit as we went along but the bigger issue out there was he just got the wind knocked out of him," manager Ryne Sandberg said.
Sep 11 - 8:15 PM


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