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Ben Revere went 1-for-4 with a stolen base in a loss to the Braves on Sunday.

Revere led off the game with a single and stole second, his 49th stolen base of the year. It was a very good year for the 26-year-old, finishing with 71 runs scored and a .306 batting average. His 49 steals were third-most in the National League this year.
Sep 28 - 5:43 PM

Cole Hamels allowed two runs over eight innings in Sunday's season finale against the Braves.

Hamels started slowly, giving up three hits, including a home run, in the first inning, but he buckled down after that. The left-hander allowed just one baserunner over the next seven innings. Still, the loss dropped him to 9-9 in 30 starts. Hamels finishes the season with a 2.46 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 198/59 K/BB ratio over 204 2/3 innings.
Sep 28 - 5:27 PM

A.J. Burnett surrendered four earned runs in 6 2/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Braves.

Justin Upton and B.J. Upton both homered against him. Burnett will finish the 2014 season with an 8-18 record, 4.59 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, and 190/96 K/BB ratio in 213 2/3 innings. The 37-year-old is considering retirement. He'll have surgery next week for a hernia that bothered him for much of 2014.
Sep 27 - 10:21 PM

Jerome Williams took a no-decision in his final start of the season, yielding four runs in six innings as the Phillies earned a 5-4 win against the Braves on Friday.

Williams didn't have his best stuff, which hasn't been said often since joining the Phillies in early August. He gave up eight hits, walked one, and struck out three. In nine starts with the Phillies, Williams is 4-2 with a 2.83 ERA and a 38/17 K/BB ratio in 57 1/3 innings. The 32-year-old has rebuilt a bit of value and should be able to latch on somewhere in the off-season.
Sep 26 - 9:59 PM

Jonathan Papelbon worked around a one-out double to save his 39th game of the season in Friday's win against the Braves.

It's the 325th save of the veteran's career. Papelbon at the end of another terrific -- though at times controversial -- season, having gone 39-for-43 in save opportunities with a 2.04 ERA.
Sep 26 - 9:50 PM

Cody Asche went 2-for-4 with a double that sparked a three-run sixth inning that allowed the Phillies to tie and eventually overcome the Braves on Friday.

Asche doubled in a run, pushing Freddy Galvis to third base. Galvis later scored on an infield single, and Asche later scored on a wild pitch, tying the game at 4-4 in the sixth. The third baseman is hitting .255/.312/.395 with 10 home runs and 46 RBI on the season. Asche will battle Maikel Franco for the third base job next year and may have to consider switching positions.
Sep 26 - 9:48 PM

Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro said Thursday that Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez will be stretched back out as a starter in spring training.

Gonzalez began the season at High-A as a starter but was eventually moved to the bullpen and pitched a lot better there. However, the Phils still hope the Cuban defector can be an effective starter over the long haul, and there should be open spots in their rotation. "The plan for him is to try to get him to the point where he’s a starter again and to put him in the mix as a starter for us next year," Amaro said. "We plan to bring him to camp as a starter and give him an opportunity to be that. Will he be a starter for us? I don’t know, but we have starter deficiencies and we have holes there and we'd like to put him in a position where he can at least compete for a spot. He wants to prepare himself as a starter mentally and physically this winter."
Source: CSN Philly
Sep 26 - 2:20 PM

David Buchanan gave up two runs in 5 1/3 innings Thursday in a no-decision against the Marlins.

Buchanan finished the day with no walks and no strikeouts. He did allow nine hits and hit a batter. Buchanan ends his rookie season at 6-8 with a 3.75 ERA in 20 starts. The 71 strikeouts in 119 1/3 innings doesn't bode particularly well for future success, but the Phillies should feel OK going into next season with him as their fifth starter, just as long as they have some other, better options behind Cole Hamels and, hopefully, Cliff Lee.
Sep 25 - 7:37 PM

Ryan Howard struck out all four times he was up Thursday in the loss to the Marlins.

Howard is the all-time leader with 25 four-strikeout games, but he needs to keep adding to the total if he's going to hold off challenges from newcomers like Javier Baez and George Springer. This will help.
Sep 25 - 7:34 PM

Jimmy Rollins (hamstring) said Wednesday that it "would not be wise" for him to play again in 2014.

Rollins suffered a strained left hamstring on September 8 and hasn't appeared in a game since. He's been able to resume most baseball activities, but there is no reason for the Phillies to rush him back with only four games remaining on their regular-season schedule. The veteran shortstop will finish up with a .243/.323/.394 slash line, 17 home runs, and 28 stolen bases. Rollins is under contract for $11 million in 2015.
Sep 25 - 10:53 AM

Marlon Byrd went 2-for-4 with the eventual game-winning RBI single in Wednesday's 2-1 win against the Marlins.

Byrd singled in Maikel Franco in the top of the eighth inning, putting Kyle Kendrick in line for the win in what was likely his final start in a Phillies uniform. With only four games left, Byrd is putting the finishing touches on another productive season. He's hitting .266/.314/.450 with 25 home runs and 84 RBI.
Sep 24 - 10:13 PM

Jonathan Papelbon closed the book on the Marlins in the ninth inning of Wednesday's victory, earning his 38th save of the season.

It was Papelbon's first appearance after having served his seven-game suspension for making a rude gesture to a booing Philadelphia crowd. He picked up where he left off, saving games with ease. With the season near its completion, Papelbon is 38-for-42 in save chances with a 2.07 ERA, 0.90 WHIP, and a 62/15 K/BB ratio.
Sep 24 - 10:07 PM

Kyle Kendrick won in his final start of the season, holding the Marlins to one run over seven innings on Wednesday.

Kendrick scattered six hits and a walk while striking out a pair of Marlins.The right-hander is eligible for free agency when the season ends, so this very well may have been his final start as a Phillie after eight seasons. He ends 2014 with a disappointing 10-13 record, a 4.61 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, and a 121/57 K/BB ratio. Even if Kendrick signs with a team with a pitcher-friendly park, he is difficult to trust in mixed leagues.
Sep 24 - 10:05 PM

Jimmy Rollins (hamstring) hit, fielded grounders and ran the bases before Tuesday's game.

It's encouraging, but the Phillies still aren't sure if he'll play at all during the final week. Rollins hasn't played since September 8 due to a left hamstring strain. "We're not going to push him," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said.
Sep 24 - 10:04 AM

Domonic Brown went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles in his return to the lineup Tuesday.

Brown hadn't started since last Thursday, when he suffered a sprained right hand. It shouldn't be an issue for him anymore during the final week.
Sep 24 - 4:57 AM

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