Player News - Phillies

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Pedro Florimon went 2-for-3 with three RBI on Sunday, leading the Phillies to a come-from-behind 5-2 victory over the Giants.

Florimon got the Phillies on the board with an RBI double off of Madison Bumgarner in the second inning. He then delivered a go-ahead two-run single in the eighth that proved to be the difference in the game. Florimon also made several sparkling defensive plays in left field. The 30-year-old journeyman is 3-for-6 with a pair of walks and four RBI in his first eight plate appearances with the Phillies.
Aug 20 - 7:39 PM

Rhys Hoskins blasted his fifth home run of the season as the Phillies rallied to beat the Giants on Sunday afternoon.

Hoskins swatted a solo homer in the ninth inning, increasing the Phillies' lead to 5-2. He also singled in the ballgame, finishing the day 2-for-5 with a pair of runs scored. The 24-year-old is slashing .237/.383/.632 with five homers and nine RBI in his first 47 plate appearances at the big league level.
Aug 20 - 7:36 PM

Hector Neris slammed the door on the Giants on Sunday, protecting a three-run lead to earn his 15th save of the season.

Neris was summoned to get the final out of the eighth inning then stayed on to pitch the ninth as well. He did allow a pair of hits while striking out two in the ballgame. The right-hander has now converted 15 of his first 18 save chances on the season while compiling a 3.34 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 62/21 K/BB ratio across 56 2/3 frames.
Aug 20 - 7:33 PM

Ben Lively pitched well in a no-decision against the Giants on Sunday, surrendering two runs on six hits over his six innings of work.

The rookie right-hander walked two and struck out four on the afternoon. He gave up an RBI single to Buster Posey in the fourth inning and another to Madison Bumgarner in the fifth, but was able to avoid any further damage. Lively owns a 3.70 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 21/15 K/BB ratio over 48 2/3 innings with the big league club this season. He'll head in search of his second victory when he does battle against the Cubs on Friday.
Aug 20 - 7:31 PM

Phillies recalled RHP Ben Lively from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Lively will start Sunday against the Giants, pushing Mark Leiter back to the bullpen. He's posted a 3.80 ERA over seven starts with the big club this season, although he's struck out only 17 across 42 2/3 frames.
Aug 20 - 1:37 PM

Rhys Hoskins went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Giants.

Hoskins smashed a three-run home run off Ty Blach in the third inning. The 24-year-old outfielder made his major league debut on August 10 and has jumped out of the gate with four home runs in his first 10 games in the bigs.
Aug 20 - 1:27 AM

Cameron Rupp went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, two runs scored and a walk in Saturday's win over the Giants.

Rupp put a final bow on a strong offensive night by the Phillies, cracking a solo home run in the ninth inning to put the Giants up by a 12-4 score. The backstop has now homered in back-to-back games. For the overall campaign, he owns a .233/.320/.446 triple-slash with 12 homers and 27 RBI over the course of 71 games played.
Aug 20 - 1:22 AM

Jerad Eickhoff allowed four runs on eight hits over 4 2/3 innings in Saturday's win over the Giants.

Eickhoff was not exactly cruising in this one, but he was more than adequate compared to opposing starter Ty Blach. The Giants burned Eickhoff for a run in the first inning, two in the second and one more in the fourth to account for the damage on his line. He will bring a 4.46 ERA and 1.49 WHIP into a home start against the Marlins in his next scheduled outing.
Aug 20 - 12:57 AM

Updating an earlier item, Zach Eflin left Friday night's start against the Giants with right shoulder discomfort.

His exit was considered precautionary, though Eflin will be further examined on Saturday. "It's just something I wasn't comfortable continuing with," he said. "I've had some soreness back there before, but not really like this." The 23-year-old has struggled to a 5.85 ERA across 22 major league starts.
Aug 19 - 8:34 PM

Tommy Joseph is not in the Phillies' lineup Saturday against the Giants.

The Phillies wanted to keep Jorge Alfaro's bat in the lineup, so he'll get the nod at first base. Joseph could probably use a day off to clear his head anyway. He's in the midst of 1-for-23 skid and has struggled to a .119 average for the month of August.
Aug 19 - 6:51 PM

Phillies sent RHP Pedro Beato outright to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Beato was designated for assignment earlier in the week to create a spot on the 40-man roster for Pedro Florimon. He'll continue to serve as organizational bullpen depth for the Phillies.
Aug 19 - 9:40 AM

The Phillies plan to recall Ben Lively from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to start against the Giants on Sunday.

He'll take the spot of the injured Odubel Herrera on the club's active roster. His return to the rotation is expected to bump Mark Leiter Jr. back to the bullpen.
Aug 19 - 8:49 AM

Zach Eflin was tagged for six runs in five innings by the Giants in a loss Friday.

Eflin won in his return to the majors 10 days ago, but he's given up 10 runs and four homers in 10 1/3 innings since. The home run ball is always going to be a big problem for him, and we doubt he's truly one of the Phillies' five best rotation options right now. Ben Lively is more deserving of that spot.
Aug 19 - 1:29 AM

After coming in with the Phillies down 6-2, Hector Neris gave up four runs -- three earned -- in an inning Friday.

Rusty and unmotivated seems like a bad combination. Neris hadn't pitched in a week. Manager Pete Mackanin could have brought him into a close game Thursday, but stayed away as the Phillies went on to lose 5-4. Tonight, Mackanin left him out to struggle, rather than remove him and potentially save him for Saturday. But, then, what were the odds the Phillies would have a late lead Saturday anyway?
Aug 19 - 1:27 AM

Phillies placed OF Odubel Herrera on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to August 15, with a left hamstring strain.

Herrera hasn't played since suffering a strained hamstring on Monday and the club couldn't afford to go another day with a short-handed bench. Herrera shouldn't need more than a minimum stint on the disabled list.
Aug 18 - 9:58 PM


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