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CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Aaron Harang "has at least been discussed by the Astros."

It's unclear at this point whether they deemed him a fit or not, but the common feeling is that the Astros will look to add an arm to their rotation. Harang, 37, has experienced a career renaissance, putting up a 1.93 ERA across 10 starts for the Phillies this season.
May 29 - 12:16 PM

Phillies recalled 3B/OF Cody Asche from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Asche batted .295/.358/.393 with one homer over 15 games for Lehigh Valley while making the conversion from third base to left field. The Phillies will make a corresponding move prior to Friday's game.
May 29 - 11:37 AM

Sean O'Sullivan was demolished by the Mets on Wednesday, allowing seven runs in 5 2/3 innings en route to a loss.

Five of the runs came on four home runs, including two to Lucas Duda and another to opposing pitcher Noah Syndergaard. O'Sullivan gave up 11 hits in total while walking one and striking out two. He had pitched well in May, but he has always had an issue with the long ball so Wednesday's outing is no surprise. O'Sullivan is now 1-4 with a 4.81 ERA, a 1.31 WHIP, and an 18/8 K/BB ratio in 33 2/3 innings. He'll have to deal with the Reds in a home start next.
May 27 - 3:56 PM

Carlos Ruiz is not in the Phillies' lineup Wednesday.

It's just a day of rest. Cameron Rupp is catching in Ruiz's place.
May 27 - 10:11 AM

Jerome Williams notched a quality start, allowing three runs in six innings, but got a no-decision as the Phillies lost in 10 innings to the Mets on Tuesday.

All three runs scored in the third inning on a Lucas Duda RBI single and a two-run single by Michael Cuddyer. Williams walked four, gave up five hits, and struck out four. It's the first time he pitched into the sixth inning in six May starts. Williams owns a poor 5.33 ERA with a 1.59 WHIP and a 32/16 K/BB ratio in 54 innings. He'll take on the Reds at home in his next outing.
May 26 - 10:42 PM

Ben Revere went 2-for-5 with a two-run triple in Tuesday's 10-inning loss to the Mets.

Revere started a four-run rally in the eighth inning, bringing in two runs with a triple to right-center. He leads the league with four three-baggers on the season and is now batting .264/.306/.346 with 15 RBI and nine stolen bases. The Phillies have had some trade interest in Revere, particularly as he has heated up as of late.
May 26 - 10:39 PM

Severino Gonzalez allowed three earned runs in 4 1/3 innings Monday as the Phillies fell to the Mets.

Gonzalez struck out eight and didn't walk a batter, but the Mets were able to take advantage of his aggressive approach in their 6-3 victory, cranking two home runs and six total hits. Gonzalez has a 6.88 ERA and 1.71 WHIP in 17 innings (four starts) this season for Philly. He is not a good fantasy option.
May 25 - 4:28 PM

Chase Utley went 2-for-3 with two RBI in the Phillies' loss to the Mets on Monday afternoon.

Utley hit a two-run single in the top of the third inning and then singled again in the fifth. The veteran second baseman has shown signs of life over the last few weeks, though he's still batting just .183/.261/.303 overall. He does have 21 RBI in 42 games.
May 25 - 4:22 PM

Aaron Harang continued to pitch well but took a loss against the Nationals on Sunday, yielding only two runs in six innings.

Harang allowed the first run to score on a Jose Lobaton single in the fourth, and the go-ahead run on a Bryce Harper ground out in the fifth. A smidge more run support would have resulted in a better outcome for the right-hander, who gave up seven hits and a pair of walks while striking out two. Harang maintains an impressive 1.93 ERA with a 1.03 WHIP and a 46/15 K/BB ratio in 65 1/3 innings. With the way he's pitching, he's mixed-league relevant and should get more fantasy value later in the season as he'll likely be traded to a contending team with a better offense. Harang won't pitch at a sub-2.00 ERA clip going forward, obviously. His next start will come against the Rockies at home.
May 24 - 4:38 PM

Carlos Ruiz is not in the Phillies' lineup Sunday.

He's just getting a breather. Cameron Rupp is filling in with Ruiz on the bench.
May 24 - 12:25 PM

Chase Utley is not in the Phillies' lineup Sunday.

Cesar Hernandez is at second base with the opposition starting a lefty (Gio Gonzalez). Utley has hit just .146/.245/.293 versus southpaws this season.
May 24 - 12:23 PM

Ryan Howard is not in the Phillies' lineup Sunday.

He's on the bench with the Nationals throwing southpaw Gio Gonzalez. Darin Ruf is at first base in Howard's place.
May 24 - 12:22 PM

Ryan Howard launched his 10th home run of the season Saturday in the Phillies' 8-1 rout of the Nationals.

He singled in the second, hit an RBI double in the third, and then slugged a ball 410 feet over the center-field fence in the fifth as the Phillies stunned Stephen Strasburg at Nationals Park. Howard's sudden resurgence at age 35 is one of the more intriguing storylines of the first half. He has an .865 OPS through 41 games.
May 23 - 6:51 PM

Cole Hamels fired eight innings of one-run ball Saturday in the Phillies' defeat of the Nationals.

Hamels scattered a walk, two doubles, and three singles over his eight dominant frames. He struck out five. The ace left-hander had some struggles in April, but he's absolutely cruising now and should soon fetch the rebuilding Phillies a nice package of prospects. Hamels will get the Rockies at home next.
May 23 - 6:47 PM

Odubel Herrera went 1-for-3 and plated the Phillies lone run in Friday's loss to Max Scherzer and the Nationals.

His run-scoring double in the second inning plated Maikel Franco and gave the Phillies an early 1-0 lead, but that would be the extent of their offense on the evening. Herrera also drew a walk in the ballgame and is now slashing .263/.300/.375 with 14 RBI on the season.
May 22 - 9:58 PM


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