Player News - Phillies

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Jeremy Hellickson was bitten by the longball Monday, serving up three homers and six runs in 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the Cardinals.

Hellickson cruised through the first three innings, but he's long been homer-prone and he served up dingers to Adam Wainwright, Matt Adams and Aledmys Diaz in the middle innings. The veteran right-hander has mixed in some nice outings this season, including seven shutout frames against the Nationals his last time out, but he's also had three subpar showings to push his ERA up to 4.88. He'll try to bounce back this weekend in Miami.
May 2 - 11:50 PM

Carlos Ruiz's surprising start to the season continued Monday, as he went 3-for-4 at the plate in a loss to the Cardinals.

Ruiz grounded out in his first at-bat but then singled, doubled and singled in his next three trips to the dish. The veteran catcher is second on the depth chart behind Cameron Rupp, but he's earned more time than he was probably supposed to receive with a .341/.413/.634 start to the season.
May 2 - 11:35 PM

Phillies OF prospect Roman Quinn reached base four times with two hits and two walks Sunday for Double-A Reading.

He's hit .444 (8-for-18) during his four-game hitting streak. His average has climbed from .194 to .244 in that span. None of those numbers stand out but Quinn has proven to be one of the faster players in Double-A, recording nine steals on 12 attempts in his first 21 games. The 22-year-old isn't close to cracking the big leagues yet but a promotion to Triple-A Lehigh Valley at some point wouldn't be surprising.
Source: MILB.com
May 2 - 1:50 PM

Adam Morgan's average fastball was clocked at 90.8 mph during Friday's start against the Indians.

That's up almost a full two mph from last season. Morgan is now two years removed from shoulder surgery and it appears he's beginning to regain his old velocity. "Everything is good, and that's what I'm excited about. Everything has been progressing phenomenally," Morgan said. "It's a good sign, for sure. I'm feeling good, and it gives me confidence." Morgan's upside still isn't all that high even with the better velocity, but he could carve out some NL-only value.
May 1 - 10:44 AM

Freddy Galvis went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI to help the Phillies top the Indians 4-3 on Saturday.

Galvis took Indians starter Trevor Bauer deep for a two-run shot in the first inning, but it was his RBI single in the bottom of the seventh that proved to be the difference in the game. Galvis now has three home runs, 10 RBI and 10 runs scored to go with a .233/.264/.419 line through 23 games.
Apr 30 - 10:31 PM

Darin Ruf had a double and a run scored in Saturday's win over the Indians.

The double was Ruf's first extra-base hit since April 17. It's been that kind of year for the 29-year-old, who's hitting just .206 with a .521 OPS to date. He's still without a homer after hitting 12 last season.
Apr 30 - 10:30 PM

Jeanmar Gomez worked into and out of trouble Saturday against the Indians, earning his eighth save of the season.

One-out singles by Jose Ramirez and Lonnie Chisenhall created some stress for Gomez, but he got Rajai Davis to ground out and Jason Kipnis to line out to end the game. The Phillies have been one of the biggest surprises of the season's first month and Gomez has been one of the biggest surprises on the Phils, earning eight saves with a 1.80 ERA and 1.00 WHIP after beginning the season as a middle reliever.
Apr 30 - 10:25 PM

Jerad Eickhoff allowed three runs over six innings in a no-decision against the Indians on Saturday.

Eickhoff gave up six hits without walking a batter and striking out four. A bad start against the Brewers his last time out has marred his numbers to an extent, but the 25-year-old has been largely good through five starts. The right-hander now owns a 4.15 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 32/5 K/BB ratio over 30 1/3 innings heading into Thursday's start at the Cardinals.
Apr 30 - 10:19 PM

Phillies recalled RHP Colton Murray from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Murray will take the place of the injured Dalier Hinojosa in the Phillies bullpen. The 26-year-old hurler posted a 6.10 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 14/5 K/BB ratio across 10 1/3 innings at Triple-A. He'll be used in low-leverage situations.
Apr 30 - 3:09 PM

Phillies placed RHP Dalier Hinojosa on the 15-day disabled list with a right hand contusion.

He'll be replaced in the Phillies bullpen for the time being by Colton Murray who was recalled from Triple-A on Saturday. Hinojosa is expected to only need around the minimum time on the disabled list.
Apr 30 - 3:08 PM

Ryan Howard socked a walk-off solo homer in a 4-3 win over the Indians in 11 innings on Friday

The clubs were locked in a 3-3 tie after five innings and Howard finally broke through when he took Cody Allen deep to lead off the bottom of the 11th. It was his sixth career walk-off homer and his first since 2013. Howard went 3-for-5 with two runs scored on the night, boosting his batting average from .185 to .214. The Phillies have now won seven out of eight and sit at a surprising 13-10 on the year.
Apr 29 - 10:58 PM

Hector Neris struck out three batters over 1 1/3 innings Friday against the Indians.

The Phillies’ bullpen tossed six scoreless innings on Friday, with Andrew Bailey, Elvis Araujo, and David Hernandez also throwing up zeroes. Neris has been dominant in the early part of the season, posting a 0.63 ERA with 23 strikeouts and four walks in 14 1/3 innings. He’s beginning to look like a future closer, but he can help fantasy owners in deeper leagues even if he isn’t getting saves.
Apr 29 - 10:56 PM

Adam Morgan allowed three runs over five innings Friday in a no-decision against the Indians.

He struck out a career-high seven batters and walked just one. Morgan, who was called up this week to replace the injured Charlie Morton, held the Indians scoreless before giving up an RBI single to Rajai Davis and a two-run homer to Jason Kipnis in his final inning of work. While things fell apart for him in the end, the Phillies have to be happy with what they saw. Morgan could carve out some NL-only value in Philadelphia’s rotation.
Apr 29 - 10:56 PM

Odubel Herrera went 2-for-4 with a walk in Friday’s extra-inning win over the Indians.

Yes, of course he drew another walk. Herrera is now up to 23 walks through 23 games after drawing only 28 walks in 537 plate appearances last season. There appears to be something real behind the breakthrough, as he’s swinging at fewer pitches, especially with pitches outside of the strike zone. Herrera is batting .303/.460/.421 overall and has found a home as Philadelphia’s leadoff man.
Apr 29 - 10:55 PM

Phillies optioned RHP Luis Garcia to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Garcia was only up for a few days, throwing one scoreless inning with the big club. He should get another shot with Philly at some point this season.
Apr 29 - 2:19 PM


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