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Ben Revere went 3-for-4 with two runs scored in the Phillies' 5-4 win over the Cardinals on Friday.

Revere is quietly second in the National League with a .315 batting average after Friday's three-hit night. He's got multiple hits in four of his last six games, including three or more hits in three of those contests. Revere has scored 56 runs atop the Phillies lineup this year.
Aug 22 - 10:14 PM

Kyle Kendrick allowed three runs in the first inning but settled down to defeat the Cardinals on Friday, allowing four runs over 6 1/3 innings.

Kendrick's first-inning struggles are well documented, but the right-hander bounced back nicely to hold the Cardinals to one run over the next 5 1/3 innings. Kendrick allowed eight hits and a walk in all, striking out four. The win was his first since July 25. He'll look to make it a streak when he takes on the Nationals on Wednesday.
Aug 22 - 10:04 PM

Adam Loewen has returned to pitching.

Loewen's first six years as a professional were as a pitcher, but he converted to an outfielder after suffering a pair of stress fractures in his pitching elbow. He made it up to the majors in 2011 as an outfielder but has decided his best chance of getting back there is as a pitcher. Now 30, Loewen holds a 3.19 ERA and 67/46 K/BB ratio over 96 innings between High- and Double-A this season in the Phillies' organization. His fastball started out at 84-85 mph when he first returned to the mound, but it now tops out at 92 mph. The southpaw would seem to have a decent chance of making it back to the majors if he can stay healthy.
Aug 22 - 9:10 AM

Cole Hamels surrendered three earned runs in five innings but the Phillies beat the Mariners on Wednesday.

It was not a good showing from Hamels, who yielded nine hits and walked one before being lifted after five innings and 99 pitches. He allowed a solo homer to Kendrys Morales in the second inning and then two runs in the fourth -- one on a wild pitch. But the Phillies' offense saved him from dropping below .500. Hamels will bring a 7-6 record, 2.53 ERA, and 1.16 WHIP into his next scheduled outing at home against the Nationals.
Aug 20 - 4:17 PM

A.J. Burnett dropped to 6-14 after giving up five runs in 7 2/3 innings Tuesday against the Mariners.

Burnett bounced back nicely after a two-run first that includes three stolen bases and one caught stealing. He allowed just one more run through the seventh. The scoreless Phillies then pressed their luck and sent him back out for the eighth, only to watch him turn their deficit from three runs to five. Burnett finished the contest with nine strikeouts. Alas, he's 0-6 in his last seven starts.
Aug 19 - 10:53 PM

When asked Tuesday whether he planned to play next season, A.J. Burnett replied "probably not."

It's not surprising, as the feeling for a while now is that Burnett would retire rather than pick up his player option. For what it's worth, the option increased to $10 million on Tuesday with Burnett making his 27th start. Burnett will be 38 in January and has had a mediocre year, so the Phillies would probably prefer if he retired.
Aug 19 - 10:50 PM

John Mayberry (wrist) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Tuesday.

Mayberry has been sidelined since July 21 due to inflammation in his left wrist. He shouldn't need too many rehab at-bats before being activated.
Aug 18 - 10:59 PM

Ben Revere went 2-for-5 with a stolen base in the Phillies' 4-1 win over the Mariners on Monday.

Revere has been on fire for the last month and a half, batting .377 (72-for-191) since June 26th. He's second in the National League in batting average at .315, trailing only Justin Morneau. His 36 stolen bases rank third in the league behind Dee Gordon and Billy Hamilton. Revere hasn't hit for any power, as expected, but he's been the least of the Phillies' problems this season with his .315/.332/.371 slash line.
Aug 18 - 10:13 PM

Jonathan Papelbon, making only his second appearance in the last nine days, worked around a one-out single in the ninth to pick up his 29th save as the Phillies defeated the Mariners on Monday.

The Phillies entered Monday's contest having lost five of their last six games, so Papelbon hasn't been needed very often. Despite the lack of work, Papelbon remains one of baseball's best closers, having notched a save in 29 of 32 opportunities with a 1.58 ERA and a 47/13 K/BB ratio.
Aug 18 - 10:03 PM

Jerome Williams earned his first win as a Phillie, allowing one run over seven innings against the Mariners on Monday.

Williams went to the National League but has faced an AL team in each of his two starts with the Phillies, and both have been solid. On Monday, he limited the Mariners to three hits and three walks while striking out four. Williams was pulled after allowing a lead-off single to begin the eighth inning. Reliever Ken Giles would later allow the run to score. Williams has yielded only three runs in 12 1/3 innings with the Phillies. He'll try to keep it up when he takes on the Cardinals at home next Sunday.
Aug 18 - 10:00 PM

David Buchanan put together his fifth consecutive quality start, allowing three runs (two earned) in 6 2/3 innings, but lost to the Giants on Sunday.

If nothing else, Buchanan has padded his case for a spot in the Phillies' 2015 rotation, as they could have a lot of roster turnover with an active off-season. The right-hander allowed nine hits and walked one while striking out four. He now carries a 4.25 ERA, a 1.28 WHIP, and a 53/19 K/BB ratio. Buchanan will match up against the Cardinals at home on Saturday next.
Aug 17 - 7:08 PM

Phillies prospect shortstop J.P. Crawford went 2-for-4 with a walk and a stolen base for High-A Clearwater on Saturday.

The 19-year old Crawford has a solid .279/.352/.399 line over 49 games in the High-A Florida State League this season, and is the top prospect in the Phillies organization. He has the potential to be a .280 hitter with 10-plus home runs and 20-plus stolen bases. He should be ready to take over when Jimmy Rollins becomes a free agent after 2015.
Aug 17 - 12:48 PM

Phillies acquired 2B Jesmuel Valentin from the Dodgers to complete the Roberto Hernandez trade.

It's not a bad get for the Phils, as Valentin was a supplemental round pick in 2012 and ranked prior to the season by Baseball America as the Dodgers' No. 22 prospect. The son of former big leaguer Jose Valentin, Jesmuel is hitting .280/.349/.430 with seven homers and 24 stolen bases at Low-A Great Lakes this season.
Aug 17 - 11:08 AM

Ryan Howard finished 3-for-5 with three RBI in the Phillies' loss to the Giants on Saturday.

Howard hit an RBI single in the top of the third inning, a two-run single in the top of the fifth, and then doubled in the top of the sixth. His surprisingly-productive August rolls on, but the 34-year-old first baseman still owns a rough .221/.301/.375 overall slash line.
Aug 16 - 7:51 PM

Phillies released LHP Jo-Jo Reyes.

The 29-year-old southpaw, who hasn't appeared in the majors since the 2011 season, had been working at Triple-A Lehigh Valley. In five starts there, he posted a troublesome 10.45 ERA, 2.37 WHIP and 9/8 K/BB ratio. He'll attempt to latch on elsewhere to continue his career.
Aug 16 - 11:45 AM


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