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Tuesday's game between the Braves and Phillies has been postponed due to storms in Philadelphia.

Cliff Lee was scheduled to pitch for the Phils and David Hale was on tap for the Braves. No makeup date has been announced. Lee will pitch Wednesday night and A.J. Burnett will be pushed back to Thursday.
Apr 15 - 4:28 PM

Ben Revere (rib) is back in the Phillies' starting lineup Tuesday against the Braves.

Revere has been limited to pinch-hitting duties since Friday due to a sore rib, but he's ready to go. It's safe to put him back in your fantasy lineup, but be sure to watch the weather forecast in Philadelphia.
Apr 15 - 2:46 PM

Phillies prospect catcher Cameron Rupp has been placed on the 7-day disabled list with Triple-A Lehigh Valley due to an oblique strain.

Rupp was off to a good start from a power perspective, hitting .231 (6-for-26) with four home runs and eight RBI nine games. Oblique injuries are tricky, so the 25-year-old could have to miss more than the minimum.
Apr 15 - 12:40 PM

Phillies third base prospect Maikel Franco is hitting .098/.178/.122 through the first 11 games of the season for Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Franco's spring training struggles have carried into the regular season, as he has more strikeouts (ten) than hits (four) or walks (four). With Cody Asche hitting just .189/.286/.324, the third base job in Philadelphia is ripe for the taking, so if Franco can put together a few good weeks he could be exploiting the shallow left-center field gap at Citizens Bank Ballpark soon.
Apr 15 - 10:36 AM

Phillies activated RHP Mike Adams from the 15-day disabled list.

Luis Garcia was optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding roster move. Adams, who had offseason shoulder and hernia surgeries, made four rehab appearances between High-A Clearwater and Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Now that he's back to 100 percent, he'll help set up for Jonathan Papelbon.
Apr 15 - 8:33 AM

With Jonathan Papelbon unavailable after pitching three straight days, Jake Diekman got the save chance for the Phillies on Monday and gave up a grand slam to Dan Uggla in the ninth.

Needless to say, he took the blown save, as well as his first loss. Diekman is a talented left-hander, but he was nervous tonight, as evidenced by his four-pitch walk to B.J. Upton to start the ninth. The Phillies would have preferred to go to Antonio Bastardo in Paplebon's place, but he needed the day off, too.
Apr 14 - 11:25 PM

Domonic Brown hit his first homer of the year, a three-run shot off Luis Avilan, in the eighth inning Monday against the Braves.

It was just the third homer allowed by Avilan in 105 innings as a major leaguer. While Brown may just now be finding his power stroke, he is hitting .304 in the early going. He also has a couple of steals in 13 games, putting him well ahead of last year's pace (8-for-11 in 139 games).
Apr 14 - 11:20 PM

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

He's clearing way for the return of Mike Adams (shoulder), who will be activated from the DL prior to Tuesday's game. Garcia pitched a scoreless inning in his lone appearance up with the big club.
Apr 14 - 11:15 PM

Ben Revere (rib) remained out of the Phillies' lineup Monday.

Revere has missed four straight starts with an injured rib, though he has entered as a pinch-hitter in the last three contests. The Phillies are also content with keeping Tony Gwynn Jr.'s hot bat in the lineup. Gwynn is again in center field and leading off for the Phils. Revere remains day-to-day.
Apr 14 - 6:32 PM

A.J. Burnett will start as scheduled Wednesday against the Braves despite being diagnosed with a hernia.

Burnett left Friday's start with groin soreness and an ultrasound Monday revealed a hernia. It's worth noting that this isn't a sports hernia, which is more severe, and the Phillies feel that he should be able to pitch through it.
Apr 14 - 4:07 PM

Mike Adams (shoulder) will be activated from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday.

Adams had been scheduled to return Monday, but he made a rehab appearance on Saturday at Triple-A Lehigh Valley and the Phillies want to give him two full days of rest before officially adding him to their major league bullpen. Adams is on his way back from shoulder and hernia surgeries.
Apr 14 - 4:05 PM

Cody Asche was 0-for-2 with two walks in the Phillies' win over the Marlins on Sunday afternoon.

Asche missed a game last week with a tweaked hamstring. It obviously wasn't a serious injury. The young third baseman is batting .212/.316/.364 this season.
Apr 14 - 12:20 PM

Kyle Kendrick limited the Marlins to three runs -- two earned -- over six innings in a 4-3 victory Sunday.

Kendrick picked up a no-decision but pitched well, striking out seven while permitting six hits and three walks. He required 115 pitches to navigate through the six frames. Kendrick has looked good in two of three starts this season but isn't a recommended play next weekend at Coors Field.
Apr 13 - 5:46 PM

Jonathan Papelbon tossed a perfect ninth inning to nail down his third save of the season in Sunday's win over the Marlins.

He got a groundout, a flyout and another groundout to seal the victory. Papelbon was knocked around in his second appearance of the season when he blew a save versus the Rangers, but he's been nearly perfect in his other five appearances. Still, his stuff simply isn't what it once was and fantasy owners should expect some ups and downs.
Apr 13 - 5:41 PM

Chase Utley compiled his fourth straight multi-hit game Sunday, going 3-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored in a win over the Marlins.

He also drew a walk. Utley has arguably been the hottest hitter in the game to start the season, sporting a ridiculous .500/.565/.875 batting line with three homers and 10 RBI. Ryan Howard also notched a solo homer for Philadelphia.
Apr 13 - 5:33 PM


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