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8/4/2015 | Phillies' future on full display in stirring win

On a night the Phillies and their fans remembered the past, two pieces of the future came up big. Maikel Franco hit a grand slam and Ken Giles picked up a four-out save in Tuesday's 6-2 victory over the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium.


8/4/2015 | Utley making progress on rehab assignment

Chase Utley took another step toward a return to the Phillies on Tuesday night, going 1-for-4 with a single and two runs scored while playing six innings in the field for Double-A Reading as he continues to rehab from a right ankle injury.


8/4/2015 | Rollins relishes inaugural Philly homecoming

He wanted to approach it like it was just another game, not that much different than the 2,190 that preceded it in his 16 big league seasons. Which was both exactly correct and predictably impossible. For the first time in his career, Dodgers shortstop Jimmy Rollins came to Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday night as a visiting player.


8/4/2015 | Harang, Anderson to duel as Phils host Dodgers

Former Dodgers starter Aaron Harang will take the hill for the Phillies on Wednesday night against his former club and left-hander Brett Anderson at Citizens Bank Park.


8/3/2015 | Phillies Minor League review, July 27-Aug. 2

Phillies Minor League review, July 27-Aug. 2


8/3/2015 | Phils' Deadline prep pays off with prospect haul

Ruben Amaro Jr. took a seat in the GM box Sunday morning at Citizens Bank Park, and he spoke for more than 20 minutes about everything that happened in the days, weeks and months before Friday's 4 p.m. ET non-waiver Trade Deadline.


8/3/2015 | Means leads Prospect Team of the Week

Left-hander John Means barely snuck onto MLBPipeline.com's Orioles Top 30 Prospects list, checking in at No. 29. While he may not have the highest profile in Baltimore's system, he's raising it after his performance in July.


8/2/2015 | Utley making progress in rehab assignment

Six time All-Star and four-time Silver Slugger Award winner Chase Utley has been on the disabled list since June 23 with inflammation in his right ankle, but he made his first rehab start at with Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Sunday.


8/2/2015 | Herrera's aggressiveness paying off for Phillies

Odubel Herrera is the kind of center fielder who is probably going to make a bunch of errors. But that's what makes him so exciting. It's that style of play that led Mackanin, after the Phillies' 6-2 loss to the Braves, to describe Herrera, who never played in the Majors and had next-to-zero experience in the outfield before 2015, as "fearless" and "aggressive." And as of late, that style has played off for the rookie.


8/2/2015 | Phils excited about prospects Cordero, Tirado

Ken Giles is not the only pitcher in the Phillies organization that can hit 100 mph with his fastball. The Phillies on Friday acquired two hard-throwing Minor League pitchers from the Toronto Blue Jays for outfielder Ben Revere: right-handers Jimmy Cordero and Alberto Tirado. Cordero's fastball has hit 102 mph. Tirado's fastball has hit 98.


8/2/2015 | Facing the best, brings out best in Phils' bats

After facing All-Star starting pitchers Zack Greinke, Clayton Kershaw and Madison Bumgarner back-to-back-to-back.The Phillies' fate turned for the better. In 16 contests since those three games, the Phillies have a 12-4 record and have scored 5.31 runs per game. Twice in that span the Phillies have either matched or set a season-high in runs scored and eight times they have record double-digit hits in a game.


8/1/2015 | Howard's hot streak helping to carry Phillies

Hitting is contagious. If that wasn't a tired baseball aphorism before, Ryan Howard and Pete Mackanin sure made it one. "Guys are going up there having good at-bats all the way around," Howard said. "Hitting is contagious so to speak." "Hitting is contagious. We've all heard that cliché," Mackanin said. "But it seems to be taking a hold with our team right now." Mackanin is right. The phrase is a cliché. But that doesn't make it wrong in the Phillies' case.


8/1/2015 | Phillies willing to be patient with Harrison

Matt Harrison, a 29-year-old right-handed pitcher the Phillies received from Texas as a part of the Hamels deal, Harrison has made just nine starts since the end of the 2012 season due to complications and surgeries relating to herniated discs in his back. His first action as a Phillie was to go back to the disabled list. That being said, Phillies interim manager Pete Mackanin said he sees Harrison having a role in the future of the Phillies organization.


8/1/2015 | Scouting profile: Aaron Nola

Nola has an effective repertoire that includes a two-seam fastball that sits between 92 and 94 mph, an infrequent four-seam fastball, a very good changeup and a curveball that can be very effective. He mixes and matches well between those pitches.