| Apr 17, 2015
| 7:38 PM
This was one for the aged.
In a game that matched two of the three oldest players in the major leagues, Bartolo Colon got the best of the Marlins and Ichiro Suzuki in a 4-1 victory Friday that gave the Mets their first six-game winning streak since April...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 7:31 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Doug Fister pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Yunel Escobar and Michael A. Taylor each hit a homer, and the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 on Thursday night.
Ryan Zimmerman added a two-run...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 1:09 PM
The Phillies posted their lineup for Thursday night’s game against the Washington Nationals and Ryan Howard is hitting seventh.
The last time Howard hit in that spot in the lineup was April 21, 2006 against the Florida Marlins. He’s hit in...
| Apr 14, 2015
| 8:58 PM
NEW YORK — His right elbow sound, his eyes ablaze, Matt Harvey bounded to the pitcher's mound at 7:09 p.m. Tuesday for his first home start since Aug. 24, 2013.
Citi Field, where Harvey had started the All-Star Game as a rookie two years ago, was...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 7:55 PM
NEW YORK — Aaron Harang's arm was steady again. It was one false step with his feet that cost him.
Unable to field a key comebacker, Harang was outpitched by Jacob deGrom as the Philadelphia Phillies lost to New York 2-0 Monday in the Mets' home...
| Apr 12, 2015
| 3:32 PM
PHILADELPHIA — For the second time in less than 24 hours, the Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals played 10 innings at Citizens Bank Park.
Sunday's result, however, was different.
Instead of the Phillies walking off in the 10th like...
| Apr 11, 2015
| 8:37 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Odubel Herrera doubled home the winning run in the 10th inning with his first major league hit, lifting the Philadelphia Phillies to a 3-2 comeback win over the Washington Nationals on Saturday night.
Carlos Ruiz led off the...
| Apr 10, 2015
PHILADELPHIA — David Buchanan followed up a solid rookie season last year with a terrific spring, compiling a 3-0 record with a 1.29 ERA during Grapefruit League play.
What might have been most impressive was that Buchanan walked just two...
| Apr 7, 2015
| 7:12 AM
The Phillies' unofficial theme song is "High Hopes," as sung by the late, great Harry Kalas. As I recall, they play it when the team wins.
Unfortunately, that won't be happening very often this season. Opening Day turned into a dispiriting 8-0...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 6:39 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Opening Day.
The one day each year every team has hope and a clean slate.
That fresh start evaporated quickly for the Phillies in front of a sell-out crowd of 45,549 at Citizens Bank Park on a picturesque, sun-soaked Monday...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 7:30 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Glittering sunshine, 71 degrees, classy versions of "God Bless America" and "America the Beautiful" from the Philadelphia Boys Choir and Men's Chorale, an American flag spread over the outfield and a spectacular landing by the Navy...