Odubel Herrera made a few notable mental mistakes Tuesday and Wednesday against the Cardinals, but he still found himself in the lineup Thursday night against Arizona at Chase Field.
The Phillies will release Michael Saunders and Jeanmar Gomez on Sunday.
Mark Leiter finished a postgame interview Friday night at Chase Field, then he quietly walked up the stairs into the Phillies’ clubhouse and crawled into the laundry cart that awaited him. Jeremy Hellickson wheeled him into the showers. Teammates followed with ketchup, honey and other accoutrements.
D-backs left-hander Robbie Ray hopes for a better outing Saturday night against the Phillies at Chase Field. The Phillies will counter with Ben Lively.
In his first big league start, Mark Leiter made it one to remember as he tossed six scoreless innings, helping the Phillies cool off the red-hot D-backs’ offense in a 6-1 victory on Friday night at Chase Field.
Aaron Nola turned in his sharpest start of the season Thursday, hitting his spots and helping the Phillies pick up a needed win.
For the second straight game, the Phillies jumped out to a multi-run lead against the Cardinals. They held onto it Thursday. Behind 7 1/3 strong innings from Aaron Nola and a pair of solo homers from Freddy Galvis and Tommy Joseph, the Phillies topped the Cardinals, 5-1, to snap a five-game losing streak.
Playing for the second time in a week, the D-backs and Phillies start a four-game series on Friday night in Arizona. The D-backs earned a three-game sweep in Philadelphia last week, and they are starting a 10-game homestand at Chase Field, where they are 26-9 this season.
The Phillies promoted Hoby Milner and Cameron Perkins on Wednesday to replace Michael Saunders and Jeanmar Gomez, who were designated for assignment on Tuesday.
Before the Cardinals wrap up their six-game road trip and the Phillies head out to Arizona to begin a four-game set with the D-backs, Carlos Martinez and Aaron Nola will square off in an afternoon getaway game at Citizens Bank Park on Thursday, marking the last meeting of these two clubs in the 2017 regular […]
Odubel Herrera running through Juan Samuel’s stop sign was just one of several miscues that cost the Phillies in a loss to the Cardinals on Wednesday.