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  1. The Cardinals pull off one of the weirdest plays you’ll see this year

    Jun 21, 2014, 11:08 AM EDT

    howard hurdle

    Trevor Rosenthal attempted to make a bare-handed play to throw Ryan Howard out at first base last night. It worked. Sort of.

  2. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 20, 2014, 7:11 AM EDT

    Zack Wheeler

    Two of the most promising young arms in baseball met last night. But Zack Wheeler got the best of Andrew Heaney on the occasion of the latter’s major league debut.

  3. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 19, 2014, 6:17 AM EDT

    Clayton Kershaw no-hitter

    Clayton Kershaw was nearly perfect. And, at least by one measure, was better than a lot of guys who have thrown perfect games.

  4. Ryan Howard responds to Nickelback-listening allegations

    Jun 18, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    nickelback

    Last night in Atlanta during the Phillies-Braves game some fans held up a sign that said: “Ryan Howard listens to Nickelback.”

  5. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 18, 2014, 6:41 AM EDT

    Mike Moustakas

    Nine wins in a row and the shelling of a Tigers ace for the second straight night. And with that, the Royals are in first place.

  6. On second thought, Phillies find Darin Ruf has broken wrist

    Jun 12, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    New York Mets v Philadelphia Phillies

    Two weeks ago the Phillies demoted Darin Ruf to Triple-A and he won’t be back in Philadelphia anytime soon, as Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News reports that the 27-year-old first baseman/outfielder has a broken bone in his left wrist.

  7. Picture of the Day: Doug Fister shows off his flexibility

    Jun 5, 2014, 10:30 PM EDT

    Doug Fister Getty

    Doug Fister went into a full split while covering first base this afternoon.

  8. VIDEO: Matt den Dekker robs Ryan Howard of a home run

    Jun 2, 2014, 9:10 PM EDT

    Matt den Dekker

    Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard thought he had his 12th home run of the season tonight, but Mets center fielder Matt den Dekker had other ideas.

  9. Wilson Ramos drew a five-ball walk on Friday, somehow

    May 31, 2014, 11:45 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v Arizona Diamondbacks

    Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos captured baseball’s elusive five-ball walk on Friday against the Rangers.

  10. Ryan Howard becomes the fastest to 1,000 career RBI

    May 31, 2014, 10:25 PM EDT

    Colorado Rockies v Philadelphia Phillies

    It may be 2014, but Ryan Howard was able to reach another offensive milestone on Saturday against the Mets.

  11. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    May 29, 2014, 7:01 AM EDT

    Phillies celebrate

    Ryan Howard walked the Phillies off with a three-run homer. Josh Donaldson did the same thing for the Athletics. Really, if you weren’t hitting walkoff three-run homers last night, we don’t want to know you.

  12. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    May 27, 2014, 7:11 AM EDT

    George Springer

    After a rough start to his big league career, George Springer has sprung.

  13. No runs, no hits, no action

    May 17, 2014, 2:38 PM EDT

    Oakland Athletics v Texas Rangers

    Baseball is on pace for more shutouts this year than any season in the history of the game. But the problem isn’t the lack of scoring. It’s the lack of action.

  14. Mike Trout has a fan in Ryan Howard

    May 13, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    Mike Trout, the pride of Millville, N.J., and the brightest young star in baseball, comes to Citizens Bank Park with the Los Angeles Angels for a two-game series beginning Tuesday night.

  15. Oliver Perez’s uniform a point of contention in Friday’s game against the Phillies

    Apr 26, 2014, 10:20 AM EDT

    Oliver Perez, Mike Harkey

    First, the umpires nab Michael Pineda for pine tar. Then they get Oliver Perez for having slits in the sleeves of his undershirt. What’s next?! Where do you draw the line?!

  16. The Royals: A history of (no) power

    Apr 21, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT

    stevebalboni

    You probably know this, but the Kansas City Royals single season home run record is 36, and Steve Balboni set it almost 30 years ago.

  17. Ryan Howard missed hitting for the cycle due to a questionable scoring decision

    Apr 20, 2014, 10:55 PM EDT

    Ryan Howard

    Ryan Howard is one of the more unlikely candidates to hit for the cycle, but he was one friendly scorer away from the achievement on Sunday against the Rockies.

  18. Dexter Fowler has been getting help from Barry Bonds

    Apr 20, 2014, 9:10 PM EDT

    Oh, nothing, just Dexter Fowler being coached by arguably the greatest hitter in baseball history.

  19. Freddy Galvis rejoins Phillies after staph infection

    Apr 11, 2014, 2:10 PM EDT

    Freddy Galvis Getty

    Freddy Galvis is off the disabled list and back on the Phillies’ active roster after being sidelined since the middle of spring training with a staph infection in his knee.

  20. Ryan Howard thinks the Phillies have “actually played very well this year”

    Apr 11, 2014, 8:50 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Los Angeles Dodgers

    You keep using those words. I do not think they mean what you think they mean.

  21. Phillies move Ryan Howard out of the cleanup spot for the first time since 2008

    Apr 1, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Philadelphia Phillies

    Ryan Howard batted cleanup for the Phillies on Opening Day, going 2-for-5 with a walk (and three strikeouts) in a wild 14-10 win over the Rangers, but manager Ryne Sandberg is switching things up for Game 2 tonight.

  22. Darin Ruf out four to six weeks with strained oblique

    Mar 21, 2014, 10:15 PM EDT

    Darin Ruf

    MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki reports that Phillies outfielder/first baseman Darin Ruf has been diagnosed with a Grade 1/2 left oblique strain and will be out four to six weeks as a result. Ruf suffered the injury taking a swing during batting practice. Ruf was competing for a roster spot as a back-up outfielder and first baseman.…

  23. Lefty reliever Bill Bray announces his retirement

    Mar 16, 2014, 8:19 PM EDT

    Bill Bray

    Southpaw Bill Bray, a six-year Major League veteran, announced his retirement via Twitter on Sunday evening. Hard for me to believe as I type this, but I am officially retiring from professional baseball. #MLB pic.twitter.com/FM0sh3SOWH — Bill Bray (@wpbray) March 17, 2014 Bray had expressed intent to continue his career in February, but he says…

  24. 2014 Preview: Philadelphia Phillies

    Mar 5, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

    A.J. Burnett

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Philadelphia Phillies. The Big Question: Can the Phillies have all of their key players stay healthy for an entire…

  25. Angels sign Mike Trout for $1 million, keep working on long-term extension

    Feb 26, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    While reports swirl about their long-term contract talks the Angels have given Mike Trout a $1 million salary for 2014, which is almost double what they were required to pay him based on his service time. That makes sense, from a performance standpoint and from a keeping Trout happy standpoint, and it also hints at…

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