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2016 Schedule
15-11, 3rd in NL East
Molina does some pushups after hitting the dirt (0:15)
Cards use power surge to beat Phillies (1:17)
Pitcher crushes home run into upper deck (0:21)

Lineup: Phillies (15-10) at Cardinals (12-13)

  • 1. Odubel Herrera, CF (L)
  • 2. Freddy Galvis, SS (S)
  • 3. Maikel Franco, 3B (R)
  • 4. Ryan Howard, 1B (L)
  • 5. Carlos Ruiz, C (R)
  • 6. Cesar Hernandez, 2B (S)
  • 7. David Lough, LF (L)
  • 8. Jeremy Hellickson, P (R)
  • 9. Peter Bourjos, RF (R)
  • Daily notes

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

The Phillies & Cardinals play tonight in St. Louis. Amazingly, the Phillies (15-10) have a better record than the Cardinals (12-13). Last time that happened: The legendary Game 5 of the 2011 NLDS

Phillies not exactly floundering

Philadelphia makes a huge leap in the rankings from No. 25 to No. 16 this week. So much for a long-term rebuild. Week 4 Power Rankings


Inside Heat: Hector Neris has unhittable pitch

Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Enquirer chats with Buster Olney about the sustainability of and the reaction to the Phillies' hot start. Plus, why Hector Neris may have the most unhittable pitch in baseball.

Velasquez turns in another strong start for Phillies (0:30)
Ruf makes diving catch in left field (0:38)

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

While the White Sox and Orioles are off to unexpectedly strong starts, the Phillies are MLB's biggest early-season surprise. With a 2-1 victory over Cleveland on Sunday, they're now 15-10 and winners of six straight. It's hard to envision this lasting much longer, but manager Pete Mackanin has the team playing with a lot of energy. And the pitching has been good enough to offset one of baseball's weakest offenses (so far).

OTL: More than a game: Osama Bin Laden killed (5:14)
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Phillies bullpen hitting stride

After posting a 6.33 ERA through the first eight games of the season, Phillies reliever's ERA has dropped to 3.60 through the last 15 games.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Bryce Harper sort of gets turned around on a fly ball -- a difficult but catchable ball -- and it drops as the Phillies score twice for a 2-0 lead. Jonathan Papelbon's reaction, a questionable roll of the eyes and outstretched arms, suggest he thought the ball should have been caught. Luckily they're best buddies now.

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5dDoug Mittler

MLB Rumor Central: Timetable for Mark Appel

The Phillies are not in a rush to promote right-hander Mark Appel, the former No. 1 pick who is off to a fast start at Triple-A.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Odubel Herrera just walked again. On pace to walk 154 times. The only men with 154-BB seasons in history: Barry Bonds, Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Mark McGwire. Wait. What?

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

After the Eagles pick, the Phillies are on the clock, with the No. 1 pick in the June baseball draft. Teams lined up behind them get the strong vibe their choice right now would be Univ. of Fla. LHP A.J. Puk.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

The Phillies traded for Charlie Morton and paid him $8 million figuring he'd provide short-term rotation stability and be a trade chip in July. They announced today he needs hamstring surgery and he's done for the year. Not quite what they had in mind. Got 17.1 innings out of him!

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.22926th
On Base Percentage.28929th
Slugging Percentage.36328th
Earned Run Average3.9315th
Quality Starts148th

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