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Phillies' Erich Uelmen: Finishes season healthy at Triple-A
Uelmen (undisclosed) was reinstated from Triple-A Lehigh Valley's 60-day injured list and made his final appearance of the season Sept. 19, striking out three while allowing one run on two hits and one walk over one inning.
Uelmen had been stuck on Lehigh Valley's IL since early June with the unspecified injury, but after completing a rehab assignment earlier this month, he received the green light to return to the Triple-A bullpen for the final week of the season. Though Lehigh Valley's season is over, Uelmen retains a spot on the Phillies' 40-man roster and could theoretically get called up to the big club over the final week of the season if Philadelphia has a need for an extra relief arm.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Drew Ellis: Stays in Philadelphia organization
Ellis cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Sunday.
Ellis is no longer on the Phillies' 40-man roster, but he looks set to remain in the organization at least through the end of the season. The utility infielder saw action in 12 games for the Phillies this season, producing an .858 OPS.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Cristopher Sanchez: Punches out 10 in win
Sanchez (3-5) allowed two runs on three hits and a walk over seven innings Sunday, striking out 10 and earning a win over the Mets.
Sanchez kept the Mets off the board until Ronny Mauricio belted a two-run shot in the sixth inning. Sanchez forced 20 whiffs for the second time this month; prior to racking up 21 swinging strikes against Atlanta on Sept. 13, his season high was just 12. He's been shaky since the start of August, posting a 4.24 ERA in nine starts, but he's recorded a strong 54:8 K:BB during that stretch. Sanchez will carry a 3.48 ERA into his next start, which is currently lined up to be on the road against the Mets.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Michael Lorenzen: Notches first save
Lorenzen struck out one batter in a perfect inning and earned a save against the Mets on Sunday.
Lorenzen was blasted for four runs while recording just one out in his first appearance out of the bullpen Sept. 19 but rebounded with his first save since 2021 on Sunday. He posted an ugly 7.96 ERA over his last five starts before being shifted to the bullpen. It's unclear exactly what role the Phillies intend to use Lorenzen in moving forward and in the postseason. He owns a 4.26 ERA through 150 innings and a 5.89 ERA in 44.1 frames with Philadelphia.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Johan Rojas: Steps out of lineup
Rojas is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mets.
Rojas started the previous three games but will take a seat for Sunday's series finale. Brandon Marsh will shift to center field while Jake Cave receives a start in left.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Bryce Harper: Slugs homer No. 20
Harper went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Saturday's 7-5 win over the Mets.
He got the Phillies on the board by leading off the second inning with a solo shot off Jose Quintana. Harper extended his run-scoring streak to seven games in the process, and over his last 13 contests he's slashing .279/.446/.651 with five of his 20 homers on the season along with one steal, 11 RBI and 13 runs.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Jose Alvarado: Nails down save No. 10
Alvarado struck out one in a perfect ninth inning Saturday to record his 10th save of the season in a 7-5 win over the Mets.
The lefty fired 11 of his 14 pitches for strikes and topped out at 98.3 mph in another impressive performance. Alvarado appears to have supplanted Craig Kimbrel in the pecking order for saves in the Phillies' bullpen -- he has three saves since Kimbrel recorded his last one Sept. 11, with the right-hander blowing his most recent opportunity Friday. Since returning from elbow inflammation in late August, Alvarado has a 2.70 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 21:9 K:BB through 13.1 innings with four saves and five holds over 14 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Zack Wheeler: Collects 13th win
Wheeler (13-6) picked up the win in Saturday's 7-5 victory over the Mets, giving up five runs (three earned) on eight hits and a walk over seven innings. He struck out six.
The right-hander fired an efficient 99 pitches and generated 30 called or swinging strikes, but Wheeler faded late and nearly squandered the Phillies' lead by allowing three runs in the seventh inning. He held on for his fourth straight winning decision, and over that six-outing stretch he's posted a 3.41 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 42:8 K:BB through 37 innings while delivering five quality starts. Wheeler lines up to take the mound once more in the regular season -- a rematch with the Mets in New York next weekend -- but with the Phillies all but locked into the top wild-card spot in the NL, he could make an early exit to get a bit of extra rest ahead of the postseason.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Brandon Marsh: Idle against southpaw
Marsh isn't in the Phillies' lineup Saturday against the Mets.
Marsh will stay put in the dugout as left-handed starter Jose Quintana toes the slab for the Mets. Kyle Schwarber will fill in as Philadelphia's left fielder, moving Bryce Harper into the DH spot, Alec Bohm to first base and Edmundo Sosa in as the starting third baseman.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Bryson Stott: Sitting against lefty
Stott isn't in the Phillies' lineup Saturday against the Mets.
Left-hander Jose Quintana will start on the mound for New York, so the lefty-hitting Stott will retreat to the bench for the beginning of the game. Rodolfo Castro will start at the keystone and bat ninth.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Craig Kimbrel: Blows fourth save
Kimbrel blew the save in Friday's 5-4 extra-inning win over the Mets, allowing one run on one hit and no walks while striking out one over one inning.
Entrusted with a one-run lead in the ninth inning, Kimbrel saw Brett Baty crush a 432-foot solo shot with one out to hand the Phillies' reliever his fourth blown save of the season. Seranthony Dominguez wound up getting the win in the 10th. Kimbrel hadn't blown a save since Aug. 30, throwing eight scoreless innings since. He has a 3.27 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 88:28 K:BB and 23 saves over 66 innings this year.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Taijuan Walker: Strong in no-decision
Walker did not factor into the decision Friday, allowing two runs on five hits and one walk over six innings against the Mets. He struck out four.
Walker pitched well enough Friday night to earn his 11th quality start. The outing was a solid return to form after he had allowed three or more runs over his four previous starts. Walker has a 4.35 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 135:65 K:BB over 165.2 innings in his first season with the Phillies. He is currently slated to make his final start of the regular season next week against the Pirates.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Drew Ellis: Designated for assignment
Ellis was designated for assignment by the Phillies on Friday.
Ellis has spent the majority of the 2023 season with Triple-A Lehigh Valley, slashing .224/.336/.433 with 13 homers and three steals across 298 plate appearances. The 27-year-old infielder is now off the 40-man roster.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Yunior Marte: Optioned to Triple-A
The Phillies optioned Marte to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Friday.
Marte allowed two earned runs over 1.2 innings in his last appearance out of the Phillies' bullpen Tuesday at Atlanta. Orion Kerkering will fill the vacancy on the 28-man roster ahead of Friday's game against the Mets.... See More ... See Less