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SPORTS
May 30, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Triple-A Lehigh Valley Righthander Ben Lively, who was 7-0 with a 1.87 ERA at Reading, was promoted to Lehigh Valley after righthander Mark Appel (right shoulder strain) was placed on the disabled list Friday. Lively started Friday for the IronPigs and allowed two runs on five hits in seven innings to visiting Louisville. The 24-year-old Lively had a 0.94 WHIP at Reading. . . . Catcher Andrew Knapp hit .360 last year in 214 at-bats in Reading, and offense is his strength. He entered the weekend tied for the Lehigh Valley lead with six home runs and a team-high 21 RBIs.
SPORTS
May 29, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
How are the Phillies' top 10 prospects, as ranked by MLB.com, faring in the minor leagues? (Weekly stats from May 20 to 26.) J.P. Crawford SS, Lehigh Valley (AAA) Crawford's best game in his first week at triple A came Thursday against Pawtucket, when he went 3 for 5 with two runs scored. He had no errors in his first six games after committing seven in 36 games for Reading.    AB   H   BA   2B   3B   HR   BB   SO   RBI   SB    Last week   20   6   .300   0   0   0   4   3   0   0    Season   156   42   .269   8   0   3   34   24   13   5    Jake Thompson RHP, Lehigh Valley (AAA)
SPORTS
May 18, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
The Phillies entered Monday's game with a collection of corner outfielders who batted .188 with a .506 OPS, and sometimes it is easy to forget this was not by design. So there was Aaron Altherr, in the clubhouse Monday afternoon for a brief moment with his teammates, as a reminder of what should have been. Altherr, who tore the tendon sheath in his left wrist during spring training, was in Philadelphia for a few hours to see a doctor. The 25-year-old outfielder heard what he wanted: He can begin swinging a bat in two weeks.
SPORTS
April 28, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
WASHINGTON - The Phillies intended for Charlie Morton to be a stabilizing force in the middle of a young rotation. But Morton carried an extensive history of injuries. And less than a month into the season, the Phillies could be without Morton for quite some time. The team declined Tuesday to detail the results of a Monday examination on Morton's strained left hamstring, only to say it did not go well. "I really don't know what the next step is," Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said.
NEWS
April 27, 2016 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, POLITICS WRITER
Hillary Clinton plans to speak at the Convention Center on Tuesday after results in the five-state "Acela primary" become clear. She'll be on a stage about seven miles from the site of the Democratic convention in July. Coincidence? Hardly. Clinton hopes to reinforce the message she's been sending for the last week: The nomination fight with Sen. Bernie Sanders is over. She won't say it, of course - focusing instead on GOP opponents Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz - but the setting and the expected results could speak loudly enough.
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