Philadelphia Phillies

NL East

Cesar Hernandez hits homer

Thu, Jun 21st 10:23am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Cesar Hernandez went 1-for-4 with a homer, two RBIs, and a run scored Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Hernandez continues to be a solid source of production across the board for fantasy owners. He's up to eight homers and 10 steals on the season. He's been especially useful in OBP leagues considering his impressive mark of .370 on the season.

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Odubel Herrera went 3-for-4 with a single, double and solo home run in Wednesday day action against the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: Herrera is raking it over these last seven games with 10 hits including four home runs and a .370 batting average. Keep it going.

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The Phillies won their series against the Cardinals following a 4-3 victory on Wednesday. Edubray Ramos earned the win in relief, giving up a walk, a hit, no runs and two strikeouts in 1 2/3 innings. Ramos is 2-0 with a 0.64 ERA this season.

Fantasy Impact: Ramos has allowed only two earned runs in 32 appearances, both on home runs. He's struck out 32, walked 11 and allowed 20 hits in 28 1/3 innings this season.

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Jake Arrieta threw six solid innings on Wednesday with the exception of two home runs allowed to Yadier Molina. Arrieta allowed four hits, three earned runs, five strikeouts and two walks. He is 5-5 with a 3.42 ERA this season.

Fantasy Impact: Arrieta hasn't won a game since May 29 against the Dodgers. Over his last four starts, he is 0-3 with an ERA of 6.97. A big reason for his recent struggles is surrendering the long ball, giving up five home runs after allowing only two in his first ten starts.

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Carlos Santana went 1-for-5 with a home run and two RBI as the Phillies lost on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Santana now has a hit in four straight games and six of seven overall. He may not be hitting for a high average, however, he does have fantasy value with double-digit home runs and 40 RBI so far this season.

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Vince Velasquez allowed four earned runs on four hits and three walks while striking out eight over 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Cardinals on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Velasquez left with one out in the seventh inning with a lead and having allowed only two runs, but the bullpen allowed the inherited runners to score and coughed up the lead. The right-hander has now bounced back with two solid starts after a disastrous outing against the Brewers in which he allowed 10 earned runs. He will take a 4.82 ERA into his next start against the Yankees.

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J.P. Crawford has a fractured left hand and will miss 4-6 weeks, Matt Been of the Philadelphia Daily News reports on Twitter. Crawford suffered the injury when he was hit on the left hand by a Luke Weaver pitch. (Source: Matt Breen on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Crawford will not be a huge loss for fantasy owners, as he was a part-time player who was struggling at the plate. He is still very young and has a ton of upside, but he was hitting just .194 with two home runs, two stolen bases, eight RBIs, and 14 runs scored in 93 at-bats.

Category: Injury Updates

Nick Williams told Phillies manager Gabe Kapler he's "totally fine" despite leaving Monday night's game against the St. Louis Cardinals after being hit in the face by a ball that deflected off the outfield fence. Williams was removed from the game immediately after being hit. (Source: John Clark on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Williams was hit square in the nose after an awkward bounce off the fence caused the ball to redirect down into his face. He was quickly a bloody mess, which is likely why the manager and trainers rushed to get him out of the game. It seems like this was nothing more than a bloody nose, however, and Williams should be fine moving forward.

Category: Injury Updates

Aaron Altherr came in to pinch-hit with two men on in the 10th inning and knocked them in with a double to win the game against the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: It's hard to roster Altherr who isn't getting enough playing time, especially with the hot-hitting Nick Williams on the squad.

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Rhys Hoskins went 1-for-4 with a single, a walk and two runs scored. He did not have a strikeout in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Hoskins is having a hot month batting .348 with three homers, eight hits, six RBI and four walks over his last seven days.

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Nick Pivetta was pounding the strike zone on Monday, throwing 80 of his 108 pitches for strikes. He struck out 13 and walked only one in 7 1/3 innings. Although he was not part of the decisions, Pivetta allowed only two earned runs on four hits, lowering his ERA to 4.08 this season.

Fantasy Impact: Pivetta bounced back after two sub par performances in which he allowed ten earned runs over ten innings. He's struck out 94 in 79 1/3 innings, while walking 22. Hurt by the long ball, Pivetta has given up nine home runs this season.

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The Phillies have optioned Hector Neris to Triple-A and have promoted Austin Davis to take Neris' place on the roster. (Source: Matt Gelb on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Closing one day and optioned to Triple-A the next! Neris successfully converted a save opportunity this weekend before imploding yesterday against the Brewers and nearly blowing a five-run lead. Neris can be safely dropped in all formats, as even when he returns to the big club, he is unlikely to close again this season.

Category: Transactions

Maikel Franco went 2-for-3 with a home run, four RBIs, and a run scored Sunday against the Brewers.

Fantasy Impact: Franco snapped an extended hitless streak with the solid afternoon. He's been losing playing time along with OPS points of late, diminishing his value despite his pedigree. He now has nine homers this season to go with a triple slash of .247/.293/.424.

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The Phillies improved to 36-32 with a 4-1 win over the Brewers on Saturday. Zach Eflin earned his fourth win, allowing one run on three hits, striking out six and walking one. Eflin lowered his ERA to 3.43 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Eflin is 3-0 with an ERA under two over the past three starts. He's averaging more than a strikeout per inning and has allowed only four home runs in 44 2/3 innings.

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It was a solo homer in the 5th for Jorge Alfaro, but the Phillies lose to the Rockies 7-2.

Fantasy Impact: Jorge Alfaro has some pop and can come through as a second catcher option.

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After a big night with the bat Tuesday, Scott Kingery goes down swinging four times Wednesday vs. the Rockies. He left two men on base.

Fantasy Impact: Every time we get the feeling Kingery might snap out of this spell, he swings away and disappoints. For dynasty leagues, he's a definite hold. For the rest, he should be on the waiver wire.

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Aaron Nola allowed one run on four hits and no walks while striking out 10 over 6 2/3 innings in a win over the Rockies on Tuesday. The win brings him to 8-2 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Nola tossed his fourth straight quality start on Tuesday and continues what has been a dominant first half. He now has a 2.27 ERA, 0.93 WHIP, and 90 strikeouts in 91 innings for the Phillies. He will look to keep rolling when he takes on the Brewers in Milwaukee in his next start.

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To make room on the active roster to the recently activated Rhys Hoskins, outfielder Dylan Cozens has been placed on the 10-day DL with a left quadriceps strain, the Phillies announced Saturday. (Source: Philadelphia Phillies on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Hoskins returning, Cozens was likely headed back down to the minor leagues for regular at-bats anyway. In his brief stint in the big leagues, Cozens went 2-for-9 with a home run, two RBIs, and two walks.

Category: Injury Updates

Seranthony Dominguez allowed his first run of his Major League career in Wednesday's 7-5 loss to the Cubs. He gave up a single run on one hit, a walk and a strikeout in 1 1/3 innings of work. Of his 26 pitches, 16 were for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Dominguez has been nearly untouchable all season, allowing only one run on three hits, with a walk in 16 innings. He's struck out 17, has a microscopic ERA of 0.56 and WHIP of 0.25.

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The Phillies blew a two-run lead in the ninth inning on Wednesday, losing to the Cubs, 7-5. Adam Morgan gave up a walk off grand slam to Jason Heyward. For Morgan, he allowed two earned runs on one hit and a walk in 1/3 of an inning.

Fantasy Impact: Morgan is 0-2 over his last three outings, allowing five hits and three earned runs in one inning. His ERA has elevated from 1.76 to 3.45 for the season. Control has been an issue, giving up 10 walks in 15 2/3 innings.

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