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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||550.00||21.00||.236||86.00||71.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Fister (Career)||12||2||0|| .250||.167||.167|
|vs RHP||46||10||3|| .280|| .478|| .217|
|12/27/2014||Wilson Ramos, C WAS|
Michael Cuddyer, LF NYM
Ian Kennedy, SP SD
Ryan Howard, 1B PHI
Ryan Rua, LF TEX
Aroldis Chapman, RP CIN
|Buster Posey, C SF|
|12/25/2014||Hunter Pence, RF SF|
Ryan Howard, 1B PHI
Max Scherzer, SP WAS
|Yasiel Puig, RF LAD|
Jordan Zimmermann, SP WAS
Danny Santana, SS MIN
|12/22/2014||Jon Singleton, 1B HOU|
Alex Guerrero, 3B LAD
|Ryan Howard, 1B PHI|
|Last 10 Games|
Phillies 1B Ryan Howard taking power surge in stride
|by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer|
|(4/26/15) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard has been on a tear recently, registering three home runs in his last five games, but according to MLB.com, he's not taking his streak as a sign of anything other than the natural ebb and flow of the game.
Howard is hitting .235 (4-for-17) with three home runs, seven RBIs, two walks, three strikeouts and a 1.080 OPS in his last five games, numbers much better than the ones he posted at the start of the season.
"That's baseball," Howard said. "You just continue to go out there and swing. I feel like I've been swinging it well. The results may not necessarily show, but it's all about how you are feeling with the swings. Eventually, they will drop."
Phillies' Ryan Howard slugs three-run home run Sunday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/26/15) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard went 1 for 4 with a three-run home run in his team's 5-4 win over the Braves Sunday.
Howard wiped out a 2-0 first-inning deficit with his three-run homer in the bottom of the first, and though the Phillies lost the lead in the third inning, they were able to pull out a victory to take two game out of three against the Braves. Howard has hit just .193/.246/.404 but has three home runs and nine RBI in 57 at-bats.
Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard smacks second homer Saturday
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(4/25/15) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard went 1 for 3 at the plate Saturday in Philadelphia's 5-2 win over the Braves.
Howard did his damage in the fourth inning when he ripped an 0-1 pitch from Shelby Miller over the center field wall, scoring Jeff Francoeur, his second of the season. Howard is now hitting .189 with six RBI in 53 at-bats this season.
Howard, Utley, Galvis, Ruiz reinserted into Phillies lineup on Friday
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(4/24/15) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard, second baseman Chase Utley, shortstop Freddy Galvis and catcher Carlos Ruiz were all held out of the starting lineup on Thursday. All four starters returned to the starting lineup Friday night against the Braves.
Howard moved back to the No. 5 spot in the order for just the second time this season. Utley returned to his regular No. 3 spot, while Ruiz batted seventh, followed by Galviz eighth.
Philadelphia is considered a slight underdog (+105) at home against Atlanta, per VegasInsider.com.
Howard, Utley, Galvis, Ruiz absent from Phillies lineup Thursday
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(4/23/15) Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg chose to rest four of his starters for Thursday's day game against the Marlins.
First baseman Ryan Howard, second baseman Chase Utley, shortstop Freddy Galvis and catcher Carlos Ruiz were all held out of the starting lineup. Darin Ruf started at first base, Cesar Hernandez started at second base, Andres Blanco started at shortstop and Cameron Rupp started at catcher.
Ruiz (.184), Howard (.196) and Utley (.120) are all batting below the Mendoza Line (.200). Galvis is batting .300 (15 for 50) with one double, one triple, one home run and eight RBI through 14 games.
|2014 summary: Staying off the surgeon's table and away from the disabled list represented a victory of sorts for Ryan Howard, but 2014 was still a frustrating season for the Phillies' veteran first baseman. With just 23 homers over a full season, Howard didn't hit with his customary power, and a .223 batting average and 65 runs scored were further signs of his lagging production. In addition to his on-the-field troubles, Howard was strained by an ongoing legal battle with his family.|
Playing time status: Howard has been the target of frequent trade rumors, but should he remain with the Phillies, it is likely that he will sit against left-handed starting pitchers, even though he hit southpaws better than he hit righties last season.
2015 outlook: Howard could hang on as a top 20 first baseman, and that gives him some late-round value in standard mixed Rotisserie leagues as a potential utility or CI option. In points leagues, Howard no longer has the power or playing time to offset a high strikeout total, so he can be saved for mixed league formats with 14 teams or more.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/28/15||@ STL||8:15 pm||Michael Wacha|
|4/29/15||@ STL||8:15 pm||Carlos Martinez|
|4/30/15||@ STL||1:45 pm||Adam Wainwright|
|5/1/15||@ MIA||7:10 pm||Tom Koehler|
|5/2/15||@ MIA||4:10 pm||Dan Haren|
|5/3/15||@ MIA||1:10 pm||Jarred Cosart|
|5/4/15||@ ATL||7:10 pm||Alex Wood|