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6 Ryan Howard 1B
Height/Weight: 6-4/250 | Birthdate: 11/19/1979 | Birthplace: St. Louis, MO | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Philadelphia | College: Southwest Missouri State | MLB Experience: 12 | Salary: $20,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 43/27 | Average Draft Position: 234.57
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Ben Revere, Ryan Howard not in Game 2 lineup for Phillies


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2015) Phillies outfielder Ben Revere and first baseman Ryan Howard are not in the lineup of the second game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Nationals. 

In Game 1, Revere went 0 for 4 and Howard went 0 for 3 with a walk. Howard's performance saw him strike out three times. Playing first base for the Phillies in Game 2 will be Darin Ruf and manning center field will be Odubel Herrera. 


Phillies 1B Ryan Howard out of lineup in loom of lefty pitcher


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/27/2015) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard will not be in the lineup against the Nationals on Saturday.

Howard will sit out because left-handed pitcher Gio Gonzalez will take the mound for the Nationals. This season, Howard is hitting a pedestrian .138 with eight hits in 58 at-bats against left-handed pitchers.


Phillies 1B Ryan Howard slugs three-run home run in loss Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/20/2015) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard was an offensive bright spot for what was an otherwise ugly evening on Friday. Howard launched a three-run home run, his 13th of the year, in the bottom of the fifth innning against the Cardinals, but it wasn't enough to avoid the 12-4 defeat. 

Howard has homered in back-to-back games for the fourth time this season. 


Phillies 1B Ryan Howard goes yard in win over Orioles


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2015) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard hit his 12th home run of the season in Thursday afternoon's 2-1 win over the Orioles. 

Howard hit a two-run homer off of Bud Norris in the sixth inning that ultimately served as the game-winner. He finished the game 2 for 3 and also hit a single. It was Howard's first home run since June 5. 

Howard now has a slash line of .236/.276/.471. 


Phillies 1B Ryan Howard back in the lineup against Pirates


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/13/2015) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is back in the starting lineup on Saturday against the Pirates.

Howard was benched for Friday's game and has been out of the lineup for three of the last six games.

Howard is hitting .239 with 11 home runs and 28 RBI in 205 at-bats this season.


Phillies bench 1B Ryan Howard against lefty Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2015) Continued failure against left-handers has Phillies veteran first baseman Ryan Howard benched Friday night against Pittsburgh southpaw Jeff Locke.

Howard has two hits in seven at-bats against Locke lifetime, but is batting .167 against lefties (7-for-42) this season. He has been out of the lineup for three of the last six games despite six hits in his last 20 at-bats.


Phillies 1B Ryan Howard has owned Reds starter Leake


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2015) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is not only heating up with four hits in his last two games after a 3-for-32 slump. He also gets to face a pitcher Monday night against whom he has enjoyed great success.

Howard is batting .400 (6-for-15) lwith two home runs lifetime against Cincinnati starter Mike Leake. His teammates in the lineup that have hit against Leake are a combined 4-for-18.


Phillies 1B Ryan Howard gets two hits after off day


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/7/2015) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard responded well to his off day on Saturday by coming up big in his team's 6-4 win over the Giants on Sunday.

Howard went 2 for 4 with a double and a run scored in the win.

Howard is hitting .244 with 11 home runs and 27 RBI in 192 at-bats this season.


Phillies 2B Chase Utley, 1B Ryan Howard out vs. Bumgarner


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2015) A matchup against premier Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner has both second baseman Chase Utley and first baseman Ryan Howard out of the lineup Saturday for the Phillies.

Neither has fared well against Bumgarner. Howard is 2-for-11 with one double lifetime against him while Utley has two measly singles in 12 at-bats.

Utley has been particularly poor against southpaws this season with just a .167 average (8-for-48). Howard, who broke free from a 2-for-32 slide with a home run Friday, is only at .175 (7-for-40) against lefties in 2015.


Phillies 1B Ryan Howard breaks out with two-run home run Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/5/2015) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard belted his 11th home run of the season in Friday's 5-4 loss to the Giants. Howard's two-run blast came in the first inning to give the Phillies the early 2-0 lead. 

Howard, who had two hits in four at-bats on Friday, has been in a deep funk at the plate recently. Even with the two-hit performance, Howard has just five hits in 39 at-bats over his last 10 games. 


Phillies 1B Ryan Howard cooling off after hot stretch


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2015) Phillies veteran first baseman Ryan Howard, who has been the subject of intense trade rumors, has suddenly gone from hot to cold.

Howard is 0-for-12 in his last three games after a 9-for-21 stretch in which he slugged three home runs.

He remains on pace, however to hit 36 home runs this season. That would be his highest total since 2009.


Phillies rest Ryan Howard, Chase Utley against left-hander


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard and second baseman Chase Utley are out of the starting lineup for Sunday's game. 

Both starters were rested against a left-handed pitcher. Howard is replaced in the lineup by Darin Ruf, who gets his seventh start at the position. He'll bat third. 

Utley is replaced by Cesar Hernandez, who starts at second for the first time in 15 games. He'll bat sixth. 

Carlos Ruiz also gets Sunday off. Replacing him at catcher is Cameron Rupp, who gets his 14th start of the year. He'll bat eighth.


Phillies 1B Ryan Howard belts 10th home run of the season


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/23/2015) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard fell a triple shy of the cycle in Saturday's 8-1 win over the Nationals. Howard singled in the first, had an RBI-double in the third, and launched a solo home run in the fifth. On the afternoon, the big guy went 3 for 5 with two RBI and a run scored.

His solo shot in the fifth was his 10th of the season, and he is now hitting .268. At this time last year, Howard was hitting .234, as he looks to continue his rebound campaign in 2015. 


Phillies 1B Ryan Howard belts ninth home run on Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/21/2015) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is going to miss Coors Field. Howard homered for the second straight game, going 1 for 4 with the solo bomb in Thursday's loss to the Rockies. Howard's fifth-inning home run was his ninth on the season.

"I mean all that stuff is cool," Howard said about moving up the home-run leaderboard, per MLB.com. "For me, it's just a matter of just getting back to playing ball and just playing my game. That's been my focus all year, is just playing ball. Everything that comes with it, you have good days, bad days, just try to stay even keel and just do what you do."

Howard's bat is really catching fire lately. He now has 13 hits in his last 31 at-bats over his last eight games. 


Phillies 1B Ryan Howard goes yard in win over Rockies


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2015) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard hit his eighth home run of the season in Wednesday night's 4-2 win over the Rockies. 

Four of Howard's home runs have now come in the past 15 games. Howard's homer came on a 1-1 pitch to center field in the third inning. He finished the game 3 for 5 and also hit a double and single. 

"He's having good swings," Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said, per MLB.com. "He crushed that ball to center tonight. There was no help at all on that."

Howard is now hitting .257/.308/.507. 


Phillies' Chase Utley, Ryan Howard back in Monday's lineup


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2015) After taking Sunday's game off to rest, Phillies second baseman Chase Utley and first baseman Ryan Howard were back in the lineup for Monday's game at Colorado, reports CSNPhilly.com. Utley will bat sixth and play second, while Howard returns to the four spot at first base. 

The Phillies are going against right-handed pitcher Jordan Lyles, who is 2-3 with a 4.30 ERA. Howard is 3 for 8 with one double in career against Lyles, while Utley is 2 for 6 with one double.

Utley is hitting .280 with three doubles and three RBI over his last eight games. Over his last 11 games, Howard is hitting .361 with three home runs and six RBI.

The Phillies are the favorites (-100) at Colorado on Monday. 


Phillies' Chase Utley, Ryan Howard out of lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2015) Phillies second baseman Chase Utley and first baseman Ryan Howard are not in the lineup for Sunday's matchup with the Diamondbacks.

Utley is 3 for 6 with a walk, two doubles and two RBI in two games since being moved from third to sixth in the lineup, but he'll get a break Sunday, with Andres Blanco filling in at second base and batting second.

Howard had started seven straight games coming into Sunday's contest, hitting .259/.310/.444 with one home run and three RBI in 27 at-bats during that stretch. Darin Ruf is drawing the start at first base.

The Phillies are home underdogs (+115) against the Diamondbacks Sunday, per VegasInsider.com.


Phillies 1B Ryan Howard goes 3 for 4 in win over Pirates


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2015) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard hit his seventh home run of the season during Thursday afternoon's 4-2 win over the Pirates. 

Howard went yard in the fifth inning off of Radhames Liz, hitting a solo shot to right field. Howard finished the game 3 for 4 as he also recorded two singles. He's now hitting .230/.293/.478 this season. 

Howard is now hitting .293 in his last 12 games. 


With lefty on the mound, Phillies' Darin Ruf returns to lineup


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/13/2015) Phillies' Darin Ruf is starting in left field and batting cleanup on Wednesday against the Pirates. Ruf was out of the lineup each of the last two games with a right-hander on the mound. Ruf is batting just .137 against righties this year. 

But with left-hander Francisco Liriano on the bump Wednesday, Ruf will look to break out of a 6-for-30 slump over his last 10 games. 

Ben Revere will slide over and play center field and Ryan Howard moves down to fifth in the batting order on Wednesday. 


Phillies' Utley, Asche, Howard return to lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Phillies infielders Chase Utley, Cody Asche and Ryan Howard are back in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mets.

The Phillies gave all three a break from starting with a lefty on the mound Saturday, but all have returned to their regular roles.

The Phillies are home underdogs (+130) against the Mets Sunday.


Ryan Howard out of Phillies lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2015) Ryan Howard is not in the Phillies' lineup for Saturday's game. The first baseman will be rested for the fifth time this year. 

Replacing him at first is Darin Ruf, who started the last three games in left field. Ben Revere, who had been starting in right for the last three, switches back to left, where he started 19 games. Jeff Francoeur returns to right.  


Phillies 1B Ryan Howard belts home run in Friday's win


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2015) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard belted his sixth home run of the season to help lead the Phillies to a 3-1 victory over the Mets on Friday.

Howard connected off pitcher Matt Harvey in the fourth inning for the solo home run. He finished the game 2 for 3 with two RBI and one walk. Over his last four games, Howard has gone 8 for 15 with two home runs and five RBI.

"The contact, the quality of the at-bats, laying off pitches, taking some walks," manager Ryan Sandberg said about Howard's turnaround, per MLB.com. "Howie looks like he's gained a lot of confidence. That goes with the quality at-bats he's had."


Phillies' Ryan Howard slugs fifth home run Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2015) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard went 3 for 4 with a walk and a solo home run in his team's 7-5 loss to the Braves Wednesday.

Howard has struggled at the plate for most of the first month of the season, but he's 6 for 12 with a double, a triple and a home run in his last three games. His sixth-inning home run helped key a three-run frame for the Phillies, but they were unable to get any closer to tying the game. Howard has hit .220/.276/.462 with five home runs and 13 RBI in 91 at-bats.


Ryan Howard doubles for Phillies in shutout loss


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2015) The Phillies were shut out on three hits by Atlanta on Tuesday. Ryan Howard contributed one of the few bright spots on offense with a double, for the team's only extra base hit of the night. 

Howard went 1 for 4, lifting his average to .195. He recorded his fifth double of the year.  


Phillies 1B Ryan Howard set to face personal punching bag Shelby Miller


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2015) If the sight of Braves right-hander Shelby Miller on the mound doesn't snap Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard out of his 7-for-40 slump, perhaps nothing will.

Howard only has seven career at-bats against Miller, but he has certainly done plenty of damage. He has four hits, including three home runs and six RBI. He has also walked twice.