Ryan Howard 1B/DH PHI 2 days ago

Howard went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBI in the Phillies' 6-5 loss to the Mets on Tuesday.

Ryan Howard 1B/DH PHI 2 months ago

Howard went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two strikeouts in San Francisco on Saturday.

Howard came in 5-for-10 lifetime against starter Ryan Vogelsong and delivered an RBI single in the first inning before adding a homer in the sixth. The home run gives Howard 15 on the season to go along with 90 strikeouts. Owners expected Howard to whiff a lot, but his 4.8 percent walk rate this year is puzzling considering he posted a 10.3 percent mark just a season ago. The two hits are an encouraging sign since Howard came into this game in a 4-for-40 slump, but the 35-year-old first baseman doesn't seem to be good for much more than the occasional long ball at this stage of his career.

Ryan Howard 1B/DH PHI 2 months ago

Howard is back in the lineup Saturday and will bat cleanup.

Howard was out of the lineup Friday with lefty Madison Bumgarner on the hill for the Giants, but he's back in the lineup Saturday. He'll face Ryan Vogelsong, against whom Howard is 5-for-10 with three RBI.

Ryan Howard 1B/DH PHI 2 months ago

Howard is out of Friday's lineup against the Giants, Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

Howard will receive his third day off in the past four, but it's not a big surprise that he'll take a seat Friday against the left-handed Madison Bumgarner. He'll probably continue as the primary first baseman for the Phillies, but his .218/.265/.433 batting line isn't very attractive.

Ryan Howard 1B/DH PHI 2 months ago

Howard is out of the lineup Tuesday, MLB.com's Todd Zolecki reports.

Howard has started seven of the last eight games, which is a pretty typical share of the action for him. He is hitting just .218, but is slugging .435, which is excellent power production relative to the rest of the Phillies' hitters. Darin Ruf will get the start at first base and hit fourth Tuesday.

Ryan Howard 1B/DH PHI 2 months ago

Howard is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Braves.

Howard will give way to Andres Blanco on Saturday as the Phillies face lefty Alex Wood. Coming into Saturday's game Howard had only compiled two hits in his previous five games, further supporting his lowly batting average of .221 after 75 appearances this season.

Ryan Howard 1B/DH PHI 2 months ago

Howard is out of the lineup for the second game of Sunday's doubleheader with the Nationals.

Both the Nationals and Phillies are resting several key regulars who were in the lineup for Game 1. After he went 0-for-3 with a walk and three strikeouts in the earlier contest, Howard will give way at first base to Darin Ruf for the nightcap.

Ryan Howard 1B/DH PHI 2 months ago

Howard was 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in a losing cause against the Cardinals on Friday night.

Howard has now gone yard in back-to-back games and has 13 long ones to go with 33 RBI on the season. Unfortunately for fantasy owners he has no speed and a weak .236 average while playing for a poor team. As the trade deadline approaches, the Phillies will assuredly try very hard to deal him, and if successful, it could rejuvenate his career to some extent. However, they may have difficulty generating interest in their aging slugger.

Ryan Howard 1B/DH PHI 2 months ago

Howard went 2-for-3 on Thursday, with his two-run homer making the difference in a 2-1 win over the Orioles.

While Howard's much maligned in fantasy circles, he's still been a decent source of home runs. Unfortunately, that's about it -- the 35-year-old first baseman is a one-category player at this point in his career as a low-average hitter in a poor Phillies lineup. Those in daily leagues can, however, take advantage of the pop that remains to Howard when he's facing a subpar righty like Baltimore's Bud Norris, Thursday's victim.

Ryan Howard 1B/DH PHI 3 months ago

Howard is out of the lineup Friday against the Pirates.

Howard will sit versus the left-handed Jeff Locke on the mound for the Pirates. The slugger has gone 4-for-16 at the plate with one RBI and two runs over his last four games, but Darin Ruf will man first base Wednesday in his, bating cleanup for the Phillies.