Ryan Howard 1B PHI 4 days 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 PHI 2 weeks 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 PHI 2 weeks 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 PHI 3 weeks 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.

Ryan Howard 1B PHI 4 weeks ago

Howard is not in the starting lineup Saturday against Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner.

Darin Ruf will slot in at first base for the Phillies and hit from the clean-up spot on Saturday afternoon while Howard gets a day off.

Ryan Howard 1B PHI 4 weeks ago

Howard went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Friday's loss to the Giants.

The home run was Howard's 11th of the season. He entered Friday in a 2-for-33 slump. Howard has done most of his damage against righthanded pitchers this season which is a return to his pre-2014 form. He is hitting .257 with an .834 OPS and 10 home runs against righties this year. He is a great platoon candidate in leagues where you can adjust your lineup daily.

Ryan Howard 1B PHI 1 month ago

Howard went 0-for-5 with four strikeouts in Tuesday's loss against the Mets.

Howard entered the game on a tear with nine hits (including three home runs) in his last 21 at-bats, but he struck out four times against three different pitchers Tuesday night. He'll look to get back on track Wednesday in the series finale.

Ryan Howard 1B PHI 1 month ago

Howard is not in the lineup Sunday against the Nationals, Matt Breen of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Howard has made six straight starts at first base, but will take a seat with left-hander Gio Gonzalez on the mound for the opposing Nationals. Howard is 0-for-12 lifetime with six strikeouts against Gonzalez, so the move makes sense from a matchup standpoint. Darin Ruf will take over at first base for the afternoon contest.

Ryan Howard 1B PHI 1 month ago

Howard was a triple short of the cycle Saturday, going 3-for-5 with two runs scored, two RBI and his 10th home run of the season.

It's his third home run in four games, as Howard has come to life in May and currently sports his highest SLG since 2009. There's no telling when the streaky first baseman might cool down again, but for the moment he appears to have turned the clock back a few years.

Ryan Howard 1B PHI 1 month ago

Howard went 3-for-5 with two runs, a home run and an RBI in a win over the Rockies on Wednesday.

Howard is hitting .328 (21-for-64) with four homers and 10 RBIs in May. He hit his eighth homer of the season to lead off the third, and he also hit a double in the seventh to finish a triple shy of the cycle.