Ryan Howard 1B PHI 2 Months

Ryan Howard went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts in Thursday's loss to the Mets.

A day after helping the Phillies walk off with a three-run home run, Howard took the golden sombrero. Despite logging nine RBI in his last four games, Howard continues to rank towards the bottom of the pack among first basemen offensively speaking. He has nine home runs, 34 RBI, and a .235/.313/.428 slash line on the season.

Ryan Howard 1B PHI 2 Months

Ryan Howard went 2-for-4 with a walk, an RBI single, and a walk-off three-run home run in Wednesday's win over the Rockies.

Rockies manager Walt Weiss brought in lefty reliever Boone Logan to face the left-handed Chase Utley and Howard, but Utley singled and Howard crushed a walk-off home run to left-center. Howard has traditionally hit lefties quite poorly, so the well-struck long ball was encouraging. He's slashing a respectable .240/.319/.437 with nine home runs and 34 RBI on the season.

Ryan Howard 1B PHI 2 Months

Ryan Howard is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Rockies.

Howard had a huge day on Monday, but he's taking a seat Tuesday with left-hander Jorge De La Rosa on the hill for Colorado. Darin Ruf will make the start at first base. Howard should be back in the lineup Wednesday against right-hander Jordan Lyles.

Ryan Howard 1B PHI 2 Months

After entering the game in an 0-for-13 slump, Ryan Howard went 3-for-4 with a homer and five RBI in the Phillies' rout of the Rockies on Monday.

It was Howard's 12th career five-RBI game, but his first since 2012. His high last year was four, and he hadn't had more than three RBI in a game this season. The homer today was also his first in 18 days. He had been just one more bad game away from having his OPS drop below .700.

Ryan Howard 1B PHI 2 Months

Ryan Howard went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Friday's loss to the Dodgers.

Three strikeouts against Clayton Kershaw? Who could have seen this one coming? Howard has now struck out 25 times in 50 at-bats against left-handed pitchers this season. That's not an ideal ratio.

Ryan Howard 1B PHI 3 Months

Ryan Howard went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Thursday's loss to the Blue Jays.

The homer came in garbage time against Jays reliever Esmil Rogers, a ninth-inning shot that made the score marginally more respectable at 12-6. The blast is Howard's seventh of the season and moves his slash line up to .236/.301/.455 with 20 RBI.

Ryan Howard 1B PHI 3 Months

Ryan Howard is not in the Phillies' lineup Wednesday.

He's getting a rest against southpaw Mark Buehrle. John Mayberry Jr. is at first base in Howard's place.

Ryan Howard 1B PHI 3 Months

Ryan Howard had a rough night at the plate in Monday's loss to the Blue Jays, going 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts.

Howard has been his typical self in the early part of the 2014 campaign, hitting for a modest average but providing quality run production. He's currently slashing .239/.310/.451 with six homers and 17 RBI.

Ryan Howard 1B PHI 3 Months

Ryan Howard finished 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in Monday's 7-0 romp over the Dodgers.

After finishing Easter Sunday's 10-9 win over the Rockies one double short of the cycle, Howard showed no hangover, this time doing his damage against a left-hander. Southpaws have always played the Globetrotters to Howard's Generals (.198/.254/.350 slash line the past three seasons), so it's nice to see him take a left-hander deep, even if he only gets partial credit because it was Paul Maholm. Howard could reward owners nicely if he stays healthy this season. He's hitting .271/.363/.543 with five homers and 12 RBI through 70 at-bats.

Ryan Howard 1B PHI 3 Months

Ryan Howard went 4-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in Sunday's 10-9 win over the Rockies.

The game was an absolute slugfest, and Howard provided plenty of punch. The first baseman hit a two-run homer in the third inning before legging out his first triple of the season in the sixth inning. He finished with three runs scored in the game. It was Howard's first four-hit game since July 30, 2011.