Scott Lauber, Philly Inquirer

Scott Lauber

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Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Recent articles by Scott:

Kyle Schwarber homers again, but the bullpen deflates the Phillies in 5-3 loss to the Braves

The Phillies staged a comeback to tie Atlanta on a Kyle Schwarber homer in the seventh inning, but the Braves rallied to a 5-3 win. → Read More

Phillies’ pitching depth will be tested after Zach Eflin hits 15-day IL with knee bruise

The Phillies put Eflin on the 15-day injured list to deal with a bruise in his right knee. → Read More

Bryce Harper set to undergo thumb surgery Wednesday; ‘no timeline’ for his return, Phillies say

One person with knowledge of Harper’s thinking said the Phillies star believes he can be back on the field by the middle of August. → Read More

Sources: Phillies’ Bryce Harper likely headed for thumb surgery, but plans to play again this season

Even though only 14 weeks remain in the season, Harper is said to be hopeful of returning, possibly even before the end of August. → Read More

Phillies claim outfielder off waivers from Cleveland

Once a promising center fielder, Óscar Mercado was designated for assignment by the Guardians last week. With the Phillies, he could figure into a center-field platoon with Odúbel Herrera. → Read More

Former No. 1 overall pick Mark Appel called up by Phillies, finally gets his shot at the majors at age 30

Mark Appel’s wait is over. → Read More

Bryce Harper is an All-Star lock. Which Phillies have the best case to join him next month?

Zack Wheeler and Aaron Nola have the best cases to make the NL All-Star team. But is there enough room on the roster for both Phillies pitchers? → Read More

Garrett Stubbs, the Phillies’ unlikely spark, back home in San Diego on a major league roll

Growing up, the 29-year-old backup catcher had Padres season tickets with his family. He will have a rooting section of a "couple of hundred people," according to his dad, at this weekend's games. → Read More

Inside the Phillies’ turnaround. Was it as simple as changing the manager?

Firing Joe Girardi was a reality check. But the Phillies’ 14-3 revival under Rob Thomson can be attributed to several other measurable factors, too. → Read More

Zach Eflin makes early exit from Phillies’ sweep-spoiling 9-3 loss to Nationals

The right-hander was cleared to pitch only a few days ago after leaving his previous start with tightness in his surgically repaired knee. → Read More

Bryce Harper out again Sunday with infected blister; Phillies hopeful of Tuesday return

Harper, who has been limited to being a designated hitter since the middle of April, developed the injury last week. → Read More

Hoskins delivers in the 10th inning in 2-1 win over Nationals; Nola brilliant for 8 innings

Phillies win for the 15th time in their last 17 games. → Read More

Phillies’ Bryce Harper sidelined Saturday with a blister on his left hand

After Harper delivered a game-tying two-run double Friday night, a blister on his left hand near his index finger became infected. He's considered day-to-day. → Read More

Kyle Schwarber is tied for the NL lead in homers. Would he compete in the Home Run Derby?

The Phillies slugger competed in the Derby in 2018 and called it a "bucket list" event. → Read More

Phillies hold off Nationals, 5-3, as Connor Brogdon continues stellar relief work

The surging Phillies made it 13 wins in their last 15 games with their win over Washington in the first game of a doubleheader → Read More

Revisiting the only other time Rob Thomson was a manager — with the 1995 Oneonta Yankees

One of Thompson's players on that team, Mike Lowell, went on to an All-Star career. "I think he has the personality to handle what’s in front of him in Philadelphia," Lowell says. → Read More

Phillies will add Bake McBride, Ron Reed to Wall of Fame

The two key members of the 1980 World Series-championship team will be honored before an Aug. 6 game at Citizens Bank Park. → Read More

Phillies pounce on Nationals’ mistakes in series-opening 10-1 rout

Another win, but instead of leaving it to the last strike, this time the Phillies jumped out to a big lead early and kept their foot on the gas all the way to the finish. → Read More

Zach Eflin gets good news on knee, hopes to pitch Sunday for Phillies

The right-hander left his last start with soreness in his surgically-repaired right knee. Tests revealed a bruise. → Read More

Yes, the Phillies need bullpen help. Here are a few trade options.

By the time the trade deadline arrives, the Phils are likely to deal for a reliever. How about a trade for Mychal Givens, Michael Fulmer, or David Robertson? → Read More