|Aug. 18 1:50 PM PT2:50 PM MT3:50 PM CT4:50 PM ET16:50 ET20:50 GMT4:50 1:50 PM MST3:50 PM EST4:20 PM VEN0:50 UAE (+1)3:50 PM CT-The slumping Cincinnati Reds have activated Brandon Phillips from the 15-day disabled list and inserted the second baseman into their starting lineup at St. Louis.
Analysis: Phillips was placed on the DL on July 11 after he had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb. He was batting sixth for Monday night's opener of a three-game set against the Cardinals. Phillips' return comes at a crucial time for Cincinnati, which was swept in a doubleheader at Colorado on Sunday and is barely hanging on in the playoff race.
|July 10 8:48 AM PT9:48 AM MT10:48 AM CT11:48 AM ET11:48 ET15:48 GMT23:48 8:48 AM MST10:48 AM EST11:18 AM VEN19:48 UAE10:48 AM CT-The Reds have put Phillips on the 15-day disabled list following surgery for a torn ligament in his left thumb that is expected to sideline him about six weeks.
Analysis: Phillips hurt his thumb while sliding on an attempted catch Wednesday. The Reds already are missing first baseman Joey Votto. He is on the disabled list indefinitely with a sprained muscle above his left knee.
|June 22 1:03 PM PT2:03 PM MT3:03 PM CT4:03 PM ET16:03 ET20:03 GMT4:03 1:03 PM MST3:03 PM EST3:33 PM VEN0:03 UAE (+1)3:03 PM CT-Phillips hit a solo home run and a single in his return to the lineup for the Cincinnati Reds, a 3-1 win over San Francisco on Thursday night.
Analysis: Phillips got hurt on a backswing during Sunday's 4-3 victory over Toronto. He missed three games because of a bruised heel.
|May 16 2:39 PM PT3:39 PM MT4:39 PM CT5:39 PM ET17:39 ET21:39 GMT5:39 2:39 PM MST4:39 PM EST5:09 PM VEN1:39 UAE (+1)4:39 PM CT-Phillips went 2 for 5 with a three-run homer in a 5-0 win over San Diego on Thursday.
Analysis: Phillips went 5 for 9 in the first two games of the series before going hitless in four at-bats in Thursday's nightcap.
|May 7 2:02 PM PT3:02 PM MT4:02 PM CT5:02 PM ET17:02 ET21:02 GMT5:02 2:02 PM MST4:02 PM EST4:32 PM VEN1:02 UAE (+1)4:02 PM CT-Phillips was 2 for 5 on Tuesday at Boston, doubling for the third straight game.
Analysis: Phillips is 9 for 21 during a five-game hitting streak.
|Apr. 22 11:53 AM PT12:53 PM MT1:53 PM CT2:53 PM ET14:53 ET18:53 GMT2:53 11:53 AM MST1:53 PM EST2:23 PM VEN22:53 UAE1:53 PM CT-Phillips had three hits and drove in a run in a 6-5 loss to Pittsburgh on Monday night.
Analysis: The Cincinnati second baseman, now batting .291, was 1 for 16 (.063) in his previous four games.
|Apr. 18 1:07 PM PT2:07 PM MT3:07 PM CT4:07 PM ET16:07 ET20:07 GMT4:07 1:07 PM MST3:07 PM EST3:37 PM VEN0:07 UAE (+1)3:07 PM CT-Phillips was back in the lineup Saturday.
Analysis: Phillips left Friday's game against the Chicago Cubs because of back spasms.
|Apr. 16 8:50 AM PT9:50 AM MT10:50 AM CT11:50 AM ET11:50 ET15:50 GMT23:50 8:50 AM MST10:50 AM EST11:20 AM VEN19:50 UAE10:50 AM CT-Phillips is 3 for 9 in the first two games of a series vs. the Bucs.
Analysis: Phillips has failed to homer in nine straight games so that's a big negative.
|Apr. 14 3:55 PM PT4:55 PM MT5:55 PM CT6:55 PM ET18:55 ET22:55 GMT6:55 3:55 PM MST5:55 PM EST6:25 PM VEN2:55 UAE (+1)5:55 PM CT-Phillips had three hits in the Cincinnati Reds' 12-4 rout of Tampa Bay on Sunday.
Analysis: The Reds second baseman, batting .327, is 9 for 22 (.407) during a five-game hit streak and 8 for 18 (.444) in his last four contests.
|Apr. 12 2:34 PM PT3:34 PM MT4:34 PM CT5:34 PM ET17:34 ET21:34 GMT5:34 2:34 PM MST4:34 PM EST5:04 PM VEN1:34 UAE (+1)4:34 PM CT-Phillips notched his second straight two-hit game, going 2 for 4 with a double in Friday's loss to Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Phillips is 12 for 40 (.300) through his first 10 games.