|July 21 7:27 PM PT8:27 PM MT9:27 PM CT10:27 PM ET22:27 ET2:27 GMT10:27 7:27 PM MST9:27 PM EST9:57 PM VEN6:27 UAE (+1)9:27 PM CT-Howard homered for the second time in his last four games Thursday, a two-run shot.
Analysis: Howard has four homers and eight RBIs in his last 14 games, though he's batting .237 over that stretch. It's still a step up from his .160 season average.
|July 8 8:04 AM PT9:04 AM MT10:04 AM CT11:04 AM ET11:04 ET15:04 GMT23:04 8:04 AM MST10:04 AM EST10:34 AM VEN19:04 UAE10:04 AM CT-Howard went 2 for 4 with his 12th home run and two RBIs in Thursday's 11-2 loss at Colorado.
Analysis: Howard, who has been a part-time player this season, is batting .158 on the season. He simply isn't a fantasy stud any longer despite this positive showing.
|June 7 7:15 PM PT8:15 PM MT9:15 PM CT10:15 PM ET22:15 ET2:15 GMT10:15 7:15 PM MST9:15 PM EST9:45 PM VEN6:15 UAE (+1)9:15 PM CT-Howard hit a solo homer as the Phillies beat the Chicago Cubs 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Howard hit his ninth homer way out to right-center to make it 2-0 in the fourth. The 2006 NL MVP started for the first time since a fan threw a plastic beer bottle at him after Saturday's game. Rookie Tommy Joseph has replaced the struggling Howard at first base and started the previous six games.
|June 6 3:59 PM PT4:59 PM MT5:59 PM CT6:59 PM ET18:59 ET22:59 GMT6:59 3:59 PM MST5:59 PM EST6:29 PM VEN2:59 UAE (+1)5:59 PM CT-Philadelphia police are investigating an incident in which a beer bottle was reportedly thrown near Howard during Saturday's game. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Howard alerted a security guard, who picked up the bottle. Howard called the action tasteless.
Analysis: The 36-year-old Howard said he's done too much for the Phillies to have a bottle thrown at him. "If you want to yell out `You suck,' that's whatever. But when you start throwing stuff, that's when stuff gets personal." The slumping Howard has been struggling all season.
|May 5 9:53 AM PT10:53 AM MT11:53 AM CT12:53 PM ET12:53 ET16:53 GMT0:53 9:53 AM MST11:53 AM EST12:23 PM VEN20:53 UAE11:53 AM CT-Howard cranked a three-run jack Wednesday.
Analysis: Howard is hitting .195 as a fantasy flop.
|Apr. 30 3:52 PM PT4:52 PM MT5:52 PM CT6:52 PM ET18:52 ET22:52 GMT6:52 3:52 PM MST5:52 PM EST6:22 PM VEN2:52 UAE (+1)5:52 PM CT-Howard went 3 for 5 and hit a game-winning solo home run in the 11th inning Friday against Cleveland.
Analysis: The former NL MVP had been 5 for 33 over his previous 10 games. Though no longer the fantasy superstar of years past, Howard is still capable of producing usable home run and RBI totals.
|Apr. 15 2:28 PM PT3:28 PM MT4:28 PM CT5:28 PM ET17:28 ET21:28 GMT5:28 2:28 PM MST4:28 PM EST4:58 PM VEN1:28 UAE (+1)4:28 PM CT-Howard blasted a solo home run in Thursday's 3-0 win over the Padres.
Analysis: Howard is batting just .214, but he has three home runs and six RBIs in 10 games.
|Feb. 23 2:33 PM PT3:33 PM MT4:33 PM CT5:33 PM ET17:33 ET22:33 GMT6:33 3:33 PM MST5:33 PM EST6:03 PM VEN2:33 UAE (+1)4:33 PM CT-Howard says two offseasons of legal battles have taken their toll on him, but trying to focus on baseball helps escape the drama of fighting performance-enhancing drug allegations and family financial disputes.
Analysis: The former National League MVP and three-time All-Star said Tuesday that lawyers can deal with his defamation lawsuit against Al-Jazeera America, which said in a documentary that Howard and Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman took a human growth hormone. Howard spent last offseason dealing with legal issues as some of his family members sued claiming they were owed millions of his earnings. The matter was settled.