Ryan Lawrence

RyanLawrence

Ryan Lawrence is the Phillies Writer for PhillyVoice.com. Ryan has been on the Phillies beat since 2008, first with the Delaware County Daily Times and then with the Philadelphia Daily News. Born in Philly and raised in South Jersey, Ryan began his writing career covering high school sports at the Camden Courier-Post. He is a graduate of Clemson University and the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. You can find him on Twitter @ryanlawrence21.

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March 28, 2017

Phillies

Analyzing the Phillies' decisions with Chris Coghlan eliminated from Opening Day roster race

CLEARWATER, Fla. – A day after unofficially crowning Andrew Knapp as the team’s backup catcher for Opening Day, the Phillies made another move to help finalize their bench.

March 28, 2017

Phillies

Is it time to get concerned again about Aaron Nola?

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Exactly six weeks ago from Tuesday night, Phillies camp opened at the Carpenter Complex and people wondered whether Aaron Nola, confident his elbow woes from last summer were no longer an issue, would make it to April.

March 28, 2017

Phillies

As end of camp nears, Phillies GM Matt Klentak weighs in on Opening Day roster decisions

CLEARWATER, Fla. – In case you haven’t heard, it’s been a looooong spring training.

March 27, 2017

Phillies

With pitching coach ringing in his head, Velasquez finishes strong vs. Jays

DUNEDIN, Fla. – Vince Velasquez’s maturation as a starting pitcher remains a story still in progress, but his flashes of brilliance still excite like no other hurler on the Phillies roster.

March 27, 2017

Phillies

The time Kruk, Bowa, and Ed Wade pranked Chase Utley

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Unless I somehow just hadn’t seen this, it’s difficult to believe this has been hidden in some unchecked closet of video clips in the offices at Citizens Bank Park or Comcast SportsNet.

March 27, 2017

Phillies

Phillies' latest roster moves leave Knapp in driver's seat for bench job

CLEARWATER, Fla. – The roster the Phillies will take the field with a week from today for Opening Day festivities in Cincinnati became a bit more clear on Monday in Clearwater.

March 26, 2017

Phillies

Mackanin on new Phillies starter Clay Buchholz: 'You can't honestly say he had a good spring'

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Clay Buchholz said there were some nervous moments within the last year, wondering whether his wife, Lindsay, would give birth to another daughter. The couple has two little girls already.

March 25, 2017

Phillies

Jerad Eickhoff firing on all cylinders as Phillies' regular season nears

CLEARWATER, Fla. – It’s probably never a great idea to put too much stock in Spring Training stats for veterans, since they could be working on a pitch, throwing one in a count when they'd usually throw something else, trying out a new batting stance, or collecting hits off a non-roster pitcher you probably won’t ever hear from again.

March 25, 2017

Phillies

Phillies Opening Day roster projection, final version

CLEARWATER, Fla. – The Phillies have a week to get their 25-man roster in order – Opening Day is right around the corner, on Monday, April 3 in Cincinnati.

March 25, 2017

Phillies

Is Andrew Knapp still a lock for Phillies' Opening Day roster?

CLEARWATER, Fla. – On Sunday afternoon inside a conference room at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, a who’s who of Phillies decision makers (manager Pete Mackanin and his staff, general manager Matt Klentak and his top lieutenants) will attempt to hammer out a workable Opening Day roster.

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