This entry is the latest post from guest contributor Mike Murphy. Upon entering the beautiful confines of Citizens Bank Park one can expect some delightful stimulation of the senses. A whiff of crab fries and cheesesteaks sparks your hunger. Then you take a look around at the people, a sea of red and white filing into their seats, along with the sight of grass so green you think...
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It wasn't a surprise that Stephen Piscotty came through ahead of Matt Holliday's walk-off single in a victory the St. Louis Cardinals hope sparks a turnaround.A bright spot during the club's recent offensive slide, the right fielder will try to help St. Louis take three of four from the visiting Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday.The Cardinals totaled six runs while hitting .186 in...
After Ted Cruz dropped out of the presidential race Tuesday night, Donald Trump was, believe it or not…complimentary. “I have to tell you that I’ve competed all my life, all my life I’ve been in competitions,” The Donald told the crowd following the Indiana primary. “Whether it’s sports or business or, for ten months, politics…I have met some of the most incredible...
The usually-strong Phillies' bullpen took a hit Wednesday, as they allowed two runs in the ninth inning as the Cardinals rallied for a victory.
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The Cardinals rallied for two runs in the ninth inning for a walk-off win, as Phillies' closer Jeanmar Gomez suffered his first blown save.
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It`s too soon to say conclusively that Aaron Nola`s six excellent starts aren`t a fluke, but we can definitely say they aren`t an accident.
http://mediadownloads.mlb.com/mlbam/mp4/2016/05/05/658628983/1462416516410/asset_2500K.mp4 We're not done here #phillies #MLB https://t.co/UIkyBc7mV2 — Super Two Sports (@SuperTwo_Sports) May 5, 2016
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Peter Bourjos has already saved the Phillies several runs with his defense -- which has been his calling card during his career.
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How do you identify the very best pitches? It’s actually not easy, since every pitch in someone’s repertoire has an effect on every other pitch. So let’s say this: I don’t know if Aaron Nola‘s “true-talent” curveball is the best in the game. What I know is, to this point, it’s been the most effective curveball in the game. By lots! Here’s the top of the run-value...
Just nine days after earning Eastern League Pitcher of the Week honors, Phillies prospect Ben Lively has been named to Baseball America's All-Prospect Team for April. Lively is 3-0 with a 1.55 ERA through five starts this season with Double-A Reading. The Phillies acquired Lively from the Reds for veteran outfielder Marlon Byrd.
click to enlarge Over the past few years, the Philadelphia Phillies have been an unfortunate case study of what happens when a formerly successful franchise refuses to pivot. The Phillies, who won five consecutive NL East titles between 2007-11 while winning a World Series in ’08, progressively sunk to the bottom of the standings as core players from those winning clubs declined...
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Nick Williams walks 'em off. Wednesday's Probables Lehigh Valley: Zach Eflin vs. Pawtucket Reading: Ben Lively @ New Hampshire Clearwater: Matt Imhof vs. Tampa Lakewood: Tyler Gilbert @ Asheville Lehigh Valley 6, Pawtucket 4 [box] If you have been waiting for Nick Williams to get hot, then this one's for you. The Pigs blew a 4-1 lead in the late innings, but Williams delivered...
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The Phillies are surprising a lot of people in 2016. They are, at least so far, exceeding almost everyone’s expectations in terms of wins and losses. Their pitching staff is blowing everyone away just enough to keep them winning games. But which individual players could make it to the midsummer Classic in San Diego this year? I’ll start with the starting pitchers. Right now,...
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The bullpen is often overlooked when a team is successful, yet quickly blamed when a team fails to secure tight wins. So when a talented reliever comes along, it’s wise to take notice and give him his due. Justin Gorman takes a look at Philadelphia Phillies reliever Hector Neris. The Philadelphia Phillies did not walk into the 2016 regular season with particularly high expectations...
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The Philadelphia Phillies (15-11) will look to bounce back from their series opener defeat to the St. Louis Cardinals (13-13), as they send right-hander Aaron Nola to the mound for his sixth start of the season Tuesday evening at Busch Stadium.
The Philadelphia Phillies will pay tribute to the funky style the team rocked in the 1970s by donning retro pillbox caps during two games later this season against the Milwaukee Brewers at Citizens Bank Park. For the games scheduled for June 3 and June 5, the Phillies will take the field in not only the pillbox caps but also the replicas of the uniforms the team wore in 1976. ...
Phillies mailbag explores the hot start, trade deadline, and prospect Rhys Hoskins
If the season ended today, it would be chaos. There would be significant protestation from players, owners, and fans alike, all parties confused by the suddenly truncated schedule. But if matters were allowed to proceed from there, the National League would have the Mets grab one wild-card slot. The other entry would be determined through a different one-game playoff — that one...
The Philadelphia Phillies are in position to match their longest win streak since 2012, and facing a pitcher with one of baseball's worst ERAs could help their cause.The struggling Adam Wainwright, however, has fared well against the Phillies in the past and will start Monday night for the St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a four-game set at Busch Stadium.Philadelphia (15-10)...
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Here are your Phillies team leaders after the month of April comes to a close...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) Freddy Galvis homered and had the go-ahead single to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to their fifth straight win, 4-3 over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night.The Phillies (14-10) have won eight of nine and are four games over .500 for the first time since they finished the 2011 season 102-60.Jeanmar Gomez had Phillies fans on edge in the ninth before he earned...
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Aaron Nola – Photo Credit – Arturo Pardavila III The season did not start off pretty for the rebuilding Philadelphia Phillies. Three consecutive losses to the Cincinnati Reds to open the new year and a loss to the rival (and defending NL champs) New York Mets had them sitting at 0-4 and people wondering if this team was destined for 100 losses, which they avoided by one game...
The almighty Bryce Harper was at the plate in the bottom of the 9th at a brisk night in DC. Jeanmar Gomez got him to fly out. Ryan Zimmerman came up next, a traditional Phillies killer, here we go. Wait, did he just strike out looking? With that, Gomez picked up his 6th save of the season, the Phillies head to 11-10 (above .500 for the first time in 381 days) and have won two in...
The extended netting installed at Nationals Park once again saved the day when it prevented Cesar Hernandez’s broken bat from flying into the stands. During the top of the 7th inning of Wednesday's game between the Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies, a pitch from Gio Hernandez got in a bit on the Phillies second baseman’s hands, breaking the bat and sending a huge...
This year, Odubel Herrera is an everyday player, and only two players in baseball have drawn more walks. On its own, maybe that doesn’t convey its real significance, so consider that, last year, Odubel Herrera was an everyday player, and 193 players in baseball drew more walks. Herrera today has more than twice as many walks drawn as Joey Votto. Votto last year out-walked Herrera...
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