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Philadelphia Phillies Weekend Preview: Atlanta Braves

The Philadelphia Phillies series against the Atlanta Braves is previewed. The Philadelphia Phillies’ pre-All-Star break offensive surge is a thing of the past. For the last couple of weeks, their offense has returned to the feeble levels seen through most of the first two months of the season. There is some good news: This weekend, […] Philadelphia Phillies Weekend Preview: Atlanta...
Via Section215
20 minutes ago

Jeremy Hellickson: Now Slightly More Interesting

This is simply the nature of the current starting-pitcher market. There’s no Cole Hamels, there’s no David Price. There’s a Chris Archer and a Sonny Gray and a Julio Teheran, but odds are they all stay put. So you move on to your Andrew Cashners and your Drew Pomeranzes and you look for reasons to get excited. You don’t force reasons to get excited — some guys just aren’t...
Via Fangraphs
26 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Phillies offensive woes are nothing to worry about

The Phillies offensive woes, while they make fans anxious, are not part of the bigger picture down the line.
Via Philliedelphia
1 hour ago

Five Phillies prospects make MLB Midseason Top 100 list

MLB Pipeline released their Midseason Top 100 prospect list on Wednesday and five Philadelphia Phillies prospects were on the list, led by shortstop J.P. Crawford at No. 3.
Via Philliedelphia
1 hour ago

Examining each Phillies starter’s most frustrating game

It’s not going to surprise you how many of these are recent. The Phillies locker room is quiet as players shuffle about, performing menial pre-game tasks. Suddenly, the doors burst open and I run in, arms flailing, eyes brick red, scraggly beard - I haven’t slept in weeks. Security is not far behind me. ME: You have to listen to me! These young pitchers need run support or they’ll...
Via The Good Phight
2 hours ago

Who Replaces Peter Bourjos?

With Peter Bourjos likely heading to the disabled list, the Philadelphia Phillies will have to find a replacement. The Philadelphia Phillies will be losing one of their starting outfielders in Peter Bourjos, who will likely be heading to the DL with a right shoulder injury suffered in the game against the Miami Marlins Tuesday night, per […] Philadelphia Phillies: Who Replaces...
Via Section215
2 hours ago

Recent MLB Moves Show that Phillies Rebuild is Right Where it Needs to Be

A look at the admittedly brief transaction log of this MLB trade deadline season leaves one optimistic about the Phillies chances to cash in on their rebuilding plan. Two years ago, beginning, I guess, with the trade of Roberto Hernandez to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Phillies entered into a rebuilding cycle in earnest. After a couple years of tiptoeing around the inevitability...
Via The Good Phight
3 hours ago

Phillies Minor League Roundup - July 27, 2016

Today's Probables:REA: Nick PivettaCLR: TBDLWD: Franklyn KilomeWIL: Bailey FalterLehigh Valley 6, Syracuse 4Ben Lively - 6.2 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 5 K, 8 GB, 7 FBDarnell Sweeney - 2 for 4, R, 2B, RBI, KJ.P. Crawford - 1 for 4, RBI, K, CSNick Williams - 1 for 4, R, 2B, KAaron Altherr - 1 for 4, RBI, 2 KAndrew Knapp - 0 for 2, R, 2 BB, SBCam Perkins - 1 for 4, RBI, KJesmuel Valentin...
Via The Good Phight
4 hours ago

Phillies rumors: 'Probable' Hellickson gets dealt, likely to pitch Saturday

The Philadelphia Phillies reportedly still seem likely to trade starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson before the August 1 non-waiver trade deadline.
Via Philliedelphia
12 hours ago

Phillies' Ryan Howard drawing trade interest, report says

The first baseman in the last year of his contract could be a useful power bat for a contending team. Watch video The Phillies have been open to trading Ryan Howard for oh, about four years. But with an $125-million, five-year contract and a $10-million buyout and declining skills, Howard hasn't been an attractive trade commodity...
Via NJ.com
18 hours ago

Eflin not discouraged over hitting bump in Miami

The further Phillies rookie Zach Eflin distanced himself from his big league debut in Toronto in June, the more people marveled at how well he had pitched since.
Via Phillies.com
18 hours ago

Nola eyes return to form in series opener against Braves

Phillies right-hander Aaron Nola hopes to get back on track Thursday night in a series opener against the Braves at Turner Field.
Via Phillies.com
20 hours ago

Phillies shut down by Marlins in series finale

Adam Conley continued his dominance at home and he got plenty of run support in the Marlins' 11-1 win over the Phillies on Wednesday afternoon at Marlins Park.
Via Phillies.com
21 hours ago

MLB trade rumors: Phillies want top-5 prospect for Jeremy Hellickson, report says

With the trade deadline on the horizon, the Phillies want a haul for Jeremy Hellickson. For the Phillies and trade talks surrounding starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson, a case of supply and demand has emerged. With teams like the Marlins, Orioles and Rangers in desperate need of starting pitchers and few true No. 1-type of aces on the open...
Via NJ.com
22 hours ago

The Phillies’ Bad Offense Is Back With A Vengeance

Before the All-Star Break, the Phillies went on a wholly unexpected offensive tear. The offensive heroes were guys like Peter Bourjos, Cody Asche, Cameron Rupp, and Cesar Hernandez, so it’s hard to muster any surprise that the Phillies offense has crashed back to earth. The team entered play on Wednesday afternoon with a .208/.270/.317 team slashline through the first 12 games...
Via Crashburn Alley
23 hours ago

Now is a great time to be a Phillies fan

Good times might be right around the corner for our Phils.
Via PhilsBaseball
1 day ago

Phillies prospect Ranger Suarez tosses no-hitter

Ranger Suarez’s initial foray beyond rookie ball now has a signature moment, as do the 2016 Williamsport (Pa.) Crosscutters — the Philadelphia Phillies’ Low-A team. The 20-year-old Venezuelan left-handed prospect tossed a seven-inning no-hitter on Tuesday, shutting down the Auburn (N.Y.) Doubledays in a late-season battle between short-season affiliates. The teams are playing...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

QUIZ: Name every player to hit 30 or more home runs in a season for the Philadelphia Phillies

In the history of the Philadelphia Phillies franchise, a player has hit 30 or more home runs 57 times. How many of those players can you name? Clue: Number of home runs/season  
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies rookie Zach Eflin learning his lessons well

One of the words Pete Mackanin used to describe Zach Eflin’s major league debut was “debacle.” That may sound harsh, yet it summed up the way Eflin pitched for the Philadelphia Phillies against the Blue Jays on June 14 at Toronto. The right-hander was rocked for nine runs — eight earned — and eight hits […] The post Phillies rookie Zach Eflin learning his lessons well...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Phillies minor league hot list: Ortiz, Moniak, Morris, Thompson & more

Here’s a quick rundown of the Phillies minor league hot list.  Details are up to date prior to game action on Tuesday, July 26th. Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs (61-41, 2nd place North Div. International League) Right-handed Jake Thompson continues his tremendous stretch for the IronPigs and remains the top option for a promotion if a vacancy opens up in the Phillies’ rotation...
Via Phillies Nation
2 days ago

Jarred Cosart strong in return but Marlins bested by Phillies, Jeremy Hellickson again

MIAMI (AP) -- Jeremy Hellickson dominated the Marlins for a second straight start, throwing six innings of one-hit ball to help the Philadelphia Phillies beat Miami 4-0 on Monday night.Tommy Joseph hit a two-out RBI double in the top of the eighth to break a scoreless tie, and David Hernandez (2-3) pitched an inning in relief to earn the victory as four Phillies pitchers combined...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies 3B Blanco leaves game with fractured finger

PITTSBURGH (AP) Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Andres Blanco was removed from Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates with a fractured left index finger in the fifth inning. Blanco is expected to be placed on the disabled list Monday, but the Phillies will not make a move until they arrive in Miami. Blanco took a throw from catcher Carlos Ruiz and applied a tag in time...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rupp said he's OK day after being hit by pitch

PITTSBURGH (AP) Philadelphia Phillies catcher Cameron Rupp said he is feeling fine a day after being hit in the head by a pitch from Pirates rookie right-hander Tyler Glasnow. Rupp was not in the starting lineup Sunday against the Pittsburgh Pirates. ''There's no concussion, no anything,'' Rupp said Sunday. ''It's probably just a precaution. I think I'm available if needed. If...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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