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Breaking Down Noah Syndergaard vs Philadelphia Phillies

Stat Line:  7.1 IP, 0 R, 6 K’s, 0 BB Living Low Noah Syndergaard continues to show great command of his fastball and curveball, throwing nearly all of his pitches below the hitter’s belt.  In yesterday afternoons start, Syndergaard threw only seven of his 101 pitches above the belt with one of those pitches coming intentionally during Ryan Howard’s first inning at-bat...
Via Mets Merized Online
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Philadelphia Phillies: Game One Preview vs. the Colorado Rockies

The Philadelphia Phillies are coming off of a sweep by their division rivals, the New York Mets. With a record of 19-30 the Phillies aren’t exactly having the season they would have hoped for. Regardless, for their next series they will be facing the Colorado Rockies at home. Here’s an in depth preview for game one of the series. Philadelphia Phillies Nolan Arenado giving...
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J.P. Crawford jumps three spots in Keith Law's latest prospect rankings

The Phillies farm system looks much different than it did a few years ago, now including the likes of Nola, Eflin, Windle, Quinn and Crawford. The big league club may not be making much noise, but the Phillies young talent is really holding their own and then some down in...
Via Philliedelphia
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Report: Billingsley has important doctor's appointment on Friday

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Chad Billingsley is slated to see a doctor on Friday who will determine if he's ready to start throwing again, according to the Delaware News Journal. Billingsley has been on the disabled list with a shoulder strain in his throwing arm, and has been predominantly limited to lower-body exercises in his rehabilitation. "I've been out a couple...
Via Fox Sports
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Syndergaard dominates on the mound and at the plate to complete sweep of the Phillies

Final: Mets 7, Phillies 0 WP: Noah Syndergaard (2-2, 2.55 ERA) LP: (1-4, 4.81ERA) New York, NY - One imagines when he looks back on his career, Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard may point to today as his true coming out. The Phillies really did not have much of a chance...
Via Philliedelphia
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Breaking Down Jacob deGrom vs. Philadelphia Phillies

Stat Line:  7.1 IP, 2 R, 9 K’s, 0 BB, No Decision Jacob deGrom’s stat line doesn’t do him any justice in breaking down his outing from last night.  DeGrom picked up where he left off, extending his scoreless innings streak to 15 before leaving last night’s game in the eighth inning with base runners on first and second base.  Those base runners eventually came around...
Via Mets Merized Online
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Phillies GM says team's fans 'don't understand the game’

The Philadelphia Phillies are once again one of the worst teams in baseball, and their general manager has apparently grown tired of the fans for getting on his case about it. When asked on Monday if the team is planning to trade any of its veterans and potentially bring up pitching prospects Aaron Nola and...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. rips fans who ‘don’t understand the game’

With the Philadelphia Phillies sitting at 19-28 and arguably seem destined for a third straight losing season, talk has turned away from the team enjoying success this summer to its plans at trading away expendable players, including Jonathan Papelbon, Cole Hamels, Ryan Howard and Chase Utley and giving young prospects an opportunity to develop at...Read More The post Phillies GM...
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Ruben Amaro claims Phillies fans “don’t understand the game”

Fans just don’t understand In an interview with Jim Salisbury, Phillies GM, Ruben Amaro had some choice words for Phillies fans that don’t agree with the way he’s running the team. “They don’t understand the game,” Amaro said. “They don’t understand the process. There’s a process. And then they ***** and complain because we don’t have a plan. There’s a plan...
Via Phillies Nation
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Ruben Amaro takes shot at Phillies fans criticizing “the process”

In a revealing interview with Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly, Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. discussed a number of the team’s players and top prospects in the minors. But when talking about promoting pitching prospects Zach Eflin and Aaron Nola to the majors to help bolster a rotation that has struggled past Aaron Harang and Cole Hamels, Amaro had some strong words for Phillies fans...
Via The Outside Corner
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Phillies Minor League Hot List: Casimiro, Crawford, Eflin

Here’s another dose of the Phillies minor league hot list as we rundown the organization’s top performers of late from the various levels of the developmental system. Class A Lakewood BlueClaws- In his last five starts, righty pitcher Ranfi Casimiro has a 2-1 record with a 1.00 ERA.  Listed at six-foot-eight and 200 pounds, Casimiro has a 2-3 record with a 2.74 ERA, a .217 batting...
Via Phillies Nation
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Phillies reliever Ken Giles fine after cutting finger during warmups

Philadelphia Phillies manager Ryne Sanberg says that reliever Ken Giles is alright after cutting his thumb while warming up during the Phillies' game against the Washington Nationals on Friday night. According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, Sandberg said the right-handed reliever "snaps his fingers so hard on a breaking pitch that his pointer finger's nail scratches his thumb," which...
Via Fox Sports
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Phillies' Sandberg calls Nats 'bush league' for playing soft pregame music

Teams always find new ways to try to get an advantage on their opponents, and the Washington Nationals' latest ploy has gotten under the skin of Philadelphia Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg. While hosting the Phillies for a recent series, the Nationals played a variety of soft pop songs, often with gloomy undertones, while the Phillies were taking batting practice. Sandberg was hardly...
Via Fox Sports
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Philadelphia Phillies’ Batboy Accidentally Takes Ben Revere’s Bat

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Ben Revere fouled a ball down the right field line. When he walked back to home plate, his bat was gone.
Via Gamedayr
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Ryan Howard Hitting Well as Phillies Drop Series to Nationals

Philadelphia Phillies’ Ryan Howard hits a home run in the fifth inning against the Washington Nationals in a baseball game at Nationals Park, Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) The 2014 season for Ryan Howard was essentially his welcome back party into the good graces of Philadelphia Phillies fans. After back to back awful seasons, Howard began hitting...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies team leaders as of May 24

Here's your weekly dose of the hitting and pitching leaders for the Phils and update on Chase Utley, who is finally not the worst player in baseball in the big stat categories.
Via PhilsBaseball
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cole Hamels Deals, Maikel Franco and Ryan Howard Homer, in Phillies Win

Philadelphia Phillies’ baseman Maikel Franco (7) celebrates with Ryan Howard at home plate after Franco hit a home run in the third inning of the Phillies’ baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Washington. Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) It was a tale of two pitchers on Saturday afternoon when the Philadelphia Phillies...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cause of the Phillies’ Recent Success

PHILADELPHIA, PA – SEPTEMBER 9: Maikel Franco #7 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits an RBI double in the bottom of the seventh inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates on September 9, 2014 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies defeated the Pirates 4-3. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) The Philadelphia Phillies have won seven out of their last ten games...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

It remains to be seen what Howard’s future holds

Ryan Howard – Photo Credit – HJ West Ryan Howard was once the next big thing. A fifth round pick in the 2001 amateur draft, Howard burst on the scene in 2004 in limited at-bats. The Philadelphia Phillies were an up and coming team at the time, with their eyes on the future. They felt so strongly and had so much confidence in The Big Piece that they let future Hall of Famer,...
Via Hot Stove MLB
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Storyline: Trading-Value Strategy by Position for the Phillies

When it comes to deal-making groundwork for July 31, it won’t begin on June 30 for the Philadelphia Phillies regarding Cole Hamels and the others. No, most plans are either carryovers from the previous December or March depending on the reasons: goals, budgets, attendance, competition, prospects, ages of talent, shortcomings, market size, current and healthy personnel, etc. Franco...
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Is Ryan Howard actually valuable again?

I know you’ve probably heard this before, but the Philadelphia Phillies are not a good baseball team. Sure, they are only seven games out of the first place Washington Nationals, but when one of your best hitters is Freddy Galvis, you know you’re in trouble. However, there is a player on the Phillies who has seemed to emerge from three-year long slump, someone who is somehow...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Revere trade rumors; Would you deal him or someone else?

On Wednesday night,’s Todd Zolecki reported the Phillies have had discussions with the Angles about a possible trade of outfielder Ben Revere. The 27-year-old Revere, who is under contract through the 2017 season and is making $4.1 million this season, is batting .258 with 12 RBI and nine stolen bases through 40 games this year. The Angels have a struggling offense and...
Via Phillies Nation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Woman calls Phillies fan who stole her home run ball a 'dog'

A Philadelphia Phillies fan who ripped a Maikel Franco home run ball out of the hands of Joyce Murphy Kiner, a 63-year-old woman, during Sunday’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks has been identified on Facebook. The man’s name is Jim Bergen and his identity was discovered after he bragged about snagging the ball on social...Read More The post Phillies fan who ripped away...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies fan takes home run ball away from woman (Video)

A Philadelphia Phillies fan continued to give his people a bad name on Sunday when he cold-heartedly stole a home run ball away from a woman who was about to pick it up. As you will see in the video below, the ball landed in the flowers just beyond the outfield wall and the woman...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Francoeur is still a blast to watch

Jeff Francoeur is a bad baseball player on a bad baseball team. Now 31, the days of “The Natural” are long over. Francoeur has turned into a journeyman since the Braves dumped him onto the Mets in 2009 for Ryan Church, playing for the Mets, Rangers, Royals, Giants, Padres, and Phillies in the majors over the past six seasons. He hasn’t played in as many as 100 games with...
Via The Outside Corner
14 days ago  |  Discuss

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