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Phillies rookie Odubel Herrera sparking second-half turnaround

The Philadelphia Phillies took a gamble on Odubel Herrera in the offseason and the rookie center fielder is making it pay off lavishly.Herrera has been instrumental in the Phillies' stunning second-half turnaround, running his hitting streak to 12 games as Philadelphia completed a three-game road sweep of the San Diego Padres over the weekend.A Rule 5 draft pick in December, the...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

The Phillies Are on Fire for Some Reason

When the Padres decided to sell nothing at all at the trade deadline, one of the public explanations was that the team didn’t want to give up on the playoffs. And one of the explanations for that line of thinking was that the schedule looked pretty soft, so the Padres would have a chance to rack up some much-needed wins against lesser competition. At the time, it seemed more like...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Herrera, Hernandez help Phillies past Padres

View image | In Friday's win in San Diego, the Phillies needed four solo home runs to rally from a 3-0 deficit to claim a 4-3 win. On Saturday, they used timely hitting to take the early lead and pad it late to continue their hot streak. Odubel Herrera...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Alex Wood lost grip mid-pitch, called for balk

Alex Wood’s first start with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night was going pretty well. Until the seventh inning, that is, when he forgot how to throw a baseball. The recently-acquired left-hander found himself in a bit of a jam with two runners on and a full count to Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera. Here was his payoff pitch:             This...
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Herrera’s aggressiveness paying off for Phillies

Odubel Herrera is the kind of center fielder who is probably going to make a bunch of errors. But that's what makes him so exciting. It's that style of play that led Mackanin, after the Phillies' 6-2 loss to the Braves, to describe Herrera, who never p...
Via Philly Sports Live
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Odubel Herrera may have staying power for Phillies

Ok, so I will admit it. I’ve been watching way too much Philadelphia Phillies baseball the past two weeks. Philadelphia is not a good baseball team, and even with a 12-2 surge to start the second half of the season, they are still 23 games below the .500 mark. Despite being just a smidge better than unwatchable for the entire first half, (admit it, Jeff Francoeur pitching two innings...
Via Baseball Essential
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Cole Hamels throws no-hitter in possibly last start with Phillies

Rumors have been swirling around Cole Hamels name over the past several months. And with the trade deadline less than a week away, we could be witnessing the end of his tenure with the Philadelphia Phillies. Going up against a Chicago Cubs squad that have been rumored to be interested in the staff ace, Hamels did something pretty amazing on Saturday. “NO. HITS. FOR. YOU....
Via Sportsnaut
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Odubel Herrera Providing a Spark for Philadelphia Phillies

Philadelphia Phillies’ Odubel Herrera hits an RBI single during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Washington. The Phillies won 5-3. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Odubel Herrera was a Rule 5 draft choice for the Phillies in 2014 that largely went unnoticed. For Phillies fans, the departure of Jimmy Rollins...
Via The Sports Journal
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Odubel Herrera for Rookie of the Year

It’s never too early to start hitching a wagon to one of the brightest spots of the 2015 Phillies… .@odubelherrera1 is leading the way in several rookie offensive categories. — Phillies (@Phillies) April 21, 2015
Via Macho Row
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Prospect Nation 2015: #18 IF/OF Odubel Herrera

Odubel Herrera, image- Selected by the Phillies last month in the big league portion of the annual MLB Rule 5 draft, muti-positional prospect Odubel Herrera is primed to make the team’s opening day big league roster. The 23-year-old Venezuelan spent this off-season proving the Phils were right when they plucked him from the Rangers’ system.  With a league-leading ...
Via Phillies Nation
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

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