News: Joseph homers, Velasquez shines vs Toronto

We’re now less than one week from Phillies regular season baseball. Get pumped. PHILLIES WIN: The Phils’ bats are showing life at the end of spring training, continuing that theme with a 7-1 win over Toronto on Monday. Tommy Joseph socked a two-run home run and struck four hits (.303 with a .909 OPS on the spring), while Freddy Galvis added two hits. Vince Velasquez looked much...
Via Phillies Nation
2 days ago

Joseph's homer backs strong start by Velasquez

First baseman Tommy Joseph hit a two-run homer and right-hander Vince Velasquez struck out seven over five strong innings in the Phillies' 7-1 victory over the Blue Jays on Monday night at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium.
2 days ago

Pickoff play rudely interrupts Tommy Joseph’s game of catch

Sometimes those Yankees can be so rude. It was a beautiful day in Tampa, Florida on Friday. The sun shone brightly upon the lads in red and black shirts, as the Philadelphia Phillies engaged the New York Yankees in a spirited, if fake, game of baseball. It was one of many fake games the two teams have played against each other this spring, so perhaps it is understandable that, with...
Via The Good Phight
5 days ago

Rays pitchers flirt with perfect game in big spring win over Phillies

RAYS 8, PHILLIES 0 Corey Dickerson hit his third homer and Steven Souza Jr. had two hits and scored twice for Tampa Bay. Rays starter Justin Marks and three relievers combined to retire the first 22 Phillies hitters before Tommy Joseph broke up the perfect game try with a double.
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Joseph (hand) day to day after HBP

Phillies first baseman Tommy Joseph called himself lucky Tuesday, which is something he has been unable to say very often in the past.
15 days ago

Joseph's power could be crucial for Howard-less Phillies

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) When Tommy Joseph was traded to Philadelphia back in 2012, the Phillies were just beginning their descent into a lengthy rebuilding period. The years since then have been challenging for both Joseph and the franchise - but now, there are some signs of progress for both. Joseph finally made his major league debut last May, a couple months before turning 25...
Via Associated Press
February 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Ryan Howard not pleased with reduced playing time

Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is entering the final month of his contract with the team, so he doesn’t understand why they are cutting his playing time. According to a report by Bob Ford of on Wednesday, Howard recently learned that manager Pete Mackanin intends to play him less in the last month of the 2016 season so that platoon partner Tommy Joseph...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies: Will Tommy Joseph have an impact?

The Philadelphia Phillies call up first-base prospect Tommy Joseph from Triple-A. In 2012, the Phillies acquired Joseph from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for Hunter Pence. This season Joseph is putting up All-Star numbers in the minors. In 27 games, he’s leading the International League with his .347 average and .981 OPS. He has also hit six home runs and driven in 17 runs...
May 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Minors Notes: Joseph set for surgery, MAG debuts for Pigs, Neris to bigs

Tommy Joseph, Image- Jay Floyd -Catching prospect Tommy Joseph is slated to have season ending surgery to repair an ailment in his left wrist. The injury initially took place back in May, when the 23-year-old was part of a collision at home plate while playing with Double-A Reading. As a member of the Fightins this season, the righty batting Joseph tallied a .282 batting average...
Via Phillies Nation
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospect Nation 2014 #17: Catcher Tommy Joseph

Tommy Joseph, Image- Jay Floyd Acquired from San Francisco in a swap for Hunter Pence in July 2012, catcher Tommy Joseph quickly became one of the Phillies’ top positional prospects.  In the time since that trade, however, Joseph has struggled to produce as he has dealt with injury concerns that have prevented him from getting and staying hot. Possessing a high ceiling bat and...
Via Phillies Nation
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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