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Phillies scrap back before falling in walk-off

Conor Gillaspie's one-out double broke a ninth-inning tie Sunday to lift the San Francisco Giants to an 8-7 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. The decision gave Giants manager Bruce Bochy his 800th career win, making him the franchise's fourth skipper to reach that level, and gave San Francisco its National League-high 49th victory.
Via Phillies.com
1 hour ago

Phillies not moving Herrera out of center field

Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said nobody should read into Odubel Herrera taking fly balls in right field Saturday afternoon at AT&T Park. He said it's not a wakeup call. He said Herrera is not going anywhere.
Via Phillies.com
4 hours ago

Phillies aim for first series win of June

Embed from Getty Images San Francisco, CA - The Phillies (32-44) are 6-18 this month, and look to win their first series in June against the NL West leading Giants (48-28) this afternoon. In the first two games of the series, the Phillies offense was slow to get started. However,...
Via Philliedelphia
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies Minor League Spotlight – Rhys Hoskins

In the Philadelphia Phillies Minor League system, there are tons of prospects having terrific years but none has been able to match the production of Rhys Hoskins. Hoskins is currently ranked as the number 19 prospect on the Philadelphia Phillies according to MLB.com. He has been playing first base for the Phillies Double-A affiliate, the […] Philadelphia Phillies Minor League...
Via Section215
8 hours ago

Phillies team leaders - June 26

You know things aren't going well when two wins in a week is an improvement.
Via PhilsBaseball
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

10 9 8 Game Seventy Sixers: Phillies 3, Giants 2

The Phils pulled out a win in the 76th game of the season. Yay. The Phils pulled out a win in the 76th game of the season. Yay. The Phils pulled out a win in the 76th game of the season. Yay. The Phils tagged the invincible Madison Bumgarner for three runs in an abortive seventh inning; meanwhile Jeremy Hellickson pitched six strong, allowing only a single earned run on five hits...
Via The Good Phight
18 hours ago

Ramos creating optimism for late-inning work

Phillies rookie right-hander Edubray Ramos, a potential future closer, pitched a scoreless seventh inning Saturday night in a 3-2 victory over the Giants at AT&T Park.
Via Phillies.com
19 hours ago

Philadelphia Phillies Call Up Reliever Edubray Ramos

The Philadelphia Phillies have promoted top minor-league reliever Edubray Ramos, the team announced on Friday. Ramos, 23, was off to a stellar start in the minors between Double-A Reading and Triple-A Lehigh Valley. In 38 2/3 innings between both teams, the right-hander delivered a 1.16 ERA striking out 41 and walking just four. Ramos joined the Phillies bullpen on Friday night after...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2016 GCL Phillies Preview

The team with the $10,000,000 outfield. The last season to kick off is the Gulf Coast League. The team is always full of unknowns with some real talents filtered in, but this year is more heavy on real talents, especially on the hitting side. The Phillies have sent their top 3 2016 draft prospects to the Gulf Coast League including #1 overall pick Mickey Moniak. He will be joining...
Via The Good Phight
1 day ago

Phillies place Bailey on DL, promote Ramos

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The Philadelphia Phillies have placed right-hander Andrew Bailey on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain and promoted Edubray Ramos from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Bailey was injured covering first base on Wednesday, and the move was announced Friday night. The 23-year-old Ramos is a combined 2-1 with a 1.16 ERA and 10 saves in 12 chances in stints...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies growing pains aren't easy to watch

The Philadelphia Phillies have nobody excited about baseball in 2016. If you go five hours east, you’ll meet their Pennsylvanian cousins in Pittsburgh who are in playoff contention. If you go two hours north, you find the NL pennant contending New York Mets. However, if you stay in Philly, unfortunately...
Via Philliedelphia
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies snap losing streak as Freddy Galvis drives in five

The Phillies finally snapped their nine-game losing streak in a Thursday matinee in Minneapolis, Minnesota against the Twins. Phillies stRter Jerad Eickhoff tried to build on his recent success and translate it into team success. Sick off was aided by the offense of shortstop Freddy Galvis, who drove in five...
Via Philliedelphia
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins fall 7-3 to Phillies in series finale

MINNEAPOLIS -- Struggling Freddy Galvis homered and drove in a career-high five runs to help the Philadelphia Phillies end a nine-game losing streak, beating the Minnesota Twins 7-3 Thursday.Cesar Hernandez tied a career-high with four hits and slumping Ryan Howard homered as part of his first multiple-hit game since April 29.The Phillies won for just the second time in 15 games...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies prospect doesn't see quick-pitch coming, takes fastball to the chest

Lehigh Valley IronPigs catcher Andrew Knapp wasn't quite ready to receive a quick-pitch from Colton Murray, and the ball walloped his chest protector before he had even looked up to the mound. Knapp remained in the game and joked about the incident later on Twitter.
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Minor league catcher drilled by pitch he wasn't expecting

Pitchers and catchers are known to confuse each other with signs on occasion. That’s especially the case if there’s a runner on second base, and the pitcher and catcher are trying to mix the signs up so that the baserunner isn’t stealing signs (and relaying it back to the hitter). They may not be on the same page and the pitcher throws a fastball when the catcher is expecting...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Sign No. 1 Draft Pick Mickey Moniak

The Philadelphia Phillies have announced the signing of No. 1 overall 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft pick Mickey Moniak for $ 6.1 million. Moniak, 18, is an outfielder with great range and a strong bat. The California native has drawn comparisons to current Miami Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich. “Collectively, we believe Mickey was the best player available in the draft,”...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Now It’s the Phillies Offense That’s Laughably Bad

We have an understanding, right? Neither the Phillies nor Braves were supposed to be good, and neither the Phillies nor Braves are actually good. Winning now was never part of the plan, so in a sense it kind of doesn’t matter what happens on the field. Not on the team level, because the teams were always going to lose. So there’s no point in being too critical, or in laughing...
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Storyline: Putting the Phillies’ Pieces Together

With reinforcements nearing a call-up after Tommy Joseph‘s offensive fireworks, the Philadelphia Phillies may be promoting another outfield bat. But, firstly, Cody Asche and Jimmy Paredes have at least this month to impress general manager Matt Klentak. However, a hot hitter could force the head honcho to authorize another advancement from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to Philly. In...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Fan runs onto field at Phillies game, takes shirt off

Friday’s Phillies-Diamondbacks game at Citizens Bank Ballpark in Philadelphia had a fun little treat midway through the game. At one point between innings during the game, a fan ran onto the field, took off his shirt, danced around, and then was finally brought down by security. Watch: "The FAN is on the field! The FAN is on the field" pic.twitter.com/Z69gp1MCrS — Chris...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista lands on disabled list after jamming toe on outfield wall

All-Star slugger Jose Bautista was in the middle of another standout campaign for the Toronto Blue Jays, but then he ran into a wall. Literally. The Blue Jays placed Bautista on the 15-day disabled list with a big toe strain, they announced on Friday. Jose Bautista has been placed on 15-day DL due to a big toe strain. https://t.co/2iFAx4VsGH pic.twitter.com/ftosk20u7d —...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies fan catches foul ball with one hand, holds child and hot dogs in the other

The Philadelphia Phillies got drubbed at home by the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday night, leaving it to the fans in the stands to come up with all of the highlights for the local team. One proud dad delivered, as is so often the case around the baseball world it seems. Adding to the collection of fans who manage to catch a foul ball while holding a child, this Phillies fan father...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies’ Alec Asher Suspended 80 Games for PED Usage

It was announced Thursday June 16th that Philadelphia Phillies’ minor league pitcher Alec Asher tested positive for dehydrochlormethyltestosterone. The use of this banned performance-enhancing drug has resulted in an 80-day suspension for the right hander, the universal penalty for a first time offender in the MLB. Asher joined the Phillies last season, where he went for a dismal...
Via The Sports Journal
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Odubel Herrera forgets how many outs there are, gives fan a souvenir

The Philadelphia Phillies got walloped 13-2 by the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday at Citizens Bank Park, and a play in the top of the eighth inning summarized the Phillies’ night quite well. Toronto’s Michael Saunders hit a flyball which Philadelphia center fielder Odubel Herrera caught for the second out of the inning. I repeat, the second out of the inning. Herrera thought...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Fan at Phillies game catches foul ball while holding daughter (Video)

A fan at Thursday's Philadelphia Phillies game made a fantastic barehanded catch on a foul ball while holding his daughter in his lap and his food tray in his other hand. It happened in the top of the first as Toronto Blue Jays batter Kevin Pillar hit the ball foul into the right field stands. The fan caught it on the fly with his right hand without leaving his seat and without...
Via Holdout Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Top Phillies prospect Alec Asher suspended 80 games for PEDs

The Philadelphia Phillies Triple-A affiliate will be without one of their most-productive pitchers for a while. Starter Alec Asher of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs has been suspended 80 games for a positive PED test. #Phillies P Alec Asher suspended 80 games (testosterone-related PED). — Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) June 16, 2016 The Phillies released a statement supporting...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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