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Pitchers give combined no-hitter ball to ill team president

After starter Cole Hamels and relievers Jake Diekman, Ken Giles and Jonathan Papelbon threw the first combined no-hitter in Philadelphia Phillies history on Monday, there was no argument on who the prized final game ball should go to — and, to a player, there was only one choice.The game ball, they decided, will be delivered to team president David Montgomery, who took a medical...
Via The Other Paper
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Alert: Franco’s Promotion Plan with the Phillies

With the September call-ups, Maikel Franco‘s advancement was one of the top questions that the Philadelphia Phillies heard. And Ruben Amaro Jr. waited until the last minute to announce his expanded active roster. There will be a published Red Alert and/or Storyline each week.  Please, scroll down for this edition of Pinstripe Focus: The Strategy. RED ALERT Welcome, Newcomers...
Via isportsweb.com
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Injury Update: Mike Adams activated

The Philadelphia Phillies have struggled to a 63-74 record this season, but have won nine of their last 13 games. A bright spot was a combined no-hitter from Cole Hamels, Jake Diekman, Ken Giles and Jonathan Papelbon today against the Atlanta Braves. Although far from playoff contention, the Phillies hope to have a strong September to build upon for next season. One pitcher looking...
Via MLB Injury News
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Name September Call-Ups

News broke Monday that the Phillies planned to call up top prospect Maikel Franco, as the season ended at AAA Lehigh Valley. At the time, all we could do was speculate as to who the Phillies would also bring up. The Phillies released their full list today. Matt Gelb of...
Via Philliedelphia
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies throw combined no-hitter against Braves

Your browser does not support iframes. The Philadelphia Phillies have not had much success this season, but Monday’s 7-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves gave the team a rare reason to celebrate. Cole Hamels and three relievers combined for a complete-game no-hitter against the Braves at Turner Field. Hamels, who walked five and hit a batter, threw six no-hit innings before the...
Via Sports-Glory
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Phillies use four pitchers to no-hit the Braves

In the days of pitch counts, combined no-hitters are becoming more and more common.  At Turner field today, the Philadelphia Phillies needed four pitchers (and 147 pitches) to completely shut down the Atlanta Braves (second worst run-scoring team in the NL) for no hits in a 7-0 victory. Hamels was wildly effective today in AtlantaCredit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports via CBSSports...
Via Reading Between The Seams
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Inquirer: Phillies to Promote Franco

Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that two sources have told him Maikel Franco will be promoted to the major leagues, and he could start on Tuesday. This season, Franco has played both third base and first base.  He would be the youngest position player to make the leap to the majors since Jimmy Rollins in 2000. Franco, 22, started extremely slow but has picked up the...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago  |  1 Comment

Phillies Uniforms, and the Color Blue

Happy Labor Day, Nation! Here’s a little change-of-pace post on the Phillies uniforms. I was browsing the Phillies hat selection on Lids.com and came across this. That hat was worn by the Phillies in the 2000′s as an “Interleague Hat”, as they wore it, as an alternate, for when they played teams from the American League. It got me thinking: what would the Phillies look like...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

End of An Era: Phillies Trade John Mayberry Jr.

The Phillies made one additional trade before the August 31 waiver trade deadline. According to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com, the Phillies shipped out extra man John Mayberry Jr.: Phillies trade OF John Mayberry Jr. to Blue Jays for minor league 3B Gustavo Pierre. — Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) September 1, 2014...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies ownership change may indeed be coming

David Montgomery's leave of absence might provide the impetus to finally sell the franchise...
Via PhilsBaseball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Do Not Expect Anyone To Fall For Ryan Howard's RBI Total

#453493344 / gettyimages.com Will some padded stats for Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard help trade him this offseason? Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer wrote the other day that the Phillies are playing Howard in the hopes that they can move him in a trade: The front office's hope, according...
Via Philliedelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Ace- Jerome Williams

When Ruben Amaro shoveled Jerome Williams out of the garbage heap of released players without employment, it was out of necessity, not genius.  Well, Amaro is rocking a smug smirk now that Williams has pitched brilliantly through his first 4 starts with the Phillies.  Let's jut hope Amaro doesn't extend him for 3 YR/$30M, because 4 starts is an extremely small sample size...
Via We Should Be GM's
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Fightins Quotables: Nola, Lundquist, Altherr, Moore

Top Phillies draft pick Aaron Nola tossed a gem of an outing in Trenton on Friday night, in what will be the final appearance of his first pro season. Over five innings, the 21-year-old allowed just four hits and surrendered no runs while striking out two and walking none. He notched the win, as the Reading Fightins downed the Thunder by a score of 3-0. In 12 professional outings...
Via Phillies Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Amaro Did Well?

It pains me to admit this, but Ruin Tomorrow Jr. Ruben Amaro Jr. did well in the Roberto Hernandez deal to the Dodgers.  He landed two of their Top 20 prospects, completing the trade yesterday with the acquisition of Victor Arano and earlier snagging second baseman Jesmuel Valentin (a 1st round draft pick in 2012).Arano is a 19 year old starting pitcher, currently in Single-A...
Via We Should Be GM's
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Seven MLB managers on the hot seat looking to salvage their jobs

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the current unemployment rate is at 6.2 percent. The unlucky seven on this list all field ball clubs in the red (as far as wins and losses are concerned), and should be well-prepared to received the dreaded pink slip. 3. Ryne Sandberg, Phillies If you thought getting two years to prove your managerial acumen was not enough time, Sandberg...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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