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Phillies Prospects: Who will get the call in September?

There is a strong likelihood that we will see a few prospects get the call in September, but who will they be? As has been tradition for the previous few seasons, there is one major thing to look forward to when it comes to the Phillies: September prospect promotions. The 2013 season was technically the first year of the rebuild and, in September of that year, we got to see some...
Via The Good Phight
1 hour ago

Statcast of the Day: Smoke behind Alfaro's first HR

Jorge Alfaro showed his strength in Wednesday night's 8-4 loss to the Padres at Petco Park. He crushed a line-drive, two-run home run to center field in the fifth inning for the first homer of his career. The ball left his bat at 114.2 mph, according to Statcast™. It is the Phillies' hardest hit home run since Statcast™'s debut in 2015. Tommy Joseph held the previous mark at 112 mph.
Via Phillies.com
11 hours ago

Padres 8, Phillies 4: But Hoskins and Alfaro Though

Alfaro hit his first career homer, and Hoskins hit his third. The Phils lost another late nighter in San Diego, but more importantly, the most recent call-ups each showed off their power. Jorge Alfaro hit his first career home run, and Rhys Hoskins followed up his two-HR day yesterday with his third today. Each was a two-shot. Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Your...
Via The Good Phight
12 hours ago

How is Mark Leiter Jr. suddenly a strikeout pitcher?

So yeah, it’s been twice now in the past two weeks that some team has totally abused a Phillies starting pitcher early in a game and BAM!, the Phils call in their secret weapon: long relief man out of the pen, Mark Leiter, Jr. The first time was at Coors Field. The Rockies came out swinging on Nick Pivetta and pinned eight runs on him in 2.2 innings. Phillies manager Pete Mackanin...
Via Phillies Nation
15 hours ago

Sore left hamstring sidelines red-hot Herrera

Odubel Herrera has been one of the best players in baseball since the All-Star break, but he could miss time because of an injured left hamstring.
Via Phillies.com
15 hours ago

Phillies injury news: Daniel Nava hits the DL, Odubel Herrera nurses his hammy

Odubel Herrera is hurt, nooooooo... The injury rain clouds have crapped all over the Phillies again. And this time, it’s personal. Odubel Herrera, the best hitter on the Phillies, is hurt. That thing he tweaked is his left hamstring. We don’t know much about it right now, like how badly it’s hurt, or how long he’ll be out. We don’t even know if this is DL worthy. Presumably...
Via The Good Phight
15 hours ago

Rhys Hoskins Was Brilliant After His First Major League Home Run

You can judge a man on the way they react to unexpected awkwardness. I, for example, facing the prospect of a strange encounter, freeze up like a fainting goat and look down at my all-consuming connected light device, my iPhone. But not Rhys Hoskins. Oh no– perhaps with a bit of forethought, the Phillies rookie played it off so well after hitting his first Major League home run...
Via Crossing Broad
1 day ago

Hoskins launches first two big league homers

Rookie Rhys Hoskins, who hit 29 homers in Triple-A this season, hit his first two big league home runs on Monday against the padres.
Via Phillies.com
1 day ago

Series Preview: Philadelphia Phillies (43-72) vs. San Diego Padres (51-66), August 14—August 16

Pop your caffeine pills and stop worrying about the weather– we’re going to San Diego. Expected to be one of baseball’s worst teams, if not the worst team, the San Diego Padres have been exceeding those expectations only in the sense that a few teams have worse records. The record doesn’t tell the full story, though, and there is still an argument to be made that San Diego...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago

Two Phillies denied Players Weekend uniform requests

Players Weekend is just around the corner and, by now, you’ve sorted out the good from the bad and picked your favorites.Unfortunately for two members of the Philadelphia Phillies couldn’t get their nicknames on the back of their jerseys and had to opt for less imaginative ones.According to Philly.com, pitchers Zach Eflin and Hoby Milner requested to be known simply as “Led...
Via Hall of Very Good
2 days ago  |  Discuss

How Phillies' Aaron Nola is delivering historic run

PHILADELPHIA – Phillies pitching coach Bob McClure has enjoyed one of the best seats in the ballpark the last seven weeks.                

Rockies sign former NL MVP Ryan Howard to minor league contract

The Colorado Rockies have surprisingly signed former Philadelphia Phillies star first baseman Ryan Howard, who’s been out of commission since May. After spending 13 seasons with the Phillies, Ryan’s option was declined by the team following the 2016 season. He’d been slumping badly for a couple years, and one point, a Phillies columnist begged him to hang up the cleats for...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Chris Archer Put it all Together Against Cleveland?

It’s another lean-ish slate as we roll through a dog-days weekend. But, the three aces we’ve isolated are pretty sturdy. Check ’em out! Aces in Isolation RHP Chris Archer (TBR) versus Cleveland RHP Mike ClevingerArcher was brilliant last time out in a no-decision—Rays win—against the Brewers. He tossed six innings of three-hit ball with one earned run, seven strikeouts...
Via The Sports Post
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting Rhys Hoskins

It’s been a rough season for the Phillies, whose record is the worst in baseball and sits comfortably below .400. They’ve trotted out quite a few bad players on a regular basis, including Tommy Joseph, who’s given them four months of disappointment at first base. While Joseph was turning in a 90 wRC+ with poor defense, Rhys Hoskins was annihilating Triple-A. Finally, the Phillies...
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jacob deGrom only has triceps bruise after being hit by line drive

Jacob deGrom left his start for the New York Mets against the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday after being hit by a comebacker. Luckily he seems to have escaped without serious injury.DeGrom was throwing a shutout through 6.2 innings against the Phillies when he was struck by a line drive in the side. The ball left Nick Williams’ bat at 99 mph, which means it could have easily...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

How Daulton, Carman had a special relationship until the end

In a long Major League Baseball career, one might have hundreds of players who they call teammates, but only a select few that they can call true friends once they play their final game. Despite the bonding that occurs from traveling the country together for six months at a time with the goal of winning a World Series championship, as soon as they clean out their lockers, players...
Via The Sports Post
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies great Darren Daulton passes away

If you didn’t grow up in the city of Philadelphia it is hard to explain what exactly the 1993 Philadelphia Phillies team means to the city.  The group of misfits and castoffs actually came within two victories of leading a championship parade down Broad Street but ultimately they were defeated by Toronto with the historic walk off home run hit by Joe Carter.  That team entered...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Darren Daulton dies after battle with brain cancer

It’s a rough night in Philadelphia where the Phillies announced the sad news that Darren Daulton has died.Daulton had battled brain cancer for four years after being diagnosed with glioblastoma in 2013. Daulton was 55. He was a three-time All-Star catcher with the Phillies and played with them for 14 seasons. His best seasons were in 1992 and 1993, where he smacked 27 and 24 home...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies: J.P. Crawford is beginning to resurge in Triple-A

There have always been high expectations placed on J.P. Crawford‘s shoulders ever since he was selected in the first round of the MLB draft in 2013, the first shortstop taken off of the board. That pressure is of course magnified when the preceding shortstop is Jimmy Rollins, a key piece of the Phillies World Series core. Still, Crawford handled the expectations and pressure excellently...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies scrap Pete Rose ceremony in light of allegations

A planned ceremony to induct Pete Rose into the Phillies Wall of Fame is off amid allegations that the former player committed statutory rape in the 1970s.Documents made public as part of a libel lawsuit contained testimony from an alleged victim of Rose’s who said they had engaged in sexual activity when she was 14 or 15. Ohio’s age of consent is 16.That was enough for the Phillies...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Trends in Free Agent Spending on Pitchers

Jonathan Papelbon’s contract worked out poorly for the Phillies. (Photo: Matthew Straubmuller) In my previous articles in this series, I have looked at trends in free-agent spending over time, and specifically I have reviewed more recent data to see if market inefficiencies that I discovered in earlier work have disappeared over time. In this piece, I will review the findings...
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies MLB trade deadline update

The Philadelphia Phillies have been very busy before the MLB trade deadline making three very significant moves this past week. Matt Klentak and the rest of the front office have been very diligent on the moves that have seen three veterans shipped to contending teams.  A team that has gone backwards in their rebuilding process should be extensively trying to trade any valuable...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Phillies’ Returns for Hellickson and Kendrick

Philadelphia made a pair of trades Friday, sending Howie Kendrick to Washington for LHP McKenzie Mills. They also traded RHP Jeremy Hellickson to Baltimore for LHP Garrett Cleavinger and OF Hyun Soo Kim. Philadelphia also received bonus pool money from both clubs. Baltimore gets RHP Jeremy Hellickson Washington gets 2B Howie Kendrick Philadelphia gets LHP McKenzie Mills LHP Garrett...
Via Fangraphs
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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