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Phavorite Memory: Phillies Game 5 Horror Film Scenario

The ‘Phavorite Memory’ series will provide the favorite Philadelphia sports memories from the Section 215 staff. George Kondoleon tells us where he was when the Phillies won the 2008 World Series. The Philadelphia Phillies were the pride and joy of the city in 2008. Just making the World Series was an accomplishment, but when they […] Phavorite Memory: Phillies Game 5 Horror...
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1 hour ago

Phillies 'considered favorites' to sign two top international prospects

The Philadelphia Phillies are reportedly the favorites to sign two top international prospects, according to MLB Pipeline.
Via Philliedelphia
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bailey proving himself in Phils' bullpen

It took a bit, but the real Andrew Bailey finally showed up for the Phillies.
Via Phillies.com
4 hours ago

PN Interview: Phillies RHP Prospect Mitch Gueller

Mitch Gueller, image- Jay Floyd A supplemental opening round pick in the 2012 draft (54th overall), righty pitcher Mitch Gueller has taken a considerable amount of time to reach a full-season level of pro ball. This year he made that jump and opened the season with Class A Lakewood. The six-foot-three 220-pounder has struggled somewhat in the early going, posting a 0-1 record with...
Via Phillies Nation
5 hours ago

Game Thread: Phillies at Cardinals 3/5/16

Let's just get this over with so the Phillies can get out of this horrid state. SERIES PREVIEW Busch Stadium 1:45PM EDT on CSN and MLB Network (out of market only because MLB are fuck boys) Jerad Eickhoff (1-3) 4.15 ERA (2.84 FIP) PHILLIES: Eickhoff is hoping to be a little sharper against the Cardinals. After allowing a career-high seven runs April 24 in Milwaukee, he...
Via The Good Phight
5 hours ago

Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco continues to struggle at plate

Since going 6-for-9 at the plate back on April 22 and 23, Phillies 23-year-old third baseman Maikel Franco has just five hits in his last 36 at-bats, lowering his average to .243 this season.
Via Philliedelphia
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Roundup: Hometown Howard, Nola’s Curve, and Late Trade Returns

If you haven’t been watching the Phils (or even if you have), here’s some of what’s been going on: Howard Homers First, there’s this incredible stat: Ryan Howard: First player in Phillies history (yes, all of it) to win a pair of 1-0 games via solo HR in same season. @jaysonst — Doug Kern (@dakern74) May 4, 2016 And then there’s the bomb he hit last night: ...
Via Crossing Broad
8 hours ago

2016 Phillies Draft Preview: Kyle Lewis, OF

Kyle Lewis looks like everything you want in a Outfielder. Tall, athletic looking, good speed. But he plays at a small school (Mercer University) and that could hurt his draft stock some. Are the tools good enough to overcome the level of competition questions? Kyle Lewis is a 6'4" 195lb Right Handed hitter and thrower who plays for Mercer University (located in Macon, Georgia, it...
Via The Good Phight
8 hours ago

Phillies Minor League Roundup: May 4, 2016

Zach Eflin missed his Wednesday start thanks to the rain. Meanwhile, gaffes in Lehigh, a tight one for the Fightins, no runs for the Blue Claws in Carolina and some rain in Clearwater. Wait, rain in Clearwater? Thursday's Probables Lehigh Valley: Mark Appel vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Reading: Nick Pivetta @ New Hampshire Clearwater: Matt Imhof @ Tampa Lakewood: Shane Watson @...
Via The Good Phight
9 hours ago

Hellickson’s Extreme Times Through The Order Penalty

Jeremy Hellickson wasn’t particularly sharp during his outing against the Cardinals on Tuesday, but he very nearly made it twice through the order without yielding a run. In the fourth inning, however, he faced his 18th batter of the night and opposing pitcher Adam Wainwright stepped to the plate only to did this: Hellickson managed to retire the Cardinals in order the following...
Via Crashburn Alley
10 hours ago

Donald Trump Was Scouted by the Phillies?

After Ted Cruz dropped out of the presidential race Tuesday night, Donald Trump was, believe it or not…complimentary. “I have to tell you that I’ve competed all my life, all my life I’ve been in competitions,” The Donald told the crowd following the Indiana primary. “Whether it’s sports or business or, for ten months, politics…I have met some of the most incredible...
Via Hall of Very Good
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Stout Phillies' bullpen finally buckles

The usually-strong Phillies' bullpen took a hit Wednesday, as they allowed two runs in the ninth inning as the Cardinals rallied for a victory.
Via Phillies.com
17 hours ago

Howard hits HR, but Phillies can't hold lead

The Cardinals rallied for two runs in the ninth inning for a walk-off win, as Phillies' closer Jeanmar Gomez suffered his first blown save.
Via Phillies.com
18 hours ago

WATCH: Freddy Galvis, Tyler Goedell make huge 8th inning plays vs. Cardinals

http://mediadownloads.mlb.com/mlbam/mp4/2016/05/05/658628983/1462416516410/asset_2500K.mp4 We're not done here #phillies #MLB https://t.co/UIkyBc7mV2 — Super Two Sports (@SuperTwo_Sports) May 5, 2016
Via Macho Row
19 hours ago

Aaron Nola Has Baseball’s Best Curveball

How do you identify the very best pitches? It’s actually not easy, since every pitch in someone’s repertoire has an effect on every other pitch. So let’s say this: I don’t know if Aaron Nola‘s “true-talent” curveball is the best in the game. What I know is, to this point, it’s been the most effective curveball in the game. By lots! Here’s the top of the run-value...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies prospect Ben Lively named to April All-Prospect Team

Just nine days after earning Eastern League Pitcher of the Week honors, Phillies prospect Ben Lively has been named to Baseball America's All-Prospect Team for April. Lively is 3-0 with a 1.55 ERA through five starts this season with Double-A Reading. The Phillies acquired Lively from the Reds for veteran outfielder Marlon Byrd.
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Which Phillies Could Be All Stars in 2016?

The Phillies are surprising a lot of people in 2016. They are, at least so far, exceeding almost everyone’s expectations in terms of wins and losses. Their pitching staff is blowing everyone away just enough to keep them winning games. But which individual players could make it to the midsummer Classic in San Diego this year? I’ll start with the starting pitchers. Right now,...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago

Phillies to wear retro pillbox caps for two games in June (pics)

The Philadelphia Phillies will pay tribute to the funky style the team rocked in the 1970s by donning retro pillbox caps during two games later this season against the Milwaukee Brewers at Citizens Bank Park. For the games scheduled for June 3 and June 5, the Phillies will take the field in not only the pillbox caps but also the replicas of the uniforms the team wore in 1976. ...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Phillies Have Had an Almost Perfect Start

If the season ended today, it would be chaos. There would be significant protestation from players, owners, and fans alike, all parties confused by the suddenly truncated schedule. But if matters were allowed to proceed from there, the National League would have the Mets grab one wild-card slot. The other entry would be determined through a different one-game playoff — that one...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Streaking Phillies head to Busch to face struggling Cardinals

The Philadelphia Phillies are in position to match their longest win streak since 2012, and facing a pitcher with one of baseball's worst ERAs could help their cause.The struggling Adam Wainwright, however, has fared well against the Phillies in the past and will start Monday night for the St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a four-game set at Busch Stadium.Philadelphia (15-10)...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies team leaders - May 1

Here are your Phillies team leaders after the month of April comes to a close...
Via PhilsBaseball
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies are asking alot out of their young rotation

Aaron Nola – Photo Credit – Arturo Pardavila III   The season did not start off pretty for the rebuilding Philadelphia Phillies. Three consecutive losses to the Cincinnati Reds to open the new year and a loss to the rival (and defending NL champs) New York Mets had them sitting at 0-4 and people wondering if this team was destined for 100 losses, which they avoided by one game...
Via Hot Stove MLB
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Don’t Look Now, The Phillies Are Playing Some Great Baseball.

The almighty Bryce Harper was at the plate in the bottom of the 9th at a brisk night in DC. Jeanmar Gomez got him to fly out. Ryan Zimmerman came up next, a traditional Phillies killer, here we go. Wait, did he just strike out looking? With that, Gomez picked up his 6th save of the season, the Phillies head to 11-10 (above .500 for the first time in 381 days) and have won two in...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Park netting stops busted bat from flying into seats

The extended netting installed at Nationals Park once again saved the day when it prevented Cesar Hernandez’s broken bat from flying into the stands. During the top of the 7th inning of Wednesday's game between the Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies, a pitch from Gio Hernandez got in a bit on the Phillies second baseman’s hands, breaking the bat and sending a huge...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s Going On With Odubel Herrera

This year, Odubel Herrera is an everyday player, and only two players in baseball have drawn more walks. On its own, maybe that doesn’t convey its real significance, so consider that, last year, Odubel Herrera was an everyday player, and 193 players in baseball drew more walks. Herrera today has more than twice as many walks drawn as Joey Votto. Votto last year out-walked Herrera...
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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