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Joseph ‘sidelined indefinitely’ with concussion

Catcher prospect Tommy Joseph remains "sidelined indefinitely," and will be doing vestibular rehabbing for a recent concussion, per the Phillies.
Via Philly Sports Live
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies team leaders as of May 24

Here's your weekly dose of the hitting and pitching leaders for the Phils and update on Chase Utley, who is finally not the worst player in baseball in the big stat categories.
Via PhilsBaseball
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cole Hamels Deals, Maikel Franco and Ryan Howard Homer, in Phillies Win

Philadelphia Phillies’ baseman Maikel Franco (7) celebrates with Ryan Howard at home plate after Franco hit a home run in the third inning of the Phillies’ baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Washington. Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) It was a tale of two pitchers on Saturday afternoon when the Philadelphia Phillies...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Harang looks to steal series from Nats in finale

Aaron Harang will make his 10th start of the season on Sunday afternoon for the Phillies. Harang, whose ERA (1.82) and WHIP (0.98) are significantly lower than his career best for a full season, will face Gio Gonzalez.
Via Philly Sports Live
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Howard, Franco power Phillies offense to rout of Nationals

View image | gettyimages.com Chase Utley, Ryan Howard and Maikel Franco all drove in runs in a four-run third inning for the Phillies. It was the heart of the order that kickstarted a big day for the Phillies offense at the plate. Franco's second major-league home run capped the four-run...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Cause of the Phillies’ Recent Success

PHILADELPHIA, PA – SEPTEMBER 9: Maikel Franco #7 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits an RBI double in the bottom of the seventh inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates on September 9, 2014 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies defeated the Pirates 4-3. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) The Philadelphia Phillies have won seven out of their last ten games...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sizing Up Sandberg: Nothing to see here

View image | gettyimages.com The Phillies fired off six wins in a row heading into this week. Winning baseball is always a fun thing to watch, and the Phillies should be proud. But, I'm not ready to dole out much more than a casual "congrats", and an only-slightly condescending, "good...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

It remains to be seen what Howard’s future holds

Ryan Howard – Photo Credit – HJ West Ryan Howard was once the next big thing. A fifth round pick in the 2001 amateur draft, Howard burst on the scene in 2004 in limited at-bats. The Philadelphia Phillies were an up and coming team at the time, with their eyes on the future. They felt so strongly and had so much confidence in The Big Piece that they let future Hall of Famer,...
Via Hot Stove MLB
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Storyline: Trading-Value Strategy by Position for the Phillies

When it comes to deal-making groundwork for July 31, it won’t begin on June 30 for the Philadelphia Phillies regarding Cole Hamels and the others. No, most plans are either carryovers from the previous December or March depending on the reasons: goals, budgets, attendance, competition, prospects, ages of talent, shortcomings, market size, current and healthy personnel, etc. Franco...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Ryan Howard actually valuable again?

I know you’ve probably heard this before, but the Philadelphia Phillies are not a good baseball team. Sure, they are only seven games out of the first place Washington Nationals, but when one of your best hitters is Freddy Galvis, you know you’re in trouble. However, there is a player on the Phillies who has seemed to emerge from three-year long slump, someone who is somehow...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Nation TV – Episode 9: Hitting Lesson and Minor League News

This week on Phillies Nation TV presented by BQ Basement Systems, the guys breakdown the Phillies crowded outfield now that Cody Asche is making the move out and Domonic Brown is returning.  Who will stay, who will go, who will platoon?  They have all the answers. Kevin Wilson from KW Baseball joins Corey at Everybody Hits batting cage on W. Girard Ave. for an exclusive hitting...
Via Phillies Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Top Reasons For the Phillies’ Recent Success

It was only nine days ago when the Phillies were a season-low 12 games under .500, and held the worst record in MLB. Since then, they have enjoyed a successful stretch of seven wins in their last eight games, which included a six game winning streak; the club’s longest since September 2012. With last night’s win, the Phillies improved their record to 18-24, and are currently...
Via Phillies Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Revere trade rumors; Would you deal him or someone else?

On Wednesday night, MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki reported the Phillies have had discussions with the Angles about a possible trade of outfielder Ben Revere. The 27-year-old Revere, who is under contract through the 2017 season and is making $4.1 million this season, is batting .258 with 12 RBI and nine stolen bases through 40 games this year. The Angels have a struggling offense and...
Via Phillies Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Francoeur, Harang providing life to Phillies clubhouse

View image | gettyimages.com Cole Hamels said at one point this offseason that he wanted to get out of Philly in any way possible. Jonathan Papelbon has said too much since joining the Phillies in 2012. Chase Utley doesn’t say much of anything, he does. Only this season, he hasn’t...
Via Philliedelphia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Harang stays hot despite Phillies loss

Philadelphia Phillies starter Aaron Harang received a no-decision for his outing against the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday, but that hardly put a dent in his terrific start to the 2015 season. Harang gave up three runs, all of which were unearned, but only surrendered three hits, striking out the Rockies seven times. Tuesday was yet another solid outing for the 37-year-old veteran...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Woman calls Phillies fan who stole her home run ball a 'dog'

A Philadelphia Phillies fan who ripped a Maikel Franco home run ball out of the hands of Joyce Murphy Kiner, a 63-year-old woman, during Sunday’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks has been identified on Facebook. The man’s name is Jim Bergen and his identity was discovered after he bragged about snagging the ball on social...Read More The post Phillies fan who ripped away...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies fan takes home run ball away from woman (Video)

A Philadelphia Phillies fan continued to give his people a bad name on Sunday when he cold-heartedly stole a home run ball away from a woman who was about to pick it up. As you will see in the video below, the ball landed in the flowers just beyond the outfield wall and the woman...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies pitcher hit in throat with throwback from catcher (Video)

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Sean O'Sullivan was accidentally hit in the throat with the throwback from catcher Cameron Rupp during the top of the sixth in Sunday's game against Arizona.It happened with two outs and D-backs runners on first and third after O'Sullivan had delivered his 2-2 pitch high for ball three. O'Sullivan was looking to first base, so he wasn't ready when...
Via Holdout Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Storyline: Nola’s Odds for the 2016 Phillies

Questions regarding recent personnel decisions move quickly from third base and left field to the mound, where Aaron Nola will soon don a Philadelphia Phillies’ uniform. Will he be here this year if he has continued success? Barring injuries, yes, he’ll take five turns in September and slot in second behind Cole Hamels due to trades. Nola Is Dominating Double-A Offenses. ...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

With Gregor "the Mountain" Clegane in Town the Phillies Challenge D-Backs to Trial By Combat

One of the coolest things about being a celebrity is that many of them get invited to hang out with baseball teams before games and take in a little batting practice. What dude has not wished he could hit a few baseballs in a major league park? Friday afternoon the Philadelphia Phillies had a rather large guest at the park--Gregor Clegane, aka, the Mountain (or Hafthór Júlíus...
Via FatManWriting
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Francoeur is still a blast to watch

Jeff Francoeur is a bad baseball player on a bad baseball team. Now 31, the days of “The Natural” are long over. Francoeur has turned into a journeyman since the Braves dumped him onto the Mets in 2009 for Ryan Church, playing for the Mets, Rangers, Royals, Giants, Padres, and Phillies in the majors over the past six seasons. He hasn’t played in as many as 100 games with...
Via The Outside Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies demote Cody Asche to Triple-A to learn left field

Life comes at you fast and it looks like that happened to Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Cody Asche. Last night, Asche was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley as the Phillies believe that he is better suited playing left field. This news was shocking to everybody in the clubhouse including Asche, who had this to say about his demotion, “Going forward as an organization, it’s...
Via Total Sports Live
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Fan Barehands Foul Ball With Baby Strapped To His Chest (Videos)

Talk about the best Mother’s Day ever. During the fourth inning of Sunday’s New York Mets-Philadelphia Phillies game at Citizens Bank Park, Mets infielder Daniel Murphy fouled a ball into the stands behind home plate gave us a new hero in the form of this Phillies fan father. As it turned out, that dad’s barehanded catch actually made for the perfect day. Comcast SportsNet’s...
Via NESN.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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