After total rebuild, Phillies have hope for future

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The manager quit. The general manager got fired. The president is retiring. From the front office to the clubhouse, it was a complete rebuilding year for the Philadelphia Phillies. They finished with the worst record (63-99) in the majors but showed promise. Third baseman Maikel Franco, center fielder Odubel Herrera, starting pitchers Aaron Nola and Jerad Eickhoff...
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Ichiro pitches inning in relief for Marlins

PHILADELPHIA -- Ichiro Suzuki hit 88 mph and induced a swing and miss with a breaking pitch during a one-inning relief appearance for the Miami Marlins Sunday in their regular-season finale against the Philadelphia Phillies. The 10-time outfield Gold Glove Award winner had never pitched in a major league game before entering for the bottom of the eighth inning. He allowed a leadoff...
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Marlins' Ichiro pitches inning in relief

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Ichiro Suzuki hit 88 mph and induced a swing and miss with a breaking pitch during a one-inning relief appearance for the Miami Marlins Sunday in their regular-season finale against the Philadelphia Phillies. The 10-time outfield Gold Glove Award winner had never pitched in a major league game before entering for the bottom of the eighth inning. He allowed a leadoff...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves' Teheran loses perfect game, no-hitter against Phils

ATLANTA (AP) Julio Teheran of the Atlanta Braves lost his bid for a perfect game against the Philadelphia Phillies when Freddy Galvis lined a single up the middle leading off the seventh inning. Teheran struck out six and walked none through six innings. The 24-year-old right-hander received an ovation from the small crowd at Turner Field after the single by Galvis. Teheran was...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Better days will come, I promise

I’m sensing tons of pessimism. You wanted Ryne Sandberg gone. You got that. You wanted a change in organizational philosophy. You got that. You wanted Ruben Amaro Jr. shoved into a cannon and fired into the haze beyond the Conshohocken Curve. In a way, you got that. But the Phillies still stink, you say. Ryan Howard is still there, blocking your enjoyment like a screaming patron...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Howard’s 2015 could be over after trip to ER

PHOTO: AP With just 16 games left to play in 2015, it appears Ryan Howard’s season is over after taking a short-hop throw by Freddy Galvis to his left knee Monday night. The initial diagnosis was a bruised knee, but Howard was forced to take a trip to the ER later Monday night after his condition worsened, according to interim manager Pete Mackanin. “He had to go to the emergency...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Howard makes an ER visit for ailing knee, season could be over

On Monday night, Ryan Howard took a short-hop throw from Freddy Galvis off of his leg in the seventh inning. In the eighth, he was lifted from the game. What looked to be an innocent ground ball could turn into the season ending for Howard, who needed to go to...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Middle infield stable until Crawford arrives

Something amazing happened this week. That amazing happened in game three of the 2015 Eastern League Division Series between the Reading Fightin’ Phils and Binghamton Mets. That amazing was this play. Just watch it. Over and over again. That’s J.P. Crawford, your top prospect and potential future in Philadelphia. But before “Jesus, Please!” Crawford comes leaping into our...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies can't complete ninth-inning comeback, drop series opener in Boston

The Phillies inability to get a clutch hit with runners in scoring position doomed them tonight, falling to the Red Sox in the series opener. The Phillies had a chance to retake the lead, putting runners on first and second with no outs in the seventh, but Freddy Galvis failed...
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September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies Commit Fully to Rebuilding Process

Aaron Altherr #40 of the Philadelphia Phillies gets a shaving cream pie in the face by teammate Freddy Galvis #13 after the game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Citizens Bank Park on August 19, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies won 7-4. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images) Philadelphia’s general manager, Ruben Amaro Jr., has shipped yet another Phillies’ veteran...
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August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies hit 3 HRs in 12-2 win over Braves

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Odubel Herrera, Freddy Galvis and Cameron Rupp all homered as the surging Philadelphia Phillies set a season high for scoring in a 12-2 victory over the slumping Atlanta Braves on Saturday night. Ryan Howard had three hits with a double and an RBI for the Phillies, who are a major league-best 12-2 since the All-Star break. Maikel Franco had two doubles and two...
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August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 5 things to look forward to in the “second half”

Tomorrow marks the official beginning of the nonofficial second half of the MLB season. Through 91 games in 2015, the Phillies have been historically bad—losing the most games at an All-Star Break (62) in the franchise’s history. While there won’t be meaningful games in the second half in terms of playoff implications, these last 71 games will be very important for the Phillies...
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July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 5 Bright Spots for the Phillies at the All-Star Break

The Phillies are heading into the All-Star Break with 62 losses–the most losses any Phillies team has had before an All-Star Break since the Midsummer Classic’s conception back in 1933. The club is the only team in MLB not to hit 30 wins, and have the worst record in baseball at 29-62. They have ten more losses than the second-worst team in the league, the Milwaukee Brewers ...
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July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Chad Billingsley Takes Down Former Team with Help from Philadelphia Phillies Offense

LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 07: Shortstop Freddy Galvis #13 of the Philadelphia Phillies throws to first to complete a double play after forcing out Joc Pederson #31 of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the third inning at Dodger Stadium on July 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) The Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers by the score...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies’ Freddy Galvis Lays Down Incredibly Perfect Drag Bunt (Videos)

Sometimes we get carried away with hyperbole when discussing sports highlights. But seriously. Freddy Galvis dropped the most perfect bunt ever Monday night. The Philadelphia Phillies shortstop came to bat in the fourth inning against the New York Yankees with runners on first and second and nobody out. He then tried to bunt for a hit, with amazingly successful results. Let’s...
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies' Freddy Galvis drops the most beautiful drag bunt you'll ever see (VIDEO)

Compared to sacrifice bunting, drag bunting is an entirely different art form, and Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis created the "Mona Lisa" of drag bunts on Monday. In the fourth inning of the Phillies' 11-8 win over the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on Monday, Galvis dropped down a drag bunt down the third base line with runners on first and second. As the ball...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Freddy Galvis’ Miscue in Field Proves Costly for Phillies in Loss

PHILADELPHIA, PA – JUNE 17: Freddy Galvis #13 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a three run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning against the Baltimore Orioles on June 17, 2015 at the Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Orioles defeated the Phillies 6-4. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) Going into the 2015 season, the Phillies organization had reasonable...
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies hope to avoid 10th straight loss, fourth straight series sweep in Thursday matinee

View image | Despite the three-run home run hit by shortstop Freddy Galvis late in last night's game sparking a rally, the Phillies still ended up on the losing end with a 6-4 final in favor of the Orioles. This afternoon, in the series finale of a short, two-game...
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Galvis’ blast not enough in Phils’ comeback bid

Chris Parmelee and Travis Snider each homered to help the Orioles in Wednesday night's 6-4 victory over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Despite Freddy Galvis' three-run shot, Philadelphia has lost nine straight games.
Via Philly Sports Live
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles score four in the fourth, send Phillies to their ninth straight loss

Trailing 6-1 through the majority of the game, a three-run home run off the bat of Freddy Galvis brought the Phillies to within two. The offense was unable to complete the comeback though despite threatening in the ninth, falling by a final score of 6-4. It's been 10 days since...
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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Sean Rodriguez makes incredible diving catch on warning track

Pittsburgh Pirates utility player Sean Rodriguez, getting the start in right field, made an incredible diving catch on the warning track during the fifth inning of Sunday’s Phillies-Pirates game, robbing Freddy Galvis of extra bases. Rodriguez isn’t an outfielder by nature. Today marked just his sixth start in the outfield for the Pirates this year, and the 63rd for his career...
Via The Outside Corner
June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies: First Trimester Update

View image | Follow @JPetersTSR One third of the way through the baseball season the Philadelphia Phillies are 20-33. The Phillies are currently the second worst team in the MLB better than only the Milwaukee Brewers by a slim margin of two games. The Phillies have had a few bright moments shining through a bleak start to their 2015 season. Positives Freddy Galvis...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryne Sandberg's advice to slumping Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis

Freddy Galvis has experienced a major cool-off after a hot start to the season at the plate, and Philadelphia Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg thinks he knows why Galvis is beginning to slump. "When Freddy's on top of the ball and a little bit shorter, that's what he needs to get back to," Sandberg said, per the Philadelphia Inquirer. "The fly balls are not a good sign for Freddy....
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Freddy Galvis is Looking to Find the Stroke he had in April

PHILADELPHIA, PA – SEPTEMBER 28: Freddy Galvis #13 of the Philadelphia Phillies gets a base hit in the eighth inning of the game against the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park on September 28, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Braves won 2-1. (Photo by Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images) In what has been a rough season for the Philadelphia Phillies so far, one bright spot on...
Via The Sports Journal
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies SS Freddy Galvis makes no-look flip you have to see

Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis had a rough day at the plate on Saturday, but he made a play in the field that made him a star of the game nonetheless. With one out in the seventh, Colorado Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon hit a hard ground ball up the middle that Galvis fielded cleanly with a dive. The shortstop then did his best Magic Johnson impression with a...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss
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