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Phillies top Diamondbacks 7-5 for 4th straight win

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Jeff Francoeur hit a home run and Grady Sizemore had four hits to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to their fourth straight win, 7-5 over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night. Chase Utley had two hits and two RBIs for the Phillies, who matched their season high in runs in the game that was delayed 1 hour, 17 minutes by rain. Jerome Williams (3-3) allowed three...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies rally against D-backs bullpen

PHILADELPHIA -- Pinch-hitter Jeff Francoeur delivered a go-ahead single in the seventh inning to help the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 Friday night for their first three-game winning streak this season. Freddy Galvis hit a tying, two-run single before Francoeur came through. Elvis Araujo (1-0) retired the only batter he faced in relief to earn his first...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Francoeur, Galvis lift Phillies over Diamondbacks

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Pinch-hitter Jeff Francoeur delivered a go-ahead single in the seventh inning to help the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 Friday night for their first three-game winning streak this season. Freddy Galvis hit a tying, two-run single before Francoeur came through. Elvis Araujo (1-0) retired the only batter he faced in relief to earn his first...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Francoeur says, “Alex Rios……..please come back soon!!!”

You remember Jeff Francoeur, right?  “Frenchy” was his nickname; Right Field for the Kansas City Royals was his game from 2011-2013.  So was being a below average hitter while regularly playing RF for the Royals.  He had an outstanding 2011 season as the everyday RF:  .285 Batting Average/.329 On Base Percentage/.476 Slugging Percentage; 47 Doubles, […]
Via Pine Tar Press
10 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
11 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 Bloguin Best
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Frenchy’s arm nets historic save for Papelbon

Jeff Francoeur does not get a save in the stat book, but he did the save the day for the Phillies with an incredible throw from right field to end Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Pirates and give Jonathan Papelbon his record-setting 113th save as a member...
Via Philly Sports Live
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Gunned down

Well, you won’t see many finishes to a baseball game more exciting than that one…but unfortunately it did not go the Pirates’ way: It’s hard to be too upset about what happened. Jeff Francoeur is known for an excellent arm, which he certainly showed off there, but it was still deep enough of a fly (and sort of a tricky angle) to require a perfect throw, which he delivered...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies edge Pirates on play at the plate

Jeff Francoeur threw out the potential game-tying run at home plate in the top of the ninth to preserve the Phillies' 3-2 win over the Pirates on Wednesday night.
Via Philly Sports Live
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Chase Utley sits, Chad Billingsley pitches for the first time since April, 2013 as Phillies take on Braves

View image | gettyimages.com The Phillies bats came to life in last night's 5-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves. Jeff Francoeur had four hits, Darin Ruf had three, and Cesar Hernandez reached base four times to help Aaron Harang earn his third win as a Phillie. Harang went six innings,...
Via Philliedelphia
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Braves Shine in Phil’s Victory

  Philadelphia Phillies’ Jeff Francoeur (3) is safe at third with an RBI-triple as Atlanta Braves third baseman Alberto Callaspo (1) applies the late tag in the ninth inning of a baseball game Monday, May 4, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) Jeff Francoeur, who spent the first five years of his career as a Brave, went 4-for-5 with two doubles, a triple, two RBIs and...
Via The Sports Journal
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Harang allows 1 run, Phillies beat Braves 5-2

ATLANTA (AP) Jeff Francoeur had four hits and drove in two runs, Aaron Harang allowed one run over six innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 5-2 on Monday night. Francoeur had a run-scoring double off Alex Wood (1-2) in Philadelphia's three-run first inning. Francoeur, who began his career with Atlanta, drove in another run with a triple off Jim Johnson in...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Early Offensive Woes Plague the Philadelphia Phillies

Philadelphia Phillies’ Ben Revere, left, hits a game-winning three-run home run off Pittsburgh Pirates’ Angel Sanchez during the ninth inning of an exhibition baseball game, Friday, April 3, 2015, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 7-5. At right is catcher Tony Sanchez. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Concerns over the Philadelphia Phillies’ offense are on the rise, following the team’s...
Via The Sports Journal
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Francoeur homers, Harang holds down the fort as Phillies beat Red Sox

When the Phillies made offseason moves to acquire Aaron Harang and Jeff Francoeur, not many were expecting the roster moves to turn the Phillies into a division contender. On Wednesday night though, each proved valuable as the Phillies evened the season-opening series against the Boston Red Sox with a 4-2 victory. Francoeur broke out the laser show with a three-run home run over...
Via Macho Row
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies outfielder Jeff Francoeur on low expectations: "Screw that...we're going to...play hard"

View image | gettyimages.com Jeff Francoeur knows what it's like to have high expectations placed upon a player. Once dubbed "The Natural" on the cover of a 2005 issue of Sports Illustrated, Francoeur is someone who had high expectations for his career from the very start. Coming up with the...
Via Philliedelphia
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Rick Porcello’s Red Sox Debut Vs. Phillies Doomed By ‘One Big Mistake’

This embed is invalid" /> PHILADELPHIA — A 1-1 slider to Jeff Francoeur. That was the difference Wednesday in Rick Porcello’s debut with the Boston Red Sox against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Porcello hung the pitch to Francoeur in the sixth inning and the slugger sent it sailing over the left field fence for a three-run homer...
Via NESN.com
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Harang Strong in First Outing

The Phillies covered up some of their festering sores from Monday with a strong outing tonight against the Boston Red Sox. Backing Aaron Harang with a few runs late in the game, Jeff Francoeur found himself the hero of the night after smashing a towering home run in the 6th inning that put the Phillies up 3-0.  Aaron Harang started strong out the gate not giving up a hit until the...
Via Phillies Nation
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Francoeur snaps homer drought, lifts Phils past Red Sox

Jeff Francoeur hit a three-run home run off Rick Porcello to left-center field in the sixth inning, giving the Phillies a 4-2 victory over the Red Sox at Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday night.
Via Philly Sports Live
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Francoeur's three-run blast backs Harang's gem as Phils earn first win

Looking to avenge their 8-0 loss on Opening Day, the Phillies made some lineup changes that ended up working to their advantage. A stellar outing by Aaron Harang paired with a big three-run homer from Jeff Francoeur helped the Phillies earn their first win of the 2015 season. How they...
Via Philliedelphia
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Francoeur, Blanco make Phillies opening day roster

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Phillies selected the contracts of outfielder Jeff Francoeur and infielder Andres Blanco and optioned outfielder Jordan Danks to Triple-A Lehigh Valley to complete the 25-man roster. Right-handers Chad Billingsley and Jonathan Pettibone were placed on the 15-day disabled list and left-hander Mario Hollands was placed on the 60-day DL. Righty Dustin...
Via AP on Fox
April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeff Francoeur, Andres Blanco named to Phillies roster; no fifth starter yet

Jeff Francoeur did not show the Phillies all that much in Spring Training. The veteran outfielder hit .227 with no home runs and two RBI in 44 Spring at bats. Francoeur did not walk at all. But yet, the Phillies named Francoeur and infielder Andres Blanco to their final Spring...
Via Philliedelphia
April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Francoeur, Hernandez make Phils opening day roster

Every beats writer in the greater Delaware Valley tweeted the Phillies’ opening day roster this afternoon.  A couple surprises were included among the 25 active players with outfielder Jeff Francoeur and infielder Cesar Hernandez making the cut. Francoeur posted a .227 average with three doubles and two RBI in 15 Grapefruit League contests this spring.  The 31-year-old played...
Via Phillies Nation
April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Who Will Play Right Field for the Phillies?

Ben Revere will be in left and Odubel Herrera will be in center defensively against the Red Sox on opening day. With the news that Dominic Brown will start the season the DL, the Phillies are left without a clear-cut favorite to play right field. So, who will start in right field on opening day? Here are the Phillies’ options. 1. Jeff Francoeur: Francoeur has been Ryne Sandberg’s...
Via Phillies Nation
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

And the Phillies starting rightfielder is...

The Phillies officially announced Domonic Brown has been placed on the Disabled List and will not be available for Opening Day. And now the question remains, how can the Phillies possibly replace the player who was quite literally the second-worst player in baseball last season? The contestants are: Darin Ruf, Brian Bogusevic, Jeff Francoeur, Jordan Danks, and Russ Canzler.
Via PhilsBaseball
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Mets find new homes in NL East

Several former Mets are returning to National League East affiliates this year. The Philadelphia Phillies inked OF Jeff Francoeur to a minor league contract on Nov. 13, 2014, following a one-year stay with the San Diego Padres. The 31-year-old appeared in 10 games for the 2014 Padres, but hit .289/.320/.450 in 115 games for Triple-A El Paso. C Omir Santos, most famous for a two...
Via Around Citi
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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