Gameday 22: Phillies vs. Cardinals

St. Louis Cardinals (13-6) at Philadelphia Phillies (8-13) Starting Pitchers: PHI: Aaron Harang (2-1, 1.97) vs. STL: Carlos Martinez (2-0, 1.35) Time: 8:15 EST, Busch StadiumTV: ESPN, CSNWeather: Cloudy, 71 degreesMedia: Twitter and Facebook A note for today:  Aaron Harang looks to continue his success on the mound versus the St. Louis Cardinals after throwing eight...
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TSR Inside Look: Phillies’ Prospect Jordan Danks writer Jason Peters was able to sit down and talk to top Phillies Outfield prospect and former White Sox outfielder Jordan Danks. Danks was signed by the Phillies this offseason and was in contention for an out field position in Philadelphia to start the season but Odubel Herrera, Jeff Francoeur, and Darin Ruf were able to shine through in Spring Training, which...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Gameday 11: Phillies at Nationals

Philadelphia Phillies (3-7) at Washington Nationals (4-6) Starting Pitchers:PHI: Sean O’Sullivan (0-0, 3.00) vs.WAS: Max Scherzer (0-1, 0.66) Time: 7:05 pm,TV: CSNWeather: Partly cloudy, 60′sMedia: Twitter and Facebook A note for today: Can the Phillies avoid losing their sixth straight game? They’ll have to beat a somehow winless Max Scherzer to do so, as well as hope...
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16 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...
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23 days ago  |  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...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

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

View image | 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...
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25 days ago  |  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...
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Boston's new $82.5M man no match for journeyman with losing record

  Jeff Francoeur wanted to stick around baseball badly enough that he even tried pitching in the minors. His bat and glove got him back to the majors. Francoeur hit a three-run homer, Aaron Harang took a one-hitter into the seventh inning and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Boston Red Sox and Rick Porcello 4-2 Wednesday night. "It was nice," Francoeur said of circling the bases...
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25 days ago  |  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.
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Francoeur, Harang lead Phillies over Red Sox

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Jeff Francoeur hit a three-run homer, Aaron Harang took a one-hitter into the seventh inning and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Boston Red Sox 4-2 Wednesday night. Making his Red Sox debut after signing an $82.5 million, four-year contract through 2019, Rick Porcello (0-1) allowed three runs and six hits in six innings. Harang (1-0) gave up two hits, walked...
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25 days ago  |  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...
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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...
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28 days ago  |  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...
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28 days ago  |  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...
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28 days ago  |  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...
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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.
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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...
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January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeff Francoeur Will Finally Be Charlie Manuel's Reclamation Project

The Phillies once met with Jeff Francoeur to discuss signing him. Instead, Francoeur signed with the Kansas City Royals and spent two and a half mediocre years with the Royals. Then, Francoeur had mediocre stints with the San Francisco Giants and the San Diego Padres. The Phillies finally signed Francoeur...
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December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Francoeur agrees to minor league deal with Phillies

  Former Gold Glove outfielder Jeff Francoeur has agreed to a minor league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. The club announced the deal Thursday along with minor league agreements for seven other players, including outfielder Xavier Paul and infielder Andres Blanco. Left-hander Elvis Araujo agreed to a one-year contract Thursday. Araujo had a 3.42 ERA and 11 saves for two...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Francoeur agrees to minor league deal with Phils

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Former Gold Glove outfielder Jeff Francoeur has agreed to a minor league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. The club announced the deal Thursday along with minor league agreements for seven other players, including outfielder Xavier Paul and infielder Andres Blanco. Left-hander Elvis Araujo agreed to a one-year contract Thursday. Araujo had a 3.42 ERA and...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies sign OF Francoeur, more to minor league deals

Jeff Francoeur It was announced on Thursday that the Phillies and outfielder Jeff Francoeur have agreed to terms on a minor league contract. The agreement includes an invitation to spring training. Last season for Triple-A El Paso in the Padres organization, Francoeur tallied a .289 batting average with 15 homers and 69 RBI in 115 games. In 10 big league games with San Diego in...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Francoeur Highlights Phillies Minor League Signings

#169335759 / With all of the rumors swirling around the Major League club, the Phillies made some minor league signings today, completing agreements with eight players as non-roster invitees, including Jeff Francoeur. Phillies sign OF Jeff Francoeur and seven others to Minor League contracts as non-roster invitees to spring...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres designate Jeff Francoeur for assignment

The San Diego Padres have designated outfielder Jeff Francoeur for assignment. Francoeur’s three week stay with the Padres ends with a 2-for-24 line with seven strikeouts. With no one expected to make a claim on him Francoeur will either have the option of reporting to Triple-A El Paso or electing for free agency. The 30-year-old Francoeur has not contributed much since the 2011...
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres Promote OF Liriano; DFA Francoeur

The San Diego Padres official announced this morning that outfield prospect Rymer Liriano would be promoted to the big league club from Triple-A El Paso, and in a corresponding move, announced that veteran outfielder Jeff Francoeur would be designated for assignment. Liriano, touted as the Padres #6 prospect, has been a part of the Padres organization since 2008 when he was picked...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Minor League Pitcher Hits Batter, Catcher and Ump on One Pitch

He must be stopped before there is no baseball left. - – - – - Also see … Struggling minor league pitcher sent down to work as mechanic VIDEO: Idiot Jeff Francoeur thought a teammate was deaf for a month VIDEO: Minor league player drop-kicked by sky diver   The post VIDEO: Minor League Pitcher Hits Batter, Catcher and Ump on One Pitch appeared first on SportsPickle.
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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