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Gut Reaction: Mets 3, Phillies 1 (8/31/15)

The Mets completed a 20-win August with a 3-1 win over the Phillies Monday night. With the victory, the Mets are 13-1 against the Phillies so far this season. Bartolo Colon won his 12th game of the year with eight shutout innings. He now has 16 consecutive scoreless frames. New York hit two more homers, bringing its franchise-best mark for a month to 45, matching its total for June...
Via Mets360.com
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets turn unbelievable 1-3-1 putout vs Phillies (Video)

The New York Mets are on an incredible roll right now, and a play that perfectly captures it is the extremely rare 1-3-1 putout that they pulled off to end the 10th inning of Thursday night's game in Philadelphia.Phillies batter Jeff Francoeur hit a comebacker towards Mets reliever Carlos Torres and the ball took a crazy bounce off his leg towards first. Mets first baseman Daniel...
Via Holdout Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Official Video: Mets Daniel Murphy plays a Carlos Torres kicked grounder to get the out

Philadelphia Phillies loser Jeff Francoeur hits a grounder that deflects off the foot of NY Mets pitcher Carlos Torres...Daniel Murphy knocks it down and chucks it to first to the covering Torres.The greatest play you will ever see...ruined by Francoeur pushing Carlos. Bam. Later, in the 13th, Murphy sticks it to the Phils again with a game winning double. Please follow us on Twitter...
Via Bob's Blitz
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Pull Off Incredible Defensive Play Thanks To Heel Flick (Video)

You know it’s your year when plays like this happen. The New York Mets have made an unlikely ascent into first place in the National League East thanks to their pitching. But it was the defense that stole the show in their matchup against the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday. With the game tied in extra innings, the Phillies’ Jeff Francoeur hit a hard ground ball up the...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets use heel flick to turn defensive play of the year (video)

The Mets’ magic continued on Thursday night when they turned what might be the defensive play of the year thus far during their matchup with the Phillies. In the tenth inning of the game, with the score tied at 5-5, Jeff Francoeur hit a ground ball up the middle which seemed like a surefire base hit. But pitcher Carlos Torres would have none of it, and he flicked the ball off his...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Jeff Francoeur incite bench clearing because Phillies batters are slow to bat

Hansel Robles put it simply: The batter was in the box, the umpire pointed at him to pitch, so he pitched.— Jared Diamond (@jareddiamond) August 26, 2015But...basically it now seems umpires have the power to say a pitch doesn't count. @AdamRubinESPN Umpires hand not raised, Ruf in the box. Don't blame Robles ... he did nothing wrong.— Michael Pruser (@ProspectCincy) August 26...
Via Bob's Blitz
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Benches Clear After Robles Quick-Pitches Ruf

During the bottom of the seventh inning in Tuesday night’s game at Citizens Bank Park, benches cleared after Mets relief pitcher Hansel Robles quick-pitched the Phillies’ Darin Ruf while his head was turned away and down. Jeff Francoeur began hurling f-bombs towards Robles  as Larry Bowa charged out of the dugout to give home plate umpire […]
Via Mets Merized Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies showing signs of future success

While the Philadelphia Phillies are still in the drivers seat for the worst record in baseball this season, they have been playing as well as anyone since the All-Star Break. Considering they were on pace to lose 110 games this season at the Break and they’re now in a better position to avoid 100 losses, it’s pretty remarkable how quickly things changed. Indeed, they...
Via The Outside Corner
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies' Jeff Francoeur boosting trade value

Most of the trade talk involving the Phillies revolves around the potential next destination of left-hander Cole Hamels, but outfielder Jeff Francoeur could also be a viable target for a contending team. Francoeur continued to enhance his market value with a tiebreaking two-run homer in the 10th inning to lift the Phillies to a 5-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Friday. It marked...
Via Fox Sports
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Red-hot stretch continues for Francoeur

Jeff Francoeur hit a two-out, two-run home run in the 10th inning of a 5-3 victory over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. It was his third big homer in eight days as the Phillies improved to 6-1 since the All-Star break.
Via Philly Sports Live
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Francoeur caps late rally with 10th-inning HR

Cody Asche hit a game-tying double in the ninth inning and Jeff Francoeur smacked a two-run homer with two outs in the 10th to lift the Phillies to a 5-3 victory Friday over the Cubs in front of 41,230 at Wrigley Field.
Via Philly Sports Live
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Francoeur's 10th-inning HR gives Phillies 5-3 win over Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) Jeff Francoeur hit a two-run homer with two outs in the 10th inning and the Philadelphia Phillies, who had rallied in the ninth, beat the Chicago Cubs 5-3 on Friday. Francoeur drove his game-winner deep into the bleachers in left field off Cubs reliever Rafael Soriano, who came in for James Russell (0-2), who gave up a leadoff single to Cesar Hernandez in the 10th....
Via AP on Fox
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeff Francoeur: Not worth the Phillies trading?

View image | gettyimages.com I will be the first to admit that I was bothered when outfielder Jeff Francoeur made the Phillies Opening Day roster. I did not feel that that his Spring Training performance merited a roster spot, especially when there were young players to play. I now think...
Via Philliedelphia
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Hot Francoeur earns more playing time

The Phillies' lineup for Monday's game against the Rays hasn't been announced yet. But Jeff Francoeur has already been assured that he'll be in it.
Via Philly Sports Live
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies walk off on Francoeur’s home run

On a day where the Phillies celebrated Christmas in July, Jeff Francoeur gave the fans a present in the form of a walk-off  two-run home run. In the process, he kept his team hot with an 8-7 win over the Marlins, completing the team’s first sweep since mid May. “Hitting season,” as former manager Charlie Manuel used to call it, was in full effect as the two clubs combined...
Via Phillies Nation
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeff Francoeur Walks Phillies Off To Complete the Sweep

Wikipedia Commons Final: Phillies 8, Marlins 7 WP: Neris (1-0) LP: Ramos (0-2) Philadelphia, PA- Phillies (32-62) started the second half with two wins out of the box over the Marlins (38-54). The Phillies sent Cole Hamels to the hill with scouts coming from all over to watch what could...
Via Philliedelphia
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Marlins fall to Phillies thanks to 4-run 8th inning

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Jeff Francoeur hit a pinch-hit three-run home run in Philadelphia's four-run eighth inning, leading the Phillies to a 6-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Friday night in a matchup of two of the worst teams in baseball. Ryan Howard had an RBI for the Phillies, who snapped a five-game losing streak while winning for just the eighth time in their last 34 games...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Pirates interested in Ben Revere and Jeff Francoeur

The Pittsburgh Pirates are approaching the end of the first half on a high.  They boost a stellar record of 52-35 and are just 3.5 games behind the St. Louis Cardinals for sole possession of first place in the NL Central Division.  They have the opportunity to seize control of a division that the Cardinals have been dominating for years now.  In order to do that they are seeking...
Via Baseball Essential
July 14, 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 ...
Via Phillies Nation
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Pirates reportedly interested in Phillies outfielders Francoeur, Revere

The Pittsburgh Pirates are keeping close watch on the Philadelphia Phillies outfield. According to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the Pirates have talked to the Phillies about both Jeff Francoeur and Ben Revere. While the Pirates wouldn't have to make concessions to acquire the veteran Francoeur, Revere, a speedster who hits for average, is a much more highly coveted...
Via Fox Sports
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Pirates Show Interest in Revere, Frenchy

According to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the Pirates have shown interest in obtaining Phillies outfielders Ben Revere and Jeff Francoeur. At 52-35, the Pirates have the second-best record in the NL and are in the driver’s seat for a Wild Card position while keeping within arm’s length of the first place Cardinals but have seen injuries ravage their depth...
Via Phillies Nation
July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Ten under-the-radar players to watch at the trade deadline

Yesterday, we took a look at the big names that may be on the move at this year’s trade deadline. Chances are your team won’t trade for any of those guys; instead, they’ll trade for a guy you kind of forgot was in the league before you look up his numbers and realize he’s been pretty good this year. That’s what always happens at the trade deadline. Those guys you’d...
Via The Outside Corner
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies 7, Dodgers 2: Francoeur’d

Jeff Francoeur went 2-for-4 with a 2-run double and a solo home run. I could just end the recap right there — trust me, I almost did — and you’d know the outcome. But, that wouldn’t be fair to former Dodger and massively underrated in his time with the team Chad Billingsley. Oh, the Dodgers lost 7-2 to the hapless Phillies. Billingsley was pretty good, especially considering...
Via Dodgers Digest
July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeff Francoeur makes one of the worst throws in history

In one play Sunday afternoon, Jeff Francoeur just about summed up the Philadelphia Phillies’ entire season. It’s been a rough season for the Phillies who are among baseball’s worst teams, and it must be even worse for a veteran like Francoeur, a once can’t-miss prospect who’s bounced around baseball looking for work. On Sunday, Francoeur’s season might have hit rock...
Via NESN.com
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies' Jeff Francoeur commits comedy of errors on ridiculous play

In his 11-year major-league career, Jeff Francoeur has committed 39 errors as a right fielder, but the error he made on Sunday ranks high as his worst ever, and provided some content that will surely be looped on blooper reels. In the fifth inning of the Philadelphia Phillies' game against the Washington Nationals on Sunday, Nats outfielder Denard Span hit a ball down the right field...
Via Fox Sports
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss
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