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TSR Inside Look: Phillies’ Prospect Jordan Danks

TopSportsReport.com 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...
Via TopSportsReport
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Domonic Brown will return to the Phillies Wednesday... or maybe not?

The Phillies have been without incumbent outfielder Domonic Brown so far in the month of April. The Phillies outfielder began the season on the disabled list with Achilles tendinitis. Brown began a minor league rehab stint that is scheduled to end on Wednesday. Or is it? Domonic Brown told reporter...
Via Philliedelphia
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Hamels takes hill in series opener against Cardinals

View image | gettyimages.com After a week playing in the comforts of home, the Phillies (7-12) close out April and ring in May with a 10-game road trip that begins on Monday. Searching for his first win will be Phillies ace Cole Hamels, who could also be auditioning as the...
Via Philliedelphia
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Bird’s Eye View: Phillies at Cardinals

​ Phillies (7-12) vs. Cardinals (12-5) How We Got Here The Philadelphia Phillies come to town still trying to find their footing on the 2015 season. While not expected to be “contenders,” they’re hoping put up more of a fight than their 7-12 record shows. The Cardinals are hobbling back to the safety of Busch [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

The Phillies are reportedly trying to get the Red Sox to take Jonathan Papelbon back

Jonathan Papelbon warming up at Fenway Park in 2013 The Phillies have been repeatedly linked to the Boston Red Sox almost ad nauseum in Cole Hamels trade rumors. By now we know the Phillies and Red Sox have scouted each other plenty. Might they be able to make a deal...
Via Philliedelphia
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ken Giles Looking to Find his Groove After a Rough Spring

OAKLAND, CA – SEPTEMBER 20: Wil Nieves #21 and Ken Giles #53 of the Philadelphia Phillies celebrates defeating the Oakland Athletics 3-0 at O.co Coliseum on September 20, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) Philadelphia Phillies fans hoped that setup-man Kenny Giles spring training was just a rough patch and that when the regular season rolled...
Via The Sports Journal
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Re-Igniting Papelbon To Red Sox Deal?

Multiple reports are suggesting that the Philadelphia Phillies are stepping up their efforts to deal Jonathan Papelbon back to his original team—the Boston Red Sox. Phillies GM Ruben Amaro has pretty good timing—since current closer Koji Uehara just blew a win in Baltimore. Papelbon has freely expressed his interest in returning to Boston and has been near-perfect this year as...
Via FenwayNation
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Vol. 3: NL East Weekly Wrap Up

The National League East saw the Mets have another big week. The Miami Marlins are surging. The Phillies are showing signs of life, and the Nats and the Braves continue to struggle. Basically, it was a typical week in the NL East. Heading into the fourth week of the season, the division’s leaders remain in the same slot. The Mets are atop the division, despite seeing their incredible...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Fans: ‘Frontrunners’ or knowledgeable die-hards?

Photo by Frank Klose/Philliedelphia It’s a sign of the times. The Phillies just completed a six-game homestand against the Marlins and Braves that included a Thursday afternoon game and a weekend series. The attendance only broke 25,000 once, on Sunday’s Phanatic’s birthday celebration, and even then, this annual tradition drew...
Via Philliedelphia
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Small Ball? Not So Much

PHOTO: AP Coming into the season, the Phillies offense wasn’t expected to be much of anything. So manager Ryne Sandberg figured that the best way to get these guys to produce would be small ball. Here’s what he told MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki in March: That’s something that I’m stressing this spring. We’re working on it. We’re practicing it. If it’s not a bunt, it could...
Via Phillies Nation
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What will the Phillies do when Domonic Brown returns?

Someone has gotsta go when Domonic Brown returns. Who is it gonna be?
Via PhilsBaseball
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Showdown- Phillies versus Cardinals

Philadelphia Phillies (7-12) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (12-5) Game Times:Monday, 8:15Tuesday, 8:15Wednesday, 8:00Comparing Offenses:*Highlighed Player/Group has the AdvantageC - Carlos Ruiz vs. Yadier Molina1B - Ryan Howard vs. Matt Adams2B - Chase Utley vs. Kolten WongSS - Freddy Galvis vs. Jhonny Peralta3B - Cody Asche vs. Matt CarpenterLF - Ben Revere vs. Matt HollidayCF - Odubel...
Via We Should Be GM's
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

David Buchanan Struggling in Year Two with the Phillies

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher David Buchanan, left, walks the mound after giving up a home run to Atlanta Braves’ Andrelton Simmons, rear, during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Philadelphia. Atlanta won 5-2. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) After joining the Philadelphia Phillies rotation in late May last year, David Buchanan went on to start...
Via The Sports Journal
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Jerome Williams Looking to Pick up Where he Left off

Philadelphia Phillies’ Jerome Williams pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Sunday afternoon’s pitching matchup was between two right handers, Trevor Cahill for the Braves and Jerome Williams for the Phillies. Trevor Cahill hasn’t completed five innings in eight of his...
Via The Sports Journal
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Future Phillies Report - Franco's hitting continues; Eflin ejected during latest start

While the Phillies top 10 prospects may not be offense-heavy, but the position players are off to great starts for the most part. Meanwhile, the pitching has been very impressive thus far as well. The players that the Phils received in the Rollins and Byrd trades have looked good in...
Via Philliedelphia
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Still Need To Make Move For Cole Hamels

Three weeks into the season, and the 2015 Boston Red Sox sit just one game over the .500 mark. The team has come as advertised however, as the offense has put a ton of runs across the board and the pitching has been mediocre at best. Boston’s rotation remains ace-less and it is apparent now more than ever the team needs a horse to take the ball every fifth day, assuring Manager...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Howard’s Homerun Provides an Early Spark in Phillies Win

Philadelphia Phillies’ Ryan Howard follows through on a two-run home run off Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Shelby Miller as catcher A.J. Pierzynski, center, and umpire Mark Carlson watch during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Ryan Howard supplied the Phillies with some early offense that they have been desperate...
Via The Sports Journal
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jerome Williams solid again as Phillies capture series

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Harang throws in the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson) Another quality start for Jerome Williams has teammates, coaches, and fans very pleased. The 34-year-old was rock solid again on Sunday, throwing 6.2 innings and allowing three earned...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon Will be Disappointed if he isn’t Traded this Season

Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Jonathan Papelbon (58) throws during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Washington. The Phillies won 5-3. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) The ongoing frustrations with Phillies fans and team closer, Jonathan Papelbon, only continue to grow larger. According to sources who...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Howard's early blast paces Phillies to win over Braves

View image | gettyimages.com For the second straight game, Ryan Howard provided the pop needed. A first-inning home run erased a deficit and set the Phillies on the path for a series win. Just as it was in the opener, an error proved to be the difference, as the Phillies...
Via Philliedelphia
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Howard homers again, leads Philadelphia past Braves, 5-4

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Ryan Howard hit his second homer in two games, helping the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 5-4 on Sunday. Howard's miserable season had already cost him his cleanup spot in the order, and he entered the game batting .189. Howard hit a two-run homer on Friday and a three-run shot in the first inning against Trevor Cahill (0-3) on Sunday. Howard, who...
Via AP on Fox
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Chase Utley Should Be a Phillie for Life

The Philadelphia Phillies franchise has retired seven numbers in its history. Only one, however, Michael Jack Schmidt, played his entire career in the City of Brotherly Love. Chase Utley will one day have his number retired by the Phillies, but will he join Schmidt as only the second lifelong-Phillie to receive the honor? It is no secret that the Phillies are holding a blowout clearance...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Righty prospect Gonzalez gets the call for Tuesday start

Severino Gonzalez, image- Jay Floyd The Phillies announced on Saturday that 22-year-old right-hander Severino Gonzalez will make his big league debut on Tuesday at St. Louis. The Panama native was honored as the Phils’ top minor league pitcher with the annual Paul Owens Award in 2013 when he posted a 7-5 record, a 2.00 ERA, a .224 batting average against along with his 10.33 K...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gameday 19: Phillies vs Braves

Atlanta Braves (9-8) at Philadelphia Phillies (6-12) Starting Pitchers: PHI: Jerome Williams (1-1 , 3.71) vs.ATL: Trevor Cahill (0-2 , 9.95) Time: 1:35 EST, Citizens Bank ParkTV: MLBN, CSNWeather: Mostly sunny, low 60”sMedia: Twitter and Facebook A note for today:  The Phillies will try to steal the series from the Braves today, but Atlanta’s offense may just have...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies send Williams to mound in rubber match with Braves

View image | gettyimages.com Ryan Howard's second home run of the season wasn't enough as the Phillies (6-12) bullpen let a 2-0 lead slip on Saturday night. The series against the Atlanta Braves (9-8), as well as the Phillies home schedule in April, comes complete on Sunday afternoon. First pitch...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss
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