PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES NEWS

Another Strong Outing for Harang, but Phillies Bats Falter in Loss

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Harang delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Sunday, May 24, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Bryce Harper continues to be a game changer at the plate for the Nationals. Once again, Harper was the difference in today’s 4-1 Nationals victory over the Phillies this afternoon at...
Via The Sports Journal
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies-Mets Preview

While the Philadelphia Phillies' latest addition to the rotation could be showing promise, the relic of the New York Mets' staff is displaying some wear. Two pitchers separated by nearly 20 years in age square off Monday in New York with the Mets trying to shake another losing streak with a little offense. New York (24-21) was swept in three games in Pittsburgh with Sunday's 9-1...
Via AP on Fox
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nationals win another series, top Phillies 4-1

The Washington Nationals defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 this afternoon in front of 41,044 fans on a beautiful Memorial Day weekend day for baseball. WP: Gio Gonzalez [4-2, 4.53] LP: Aaron Harang [4-4, 1.93] S: Drew Storen [14] Thanks to the 41,044 fans who helped sell out #Nats Park on this perfect day in the District! pic.twitter.com/q9NVzKV95B — Washington Nationals...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Harper, Gonzalez lead Nationals past Phillies

View image | gettyimages.com Trailing in a one-run game, the Phillies opted to bring in Jake Diekman to face Bryce Harper with two outs and a runner on third. Harper singled and Ryan Zimmerman followed with an RBI double. Ballgame. The Phillies could not rebound from the move as the...
Via Philliedelphia
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Joseph ‘sidelined indefinitely’ with concussion

Catcher prospect Tommy Joseph remains "sidelined indefinitely," and will be doing vestibular rehabbing for a recent concussion, per the Phillies.
Via Philly Sports Live
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies send Harang to mound in rubber match against Nationals

View image | gettyimages.com Snapping their two-game skid yesterday with a big offensive showing, the Philadelphia Phillies (19-26) will turn to right hander Aaron Harang in the rubber match of the series with the division-leading Washington Nationals (25-18). Starting Pitching Matchup: Philadelphia Phillies (19-26)Washington Nationals (25-18) RHP Aaron Harang LHP...
Via Philliedelphia
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies team leaders as of May 24

Here's your weekly dose of the hitting and pitching leaders for the Phils and update on Chase Utley, who is finally not the worst player in baseball in the big stat categories.
Via PhilsBaseball
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rockies split unseasonably cold series with Phillies

With a win on Thursday, the Colorado Rockies came back to split their four-game series with the Philadelphia Phillies. The teams had to persevere through unseasonably cold and wet weather all week in Denver. The Rockies have now split consecutive series’ after dropping their previous four straight. Brandon Barnes — who the Rockies recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque midweek...
Via Mile High Sports
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cole Hamels Deals, Maikel Franco and Ryan Howard Homer, in Phillies Win

Philadelphia Phillies’ baseman Maikel Franco (7) celebrates with Ryan Howard at home plate after Franco hit a home run in the third inning of the Phillies’ baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Washington. Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) It was a tale of two pitchers on Saturday afternoon when the Philadelphia Phillies...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Harang looks to steal series from Nats in finale

Aaron Harang will make his 10th start of the season on Sunday afternoon for the Phillies. Harang, whose ERA (1.82) and WHIP (0.98) are significantly lower than his career best for a full season, will face Gio Gonzalez.
Via Philly Sports Live
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hamels and Howard lead Phils to rout of Nats

In Washington on Saturday, the Phillies dropped the division leading Nationals by a score of 8-1, behind the steady arm of ace Cole Hamels and the scorching hot bat of slugger Ryan Howard in front of 41,722 fans at Nationals Park. The lefty Hamels tossed eight strong innings, striking out five and walking one while allowing just a lone earned run on five hits. With the victory, the...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Howard, Franco power Phillies offense to rout of Nationals

View image | gettyimages.com Chase Utley, Ryan Howard and Maikel Franco all drove in runs in a four-run third inning for the Phillies. It was the heart of the order that kickstarted a big day for the Phillies offense at the plate. Franco's second major-league home run capped the four-run...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hamels excels, Strasburg hit hard, Phils stop streaking Nats

WASHINGTON (AP) Cole Hamels pitched eight sharp innings, Ryan Howard homered and the Philadelphia Phillies roughed up Stephen Strasburg, beating Washington 8-1 Saturday and ending the Nationals' six-game winning streak. Hamels (5-3) won his fourth straight start, and has compiled a 1.53 ERA over that stretch. He gave up one run and five hits, striking out five and walking one. Stephen...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Toronto Blue Jays tried to acquire Cole Hamels

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY SportsThe Toronto Blue Jays reportedly made an effort to acquire Cole Hamels from the Philadelphia Phillies, reports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Hamels, though, activated his no-trade clause and essentially put an end to any talk of him heading to Toronto. The Blue Jays are one of 20 teams listed on Hamels’ no-trade list. Hamels rejecting a trade to Toronto...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Cause of the Phillies’ Recent Success

PHILADELPHIA, PA – SEPTEMBER 9: Maikel Franco #7 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits an RBI double in the bottom of the seventh inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates on September 9, 2014 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies defeated the Pirates 4-3. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) The Philadelphia Phillies have won seven out of their last ten games...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sizing Up Sandberg: Nothing to see here

View image | gettyimages.com The Phillies fired off six wins in a row heading into this week. Winning baseball is always a fun thing to watch, and the Phillies should be proud. But, I'm not ready to dole out much more than a casual "congrats", and an only-slightly condescending, "good...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

It remains to be seen what Howard’s future holds

Ryan Howard – Photo Credit – HJ West Ryan Howard was once the next big thing. A fifth round pick in the 2001 amateur draft, Howard burst on the scene in 2004 in limited at-bats. The Philadelphia Phillies were an up and coming team at the time, with their eyes on the future. They felt so strongly and had so much confidence in The Big Piece that they let future Hall of Famer,...
Via Hot Stove MLB
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies deploy Hamels to cool off rival Nationals

A pair of All-Stars will face off in the second of a three-game series between two of the National League's hottest teams. Cole Hamels, who has been one of baseball's best pitchers over the past three weeks, is tasked with cooling off the Nats, who hav...
Via Philly Sports Live
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Barrett beats Aaron Harang in pregame staredown (Video)

Washington Nationals pitcher Aaron Barrett beat Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Aaron Harang in a pregame staredown prior to Friday night's game in D.C.Barrett and Harang began the standoff after the National Anthem, with Barrett wearing a backwards batting helmet and Harang wearing catcher's gear. Neither one moved from their spot until Max Scherzer threw the first pitch, at which...
Via Holdout Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Storyline: Trading-Value Strategy by Position for the Phillies

When it comes to deal-making groundwork for July 31, it won’t begin on June 30 for the Philadelphia Phillies regarding Cole Hamels and the others. No, most plans are either carryovers from the previous December or March depending on the reasons: goals, budgets, attendance, competition, prospects, ages of talent, shortcomings, market size, current and healthy personnel, etc. Franco...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Fresh off a 7-2 stretch, Phillies look to topple first-place Nationals

Since losing two out of three to the Mets on May 8th-10th, the Phillies have won seven of their last nine games. They've split against both the Pirates and Rockies and swept the Diamondbacks. In that time, they put together a six-game winning streak, their longest since 2012, and got...
Via Philliedelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Toronto expressed interest, but Cole Hamels unwilling to go to Blue Jays

View image | gettyimages.com The Phillies trade talks continue. While the Phillies have played well of late, the team is still intent on being sellers. Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. recently described the Phillies in a recent Ken Rosenthal piece as "one stop shopping" for contending teams. But, the...
Via Philliedelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Ryan Howard actually valuable again?

I know you’ve probably heard this before, but the Philadelphia Phillies are not a good baseball team. Sure, they are only seven games out of the first place Washington Nationals, but when one of your best hitters is Freddy Galvis, you know you’re in trouble. However, there is a player on the Phillies who has seemed to emerge from three-year long slump, someone who is somehow...
Via Bloguin Best
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Ryan Howard actually valuable again?

I know you’ve probably heard this before, but the Philadelphia Phillies are not a good baseball team. Sure, they are only seven games out of the first place Washington Nationals, but when one of your best hitters is Freddy Galvis, you know you’re in trouble. However, there is a player on the Phillies who has seemed to emerge from three-year long slump, someone who is somehow...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Howard Is The Hottest Man In Philadelphia

A few weeks ago, we noted that Ryan Howard seemed to be heating up at the plate. He was seeing the ball well, getting lots of solid contact, and finally started to hit some home runs. Since then, he’s hit .324/.370/.632, with five home runs–including one off a lefty yesterday–and 11 RBI. His 1.002 OPS is 7th in the NL among qualifiers over that time, and his .309 ISO (isolated...
Via Phillies Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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