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Philadelphia Phillies at Miami Marlins series primer

Fresh off their first off day following 17 consecutive contests, the Miami Marlins (74-81) close out their 2014 home schedule with a three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies (71-85). Since losing slugger Giancarlo Stanton on Sept. 11, the Marlins have gone 3-7. The offense has averaged just 2.5 runs per game, being held to three or fewer seven times. The injury bug struck...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

How The Braves Could Impact Amaro’s Future

On Monday, the Braves fired GM Frank Wren after being officially eliminated from the 2014 Postseason. Wren spent 15 years in the Braves organization, and was GM since 2007. Similarly, Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. has been with the Phillies since 1998, and GM since 2008. The Braves made the playoffs three times under Wren, and were up near 90 wins several times. Under Amaro, the...
Via Phillies Nation
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Alert: Franco Plays Where, Phillies?

When was the last time the Philadelphia Phillies went into the offseason with this many difficult decisions regarding Maikel Franco and other players? There will be a published Red Alert and/or Storyline each week.  Please, scroll down for this edition of Pinstripe Focus: The Elimination Process. RED ALERT Welcome, Newcomers: This article represents the thinking of a...
Via isportsweb.com
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies at Miami Marlins Preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. Cole Hamels and Henderson Alvarez have gone toe-to-toe twice this year, including a back-and-forth pitchers' duel earlier this month. Fans could be in for more of the same Tuesday night as the Philadelphia Phillies open a three-game road series against the Miami Marlins. Hamels (9-7, 2.47 ERA) is looking to win...
Via AP on Fox
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies at Miami Marlins Preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. Cole Hamels and Henderson Alvarez have gone toe-to-toe twice this year, including a back-and-forth pitchers' duel earlier this month. Fans could be in for more of the same Tuesday night as the Philadelphia Phillies open a three-game road series against the Miami Marlins. Hamels (9-7, 2.47 ERA) is looking to win...
Via Fox Sports Florida
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies-Marlins Preview

Cole Hamels and Henderson Alvarez have gone toe-to-toe twice year, including a back-and-forth pitchers' duel earlier this month. Fans could be in for more of the same Tuesday night as the Philadelphia Phillies open a three-game road series against the Miami Marlins. Hamels (9-7, 2.47 ERA) is looking to win back-to-back starts for the first time in almost two months after earning...
Via AP on Fox
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Hold a Private Workout for Cuban Top Prospect

As reported this past week, the Phillies have expressed legitimate interest in slugging outfielder, Yasmani Tomas (23 years old). The Phillies attended Tomas’s workout at the Giants complex in the Dominican Republic. They must have seen something they liked from the Cuban prospect, leading them to hold a private workout...
Via Philliedelphia
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yasmani Tomas Having Private Workout For Phillies Today

Cuban slugger Yasmani Tomas held his showcase in the Dominican Republic on Sunday, and by all accounts every major league team including the Mets had scouts in attendance. The most serious potential suitors had their front office brass there. Now the pretenders can go home and return to their regularly scheduled programming, while the contenders ask Tomas to attend their private...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yasmani Tomas Having Personal Workout For Phillies Today

Cuban slugger Yasmani Tomas held his showcase in the Dominican Republic on Sunday, and by all accounts every major league team including the Mets had scouts in attendance. The most serious potential suitors had their front office brass there. Now the pretenders can go home and return to their regularly scheduled programming, while the contenders ask Tomas to attend their private...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Phillies Have One Week Left of This

A week from tonight, the Phillies season will be over, and the off-season will begin. With 85 losses after today's 8-6 loss to the A's, the Phillies won't figure into any more meaningful games. Both Miami and Atlanta are playing out the string at this point, and this final week...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Neil Huntington is My Hero

At the time when the Phillies were spiraling out of contention, the Pirates were skyrocketing into it. Pittsburgh's winning way isn't out of luck, but rather a plan, a fundamentally sound economic approach in the land of bloated contracts to "stars" past their primes. "We’re going to continue to have to pay guys for what we believe they’re going to do...
Via We Should Be GM's
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phils Come Up Short

The Phillies ended their west coast swing this week with an extra inning loss to the Oakland Athletics on Sunday. The A’s took the series from the Phils, and Philadelphia went 2-5 on the trip. A.J. Burnett started for the Phillies and struggled badly early on. He lasted just 4.1 innings, and allowed six earned […]
Via Philly Sports Live
1 day ago  |  Discuss

MAG Surrenders Tenth-Inning HR, Phils Lose 8-6

The Phillies out-hit the A’s thirteen to nine but fell short in the column that counts: runs. Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez allowed a tenth-inning Nate Freiman single before Josh Donaldson drove a 94 MPH fastball to center field, ending the game in favor of the Athletics, 8-6. Byrd Starts Hot Marlon Byrd doubled in the first inning, scoring Chase Utley. In the top of the third, Byrd...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gameday 156: Phillies at Athletics

Philadelphia Phillies (71-84) at Oakland Athletics (84-70) Starting Pitchers: PHI: A.J. Burnett (8-17, 4.40 ERA) vs. OAK: Scott Kazmir (14-9, 3.44 ERA)  Time: 4:05 EST, O.co Coliseum TV: CSN Weather: Sunny, 71 Media: Twitter and Facebook A note for today: The Phillies look to pick up a series win against the AL’s second Wild Card team. Burnett looks to end his season strong...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A.J. Burnett takes the Hill in Rubber Match Against the A's

#455806758 / gettyimages.com Yesterday, the Phillies (71-84) shutout the A’s (84-70), tying the series at a game apiece. The pitching in the game was excellent. Starter, Jerome Williams (6-7 4.71 ERA), pitched seven strong innings, only giving up four hits and a walk. The bullpen followed with two scoreless innings,...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giles’ Rookie Season is Best Historically Among Phils Freshman

There have been a number of amazing relief pitching performances in the Major Leagues this year. The resurrections of once top prospects Wade Davis (9-2, 3 saves, 0.93 ERA) and Andrew Miller (14.84 K/9 IP) have gotten a lot of attention, as has the meteoric rise of Yankees’ reliever Dellin Betances (1.33 ERA, 13.50 K/9 IP). Aroldis Chapman (2.20 ERA, 17.45 K/9 IP) is averaging...
Via Phillies Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies 3, Athletics 0

Jerome Williams made history and the Phillies snapped out of their late-season funk with a 3-0 win over the Athletics on Saturday. Williams pitched seven scoreless innings to become the first pitcher in major league history to beat one team three times in the same season with three different ballclubs, according to Elias Sports Bureau. Williams (4-2) had previously defeated the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerome Williams Makes History Against Oakland

Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez is 4-0 against divisional rival Oakland A’s this season. Close behind is Jerome Williams with three wins. But let’s face it, the Philadelphia Phillies righty is no Hernandez…even though Williams is the one that made history Saturday night against Oakland with a 3-0 victory. You see, according to Elias Sports Bureau, the 32-year-old became...
Via Hall of Very Good
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rollins return still uncertain

Jimmy Rollins hasn’t played in a game for the Philadelphia Phillies since September 8th because of a strained hamstring. Rollins has been working out, running the bases, but the team is uncertain when he’ll actually return. My question is why even bother? We’re entering the final week of the season and for a team not in the race why not give the kids some action. “There...
Via My Sports Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Giles Notches First MLB Save, Phils Win 3-0

Ken Giles entered the ninth inning in a situation he hasn’t yet faced in the Major Leagues earlier today: in his 42nd Major League appearance, the Albuquerquean entered a 3-0 game, Phils ahead, with a chance to earn his first big league save. On his 24th birthday, Giles got Stephen Vogt to strike out swinging then got third baseman Josh Donaldson to pop out to Marlon Byrd. The...
Via Phillies Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Birthday Boy Giles Earns First Career Save in Phils Victory

Heading into today's game, the Phillies were looking to change their fortunes not only in interleague play, but play on the west coast in general. Last night, the Phillies faced Jon Lester. David Buchanan had one rough inning and the Phillies couldn't recover. The rookie only allowed three runs, making...
Via Philliedelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A-Okay

Jerome Williams showed again today why he deserves to be in the Phillies 2015 starting rotation. Since joining the Phils, all he’s done is throw quality starts and keep the opposition honest. He’s gone at least six innings and allowed two runs or less in four of his last six starts. Today was more of […]
Via Philly Sports Live
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sizing Up Sandberg: Papelbon puts skipper in tough spot

Nice move: Ryne Sandberg has looked a lot like a robot this season. Everything about him, from his cliché, seemingly auto-prepared answers, to his actions in the dugout and even being around him he just seems very robotic. Well on Tuesday, he made a nice gesture that showed a more...
Via Philliedelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

LHP Loewen is a candidate for Phils rotation next season

With a considerable level of anticipation that the Phillies will experience some turnover with their pitching staff leading to next season, it feels as though fans and media alike have begun to say goodbye to certain hurlers. Who replaces those arms promises to be the focus of the team’s offseason. A candidate to fill a void in the Phillies’ rotation next is former big leaguer...
Via Phillies Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Injury Update: Domonic Brown scratched

The Philadelphia Phillies fell to the Oakland A's on Friday by the score of 3-1. The loss dropped the Phillies to 70-84 on the season. The Phillies got their only run on a solo home run by Ryan Howard off Jon Lester, who won his 16th game of the season. The Phillies were without left fielder Domonic Brown, who was scratched from the lineup. #455650336 / gettyimages.comMatt...
Via MLB Injury News
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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