Ramos' unlikely big league dream comes true

The Phillies promoted Edubray Ramos to the big leagues Friday, when they placed right-hander Andrew Bailey on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring. Ramos, 23, is one of the first names folks in the organization mentioned as a potential closer after the Phillies traded Ken Giles to the Astros in December.
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Philadelphia Phillies Weekend Preview: San Francisco Giants

The Philadelphia Phillies weekend series vs. the San Francisco Giants is previewed The Philadelphia Phillies’ free fall continues. They managed to salvage a game against the Twins, but they’ve still lost 13 out of their last 15 games. This isn’t a great time for them to visit the Giants who sit in first place in the […] Philadelphia Phillies Weekend Preview: San Francisco...
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What’s Wrong With Aaron Nola?

The 2016 Phillies were supposed to be a terrible team and lately they’ve been living up (or down) to that expectation. What was not expected, however, was the complete deterioration of Aaron Nola‘s early season success. Entering play on June 11th, Nola had a 2.65 ERA, but now, three starts later, that ERA has risen all the way to 4.11. 2016 Aaron Nola GS IP H ER R BB K ERA...
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What has gone right for the Phillies this month?

Not much, but there have been a few silver linings. The Phillies won a game on Thursday. In this, the Ides of June (yes, I’m making that a new thing), that is a big story. After beating the Twins 7-2 in Minnesota, the Phils have played 22 games this month and won five of them. They are hitting .213/.257/.378 in June, with a wRC+ of 66. Their staff ERA is 4.45, and their run differential...
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17 hours ago

Phillies growing pains aren't easy to watch

The Philadelphia Phillies have nobody excited about baseball in 2016. If you go five hours east, you’ll meet their Pennsylvanian cousins in Pittsburgh who are in playoff contention. If you go two hours north, you find the NL pennant contending New York Mets. However, if you stay in Philly, unfortunately...
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Phillies snap losing streak as Freddy Galvis drives in five

The Phillies finally snapped their nine-game losing streak in a Thursday matinee in Minneapolis, Minnesota against the Twins. Phillies stRter Jerad Eickhoff tried to build on his recent success and translate it into team success. Sick off was aided by the offense of shortstop Freddy Galvis, who drove in five...
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Twins fall 7-3 to Phillies in series finale

MINNEAPOLIS -- Struggling Freddy Galvis homered and drove in a career-high five runs to help the Philadelphia Phillies end a nine-game losing streak, beating the Minnesota Twins 7-3 Thursday.Cesar Hernandez tied a career-high with four hits and slumping Ryan Howard homered as part of his first multiple-hit game since April 29.The Phillies won for just the second time in 15 games...
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Phils' bats back Eickhoff in finale win over Twins

A towering three-run homer in the seventh inning gave Freddy Galvis a career-high five RBIs, as the shortstop powered the Phillies to a 7-3 win over the Twins behind a solid Jerad Eickhoff in Thursday's series finale at Target Field, snapping a season-long nine-game losing streak.
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Phillies prospect doesn't see quick-pitch coming, takes fastball to the chest

Lehigh Valley IronPigs catcher Andrew Knapp wasn't quite ready to receive a quick-pitch from Colton Murray, and the ball walloped his chest protector before he had even looked up to the mound. Knapp remained in the game and joked about the incident later on Twitter.
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In-Depth Phillies-Twins Recap

The Phillies lost. They’re now 30-43.  
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Twins hand Phillies ninth straight loss

Embed from Getty Images By: Theo DeRosa, contributor Final: Twins 6, Phillies 5 MINNEAPOLIS —A two-run triple that glanced off the glove of Peter Bourjos proved crucial in the Phillies' 6–5 loss Wednesday night, the team's ninth straight defeat. The Phillies took a 5–2 lead in the fifth inning but...
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WATCH: Minor league catcher drilled by pitch he wasn't expecting

Pitchers and catchers are known to confuse each other with signs on occasion. That’s especially the case if there’s a runner on second base, and the pitcher and catcher are trying to mix the signs up so that the baserunner isn’t stealing signs (and relaying it back to the hitter). They may not be on the same page and the pitcher throws a fastball when the catcher is expecting...
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Should Phillies Try A Six-Man Rotation?

In April, they had a 3.55 ERA with 156 strikeouts and 32 walks. In May, they had a 4.16 ERA with 139 strikeouts and 44 walks. And so far in June, they have a 6.06 ERA with 96 strikeouts and 36 walks. Phillies starters haven’t been pitching well. Aaron Nola hasn’t looked himself, though he claims nothing is actually wrong. It may be true. Pitchers – especially 23 year olds still...
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Early Runs Continue To Be Problematic

The Philadelphia Phillies struggle continue, as they often find themselves giving up runs early. The Philadelphia Phillies struggles are forming into their season fate. The team is now 12 games under .500, and there seems to be no end in sight for the downward trend. The pitching that once carried this team early in the […] Philadelphia Phillies: Early Runs Continue To Be Problematic...
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Phillies Sign No. 1 Draft Pick Mickey Moniak

The Philadelphia Phillies have announced the signing of No. 1 overall 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft pick Mickey Moniak for $ 6.1 million. Moniak, 18, is an outfielder with great range and a strong bat. The California native has drawn comparisons to current Miami Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich. “Collectively, we believe Mickey was the best player available in the draft,”...
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Now It’s the Phillies Offense That’s Laughably Bad

We have an understanding, right? Neither the Phillies nor Braves were supposed to be good, and neither the Phillies nor Braves are actually good. Winning now was never part of the plan, so in a sense it kind of doesn’t matter what happens on the field. Not on the team level, because the teams were always going to lose. So there’s no point in being too critical, or in laughing...
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Storyline: Putting the Phillies’ Pieces Together

With reinforcements nearing a call-up after Tommy Joseph‘s offensive fireworks, the Philadelphia Phillies may be promoting another outfield bat. But, firstly, Cody Asche and Jimmy Paredes have at least this month to impress general manager Matt Klentak. However, a hot hitter could force the head honcho to authorize another advancement from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to Philly. In...
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Fan runs onto field at Phillies game, takes shirt off

Friday’s Phillies-Diamondbacks game at Citizens Bank Ballpark in Philadelphia had a fun little treat midway through the game. At one point between innings during the game, a fan ran onto the field, took off his shirt, danced around, and then was finally brought down by security. Watch: "The FAN is on the field! The FAN is on the field" — Chris...
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Jose Bautista lands on disabled list after jamming toe on outfield wall

All-Star slugger Jose Bautista was in the middle of another standout campaign for the Toronto Blue Jays, but then he ran into a wall. Literally. The Blue Jays placed Bautista on the 15-day disabled list with a big toe strain, they announced on Friday. Jose Bautista has been placed on 15-day DL due to a big toe strain. —...
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Phillies fan catches foul ball with one hand, holds child and hot dogs in the other

The Philadelphia Phillies got drubbed at home by the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday night, leaving it to the fans in the stands to come up with all of the highlights for the local team. One proud dad delivered, as is so often the case around the baseball world it seems. Adding to the collection of fans who manage to catch a foul ball while holding a child, this Phillies fan father...
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Philadelphia Phillies’ Alec Asher Suspended 80 Games for PED Usage

It was announced Thursday June 16th that Philadelphia Phillies’ minor league pitcher Alec Asher tested positive for dehydrochlormethyltestosterone. The use of this banned performance-enhancing drug has resulted in an 80-day suspension for the right hander, the universal penalty for a first time offender in the MLB. Asher joined the Phillies last season, where he went for a dismal...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Odubel Herrera forgets how many outs there are, gives fan a souvenir

The Philadelphia Phillies got walloped 13-2 by the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday at Citizens Bank Park, and a play in the top of the eighth inning summarized the Phillies’ night quite well. Toronto’s Michael Saunders hit a flyball which Philadelphia center fielder Odubel Herrera caught for the second out of the inning. I repeat, the second out of the inning. Herrera thought...
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Fan at Phillies game catches foul ball while holding daughter (Video)

A fan at Thursday's Philadelphia Phillies game made a fantastic barehanded catch on a foul ball while holding his daughter in his lap and his food tray in his other hand. It happened in the top of the first as Toronto Blue Jays batter Kevin Pillar hit the ball foul into the right field stands. The fan caught it on the fly with his right hand without leaving his seat and without...
Via Holdout Sports
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The Philadelphia Phillies will be back in Contention sooner rather than later

It is May 18 and baseball fans are getting updated on the standings from around Major League Baseball. When checking on the NL East, they were in for surprise. The Philadelphia Phillies had defeated the Marlins and were sitting pretty at 24-17. This young core of talent got off to a great start, but they are now experience growing pains. That is to be expected, but boy that was fun...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Top Phillies prospect Alec Asher suspended 80 games for PEDs

The Philadelphia Phillies Triple-A affiliate will be without one of their most-productive pitchers for a while. Starter Alec Asher of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs has been suspended 80 games for a positive PED test. #Phillies P Alec Asher suspended 80 games (testosterone-related PED). — Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) June 16, 2016 The Phillies released a statement supporting...
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