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Padres face Phillies for 3-game series

Aaron Nola approaches each start for the Philadelphia Phillies as another opportunity to learn more about being a successful major league pitcher. Coming off the best outing of his young career, Nola looks to help the Phillies avoid a fifth consecutive defeat and continue their success against the visiting San Diego Padres on Friday night. Since making his major league debut July...
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2016 Phillies schedule hits the internet

If you are like me, you like to plan your life around Phillies road trips. So, I am always looking for the next season's schedule as soon as possible. The schedule has leaked and here it is: #Phillies 2016 schedule — Philly Sports News (@PhillyAlertNews) August 27, 2015 Here...
Via Philliedelphia
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Cornelius Randolph stays hot, Jorge Alfaro debuts for GCL Phillies; Double-A Reading wins again

View image | The season is winding down in the minor leagues and plenty of the Phillies minor league clubs are fighting for a spot in the playoffs, with Advanced 'A' Clearwater having already clinched. With a farm system filled with new prospects along with home grown talent, this...
Via Philliedelphia
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Catching prospect Alfaro debuts with GCL Phillies

New Phillies prospect Jorge Alfaro made his Phillies organization debut on Thursday, going 1-for-1 while reaching base twice after being hit with a pitched ball.  Starting at catcher for the Phils’ rookie level Gulf Coast League team, the Colombia native left the game early after three plate appearances. Reached via text message, Phillies director of player development Joe Jordan...
Via Phillies Nation
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Phillies have finally escaped from payroll hell

By the time the 2015 season has concluded, the Philadelphia Phillies will have spent over $1.1 billion on their payroll from 2009 (the year after their 2008 World Championship) through 2015. The only teams to spend more over the same time period are the Yankees, Red Sox, and thanks to a surge over the last three seasons, the Dodgers. But those three teams, along with the Tigers...
Via Bloguin Best
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The best thing bout the Phillies is watching Eickhoff's WAG Morgan Lane watch him

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jerad Eickhoff's girlfriend Morgan Lane reacts to his pitching in the 1st inning vs. the NY Mets. And it is just too cute.To be honest, rooted for Mets scoring just to have more video of Morgan Lane reacting...Please follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Like us on Facebook, Or return home for award winning writing.
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Red Alert: 1 Rebuilding Phillie Short

In the second half, the view is of two different teams: The first squad of Philadelphia Phillies played before Maikel Franco‘s wrist injury, and the second is now toiling without their third baseman. But while the pessimist believed the winning would taper off more quickly than it did, the optimist thinks the Phils will be competitive again. Which camp are you in? Or do you have...
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Aaron Altherr out of the Phillies starting lineup, again

The Phillies’ starting lineup for Wednesday night’s game against the rival Mets has been released, and Aaron Altherr’s name is nowhere to be seen. Phillies tonight — Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyCSN) August 26, 2015 Why is Altherr sitting the bench for his third-straight game? The 24-year-old is batting just .222 in a severely small sample size ...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

John Richy impressive in Clearwater debut; Zach Eflin hurls gem for Double-A Reading

John Richy made his Phillies organization debut on Tuesday night for Clearwater. (Photo: Baseball Betsy) The Phillies are currently engaged in a four-game set with the first-place Mets. Fans have gotten to see some young talent with the big league club over the past few weeks with Jerad Eickhoff's debut,...
Via Philliedelphia
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WATCH: Larry Bowa gets ejected, threatens Mets player

    Philadelphia Phillies bench coach Larry Bowa went ballistic on Tuesday night, and it appears his frustration was at least two days in the making. During the seventh inning of a 6-5 loss to the New York Mets, Phillies outfielder Jeff Francoeur jumped out of the dugout to protest after Mets reliever Hansel Robles tried to quick-pitch Darin Ruf as Ruf was still getting settled...
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Phillies Nation Episode 20: Amaro’s Future, Trade Evaluations & Knapp Feature

This week on Phillies Nation, Kevin Cooney of Calkins Media and the Bucks County Courier Times joins Rachel and Corey to evaluate the Phillies’ recent trades as well as discuss Ruben Amaro‘s future with the Phillies.  Plus, Jay Floyd has a special report on Andrew Knapp, Reading’s hot switch-hitting catcher. Check out this week’s episode in the media player below and look...
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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...
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Phillies' Howard bottoms out, tossed out by the seat of Flores' pants

Philadelphia Phillies manager Pete Mackanin term his team's latest setback "embarrassing." That one of his veteran players turned in the most embarrassing moment of the game didn't make the loss any easier to digest.Veteran Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard failed to run out a scorching line drive and turned a sure hit into an out during a 16-7 beat-down by the New York Mets on...
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Philadelphia Phillies Fall Victim to the Long Ball in Loss to New York Mets

PHILADELPHIA, PA – AUGUST 24: Wilmer Flores #4 of the New York Mets hits a three-run home run in the fifth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on August 24, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images) If a team scores seven runs off of Jacob deGrom in just 2.2 innings, it’s safe to say they won that game right? Well in...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

David Wright surprises Mets with cookies upon return

The New York Mets laid a 16-7 beat down on the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on Monday, socking out a whopping eight home runs in the comeback win. The big victory marked the celebrated return of superstar David Wright, who was back in  the lineup after nearly four months away from the team and hit a homer himself. And he ingratiated himself to his teammates by surprising...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wilmer Flores throws out Ryan Howard from his butt (VIDEO)

The Phillies may want to brief Ryan Howard on the fundamentals of baseball — namely running out every play.Watch as Mets second baseman Wilmer Flores throws out Howard from his butt Monday night when the Phillies' slugger runs towards the dugout instead of first base thinking Flores made the catch: Route efficiency: 0. — MLB GIFS...
Via The Other Paper
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Chase Utley thanks fans in Philadelphia newspaper ad

Chase Utley, one of the most beloved, celebrated and admired Philadelphia Phillies players in some time, returned the love to the fans who passionately cheered for him during his stellar, 12-plus career with the team by taking out an ad in both the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News to thank them for all their support. Utley was dealt to the Los Angeles Dodgers...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Love 4 Blanco & 2016 Roster

Let's celebrate Andres Blanco.  Over the past two years he's played all over the infield and hit extremely well for a utility guy.  In 96 games he's hit .295/.875 with a 1.8 WAR.  That's great production from someone signed to a minor league contract in each season. He remains under team control through 2016, so expect him to be back in the same capacity next year. Speaking of...
Via We Should Be GM's
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies team leaders - August 22

First post-Utley edition...sigh.
Via PhilsBaseball
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies: Is Maikel Francos’ year done?

Maikel Franco has been one of the only beacons of hope in this lost season for the Philadelphia Phillies. Since being called up, Franco is batting .277 with 13 home runs and 48 RBIs. The 22-year old has been in the conversation for rookie of the year and appears to be a rising star for this Phillies team. However after recently being placed on the DL for a wrist injury, it is uncertain...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Chase Utley’s enduring Philadelphia Phillies legacy

In a time where more often than not, players are in passing more than in place, Chase Utley was Philadelphia’s constant. He was an identifiable presence, although from a much different place, but one who became synonymous with the greatest era of Phillies’ baseball, while naturally embodying everything that the city he made his baseball home embodied. Now a member of the Los...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Chase Utley appears unlikely to be traded

Fans of the Giants, Dodgers, Angels, and Cubs should probably temper their expectations for a new second baseman over the final two weeks of August. The four teams have all been tied to Phillies second baseman Chase Utley, but it’s looking less and less likely that Utley will be dealt. GM Ruben Amaro this morning @SportsRadioWIP "Chase Utley likely to be w #Phillies rest...
Via The Outside Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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