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Phillies Minor League Roundup - May 26, 2016

Weekend Probables:LHV: TBD, Mark Appel, Zach EflinREA: Ben Lively, TBD, TBDCLR: Tyler Viza, Tom Eshelman, Matt ImhofLWD: Franklyn Kilome, Drew Anderson, Jose TavaresLehigh Valley 11, Pawtucket 4Jake Thompson - 5.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, HR, 6 GB, 7 FBSeverino Gonzalez - 2.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, BB, K, HRCarlos Alonso - 0 for 4, R, 2 BBJ.P. Crawford - 3 for 5, 2 RNick Williams...
Via The Good Phight
41 minutes ago

Phillies' pair among top prospect performers

A look at the best performances from top prospects on Thursday.
Via Phillies.com
9 hours ago

Philadelphia Phillies Weekend Preview: Chicago Cubs

A preview of this weekend’s series between the Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago Cubs The “easy” part of the Philadelphia Phillies’ schedule is over. Now they’ll have to travel to Chicago and take on the powerful Cubs. Chicago Cubs Record: 31-14 (1st in NL Central) Manager: Joe Maddon What’s the deal with the Cubs? The Cubs lead […] Philadelphia Phillies Weekend Preview...
Via Section215
12 hours ago

Jeanmar Gomez thrives as the Phillies’ closer

Philadelphia Phillies manager Pete Mackanin likes what he’s seen this season from closer Jeanmar Gomez. And why not? The 28-year-old Venezuelan has been outstanding. He didn’t give up a run until his fifth appearance out of the bullpen this season. In his last three outings, including a May 25 appearance at Detroit, Gomez has not given up a hit. He’s struck out 18 and walked...
Via Today's Knuckleball
16 hours ago

Inbox: Will Phillies be buyers at Deadline?

Will the Phillies be buyers at the Deadline? What's the future for Ryan Howard? Todd Zolecki tackles these questions in the latest Inbox.
Via Phillies.com
16 hours ago

What Happens if the Phillies are in Contention in July?

This won't happen. But what if it does? The Philadelphia Phillies--your Philadelphia Phillies--currently sit in third place in the National League East with a 26-21 record. They're a mere two games behind the division-leading Nationals and, if you're into looking at Wild Card standings in May, only a game behind the Pirates for the second spot. We didn't expect it, we didn't predict...
Via The Good Phight
17 hours ago

Digging into Franco's Struggles

In 2015 Maikel Franco gave us hope that the Phillies already had a key piece of their future world dominant offense. But so far in 2016 Maikel Franco looks more like a placeholder than a prospect. What has changed? What should we look for as Franco works through his first prolonged slump in the Majors? (Ed. Note: This was written after the first game of this Tigers series. It does...
Via The Good Phight
19 hours ago

Five Prospects to Keep an Eye On

As the  Phillies season rolls on, we take a look at five intriguing prospects down in the minor leagues, and examine their impact once they make the show. Perhaps the lone bright spot in otherwise a dismal year in Philadelphia sports, the 2016 Philadelphia Phillies have come out of nowhere to put up a respectable […] Philadelphia Phillies: Five Prospects to Keep an Eye On - Section...
Via Section215
1 day ago

Phillies' Odubel Herrera is putting up Mickey Mantle numbers

Philadelphia's bat-flipping, on-base machine deserves to be in this summer's All-Star Game conversation. If you're not paying attention to the 2016 Phillies, now might be the time to start. While a negative run differential may eventually derail the team's surprising 26-21 start, this franchise is on the upswing, far removed from hitting rock...
Via NJ.com
1 day ago

Aaron Nola’s Master Class vs. Miguel Cabrera

With the surprising performance of the 2016 Phillies to date, members of their starting rotation have been getting a little more attention than was expected to start the year. Vincent Velasquez grabbed headlines with his 16-strikeout shutout in April, but Aaron Nola‘s rise to national prominence has been much more gradual. His numbers don’t immediately jump off a FanGraphs...
Via Crashburn Alley
1 day ago

Phillies rumors: Club 'struggling' with No. 1 pick decision

The Philadelphia Phillies reportedly are struggling to determine which player they should select with the No. 1 overall pick in June's MLB Draft.
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Herrera's shot leads offensive burst as Phillies avoid sweep

Odubel Herrera didn't need to worry about running this one out. After being benched by Pete Mackanin during Monday's game for not hustling down the line a bobbled ground ball in the seventh inning, Herrera went hitless on Tuesday. But he smashed a three-run homer in the fourth inning on Wednesday to give the Phillies a 5–1 lead.
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies’ 3B Maikel Franco exits with right ankle sprain

[UPDATE]: According to a report from Matt Breen of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Phillies’ third baseman Maikel Franco exited Wednesday’s matchup against the Tigers due to a right ankle sprain: Maikel Franco has a right ankle sprain. — Matt Breen (@matt_breen) May 25, 2016 The Philadelphia Phillies must now attempt to wrap up their 26th victory of the season without third...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Aggressive Blanco steals home for Phillies

The Phillies, trying to ignite their struggling offense in support of young starter Aaron Nola, swiped a run off the Tigers with a double steal, allowing Andres Blanco to steal home in the second inning for a run on Wednesday afternoon at Comerica Park.
Via Phillies.com
1 day ago

Miguel Cabrera gives thumbs up to Jeremy Hellickson on strikeout pitch

In the first two games of their series in Detroit, the Philadelphia Phillies have struggled to control Miguel Cabrera, but Phillies right-hander Jeremy Hellickson got the future Hall of Famer to go down swinging on Tuesday night. Cabrera was impressed, and extended a seal of approval on the good pitch from the Phillies’ starter with a thumbs up. Hellickson got Cabrera to swing...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies J.P. Crawford No. 2 ranked prospect on ESPN countdown

Philadelphia Phillies prospect J.P. Crawford was ranked highly on a top 25 prospects countdown that was released Tuesday.
Via Philliedelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies manager benches team's best hitter after he jogged to first

The Philadelphia Phillies have been surprisingly good this season, having a 25-20 record and sitting just two games back of the first-place Washington Nationals in the NL East. Center fielder Odubel Herrera has played a big role in the team's success this season, slashing .335/.445/.456 with four home runs and six steals. He made his manager Pete Mackanin very angry against the Detroit...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies: Buyers at the deadline?

About a quarter of the way through the season, the Philadelphia Phillies sit in an awkward situation as the most surprising team in baseball. Expected to finish in the cellar of the NL East again this season by many as they continue their rebuilding process, the Phillies sit at 25-19 as of this writing and 2 games out of first place in the NL East. Could they keep up their recent...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

What should the Philadelphia Phillies do with Jerad Eickhoff?

The overachieving Philadelphia Phillies are off to a great start this year. Currently, they have a record of 25-19 sitting in third place in the NL East. Only three teams have more wins than the Phillies in the National League: the Chicago Cubs, Washington Nationals, and San Francisco Giants. The Phillies biggest bright spot this season has been their pitching. According to espn...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies: Crawford to Triple A

The Philadelphia Phillies have hit a rough patch in the last few days and will have to stave off the last-place Atlanta Braves today in order to avoid a three-game series sweep. While the Phillies have overachieved for much of this year (and even spent a few days in first place in the NL East this week) they have once again began a slide and now sit in third place, though they trail...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Trio of arms leading the way for Phillies dominant bullpen

The Philadelphia Phillies picked up their 24th victory of the season on Wednesday night, putting them seven games over .500 (24-17) and in a first-place tie for the National League East lead with the Washington Nationals. At that point, the Chicago Cubs were the only team in Major League Baseball with more wins than the Fightin' Phils. That's pretty impressive for a team...
Via The Sports Quotient
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Let’s Talk About the Phillies’ Playoff Odds (!)

It’s May 19th, and the Phillies are in first place in the National League East. Yes, the Phillies. The team that generated a 1,000 “tanking is ruining the sport” articles this winter has, six weeks into the season, the third-best record in the National League. As Jeff Sullivan noted this morning, their remarkably excellent bullpen has been one of the primary drivers of the...
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Phillies Have Had Baseball’s Best Bullpen

The Phillies won again on Wednesday. So this is already off to a silly start, but anyhow, here’s more or less how they did it. When you allow two runs, you don’t have to do much at the plate to win, and though the Phillies never do much at the plate, they did enough against Tom Koehler to make a winner out of Jeremy Hellickson. Hellickson gave way to David Hernandez, who turned...
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies fan saves wife from taking foul ball in the face (video)

Monday’s game between the Philadelphia Phillies and Miami Marlins avoided disaster thanks to the keen reflexes of one Phillies fan. Freddy Galvis smashed a ball into the stands, and in hindsight, it could have done some pretty serious damage had a fan not been paying attention: Well done, right? According to MLB.com’s Adrian Garro, the now-Internet famous duo are Dennis and...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies fan saves wife from getting drilled in face by foul ball (vid)

A quick-thinking Philadelphia Phillies fan with catlike reflexes narrowly saved his wife from getting drilled in the face with a ball hit into the stands during Monday’s Philadelphia Phillies-Miami Marlins game at Citizens Bank Park. The drama unfolded in the bottom of the 4th inning when Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis fouled a Adam Conley offering up into the stands. The...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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