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Ryan Howard watch: Phillies prospect Maikel Franco manning first base today in Lehigh Valley

View image | gettyimages.com Phillies prospect Maikel Franco has been on fire at AAA Lehigh Valley in the early going. Although it is just eight games and 35 at bats, Franco is hitting .371 with a home run and seven RBI. Franco's OPS is currently at 1.122. When the IronPigs...
Via Philliedelphia
15 minutes ago  |  Discuss

April struggles nothing new for Revere

Ben Revere can't put his finger on why April has been such a tough month for him at the plate, but he realizes that his slow starts are an ongoing issue that's been difficult to shake.
Via Philly Sports Live
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Long Ball Plagues Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia Phillies

Philadelphia Phillies’ Cole Hamels (35) receives congratulations from manager Ryne Sandberg after scoring during the third inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Cole Hamels was effective for most of his start on Thursday at Nationals Park. However, he continues to run into...
Via The Sports Journal
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Celebrating Aaron Harang

We rarely talk about Aaron Harang. When we do, it’s usually to describe him as a “safer” player rather than a good one, or perhaps to poke a little fun at his appearance. He never ranks very highly when it comes time to make lists, and we’re generally at a loss to describe his success. […]
Via Fangraphs
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies aim to snap skid behind Sean O'Sullivan

Since looking acceptable over their first six games, the Phillies (3-7) have had no such luck with their past five contests, losing them all. They got swept by the Mets at Citi Field earlier this week and dropped game one of their series with the Nationals yesterday behind a shaky...
Via Philliedelphia
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies hurler Jonathan Pettibone to start extended Spring Training game tonight

The Phillies starting pitching has been brutal to watch in recent days. Yet, it could even be worse if the Phillies lose any pitcher to injury as the team has no real clear-cut options just yet. Chad Billingsley probably needs a few more starts in the minors and the team...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

PN Interview: Rhys Hoskins talks transitioning to pros & his knowledge of Phils history

Rhys Hoskins, image- Jay Floyd First baseman Rhys Hoskins was selected by the Phillies in the 5th round of last year’s amateur draft.  After debuting as a pro, the six-foot-four 225-pounder showed some nice pop, slugging nine homers while lacing 15 doubles and driving in 40 runs to go along with his .237 average over 70 games with short-season Class A Williamsport. Thus far this...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Storyline: The “What Is a Phillie” Answer

Jonathan Papelbon didn’t know that the Phillie in Philadelphia Phillies is not a filly: a female horse under four years of age, a young woman or a girl. But who would expect the closer to know what happened here over 100 seasons ago? Yet, if the local media questioning number 58 had the facts, why didn’t they reveal them during the interview? Despite a Tarnished Clubhouse...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Howard is batting seventh tonight versus Nationals

Phillies lineup vs. Fister: Herrera CF, Galvis SS, Utley 2B, Francoeur RF, Asche 3B, Ruiz C, Howard 1B, Ruf LF, Hamels LHP. — Jake Kaplan (@jakemkaplan) April 16, 2015 The post Ryan Howard is batting seventh tonight versus Nationals appeared first on Total Sports Live.
Via Total Sports Live
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phils catcher Rupp lost his ball against the Mets last night

Philadelphia Phillies Cameron Rupp searches around home plate for the pitch from Jerome Williams while Eric Campbell moves up to second base...And with those 42s all around -- you had no idea who those guys in play were.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies continue to look for lefty relief

Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg explained that Diekman is the only left-hander in the Phillies' bullpen and had pitched five times in the team's first eight games. Sandberg wanted to keep his options open, but if Diekman had pitched the seventh inning a...
Via Philly Sports Live
2 days ago  |  Discuss

TSR Inside Look: Phillies’ Prospect Maikel Franco

I was given the opportunity to go to the beautiful Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, Pennsylvania to sit down and interview Top Phillies prospect Maikel Franco. Some insight into Franco, he is a 22 year old who plays both third and first base. He is a very talented fielder and hitter but needs to develop patience and become more consistent. He’s been a professional baseball player...
Via TopSportsReport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

When Philadelphia shocked the world – Best comebacks of all time

The Philadelphia Phillies have a long and storied history in the National League. The proud team has accomplished some tremendous feats of athleticism on the diamond and suffered some dark times as well. The team is well known for its ability to turn the latter moments into something for the NL history books, with their penchant for shocking comeback wins when fans least expect it...
Via Phillies Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies’ Ben Revere Has Left-Field Potential

Ben Revere #2 of the Philadelphia Phillies makes a catch for an out in the first inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field on July 29, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) On Monday night, during the fifth inning of the Philadelphia Phillies’ game against the New York Mets, outfielder Ben Revere made...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Nation TV, Episode 4: Opening Week, Aaron Nola

In our latest Phillies Nation TV (presented by BQ Basement Systems), here’s what you’ll see: -Pat Gallen & Corey Seidman discuss the Phillies opening week, with the good and the bad. -Rachel Micali joins with some trending topics and a great fan question about Ryan Howard. -The guys have their Fantasy Draft picks, presented by Draft Kings. Corey and Pat are helping to make...
Via Phillies Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Revere: ‘My manhood kind of got hurt a little bit’ on great catch (video)

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Ben Revere has developed a penchant throughout his MLB career for having the flair for the dramatic in the way he goes all-out while making spectacular catches. Oftentimes, such fearlessness in the field can come at the expense of the 26-year-old’s potential well-being. Revere was back at it again during Monday’s 2-0...Read More The post Ben...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies rumors through April 13

Here are the latest Phillies rumors from the past week...
Via PhilsBaseball
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets fan throws beer at Grady Sizemore (VIDEO)

A Mets fan should be banned for life from Citi Field after what he did during the Phillies-Mets matchup. Daniel Murphy crushed a ball off the fence in the fourth inning of the game, and it ricocheted toward Grady Sizemore. Sizemore went to pick the ball up to throw it back toward the infield, and that’s when one particular Mets fan splashed him with a beer.   The Mets won...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies: What can be inferred from Nationals series

On Friday night the weather and the first batter of the Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals match-up seemed as dreary as many fans expect the season to be. But even after Michael Taylor rounded the bases as he led the game off with a solo home-run for the Nationals, something changed. Roberto Hernandez went on to only give up one more hit before exiting the game after...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mets fan throws beer at Grady Sizemore

Usually it’s Philadelphia Phillies fans catching our ire for their poor behavior, but this time it was a New York Mets fan acting like an idiot at a game. During the fourth inning of Monday’s Phillies-Mets game, Daniel Murphy doubled off the right field fence. As Grady Sizemore went to play the ball off the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Alert: A 2nd “Win Day” Season for the Phillies

Roy Halladay‘s favorite pitcher to watch is still on the Philadelphia Phillies and probably will be next year too. And even though Halladay is considering a comeback with the red pinstripes, his Lefty-like dominance is the memory here. That stated, Cole Hamels is the only remaining ace from 2011, and despite only nine victories last summer most of his other stats improved....
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Papelbon: I wants to enter Hall of Fame a member of Red Sox

PHILADELPHIA — Jonathan Papelbon’s life, career and reputation changed forever after the 2011 season.   Papelbon left the Boston Red Sox to sign a four-year, $50 million contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. It’s been a bumpy ride ever since despite the veteran closer still getting the job done between the lines. Papelbon made noise before Wednesday’s game at Citizens...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Francoeur homers, Harang holds down the fort as Phillies beat Red Sox

When the Phillies made offseason moves to acquire Aaron Harang and Jeff Francoeur, not many were expecting the roster moves to turn the Phillies into a division contender. On Wednesday night though, each proved valuable as the Phillies evened the season-opening series against the Boston Red Sox with a 4-2 victory. Francoeur broke out the laser show with a three-run home run over...
Via Macho Row
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon doesn't 'feel much like a Phillie'

PHILADELPHIA — Four years later, Jonathan Papelbon’s heart remains in Boston. Papelbon is in the midst of his fourth season with the Phillies after spending his first seven major league campaigns with the Red Sox. The 34-year-old closer still is adjusting to life in Philadelphia, as the transition hasn’t been quite as smooth as he perhaps anticipated upon signing a four-year...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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