Slam-a-lam-a-ding-dong: Phillies 7, Marlins 4

Franco-doubters, show yourselves. This is the moment you feared. The moment presented itself: Early in the game, down a couple runs, three Phillies had singled themselves on base. Juan Samuel, putting more faith in Christian Yelich’s arm than he probably deserved, had thrown up a stop sign for Vince Velasquez at third, loading the bases for the Phillies’ young clean-up hitter...
Via The Good Phight
46 minutes ago

Phils win fifth straight, above .500

It was the official coming out party for Maikel Franco in tonight’s 7-4 win over the fish. The slugger entered the game with a .171 average and after a 3-for-4 day, that included a grand slam to center field, his average finally rose above the Mendoza line at .203. Our own Daniel Walsh cited Franco’s poor statistical numbers, but came to the conclusion that the third baseman...
Via Phillies Nation
2 hours ago

Franco drills grand slam vs. Marlins

Maikel Franco might be heating up. He crushed a grand slam to left-center field in the third inning of Wednesday night's game against the Marlins at Citizens Bank Park. He hit a 2-2 fastball from Marlins left-hander Wei-Yen Chen a projected 419 feet, according to Statcast™. The ball left his bat at 107 mph.
4 hours ago

Callup not imminent despite Alfaro's torrid run

Triple-A Lehigh Valley catcher Jorge Alfaro is the Phillies' No. 3 prospect and the No. 67 prospect in baseball, according to MLBPipeline. He entered Wednesday hitting .377 (23-for-61) with one double, two triples, three home runs, 10 RBIs and a 1.003 OPS in 15 games. But it might be a while before Alfaro is promoted, even if he keeps hitting well. Alfaro, 23, is in his final option...
4 hours ago

Buchholz still hopes to pitch again this season

Clay Buchholz said he apologized to the Phillies following his right elbow surgery last week.
5 hours ago

Clay Buchholz apologized to Phillies for getting hurt

Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Clay Buchholz recently suffered a potential season-ending injury to his throwing arm, and he apparently feels some sense of responsibility for it.Buchholz spoke to the media on Wednesday and said that he apologized to general manager Matt Klentak and others on the team for getting injured, per Todd Zolecki of The 32-year-old Buchholz tore...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Phillies MLR 4/25/17: Alfaro and Dominguez shine in a rainy evening

Phillies Minor League Roundup for 4/25/17 Today’s Probables: LHV: Cesar RamosREA: Tom EshelmanCLR: Jose TavaresLWD: GM1 JoJo Romero, GM2 Ranger Suarez Reading, Harrisburg (ppd due to rain)Lakewood, Delmarva (ppd due to rain) Lehigh Valley 8, Columbus 5 Ricardo Pinto - 5.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, WP, 3 GB, 5 FBHoby Milner - 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 KRoman Quinn - 3 for 4, 2...
Via The Good Phight
14 hours ago

Crashburn Roundtable: Early Season Opinions

We are roughly 3 weeks into the major league season, and the Phillies have been fairly average. That is a big improvement over the projections which still see them as one of the worst teams in baseball. Almost every part of the team has had its ups and its downs. It may be too early to make some big sweeping judgments about the season, but the staff here has some opinions on the...
Via Crashburn Alley
15 hours ago

After two nights, do you even remember the Phillies?

Who are these strange, striped men, threatening us with baseball? Once more this spring, baseball came back. Rumors that the Phillies would start playing real baseball - cold, wet, industrial baseball, not the citrus-scented, warm-weather theatrics they put on in South Florida for over a month - were incredibly true. While they soldiered through nine innings of clammy ball n Cincinnati...
Via The Good Phight
16 hours ago

Phillies trade rumors - Revisiting Howard's extension, Bruce almost became a Phillie

MLBTR was much kinder on that awful contract than I have been.
Via PhilsBaseball
17 hours ago

Philadelphia Phillies, Miami Marlins postponed due to rain (Apr 25, 2017)

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Philadelphia Phillies: Aaron Altherr deserves to be an everyday starter

Last year, the door was open for Aaron Altherr to solidify his spot as a starting outfielder for the Philadelphia Phillies. Unfortunately for Altherr, a preseason wrist injury effectively ended his season before it could even begin. At 25 years old, a starting spot in the outfield was clearing his for the taking. Outfielders Peter Bourjos and Tyler Goeddel were the opening day starters...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Phillies' 4-Corners Offense

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Fact or Fiction: Nola, Hernandez and the 2017 Phillies

We’re still not even close to where we need to be to get a decent statistical sample size for the 2017 Phillies, but we can definitely start to see outliers and statistical anomalies in some performances so far. So it’s a good time to pop open the hood and take a look underneath some of the traditional stats and examine who is putting up numbers unlikely to be sustained over...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago

Nola Injured and the Phillies Make a Trade

The Phillies 40 man roster will be a story all year, as they navigate the 11 players they added in front of the Rule 5 draft. With Clay Buchholz’s season ending injury and Elniery Garcia’s PED suspension, the roster opened up some. This was all just in time for injuries to hit the Phillies elsewhere. The heart attack inducing injury was to Aaron Nola’s back. Right now, all...
Via Crashburn Alley
2 days ago

Annnd Aaron Nola is on the DL

Aaron Nola came out of the gate throwing harder this year and picked up two wins in this first three starts, while striking out 13 in his first two appearances. He didn’t look so good in his win on Thursday, though, when he struck out only two and walked four, while seeing a dip in his velocity: Now he’s on the new(!) 10-day with a lower back strain. The move is retroactive...
Via Crossing Broad
2 days ago

Phillies team leaders - April 24

Here's what the leaderboard looks like for a .500 baseball team.
Via PhilsBaseball
2 days ago

Philadelphia Phillies: Is César Hernández the second baseman of the future?

So far this season César Hernández has been the Philadelphia Phillies best batter. Nothing against Odubel Herrera who’s certainly not disappointed at the plate, but dual combo of Hernández’s speed and contact skills have placed him on the base paths in 14 of the Phillies 17 games this season. While Hernández has been on the team for five years, he was actually signed as...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies came close to acquiring Jay Bruce in trade

Jay Bruce has absolutely crushed the Phillies this season. The crazy thing is he actually could have been playing for them this season had things turned out a little differently.According to Newsday’s Marc Carig, the Phillies came close to acquiring Bruce in a trade with the Mets during the offseason.We knew the Mets were open to trading Bruce after he performed below expectations...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies are still in a rebuilding process

It breaks my heart to see a few Phillies players getting down on themselves after getting swept by a stacked New York Mets team.It’s easy to criticize the Phillies so far as the pitching has struggled and times are getting rough but it is also a team that is still rebuilding.The Phillies looked really good in their series against the Washington Nationals a week ago taking two of...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Yoenis Cespedes Hits 3-HR Against Phillies

Yoenis Cespedes became the 2nd Met ever with his 3 home run game against the Philadelphia Phillies. Cespedes is playing in Citizens Bank Ballpark in Philadelphia and just hit a double, making him 4-4 on the night. Cespedes came into the game with just 1 home run and a slash line of .154/.267/.308. This is the jump start that fantasy owners were looking for after a less than stellar...
Via The Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Collins jokes about asking FBI to find ‘the real Jose Reyes’

Jose Reyes has gotten off to a terrible start at the plate in the initial days of the 2017 MLB season. So much so, in fact, that New York Mets skipper Terry Collins cracked a joke about enlisting the services of the FBI to discover the whereabouts of the “real” version of the infielder.“I’ve got the FBI out looking for the real Jose Reyes,” Collins said, via the New York...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 days ago  |  Discuss

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