PHILLIES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Phillies’ Ace Vince Velasquez Solid in Return from 15-Day DL

Philadelphia Phillies ace Vince Velasquez returned to the mound on against the Arizona Diamondbacks Monday night at Chase Field in Arizona. Velasquez, who was on the 15-day disabled list for strained right-biceps, tossed 84 pitches in five innings without allowing a run on five hits while striking out seven. The Phillies scored two runs in the sixth, and would go on to win 8-0,...
Via The Sports Journal
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Phillies prospects Cozens, Pinto are headed to Futures Game; Jim Thome will be hitting coach

Dylan Cozens and Ricardo Pinto will represent the Phillies in the 2016 Futures Game, while Jim Thome will be hitting coach for the U.S. Team.
Via Philliedelphia
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

As Bourjos heats up, Mackanin’s decisions get easier

A friend once asked me: “Do you think Peter Bourjos is a poor man’s Hunter Pence?” “Look at the guy, he runs like him, wears his socks the same and the hustle is always there.” My friend never took into account the hitting display we would see from the once part-time player, who is quickly earning himself a spot in the everyday lineup. Hot of late, the 29-year-old has...
Via Phillies Nation
5 hours ago

Phillies rebuild focusing on pitching, but should it?

Is finding pitching still harder than finding hitting? I’m not so sure. Despite the Phillies' recent slide, just about everyone agrees that the rebuild has gone pretty well this year. Yes, Aaron Nola is slumping. Yes, Maikel Franco hasn’t been quite as good as we’d have hoped. But Jerad Eickhoff is still pitching great. Vincent Velasquez, despite some ups and downs, is an...
Via The Good Phight
5 hours ago

Is 2016 Offense Worst in Phillies History?

In a season once illuminated by a delightful yet fleeting month-and-a-half of overachievement, the Phillies uninspiring offensive attack has once again grabbed the headlines as they enter the meat of their summer schedule. Manager and resident mad scientist Pete Mackanin has done everything in his power to concoct a productive lineup, testing 68 different batting orders through...
Via Crashburn Alley
6 hours ago

Phillies 1B Ryan Howard finally sells Blue Bell home

Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard finally sells home in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania.
Via Philliedelphia
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Edubray Ramos plate appearance goes shockingly well

Wait what in god’s name is he doing up there. Such an anomaly was this that there’s not even a picture of Ramos hitting. You’ll just have to imagine what a confused man looks like holding a piece of lumber. There you go. That’s Ramos. In the Phillies’ sole victory over the Giants this past weekend, Ramos came on with the score freshly 3-2 in the Phillies’ favor, and...
Via The Good Phight
9 hours ago

Tommy Joseph gets big hug for recent onset of yips

Cameron Rupp knew the best way to help his teammate: unconditional love. Baseball’s unseen shame is the awarding of the Golden Sombrero. Following a hitter’s four-strikeout performance and, it is placed by sinister, unknowable baseball forces on his head while he is sleeping that night. The next morning, he awakens and comes out to breakfast, his family, roommates, and/or hotel...
Via The Good Phight
10 hours ago

Phillies Minor League Pitcher Suffers Terrifying Exercise Eye Injury

Former Phillies second-round pick and current Clearwater Threshers pitcher Matt Imhof suffered a possibly career-ending eye injury during a post-game workout. According to Matt Gelb, he was using a resistance band anchored to a wall when “the mounted base broke off the wall” and struck Imhof in the right eye. He has undergone surgery. Imhof was 4-3 with a 3.91 ERA in Clearwater...
Via Crossing Broad
10 hours ago

Velasquez throws 5 strong innings in return, Phillies romp

PHOENIX (AP) Vince Velasquez threw five strong innings in his return from the disabled list and the Philadelphia Phillies opened a three-game series in Arizona with an 8-0 rout of the Diamondbacks on Monday night. Velasquez (6-2), who hadn't pitched since June 8 because of a right biceps strain, gave up five hits and struck out seven with no walks. The 24-year-old right-hander...
Via Associated Press
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies' big inning, Velasquez sink D-backs

In his first start since coming off the disabled list, Vince Velasquez struck out seven over five scoreless innings as the Phillies topped the D-backs in the series opener at Chase Field.
Via Phillies.com
19 hours ago

Return to Arizona a homecoming for Joseph

Phillies' first baseman Tommy Joseph grew up in Scottsdale as a D-backs' fan. On Monday, he played his first game at Chase Field against the D-backs in front of friends and family.
Via Phillies.com
23 hours ago

Phillies Minor League review: June 20-26

Phillies Minor League review: June 20-26
Via Phillies.com
1 day ago

First Impressions of Edubray Ramos

This weekend, right-handed reliever Edubray Ramos became the most recent in the seemingly never-ending parade of prospects to make their Phillies debuts. Given that he’s “just” a relief pitcher, he wasn’t nearly as highly regarded a prospect as recent call-up Zach Eflin or the Iron Pig teammates he leaves behind like Nick Williams, J.P. Crawford, and Jake Thompson. He...
Via Crashburn Alley
1 day ago

What’s wrong with Aaron Nola?

After beginning the season on a stellar note, Aaron Nola is struggling for the Philadelphia Phillies. With how good he has become it’s easy to forget that this is Aaron Nola‘s first full season in the majors. After being called up by the Philadelphia Phillies last season Nola pitched to a 3.56 ERA over 77.2 […] Philadelphia Phillies: What’s wrong with Aaron Nola? - Section...
Via Section215
1 day ago

Phillies aim for first series win of June

Embed from Getty Images San Francisco, CA - The Phillies (32-44) are 6-18 this month, and look to win their first series in June against the NL West leading Giants (48-28) this afternoon. In the first two games of the series, the Phillies offense was slow to get started. However,...
Via Philliedelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies Call Up Reliever Edubray Ramos

The Philadelphia Phillies have promoted top minor-league reliever Edubray Ramos, the team announced on Friday. Ramos, 23, was off to a stellar start in the minors between Double-A Reading and Triple-A Lehigh Valley. In 38 2/3 innings between both teams, the right-hander delivered a 1.16 ERA striking out 41 and walking just four. Ramos joined the Phillies bullpen on Friday night after...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies place Bailey on DL, promote Ramos

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The Philadelphia Phillies have placed right-hander Andrew Bailey on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain and promoted Edubray Ramos from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Bailey was injured covering first base on Wednesday, and the move was announced Friday night. The 23-year-old Ramos is a combined 2-1 with a 1.16 ERA and 10 saves in 12 chances in stints...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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,”...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

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" pic.twitter.com/Z69gp1MCrS — Chris...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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. https://t.co/2iFAx4VsGH pic.twitter.com/ftosk20u7d —...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via The Comeback
11 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...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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