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Ruf has 6 RBIs, Phils win 14-8 to end 10-game skid vs Mets

NEW YORK (AP) Darin Ruf homered and had a career-high six RBIs, powering the Philadelphia Phillies to a 14-8 blowout Tuesday night that emphatically ended their 10-game losing streak to the New York Mets. Leadoff batter Darnell Sweeney drove in three runs for the last-place Phillies, who won for the second time in 15 meetings with the NL East leaders this season. Andres Blanco hit...
Via AP on Fox
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Game Chatter: Aaron Harang vs Jon Niese (9/1/15)

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Via Mets360.com
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pair of relievers among three players called up by Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies bypassed their top prospects and called up three players Tuesday, including a pair of relievers.Right-hander Colton Murray and Cuban righty Dalier Hinojosa were brought up to help bolster Philadelphia's beleaguered bullpen. Veteran catcher Erik Kratz, who played three seasons for the Phillies from 2011-13, also was promoted.Murray is the only one of the...
Via Fox Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Knapp, J.P. Crawford headline Phillies prospects headed to Arizona Fall League

Photo: Kevin Durso, Philliedelphia Double-A Reading clinched a playoff spot on Monday for the first time since 2008 and some of their best and brightest prospects will be heading to Arizona to participate in this year's Fall League. Along with top prospect J.P. Crawford, Jake Kaplan of the Philadelphia Inquirer...
Via Philliedelphia
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Herrera shines in otherwise dull Phillies season

View image | gettyimages.com No one thought much of the Phillies selecting Odubel Herrera from the Texas Rangers during the Rule 5 draft last winter. Although he hit .294 between 2009 and 2014 in the Rangers' minor league system, it's common knowledge that players selected in the Rule 5 draft...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rupp’s lack of Phils knowledge excusable?

Cameron Rupp, image- Jay Floyd Phillies backstop Cameron Rupp is having quite a month.  The righty batting Texan sports a .327 average with seven home runs and 17 RBI in 16 August games. Informed by reporters following Sunday’s game that he is the first Phils rookie catcher to hit seven home runs in a calendar month since 1922, the 26-year-old responded in a noteworthy manner...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies fans continue to make the best plays on foul balls

A Philadelphia Phillies fan makes a nice barehanded snag on a foul ball at Citizens Bank Park.Bam.Please follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Like us on Facebook, Or return home for award winning writing.
Via Bob's Blitz
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Asher's debut spoiled by Padres

View image | gettyimages.com For the eighth time this season, and fifth for a starting pitcher, a new member of the Phillies took the field for his major-league debut. This was Alec Asher, joining three other rookies in the Phillies rotation, as a first-time starter in the majors. It wasn't...
Via Philliedelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Howard + Ruf = Good First Baseman

Ryan Howard vs. RHP 2015: .273/.839, 111 G, 41 R, 25 DBL, 18 HR, 62 RBIRyan Howard vs. RHP Career: .285./.944, 1320 G, 202 DBL, 14 TRPL, 265 HR, 813 RBIDarin Ruf vs. LHP 2015: .365/1.011, 36 G, 11 R, 4 DBL, 4 HR, 12 RBIDarin Ruf vs. LHP Career: .291/.897, 112 G, 32 R, 12 DBL, 12 HR, 32 RBI Ruf's OPS against LHP is .222 better than against RHP in his career.  Howard's OPS against...
Via We Should Be GM's
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies team leaders - August 28

The new names topping the leader boards aren't so new anymore.
Via PhilsBaseball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Phillies' prospect J.P. Crawford a future All-Star?

The Philadelphia Phillies have quality depth in the farm system, but at the very top resides shortstop, J.P. Crawford. Crawford was drafted with the 16th pick in the 2013 MLB draft. Coming out, Crawford was said to be a true shortstop meaning he was projected to be drafted and remain a shortstop for his entire career. So far he has done nothing but live up to expectations and given...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Injuries lead to roster moves, Ogando & Cozens promoted

Necessary roster moves were made on Friday following the placement on the disabled list for two injured players.  Phillies reliever Elvis Araujo will miss time with a groin strain while Reading outfielder Nick Williams is out with a concussion following a collision in the field on Wednesday. Replacing Araujo on the big league roster is righty Nefi Ogando.  The 26-year-old was acquired...
Via Phillies Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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.
Via Bob's Blitz
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Phillies Nation
6 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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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
8 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
9 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...
Via isportsweb.com
12 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
12 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
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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