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Klein, 'pen look to thwart Mets' WC hopes

There won't be any scoreboard watching as the Mets play the second game of the series against the Phillies on Saturday. Their Wild Card fate is in the hands of Bartolo Colon. But first Colon must best the Phillies, who start Phil Klein but will rely mostly on their bullpen, as Klein hasn't started a game since the beginning of September.
Via Phillies.com
7 hours ago

Asher completes impressive turnaround year

If everybody returns healthy in February 2017, Alec Asher will be a part of a stable of impressive young Phillies arms. Asher made his final start of the season Friday night in a 5-1 loss to the Mets at Citizens Bank Park. He allowed five hits and three runs and struck out four in six-plus innings. He went 2-1 with a 2.28 ERA in five starts. His performance this month is a dramatic...
Via Phillies.com
8 hours ago

Phillies’ Freddy Galvis leaves with hamstring injury

Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis left Friday night’s game against the New York Mets with a tight right hamstring. He was pinch-hit for in the bottom of the seventh inning by Andres Blanco, who promptly struck out. Galvis left the game 1-for-3 with two strikeouts of his own. This season has been a career-year for […] The post Phillies’ Freddy Galvis leaves with...
Via Today's Knuckleball
10 hours ago

Eflin has successful surgery on left knee

The Phillies announced Friday night that right-hander Zach Eflin had successful surgery to repair his left patella tendon. Eflin will be immobilized for six weeks, but he is expected to make a full recovery and be ready by Spring Training. The Phillies placed Eflin on the disabled list in August because of patellar tendinopathy in both knees. He had surgery to repair the right knee last month.
Via Phillies.com
10 hours ago

Good riddance, Turner Field: Braves 5, Phillies 2

The 2016 Phillies: Blowing chances they never had Despite the fact that the Phillies have been emitting their 2016 death knell for over a week now, the season just keeps rolling on. Baseball demands that they play 162 games, so that’s what they’ll do. They played yet one more last night, a 5-2 loss to the Braves that featured an injury and a messy inning. Honestly, if Jeremy...
Via The Good Phight
16 hours ago

Which Phillies could succeed Howard as team leader?

On Sunday afternoon, fans will enter Citizens Bank Park just as they always do. They’ll push through the turnstiles, walk past the man selling programs, through the sea of ballpark food, and to their seats. Dan Baker will settle in to announce the lineups, as per his routine. Upon reaching the fifth name on his list, he’ll pause before exploding into, “Number 6, playing first...
Via Phillies Nation
16 hours ago

Ryan Howard by the Numbers

With Ryan Howard’s last game as a Phillie approaching on Sunday, here’s part one in a short series about his career. First we look at his numbers. We all know regardless of our love/hate/annoyed relationship with Howard that he’ll go down as one of the all-time great Phillies – they might as well build a new Wall of Fame wing just for him, Chase, Cole, Chooch, and Jimmy –...
Via Crossing Broad
16 hours ago

Mets at Phillies: Final Series of the Season Preview

In a series that will wrap up the fifth straight season in which the Phillies (70-89) have failed to reach the postseason, the host club will likely see a division rival clinch a playoff berth on their home turf.  The Phils will host the Mets (85-74), who hold a magic number of two to lock down a National League Wild Card spot, for a three-game set beginning Friday night. With the...
Via Phillies Nation
20 hours ago

Philadelphia Phillies Weekend Preview: New York Mets

A preview of the series between the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets The Philadelphia Phillies‘ 2016 season will mercifully come to an end this weekend. They are sputtering to the finish line having lost their last four games, and seven of their last ten. While this series means little for the Phillies, it does […] Philadelphia Phillies Weekend Preview: New York Mets ...
Via Section215
20 hours ago

Phillies' Ryan Howard deserves special goodbye from fans

As Ryan Howard's final weekend in Philadelphia arrives, it's time for a special send off from Phillies fans. When the Phillies take the field for the final series of the 2016 season, it will double as a goodbye for one of the best players in Phillies history: Ryan Howard. The team is doing its part to make sure the final three games of Howard...
Via NJ.com
21 hours ago

Crashburn Roundtable: Hernandez, Gomez, and Surprising Bats

It’s the second week of the rejuvenated Crashburn Roundtable feature, and today, we focus on the future of Phillies’ second baseman Cesar Hernandez, current (maybe former?) closer Jeanmar Gomez, and two young players who have been surprisingly productive offensive contributors in 2016. Included here are contributors Michael Schickling, Brad Engler, Dave Tomar, and Timothy Guenther...
Via Crashburn Alley
22 hours ago

2016 Phillies recap: The Felske Files Episode 70

In this not-so-nice *wink* Episode 70 of The Felske Files, host John Stolnis recaps the Phils' 2016 season with Phillies beat writer Kevin Cooney of Calkins Media. What was the best moment of the season? Biggest surprise? Biggest disappointment? And what kinds of moves will the Phils make this off-season?
Via The Good Phight
1 day ago

Hellickson hurt, Braves sweep Phillies in final meeting at Turner Field

Embed from Getty Images By Josh Liddick, Sports Talk Philly Staff Final: Braves 5, Phillies 2 ❖ Attendance: 32,121 ATLANTA— The Phillies entered Thursday night's game heading into their final game at Turner Field, as the stadium closes after this season's end. They were looking to avoid a sweep at...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago

Phillies to hold pre-game ceremony for Ryan Howard Sunday

The Philadelphia Phillies will reportedly hold a pre-game ceremony for Ryan Howard Sunday.
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago

League executive blasts idea of Phillies giving QO to Jeremy Hellickson

If the Philadelphia Phillies give Jeremy Hellickson a qualifying offer, one league executive thinks it would be a mistake.
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago

Maybe the Ryan Howard Contract Wasn’t Such a Mistake

Ryan Howard‘s contract seemed like a mistake from the start. But there are reasons why it was a mistake the Philadelphia Phillies needed to make. When the 2016 season concludes, the Philadelphia Phillies will buy out the final year of Ryan Howard’s contract. With that, Howard’s Phillies career – aside from maybe a one-day “retire as a Phillie” contract – […]...
Via Section215
2 days ago

WATCH: Asdrubal Cabrera delivers huge bat flip after walk-off HR

Asdrubal Cabrera delivered a walk-off home run in the 11th to give the New York Mets a 9-8 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night, and he may have topped his performance at the plate with the amazing bat flip he delivered. Take a look at this flip, which traveled almost halfway to first base: Think Asdrúbal knew it was gone? His #walkoff HR gives @Mets .5 game...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: 2016 Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies gutted their roster of most veterans over the last year-plus, with Ryan Howard standing as the final member of the 2008 World Champion Philadelphia squad. And while the Phillies will finish under .500 again, they’re not going to lose 100 games, and could end up surpassing their win total of 73 from both the 2013 and 2014 season, meaning this rebuild could be progressing...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Storyline: The 1st Offseason Priority for the Phillies

Twelve days at most after the World Series ends, the decision-makers of the Philadelphia Phillies will know if Jeremy Hellickson will enter spring training as the Opening Day starter for 2017. Basically, if he receives a qualifying offer (QO) five days after the Fall Classic and accepts it a week later, he will also fill one roster slot. That said, general manager Matt Klentak...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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