PHILLIES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Lookin’ good, boys: Dodgers 5, Phillies 3

Nick Pivetta’s debut did nothing to avoid a sweep in L.A. Seventy two hours ago, the hottest team in baseball was on its way to Los Angeles. Around 4:25 this afternoon, Nick Pivetta threw the first pitch of his major league career. Thirty or forty seconds later, he threw the second, and it bounced into the left field bleachers for a ground rule double. And thus began a Dodgers...
Via The Good Phight
23 minutes ago

Phillies come up short in Pivetta's debut

Hyun-Jin Ryu earned his first victory since 2014 and Andrew Toles and Chris Taylor homered as the Dodgers beat the Phillies on Sunday, 5-3, for their fourth consecutive win and their first series sweep of Philadelphia since 2012.
Via Phillies.com
34 minutes ago

Neris struggling as splitter usage drops

Hector Neris became one of the most dominant relief pitchers in baseball last season because of his splitter. He threw the pitch a lot. Hitters missed it a ton. But Neris threw his splitter just eight times in a rough ninth inning Saturday night in a 6-5 loss to the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium.
Via Phillies.com
3 hours ago

Nola to test back again during bullpen session

Phillies right-hander Aaron Nola still thinks he can pitch later this week. Nola is on the 10-day disabled list with a strained lower back. He threw a bullpen session Friday at Dodger Stadium, but he experienced similar symptoms afterward. He is scheduled for another bullpen Monday.
Via Phillies.com
3 hours ago

The Phillies' Decent Reality

Via FOX Sports
6 hours ago

The Phillies Invented a New Way to Lose Last Night

The Phillies were trying to hold on to their above .500 record, entering the ninth inning last night with a three-run lead over the Dodgers with Hector Nerris on the hill. How did that work out? Adrian Gonzalez followed it up with a game-winning hit. The Phillies are trying so hard to win us over. Look! 11-9. We’re headed out to LA to play Chase Utley and the Dogers. Come watch...
Via Crossing Broad
10 hours ago

Phils allow back-to-back-to-back homers in ninth, lose 6-5

The Phillies held a 5-2 lead in the ninth inning with Hector Neris ready to close it out. Leading off the inning, Yasiel Puig homered to left center. It was 5-3. No big deal. Cody Bellinger, who homered earlier in the game, was up next. He homered to right to cut the lead to one. OK, a little too close for comfort now. Pinch hitter Justin Turner, who had the night off, was up next...
Via Phillies Nation
18 hours ago

Hastily Rewritten Recap: Dodgers 6, Phillies 5

The Phillies took advantage of a shaky bullpen to demonstrate their skills at utter heartbreak. Well this was awful. After allowing a leadoff home run to the first batter, Zach Eflin pitched wonderfully, limiting the Dodgers’ chances for most of the evening. Seven innings and two runs, with only four hits, no walks and four strikeouts. His cybernetic knees seem to be doing wonders...
Via The Good Phight
18 hours ago

Philadelphia Phillies: Option Years Halting Prospect Jorge Alfaro Call-Up

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

The Phillies' Critical-Inning Candidates

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Phillies Minor League Update: Clearwater has a very good team

Let’s run through the minor leagues and check in on the Phils’ top prospects. LEHIGH VALLEY: Only four games this week for the Pigs, who were rained out Friday and have a doubleheader today. They went 3-1 and are now 11-9. The hitters: Jorge Alfaro: .354/.373/.569, 6 XBH, 17 K, 1 BB, 65 AB Jesmuel Valentin: .271/.328/.373, 4 XBH, 10 K, 4 BB, 59 AB Rhys Hoskins: .348/.434/.697...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago

Which 2nd Baseman Is The Future, Cesar Hernandez or Scott Kingery?

Cesar Hernandez is raking again after a breakout 2016 season, but Scott Kingery is making some noise down in Reading. Who’s the future for the Philadelphia Phillies? It’s been especially satisfying to see Cesar Hernandez get off to such an incredible start this season for the Philadelphia Phillies. No one could have predicted his stellar season […] Philadelphia Phillies: Which...
Via Section215
2 days ago

The solution for Vince Velasquez? Become Jeremy Hellickson 2.0

Pitch to contact and live on the edges? Velasquez found a great example.
Via PhilsBaseball
2 days ago

Phillies Prospect Update: April 28 edition

Crawford is over .100, Alfaro and Hoskins continue to hit, and walk/strikeouts a problem for several Phils.
Via PhilsBaseball
2 days ago

Phillies Nation Group Outing at Reading Fightins Game

Join fellow fans of Phillies Nation for a night at FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading, PA to see the Phillies AA-affiliate Reading Fightins take on the Hartford Yard Goats at 5pm on Sunday, June 11. This is your chance to see Phillies prospects firsthand and after Reading’s 81-win season last year, there’s sure to be some excitement this evening. We have a block of seats in the...
Via Phillies Nation
3 days ago

Clay Buchholz actually felt the need to apologize to the Phillies for getting hurt

In sports there’s a strong stigma against injuries. Guys who stay healthy for years at a time are lauded for some kind of special fortitude, while those who are prone to injuries are sometimes labeled as soft or weak. And that’s how you end up with someone like Phillies pitcher Clay Buchholz apologizing to his team’s general manager for having a forearm sprain. Buchholz came...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Clay Buchholz Holding Out Hope Of 2017 Return

Phillies righty Clay Buchholz isn’t counting out a late-season return, as MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki reports. He is currently in the early stages of recovery from surgery for a flexor tendon tear. The idea of making it back in September seems to represent a rather optimistic scenario for the 32-year-old hurler. While his surgery is said to come with a four-to-six month recovery...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
3 days 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 MLB.com. The 32-year-old Buchholz tore...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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

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...
Via isportsweb.com
7 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
9 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...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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