PHILLIES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Franco injures ankle on slide, to be re-evaluated

Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco left Wednesday's 8-5 win over the Tigers with a mild right ankle sprain, injuring his foot sliding into second base during the seventh inning.
Via Phillies.com
38 minutes ago

Barrage and Unease: Phillies 8, Tigers 5

The Phillies impersonated professional hitters(TM) for a day, but Aaron Nola got a bit unlucky in his results. Although the Phillies could not make it an easy win, they still managed a solid win against a decent ballclub. The Phillies entered today hoping to salvage a game against the Tigers. The Tigers pose a special challenge for the Phillies because their offense is good enough...
Via The Good Phight
1 hour ago

Herrera's shot leads offensive burst as Phillies avoid sweep

Odubel Herrera didn't need to worry about running this one out. After being benched by Pete Mackanin during Monday's game for not hustling down the line a bobbled ground ball in the seventh inning, Herrera went hitless on Tuesday. But he smashed a three-run homer in the fourth inning on Wednesday to give the Phillies a 5–1 lead.
Via Philliedelphia
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Aggressive Blanco steals home for Phillies

The Phillies, trying to ignite their struggling offense in support of young starter Aaron Nola, swiped a run off the Tigers with a double steal, allowing Andres Blanco to steal home in the second inning for a run on Wednesday afternoon at Comerica Park.
Via Phillies.com
4 hours ago

Joseph says Phils can learn from Tigers' ways

Rookie Tommy Joseph has also taken notice of the Tigers' firepower, and he's looking to take something away from their success as he adjusts to life in the Majors.
Via Phillies.com
4 hours ago

Ryan Howard: Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

It is time for the Phillies and Ryan Howard to go their separate ways. Finding a way to do it with dignity and grace is a good idea. Here's a proposal. I've been sharply critical of Ryan Howard remaining a baseball player at the Major League level. Going into the 2016 season, I was more or less willing to accept him remaining on the roster because: The 2016 season was expected...
Via The Good Phight
7 hours ago

Miguel Cabrera Gave Jeremy Hellickson a Thumbs up for a Nasty Breaking Ball

Miguel Cabrera is delightful. Jeremy Hellickson struck him out in the third inning last night – one of the lone highlights for the Phils as their regression to the mean begins in earnest – and after waving at the pitch, Cabrera shot Hellipad™ a thumbs up, dude: Somewhere, Pedro Serrano appreciates the gesture.
Via Crossing Broad
8 hours ago

Reintroducing yourself to Cody Asche

Hey, remember Cody Asche? Sure you do. On the second to last day of July 2013, John Lannan put down his bat. Probably more confuse than anyone else about keeping the eventual world champion Giants at bay for seven innings, Lannan accepted handshakes from well-wishers as a 23-year-old rookie stepped into the on deck circle to take his place. Cody Asche would begin his major league...
Via The Good Phight
8 hours ago

Phillies J.P. Crawford No. 2 ranked prospect on ESPN countdown

Philadelphia Phillies prospect J.P. Crawford was ranked highly on a top 25 prospects countdown that was released Tuesday.
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

How the rails will come off for the Phillies

By this point, we all know a fair bit about the Philadelphia Phillies. Entering the season, they were expected to be one of the worst teams in baseball. Not the worst, exactly, but pretty close–close enough for jazz, if you will. Yet, now 45 or so games into the season, they sit two games back of the Nationals in the NL East and tied with the Pirates for the second wild card spot...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

to Trade or not to Trade

The season of the Philadelphia Phillies is currently at a crossroads. Should they trade to compete or stand pat and wait until next year when the prospects will arrive? This is a decision that the performance of the Philadelphia Phillies over the next few weeks will dictate but it’s a decision nonetheless. The Phillies weren’t […] Philadelphia Phillies: to Trade or not to Trade...
Via Section215
1 day ago

Reading’s Serna eyeing big leagues despite less than ideal role

KC Serna, image- Jay Floyd Organizational depth is a common phrase used around baseball to describe older minor league players that help fill out Double-A and Triple-A rosters.  They could be players with a bit of big league service time or guys that may have been branded as having a ceiling that’s upper-levels-of-the-minors high, but not any higher.  Reading utility man KC...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago

Phillies mailbag: Ryan Howard, first base, Cam Perkins

Phillies mailbag discussing Ryan Howard, Tommy Joseph, Cam Perkins, and more.
Via Philliedelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What should the Philadelphia Phillies do with Jerad Eickhoff?

The overachieving Philadelphia Phillies are off to a great start this year. Currently, they have a record of 25-19 sitting in third place in the NL East. Only three teams have more wins than the Phillies in the National League: the Chicago Cubs, Washington Nationals, and San Francisco Giants. The Phillies biggest bright spot this season has been their pitching. According to espn...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Eickhoff shuts down Braves over 7 innings, Phillies win 5-0

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Jerad Eickhoff pitched five-hit ball over seven innings to help the Philadelphia Phillies avoid a three-game sweep and beat the Atlanta Braves 5-0 on Sunday. Eickhoff (2-6) won for the first time since April 13, stopping a streak of five straight losses. Cameron Rupp homered for the Phillies, and Maikel Franco had two RBIs. Philadelphia, a surprise success this...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies: Crawford to Triple A

The Philadelphia Phillies have hit a rough patch in the last few days and will have to stave off the last-place Atlanta Braves today in order to avoid a three-game series sweep. While the Phillies have overachieved for much of this year (and even spent a few days in first place in the NL East this week) they have once again began a slide and now sit in third place, though they trail...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Offense quiet, Phillies fall 2-0 to Braves

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Manager Pete Mackanin summed up his team's day perfectly: ''Ugly weather. Ugly game.'' Williams Perez took a two-hitter into the seventh, helping the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0 Saturday for just their second series win this season. On a cold, rainy afternoon, Perez (2-1) celebrated his 25th birthday with another dominant performance against...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Trio of arms leading the way for Phillies dominant bullpen

The Philadelphia Phillies picked up their 24th victory of the season on Wednesday night, putting them seven games over .500 (24-17) and in a first-place tie for the National League East lead with the Washington Nationals. At that point, the Chicago Cubs were the only team in Major League Baseball with more wins than the Fightin' Phils. That's pretty impressive for a team...
Via The Sports Quotient
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Let’s Talk About the Phillies’ Playoff Odds (!)

It’s May 19th, and the Phillies are in first place in the National League East. Yes, the Phillies. The team that generated a 1,000 “tanking is ruining the sport” articles this winter has, six weeks into the season, the third-best record in the National League. As Jeff Sullivan noted this morning, their remarkably excellent bullpen has been one of the primary drivers of the...
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Phillies Have Had Baseball’s Best Bullpen

The Phillies won again on Wednesday. So this is already off to a silly start, but anyhow, here’s more or less how they did it. When you allow two runs, you don’t have to do much at the plate to win, and though the Phillies never do much at the plate, they did enough against Tom Koehler to make a winner out of Jeremy Hellickson. Hellickson gave way to David Hernandez, who turned...
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Goeddel, Hellickson lead Phillies over Marlins 4-2

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Tyler Goeddel hit his first career homer, Jeremy Hellickson pitched six sharp innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 4-2 Wednesday afternoon. Hellickson (4-2) allowed two runs and five hits, striking out four. He retired 11 in a row at one point and pitched well after a shaky start. Jeanmar Gomez tossed a perfect ninth for his 16th save in...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies fan saves wife from taking foul ball in the face (video)

Monday’s game between the Philadelphia Phillies and Miami Marlins avoided disaster thanks to the keen reflexes of one Phillies fan. Freddy Galvis smashed a ball into the stands, and in hindsight, it could have done some pretty serious damage had a fan not been paying attention: Well done, right? According to MLB.com’s Adrian Garro, the now-Internet famous duo are Dennis and...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies fan saves wife from getting drilled in face by foul ball (vid)

A quick-thinking Philadelphia Phillies fan with catlike reflexes narrowly saved his wife from getting drilled in the face with a ball hit into the stands during Monday’s Philadelphia Phillies-Miami Marlins game at Citizens Bank Park. The drama unfolded in the bottom of the 4th inning when Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis fouled a Adam Conley offering up into the stands. The...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies continue one-run win magic with game-ending double play against Reds (VIDEO)

Baseball’s biggest surprise over the first month-and-a-half of the 2016 regular season has yet to come back to earth. The Philadelphia Phillies, supposedly in rebuilding mode, improved to 22-15 on Saturday in spectacular fashion. Cincinnati’s Adam Duvall hit a one-out RBI double to bring the Reds to within one run at 4-3 and moved Eugenio Suarez to third. Pinch-hitter Jordan...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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