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Matt Rappa
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View image | gettyimages.com Final: Marlins 9, Phillies 1 WP: David Phelps (1-0, 3.55 ERA) LP: Dustin McGowan (1-1, 5.23 ERA) Philadelphia, P.A. - Just 12 days ago, on April 11, a record low in attendance was set at Citizens Bank Park, the home of the Philadelphia Phillies since 2004.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Having split the first two of a three-game set with the Miami Marlins (4-11), the Philadelphia Phillies (5-10) will look for their second series victory of the season in today's afternoon matinee. Starting Pitching Matchup: Miami Marlins (4-11)Philadelphia Phillies (5-10) RHP David Phelps RHP Dustin McGowan... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com With the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft just a week away, rumors and speculation are surely heating up, especially in regards to the highly praised Jameis Winston out of Florida State University, and Marcus Mariota out of the University of Oregon. There are differing... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Eagledelphia
View image | gettyimages.com According to FOX Sports' Jay Glazer, the Philadelphia Eagles will sign three-year NFL veteran and 2007 Heisman Trophy winner with the University of Florida, quarterback Tim Tebow. Scoopage: The Eagles are plannng to bring in Tim Tebow and sign him tomorrow as they begin their offseason... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Eagledelphia
View image | gettyimages.com This afternoon, the Philadelphia Phillies (4-8) will close out their seven-game road trip, and four-game series with the Washington Nationals (5-7). Having lost two out of the first three games of the series, the Phils can at-best split with a victory today. Starting Pitching Matchup: Philadelphia... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Final: Phillies 5, Nationals 3 WP: Aaron Harang (2-1, 1.96 ERA) LP: Jordan Zimmermann (1-2, 6.14 ERA) SV: Jonathan Papelbon (3) Washington, D.C. - On a sunny, 77-degree day down at the nation's capital, a combination of timely hitting and excellent relief appearances out of the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Final: Mets 6, Phillies 1 WP: Jon Niese (1-0, 1.59 ERA) LP: Jerome Williams (0-1, 4.09 ERA) Flushing, NY- On Jackie Robinson Day, the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets partook in National League baseball and commemorated the legendary Brooklyn Dodger by wearing #42 on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at Philliedelphia
Final: Mets 2, Phillies 0 WP: Jacob deGrom (1-1, 1.46 ERA) LP: Aaron Harang (1-1, 0.73 ERA) SV: Jeurys Familia (2) Flushing, NY- Under brilliant, sunny skies at the Mets' home opener at Citi Field, the Phillies offense struggled once again, as they were shut out 2-0 in the first... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2015 at Philliedelphia
The Philadelphia Phillies (3-2) will look for the series sweep against the World Series favorite, and division rival, Washington Nationals (1-4) in the first Sunday afternoon matinee of the season. Both games so far this series have been surprise, come-from-behind victories for the Phillies. Friday evening, trailing 1-0 in the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2015 at Philliedelphia
Friday evening, Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon retired the Nationals' lineup in order to secure his second save of the season, 108th save as a Phillie, and the 327th save overall of his career. For 4,303 days, Jose Mesa has held the Phillies' record for most saves in franchise history, 112.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at Philliedelphia
WP: Justin Masterson (1-0, 3.00 ERA) LP: David Buchanan (0-1, 18.00 ERA) Attendance: 23,418 David Buchanan, who took the mound this evening for his first regular season start of 2015, had what appeared to be a nice outing up until the top of the third inning. Buchanan was one out... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2015 at Philliedelphia
WP: Clay Buchholz (1-0, 0.00 ERA) LP: Cole Hamels (0-1, 7.20 ERA) Attendance: 45,549 The Boston Red Sox (1-0) have shutout the Philadelphia Phillies (0-1), 8-0, in today's Opening Day matinee at Citizens Bank Park. The first three innings largely featured the dominance of Boston's starter Clay Buchholz. In just... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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(Photo: FanGraphs) According to Jim Salisbury of Comcast SportsNet, there is 'significant, credible buzz' that the Philadelphia Phillies will sign top Dominican Republic prospect, Jhailyn Ortiz, with the club willing to pay him a $4 million bonus. Ortiz, 16, was first linked to the Phillies early last month in a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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(Photo: Frank Klose/Philliedelphia) WP: Jonathan Papelbon (2-0, 5.40 ERA) LP: Angel Sanchez (0-1, 7.71 ERA) Attendance: 16,609 The Philadelphia Phillies (13-17) have defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates (15-12), 7-5, in the second-to-last Spring Training game of 2015. RHP Aaron Harang (0-0, 4.80 ERA), who is expected to start Wednesday evening against... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2015 at Philliedelphia
According to NFL.com insider Ian Rapoport, the Philadelphia Eagles and wide receiver Miles Austin will reach an agreement later this week on a one-year deal that would reunite the 30-year-old with former Dallas Cowboys teammate, running back DeMarco Murray. The #Eagles will sign WR Miles Austin when he visits this... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2015 at Eagledelphia
The Chicago White Sox have claimed former highly-regarded Phillies' prospect, Kyle Drabek, off of waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays. #WhiteSox have claimed RHP Kyle Drabek off waivers from @BlueJays and have placed RHP Nate Jones on the 60-day disabled list. — Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) March 27, 2015 The... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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WP: Michael Pineda (2-0, 1.32 ERA) LP: Jake Diekman (0-1, 12.27 ERA) The Philadelphia Phillies (11-13) were shutout 10-0 by the New York Yankees (14-11) this afternoon in a shortened game because of rain at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida. Aaron Nola was slated to start, however the early... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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(Photo: @robellissports) Tuesday evening on SportsRadio 94WIP, Rob Ellis had a major announcement regarding his future at the station. "These are my last two hours at WIP," said Ellis, returning from commercial break around 8 p.m. "This is my last show." Ellis carried on with the following, heartfelt message: "I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at Eagledelphia
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(Photo: @robellissports) Tuesday evening on SportsRadio 94WIP, Rob Ellis had a major announcement regarding his future at the station. "These are my last two hours at WIP," said Ellis, returning from commercial break around 8 p.m. "This is my last show." Ellis carried on with the following, heartfelt message: "I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at Sixerdelphia
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(Photo: @robellissports) Tuesday evening on SportsRadio 94WIP, Rob Ellis had a major announcement regarding his future at the station. "These are my last two hours at WIP," said Ellis, returning from commercial break around 8 p.m. "This is my last show." Ellis carried on with the following, heartfelt message: "I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at Philliedelphia
Eagles quarterback Nick Foles has been reportedly traded to the St. Louis Rams, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter: Filed to ESPN: Rams close to trading QB Sam Bradford to Philadelphia for Nick Foles and draft-pick compensation, per sources. The official trade was reported at 6:46 pm by Schefter, and later... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at Eagledelphia
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Ryan Howard at the 2014 Phillies Phestival on May 19. (Photo: Matt Rappa) According to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com, the Baltimore Orioles are reportedly 'keeping an eye' on Phillies' first baseman Ryan Howard this spring. In January, the identities of the nine teams that the 2005 National League Rookie of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2015 at Philliedelphia
One of the biggest questions surrounding the Eagles, other than who will replace Jeremy Maclin's production as he reunites with Andy Reid in Kansas City, is who will be the starting quarterback for Chip Kelly's third year as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. There has been much speculation that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2015 at Eagledelphia
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Photo: Philliedelphia/Frank Klose With just a little under four weeks remaining until Opening Day, the Philadelphia Phillies (2-3-1) will partake in their seventh Spring Training game this afternoon as they oppose the 2014 American League East division champions, the Baltimore Orioles (2-5). Starting Pitching Matchup: Philadelphia Phillies (2-3-1) Baltimore Orioles... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com According to 97.5 The Fanatic's Jon and Sean Show, the Philadelphia Eagles will bring back wide receiver Jeremy Maclin and quarterback Mark Sanchez for their seventh and second seasons in midnight green respectively. Update 8:40 pm from ESPN's Chris Mortensen, challenging Jon and Sean's report: "The... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2015 at Eagledelphia