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Seeking to rebound and snap their season-high eight-game losing streak, the Philadelphia Phillies (30-42) will oppose the team with the worst overall record in baseball this season — the Minnesota Twins (22-48) — Wednesday evening in the second of a three-game series at Target Field. Continue reading
With their pitching staff having allowed more than a dozen runs on 185 pitches heading to the top of the ninth inning Tuesday evening at PNC Park, Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle saw best fit to pitch a position player, trailing big to the first-place San Francisco Giants: catcher Erik Kratz. Continue reading
Right-hander Aaron Nola lost his third consecutive decision as the Philadelphia Phillies (30-32) fell to a season-high 12 games under the .500 mark in the series opener loss to the Minnesota Twins (22-48) at Target Field on Tuesday. The team has lost 12 of their last 13 games and 25 of their last 31. Continue reading
Jon Dorenbos — 13-year NFL-veteran long snapper and the longest tenured member of the Philadelphia Eagles — will be under the national spotlight once again on NBC, only this time for a talent that does not involve the game of football: magic. Continue reading
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The Philadelphia Phillies (30-40) will send seven-year veteran RHP Jeremy Hellickson to the mound against RHP Shelby Miller and the Arizona Diamondbacks (32-39) in a Monday matinee and series finale matchup at Citizens Bank Park. Continue reading
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The Philadelphia Phillies have claimed 27-year-old RHP Phil Klein off waivers from the Texas Rangers and have optioned him to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Continue reading
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Having won just five of their last 25 contests — outscored 143 to 77 by their opponents — the Philadelphia Phillies (30-39) will look to avoid their third consecutive series defeat as they face RHP Archie Bradley and the Arizona Diamondbacks (31-39) Sunday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park. Continue reading
Facing the potent Toronto Blue Jays (37-31) lineup did not bode well for right-hander Jeremy Hellickson and the Philadelphia Phillies (30-36) Wednesday evening in third of a four-game home-and-home series at Citizens Bank Park. Continue reading
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Charlie Manuel, former Philadelphia Phillies manager and current senior advisor to the general manager, joined Mornings with Anthony Gargano on Monday and discussed the latest happenings within the franchise, including top pick Mickey Moniak and first baseman Ryan Howard. Continue reading
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Replacing injured Philadelphia Phillies (30-34) RHP Vince Velasquez — who was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right biceps strain on Friday — will be RHP Zach Eflin for his Major League debut in the series finale against the Toronto Blue Jays (35-31) Tuesday afternoon at the Rogers Centre. Continue reading
The first of a four-game home-and-home series against the Toronto Blue Jays (35-31) ended in favor of the Philadelphia Phillies (30-34) and right-hander Jerad Eickhoff Monday evening at the Rogers Centre. Continue reading
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Philadelphia Phillies amateur outfielder Mickey Moniak had a weekend to remember, being selected first overall in the 2016 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Thursday, followed by less than 24 hours later graduating from La Costa Canyon High School. Continue reading
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The Philadelphia Phillies (29-33) — having lost five consecutive games to the division-leading Washington Nationals (38-24) — will start southpaw Adam Morgan as they look to salvage the series finale Sunday afternoon at Nationals Park. Continue reading
La Costa Canyon High School outfielder Mickey Moniak spoke with San Diego's Mighty 1090AM on Wednesday and shared his thoughts on possibly being selected first overall by the Philadelphia Phillies in Thursday's MLB First-Year Player Draft. Continue reading
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The latest mock draft by Baseball America lists La Costa Canyon High School's OF Mickey Moniak as the reported "favorite" for the Phillies' top pick in Thursday's First-Year Player Draft in Secaucus, New Jersey. Continue reading
Making his ninth career start against the Philadelphia Phillies (29-31), Chicago Cubs (41-17) right-hander John Lackey was dominant, tossing seven shutout innings while retiring each of his last 16 batters faced as the Cubs went on to win the series finale, 8-1. Continue reading
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Behind right-hander Vince Velasquez, the Philadelphia Phillies (29-30) will oppose 14-year veteran RHP John Lackey and the MLB-best Chicago Cubs (40-17) in the series finale Wednesday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park. Continue reading
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Embed from Getty Images By: Matt Rappa, managing editor PHILADELPHIA — Replacing an All-Star in Carlos Ruiz as the starting catcher was no easy task for Cameron Rupp, considering how much he is beloved by Philadelphia Phillies fans who still chant "Chooch" during each of his plate appearances. Rupp earned... Continue reading
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One day removed from turning 23 years old, Philadelphia Phillies (27-29) right-hander Aaron Nola will take the mound in opposition of right-hander Wily Peralta and the Milwaukee Brewers (26-30) in the final meeting of a four-game set Sunday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park. Continue reading
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Having lost seven consecutive games, the Philadelphia Phillies (26-28) will send one of their most effective pitchers this season to the mound — right-hander Vince Velasquez — in the second of a four-game set against the Milwaukee Brewers (25-29) Friday evening at Citizens Bank Park. Continue reading
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The Philadelphia Phillies (26-27) — amid a six-game losing streak and having dropped 10 of their last 12 contests — will begin a four-game series against right-hander Chase Anderson and the Milwaukee Brewers (24-29) Thursday evening at Citizens Bank Park. Continue reading
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The Philadelphia Phillies (26-26) — who have lost 10 of their last 12 games against the Washington Nationals (32-21) at Citizens Bank Park and nine of their last 11 overall this season — will look to salvage the series finale Wednesday evening against veteran RHP Max Scherzer. Continue reading
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The Philadelphia Phillies (26-24) and right-hander Jeremy Hellickson will begin a 10-game homestand against the division-leading Washington Nationals (30-21) Monday evening at Citizens Bank Park. Continue reading
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Having dropped three consecutive series and six of their last eight games overall, the Philadelphia Phillies (26-23) will look to salvage the series finale as they send right-hander Vince Velasquez to face veteran RHP John Lackey and the MLB-best Chicago Cubs (33-14) Sunday afternoon at Wrigley Field. Continue reading
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The Philadelphia Phillies (26-22) will look to avoid their third consecutive series defeat as they face right-hander Kyle Hendricks and the MLB-best Chicago Cubs (32-14) Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field. Continue reading