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View image | gettyimages.com In their seventh meeting of the season, the Philadelphia Phillies (19-27) and the New York Mets (24-21) will open a three-game set Monday afternoon on Memorial Day, a day in which commemorates our nation's fallen soldiers. Starting Pitching Matchup: Philadelphia Phillies (19-27)New York Mets (24-21) RHP... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Philliedelphia
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View image | gettyimages.com Snapping their two-game skid yesterday with a big offensive showing, the Philadelphia Phillies (19-26) will turn to right hander Aaron Harang in the rubber match of the series with the division-leading Washington Nationals (25-18). Starting Pitching Matchup: Philadelphia Phillies (19-26)Washington Nationals (25-18) RHP Aaron Harang LHP... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Philliedelphia
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View image | gettyimages.com In Thursday evening's defeat against Jorge De La Rosa and the Colorado Rockies, Philadelphia Phillies' first baseman Ryan Howard hit his ninth home run of the season and the 343rd of his career, which places him in sole possession of 93rd all-time on Major League Baseball's... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Final: Phillies 4, Rockies 2 WP: Severino Gonzalez (2-1, 7.11 ERA) LP: Eddie Butler (2-5, 4.38 ERA) SV: Jonathan Papelbon (11) Denver, CO - On a rainy, 40-degree night at Coors Field, a strong outing from Severino Gonzalez, in his third career start, helped the Philadelphia... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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View image | gettyimages.com Coming off of their first loss since last Tuesday against the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Philadelphia Phillies (17-24) will send rookie Severino Gonzalez to the mound tonight in the third of a four-game set against the Colorado Rockies (14-22). Starting Pitching Matchup: Philadelphia Phillies (17-24)Colorado Rockies (14-22)... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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(Photo: @ROCMODERNLIFE) Sixers' forward Nerlens Noel will be representing the Philadelphia 76ers tonight at the 2015 NBA Draft Lottery in New York. Noel had the chance to catch up with fans and beat writers, such as Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer, prior to entering the television set for tonight's... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at Sixerdelphia
View image | gettyimages.com A game which featured a pitchers' duel between Matt Harvey of the New York Mets (23-16) and John Lackey of the St. Louis Cardinals (25-13), ended in favor of New York after four hours and 14 minutes of play before a crowd of 23,338 at Citi... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com According to FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal, Phillies outfielder Ben Revere is being 'tracked' by scouts for a possible deal. Sources: Scouts tracking #Phillies’ Revere for possible deal. Odd man out once Asche, Brown return. #Angels showed earlier interest. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) May 19, 2015 Among the... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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The 2015 NBA Draft Lottery will be held tonight at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York, New York. Below is a brief explanation on how the lottery system works, followed by a projection on where each of the 14 teams might select in the upcoming draft at the... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at Sixerdelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Long-time veteran starting pitcher, and former Phillie Bruce Chen, took to Twitter Monday evening to announce his retirement from the game of Major League Baseball. Today, I would like to announce my retirement. For the last 22yrs I have been doing what I love for a... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired right handed relief pitcher Chris Leroux from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for cash considerations, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Brewers beat writer, Tom Haudricourt. #Brewers trade RHP Chris Leroux to Phillies for cash considerations. — Tom (@Haudricourt) May 18,... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com According to USA Today's Bob Nightengale and MLB.com Miami Marlins' reporter Joe Frisaro, longtime Marlin and former Phillie Jeff Conine is amongst the list of candidates being considered to become the successor to manager Mike Redmond, who was fired by Miami today after two-plus seasons. Jeff... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Final: Phillies 6, Diamondbacks 0 WP: Sean O'Sullivan (1-2, 3.68 ERA) LP: Josh Collmenter (3-5, 5.36 ERA) Attendance: 22,123 Philadelphia, PA - For the first time this season, the Philadelphia Phillies (16-23) have swept their opponent. Phillies' starting pitcher Sean O'Sullivan earned his first win since... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com The Philadelphia Phillies (14-23) will look to continue their current, multi-game win streak tonight against rookie Archie Bradley, who returns from the disabled list, and the Arizona Diamondbacks (15-19). Starting Pitching Matchup: Arizona Diamondbacks (15-19)Philadelphia Phillies (14-23) RHP Archie Bradley RHP Jerome Williams (2-0, 1.80 ERA)... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Final: Phillies 4, Diamondbacks 3 WP: Elvis Araujo (1-0, 0.00 ERA) LP: Oliver Perez (1-1, 6.52 ERA) SV: Luis Garcia (1) Philadelphia, PA - With all eyes on third baseman Maikel Franco making his 2015 debut, the Philadelphia Phillies' (14-23) late rally in the bottom of... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com With infielder prospect Maikel Franco now promoted, the Philadelphia Phillies (13-23) will seek to win their third consecutive game tonight as they oppose the National League West's Arizona Diamondbacks (15-18). Starting Pitching Matchup: Arizona Diamondbacks (15-18)Philadelphia Phillies (13-23) RHP Chase Anderson RHP Chad Billingsley (0-1, 2.97... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Final: Phillies 3, Pirates 2 WP: Cole Hamels (3-3, 3.53 ERA) LP: Francisco Liriano (1-3, 2.96 ERA) SV: Jonathan Papelbon (7) Philadelphia, PA - A Phillies' franchise record which stood for 11 years, 10 months, and 13 days has been broken tonight in the team's first... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com The Philadelphia Phillies (11-23), who have the worst record in baseball, will look for their eighth home win of the season tonight as they oppose left handed starter Francisco Liriano and the Pittsburgh Pirates (17-16). Starting Pitching Matchup: Pittsburgh Pirates (17-16)Philadelphia Phillies (11-23) LHP Francisco Liriano... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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(Photo: YouTube/utsportstv) The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired minor league catcher Blake Forsythe from the Oakland Athletics according to Jeff Hem, the play-by-play announcer for Forsythe's former team, the Nashville Sounds. ICYMI, among the @nashvillesounds transactions today...the #Athletics traded catcher Blake Forsythe to the #Phillies. — Jeff Hem (@JeffHemPBP) May 13,... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Final: Pirates 7, Phillies 2 WP: A.J. Burnett (2-1, 1.60 ERA) LP: Sean O'Sullivan (0-2, 5.06 ERA) Philadelphia, PA - Against former teammate A.J. Burnett, the Philadelphia Phillies (11-23) were bested by the Pittsburgh Pirates (17-16) to extend their losing streak to four games. The Phillies'... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Having lost two consecutive games, and four of their last ten, the Philadelphia Phillies (11-21) will welcome the National League Central's Pittsburgh Pirates (15-16) tonight to start a four-game series. There will be a couple familiar faces for fans at Citizens Bank Park to recognize during... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com The Philadelphia Phillies' (10-19) last home game at Citizens Bank Park took place 12 days ago on Sunday, April 26. as they narrowly defeated the Atlanta Braves, 5-4, to secure the series victory. The team went 3-7 on a ten game road trip, which featured a... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Wednesday morning, former head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers and current coach of the Southern Methodist University (SMU) Mustangs, Larry Brown, joined Anthony Gargano and the Morning Show to talk basketball. When Gargano asked Brown what direction the Sixers should take in next month's draft, knowing... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at Sixerdelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Final: Phillies 5, Braves 1 WP: Aaron Harang (3-2, 2.35 ERA) LP: Alex Wood (1-2, 4.32 ERA) Atlanta, GA - With Aaron Harang on the mound, the Philadelphia Phillies (10-17) opened a three-game set against their division-rival Atlanta Braves (12-14) Monday evening. The Phillies jumped out... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com The Philadelphia Phillies (8-17) will look to avoid going ten games under (.500), as well as losing their sixth consecutive game, in today's series finale matinee against the Miami Marlins (12-12). Left hander Elvis Araujo, who was recalled Saturday from Triple-A Lehigh Valley, will be available... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2015 at Philliedelphia