8/28/2015 | Altherr enjoying his extra-base hit tear
One of these days Aaron Altherr is going to hit a blooper, a chopper or a broken-bat bleeder. One of these days he is going to get that first big league single. But until then Altherr will keep stockpiling extra-base hits like Jordan Speith stockpiles birdies.
8/28/2015 | Nola continues to impress for Phillies
The Phillies entered Friday night's series opener against the Padres on pace for 99 losses. But that does not mean they are not worth watching the rest of the season. In fact, they should be quite interesting to follow because four out of every five games (or four out of every six, if they employ a six-man rotation once rosters expand Tuesday) the Phillies will have a rookie pitcher on the mound.
8/28/2015 | Double-A prospect Williams has a concussion
Double-A Reading outfielder Nick Williams has looked like the real deal since the Phillies acquired him from the Rangers in July in the Cole Hamels trade.
8/28/2015 | Asher to make Major League debut on Sunday
Alec Asher will be the latest piece from the Cole Hamels trade to join the Phillies. The Phillies announced Friday afternoon that Asher will make his big league debut on Sunday afternoon against the Padres at Citizens Bank Park.
8/28/2015 | Rookies square off as Rea faces Morgan
The Padres will look to keep their playoff hopes alive in a battle of rookie starters when they face the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday.
8/28/2015 | Hayes fond of Philly, friendship with Jones
Charlie Hayes was 24 years old when he was traded from the Giants to the Phillies. It was June 18, 1989. Future Hall of Fame third baseman Mike Schmidt had retired three weeks earlier. All Hayes was being asked to do was replace the best player in franchise history.
8/28/2015 | Young Phils compete, but just can't solve Mets
Asked about the Phillies' week against the Mets, Jeff Francoeur just shook his head. The Mets beat the Phillies in 13 innings Thursday night at Citizens Bank Park, 9-5, to complete the four-game sweep. It was the first time the Mets had swept the Phillies in a four-game series in Philadelphia since Sept. 6-9, 2002.
8/28/2015 | Araujo placed on DL with strained left groin
The Phillies placed left-hander Elvis Araujo on the 15-day disabled list Friday with a strained left groin. They recalled right-hander Nefi Ogando from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to take his place in the bullpen.
8/27/2015 | Record-setting Mets run win streak to 7 games
Daniel Murphy hit a go-ahead two-run double and made a circus play on defense Thursday, leading the Mets to a 9-5, 13-inning win over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The Mets swept the four-game series in Philadelphia and have won seven in a row overall, grabbing their third winning streak of at least seven games this season.
8/27/2015 | Potential duel on tap between Nola, Kennedy
Two hot pitchers will try to finish August on a high note when the Padres and Phillies open a three-game series on Friday at Citizens Bank Park.
8/27/2015 | Phils excited about future behind the plate
The Phillies think they have a bright future behind the plate. Carlos Ruiz and Cameron Rupp figure to be back behind the plate next year, although Triple-A catcher Gabriel Lino is highly regarded because of his defensive capabilities. He could be a September callup. The Phils also have some strong catching prospects in Jorge Alfaro and Andrew Knapp.
8/27/2015 | Phils plan to give Altherr more starts down stretch
The Phillies have used most of the season to play outfielders Domonic Brown, Odubel Herrera and Cody Asche. But Mackanin said before Thursday night's series finale against the Mets at Citizens Bank Park that he plans to play outfielder Aaron Altherr more often the rest of the way.
8/27/2015 | Manfred: More safety netting being discussed
Commissioner Rob Manfred said discussions regarding extended safety netting at Major League ballparks are ongoing and that he hopes to make a recommendation to owners during quarterly meetings in Dallas in November.
8/27/2015 | Eickhoff settles in after shaky first, retires 16 straight
On Wednesday night, right-hander Jerad Eickhoff made just his second Major League start and first at Citizens Bank Park in a 9-4 loss to the National League East-leading Mets. The Mets scored three runs in the first inning, but Eickhoff's recovery spoke louder than the final result.
8/26/2015 | Niese, Mets seek 7th straight win, sweep of Phils
The Mets will look to continue their strong play away from Citi Field and complete a sweep of the Phillies behind Jon Niese in the final game of a four-game series at Citizens Bank Park. Philadelphia will counter with veteran right-hander Aaron Harang.
8/26/2015 | Mets' 6th straight win ups NL East lead to 6.5
For the third time this season, the Mets own a winning streak of at least half a dozen games. They grabbed their sixth straight win with a 9-4 victory over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday night, extending their National League East lead to 6 1/2 games -- their largest since leading the Phillies by seven games with 17 to go in 2007 -- and putting themselves on pace for exactly 90 wins.
8/26/2015 | Phils want to see how Hernandez reacts to slump
Cesar Hernandez has seen a lot of playing time recently, but he started Wednesday on the bench after a five-game slump that saw him hit .048 (1-for-21). Manager Pete Mackanin isn't concerned about the 25-year-old, and in fact, saw this as a chance to get a better feel for the young infielder's mental makeup.
8/26/2015 | Bowa's issue with quick pitch safety related
Phillies bench coach Larry Bowa has been around the game long enough to know he's going to hear from Major League Baseball over the next few days.
8/25/2015 | Bowa, Phils angered by Robles' quick pitch
Tempers flared and benches emptied in the seventh inning Tuesday night in the Mets' 6-5 victory over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.
8/25/2015 | Colon faces Phillies as Mets eye 6th straight win
Mets right-hander Bartolo Colon hopes to get on track for the stretch run beginning Wednesday night against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.
8/25/2015 | Mets rally to give Syndergaard first road win
Noah Syndergaard earned his first road victory of the year, Travis d'Arnaud tied things on a bases-loaded walk and Michael Cuddyer gave the Mets the lead for good with a pinch-hit, two-run single in the sixth of New York's 6-5 win over Philadelphia on Tuesday night.
8/25/2015 | Phillies may use six-man rotation in September
The Phillies want to see more Aaron Nola, Adam Morgan and Jerad Eickoff in their rotation before the end of the season.
8/25/2015 | Jamie Moyer Foundation to honor Montgomery
The Jamie Moyer Foundation will honor Phillies chairman David Montgomery at the third annual Champions for Children Luncheon on Sept. 15.
8/25/2015 | Francoeur claimed on waivers, will remain with Phils
Every time Jeff Francoeur hits a home run, somebody wonders why a contender would not want him for the stretch run.
8/25/2015 | Phillies Minor League review, Aug. 17-23
Phillies Minor League review, Aug. 17-23
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