• Schwarber, Hall help Phillies rout Braves 14-4

    Darick Hall went deep twice and the Philadelphia Phillies avoided a three-game sweep with a 14-4 rout of the Atlanta Braves.
  • Phillies offense struggles again in loss to Braves

    Phillies offense struggles again in loss to Braves
    Mickey Moniak went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in a loss to the Braves.(Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire)Final Score: Braves 4, Phillies 1
    As the Phillies look to concoct some sort of offensive identity without Bryce Harper for the next six to eight weeks, possibly longer, they’re going to have a stinker or two. Possibly more.
    For the second-straight night, the offense underwhelmed in a loss against the Atlanta Braves. Ranger Suárez allowed four runs over 6 2/3 innings. He thr
  • Darick Hall to bat cleanup in first MLB start

    Darick Hall to bat cleanup in first MLB start
    Darick Hall is batting cleanup in his first MLB start. (Cheryl Pursell)The Phillies are confident new call up Darick Hall can handle the No. 4 spot at the big league level. It’s why he’s batting cleanup in his first big league start. According to Matt Gelb of The Athletic, he’s the first Phillie to bat fourth in his first big league appearance since LeGrant Scott in 1939. Scott went 0-for-2 with two walks in a 7-6 Phillies loss against the Boston Bees.
    Interim manager Rob Thoms
  • Phillies will reportedly call up Darick Hall

    Phillies will reportedly call up Darick Hall
    Darick Hall is reportedly heading to the big leagues. (Cheryl Pursell)With Bryce Harper out for the foreseeable future, the Phillies are calling up their best left-handed power bat from the minor leagues.
    Per Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia, the Phillies will select first baseman Darick Hall to the roster. There’s no word yet on what the corresponding 40 or 26-man roster move is.
    Hall, 26, has hit 20 home runs so far this season in Triple A with the Lehigh Valley Ironpigs. He&rsqu
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  • Olson homers twice to lead Braves past Phillies 5-3

    Olson homers twice to lead Braves past Phillies 5-3
    Matt Olson homered twice and Travis d'Arnaud also went deep to lift the Atlanta Braves to a 5-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.
  • Harper set for thumb surgery, Phils hope he plays this year

    Phillies slugger Bryce Harper will have surgery Wednesday to repair his broken left thumb and the team hopes the 2021 NL MVP can play again this season.
  • Matt Olson homers twice as Braves defeat Phillies

    Matt Olson homers twice as Braves defeat Phillies
    Matt Olson homered twice against the Phillies Tuesday night. (Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire)Final Score: Braves 4, Phillies 3There was an exhale from Philadelphia Phillies fans when Freddie Freeman, long a thorn in their side, left to sign with the Los Angeles Dodgers this past offseason.
    But it was Matt Olson — Freeman’s successor as Atlanta Braves first baseman — who did the Phillies in Tuesday evening.
    After Travis d’Arnaud homered off of Zack Wheeler in the secon
  • Phillies Nuggets: The latest on Bryce Harper & much more

    Phillies Nuggets: The latest on Bryce Harper & much more
    Bryce Harper is currently on the injured list. (Cody Glenn/Icon Sportswire)Reigning National League MVP Bryce Harper will have surgery to repair his broken right thumb on Wednesday, Philadelphia Phillies interim manager Rob Thomson said Tuesday afternoon.
    Thomson declined to get into specifics on who is performing the surgery and what the expected timeline for his recovery is. He did say that Harper plans to play again this season. Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reported Tuesday that &
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  • Óscar Mercado will become first Phillies player since Cole Hamels to wear No. 35

    Óscar Mercado will become first Phillies player since Cole Hamels to wear No. 35
    Cole Hamels is a Phillies icon. (Icon Sportswire)After being claimed on waivers Monday, Óscar Mercado has reported and will be active for the Philadelphia Phillies Tuesday night against the Atlanta Braves. To make room for him on the 26-man roster, RHP Zach Eflin was placed on the 15-day injured list (retroactive to June 26) with a right knee bruise.
    Notably, Meracado will wear the No. 35, becoming the first Phillies player to do so since former World Series MVP Cole Hamels was traded to
  • Phillies Nation Podcast: The post-Harper 2022 Phillies

    Phillies Nation Podcast: The post-Harper 2022 Phillies
    Bryce Harper will miss a significant amount of time after fracturing his left thumb. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire)The Philadelphia Phillies’ season took a massive turn over the weekend when Bryce Harper fractured his thumb on a hit by pitch. The Phillies took three of four from the Padres to continue their red-hot June, but things suddenly look a lot different.Ty Daubert and Nathan Ackerman discuss how the Phillies can withstand the loss of Harper and which players will need to
  • Minor-league week in review: Darick Hall stays hot at right time

    Minor-league week in review: Darick Hall stays hot at right time
    Darick Hall has 19 homers for Lehigh Valley. (Cheryl Pursell)Lehigh Valley IronPigs slugger Darick Hall maintained a hot bat in the latest week of the minor-league season, producing at a time when the big-league Phillies could use a hitter on the roster.Hall went 10-for-28 with five extra-base hits in the IronPigs’ most recent six-game series, helping the Triple-A club improve to 40-32 on the season.The Double-A Reading Fightin Phils are currently 29-40; the High-A Jersey Shore BlueClaws a
  • Bryce Harper likely needs surgery to repair thumb, per report

    Bryce Harper likely needs surgery to repair thumb, per report
    Bryce Harper will likely need surgery to repair a fractured left thumb. (Photo by Brandon Sloter/Icon Sportswire)Bryce Harper is expected to need surgery to repair a broken left thumb, according to Scott Lauber of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Harper hopes to play again this season at some point, but his return could reportedly come at the end of August at the earliest.
    The severity of the fracture will determine what kind of surgery Harper will need and how long he’ll be out for. Non-displac
  • Nightengale: Talent evaluators predict Trea Turner to sign with Phillies this offseason

    Nightengale: Talent evaluators predict Trea Turner to sign with Phillies this offseason
    Trea Turner can become a free agent this offseason. (Brandon Sloter/Icon Sportswire)The Philadelphia Phillies could be players in the shortstop market this offseason. Carlos Correa, Trea Turner, Xander Bogaerts (opt-out) and Dansby Swanson will likely headline the star-studded class.
    Some talent evaluators reportedly believe Turner will sign with the Phillies, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today.
    The free-agent shortstop market will be insane once again this winter with an All-star cast of
  • Phillies claim Óscar Mercado off waivers from Guardians

    Phillies claim Óscar Mercado off waivers from Guardians
    Óscar Mercado is set to join the Phillies. (Erik Drost)With Bryce Harper out for the foreseeable future with a fractured left thumb, the Philadelphia Phillies made a potentially intriguing addition to their organization Monday, as they hope to stay afloat in the playoff race during the reigning National League MVP’s absence.
    Phillies president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski announced on the off day that the team has claimed outfielder Óscar Mercado off of waivers from
  • Phils’ Bryce Harper on IL with broken thumb, no date for return

    Phils’ Bryce Harper on IL with broken thumb, no date for return
    Bryce Harper was placed on the 10-day injured list with a broken left thumb and the Phillies haven't yet announced a timeline for his return.
  • Kyle Schwarber hits 3-run HR, Harper-less Phils beat Padres 8-5

    Kyle Schwarber hits 3-run HR, Harper-less Phils beat Padres 8-5
    Kyle Schwarber hit a go-ahead, three-run home run in the seventh inning and the Phillies' bullpen threw 6 1/3 lights-out innings in an 8-5 win over the San Diego Padres.
  • Harper-less Phillies score 8, bullpen does the rest to take series over Padres

    Harper-less Phillies score 8, bullpen does the rest to take series over Padres
    Kyle Schwarber is putting together a huge month of June. (Mark Stahl/Icon Sportswire)Final Score: Phillies 8, Padres 5SAN DIEGO — If one game is enough to convince Philadelphia Phillies fans their team can withstand an extended Bryce Harper injured list stint, Sunday may have been that game. Led by one of the hottest hitters in baseball, as well as the guy the team will largely rely upon to fill Harper’s spot in the lineup (more on each within), the Phillies’ offense poste
  • Phillies Notes: Castellanos, Moniak and the outfield without Bryce Harper

    Phillies Notes: Castellanos, Moniak and the outfield without Bryce Harper
    Nick Castellanos is in his first season with the Phillies. (Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire)Sunday feels a lot like the start of a new unofficial era for the Philadelphia Phillies. It’s the first game after Bryce Harper suffered a left thumb fracture with a 97.2 mph fastball from Blake Snell. Harper has been far and away the team’s best hitter thus far, and his absence leaves the team with numerous roles to fill. Sunday’s lineup looked accordingly irregular, thoug
  • Bryce Harper reveals what he texted Blake Snell after Saturday’s game

    Bryce Harper reveals what he texted Blake Snell after Saturday’s game
    Bryce Harper suffered an injury Saturday evening. (Jeff Robinson/Icon Sportswire)For as angry as he initially was after being drilled by a 97 mph fastball Saturday, Bryce Harper made sure to reach out to San Diego Padres’ lefty Blake Snell after the game and let him know that there wasn’t bad blood between the two of them.
    Despite suffering a left thumb fracture that will likely end Harper’s quest to win back-to-back National League MVPs, he says he knows Snell didn’t int
  • Harper breaks thumb in Phillies’ 4-2 win over Padres

    Bryce Harper saw the pitch flying toward his face, so he quickly turned his head and raised his left hand to protect himself.
  • Phillies’ win over Padres overshadowed by Harper’s injury

    Phillies’ win over Padres overshadowed by Harper’s injury
    Bryce Harper exited Saturday’s game with a fractured thumb. (Brandon Sloter/Icon Sportswire)Final Score: Phillies 4, Padres 2SAN DIEGO — “Pyrrhic victory (noun): A victory that comes at a great cost, perhaps making the ordeal to win not worth it.”The Phillies earned a Pyrrhic victory over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night. The offense scored three runs in the fifth inning against Padres starter Blake Snell, Zach Eflin went five mostly solid innings and an outstanding
  • Bryce Harper leaves game with fractured thumb

    Bryce Harper leaves game with fractured thumb
    Bryce Harper is out indefinitely with a fractured thumb. (Brandon Sloter/Icon Sportswire)Phillies star Bryce Harper is out indefinitely after suffering a left thumb fracture, per Phillies Nation’s Nathan Ackerman. Harper was hit in the hand with a 97 mph fastball against Blake Snell in the fourth inning of Saturday’s game against the Padres.Bryce Harper is out of the game after getting hit in the hand. This could be devastating for the Phillies season.pic.twitter.com/ST3Mmxze2d&mdash
  • For Mark Appel, ‘All of this is gravy’

    For Mark Appel, ‘All of this is gravy’
    Mark Appel learned Friday he was getting called up to the Majors. (Cheryl Pursell)SAN DIEGO — Mark Appel wasn’t sure who was getting chewed out. His Lehigh Valley IronPigs had just lost to the Norfolk Tides, Baltimore’s Triple-A affiliate, at Coca-Cola Park on Friday. Shortly after the last out, word got around the clubhouse that IronPigs manager Anthony Contreras wanted a team meeting.It was a hard-fought 10-7 game, but Contreras didn’t seem too pleased with th
  • Former Phillie Héctor Neris throws scoreless eighth inning in combined no-hitter for the Astros

    Former Phillie Héctor Neris throws scoreless eighth inning in combined no-hitter for the Astros
    The Astros’ Héctor Neris pitched in a combined no-hitter against the Yankees. (Leslie Plaza Johnson/Icon Sportswire)Former Phillies pitcher Héctor Neris was a part of history on Saturday at Yankee Stadium. He threw a scoreless eighth inning of a combined no-hitter by the Houston Astros against the New York Yankees. Starter Cristian Javier struck out 13 over seven scoreless innings. Ryan Pressly threw a 1-2-3 ninth inning.
    It marked the first time in 19 years the Yankees have
  • Listen: Tim Kelly talks All-Star candidates & more with Gregg Murphy

    Listen: Tim Kelly talks All-Star candidates & more with Gregg Murphy
    On the latest episode of “Glove Stories with Murph,” Phillies Nation Editorial Director Tim Kelly joined Gregg Murphy to discuss a variety of topics pertaining to the team.
    Specifically, Kelly and Murph break down potential All-Star candidates for the Phillies, Bryce Harper’s health and the success of the starting rotation.
    You can listen to the full episode — which also includes conversations with Erik Kratz, Larry Bowa and Charlie Manuel — below, or wherever you g
  • Phillies to select former No. 1 overall pick Mark Appel

    Phillies to select former No. 1 overall pick Mark Appel
    Mark Appel is heading to the Show. (Cheryl Pursell)The Phillies are selecting the contract of right-handed pitcher Mark Appel, interim manager Rob Thomson told reporters in San Diego on Friday. In a corresponding move, Connor Brogdon is going on the COVID-19 injured list.
    Appel, 30, has a 1.61 ERA in 28 innings at Triple-A Lehigh Valley in 2022. He returned to the Phillies organization prior to the 2021 season. Injuries and personal struggles took its toll and Appel stepped away from professiona
  • Phillies waste another solid Nola outing in loss to Padres

    Phillies waste another solid Nola outing in loss to Padres
    Aaron Nola threw seven innings in Friday’s game. (Photo by Mark LoMoglio/Icon Sportswire)Final Score: Padres 1, Phillies 0In the third through fifth innings, the Phillies stranded seven runners on base, four of whom were in scoring position. They went 0-for-8 on Friday night with runners in scoring position Missed opportunities came back to bite them, as an RBI single by Padres catcher Austin Nola against his brother, Phillies starter Aaron Nola, gave the Padres the lead and what ended up
  • IronPigs could leave Lehigh Valley without stadium upgrades, per GM

    IronPigs could leave Lehigh Valley without stadium upgrades, per GM
    Coca-Cola Park has been home of the IronPigs since 2008. (Cheryl Pursell)By all accounts, Allentown has proven to be a tremendous host city for minor league baseball. However, the general manager of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs now says that the team’s future as the Triple-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies is unclear.
    Kurt Landes — the president and general manager of the IronPigs — says that the team is willing to commit $1.5 million towards stadium upgrades, and told Ste
  • 4 lefty relievers the Phillies could target at the trade deadline

    4 lefty relievers the Phillies could target at the trade deadline
    Dave Dombrowski and the Phillies will certainly be looking for bullpen help at the trade deadline. (Cheryl Pursell)The Phillies, like most contending teams, could use extra help in the bullpen at the trade deadline. The unit came into Friday’s game ranking 20th in ERA and 18th in FIP. It’s not as bad as it was in year’s past, but the bar is low.
    It’s not necessarily all doom and gloom. Seranthony Domínguez has a 1.69 ERA and looks the part of a shutdown closer. Con
  • Schwarber, Realmuto go deep vs Musgrove in Phils’ 6-2 win

    Schwarber, Realmuto go deep vs Musgrove in Phils’ 6-2 win
    Kyle Schwarber and J.T. Realmuto homered for the Philadelphia Phillies in their 6-2 victory against the San Diego Padres.
  • Watch: Phillies’ prospect Griff McGarry strikes out 13 batters

    Watch: Phillies’ prospect Griff McGarry strikes out 13 batters
    Reigning American League MVP Shohei Ohtani turned in the most impressive 13-strikeout performance in the baseball world Wednesday, but Philadelphia Phillies prospect Griff McGarry was probably No. 2.
    In a start for the High-A Jersey Shore BlueClaws, McGarry struck out 13 batters over 5 1/3 innings against the Brooklyn Cyclones, the affiliate of the New York Mets:No. 8 @Phillies prospect Griff McGarry recorded 16 outs — 13 of them came via the K for the @BlueClaws' rightypic.twitter.com/LcX
  • Jean Segura: ‘I would love to finish my career in Philadelphia’

    Jean Segura: ‘I would love to finish my career in Philadelphia’
    Jean Segura can become a free agent after the season. (John McCoy/Icon Sportswire)Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Jean Segura knows his future with the team is uncertain. But he’s expected to return late in the season to a team that’s now at least in Wild Card contention, and is hopeful that 2022 won’t be his final season with the team.
    In an in-depth conversation with Matt Gelb of The Athletic, Segura admitted that he’s “jealous” that surgery to fix a br
  • Former Phillies Miller, Moore help deliver team’s third straight loss

    Former Phillies Miller, Moore help deliver team’s third straight loss
    The Phillies lost again Wednesday at Globe Life Field. (Michael Barera, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons)Final: Rangers 4, Phillies 2Texas’ Brad Miller and Matt Moore, each members of the 2021 Phillies, played a large role in handing their former club its third straight loss on Wednesday afternoon and sweeping the season series.Miller put the Rangers on the board with a two-run single in the second inning and Moore tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings out of the bullpen to down the Phill
  • Fedde throws 6 sharp innings as Nationals blank Orioles 3-0

    Fedde throws 6 sharp innings as Nationals blank Orioles 3-0
    Right-hander Erick Fedde allowed two hits over six innings, and the Washington Nationals beat the Baltimore Orioles by a score of 3-0.
  • MLB Draft analyst Keith Law mocks Kumar Rocker to Phillies

    MLB Draft analyst Keith Law mocks Kumar Rocker to Phillies
    Kumar Rocker was drafted by the Mets last season, but didn’t sign. (Gamecock Central, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons)One of baseball’s most prominent draft analysts projected a big-name pitcher to end up in Philadelphia later this summer.In the latest version of his MLB mock draft that was released on Tuesday, The Athletic‘s Keith Law had the Phillies selecting former Vanderbilt right-hander Kumar Rocker with the 17th overall pick. The first round of this year’s dr
  • Lowe, Heim homer off Gibson as Pérez, Rangers beat Phils 7-0

    Lowe, Heim homer off Gibson as Pérez, Rangers beat Phils 7-0
    Nathaniel Lowe and Jonah Heim hit consecutive homers and the Texas Rangers beat the Philadelphia Phillies by a score of 7-0.
  • Familia, offense struggles in loss to Rangers

    Familia, offense struggles in loss to Rangers
    Gibson allowed three earned runs through 6 1/3 innings in a loss against Texas. (Photo by Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire)Final Score: Rangers 7, Phillies 0
    For the first time in the Rob Thomson era, the Phillies have lost back-to-back games. They dropped their third game of the season against the Texas Rangers (32-35) by a final of 7-0. They are now 36-33.
    Without Bryce Harper, the Phillies offense was held scoreless and went 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position. It’s the fifth ti
  • Phillies prospect Jhailyn Ortiz homers off Max Scherzer

    Phillies prospect Jhailyn Ortiz homers off Max Scherzer
    Jhailyn Ortiz homered off Max Scherzer on Tuesday. (Cheryl Pursell)
    So far in 2022, Mets ace Max Scherzer has surrendered six home runs. Five have come against players in the Phillies organization. On Tuesday, Jhailyn Ortiz of the Double-A Reading Fightin Phils became the latest Phillie to go deep against the future Hall of Famer.
    The home run came in the fourth inning of a game against the Rumble Ponies in Binghamton, NY. Scherzer was appearing in his first rehab outing since suffering an obliq
  • Bryce Harper out of the lineup for third straight game

    Bryce Harper out of the lineup for third straight game
    Bryce Harper is not in the lineup for Tuesday’s game against the Texas Rangers. (Dustin Bradford/Icon Sportswire)Bryce Harper (blister) is out of the Phillies lineup for a third straight game. Interim manager Rob Thomson told reporters, including MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki, that Harper is available to hit off the bench and that the team is hopeful Harper can start in Wednesday’s matinee against the Texas Rangers in Arlington.
    Thomson added that Harper reported feeling much better a
  • How has Bryce Harper fared in National League All-Star voting?

    How has Bryce Harper fared in National League All-Star voting?
    Bryce Harper is among the top vote-getters in NL All-Star balloting. (Photo by John Jones/Icon Sportswire)It appears that Bryce Harper is well on his way to advancing to the next round of voting in MLB All-Star balloting. He’s the top vote-getter among all National League designated hitters and has accumulated the third-highest vote total among all NL players with 1,059,433 tallies through the first ballot update. He’s one of only six players in MLB this year to eclipse one million v
  • Phillies acquire infielder Daniel Robertson from Twins

    Phillies acquire infielder Daniel Robertson from Twins
    Citizens Bank Park has been home to the Phillies since 2004. (Tim Kelly/Phillies Nation)The Philadelphia Phillies acquired infielder Daniel Robertson from the Minnesota Twins for cash consideration, according to the Phillies’ transaction log. He is not on the team’s 40-man roster and has been assigned to the Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
    Robertson, 28, was drafted in the first round by the Oakland Athletics in 2012. His best season in the majors came in 2018 with the Tampa Bay Ray
  • Minor-league week in review: Two Phillies affiliates get no-hit

    Minor-league week in review: Two Phillies affiliates get no-hit
    Two Phillies affiliates were no-hit last week. (Cheryl Pursell)Two affiliate clubs in the Philadelphia Phillies organization were no-hit in the latest week of the minor-league season.The Low-A Clearwater Threshers and the High-A Jersey Shore BlueClaws both failed to record a hit in a game in their most recent series.
    The Threshers are now 32-30; Jersey Shore is 24-39; the Double-A Reading Fightin Phils are 27-36; the Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs are 36-30.Threshers continue trendClearwater fo
  • Maikel Franco, Nationals salvage final game against Phillies

    Maikel Franco, Nationals salvage final game against Phillies
    Maikel Franco and the Nationals defeated the Phillies Sunday. (All-Pro Reels)Final: Nationals 9, Phillies 3Maikel Franco drove in three runs against his former team Sunday, as the Washington Nationals avoided being swept at home in a five-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies.
    Franco got the scoring started against Zach Eflin in the bottom of the second inning with an RBI single. The big blow in the frame, though, came in the form of a 428-foot home run hit by Juan Soto, a three-run shot
  • Phillies Nuggets: Bryce Harper out of the lineup for second straight day

    Phillies Nuggets: Bryce Harper out of the lineup for second straight day
    Bryce Harper is out of the Phillies lineup Sunday. (Brandon Sloter/Icon Sportswire)Reigning National League MVP Bryce Harper is out of the lineup for the Philadelphia Phillies Sunday afternoon, as they look to sweep the Washington Nationals.
    An infected blister on the padding of Harper’s left hand right below his index finger was still swollen enough to prevent him from being in the lineup Saturday as well.
    When asked if Harper could potentially come off the bench as a pinch hitter, interi
  • Aaron Nola, Seranthony Domínguez pitch like All-Stars as Phillies win fifth straight

    Aaron Nola, Seranthony Domínguez pitch like All-Stars as Phillies win fifth straight
    Aaron Nola pitched very well Saturday. (Dustin Bradford/Icon Sportswire)Final: Phillies 1, Nationals 0 (10 innings)Before Saturday afternoon’s game, Philadelphia Phillies interim manager Rob Thomson said that while he hadn’t given the question much thought, Aaron Nola was one of the players that stuck out to him as an All-Star candidate on the team.
    In his 14th start of the season, Nola pitched very much like someone who could be heading to his second midsummer classic. Over eight sh
  • Sunday’s Phillies-Nationals game to stream exclusively on Peacock

    Sunday’s Phillies-Nationals game to stream exclusively on Peacock
    Nationals Park is the home of the Washington Nationals. (Tim Kelly/Phillies Nation)The Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals will wrap up their five-game weekend series Sunday in a game that will air exclusively on Peacock.
    If you are out of the Philadelphia or D.C. markets, the game will also be available on MLB.TV. Scott Franzke and Michael Bourn will still have the radio broadcast on SportsRadio 94 WIP. Oscar Budejen will have the Spanish play-by-play on the radio on WTTM 1680.
    The g
  • Phillies Nuggets: Bryce Harper, Rhys Hoskins out of the lineup Saturday

    Phillies Nuggets: Bryce Harper, Rhys Hoskins out of the lineup Saturday
    Bryce Harper and Rhys Hoskins are both out of the lineup Saturday. (Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire)Despite coming off the bench with a game-tying double in Friday evening’s win over the Washington Nationals, Bryce Harper isn’t in the lineup Saturday for the Philadelphia Phillies.
    Interim manager Rob Thomson told the media at Nationals Park that Harper has an infection in a blister on the padding just below his left index finger. While Harper had felt it a little bit yesterday, i
  • Matt Vierling homers twice as Phillies win wild game over Nationals

    Matt Vierling homers twice as Phillies win wild game over Nationals
    Matt Vierling homered twice Friday. (Larry Radloff/Icon Sportswire)Final: Phillies 8, Nationals 7 (10 innings)Josh Bell homered twice for the Washington Nationals Friday evening. Matt Vierling homered twice for the Philadelphia Phillies Friday evening. And yet, as the Phillies swept the Nationals in their doubleheader, umpire Dan Iassonga perhaps became the game’s biggest protagonist or antagonist, depending on your perspective.
    —Bell homered in the first game of the double-header &m
  • Phillies bullpen holds off Nats to take first end of doubleheader

    Phillies bullpen holds off Nats to take first end of doubleheader
    Connor Brogdon was a key reliever against the Nats. (Cheryl Pursell)Final: Phillies 5, Nationals 3The Phillies bullpen stepped up on Friday afternoon, preserving a lead created by some early offensive output against the Washington Nationals.Connor Brogdon, Seranthony Domínguez and Brad Hand combined for 3 1/3 scoreless innings to close out the first end of a doubleheader, 5-3, at Nationals Park.Philadelphia went up 2-0 to start the game as Nick Castellanos drove in two with a first-inning
  • Bake McBride, Ron Reed to be inducted onto Phillies Wall of Fame

    Bake McBride, Ron Reed to be inducted onto Phillies Wall of Fame
    Citizens Bank Park has been home to the Phillies since 2004. (Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire)The Philadelphia Phillies announced Friday that Bake McBride and Ron Reed will be inducted onto the team’s Wall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 6 as part of the team’s Alumni Weekend.
    McBride spent parts of five seasons with the Phillies between 1977 and 1981, slashing .292/.335/.435 with 44 home runs, 258 RBIs, 98 stolen bases and a .770 OPS. The outfielder finished 10th in National League MVP voting

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