• Phillies place Jean Segura on 10-day injured list, recall Nick Maton

    Phillies place Jean Segura on 10-day injured list, recall Nick Maton
    Jean Segura is headed to the injured list. (Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire)The Philadelphia Phillies will be without their top hitter against future Hall of Famer Clayton Kershaw Wednesday, and for the foreseeable future.
    Jean Segura left Tuesday evening’s loss against the Los Angeles Dodgers with two outs in the ninth inning after reaching on an error by Albert Pujols. After the game, Joe Girardi said that Segura injured his left groin, and he believed that this would be an injury that
  • Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger returns to IL with left hamstring strain

    Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger returns to IL with left hamstring strain
    Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger is returning to the injured list with a left hamstring strain.
  • Phillies lose 2 key hitters to injuries

    Phillies lose 2 key hitters to injuries
    The Phillies were set to add both Jean Segura and Bryce Harper to their lineup for the start of a three-game weekend series against the Atlanta Braves on May 7. Segura was coming off a right quad injury while Harper dealt with a wrist injury.
    Jean Segura suffered a groin injury in Tuesday’s game. (Photo by John McCoy/Icon Sportswire)In his pregame meeting before that game, Joe Girardi said that the team missed Segura more than Harper. It was a surprising statement considering what Harper&r
  • Mookie Betts, missed opportunities haunt Phillies in loss to Dodgers

    Mookie Betts, missed opportunities haunt Phillies in loss to Dodgers
    Mookie Betts had a big night against the Phillies Tuesday. (John McCoy/Icon Sportswire)Final Score: Dodgers 5, Phillies 3There’s no shortage of former MVPs between the Phillies and the Dodgers, but on a night where Bryce Harper exited early, Clayton Kershaw didn’t pitch and Cody Bellinger sat, the remaining three — Andrew McCutchen, Albert Pujols and Mookie Betts — had to assume the burden.McCutchen did his part with a solo home run. The problem for the Phillies: Pujols a
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  • Cole Hamels continues preparing to pitch in 2021, per report

    Cole Hamels continues preparing to pitch in 2021, per report
    Cole Hamels is one of the best pitchers in Phillies history. (Marc Piscotty/Icon Sportswire)Though he hasn’t scheduled a showcase to throw for teams yet, Cole Hamels “continues to throw off a mound and is building up every day,” per Jon Heyman of Audacy Sports.
    The Philadelphia Phillies icon seemingly plans to pitch in 2021, although there doesn’t appear to be any indication that he’s close to seriously considering offers from contending teams.
    Now 37, Hamels pitche
  • Phillies purchase former big leaguer Brock Stassi’s minor-league contract

    Phillies purchase former big leaguer Brock Stassi’s minor-league contract
    Brock Stassi has returned to the Phillies organization. (Cheryl Pursell)An old friend is set to return to the Philadelphia Phillies organization.The team purchased the contract of first baseman Brock Stassi, a member of the 2017 Phillies, on Monday, according to the president of Stassi’s former club in the Atlantic League.“Brock has been to the game’s highest level with the Phillies and now has another chance to get back to the Major Leagues,” Long Island Ducks president
  • The Phillies red jerseys are returning this week

    The Phillies red jerseys are returning this week
    Odubel Herrera and the Phillies will be wearing their red jerseys Wednesday. (Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire)Ready or not, here come the Philadelphia Phillies red jerseys.
    The Phillies alternate jerseys will be worn for the first time ever on the road in Wednesday’s matchup against the Los Angeles Dodgers, and then again on Sunday against the San Francisco Giants, per Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer. Breen says that for the remainder of this season, the uniforms will be mixed in on the
  • Dodgers’ homers, bullpen shut down Phillies in series opener

    Dodgers’ homers, bullpen shut down Phillies in series opener
    Spencer Howard allowed two home runs on Monday. (Cheryl Pursell)Philadelphia Phillies starter Spencer Howard allowed two home runs to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday in a 3-1 loss in the teams’ series opener at Dodger Stadium.Will Smith hit a two-run home run and Chris Taylor hit a solo shot off the right-hander to lift the Los Angeles over the Phillies. The Dodgers bullpen combined for 5 1/3 scoreless innings to shut down Philadelphia’s offense.The Phillies dropped back to .500 wi
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  • Minor-league week in review: Yhoswar Garcia makes professional debut in Clearwater

    Minor-league week in review: Yhoswar Garcia makes professional debut in Clearwater
    Yhoswar Garcia made his Clearwater debut this past week. (Baseball Betsy)A top Philadelphia Phillies prospect and 2020 international signee made his professional debut in the team’s system in the latest week of the Minor League Baseball season.19-year-old Yhoswar Garcia, signed by the Phillies last year out of Venezuela, played in his first four minor-league games for the low Class A Clearwater Threshers.The Threshers record after six weeks of play sits at 18-18; the High-A Jersey Shore Bl
  • First look: Phillies 2021 Fourth of July hats

    First look: Phillies 2021 Fourth of July hats
    Citizens Bank Park has been home to the Phillies since 2004.(Gavin Baker/Icon Sportswire)When the Philadelphia Phillies host Fernando Tatís Jr. and the San Diego Padres on July 4, they’ll do so with an even more patriotic hat than the ones they typically wear.
    New Era is now selling the Phillies 2021 MLB Independence Day cap, which looks like this:This is the 2021 Phillies Fourth of July cap. pic.twitter.com/bGVxyldRSi— Tim Kelly (@TimKellySports) June 14, 2021
    Given that Four
  • Why the Phillies-Giants series won’t be on NBC Sports Philadelphia

    Why the Phillies-Giants series won’t be on NBC Sports Philadelphia
    The Phillies are set to visit Gabe Kapler and the first-place San Francisco Giants over Father’s Day weekend from June 18 to the 20th. None of those games will be on television.
    Jimmy Rollins will be in the broadcast booth during the upcoming weekend series against the Giants. (Gavin Baker/Icon Sportswire)MLB and NBC announced Monday (via Awful Announcing) that the entire series will stream nationwide for free exclusively on the network’s streaming service Peacock. Out-of-market view
  • 0 Phillies position players on track to be All-Star starters

    0 Phillies position players on track to be All-Star starters
    Jean Segura is having an excellent 2021 season. (John Jones/Icon Sportswire)If MLB All-Star voting ended today, the Philadelphia Phillies would have zero starting position players in the midsummer classic.
    Baseball released the first update on All-Star voting, and no Phillies position players currently lead at their respective positions:
    AL and NL All-Star vote leaders … pic.twitter.com/o4mIy9uKaJ— Ryan Fagan (@ryanfagan) June 14, 2021
    It gets even worse, Bryce Harper appears to be
  • Nola gets back on track with win against Yankees

    Nola gets back on track with win against Yankees
    Final Score: Phillies 7, Yankees 0Three straight walk-off wins are great, but the Phillies needed to establish even more momentum before heading off for a week of road games against two of the best teams in Major League Baseball in the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants. The Yankees lineup was missing both Aaron Judge (back spasms) and Giancarlo Stanton (can’t play the outfield) and Aaron Nola took advantage of it.
    Aaron Nola threw 7 2/3 scoreless innings in Sunday’s win ag
  • Charlie Manuel responds to fan who says he ‘cost the Phillies a World Series’

    Charlie Manuel responds to fan who says he ‘cost the Phillies a World Series’
    Charlie Manuel is the winningest manager in Phillies history. (Bob Stanton/Icon Sportswire)There has long been a narrative that the Philadelphia Phillies made a mistake sweeping the Atlanta Braves in the final series of the 2011 season.
    On one hand, they knocked out a division rival and set a new franchise record with 102 regular season wins. On the other hand, they opened the door for the St. Louis Cardinals to make the playoffs, and eventual upset them in the NLDS en route to winning the World
  • IronPigs’ Cristopher Sánchez continues minors success in first start since MLB debut

    IronPigs’ Cristopher Sánchez continues minors success in first start since MLB debut
    Cristopher Sánchez has been impressive so far this season. (Cheryl Pursell)Left-hander Cristopher Sánchez picked up right where he left off in terms of minor-league production.
    In his first outing for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs since his major-league debut, the 24-year-old allowed just one run over 5 2/3 innings in a 2-1 win to split Saturday’s doubleheader against the Rochester Red Wings.Sánchez struck out six Rochester hitters, surrendered five hits and walked two ba
  • The Phillies are sticking with Héctor Neris at closer

    The Phillies are sticking with Héctor Neris at closer
    The Phillies have won three consecutive games on walk-off hits. Back-to-back Héctor Neris blown saves made it possible.
    Does it damper the mood in the clubhouse? Probably not. A win is a win and major leaguers will take them anyway they come. But if a trend continues, the team may have to rethink their ninth inning plans.
    Héctor Neris has blown two-consecutive saves. (Photo by John Adams/Icon Sportswire)For now, Joe Girardi is not ready to name a new closer.
    “Héctor, f
  • Watch: Phillie Phanatic crushes Yankees helmet

    Watch: Phillie Phanatic crushes Yankees helmet
    The Phillie Phanatic is the mascot of the Phillies. (Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire)There’s quite a few New York Yankees fans at Citizens Bank Park Saturday, but the most notable fan in attendance made his allegiances pretty clear ahead of the top of the sixth inning.
    As Frank Sinatra’s “New York” played over the speakers, the Phillie Phanatic, donning a tuxedo, smashed a Yankees helmet in front of the team’s dugout: Start spreading the news…pic.twitter.com/j9hDaE
  • Phillies avoid disaster vs. Yankees, win on walk-off yet again

    Phillies avoid disaster vs. Yankees, win on walk-off yet again
    The Phillies defeated the Yankees Saturday. (Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire)Final Score: Phillies 8, Yankees 7 (10 innings)Citizens Bank Park welcomed its largest crowd since Sept. 15 2019 Saturday, as 38,450 fans showed up for the Philadelphia Phillies-New York Yankees interleague clash.
    We could spend time trying to estimate what percentage of the fans at the game were rooting for the Yankees, but those in attendance were treated to one of the wildest games of the 2021 season.
    The Phillies won in w
  • Phillies reinstate Adam Haseley, option him to Triple-A Lehigh Valley

    Phillies reinstate Adam Haseley, option him to Triple-A Lehigh Valley
    Adam Haseley has been optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. (Cheryl Pursell)Adam Haseley is off the restricted list, but he’ll remain with Triple-A Lehigh Valley for the time being.
    The Philadelphia Phillies reinstated Haseley from the restricted list Saturday, but optioned the former first-round pick to the IronPigs, where he had been rehabbing. Additionally, the Phillies recalled righty Enyel De Los Santos and optioned Rafael Marchan back to Triple-A.
    Haseley left the team for undisclosed
  • Phillies Nation Podcast: Phils take two straight walk-off wins

    Phillies Nation Podcast: Phils take two straight walk-off wins
    Luke Williams was the walk-off hero for the Phillies on Wednesday. (Cheryl Pursell)Phillies Nation’s Ty Daubert and Nathan Ackerman come with another episode of the Phillies Nation Podcast.On this episode, the two discuss whether the Phillies’ recent walk-off victories can spark the team, break down Luke Williams’ emergence in the majors and break down how dominant Zack Wheeler has been on the mound.Listen to the latest episode of the Phillies Nation Podcast below. New episodes
  • Wheeler’s dominance, Segura’s heroics lead Phils to victory

    Wheeler’s dominance, Segura’s heroics lead Phils to victory
    Final Score: Phillies 4, Braves 3 (10 innings)For the Phillies to even think about competing for a division title this season, they have to win with Zack Wheeler on the mound. The Phillies starting pitcher threw eight shutout innings, striking out 12. He’s only the second pitcher this season to strike out at least 12 batters without walking anyone in a start. The other guy happens to be Wheeler’s former teammate Jacob deGrom, who did it twice in two consecutive outings in April.
    Zack
  • Luke Williams gets emotional discussing home run, family

    Luke Williams gets emotional discussing home run, family
    Luke Williams’ first MLB home run was a walk-off. (Cheryl Pursell)In 2020, nine Phillies made their MLB debuts. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, none of their respective families were able to see their loved one play in the big leagues for the first time.
    Because last season was void of many feel good moments, it made it all the more special to see Luke Williams’ family greet him on the field following his walk-off home run. The former Phillies third round pick choked up when broadcaste
  • Luke Williams’ first career home run lifts Phils to victory

    Luke Williams’ first career home run lifts Phils to victory
    Final Score: Phillies 2, Braves 1The Phillies needed a good all-around pitching performance to make people forget about Tuesday’s atrocious outing from the bullpen. They got that in the form of a quality Zach Eflin start along with three scoreless innings from Ranger Suárez.
    Luke Williams hit his first walk-off home run in professional baseball on Wednesday night. (Cheryl Pursell)The offense, however, failed to show up. That is until rookie Luke Williams walked up to the plate in th
  • Phillies prospect Bryson Stott discusses monster Double-A home debut

    Phillies prospect Bryson Stott discusses monster Double-A home debut
    Bryson Stott is the Phillies top position prospect. (Cheryl Pursell)Reading Fightin Phils prospect Bryson Stott started his first Double-A home game with a bang.And then another.The 2019 Philadelphia Phillies first-round pick blasted two home runs in his first two at-bats at Reading’s FirstEnergy Stadium on Tuesday as the Fightins topped the Hartford Yard Goats 5-2.“It was fun. The fans were awesome,” Stott told Phillies Nation by phone on Wednesday. “Just going back to t
  • Mickey Moniak responds to Girardi’s comments, sees himself as center fielder

    Mickey Moniak responds to Girardi’s comments, sees himself as center fielder
    Mickey Moniak had an impressive spring. (Cheryl Pursell)Philadelphia Phillies manager Joe Girardi may have questioned Mickey Moniak’s long-term fit at the center field position, but the former No. 1 overall pick has no doubts.“Personally, I feel like I am a center fielder,” Moniak said Wednesday afternoon from the dugout of Lehigh Valley’s Coca-Cola Park via Zoom. “I can play center field at a very high level.”The 23-year-old’s comments came as a respons
  • Ronald Acuña Jr. has monster night as Braves defeat Phillies

    Ronald Acuña Jr. has monster night as Braves defeat Phillies
    Ronald Acuna has quickly become a Phillies killer. (Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire)Final Score: Braves 9, Phillies 5It’s not often that you get picked off in a game and still have observers leave a game wondering if you’re the best player on the planet. But Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. was able to strike that balance Tuesday evening in a victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.
    Yes, Acuña was picked off by Phillies reliever José Alvarado in the top of the
  • Watch: Bryson Stott hits first Double-A home run, then hits another one

    Watch: Bryson Stott hits first Double-A home run, then hits another one
    Bryson Stott is a former first-round pick. (Cheryl Pursell)Bryson Stott played so well for the High-A Jersey Shore Blue Claws to start the season, he earned an early promotion. On Tuesday, he made a nice first impression at FirstEnergy Stadium.After slashing .288/.453/.548 with five home runs and 10 RBI for the Blue Claws, Stott struggled in his first six games in Reading. But Stott put an end to these struggles in the first inning of Tuesday’s game, when he went deep.
    Bryson Stott hit his
  • On this day in 1989: Phillies comeback sends Pirates announcer walking

    On this day in 1989: Phillies comeback sends Pirates announcer walking
    Heading into the June 9, 1989 game, the Phillies were 20-34 and facing off against the 21-33 Pittsburgh Pirates in front of 18,500 fans at Veterans Stadium. In the blink of an eye, the Barry Bonds-led Pirates lineup brought 16 batters to the plate in the first inning and went up 10-0. According to Baseball Reference, the Phillies had just a 1% win probability heading into the bottom of the first.During the game, Pirates’ radio broadcaster and former pitcher Jim Rooker said something that f
  • Phillies remove Scott Kingery from 40-man roster

    Phillies remove Scott Kingery from 40-man roster
    The Phillies announced Monday that Scott Kingery (concussion) was reinstated from the injured list. Kingery was also outrighted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley, meaning he cleared waivers and is no longer on the 40-man roster.
    Scott Kingery is off the 40-man roster. (Cheryl Pursell)Outside of a strong first-half of 2019, Kingery has struggled mightily throughout his big-league career. Following a bout with COVID-19, Kingery slashed .159/.228/.283 in a disappointing 2020 campaigned shortened due to inj
  • Minor-league week in review: Luke Williams helps Team USA qualify for Olympics

    Minor-league week in review: Luke Williams helps Team USA qualify for Olympics
    Lehigh Valley’s Luke Williams helped Team USA qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. (Cheryl Pursell)A Philadelphia Phillies prospect helped send the United States national baseball team to this summer’s Tokyo Olympics with his performance during last week’s qualifier.
    Luke Williams stepped away from the Lehigh Valley IronPigs to compete for Team USA in the Americas Qualifier in Port St. Lucie and West Palm Beach, Florida. But while he took a break from the minors, Phillies affiliates
  • 3 Number to Remember: Two big offensive innings give Phillies series win

    3 Number to Remember: Two big offensive innings give Phillies series win
    Andrew McCutchen had a strong weekend. (Gavin Baker/Icon Sportswire)The Philadelphia Phillies offense has underwhelmed to this point in 2021. But, that would have been hard to tell when watching their games against the Washington Nationals on Saturday and Sunday.After scoring just one run against Max Scherzer and the Nationals on Friday, the Phillies lineup led the team to two consecutive wins to take the weekend series.Here are three numbers to remember from the much-needed series win for the P
  • Phillies option Nick Maton to Triple-A Lehigh Valley

    Phillies option Nick Maton to Triple-A Lehigh Valley
    Nick Maton has been sent to Triple-A. (Randy Litzinger/Icon Sportswire)Shortly after defeating the Washington Nationals Sunday, the Philadelphia Phillies optioned infielder Nick Maton to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
    The Phillies are off Monday, so it’s not clear what the corresponding move will be before Tuesday’s game with the Atlanta Braves, or when it will come.
    Of note, Phillies Nation‘s Destiny Lugardo notes that Enyel De Los Santos was at Citizens Bank Park, despite not being
  • Nats, netting collapse in weird Phils victory packed with milestones

    Nats, netting collapse in weird Phils victory packed with milestones
    Final Score: Phillies 12, Nationals 6The Nationals and Phillies are two teams with similar problems. Both are top heavy. Both lack a promising farm system. Both came into the season with high expectations only to be falling short two months in.
    Andrew McCutchen scored his 1,000th run in Sunday’s win.(Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire)Both teams also struggle to get out of their own way. A costly fielding error from Jordy Mercy gave way to a seven-run fourth inning for the Phillies. Two ru
  • Timely hitting propels Phillies to win in Bryce Harper’s return

    Timely hitting propels Phillies to win in Bryce Harper’s return
    Bryce Harper helped the Phillies to a win Saturday. (Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire)Final Score: Phillies 5, Nationals 2Though they actually entered the day hitting .249 with runners in scoring position – not a disastrous mark – the Philadelphia Phillies have had some notable moments in 2021 where they’ve failed to deliver in situations that playoff-caliber teams typically do.
    One game out of 162 doesn’t necessarily change that, but the Phillies went 3-8 (.375) with runne
  • Bryce Harper returns to Phillies lineup

    Bryce Harper returns to Phillies lineup
    The Phillies announced Saturday that outfielder Bryce Harper (left forearm contusion) has been activated from the injured list. He’ll bat third and start in right field in today’s afternoon matchup against the Washington Nationals. For the first time since May 15, the Phillies will have all three of Harper, J.T. Realmuto and Rhys Hoskins in the starting lineup.
    Bryce Harper will start Saturday’s game against Washington. (Photo by Keith Gillett/Icon Sportswire),In a correspondin
  • Phillies not ruling out the possibility of Seranthony Domínguez pitching in 2021

    Phillies not ruling out the possibility of Seranthony Domínguez pitching in 2021
    Seranthony Dominguez underwent Tommy John surgery last July. (Ian D’Andrea)While the Philadelphia Phillies wait on the returns of Bryce Harper and Didi Gregorius, it’s worth checking in on another potential addition later in the season – reliever Seranthony Domínguez.
    Domínguez hasn’t pitched since June of 2019, finally undergoing Tommy John surgery late in July of 2020. Tommy John surgery, with no setbacks, typically comes with a recovery time of at or arou
  • Scherzer outduels Wheeler as Nationals defeat Phillies

    Scherzer outduels Wheeler as Nationals defeat Phillies
    Max Scherzer has had an excellent career. (Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire)Final Score: Nationals 2, Phillies 1Barry Bonds to the San Francisco Giants and Randy Johnson to the Arizona Diamondbacks are probably the two best free-agent signings in MLB history, but Max Scherzer reminded the Philadelphia Phillies Friday that he’s probably No. 3 in the discussion.
    Despite another excellent performance from Zack Wheeler Friday, the Phillies dropped the first game of a three-game set with t
  • How the Phillies can optimize their rotation with light schedule ahead

    How the Phillies can optimize their rotation with light schedule ahead
    It’s easy to highlight all the things that have gone wrong with the 2021 Philadelphia Phillies. Injuries have decimated their positional depth. The hitters who are healthy can’t stop striking out. The bullpen has faltered in the later innings. The defense is the worst in the majors. It’s June 4 and the Phillies have to win 61 of their final 106 games to reach 87 wins to at least give themselves a chance to win the NL East.
    Aaron Nola and Zach Eflin won’t pitch this weeken
  • Phillies Nation Podcast: Will the Phillies hang around in the NL East?

    Phillies Nation Podcast: Will the Phillies hang around in the NL East?
    Citizens Bank Park has been home of the Phillies since 2004. (Destiny Lugardo/Phillies Nation)Phillies Nation Assistant Editorial Director Jonny Heller and Staff Writer Ty Daubert are back with another episode of the Phillies Nation Podcast.On this episode, Jonny and Ty talk about the Phillies’ offensive struggles outside of Tuesday’s win, the team’s inability to consistently win games started by its best pitchers and if the team can stick around with the rest of the division.L
  • What Phillies have a chance to make the All-Star team?

    What Phillies have a chance to make the All-Star team?
    Zack Wheeler is in his second season with the Phillies. (David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire)2013 was the last time that the Philadelphia Phillies had multiple representatives at the All-Star Game, a year where Cliff Lee and Domonic Brown represented the team at Citi Field.
    You could say then, that the Phillies are due to have at least two All-Stars in 2021. With voting now open, here’s a look at the candidacies of a few Phillies hoping to be in Colorado for the midsummer classic:
    Zack Wheele
  • Phillies offense explodes for seven home runs in win

    Phillies offense explodes for seven home runs in win
    Final Score: Phillies 17, Reds 3Andrew McCutchen hit two home runs on Tuesday night. (Photo by Mark LoMoglio/Icon Sportswire)Coming into Tuesday’s game, the Phillies offense had scored just nine runs in their last four games. They were scuffling. But the bats — led by Rhys Hoskins, Odubel Herrera Andrew McCutchen — exploded against Reds pitching, and the team scored 17 runs on 18 hits.
    It was a much needed win for a Phillies team that had dropped three straight. They impro
  • Aaron Nola records milestone strikeout

    Aaron Nola records milestone strikeout
    Aaron Nola became the ninth Phillies pitcher to record 1,000 strikeouts with the team. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Icon Sportswire)Aaron Nola punched out Jesse Winker in the fifth inning of the Phillies’ Tuesday night matchup against the Cincinnati Reds. It was a big strikeout in the game as Nola stranded the tying run at second. From a personal standpoint, it was a milestone K, as Nola recorded the 1,000th strikeout of his MLB career.There it is, number 1,000!
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  • Phillies promote top prospect Bryson Stott to Reading and more Phillies notes

    Phillies promote top prospect Bryson Stott to Reading and more Phillies notes
    Bryson Stott will make his Reading debut on Tuesday night. (Cheryl Pursell)
    The Reading Fightin Phils announced Tuesday that Phillies top prospect Bryson Stott has been promoted from High-A Jersey Shore to Double-A Reading. Stott will bat second and play shortstop in his Fightins debut on the road Tuesday night against the Somerset Patriots.
    Stott, 23, performed well in the first few weeks of the minor-league season. He slashed .288/.453/.548 with five home runs and 10 RBIs. He has as many walks
  • Phillies trounced by Reds on Memorial Day

    Phillies trounced by Reds on Memorial Day
    Vince Velasquez struggled on Monday. (JCS/Icon Sportswire)Final Score: Reds 11, Phillies 1The Cincinnati Reds entered Monday with a -26 run differential, having lost nine of their last 13 games.
    You wouldn’t know that from how good they looked against the Philadelphia Phillies in their Memorial Day matinee, though.
    The Reds were without All-Star candidate Jesse Winker and former National League MVP Joey Votto Monday, but that didn’t stop them from putting up 11 runs on 11 hits. It wa
  • Minor-league week in review: Bailey Falter tosses another gem

    Minor-league week in review: Bailey Falter tosses another gem
    Lefty Bailey Falter has been excellent in Lehigh Valley. (Cheryl Pursell)A rainy fourth week of Minor League Baseball threw a wrench in the schedules of Philadelphia Phillies affiliates.While the Low-A Clearwater Threshers got all six games in as planned this week, inclement weather forced changes for the three other Phillies farm teams. The Class AAA Lehigh Valley IronPigs and Class AA Reading Fightin Phils played all six with the help of some doubleheaders, but the High-A Jersey Shore BlueClaw
  • Phillies’ Roman Quinn goes on 60-day IL with Achilles injury

    Phillies’ Roman Quinn goes on 60-day IL with Achilles injury
    Phillies outfielder Roman Quinn was placed on the 60-day injured list with a left Achilles tendon injury and is expected to miss the rest of the season.
  • Phillies OF Quinn goes on 60-day IL with Achilles injury

    Phillies OF Quinn goes on 60-day IL with Achilles injury
    Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Roman Quinn was placed on the 60-day injured list with a left Achilles tendon injury on Sunday and is expected to miss the rest of the season.
  • Joe Girardi: Phillies view Mickey Moniak ‘more as a corner outfielder’

    Joe Girardi: Phillies view Mickey Moniak ‘more as a corner outfielder’
    Mickey Moniak is a former No. 1 overall pick. (Cheryl Pursell)It was more of a due-diligence question, but Joe Girardi’s answer to a reporter’s inquiry on why the Philadelphia Phillies elected to promote Travis Jankowski to replace Roman Quinn – as opposed to Mickey Moniak – raised some eyebrows.
    “His ability to play center field is probably the biggest thing,” Girardi said Sunday of what went into the decision to promote Jankowski over Moniak. “And he w
  • Phillies’ deficiencies on full display in loss against Rays

    Phillies’ deficiencies on full display in loss against Rays
    Final Score: Rays 6, Phillies 2There was a lot of talk heading into this weekend about strategy. Joe Girardi hinted at a new media policy designed to keep certain bits of information in house for strategic purposes. All of this was happening as the Phillies began a series against baseball’s new-age trendsetters who do strategy better than anyone else in the league.Alec Bohm has struggled both offensively and defensively all season. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Icon Sportswire)Unsurprisingly,
  • Roman Quinn out with serious left Achilles injury

    Roman Quinn out with serious left Achilles injury
    Before Sunday’s game, the Phillies placed outfielder Roman Quinn on the 60-day injured list with a left Achilles injury. To replace Quinn on the roster, the team selected outfielder Travis Jankowski’s contract from Triple-A.
    Roman Quinn is out for at least two months with a left Achilles injury. (Gavin Baker/Icon Sportswire)In Saturday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Quinn suffered a devastating injury while rounding third base in the fifth inning. He tripped around third, l

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