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Game Thread 9/22: Phillies at Braves

Game Thread 9/22: Phillies at Braves

It’s a new day, right? Let’s get right to the lineup today. No need to linger on last night’s loss, right? Saturday in the park. #BeBold pic.twitter.com/0NnbkSualU— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) September 22, 2018 Maikel is back! Maikel Franco, who took a rough, rough tumble over a high dugout railing, is finally back in the lineup. It’s good to see him, because that crash was scary. So, okay. There’s a game today. It will be played, and there’s nothing we can do to stop it. In my estimation, the best strategy is to just go with it. Don’t fight it. Right now,...
www.thegoodphight.com 4 hours ago

How concerned should we be about the future of the Phillies?

The Phillies’ 2018 season is almost over, so now it’s time to look to 2019 and beyond. How optimistic should we be? The Phillies long-shot run at the postseason is likely going to end either tonight or tomorrow afternoon in Atlanta. The Phils had a chance to make things interesting in the NL East...
www.thegoodphight.com 15 hours ago

I give up: Braves 6, Phillies 5

Give me one good reason not to. Actually, don’t. It’s already too late. “Please, Phillies. Please please please, just get out of this. Please, Phillies, oh god please.” It was the bottom of the seventh inning. The Phillies had squandered a three-run lead. Luis...
Birds' Eye View | Philadelphia Inquirer 15 hours ago

Phillies' bullpen implodes in seventh inning to put Braves on the brink of clinching NL East title

Pat Neshek gave up more earned runs in the seventh inning (four) than he had all season (three), and the Phillies moved to the precipice of being eliminated in the NL East race.
Tomahawk Take 2 hours ago

Atlanta Braves postseason: How do they spell relief?

Seeing the Atlanta Braves bullpen take over a game this season causes consternation, frustration, and probably increased the sale of adult beverages. The Atlanta Braves took the second game of the series from the Phillies on Friday night and for the second night, the starter pitched into the seventh inning. Those efforts not only kept […] Atlanta Braves postseason: How do they spell relief? - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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That Balls Outta Here 52 mins ago

Phillies in danger of losing a coach to manager job?

The Phillies could lose a couple of coaches to new jobs this offseason Despite collapsing at the end of the season, several members of the Phillies coaching staff could be hot commodities on the managerial market this offseason. While the Phillies production doesn’t sell well, their ability to work with today’s players and understand baseball’s […] Phillies in danger of losing a coach to manager job? - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
That Balls Outta Here 4 hours ago

Phillies have only five pending free agents on their roster

Whether by coincidence or great planning the Phillies won’t have to worry about keeping some of their own this offseason Baseball fans, especially Phillies fans, have waited years for the 2019 free agent class, touted as one of the greatest of all-time, to emerge. Superstars Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, DJ LeMahieu, and Craig Kimbrel are […] Phillies have only five pending free agents on their roster - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

What Gabe Kapler's first season as Phillies' manager has taught us a lot about his philosophy

As Year 1 of the Kapler Era nears its end, the first-year manager has lived up to his reputation as a progressive, outside-the-box thinker who is eager to challenge baseball conventions.

Gabe Kapler: Phillies pitchers have been done in by sloppy defense

"I acknowledge our defense has not been great," the Phillies manager said Friday.
www.thegoodphight.com 19 hours ago
Game Thread 9/21: Phillies at Braves

Game Thread 9/21: Phillies at Braves

Not looking good, gang. The Phillies needed to win a lot of these last seven games against the Braves to stay in the playoff picture. So far, they’re 0-for-1, and it wasn’t a particularly inspiring looking 0, either. Mistakes were made. Energy was low. And the bullpen let a lead explode, the likes of which no amount of Phillies flailing in the top of the ninth could equalize. But they play again tonight, and boy howdy, is morale low! It’s Nick Pivetta vs. Julio Teheran, with the Phillies 6.5 games out of first place and the Braves four games from clinching. What wacky lineup has Gabe...
Press of Atlantic City 21 hours ago

Box score: Braves 6, Phillies 5

PhiladelphiaABRHBIBBSOAvg.Hernandez 2b411100.254Hoskins lf400001.247Cabrera ss-3b400001.262Bour 1b200010.2301-Kingery pr-ss110000.225Santana 3b-1b411000.232W.Ramos c301201.3162-Altherr pr010000.185Alfaro c111000.262Herrera rf200012.255Neshek p000000---Avilan p000000.000E.Ramos p000000---Neris p000000.000e-Franco ph101100.2704-Florimon pr000000.231Pivetta p100000.105a-Crawford ph101000.219Dominguez p000000.000b-Bautista ph-rf201100.199Quinn cf300012.288Totals3357537
That Balls Outta Here 23 hours ago

Phillies: Enyel De Los Santos named a top 20 Triple-A prospect

Phillies pitching prospect Enyel De Los Santos was named a top-20 prospect in the International League by Baseball America. Several Phillies pitching prospects expelled in 2018 at all levels of the minor leagues. One prospect who excelled in Triple-A was Enyel De Los Santos. Baseball America recognized his strong season, naming him the No. 18 […] Phillies: Enyel De Los Santos named a top 20 Triple-A prospect - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Press of Atlantic City Sep 21, 2018
Phillies' playoff hopes may have improved had they added a Hamels and Happ

Phillies' playoff hopes may have improved had they added a Hamels and Happ

The moment of truth was supposed to arrive this weekend for the Phillies. For months, we looked at the schedule and saw the last 11 games _ seven of them against the Atlanta Braves _ as the defining point that…
Poor defense costs Phillies in crucial series opener with Braves

Poor defense costs Phillies in crucial series opener with Braves

Lucas Duda delivered the fatal blow in the seventh with a pinch-hit driving in the go-ahead run as the Braves defeated the Phillies 8-3 on Thursday night at SunTrust Park in Atlanta. The loss leaves the Phillies 6 1/2 behind the Braves in the NL East pennant race, a nearly unconquerable ask with ten games remaining on the schedule. Thursday's defeat seemed to be a microcosm of the 2018 season. A pair of defensive miscues in the first inning allowed the Braves to plate two runs early. Over the next eight innings a passed ball, a dropped foul down the left field line, a wild pitch, and a hard...
www.thegoodphight.com Sep 21, 2018
Step into The Relief Room

Step into The Relief Room

In this bullpen, it’s not the dugout calling. It’s nature. There are rules. It is not a “bathroom.” It is not a “restroom.” It is called “The Relief Room” because that is what it is. Candidates can be banned. If their names are Jonathan Papelbon, Billy Wagner, Ricky Bottalico, J.C. Romero, or Rheal Cormier, they already are. It doesn’t matter why. In some cases, you can probably guess. No active players will be inducted. This is known as “The Durbin Rule,” and it exists for a reason. 2008 Phillies alum Chad Durbin was reacquired by the team in 2013. In their...

Phillies have asked Vince Velasquez to take the fast lane | Extra Innings

The Phils want the righthander to "really step on the gas," as manager Gabe Kapler puts it.
www.thegoodphight.com Sep 21, 2018
What to do with Wilson Ramos

What to do with Wilson Ramos

The backstop has produced, albeit in a limited fashion, since being acquired at the deadline. Is he a keeper or a goner? Since being acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays at the trade deadline, Wilson Ramos has been pretty consistent with what he was acquired to do. The Phillies wanted more offense from the catcher position and they have gotten it. Since July 31 (and through Thursday’s game), Ramos has hit at a cool .397/.446/.562 with the team, with 15 runs batted in, 9 extra base hits out of his 25 total, good enough to amass 1.0 bWAR in these 74 plate appearances. Defensively, he hasn’t...
Press of Atlantic City Sep 21, 2018
Braves top Phillies 8-3, move closer to clinching division

Braves top Phillies 8-3, move closer to clinching division

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves moved closer to the playoffs by taking an important win over their closest pursuer.

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