3:15 PM EDT, Thu September 19, 2019
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Game Thread 9/19: Phillies at Braves

Game Thread 9/19: Phillies at Braves

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ Atlanta is giving a couple starters a rest day, giving the Phillies the chance to... sweep? The Phillies opened the season with a dominant three-game sweep of the Braves. Since then, things have shifted a bit for both teams, in ways we do and do not understand. Nevertheless, the Phillies—who have already won the season series against the Braves—have the chance to bookend their season against Atlanta with a pair of sweeps. Regardless of what happens next, that’s a little satisfying. As long as you don’t think about any of the other stuff. #Phillies Lineup...
Tomahawk Take 5 hours ago

3 Takeaways: Atlanta Braves fall to Phils, magic number is 2

In a day that began with some promise as division rival Washington suffered a loss – trimming the Atlanta Braves NL East-clinching magic number to 2 – the Braves found life harder at SunTrust Park, dropping the second game of the series to the Philadelphia Phillies in a 4-1 defeat. It is actually...
TalkingChop 3 hours ago

Game Thread 9/19/19: Braves vs. Phillies

Photo by Joe Robbins/ The date is pretty cool, isn’t it? It’s high noon in Atlanta on a Getaway Day, which means that it’s time for some baseball. This should be a good one based on the pitching matchup but let’s be honest here: We want this to be an ugly one in favor of the Braves so that...
TalkingChop 4 hours ago

Riley gets the start at third as Braves make plenty of changes vs. Phillies

Photo by Logan Riely/MLB Photos via The Braves are set to see off the Phillies with a lineup that has plenty of new faces in it. The lineups are out for today’s game between the Phillies and the Braves. When it comes to the Braves, it took us until September but the Braves have finally put...
15 hours ago
Video: Harper, Eflin propel Phillies past Braves | Phillies-Braves Game Highlights 9/18/19

Watch: Harper, Eflin propel Phillies past Braves | Phillies-Braves Game Highlights 9/18/19

Condensed Game: Bryce Harper belted a two-run home run to back Zach Eflin's strong start in the Phillies' 4-1 win over the Braves Don't forget to subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/mlb Follow us elsewhere too: Twitter: https://twitter.com/MLB Instagram:

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Phillies fan confidence back to bottoming out

Phillies fan confidence back to bottoming out

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ After a brief uptick, people were back out on this team. The trouble with these polls, I’d imagine, is that they tell you what people were thinking in the recent past, not the terrifying present. And in that present, we know this Phillies team is yo-yo-ing up and down, yanking people in and out, and just barely keeping themselves in the playoff picture to keep you from totally giving up on them (unless you are some commenters, who desperately want you to know that they gave up before you, and are therefore smarter. Fandom!) So, in terms of “fan confidence,”...
www.thegoodphight.com 16 hours ago
Ef you, Braves: Phillies 4, Braves 1

Ef you, Braves: Phillies 4, Braves 1

Zach Eflin kept the Braves’ magic number steady for another night | Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ Zach Eflin’s strong start kept the Braves’ magic number stagnant As mentioned in my series preview, I’m baffled as to why the Phillies have been able to beat the Braves, while the rest of baseball has not. On Wednesday night, it was the Braves’ turn to be baffled. Zach Eflin shut down the Atlanta lineup, leading the Phillies to a 4-1 victory. Eflin struggled in previous starts against the Braves, but most of those came when he was going through a rough stretch in the middle of the season....
That Balls Outta Here 16 hours ago

Phillies Zach Eflin pushing to keep his job in 2020

The Phillies pitchers have struggled this year, but Zach Eflin is finishing strong. Going into the 2019 season the Phillies went all-in on Zach Eflin, Nick Pivetta, and Vince Velasquez to round out the rotation. For the most part, all three have disappointed and been relegated to the bullpen at one time or another. Of […] Phillies Zach Eflin pushing to keep his job in 2020 - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
That Balls Outta Here 17 hours ago

Phillies: Buck Showalter a hot name to watch for manager

A familiar name has been connected to the Phillies potential manager opening. With a dozen games remaining in the regular season and the chances of making the playoffs unlikely, the speculation surrounding Phillies manager Gabe Kapler’s future has picked up steam. Veteran managers Joe Maddon and Mike Scioscia, both Pennsylvania natives, have been linked to […] Phillies: Buck Showalter a hot name to watch for manager - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
www.thegoodphight.com 20 hours ago
Game Thread 9/18: Phillies at Braves

Game Thread 9/18: Phillies at Braves

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ After hanging on for a win last night, the Phillies go for another one of those. More home runs and high fives, please! We've got game two against the Braves coming up tonight with Zach Eflin on the mound. #RingTheBell : @NBCSPhilly : @SportsRadioWIP : https://t.co/IiCE7B1LhD or https://t.co/vgbMhIMsON pic.twitter.com/CpxokfTjXI— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) September 18, 2019
That Balls Outta Here 20 hours ago

Should Phillies re-sign outfielder Corey Dickerson?

Corey Dickerson has quickly become a fan favorite in Philadelphia with his productive play. How far will the Phillies go in trying to retain the outfielder? “Should the Phillies re-sign Corey Dickerson?” This is a loaded question. Although it seems like an incredibly simple decision when glancing at Dickerson’s stat line (slashing a ridiculous .293/.307/.579 […] Should Phillies re-sign outfielder Corey Dickerson? - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Five-run frame enough to lift Phillies to vital win over Braves

Five-run frame enough to lift Phillies to vital win over Braves

The odds are mighty long, but the Phillies showed some fight on Tuesday night in their effort to climb back into the Wild Card discussion behind a 5-4 win over the Braves at SunTrust Park.The Phillies enter Wednesday four games behind the Cubs and Brewers who are both tied for the final Wild Card spot."From here on out, it's like Game 7 of a playoff series every time we play a baseball game," Philadelphia manager Gabe Kapler said. "Tough or not, challenge or not, it's our job. It's the only choice we have."Vince Velasquez surrendered a pair of runs in the opening frame but settled down and...
www.thegoodphight.com Sep 18, 2019
The Jose Pirela Show: Phillies 5, Braves 4

The Jose Pirela Show: Phillies 5, Braves 4

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ You knew it was going to happen When the lineups came out Tuesday, you knew what would happen. You saw Jose Pirela’s name in left field and thought, ok, this guy is gonna make an impact. He’s a game changer. He’s the one that will lead the final charge into the playoffs as the second wild card. No you didn’t. You probably groaned just like me and wondered where Adam Haseley was and questioned the team’s sanity. Well wouldn’t you know? Jose Pirela impacted the game, hitting what would prove to be the game winning home run in the fourth inning to lead the...
That Balls Outta Here Sep 17, 2019

Phillies will soon have to revisit Odubel Herrera question

With the offseason arriving shortly, the Phillies will soon have to decide how to proceed with currently suspended outfielder Odubel Herrera. It has been a long season for the Phillies with many twists and turns along the way. There have been plenty of issues on the field, but the biggest off-the-field issue was the arrest […] Phillies will soon have to revisit Odubel Herrera question - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
www.thegoodphight.com Sep 17, 2019
Game Thread 9/17: Phillies at Braves

Game Thread 9/17: Phillies at Braves

After losing both games they’ve played in four days, the Phillies are back at it against the... BRAVES?! Ah, yes. The Braves again. As you likely know by now, the Phillies playoff odds have dropped below 1%. Corey Dickerson is out for the season. Adam Haseley is not starting tonight, but Sean Rodriguez and Jose Pirela are. Also, Bryce Harper was ejected from the last game they played. Will he even bother coming back? Ask yourself this... why have you? Tonight's lineup in Atlanta. #RingTheBell : @NBCSPhilly : @SportsRadioWIP : https://t.co/XctKKZzwMg or https://t.co/vgbMhIMsON...
www.thegoodphight.com Sep 17, 2019
My 5 reasons why the Phillies missed the playoffs

My 5 reasons why the Phillies missed the playoffs

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ There are lots of reasons the Phillies fell short of the postseason this year, but here are my top five. Before y’all get in the comments and point out the obvious — that technically the Phillies are still alive for a playoff berth — let me just acknowledge that you are correct. The Phillies enter their series against Atlanta five games behind the Cubs for the second wild card spot with 14 to play. Mathematically, the Phils have not been eliminated. This is true. It is also true that the Phillies are about to play three games in Atlanta, three games in...
www.thegoodphight.com Sep 17, 2019
A completely objective Phillies vs. Braves series preview

A completely objective Phillies vs. Braves series preview

There will be no mention of Dansby Swanson’s struggles at the plate | Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports Discussing the Phillies and Braves with no bias whatsoever Last week, I wrote a preview of the series between the Phillies and the Braves. How did Braves fans like my work? Let’s just say they were less than impressed. Here are some of the reactions the article received: Whoever wrote this article needs to be fired, This is awful to read— Braves Ellen (@rgirl661) September 9, 2019 This is awful journalism— Michael (@AlbeeMichael) September 9, 2019 Whatever happens in...
www.thegoodphight.com Sep 17, 2019
Hector the Protector

Hector the Protector

David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports The Good Phil of the Week 9/9-9/15 In one of our biggest celebrations of the Philadelphia Phillies, every week the members of The Good Phight will be issuing one of baseball’s greatest achievements to date: The Good Phil of the Week Award. One MLB player and one MiLB player will receive the award each week and will be able to boast to their teammates that they are, in fact, a Good Phil. Major League Good Phil of the Week: Hector Neris Lost in the ridiculousness of the injury-ridden Phillies’ 2019 bullpen has been an under-rated and under-appreciated...
Last gasp for Phillies as they open rough trip in Atlanta

Last gasp for Phillies as they open rough trip in Atlanta

If the Phillies have a final gasp in their postseason dreams, it'll come under heavy duress this week as the club embarks on a brutal 11-game road trip that opens on Tuesday in Atlanta. With 14 games remaining the Phils sit 4 1/2 games out of a Wild Card spot and face the division-leading Braves for three games, then head to Cleveland for three before completing this grueling trip with five games in Washington. “My only concern is the step right in front of us,” manager Gabe Kapler told reporters after Sunday’s 6-3 loss against Boston. “That's winning the game (Tuesday night) in...

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