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Defensive miscues cost Phillies chance at NL East lead; fall to Braves

Defensive miscues cost Phillies chance at NL East lead; fall to Braves

If a baseball team is to excel it needs a potent offense and quality pitching, but a competitive club also must have a strong defense with the ability to not just make the easy plays, but ultimately save runs. Maybe it's a growing pain, but defensively the Phillies are doing the opposite of saving runs; they're giving advantages to the opponent. That was the story Tuesday night as the Braves trumped the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park, 3-1. Carlos Santana came home on a Nick Markakis fielder's choice in the fifth, airmailing a throw over Jorge Alfaro allowing Ozzie Albies to score to give the...
Sports Talk Philly: Philadelphia Sports News and Rumors 12 hours ago

Phillies' Arrieta to oppose No. 45 prospect Gohara in rubber match with Braves

Read "Phillies' Arrieta to oppose No. 45 prospect Gohara in rubber match with Braves" and more Philadelphia Phillies news and rumors on SportsTalkPhilly.com.
Sports Talk Philly: Philadelphia Sports News and Rumors 12 hours ago

Defensive blunders lead to Phillies loss

Embed from By: Rebecca Serad, Sports Talk Philly Staff Final: Atlanta Braves 3, Philadelphia Phillies 1 ❖ Attendance: 18,545 PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — A win tonight over the Atlanta Braves (29-18) could have put the Philadelphia Phillies (27-19) in first place in the National League East. However, that was...
www.thegoodphight.com 13 hours ago

First Place Deferred: Braves 3, Phillies 1

Brandon McCarthy and Ozzie Albies prevented the Phillies from moving into first place in the National League East First place was on the line. Heading into Tuesday night’s game, the Phillies sat a half game behind the Braves in the National League East standings....
That Balls Outta Here 2 hours ago
How concerned should Phillies be about Tommy Hunter?

How concerned should Phillies be about Tommy Hunter?

Tommy Hunter has certainly had some rough moments early on this season. Should the Phillies be concerned about their $18 million reliever? The Phillies placed heavy emphasis on their bullpen this season, making it known that they would carry an eight-man bullpen this season. The team spent over $34 million combined for veteran relievers Pat […] How concerned should Phillies be about Tommy Hunter? - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Birds' Eye View | Philadelphia Inquirer 15 hours ago

At what price, Manny Machado? Sorry, Phillies. It's infinity and beyond! | David Murphy

Manny Machado is a generational player at a premium position who will encounter unprecedented demand. Which means he is headed for the open market, even if the Phillies trade for him.

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www.thegoodphight.com 47 mins ago
Why is Tommy Hunter making us all nervous?

Why is Tommy Hunter making us all nervous?

One of the Phillies’ offseason acquisitions, he’s been somewhat ineffective. Should we be concerned? The Phillies splurged this winter, spending a lot of money on free agents at a time when many thought they were still rebuilding. One of those major acquisitions was Tommy Hunter, the reliever who was coming off of a huge season with Tampa Bay in 2017 where, in 58 1⁄3 innings, he struck out 28.1% of batters he faced, only walked 6.1% of batters he saw and kept the ball in the ballpark. Even though he had had only one season of this kind of success (the strikeout rate was his highest by...
www.thegoodphight.com 1 hour ago
Phillies MLR 5/22/18: Adam Haseley homers and Enyel De Los Santos’ domination continues

Phillies MLR 5/22/18: Adam Haseley homers and Enyel De Los Santos’ domination continues

Phillies Minor League Roundup for 5/22/18 Today’s Probables: LHV: Tom EshelmanREA: Harold ArauzCLR: Nick FantiLWD: Ramon Rosso (11:05am start on MiLB.tv) Lehigh Valley 4, Rochester 3 Enyel De Los Santos - 7 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, BB, 5 K, 8 GB, 5 FBMitch Walding - 0 for 4Dylan Cozens - 1 for 3, 2 R, BBAndrew Pullin - 1 for 4, R, 2B, 2 K Through 8 starts, De Los Santos has a 1.39 ERA with 49 strikeouts to 15 walks in 45.1 innings. He’s still likely behind Ben Lively on the major league starting depth chart, but he is clearly excelling in AAA and isn’t too far off from being able to...
www.thegoodphight.com 2 hours ago
Macho Low, Part 7: Jeff Manto knows how to spot a slugger

Macho Low, Part 7: Jeff Manto knows how to spot a slugger

Appearing in all of eight games for the 1993 Phillies, the journeyman infielder wound up finding a niche role as a coach. There were some big personalities on the 1993 Phillies. But they weren’t the only ones. As part of a commemoration of the team’s 25th anniversary, we’re taking a look at the back-ups, drop-ins, and less-remembered Phillies who didn’t make it into a lot of the archival footage. Jeff Manto Position: Journeyman infielder with his eyes on the horizon Age: 28 Stats: .056/.105/.056, 3 SO in 19 AB In the spring of 1993, the Phillies had some decisions to make. There...

Phillies Nuggets: What should one make of Jorge Alfaro's season thus far?

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Press of Atlantic City 13 hours ago
Brandon McCarthy beats the Phillies - again

Brandon McCarthy beats the Phillies - again

PHILADELPHIA – The Phillies began Tuesday in second place in the National League East.

Punchless Phillies fall to Braves, miss out on chance to reclaim first place in NL East

The Phillies squandered a chance to move into sole possession of first place for the first time since the end of the 2011 season.

Phillies will be careful about not overusing reliever sensation Seranthony Dominguez

As tempting as it might be for the Phillies to use relief ace Seranthony Dominguez as often as possible, they want to be cognizant about giving the converted starter enough rest between appearances.
That Balls Outta Here 17 hours ago

Phillies highlight: Cesar Hernandez pulls a Chase Utley on Ronald Acuna

It wasn’t the Chase Utley play at the plate in the 2008 World Series, but Cesar Hernandez came close on a throw to home for the Philadelphia Phillies Phillies fans had flashbacks to Chase Utley in the 2008 World Series on Tuesday night when Cesar Hernandez pulled a web gem of a play. Quick set […] Phillies highlight: Cesar Hernandez pulls a Chase Utley on Ronald Acuna - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
That Balls Outta Here 18 hours ago

What hope is left for Phillies prospect Roman Quinn?

No matter what, Roman Quinn just cannot stay healthy. Does he really have any chance of filling a role with the Phillies? Stop me if you have heard this one before: Roman Quinn is injured. Yes, the Phillies prospect is once again on the disabled list. He underwent surgery Monday to repair a torn ligament […] What hope is left for Phillies prospect Roman Quinn? - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
That Balls Outta Here 19 hours ago

Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves live stream: How to watch online, TV, lineups, and more

Phillies fans could see a first place ballclub for the first time in over a year Your Philadelphia Phillies are just a half game behind tonight’s opponent, the Atlanta Braves, for first place in the National League East. Philadelphia hasn’t been in first since the early weeks of the 2017 season and has played just […] Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves live stream: How to watch online, TV, lineups, and more - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
www.thegoodphight.com 21 hours ago
Is the Phillies offense good, bad or something else?

Is the Phillies offense good, bad or something else?

Trying to make sense of the Phillies’ confounding offense is not easy. The Phillies got off to a great start in their series against the Atlanta Braves on Monday, getting a terrific pitching performance from Nick Pivetta, and just enough offense — two home runs from Nick Williams and Aaron Altherr — to secure a huge, 3-0 victory. The day before, the Phils managed just two hits and one run against the Cardinals in a 5-1 loss, but scored seven runs the day before in their 7-6 come-from-behind victory in St. Louis. With a lineup filled with mostly young players, some of whom don’t play...
www.thegoodphight.com 23 hours ago
When will the Phillies’ attendance reflect the team’s quality of play?

When will the Phillies’ attendance reflect the team’s quality of play?

The Phillies have played excellently so far this season. Unfortunately, the blue seats in the stands remain. There couldn’t have been a better night for baseball than last night. After a week of Seattle weather descending on Philadelphia and soaking the city to the bone, the weather gods blessed us with a picture perfect spring day. The day was filled with sun, with temps hitting the high 70s. As the afternoon went on, the sky was clear and the temps were slowly falling into the high 60s. Spring perfection. And lucky for us baseball fans, the Phillies were back in town following a 3-2...

How Nick Williams began forcing his way into the Phillies' lineup

Phillies manager Gabe Kapler has been going with the hot hand in right field. But after Nick Williams and Aaron Altherr both homered Monday night, who should he start?

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  • 3 Aaron Altherr

    Aaron Altherr

    How Nick Williams began forcing his way into the Phillies' lineup

  • 3 Nick Williams

    Nick Williams

    How Nick Williams began forcing his way into the Phillies' lineup

  • 3 Jorge Alfaro

    Jorge Alfaro

    Phillies Nuggets: What should one make of Jorge Alfaro's season thus far?

  • 2 Nick Pivetta

    Nick Pivetta

    Pivetta pitches Phillies to 3-0 win over Braves

  • 2 Vince Velasquez

    Vince Velasquez

    Albies goes deep, McCarthy and Braves beat Phillies 3-1

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