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8 hours ago

Phillies outfielder Matt Joyce impresses at plate, in field

The Philadelphia Phillies pitching staff fared far better as a collective whole in their 4-4 tie Monday afternoon, opposite the Baltimore Orioles at the newly renamed BayCare Ballpark. Aaron Nola yielded the staff’s only two earned runs — a two-run home run in the top of the first inning to right fielder DJ Stewart. The right-hander […] Phillies outfielder Matt Joyce impresses at plate, in field - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
15 hours ago

Phillies 2021 Season Player Preview: Bryce Harper

Two years ago — March 1, 2019 — the Philadelphia Phillies officially signed Bryce Harper to a then-record 13-year, $330 million contract. After a relatively slow start that season, Harper got hot and showed why he is one of the top players in Major League Baseball.  Among his big hits were the walk-off grand slam against the Chicago […] Phillies 2021 Season Player Preview: Bryce Harper - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
18 hours ago

5 observations from Phillies spring training opener

For the first time in more than 150 days, the Philadelphia Phillies played a baseball game as they kicked off their 2021 Grapefruit League season Sunday afternoon. The game resulted in a 10-2 defeat for manager Joe Girardi‘s squad — mostly featuring non-roster invitees — as they took on the Detroit Tigers on the road in […] 5 observations from Phillies spring training opener - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 28, 2021

Phillies: Jeff Mathis should back up catcher J.T. Realmuto

Although Andrew Knapp showed great signs of improvement this past season, another catcher in Philadelphia Phillies spring training camp should come away with the nod as the backup catcher to J.T. Realmuto for the 2021 season — non-roster invitee Jeff Mathis. Mathis is a well-traveled 37-year-old veteran with eye-popping offensive numbers. No, not eye-popping in a good […] Phillies: Jeff Mathis should back up catcher J.T. Realmuto - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 28, 2021

Phillies: Ivan Nova has ugly start to 2021 spring training

The first start for minor-league invitee Ivan Nova in a Philadelphia Phillies uniform did not go as he probably hoped it would. That is an understatement. The veteran right-hander got the nod in the spring training opener against the Detroit Tigers Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately, he lasted just 1/3 of an inning while tossing 27 pitches […] Phillies: Ivan Nova has ugly start to 2021 spring training - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 28, 2021

Phillies CF hopeful Adam Haseley shows early power in opener

One of the most pressing question marks the Philadelphia Phillies must address across their 28-game Grapefruit League schedule is who will be the team’s starting center fielder in the 2021 season. At least Adam Haseley, Roman Quinn, and Scott Kingery are vying for the role, among other minor-leaguers invited to spring training camp as non-roster […] Phillies CF hopeful Adam Haseley shows early power in opener - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 28, 2021

Could Ivan Nova steal spot in Phillies starting rotation?

Pitching is still a concern for the Philadelphia Phillies heading into the 2021 season. While they added a few pieces — including Archie Bradley and Jose Alvarado — the starting rotation has some question marks. Aaron Nola is the bonafide ace, while Zack Wheeler looked like a strong No. 2 during the shortened 2020 season. After that, there are […] Could Ivan Nova steal spot in Phillies starting rotation? - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 28, 2021

6 Phillies set to pitch in Sunday’s spring training opener

These 6 Phillies pitchers are scheduled to appear against the Tigers on Sunday. Although it will be just an exhibition contest, Sunday still marks the long-awaited return of Philadelphia Phillies baseball games. The team will begin its 28-game Grapefruit League schedule opposite the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland, Florida. Manager Joe Girardi and pitching coach Caleb […] 6 Phillies set to pitch in Sunday’s spring training opener - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 27, 2021

Phanatic won’t be only Phillies fan in stands this season

Good news for Philadelphia Phillies fans who are missing baseball a little extra these days. For the first time in approximately 500 days — since the 2019 season finale defeat to the Miami Marlins that secured the franchise’s 11,000th all-time loss — a limited number of fans will be allowed in the stands at Citizens Bank […] Phanatic won’t be only Phillies fan in stands this season - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 27, 2021

5 Phillies most interesting to follow this spring training

Spring training game action will officially get underway for the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday, as the club kicks off its 28-game Grapefruit League schedule opposite the Detroit Tigers. Here are five Phillies players most interesting to follow over the coming weeks. Matt Moore looks to earn his spot in the Phillies starting rotation. Among the slew […] 5 Phillies most interesting to follow this spring training - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 26, 2021

Strong bond between Girardi, Dombrowski will help Phillies

It was a natural fit for Philadelphia Phillies president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski to join the organization. The two-time World Series champion’s previous, longstanding relationship with manager Joe Girardi made the hire even more like it was meant to be. This will only help the team this coming season and beyond, as it looks to […] Strong bond between Girardi, Dombrowski will help Phillies - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 26, 2021

Phillies: Dave Dombrowski thinks Scott Kingery will rebound

Many observations have been made so far in spring training, as the Philadelphia Phillies prepare to kick off their 28-game Grapefruit League schedule this weekend. Among those include utility player Scott Kingery — who is competing for the starting center field job — has reported to camp “lighter” and “not as bulked.” If there is any player due […] Phillies: Dave Dombrowski thinks Scott Kingery will rebound - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 25, 2021

Phillies: Adam Haseley deserves serious CF consideration

So far this spring training, much has been said  about the crowded competition for the starting center field position on the 2021 Philadelphia Phillies roster. Multiple once highly regarded prospects are gunning for the position, including the likes of speedster Roman Quinn and the versatile Scott Kingery. But, it’s the player without the flash that […] Phillies: Adam Haseley deserves serious CF consideration - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 24, 2021

Phillies put people first with Mental Performance expansion

During these difficult times amid the COVID-19 crisis, ensuring empathy and emotional support is present in an organization is vitally important. The Philadelphia Phillies took a significant step in this direction Wednesday afternoon, announcing that they are expanding their Mental Performance department. The move, Phillies Vice President and General Manager Sam Fuld said, is part of […] Phillies put people first with Mental Performance expansion - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 24, 2021

Phillies rumor: Club ‘in contact’ with starter Jake Odorizzi

Even after signing Matt Moore and Chase Anderson, Philadelphia Phillies president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski may not be done just yet to adding starting rotation depth. They are reportedly interested in nine-year veteran RHP Jake Odorizzi. ‘Playing to win,’ the Phillies are reportedly interested in RHP Jake Odorizzi. “I’ve heard the Phillies are in […] Phillies rumor: Club ‘in contact’ with starter Jake Odorizzi - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More