12:16 PM EDT, Fri April 19, 2019
18 hours ago

Phillies: Can Roman Quinn finally establish himself?

The Phillies placed Odubel Herrera on the injured list and activated Roman Quinn. Can Quinn finally establish himself this time around? The Phillies decided that Odubel Herrera‘s hamstring strain sustained Wednesday night was severe enough to warrant a stint on the 10-day injured list. The team activated Roman Quinn from the injured list after he […] Phillies: Can Roman Quinn finally establish himself? - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
19 hours ago

Phillies: Adjustments, patience at the plate paying off for Maikel Franco

Heading into 2019, the Phillies entertained the idea of moving on from Maikel Franco at third base. How a shift in the lineup and a sharp eye has allowed Franco to set the Phillies’ lineup on fire. The offseason leading into the 2019 season must have been frustrating for Maikel Franco, especially with the way […] Phillies: Adjustments, patience at the plate paying off for Maikel Franco - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 17, 2019

Phillies prove they’re ready to win by demoting Nick Pivetta

The Phillies showed where their priorities are at by demoting Nick Pivetta. Despite acquiring multiple All-Stars and former MVPs in the offseason the Phillies appeared to be walking a fine line between developing young players and winning now. By demoting starting pitcher Nick Pivetta on Wednesday, the Phillies have shown where their priorities are this […] Phillies prove they’re ready to win by demoting Nick Pivetta - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 17, 2019

Phillies giving Jerad Eickhoff time to shine with Nick Pivetta option

The Phillies are sending Nick Pivetta back to the minor leagues, giving Jerad Eickhoff time to shine in the starting rotation. Todd Zolekci of MLB.com reported that the Phillies have officially optioned Nick Pivetta to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Matt Gelb of the Athletic previously reported that the team would option Pivetta and move Jerad Eickhoff into […] Phillies giving Jerad Eickhoff time to shine with Nick Pivetta option - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 16, 2019

Phillies poll: Platoon time for Kingery and Hernandez?

The Phillies can afford to keep Cesar Hernandez at second base, but is it time to give Scott Kingery more playing time at his natural position? Many Phillies fans and writers thought Cesar Hernandez‘s time in red pinstripes would be up once Scott Kingery signed a historic six-year $24 million contract. At the time it […] Phillies poll: Platoon time for Kingery and Hernandez? - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 16, 2019

Phillies rumors: Should team be interested in Blake Swihart?

The Red Sox designated backup catcher and utility player Blake Swihart for assignment Tuesday. Should the Phillies be interested? While the Phillies have an established starting catcher in J.T. Realmuto, Andrew Knapp is not a standout option as a backup. So far this year Knapp has just one hit and two walks in 14 plate […] Phillies rumors: Should team be interested in Blake Swihart? - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 16, 2019

Phillies: Mickey Moniak continues to hit for Reading

The Phillies former number one pick is heating up down in Reading. Some Phillies fans wrote off prospect Mickey Moniak just two years into his professional career after he stumbled out of the gate. It’s not like the teenage number one overall pick had a lot of pressure riding on him, though. After hitting .253 […] Phillies: Mickey Moniak continues to hit for Reading - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 15, 2019

Phillies need to turn around recent struggles against Mets

The Phillies have struggled in recent years against the Mets, but that cannot continue if they plan on winning the division. While the Phillies did reasonably well against teams outside their division last season, they struggled to beat their NL East rivals. They only had a winning record against the Marlins and went 23-34 against […] Phillies need to turn around recent struggles against Mets - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 14, 2019

Phillies: Jake Arrieta’s early 2019 success gilded in many fashions

Jake Arrieta’s on-field results have been strong so far this year, but Phillies fans shouldn’t expect this to continue much longer. Upon first glance, Jake Arrieta has pitched very well this season. In three starts he has a 2-1 record, 2.25 ERA, and 1.150 WHIP in 20 innings. His seven-inning, 108 pitch performance Friday night […] Phillies: Jake Arrieta’s early 2019 success gilded in many fashions - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 13, 2019

Phillies: Is it too early to worry about pitching woes?

The Phillies are off to a good start, with an 8-4 record, second in the National League East. Pitching has been an issue. Is it too early to be concerned? The Phillies are off to a solid start at 8-4, a half game behind the Mets in the National League East.  When they added Andrew […] Phillies: Is it too early to worry about pitching woes? - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 13, 2019

Phillies: Players traded away performing well for new teams

Nearly every player the Phillies traded away this offseason is performing above expectations with their new clubs. Going into the 2018-19 offseason Phillies general manager Matt Klentak knew he had to reshape a team that lost a first-place lead they held for 39 days. With a laundry list of things to accomplish, Klentak pulled off […] Phillies: Players traded away performing well for new teams - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 12, 2019

Phillies rumors: Team already eyeing up Madison Bumgarner?

The trade deadline is still three and a half months away, but that hasn’t stopped the Phillies from eyeing up a potential acquisition. The Phillies starting rotation has not been up to par this season. Aaron Nola and Nick Pivetta have struggled while Jake Arrieta has been good but not a standout. Zach Eflin is […] Phillies rumors: Team already eyeing up Madison Bumgarner? - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 12, 2019

Phillies: Four things to watch for in first Marlins series

The Phillies start their first series of the year against the Marlins Friday night. What should fans be looking for during this weekend’s action? After a disappointing series loss to the Nationals, the Phillies are looking to turn things around this weekend against the Marlins. The Marlins enter this series 3-10 with four straight losses […] Phillies: Four things to watch for in first Marlins series - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 11, 2019

Re-evaluating Phillies pitching staff after rough start to season

The Phillies pitching staff has struggled since the 2019 season started. What has gone wrong and where do they go from here? Pitching was the Phillies strength last year. A rotation anchored by Cy Young finalist Aaron Nola and bullpen boosted by rookie Seranthony Dominguez combined for the fourth-most Fangraphs wins above replacement (fWAR). They […] Re-evaluating Phillies pitching staff after rough start to season - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 11, 2019

Phillies to host 2026 All-Star Game around USA’s 250th birthday

In commemoration of the United States of America’s 250th birthday, the Phillies will host the 2026 MLB All-Star Game, an exciting prospect. Matt Breen of the Philadelphia Inquirer reported Thursday afternoon that the Phillies would host the 2026 All-Star Game. MLB and the team will announce the game at a press conference in front of Philadelphia […] Phillies to host 2026 All-Star Game around USA’s 250th birthday - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More