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Jun 17, 2019
Phillies look to get back in win column against Nationals

Phillies look to get back in win column against Nationals

The Phillies are coming off an embarrassing series finale in Atlanta following a 15-1 loss at SunTrust Park. The loss dropped the Phillies to 2 1/2 games off the pace in the NL East.The Phillies open a four-game set in Washington tonight, aiming to break away from a stint of having won just 10 of their last 16 contests. Jake Arrieta is set to start the opener, facing Nats lefty Patrick Corbin.The Nationals have won nine of their last 14 and attempting to claw their way back into contention in the NL East. The series in Atlanta exposed a desperate need for the Phils to acquire at least one, if...
Jun 16, 2019
Hernandez two-run single in ninth lifts Phillies past Braves

Hernandez two-run single in ninth lifts Phillies past Braves

Cesar Hernandez played the hero role on Saturday night, lofting a single into left field in the ninth inning to drive in a pair of runs to lift the Phillies past the Braves, 6-5, at SunTrust Park. Scott Kingery reached via a single in the ninth and Sean Rodriguez reached base following an errant throw by Luke Jackson on a sacrifice-bunt attempt. The pair went on to score arguably the two most significant runs this season for the Phils.Hernandez finished the evening 2-for-4 with three RBIs while Kingery finished 3-for-3 on the night to raise his batting average on the year to .347.Hector...
Jun 15, 2019
Phillies blow five-run lead, fall to Braves on a walk-off

Phillies blow five-run lead, fall to Braves on a walk-off

It's certainly not how the Phillies wanted to open a weekend with first-place in the division on the line. Brian McCann capped off a three-run ninth inning with a walk-off two-run single off Hector Neris to give the Braves a 9-8 victory on Friday night at SunTrust Park.The loss dropped the Phils to 2 1/2 games off the pace in the NL East.“A crushing loss, no way around it,” Phillies manager Gabe Kapler told reporters afterward. “We had a two-run lead in the ninth inning with our best reliever on the mound. Neris has been tremendous for us all year long. Outstanding for a full calendar...
Jun 14, 2019
Huge weekend for Phillies down in Atlanta; NL East lead on the line

Huge weekend for Phillies down in Atlanta; NL East lead on the line

The Phillies head to Atlanta to open a crucial three-game set with the division-leading Braves on Friday at SunTrust Park. The Braves enter the weekend with sole possession of the top spot with a 1 1/2 game lead.The Phillies are coming off a series loss at home to the Diamondbacks, including a woeful offensive performance on Wednesday night in a 2-0 loss that negated an outstanding effort from starter Zach Eflin. The club is 5-5 over its last ten games. "I think we have better baseball in us than this recent stretch of games," manager Gabe Kapler said following Wednesday's loss. "We have more...
Jun 12, 2019
Arrieta and Kingery star as Phillies take down D-backs

Arrieta and Kingery star as Phillies take down D-backs

The Phillies needed a solid outing from Jake Arrieta on Tuesday night and that's exactly what he provided, leading the Phils to a 7-4 victory over the Diamondbacks at Citizens Bank Park. The veteran tossed six innings, allowing three runs on six hits. It wasn't anything spectacular, but his performance saved the bullpen from being taxed again following Monday's debacle. Hector Neris tossed a perfect ninth to secure his 14th save. Offensively, Scott Kingery remained hot and launched a three-run shot in the third inning for his third home run over the span of two days. He's now hitting .324 on...
Jun 11, 2019
Phillies give up 8 homers; now share division lead with Braves

Phillies give up 8 homers; now share division lead with Braves

The Phillies found themselves on the wrong side of history on Monday night at Citizens Bank Park. The club, along with the visiting Diamondbacks, combined to set a Major League record with 13 home runs in a game in a DBacks 13-8 victory.Things were ugly for the Phillies from the outset as the first three Diamondbacks that came to the plate went deep off Phillies hurler Jerad Eickhoff. Eduardo Escobar and Ildemaro Vargas each blasted a pair later in the contest. The long ball is a problem for the Phillies. The club has allowed 108 homers already this year, compared to 171 all of last season....
Jun 10, 2019
Phillies hold slim lead in NL East; welcome DBacks to Philly

Phillies hold slim lead in NL East; welcome DBacks to Philly

The Diamondbacks come to Philadelphia riding a four-game winning streak after having completed a sweep of the Blue Jays over the weekend. Meanwhile, the Phillies have won four of their last five despite a 4-3 loss to the Reds on Sunday afternoon.The Phillies will face a rookie in the series opener on Monday night as the DBacks trot right-hander Taylor Clarke out to the mound. The 26-year-old righty is 1-2 with a 4.43 ERA over five appearances this year, four of which were starts. The Phils counter with Jerad Eickhoff in the opener who pitched well in his last outing, surrendering just three...
Jun 9, 2019
Phillies let series finale with Reds slip away, win streak snapped at four

Phillies let series finale with Reds slip away, win streak snapped at four

Aggressiveness is usually a good thing on the baseball diamond, but it's something that can be overdone. Unfortunately, the Phillies and Bryce Harper encountered just that on Sunday afternoon.Ahead 3-1 in the fifth with two outs and Rhys Hoskins at the plate, Harper attempted to steal home but was thrown out on a close play. At the time, it just seemed to be a questionable decision. However, Phillies' starter Aaron Nola encountered some trouble in the seventh, and Jose Alvarez surrendered two hits on four pitches. The Reds went on to secure a 4-3 win at Citizens Bank Park, snapping a...
Jun 9, 2019
Former Phillies manager Frank Lucchesi dies at age 92

Former Phillies manager Frank Lucchesi dies at age 92

Former Phillies manager Frank Lucchesi, who guided the club for three seasons in the early 1970s, passed away on Saturday. He was 92-years-old. Having spent several seasons managing in the minor leagues with the Phillies, the organization hired Lucchesi to helm the big league club prior to the 1970 season. In three years with the club, he posted a .416 winning percentage (166-233). He was fired in 1972 after the club won just 26 of its first 76 games.Prior to managing, Lucchesi spent 13 seasons in the minors including stints with affiliates of the Yankees, Giants, and Phillies.A native of San...
Jun 9, 2019
Phillies go for sweep in Philadelphia of Reds behind Aaron Nola

Phillies go for sweep in Philadelphia of Reds behind Aaron Nola

The Phillies go for a three-game sweep of the Reds this afternoon at Citizens Bank Park. The Phils, led by a stellar outing from Nick Pivetta, shut down the Reds on Saturday, 4-1.Pivetta tossed a complete game in the win, the first of his career. Jay Bruce also contributed in the victory and is now the third player with at least four homers and 11 RBIs through his first five games with a team dating back to 1920. Home Sweet HomeThe Phillies enter Sunday having won 22 of their 33 games at Citizens Bank Park this season. The .667 winning percentage ranks sixth in baseball. The club has won...
Jun 8, 2019
La Salle's Connor Hinchliffe signs a deal with hometown Phillies

La Salle's Connor Hinchliffe signs a deal with hometown Phillies

It's been a whirlwind year for hurler Connor Hinchliffe, and now the La Salle product is set to join his hometown organization at the professional level. He signed a deal with the Phillies on Friday. "I'm incredibly grateful to play professional baseball," Hinchliffe said in a release from La Salle athletics. "A year ago this was something I never thought was possible, and to be given the opportunity to play for the hometown Phillies is amazing. I can't wait to wear the Philadelphia 'P' on my chest."The Pottsville native pieced together a breakout campaign during his senior year this...
Jun 7, 2019
Phillies return home to Philly, host Reds for a three-game weekend set

Phillies return home to Philly, host Reds for a three-game weekend set

It was a tough trip west, but the Phillies come back to Philadelphia and Citizens Bank Park riding back-to-back wins over the Padres to wrap up the jaunt. The club welcomes the Reds for a three-game weekend set. Tyler Mahle will make the start in the series opener for the Reds, fresh off holding the Nationals to three runs in five innings in a win earlier this week. He'll be opposed by Zach Eflin who returns to the rotation after missing his last start due to a back issue. He's posted a 2.64 ERA over his last five starts but has struggled for his career against the Reds, surrendering 11 runs...
Jun 6, 2019
Penn's Matt O'Neill selected by the New York Mets in 20th round of MLB Draft

Penn's Matt O'Neill selected by the New York Mets in 20th round of MLB Draft

Matt O'Neill finished out his senior year with some excellent numbers and now has an opportunity to carry his game to the next level and play professionally. The New York Mets selected O'Neill on Wednesday in the 20th round of the 2019 Major League Draft. He's the fifth player to be drafted under current Quakers head coach John Yurkow and the 14th Penn player to be drafted since 1991. O'Neill led the Quakers in several offensive categories, including batting average (.406) and OPS (1.147) and ranked sixth in the nation with a .527 on-base percentage. His finished the season with 40 RBIs and...
Jun 5, 2019
Jay Bruce drives in six as Phillies snap five-game skid

Jay Bruce drives in six as Phillies snap five-game skid

Newly acquired Jay Bruce made his presence in the Phillies lineup known on Tuesday, collecting six RBIs highlighted by a pair of homers - including a grand slam - in a 9-6 win over the Padres at Petco Park in San Diego to halt a five-game losing skid.The six RBIs tied a career-high for Bruce. The performance came just hours after the club learned it would be without Andrew McCutchen for the rest of the season with a torn ACL. "It was a pretty big win for us," Phillies manager Gabe Kapler told reporters. "I think in a lot of ways we played with Andrew out there and we kind of won one for...
Jun 4, 2019
McCutchen has a torn ACL, out for the year

McCutchen has a torn ACL, out for the year

The worst fears from late Monday night became a reality Tuesday afternoon as MRI results on Andrew McCutchen's left knee showed a torn ACL. The veteran outfielder will miss the remainder of the 2019 season.It's troubling news for the Phillies, a club riding a five-game skid and already short on outfield depth. Toss in the fact that McCutchen has been one of the more reliable offensive threats in the lineup this season and you'll understand why this is such a devastating blow.McCutchen suffered the injury in the opening frame on Monday night when he attempted to get into a rundown to prolong a...