PHILLIES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Phillies Twitter Person Finally Hits Home run

Note: This was written before the Phils got blown out tonight.   Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight – or, as I like to call it, Sports for Nerds (I kid) – has not exactly been bullish on the Phillies, understandably. Their current power rankings, based on the Elo system, which is described as… Thanks to Retrosheet, we’ve collected game results and box scores back to 1871 and...
Via Crossing Broad
2 hours ago

Phillies Monday Mailbag: hot start, Rhys Hoskins, trade deadline

Phillies mailbag explores the hot start, trade deadline, and prospect Rhys Hoskins
Via Philliedelphia
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies name Honorary Bat Girl

Linda Duaime, who is battling breast cancer, has been named as the Phillies Honorary Bat Girl.
Via Phillies.com
5 hours ago

Phillies wearing 1976 pillbox throwbacks for retro nights

The Phillies have worn their throwback uniforms from the maroon days a few times in recent years, but never quite like this. When the Milwaukee Brewers come to town next month, the Phillies will be bringing back the stripped pillbox hats to complete their 1976 throwback look. #Phillies to wear pillbox hats with their 1976 retro night vs the @Brewers on June 3rd. @sportslogosnet...
Via Macho Row
5 hours ago

Are the Phillies for real? Mackanin says yes

Phillies manager Pete Mackanin isn't getting tired of being asked repeatedly whether his surging club is for real. The Phillies take a 15-10 record in Monday's game against the Cardinals.
Via Phillies.com
5 hours ago

Nola looks to build off blissful last start

Aaron Nola allowed two hits over seven scoreless innings the last time out against the Nationals. He'll be opposed by Michael Wacha, who has allowed three or fewer runs in four of his five starts in 2016.
Via Phillies.com
7 hours ago

Series Preview, Saint Louis Cardinals

Don’t look now but the Philadelphia Phillies are on a hot streak having won six straight games.  They have gone 9-1 over their last ten games. Tonight the Philadelphia Phillies will start a series with the Saint Louis Cardinals who are reeling. The Phillies come into this series at 15-10 on the back of strong pitching […] Philadelphia Phillies: Series Preview, Saint Louis Cardinals...
Via Section215
8 hours ago

The Phillies Have Had an Almost Perfect Start

If the season ended today, it would be chaos. There would be significant protestation from players, owners, and fans alike, all parties confused by the suddenly truncated schedule. But if matters were allowed to proceed from there, the National League would have the Mets grab one wild-card slot. The other entry would be determined through a different one-game playoff — that one...
Via Fangraphs
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

What We Learned About the Phillies in April

The Phillies just wrapped up a 14-10 April which ties the ’01 (14-10) and ’03 (16-12) teams for the Phillies’ second best April record since 2000 and trails only the legendary 2011 squad’s 18-8 run. Baseball may be an extraordinarily long season rich with unpredictable twists and turns, but there is still meaningful information to be gleaned from the start of the 2016 season...
Via Crashburn Alley
10 hours ago

Phillies Stat Notes: May 2nd

They're not a .600 team, but they're better than we thought. The Phillies have the 4th best record in the NL (tied with the Pirates), despite being dead last in scoring runs. NL Standings and Key Stats Comparing the Phillies' surprisingly good record to their somewhat less surprising run differential of -16 is controversial. Saying that they are more like a .420 team...
Via The Good Phight
12 hours ago

Phillies Prospect Watch: J.P. Crawford’s Solid Start

The Phillies will be watching their top prospect, J.P. Crawford, closely this season. Here is a look at his solid start with AA Reading Fightin’ Phils. The Phillies have started the season off with a surprise month. The team finished 15-10 and on a 6-game winning streak. The Phillies are overachieving for a rebuilding team, and […] Phillies Prospect Watch: J.P. Crawford’s...
Via Section215
12 hours ago

Are the Phillies for really real?

The Phillies are off to a red-hot start, but will it last? The Phillies started the season with four straight losses. Things were bad. The bullpen blew two late leads in the first two games of the series against the Reds in Cincinnati, after struggling for all of spring training. The offense hadn't gotten in gear, and that 100-loss season many people had predicted before the season...
Via The Good Phight
12 hours ago

Phillies' potential No. 1 pick Groome thrives in return

Potential Philadelphia Phillies No. 1 overall pick Jason Groome was impressive in his return to the mound this past weekend.
Via Philliedelphia
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies baseball is fun again

The 2016 Phillies may still end the year with a losing record, but they have already become fun to watch again. Coming off a second straight three-game sweep of their opponent, the Philadelphia Phillies are riding one of the hottest runs in baseball having won nine of their last 10 games. The Phillies are five games above the .500 mark, and dare we say just 2.5 games out of first...
Via Macho Row
15 hours ago

Phillies Minor League Roundup April 29 - May 1, 2016

Roman Quinn was the standout star for the weekend. Howdy, everyone... filling in for your favorite minors coverage man Jay for the week and trying my best to not mess this up for all of you. Lots of pressure. A bit of a light weekend with some rainouts thrown in, but let's get to it. Monday's Probables: Lehigh Valley: David Buchanan vs. Pawtucket Reading: Anthony Vasquez @ New...
Via The Good Phight
16 hours ago

Streaking Phillies head to Busch to face struggling Cardinals

The Philadelphia Phillies are in position to match their longest win streak since 2012, and facing a pitcher with one of baseball's worst ERAs could help their cause.The struggling Adam Wainwright, however, has fared well against the Phillies in the past and will start Monday night for the St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a four-game set at Busch Stadium.Philadelphia (15-10)...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies team leaders - May 1

Here are your Phillies team leaders after the month of April comes to a close...
Via PhilsBaseball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Indians rally falls short, edged by Phillies 4-3

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Freddy Galvis homered and had the go-ahead single to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to their fifth straight win, 4-3 over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night.The Phillies (14-10) have won eight of nine and are four games over .500 for the first time since they finished the 2011 season 102-60.Jeanmar Gomez had Phillies fans on edge in the ninth before he earned...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Galvis, strong pitching lift Phillies to fifth consecutive victory

The Philadelphia Phillies (14-10) secured their third consecutive series victory — and fifth consecutive win overall — in their 4-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians (10-11) Saturday evening at Citizens Bank Park.
Via Philliedelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies are asking alot out of their young rotation

Aaron Nola – Photo Credit – Arturo Pardavila III   The season did not start off pretty for the rebuilding Philadelphia Phillies. Three consecutive losses to the Cincinnati Reds to open the new year and a loss to the rival (and defending NL champs) New York Mets had them sitting at 0-4 and people wondering if this team was destined for 100 losses, which they avoided by one game...
Via Hot Stove MLB
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Don’t Look Now, The Phillies Are Playing Some Great Baseball.

The almighty Bryce Harper was at the plate in the bottom of the 9th at a brisk night in DC. Jeanmar Gomez got him to fly out. Ryan Zimmerman came up next, a traditional Phillies killer, here we go. Wait, did he just strike out looking? With that, Gomez picked up his 6th save of the season, the Phillies head to 11-10 (above .500 for the first time in 381 days) and have won two in...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Park netting stops busted bat from flying into seats

The extended netting installed at Nationals Park once again saved the day when it prevented Cesar Hernandez’s broken bat from flying into the stands. During the top of the 7th inning of Wednesday's game between the Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies, a pitch from Gio Hernandez got in a bit on the Phillies second baseman’s hands, breaking the bat and sending a huge...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Phils RHP Charlie Morton out for season with torn hamstring

WASHINGTON (AP) Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Charlie Morton is out for the season because of a torn left hamstring. The team says Wednesday that Morton is scheduled for surgery on the hamstring next Monday. Recovery time is expected to be six-to-eight months. Morton was injured while running out of the batter's box on a sacrifice attempt during at Milwaukee on Saturday...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s Going On With Odubel Herrera

This year, Odubel Herrera is an everyday player, and only two players in baseball have drawn more walks. On its own, maybe that doesn’t convey its real significance, so consider that, last year, Odubel Herrera was an everyday player, and 193 players in baseball drew more walks. Herrera today has more than twice as many walks drawn as Joey Votto. Votto last year out-walked Herrera...
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies’ outfield is out of this world…bad

The Phillies have a lot of issues. Their bullpen has been both really good and really bad. Their starting pitching started out great, but appears to be coming back to earth.  They have made the habit of making boneheaded base running mistakes. Their offense is putrid. Among all these issues, the most glaring one is possibly their outfield. It’s horrendous. To be fair, it never...
Via The Outside Corner
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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