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Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:50:41 EDTA couple weeks ago Pete Mackanin said he hoped the Phillies would acquire a couple impact bats in the offseason. He asked for just one on Tuesday. But will he get even that? It remains to be seen. Phillies general manager Matt Klentak said Wednesday at Turner Field that he agreed with Mackanin that the Phillies' offense needed to improve in 2017 -- the Phillies are last in baseball, averaging 3.80 runs per game -- but it doesn't mean it must come in free agency.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:20:04 EDTThe visitors' clubhouse door opened Wednesday night at Turner Field and Phillies manager Pete Mackanin unexpectedly emerged, still in his uniform. Mackanin and every big league manager conducts postgame interviews on the road in the manager's office, but Mackanin changed locations to the service level following a 12-2 loss to the Braves because Ryan Howard and A.J. Ellis had called a players-only meeting. "It's nice to see," Mackanin said. "Somebody cares. It's good. It's a good thing."
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:32:45 EDTDansby Swanson recorded a pair of extra-base hits through the first three innings and Matt Kemp provided Mike Foltynewicz more cushion with a two-run home run that accounted for just a portion of the damage the Braves produced against Adam Morgan in Wednesday night's 12-2 win at Turner Field.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:50:12 EDTPerhaps the biggest reason the Phillies believe they took a step forward this season is their starting pitching. The rotation jumped from among the worst in baseball last year to the middle of the pack this year, and the Phillies believe they have the quality and quantity of young talent to continue to improve in 2017.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:45:49 EDTWhen the Phillies face the Braves for the final time at Turner Field on Thursday night, Freddie Freeman and Ryan Howard will look to continue their recent success at the plate.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 02:19:45 EDTRyan Howard is trying to make a few more memories with the Phillies before the end of the season. He hit the 15th grand slam of his career in the first inning of Tuesday nights 7-6 loss in a game against the Braves at Turner Field, moving him into a tie with Ken Griffey Jr. and Richie Sexson for 13th place on the all-time grand slam list. It was Howard's second grand slam of the season.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 02:39:33 EDTLong after Julio Teheran's struggles began with Ryan Howard's first-inning grand slam, the Braves battled back from a six-run deficit for a 7-6 win over the Phillies on Tuesday night at a rain-soaked Turner Field.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 02:15:51 EDTPhillies outfielder Roman Quinn is immensely talented, but he continues to have problems staying healthy.
Tue, 6 Sep 2016 23:14:06 EDTWho do the Phillies have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Philly's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:54:15 EDTIt is campaign season and Phillies manager Pete Mackanin is stumping hard for the Phillies to add at least one hitter before Spring Training.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:25:00 EDTA little more than seven months ago, Phillies president Andy MacPhail sat at a table in a Bonita Springs, Fla., hotel, and said he expected the 2016 season to reveal if the club is on the fast, medium or slow track to postseason contention. "I would say somewhere between medium and fast," MacPhail said this weekend.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:18:22 EDTThe Philadelphia Phillies' game vs. the New York Mets on Saturday has been moved to 1:05 p.m. ET. The game, originally scheduled to begin at 7:05 p.m., was moved after FOX selected the game to be nationally televised.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:12:19 EDTIf you wanted to know what two-thirds of the Phillies outfield might look like come 2019, you needed to head to the Gulf Coast League this summer. If you missed out, the dynamic duo of Mickey Moniak and Jhailyn Ortiz are continuing to get work together during instructional league play.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 18:48:43 EDTJake Thompson's spring next year will be a heck of a lot different than this year.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 23:23:21 EDTConsidering the jagged state of their starting rotation, the Mets were set up for trouble heading into a four-game series against the Phillies this weekend. It would not have taken much for their burgeoning playoff hopes to dim before their eyes.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 13:11:01 EDTPhillies center fielder Odubel Herrera last spoke with Jose Fernandez last week in the family lounge after a game at Citizens Bank Park.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 01:00:41 EDTWhile Noah Syndergaard spent his Saturday recuperating from a case of strep throat, spot starter Sean Gilmartin allowed five runs to a Phillies club that has shown plenty of life this weekend as they held on for a 10-8 win over the Mets on Saturday at Citi Field.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:10:24 EDTPhillies third baseman Maikel Franco hopes for more big moments next season. This season? Well, he will take what he can get. Franco certainly has enjoyed a big weekend at Citi Field, including Saturday night in a 10-8 victory over the Mets.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 23:36:28 EDTIt looked and sounded like Darin Ruf took a year's worth of frustrations out on a 96 mph fastball in the sixth inning Friday night at Citi Field.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 02:02:59 EDTMets manager Terry Collins may grumble at the notion of baseball's expanded rosters in September. But rules are rules, and Collins is doing his best to exploit them, hoping this everyone-plays brand of September baseball will help his club reach October.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:28:13 EDTJeanmar Gomez will remain the Phillies' closer through the end of the season, but he will not pitch during the next few save situations.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 02:13:12 EDTEnder Inciarte was safely in Miami with the Braves. No one was going to take this win away from the Mets, who needed it so badly. They had to work all night and they had to come back three times, but when it was all over Asdrubal Cabrera's three-run home run off Edubray Ramos in the 11th inning gave them a dramatic 9-8 win over the Phillies Thursday night at Citi Field.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 22:48:02 EDTMets and Phillies play pinball on out
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 01:19:42 EDTRyan Howard is back in the Phillies' lineup. He started Thursday night's series opener against the Mets at Citi Field. Howard had not played since Friday against the Marlins at Citizens Bank Park because of swelling in his left knee. He had the knee drained Sunday.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:44:04 EDTIt is no surprise that Phillies outfielder Tyler Goeddel sustained a concussion Wednesday night. He got hit in the helmet with a 93-mph fastball from White Sox reliever Chris Beck in the sixth inning of an 8-3 victory at Citizens Bank Park. Goeddel laid on his back at home plate for a couple minutes before standing up and walking back to the Phillies' dugout.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 23:42:07 EDTThe Phillies hit White Sox starter Chris Sale hard in a 8-3 victory at Citizens Bank Park, hammering seven hits and six runs against him in just four innings. It was the second-shortest start of the season for Sale, who lasted just 3 1/3 innings May 24 against the Indians.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 21:34:10 EDTIt is just one game, but a game like this might allow the Phillies to dream a little about the future. They not only beat the White Sox on Wednesday night at Citizens Bank Park, 8-3, they beat Sox ace Chris Sale. They hammered him for seven hits and six runs in just four innings, making it his second shortest start of the season.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 19:04:01 EDTRyan Howard's Phillies' career is nearing its end, but he received one more award Wednesday night at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies presented him their Roberto Clemente Award for representing "the game of baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field."
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 23:53:08 EDTIt has been a long summer for Phillies center fielder Odubel Herrera. But with just 11 games remaining in the 2016 season he is as hot as anybody in baseball. He went 3-for-4 with one home run, three RBIs, three runs scored and two stolen bases in Tuesday night's 7-6 victory over the White Sox at Citizens Bank Park.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:26:42 EDTPhillies center fielder Odubel Herrera might want to extend the season a little longer. Herrera has been one of the hottest hitters on the planet for the past week, and his torrid hitting continued in Tuesday night's 7-6 victory over the White Sox at Citizens Bank Park. He went 3-for-4 with one home run, three RBIs, three runs scored and two stolen bases. He is hitting .536 (15-for-28) with four doubles, two home runs, six RBIs and four stolen bases in his last seven games.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 18:39:46 EDTDylan Cozens, Rhys Hoskins and Ben Lively hope the next time they are wearing suits at Citizens Bank Park they are leaving for a road trip with the Phillies. It could happen as early as next season, but Tuesday night they were at the ballpark to receive their Paul Owens Awards as the organization's best Minor League players and pitcher.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 13:36:45 EDTI like what I see from the Phillies' young starting pitchers, but what do you think about the offense? Todd Zolecki answers this question and more in the latest Inbox.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 19:13:52 EDTIt left the bat as a routine popup to first baseman Tommy Joseph, with the Phillies well on their way to escaping the eighth in a tie ballgame. But two plays later, Marcell Ozuna scored the go-ahead run in the Marlins' 5-4 comeback win over the Phillies on Sunday at Citizens Bank Park.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 18:18:56 EDTOver the last week, Odubel Herrera has looked like the player who earned a bid to the All-Star Game this year. Freddy Galvis has looked like a power hitter for the last six weeks.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 16:06:29 EDTWatch this amazing barehanded fan catch in slo-mo
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 17:50:06 EDTMike Schmidt and others on Sunday morning helped bring in donations to a food drive just outside Citizens Bank Park.
Sat, 17 Sep 2016 23:30:23 EDTThe Marlins' Wild Card hopes continue to plummet. The Phillies made sure of that, scoring five in the first and two more in the second off Marlins starter Jose Urena in an 8-0 win on Saturday night at Citizens Bank Park, clinching a win for the Phils both in their final set against the Marlins this year and in the season series.
Sat, 17 Sep 2016 23:01:25 EDTSo how many people had Tommy Joseph in their 20-and-over home run pool in 2016?
Sat, 17 Sep 2016 01:39:54 EDTArguably the most powerful active Major Leaguer returned to the Marlins' starting lineup on Friday night to help propel them in the race for the National League Wild Card. But Giancarlo Stanton's first start in more than a month was overshadowed by the 13th-inning heroics by the Phillies to sink the Marlins, 4-3, and drop them five games back of the Mets, who defeated the Twins.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 18:56:41 EDTThe Phillies' rebuild might have sustained a setback in August when they placed Aaron Nola on the disabled list with a season-ending right elbow injury. The team hopes Nola will be ready by Spring Training, but nobody knows for certain.
Sat, 17 Sep 2016 01:07:35 EDTFrank Herrmann never reached the pile of madness in shallow center field, where his Phillies teammates had pursued and ultimately snared Jimmy Paredes.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 19:49:36 EDTTop Phillies prospect J.P. Crawford underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Wednesday to remove a "loose body." The team said Crawford will rest for the next four weeks but will otherwise have a normal offseason.