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Phillies race past Giants with grand 6th

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 01:57:26 EDT

Ty Kelly put the punctuation mark on the Phillies' breakout night at the plate Saturday, lifting a grand slam in the sixth -- part of a seven-run inning -- to help Philadelphia break a six-game losing streak in a 12-9 win over the Giants.

Kelly's slam, Hoskins' big fly fuel Phillies' win

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 02:09:07 EDT

Ty Kelly has barely played this season, and when he has played, he has only 14 hits in 75 at-bats. But he has made those hits count, like his grand slam in Saturday night's 12-9 victory over the Giants. While Kelly is the forgotten man on the roster, Rhys Hoskins is the center of attention.

Lively returns to Phillies for finale in SF

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 22:18:35 EDT

The Phillies will take another look at right-hander Ben Lively on Sunday when he toes the mound in the team's series finale against the Giants. To earn a win, he'll have to out-pitch one of baseball's elite starters in Madison Bumgarner.

No substitute for Altherr on Players Weekend

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:17:56 EDT

Aaron Altherr will wear "A-a-ron" across the back of his jersey during Players Weekend as a nod to the well-known substitute teacher comedy skit.

Alfaro gets first big league start at first base

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 01:45:13 EDT

Phillies manager Pete Mackanin found an unexpected way to keep Jorge Alfaro in the lineup. He started him at first base in Saturday night's game against the Giants at AT&T Park.

Kingery extends streak to 17 games

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 00:58:57 EDT

Trevor Stephan, the Yankees' No. 30 prospect, led the Class A Short Season Staten Island pitching staff with a dominant performance in a 5-0 win over Lowell on Saturday.

Phillies can't recover from Giants' outburst

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 02:35:49 EDT

The Giants wasted no time in becoming the latest National League West team to see Phillies starter Zach Eflin well, notching three runs in the first and adding three more over the second and third innings in San Francisco's 10-2 win over Philadelphia on Friday.

Phillies' Top 30 Prospects list

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:01:24 EDT

Who do the Phillies have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Philly's Top 30 Prospects on's Prospect Watch.

Sore shoulder hampers Eflin in loss to Giants

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 02:25:19 EDT

Phillies right-hander Zach Eflin left Friday night's 10-2 loss to the Giants at AT&T Park after the fifth inning because of discomfort in his right shoulder. He stressed that leaving the game was precautionary, but he will be examined further Saturday. Eflin missed time earlier this season in Triple-A because of a strained right elbow.

Herrera goes on DL with left hamstring strain

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 01:43:44 EDT

The Phillies will miss one of the hottest hitters in baseball a little while longer.They announced shortly before Friday night's game against the Giants at AT&T Park that Odubel Herrera has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.

Phillies fall short of picking up Nola

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 02:27:31 EDT

The Giants' outfield of Jarrett Parker, Denard Span and Hunter Pence combined to generate most of the club's offense in Thursday night's 5-4 victory over the Phillies that opened a four-game series.

Off night halts Nola's impressive streak

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 03:17:21 EDT

Phillies right-hander Aaron Nola has been pitching like an ace since the middle of June, but he struggled in Thursday night's 5-4 loss to the Giants at AT&T Park. He allowed seven hits, five runs and three walks and struck out three in five innings to snap his historic run of 10 consecutive starts of two or fewer runs allowed.

Rupp to continue to get regular playing time

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:36:40 EDT

Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said he plans to have Cameron Rupp catch Nola and Jerad Eickhoff exclusively, at least until Andrew Knapp returns from the 10-day disabled list sometime next month. Rookie Jorge Alfaro will be an option to catch the team's other three starters, although Rupp will be in the mix there, too.

Pivetta starts off strong, but struggles with SBs

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:54:36 EDT

Nick Pivetta continues to have his eye-popping moments.

Pivetta fans 11, but offense quiet in loss

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:59:57 EDT

Wil Myers knocked in a run, then stole one for himself Wednesday at Petco Park, sending the Padres -- behind Clayton Richard's three-hit shutout -- to a 3-0 victory and their first sweep of Philadelphia since 1998.

Phils putting impressive young core in place

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:50:09 EDT

It's not a stretch to say that the Phillies' 2017 season has been disappointing; general manager Matt Klentak said as much in May.

Statcast of the Day: Smoke behind Alfaro's HR

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 02:00:03 EDT

Jorge Alfaro showed his strength in Wednesday night's 8-4 loss to the Padres at Petco Park. He crushed a line-drive, two-run home run to center field in the fifth inning for the first homer of his career. The ball left his bat at 114.2 mph, according to Statcast™. It is the Phillies' hardest hit home run since Statcast™'s debut in 2015. Tommy Joseph held the previous mark at 112 mph.

Homers not enough, as Phillies fall to Padres

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 02:10:13 EDT

Cory Spangenberg had a two-run double and a homer and Hector Sanchez also went deep, backing Dinelson Lamet, who didn't allow a hit until the fifth inning Tuesday as the Padres topped the Phillies. Rookie Jorge Alfaro broke up Lamet's no-no with a two-run homer in the fifth inning, his first big league homer. Lamet allowed two runs over seven innings with seven strikeouts. Rhys Hoskins, who hit his first two big league homers Monday, had a two-run shot Tuesday.

Hoskins launches first two big league homers

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 03:01:23 EDT

Rookie Rhys Hoskins, who hit 29 homers in Triple-A this season, hit his first two big league home runs on Monday against the padres.

Phils fall despite big nights by Herrera, Hoskins

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 03:08:45 EDT

Jose Pierla had a two-run single as part of a four-run sixth and Cory Spangenberg slugged his third home run in the last two games as the Padres raced past the Phillies in Monday's opener. Rookie Rhys Hoskins slugged his first two big league home runs and Odubel Herrera extended his career-best hit streak to 17 games.

Inbox: What does the future hold for Herrera?

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 22:09:07 EDT

Phillies beat reporter Todd Zolecki tackles questions from fans in his latest Inbox, including one regarding the red-hot Odubel Herrera.

Phils fall behind, offense can't back Eflin in loss

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 19:58:28 EDT

Through the turbulence of mounting losses, multiple trades and near-daily clubhouse turnover, few Mets have provided more stability than Curtis Granderson. Playing out what are likely to be his final weeks with the Mets, Granderson hit a two-run homer Sunday, collected three hits, drove in three runs and scored three himself in a 6-2 win over the Phillies.

Nola continues dominant ways against Mets

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 00:25:03 EDT

On Alumni Weekend, when the franchise's greats were honored pregame, it was Phillies right-hander Aaron Nola, some two-and-a-half hours later, who received the last round of applause.

A day of firsts for Hoskins: RBI then base hit

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 19:22:40 EDT

Just 72 hours ago, Rhys Hoskins received his first Major League uniform and starting nod from his new skipper. Another pair of firsts fell off his big league to-do list Sunday: his first RBI and first base knock.

Phils roll behind Nola's gem, Herrera's streak

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 00:50:39 EDT

Better late than never. The Phillies dinked and dunked their way past the Mets on Saturday at Citizens Bank Park, 3-1, behind timely base hits and solid pitching.

Phils fight back, but fall to Mets on late homer

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 00:23:43 EDT

It was Amed Rosario's first, and he made it count. On the day Mets No. 2 prospect Dominic Smith debuted, it was Rosario, their No. 1 prospect according to, who stole the show. Just minutes after the Phillies climbed back to tie the game in the eighth, Rosario smacked his first career big league homer, a go-ahead shot in the ninth, to propel the Mets to a 7-6 win on Friday night at Citizens Bank Park.

Joseph doesn't need extra motivation

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 01:29:10 EDT

Tommy Joseph said last month that baseball players must be comfortable being uncomfortable.

Velasquez placed on DL with right finger injury

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 01:19:16 EDT

Having left Thursday's game after the first inning with numbness in his right middle finger, Vince Velasquez was placed on the 10-day disabled list Friday. No further explanation was given beyond a "right middle finger injury." The Phillies recalled utility man Ty Kelly from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Altherr expected to be out until September

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 20:15:16 EDT

Rhys Hoskins joined the Phillies this week because Aaron Altherr is expected to be on the disabled list until September with a strained right hamstring.

Leiter sharp in relief, but Phils go quietly vs. NY

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:40:55 EDT

Michael Conforto started in the No. 4 spot for the first time this season in Thursday night's 10-0 victory over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. He worked a two-out walk and scored in the first inning, then hit a three-run home run off the left-field foul pole in the seventh inning to turn a four-run lead into a rout.