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Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:26:41 EDTPete Mackanin emerged from a long meeting Friday evening at Citizens Bank Park believing the Phillies have a plan in place to make some much needed improvements before next season. "Everybody was pretty much on the same page," Mackanin said. Mackanin and the Phillies' coaching staff met with president Andy MacPhail, general manager Matt Klentak and others to discuss the state of the organization and upgrades they need to make before Spring Training.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:08:44 EDTJeremy Hellickson's first and possibly only season with the Phillies had to be considered a success.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:29:40 EDTRyan Howard is the only remaining member from the 2008 World Series championship team, and he certainly had some memorable moments and remarkable accomplishments along the way, including winning the '06 National League Most Valuable Player and '05 NL Rookie of the Year Awards.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:31:41 EDTDansby Swanson homered for the first time at Turner Field and Matt Kemp delivered a go-ahead, RBI double in the eighth inning, as the Braves extended their winning streak against the Phillies to seven games in Thursday night's 5-2 win.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:55:00 EDTPhillies general manager Matt Klentak marks his one-year anniversary with the organization late next month. He likes what he has seen in his first 11.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:42:30 EDTRyan Howard's Phillies career is down to three games.
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."
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.
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 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, 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.