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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:29:34 EDTMaikel Franco might be heating up. He crushed a grand slam to left-center field in the third inning of Wednesday night's game against the Marlins at Citizens Bank Park. He hit a 2-2 fastball from Marlins left-hander Wei-Yen Chen a projected 419 feet, according to Statcast™. The ball left his bat at 107 mph.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:09:26 EDTSlowly, Phillies right-hander Vince Velasquez seems to be getting there.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:00:35 EDTTriple-A Lehigh Valley catcher Jorge Alfaro is the Phillies' No. 3 prospect and the No. 67 prospect in baseball, according to MLBPipeline. He entered Wednesday hitting .377 (23-for-61) with one double, two triples, three home runs, 10 RBIs and a 1.003 OPS in 15 games. But it might be a while before Alfaro is promoted, even if he keeps hitting well. Alfaro, 23, is in his final option year, meaning beginning next season, the Phillies cannot send him to the Minor Leagues without risking losing him.
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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:44:32 EDTClay Buchholz said he apologized to the Phillies following his right elbow surgery last week.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:32:53 EDTAfter not allowing a run in five innings on Opening Day, Edinson Volquez has allowed 10 runs in his last 13 2/3 innings without recording an out past the sixth.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:25:55 EDTAaron Nola's back is feeling "much better" according to Phillies manager Pete Mackanin.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:01:24 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, 25 Apr 2017 20:13:11 EDTBrock Stassi hasn't seen the movie Invincible. But he has lived it.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:49:22 EDTTy Kelly's latest home is Philly.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:33:20 EDTAaron Nola has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained lower back, the Phillies announced Monday. Triple-A Lehigh Valley right-hander Nick Pivetta (3-0, 0.95 ERA) will take Nola's place in the rotation. Pivetta was at Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday afternoon, but he is not expected to be activated until Wednesday.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:38:45 EDTAs have many games along the east coast, Tuesday's series opener between the Phillies and Marlins has been postponed due to rain. A makeup date is yet to be announced.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:00:00 EDTA look back at 39 years of Phillie Phanatic
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:11:56 EDTPhillies general manager Matt Klentak noticed a peculiar thing this spring when going through different lineup iterations with manager Pete Mackanin.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:20:37 EDTPhillies Minor League review for the week of April 17-23.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 19:14:31 EDTCesar Hernandez finished last season playing like one of the game's elite second basemen. He has been even better this year.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:18:29 EDTThe Phillies are not a home run-hitting team, but they showed some serious muscle late in Sunday afternoon's 5-2 victory over the Braves at Citizens Bank Park.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:32:08 EDTSome rivalries have historic foundations. Others are more temporal, based on trends that pull franchises toward each other.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 18:12:00 EDTHerrera bat flip caps back-to-back-to-back HRs
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 18:28:44 EDTBad knees or not, Zach Eflin owns the Braves. Sunday's start, which sealed a 5-2 Phillies win and a series sweep of Atlanta, was a seven-inning showcase in which the 23-year-old used just 89 pitches to navigate the Braves' lineup with efficiency and command.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 22:28:36 EDTIt seems like every time he takes the mound, Kolby Allard keeps showing why the Braves drafted him No. 14 overall two years ago. Allard is among Sunday's top prospect performers.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:38:08 EDTHow in the world did the Phillies win Saturday night at Citizens Bank Park? They blew a one-run lead in the ninth inning and allowed the go-ahead run in the 10th, but they scored twice in the bottom of the 10th in improbable fashion in a 4-3 victory over the Braves.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:00:14 EDTPhillies center fielder Odubel Herrera felt a little like a superhero Saturday night at Citizens Bank Park.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 01:29:58 EDTMaikel Franco's patience at the plate pays off with his first walk-off hit of his career in a 4-3 win over the Braves on Saturday.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 20:56:07 EDTCuban outfield prospect Luis Robert, 19, is expected to sign a multimillion bonus in the coming weeks. The Phillies are not expected to sign the top international prospect.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 20:35:05 EDTPhillies general manager Matt Klentak said Saturday he is not concerned about prospect J.P. Crawford.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 20:15:58 EDTThe Phillies acquired utility man Ty Kelly from the Blue Jays in exchange for cash considerations, Philadelphia announced on Saturday afternoon. To make room for Kelly on the 40-man roster, the Phillies moved right-hander Clay Buchholz to the 60-day disabled list.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:36:29 EDTFor just the third time in 16 games this season, a Phillies starting pitcher lasted seven innings. For the second time, and in his second straight start, that pitcher was Jeremy Hellickson.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:11:33 EDTPhillies manager Pete Mackanin combed through the batter-pitcher matchups hours before Friday night's game against the Braves at Citizens Bank Park and found only limited success against Bartolo Colon.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 01:12:41 EDTAaron Altherr is making things interesting in the Phillies' outfield.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:06:09 EDTHowie Kendrick might spend a little more than 10 days on the disabled list.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 01:37:20 EDTNo pitcher has been more dominant than Class A Columbia's Merandy Gonzalez to begin the season. That trend continued on Friday night, as the Mets' No. 14 prospect extended his scoreless innings streak to 20 2/3 by tossing seven frames in a win against Lexington.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:30:42 EDTMaikel Franco tried to remain upbeat, even as his hitless streak extended into its sixth game. He stepped into the batter's box in the third inning Thursday night in a 6-4 victory over the Mets at Citi Field in an 0-for-22 slump. He had not picked up a hit since April 12 at Citizens Bank Park. But Franco ended the slide, ripping a 1-2 fastball from Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard to left field for an RBI double.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:15:24 EDTFranco, Galvis make deceptive catch
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 01:30:45 EDTNoah Syndergaard looked unhittable in the first inning Thursday night at Citi Field. He struck out the side on 14 pitches, flashing his 100-mph fastball. It looked like a long night ahead for the Phillies, but they scored three runs in the second inning and two runs in the third in a 6-4 victory, winning their first series against the Mets since April 8-10, 2016.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:40:43 EDTHector Neris got so excited about his save Thursday night at Citi Field that he forgot to thank his catcher. Forgive him. He has little experience closing. But Neris did the job in a 6-4 victory over the Mets as Phillies manager Pete Mackanin searches for the right person to pitch the ninth after Jeanmar Gomez lost the job after just three appearances and Joaquin Benoit blew a save Sunday in Washington.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:26:29 EDTPhillies managing partner John Middleton always has something interesting to say whenever he speaks publicly about his team. Thursday morning proved no different.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:38:01 EDTMake it three straight scoreless starts for Class A Advanced Buies Creek's Franklin Perez.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 23:54:58 EDTVince Velasquez called it a regathering.