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Franco drills grand slam vs. Marlins

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:29:34 EDT

Maikel 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.

Phils make it 5 in a row with win vs. Marlins

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:09:26 EDT

Slowly, Phillies right-hander Vince Velasquez seems to be getting there.

Callup not imminent despite Alfaro's torrid run

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:00:35 EDT

Triple-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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Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:59:03 EDT

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Buchholz still hopes to pitch again this season

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:44:32 EDT

Clay Buchholz said he apologized to the Phillies following his right elbow surgery last week.

Hellickson set to close out series vs. Marlins

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:32:53 EDT

After 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.

Nola's progress may alter pitching schedules

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:25:55 EDT

Aaron Nola's back is feeling "much better" according to Phillies manager Pete Mackanin.

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.

Papale, Stassi meet with similar stories

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:13:11 EDT

Brock Stassi hasn't seen the movie Invincible. But he has lived it.

Kelly joins Phillies after trade with Blue Jays

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:49:22 EDT

Ty Kelly's latest home is Philly.

Nola goes on DL; Pivetta to take spot

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:33:20 EDT

Aaron 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.

Series opener vs. Marlins rained out

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:38:45 EDT

As 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.

A look back at 39 years of Phillie Phanatic

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:00:00 EDT

A look back at 39 years of Phillie Phanatic

Phillies have intriguing switch situation

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:11:56 EDT

Phillies general manager Matt Klentak noticed a peculiar thing this spring when going through different lineup iterations with manager Pete Mackanin.

Phillies Minor League review: April 17-23

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:20:37 EDT

Phillies Minor League review for the week of April 17-23.

Hernandez providing surprising pop for Phillies

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 19:14:31 EDT

Cesar Hernandez finished last season playing like one of the game's elite second basemen. He has been even better this year.

Phils hit 3 straight homers, sweep Braves

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:18:29 EDT

The 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.

Braves-Phillies' similarities could lead to rivalry

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:32:08 EDT

Some rivalries have historic foundations. Others are more temporal, based on trends that pull franchises toward each other.

Herrera bat flip caps back-to-back-to-back HRs

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 18:12:00 EDT

Herrera bat flip caps back-to-back-to-back HRs

Eflin continues his mastery over Braves

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 18:28:44 EDT

Bad 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.

Alfaro's homer proves decisive for IronPigs

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 22:28:36 EDT

It 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.

Franco's walk-off single in 10th lifts Phils

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:38:08 EDT

How 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.

Statcast of the Day: Odubel off to the races

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:00:14 EDT

Phillies center fielder Odubel Herrera felt a little like a superhero Saturday night at Citizens Bank Park.

'Good contact' by Franco is all that is needed

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 01:29:58 EDT

Maikel 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.

Phillies not expected to sign prospect Robert

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 20:56:07 EDT

Cuban 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.

Struggles of Crawford not a worry for Phillies

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 20:35:05 EDT

Phillies general manager Matt Klentak said Saturday he is not concerned about prospect J.P. Crawford.

Phils acquire utility man Kelly from Blue Jays

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 20:15:58 EDT

The 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.

Hellickson relying on command in hot start

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:36:29 EDT

For 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.

Phillies snap streak against Colon, Braves

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:11:33 EDT

Phillies 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.

Altherr excelling in Kendrick's absence

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 01:12:41 EDT

Aaron Altherr is making things interesting in the Phillies' outfield.

Mackanin cautious with Kendrick's injury

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:06:09 EDT

Howie Kendrick might spend a little more than 10 days on the disabled list.

Medina punches out 10 in seven scoreless

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 01:37:20 EDT

No 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.

Franco's high exit velo helps him break out

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:30:42 EDT

Maikel 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.

Franco, Galvis make deceptive catch

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:15:24 EDT

Franco, Galvis make deceptive catch

Phils strike early vs. Thor, take set from Mets

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 01:30:45 EDT

Noah 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.

Phillies turn to Neris to shut door on Mets

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:40:43 EDT

Hector 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.

Phils owner Middleton: Rebuild is 'on track'

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:26:29 EDT

Phillies managing partner John Middleton always has something interesting to say whenever he speaks publicly about his team. Thursday morning proved no different.

Pivetta fans 11 in six scoreless

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:38:01 EDT

Make it three straight scoreless starts for Class A Advanced Buies Creek's Franklin Perez.

Velasquez retools style to emphasize control

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 23:54:58 EDT

Vince Velasquez called it a regathering.