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Last Build Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:36:10 EDT


Front office, coaches talk '17 upgrades in meeting

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:26:41 EDT

Pete 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.

Hellickson open to possibility of returning

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:08:44 EDT

Jeremy Hellickson's first and possibly only season with the Phillies had to be considered a success.

Biggest Pieces: Highlighting Howard's career

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:29:40 EDT

Ryan 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.

Phillies drop finale after four-run eighth

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:31:41 EDT

Dansby 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.

Klentak: Starting pitching best success story

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:55:00 EDT

Phillies 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.

Phillies to honor Howard before Sunday's season finale

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:42:30 EDT

Ryan Howard's Phillies career is down to three games.

Klentak confident offense headed in right direction

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:50:41 EDT

A 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.

Phillies implored to keep fighting in team meeting

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:20:04 EDT

The 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."

Phillies' Top 30 Prospects list

Tue, 6 Sep 2016 23:14:06 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.

Phillies' struggles continue in loss to Braves

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:32:45 EDT

Dansby 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.

Nola, Eflin making strides in injury recovery

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:50:12 EDT

Perhaps 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.

Howard launches grand slam in first inning

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 02:19:45 EDT

Ryan 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.

Phillies can't hold lead, fall to Braves

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 02:39:33 EDT

Long 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.

Quinn leaves game with left oblique strain

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 02:15:51 EDT

Phillies outfielder Roman Quinn is immensely talented, but he continues to have problems staying healthy.

Mackanin hopes Phils can add veteran bat in offseason

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:54:15 EDT

It is campaign season and Phillies manager Pete Mackanin is stumping hard for the Phillies to add at least one hitter before Spring Training.

MacPhail pleased with 'measurable progress'

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:25:00 EDT

A 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.

Phillies' game vs. Mets on Saturday moved to 1:05 ET

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:18:22 EDT

The 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.

Phillies instructs features future outfield duo

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:12:19 EDT

If 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.

Thompson 'thrilled' with opportunity, progress

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 18:48:43 EDT

Jake Thompson's spring next year will be a heck of a lot different than this year.

Phils' offense hushed in finale vs. Mets

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 23:23:21 EDT

Considering 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.

Herrera remembers Fernandez's humility, passion

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 13:11:01 EDT

Phillies center fielder Odubel Herrera last spoke with Jose Fernandez last week in the family lounge after a game at Citizens Bank Park.

Phils hang on to beat Mets after 10-run lead

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 01:00:41 EDT

While 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.

Franco stays tough on Mets with 3-run homer

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:10:24 EDT

Phillies 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.

Ruf pinch-hits, launches first homer of season

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 23:36:28 EDT

It 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.

Phils' homers no match for Mets' muscle

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 02:02:59 EDT

Mets 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.

Gomez still Phils' closer, but will get break

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:28:13 EDT

Jeanmar Gomez will remain the Phillies' closer through the end of the season, but he will not pitch during the next few save situations.

Phillies drop thriller on Mets' 11th-inning HR

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 02:13:12 EDT

Ender 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.

Mets and Phillies play pinball on out

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 22:48:02 EDT

Mets and Phillies play pinball on out

Howard homers in return to lineup

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 01:19:42 EDT

Ryan 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.

Goeddel diagnosed with concussion after HBP

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:44:04 EDT

It 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.