The Philadelphia Phillies will sweep the defending champs

The Philadelphia Phillies caught some fire in the desert over the last couple days. Patient hitting and swinging for contact is what led the Fightin Phils to an impressive three game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Phillies collected a grand total of 44 hits over the series. Only two of those hits were home runs, meaning the Phils excelled with the small ball. In fact, over...
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Pleskoff Scouting Report: Zach Eflin

TEAM: Philadelphia Phillies AGE: 22 POSITION: Pitcher BATS: Right THROWS: Right HEIGHT: 6-foot-5 WEIGHT: 215 lbs ACQUIRED: The San Diego Padres selected Eflin directly from Paul J. Hagerty High School in Oviedo, Florida in the 2012 First Year Player Draft. Eflin was a supplemental first round selection, being chosen at No. 33 overall. ***** In December 2014, Eflin was part...
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4 hours ago

Phillies prospect loses right eye after freak training accident

Philadelphia Phillies pitching prospect Matt Imhof had his right eye removed after suffering a traumatic injury last week during a freak training accident.Imhof posted a photo on Instagram of himself after the surgery and detailed the incident. The Phillies right-hander wrote in the post that a large piece of metal hit him in the head, causing a fractured nose, two fractured orbital...
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Six Reading players honored Double-A Eastern League All-Stars

Dylan Cozens, image- Jay Floyd With the unveiling of the Double-A Eastern League All-Star rosters on Thursday, it was announced that six Reading Fightin Phils players have been honored to play in the annual exhibition that is set to take place in Akron, OH on Wednesday, July 13th. Catcher Jorge Alfaro, first baseman Rhys Hoskins, outfielder Dylan Cozens, infielder Jesmuel Valentin...
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6 hours ago

Phillies prospect Matt Imhof loses eye after freak accident

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Philadelphia Phillies minor league pitcher Matt Imhof has lost his right eye after a freak accident with exercise equipment. Imhof said in an Instagram post Thursday that he had surgery Tuesday to remove the eye. He said the first operation couldn't restore his vision and he opted to have a prosthetic put in. The 22-year-old left-hander was a second-round pick...
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Hey, check out Cesar Hernandez, doing stuff

The beleaguered second baseman isn’t blowing up baseball, but he’s... up to something, at least. Look, Cesar Hernandez is not having a good 2016. He doesn’t hit well. When he does get on, he has been a part of some of the worst base running blunders you can possibly imagine. A pony league rookie with his helmet on backwards running to third instead of first springs to mind...
Via The Good Phight
7 hours ago

Phillies prospect loses eye, report says

Matt Imhof was a second-round pick of the Phillies in 2014 A freak accident has cost a Phillies prospect and former second-round pick his right eye, according to a report on Imhof had surgery to remove the eye on Tuesday and a prosthetic eye replaced his damaged eye. A pitcher with single-A Clearwater, Imhof was injured when a resistance...
7 hours ago

Phillies' Matt Imhof has right eye removed following accident with malfunctioning equipment

Phillies 2014 second round pick Matt Imhof had his right eye removed following a freak injury with a malfunctioning piece of equipment.
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7 hours ago

Phillies prospect loses eye in freak pregame accident

Philadelphia Phillies pitching prospect Matt Imhof, a second-round draft pick in 2014, lost his right eye late last week in a freak accident during pregame warmups. Imhof, who was in his second full season with the High A Clearwater Thrashers, was hit in the face with a large piece of metal before a game on Friday. ESPN reports that a piece of equipment malfunctioned and Imhof was...
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Phillies Minor Leaguer loses eye after accident

Class A Clearwater pitcher Matt Imhof lost his right eye in a freak accident last week in Florida.
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UPDATE: Phillies prospect Imhof loses right eye in horrible accident

Imhof suffered the injury earlier this week. Earlier this week, we told you about Matt Imhof, the Phillies’ second round pick in 2014, suffering a potentially career-threatening injury to his right eye during a stretching workout in Florida. Today, Imhof posted a message on Instagram, noting the injury was serious enough to cost him that right eye. As many of...
Via The Good Phight
8 hours ago

Phillies prospect discusses losing eye in touching post

Philadelphia Phillies prospect Matt Imhof suffered serious, life-altering injuries last week while working out when a piece of metal mounting hardware holding a resistance band tore off a wall and struck him in the face. Imhof underwent numerous surgeries, but despite the doctors’ best efforts, it was determined that the best course of action was to have his right eye removed...
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Phillies Prospect Injured in Exercise Accident Posts Heartwrenching Message on Instagram about Losing His Eye

Last Friday, Phillies prospect Matt Imhof suffered a severe freak injury when a metal mount holding a resistance band to a wall tore off and hit him in the eye. Out of surgeries, Imhof posted a message to Instagram saying he lost his right eye: As many of you know on Friday June 25th I had an accident. A large price of metal hit me in the head/eye resulting in a fractured nose,...
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9 hours ago

OF Prospect Williams ready to take responsibility and learn from mistakes

Nick Williams, image- Jay Floyd In Monday’s 5-3 loss to Columbus Lehigh Valley outfielder Nick Williams ended an 0-for-4 night with a grounder back to the pitcher. Frustration with coming up short for his team seemed to be displayed and urgency was missing from his stride heading toward first base and heading back to the dugout. He was immediately removed from the game and benched...
Via Phillies Nation
10 hours ago

Phillies Minor League Roundup - June 29, 2016

Today's Probables:LHV: Anthony VasquezREA: Ricardo PintoCLR: TBDLWD: Franklyn KilomeWIL: Felix PaulinoColumbus 5, Lehigh Valley 2David Buchanan - 5.1 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, BB, 5 K, 2 HR, HBP, 6 GB, 3 FBJ.P. Crawford - 2 for 4, KNick Williams - 2 for 4, 2 RBI, KAndrew Knapp - 0 for 4, 2 K (throwing error)Brock Stassi - 0 for 3, BB, KCam Perkins - 0 for 3, BBWhen Buchanan can limit hits...
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14 hours ago

Phillies manager Pete Mackanin: Outfielder Peter Bourjos was 'probably the MVP' of road trip

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Peter Bourjos' .410 batting average in the month of June ranks second in Major League Baseball, minimum 60 plate appearances.
Via Philliedelphia
14 hours ago

Gorgeous: Bourjos is 'MVP' of Phils' road trip

Phillies outfielder Peter Bourjos returned to Arizona and hit like he owned the place. The veteran has been feeling comfortable on the road a lot lately.
1 day ago

IronPigs Notebook: Appel’s season done, All-Stars announced

The Phillies announced on Wednesday that righty pitcher Mark Appel had undergone surgery to remove a bone spur from his throwing elbow.  Appel had previously gone on the disabled list with shoulder soreness following his May 22nd start for Lehigh Valley. Phillies director of player development Joe Jordan told me recently that Appel was throwing pain free and the team expected him...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago

Phillies beat Arizona 9-8 in 10 innings for sweep

PHOENIX (AP) Pinch-hitter Tyler Goeddel hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning and the Philadelphia Phillies completed their first sweep at Chase Field in 10 years with a 9-8 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday. The Diamondbacks went up 7-4 in the seventh inning on Paul Goldschmidt's two-run double, but the Phillies rallied with four runs in the eighth to go up 8-7...
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Phillies rally against D-backs' Ziegler for rare series win

PHOENIX -- On a night when Arizona ace Zack Greinke left early with tightness in his oblique muscle, the Philadelphia Phillies finally won another series.Greinke departed after two innings and Philadelphia rallied with two runs in the ninth inning to beat the Diamondbacks 4-3 on Tuesday night, ensuring the Phillies' first series win in their last 13.Andres Blanco had an RBI single...
Via Associated Press
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Phillies’ Ace Vince Velasquez Solid in Return from 15-Day DL

Philadelphia Phillies ace Vince Velasquez returned to the mound on against the Arizona Diamondbacks Monday night at Chase Field in Arizona. Velasquez, who was on the 15-day disabled list for strained right-biceps, tossed 84 pitches in five innings without allowing a run on five hits while striking out seven. The Phillies scored two runs in the sixth, and would go on to win 8-0,...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies aim for first series win of June

Embed from Getty Images San Francisco, CA - The Phillies (32-44) are 6-18 this month, and look to win their first series in June against the NL West leading Giants (48-28) this afternoon. In the first two games of the series, the Phillies offense was slow to get started. However,...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies Call Up Reliever Edubray Ramos

The Philadelphia Phillies have promoted top minor-league reliever Edubray Ramos, the team announced on Friday. Ramos, 23, was off to a stellar start in the minors between Double-A Reading and Triple-A Lehigh Valley. In 38 2/3 innings between both teams, the right-hander delivered a 1.16 ERA striking out 41 and walking just four. Ramos joined the Phillies bullpen on Friday night after...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Minor league catcher drilled by pitch he wasn't expecting

Pitchers and catchers are known to confuse each other with signs on occasion. That’s especially the case if there’s a runner on second base, and the pitcher and catcher are trying to mix the signs up so that the baserunner isn’t stealing signs (and relaying it back to the hitter). They may not be on the same page and the pitcher throws a fastball when the catcher is expecting...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Now It’s the Phillies Offense That’s Laughably Bad

We have an understanding, right? Neither the Phillies nor Braves were supposed to be good, and neither the Phillies nor Braves are actually good. Winning now was never part of the plan, so in a sense it kind of doesn’t matter what happens on the field. Not on the team level, because the teams were always going to lose. So there’s no point in being too critical, or in laughing...
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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