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Hellickson: Poor command led to May issues

After a fantastic April, May was less than ideal for Phillies starter Jeremy Hellickson.
Via Phillies.com
5 hours ago

Well done: Marlins 4, Phillies 1

It’s grilling season, and the Phillies are burnt to a crisp. With the dawn of summer upon us, grill coals cooling, weekends at the beach house coming to sticky, dehydrated conclusions, and the Nationals and Giants sparking a brief, uncoordinated skirmish, the Phillies were sent out onto the field of Marlins Park in Miami to bring the Memorial Day holiday to a close. We can trace...
Via The Good Phight
6 hours ago

Phillies activate Kendrick before Miami opener

The Phillies activated outfielder/infielder Howie Kendrick from the 10-day disabled list and wasted little time getting him into the lineup.
Via Phillies.com
9 hours ago

Herrera getting days off to clear head

Two years ago, Phillies manager Pete Mackanin took a look at Odubel Herrera and thought he could win a batting title.
Via Phillies.com
9 hours ago

What Is Wrong With Odubel Herrera?

Considered the Philadelphia Phillies’ best hitter over the last two seasons, the wheels are wobbly for Odubel Herrera this season. The Golden Sombrero is typically reserved for batters like Ryan Howard who swing big and miss even bigger. The dubious award honors a player’s ability to strike out four times in one game. Howard went on […] Philadelphia Phillies: What Is Wrong...
Via Section215
10 hours ago

Zach Eflin to Lehigh Valley; Howie Kendrick is back

After the Phillies lost 8-4 on Sunday, they optioned starter Zach Eflin to Lehigh Valley. It hasn’t been a very good second time out for Eflin. He’s 0-3 with a 6.32 ERA in 47 major league innings this season. Eflin is down because Howie Kendrick is back; after finishing his rehab assignment with the Pigs, the offseason acquisition will join the team tonight in Miami. He’s...
Via Phillies Nation
14 hours ago

May Takeaways from the Philadelphia Phillies

In the month of May, the Philadelphia Phillies have gone 6-19 with a series against the Marlins to finish up the month. That’s an extremely rough month after a promising April start of around .500 baseball. The Phillies are on pace to lose between 104-105 games this season, which would be a huge step in the wrong direction with the rebuild of this team. Despite mostly negatives...
Via The Sports Journal
16 hours ago

Phillies Nation Podcast: Episode 10 – Answering your questions about the very bad Phillies

The 10th episode of the Phillies Nation Podcast is live! In the 10th episode of the Phillies Nation Podcast, Tim Malcolm answers your listener questions, tackling everything from Jorge Alfaro to Mike Trout. Plus Mike Sadowski talks Rhys Hoskins, and are the 2017 Phillies worse than the 2015 team? The podcast is available on Soundcloud, iTunes, Stitcher, Spreaker and YouTube! ...
Via Phillies Nation
19 hours ago

Phillies team leaders - Memorial Day edition

Happy Memorial Day everyone!
Via PhilsBaseball
19 hours ago

Phillies news & links — Hello Howie Kendrick, goodbye Zach Eflin

An activation, a demotion, a team meeting, and more in this Memorial Day edition of news & links. Happy Memorial Day! I hope you’re enjoying your day off, or if you’re like me and you have to work, I hope you have plans to drink and grill up some encased meats later. But baseball never stops, so let’s get to the links. Howie Kendrick will be activated Monday Good...
Via The Good Phight
20 hours ago

Philadelphia Phillies’ young core rotting

At the start of this year’s Philadelphia Phillies season, expectations were modest. The team had made strides over the previous season to the point where many believed they could be competitive and finish with something close to a .500 record. Almost all hope of a .500 season has already been abandoned and we aren’t even through the month of May yet. So far, this season has been...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Minor League Update: Nick Williams is heating up

Let’s run through the minor leagues and check in on the Phils’ top prospects. LEHIGH VALLEY: Yeah the IronPigs lost to Indianapolis on Thursday, but they’ve picked up where they left off, going 6-1 since last Sunday. At 34-15, the Pigs are four games up in their division and on track for around 100 wins. The hitters: Jorge Alfaro: .283/.313/.401, 10 XBH, 48 K, 3 BB, 152...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago

Trade Candidate: Howie Kendrick

Howie Kendrick’s strong start to his Phillies tenure was cut short by an oblique strain, so the veteran will be playing in his just 11th game of the 2017 campaign when the Phils activate him from the disabled list tomorrow as expected.  His return should provide some on-field help to a Phillies team that now owns the worst record in baseball (17-31 after today’s loss), though...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago

Phillies option Zach Eflin to AAA after rough outing

The Philadelphia Phillies have had their share of pitching struggles, and Zach Eflin was the latest victim. It was not a good day for the young pitcher Zach Eflin. After spoiling a four-run second inning for the Phillies, Eflin suffered his third loss of the season. To add to that, it was announced that the […] Phillies option Zach Eflin to AAA after rough outing - Section 215...
Via Section215
1 day ago

Phillies trade rumors - Phils say goodbye to Hall of Famer Jim Bunning

The Hall of Fame pitcher and author of the first perfect game in the National League in 84 years passes away at age 85.
Via PhilsBaseball
1 day ago

Phillies: For Maikel Franco, the failures are all in the footwork

Phillies Maikel Franco needs to make a simple, fundamental adjustment at the plate I’ve watched The Shawshank Redemption about 576 times over the years and I’m always amused by Red’s question asking, “I mean, seriously, how often do you really look at a man’s shoes?”. It’s true. I couldn’t possibly care less about the footwear […] Phillies: For Maikel Franco, the...
Via Section215
2 days ago

Hall of Fame pitcher and former U.S. Senator Jim Bunning passes away at 85

Best known around the sports world as a Hall of Fame pitcher that spent 17 years in the Majors, Jim Bunning has passed away at the age of 85.Bunning’s son confirmed the news on Twitter. The cause of death is not yet known, but there are indications that it stemmed from complications due to a stroke Bunning suffered back in October of last year.Those who worked with Bunning in the...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor league online food fight results in taco ban by Phillies affiliate

Minor league teams are the absolute best at promotions and gimmicks, and the Lehigh Valley IronPigs and Fresno Grizzlies have been capitalizing on a bit of a food fight on Twitter for a while now.The stakes have been raised this season as the two teams are going head-to-head to determine what gameday food item is the absolute best; bacon or tacos? In the latest development in the...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Crash Bag Vol. 21: Can the Phillies Develop Pitchers

The Phillies won a game! For now the best place to ask questions is on Twitter, either @ me (@Matt_Winkelman or @CrashburnAlley). But you can also reply in the comments here and I will will have some sort of better way for future mailbags. @babsell_champ: Do the Phillies have a pitching dev issue in the minors? Their top young starters Nola and Eickhoff came into the org fairly...
Via Crashburn Alley
3 days ago

Phillie Phanatic scares baby, fails in bid to calm her down

The Phillie Phanatic, try as it might, could not console nor comfort a baby who appeared to be frightened by his immediate presence.During Wednesday’s game between the hometown Philadelphia Phillies and Colorado Rockies at Citizens Bank Park, the Phanatic was up to his usual madcap antics while doing his thing atop one of the ballpark’s dugouts. In close proximity to the mascot...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies: Prospect Watch

As we’re now a quarter of the way through with the MLB season, it’s a good time to check into Triple-A Lehigh Valley and Double-A Reading to see how the Philadelphia Phillies prospects are performing with their seasons. While the Phillies have been playing atrocious baseball and have lost their last eight series in a row, it wouldn’t be surprising if they decided to shake...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates give away a bobblehead of broadcaster Bob Walk falling out of his chair

The Pittsburgh Pirates are the latest MLB team to offer a broadcaster-themed giveaway, but this has got to be the coolest one yet.Last season, radio announcer and former pitcher Bob Walk fell out of his chair during a game and it was all caught on video. The hilarious moment was turned into a bobblehead and given to fans prior to Saturday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies: When should Jeremy Hellickson be traded?

Ever since the Philadelphia Phillies traded for Jeremy Hellickson in 2015, Hellickson has certainly exceeded expectations and pitched some of his best baseball for the Philadelphia Phillies. The last two seasons he’s thrown a joint 3.71 ERA for the team, and consistently placed the Phillies in a position to win. At 30 years old, it’s no secret that his window as an effective...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper is back to his 2015 self — or maybe even better

On Sunday, the Washington Nationals played a double-header against the Philadelphia Phillies. In the first game, Bryce Harper went 2-for-4 and launched his 12th home run of the year. In the second game, he went 3-for-4 with a single, a double and two RBIs. That performance came a day after he whacked his second walk-off long ball of the season.It was just another weekend for the...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies listening to trade offers for Hellickson

The MLB trade deadline may still be two-and-a-half months away, but the Philadelphia Phillies seem to already be open for business.Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports on Saturday that the Phillies “have made it known” that they will be listening to trade offers for veteran right-hander Jeremy Hellickson.The 30-year-old Hellickson will be a free agent after the season. He’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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