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Aug 31

Put me in coach, I’m ready to play – Freddy Galvis, in center field?

Freddy Galvis is the longest-tenured player in the Phillies clubhouse, one who is respected by all of his teammates and the coaching staff, too, for his stellar defense, baseball acumen, and team-first mentality. After starting 153 games last year, Galvis hasn’t missed a game this season. Shortly

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Aug 27

Phillies Notebook: Hernandez joining trend in running less, Kingery finishing strong, and more

The scene: the bottom of the eighth inning on Thursday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park, a game in which the Phillies had blown an 8-3 lead and trailed by a run after the Marlins scored in the top half of the inning. MORE PHILLIES COVERAGE WATCH: Rhys Hoskins makes MLB history – so feast your eyes on

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Aug 25

Why Pete Mackanin is honoring former Phillies manager Gene Mauch during Players Weekend

It’s Players Weekend in Major League Baseball, which, as Pete Mackanin said, is pretty much marketing thing. MORE PHILLIES COVERAGE Nick Williams, the other rookie producing in Phillies lineup, is showing off improved plate discipline Rhys Hoskins asks unselfish question, then annihilates baseball

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Aug 25

Nick Williams, the other rooking producing in Phillies lineup, is showing off improved plate discipline

When the actual victories are few and far between in the never-ending grind of a sixth-month baseball season, a manager will take the moral victories when they come and Pete Mackanin may have collected one in the last few weeks. After months of struggl…

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Aug 23

Tentative ’18 schedule has Phillies opening on road, also bringing Yankees to town

The Phillies are on tap to open a season on the road for the third straight year, according to a tentative 2018 schedule. Opening Day has the Phillies in Atlanta on Thursday, March 29. The season-opening road trip continues at Sun Trust Stadium that we…

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Aug 23

Top Phillies prospects Crawford, Kingery understand versatility, ready to play ‘wherever’ for big league opportunity

About three hours before the first pitch was thrown at Coca-Cola Park, and before regular pregame infield and batting practice got underway, the top two position player prospects in the Phillies farm system were the only two players on the field. J.P. Crawford, the former first-round pick who didn’

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Aug 23

Red-hot Phillies prospect J.P. Crawford admits Baseball America criticism ‘little a fire’ under him

ALLENTOWN – Had it been a month or so earlier, J.P. Crawford probably would have grounded out weakly back to the pitcher or hit a foul ball straight up the third base line for the third out of the inning, squashing a rally. But five weeks ago at Coca-Cola Park, everything was already going his way after

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Aug 13

What everyone said after Odubel Herrera’s latest gaffe squashes rally in Phillies loss to Mets

The words were difficult to come by for a period of time at Citizens Bank Park in the bottom of the fifth inning of Sunday’s matinee with the New York Mets. Even if events similar had happened at some point this year, this one appeared to be particularly egregious for a number of reasons, namely

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Aug 13

Watch: Chase Utley earns second career ejection after asking umpire to slide out of way

Saturday night was a lively one across baseball. Aaron Nola had another masterful performance in South Philly (and he has numbers that, if they stay at this pace, will get him Cy Young Award votes in a few months). Bryce Harper suffered a gruesome inju…

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Aug 13

Aaron Nola keeps climbing the charts (he’s among NL ERA leaders) with new weapon in arsenal

To say that Aaron Nola has been in the zone would be lazy and cliche, and it’d also be ignoring the fact that the Louisiana kid was pretty darn good out of the gate when his big league career began. Before his early summer swoon and season-ending trip to the DL last year, Nola did the following in

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Aug 12

How Aaron Nola, one of baseball’s best in last two months, stacks up against peers, Phillies predecessors

The second day of Phillies Alumni Weekend won’t include a Wall of Fame induction (the Pete Rose plan was scrapped less than two weeks ago) but a parade of former Phillies greats will take the field at Citizens Bank Park prior to Saturday night’s game against the Mets. MORE ON THE PHILLIES Who

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Jul 26

Former Phillies top pitching prospect Thompson, like the two guys ranked ahead of him a year ago, learning from failure

When the Phillies made a somewhat surprising trade for Clay Buchholz in December, two of their top pitching prospects that showed flashes of success in brief big league auditions last summer moved back down the depth chart. Zach Eflin, coming off two k…

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Jul 22

Phillies activate Howie Kendrick, but they might not be as under-the-gun to deal him as you’d think

If you’re looking for a reason to come to Citizens Bank Park during the final two months of a season that’s likely to end with the Phillies finishing with baseball’s worst record for the second time in three years, you might want to pick a date when Aaron Nola is scheduled to pitch. Nola,

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Jul 21

MLB Trade Deadline: A deep dive into why ‘that off-the-wall Giancarlo Stanton rumor’ persists

The end of July is a tricky time of year for a baseball writer. At times you feel like the host of your own personal Mythbusters show as you weed through the never-ending cacophony of trade rumors blowing into you from different directions every day. W…

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Jul 18

Phillies prospect Carlos Tocci cruising at Reading: ‘I know this – he keeps getting better’

TRENTON – The final week of the penultimate month of the greatest regular season in Phillies history was a busy one on the team’s transaction wire. On Aug. 22, 2011, Jimmy Rollins was placed on the disabled list. A day later, Cole Hamels joined Rollins on the DL. Infielder Pete Orr was on the turnpike

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Jul 13

Phillies at the All-Star Break: Five encouraging signs from a rough first half

Pete Mackanin was off for the Jersey shore following Sunday’s game at Citizens Bank Park, as ready as anyone inside the ballpark for a much-needed break from baseball. The Phillies, as you may have heard, have the worst record in baseball. They had five fewer wins than any other team entering the

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