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Today is a new day Tough night for the Phils. Dropping both ends of the doubleheader was less than ideal, but they have a chance to bounce right back tonight against the Mets and take a game from the...
The offense has yet to get going this season and it’s cost the Phillies this week. When the 2021 season began, we knew a few things about these Phillies. We knew the defense could be shaky, and that has...
Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY SportsNothing more enjoyable than seeing the Phillies lose two games to the Mets in one day Game 1: Mets 4, Phillies 3 (8 innings) Tuesday was nice enough to give the Phillies and Mets some good...
Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty ImagesLet’s play two! With a day off yesterday due to rain, the Phillies open a four-game series against the Mets with a double header starting this afternoon. The Mets are still struggling to find their...
Bill Streicher-USA TODAY SportsYou might sense a theme here We asked, you answered the call. Let’s jump right in. Which center fielders are the #Phillies going to pursue at the trade deadline, God willing?— PhilliesCurveballMachine (@phillies_the) April 11, 2021...
Andy Marlin-USA TODAY SportsBoy today should be interesting, huh? Postponements are always bummers. There are always those days where you look forward to watching a game, especially around here as the weather is cold and damp and there isn’t...
Bill Streicher-USA TODAY SportsHopefully this rain doesn’t elbow its way into the conversation UPDATE:UPDATE: Game is postponed. Doubleheader tomorrow. Fresh off dominating the headlines of the game thanks to a controversial ending to a game, the Phillies take on...
Michael Conforto didn’t exactly make a huge effort to avoid this pitch | Brad Penner-USA TODAY SportsCan the Mets find ways to win without assistance from the umps? I started writing this preview yesterday afternoon before the Phillies had...
Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty ImagesA tough weekend for the Phillies as the Braves’ offense finally showed up. Now they’ll head to New York, lucking into missing Marcus Stroman thanks to some questionable managing yesterday, but they’ll still see deGrom....
Safe! | Dale Zanine-USA TODAY SportsMaybe he was out, maybe he was safe. Who’s to say? The umpires - They said he was safe. I’m sure Braves fans are taking this loss in stride. I’m sure they’re not whining...
Geoff Burke-USA TODAY SportsTrying to avoid the sweep while also trying to avoid the “analysis” by ARod I used to love Sunday Night Baseball. Jon Miller and Joe Morgan were great together and it always felt like a treat...
Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY SportsThe Phillies first baseman – typically an on-base machine – has yet to record a walk this season. Rhys Hoskins has been an elite walker over his career. Since 2018, Hoskins has tallied 232 walks, which...
Brett Davis-USA TODAY SportsA suspect defense costs the team the game Heading into the season, the Phillies and their defense were discussed as a potential weak spot on a team that had playoff aspirations. Tonight, that fear of how...
Dale Zanine-USA TODAY SportsPlease do better tonight, offense Well last night was a little bit of a dud, wasn’t it? Admittedly, a lot of the blame could be laid at the hands of the home plate umpire who....well, “struggled”...
Weird view of a weird building.What would it be like to live in a stadium? Veterans’ Stadium, the Vet, the Octorad, the dump, was notable for it’s awfulness. But, perhaps, it should be notable for another reason, too. While...
Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty ImagesThis Acuña guy is pretty good. This wasn’t the Phils’ night, that’s for sure. The Barves tagged the Phillies for 8 runs behind a Ronald Acuña, Jr. blast to dead center that left the bat...
Geoff Burke-USA TODAY SportsLet’s open up this road trip with a win <to the tune of The Devil Went Down to Georgia> The Phillies went down to Georgia,They’re looking for a series to steal,They’re in a bind ‘cause they’re...
More of the good stuff from BreakingT You know, it’s a little bit unfair to James McCann. Here he is in 2020, headed into free agency, looking to make the biggest financial score of his career. He’s coming off...
Zack Wheeler hopes to dominate the Braves’ hitters again | Bill Streicher-USA TODAY SportsThe Braves have lost every nine inning game they’ve played this season - including three against the Phillies While it was awesome that the Phillies began...
Bill Streicher-USA TODAY SportsLet’s get back to the winning ways After an off day yesterday, the Phillies look to get to their winning ways today by heading to Atlanta and taking on the Braves. Another quirk in the schedule...
If the Phillies can get through April with a winning record, it will be a major accomplishment. Maybe the Phillies shouldn’t be the ones scared of their schedule. Maybe their schedule should be afraid of the Phillies. When the...
Ave Imperator, morituri te salutant | Bill Streicher-USA TODAY SportsFirst impressions are everything Today is the one-week mark of the season, and an off day to boot, so let’s take a drone’s eye view of the Phillies first week....
Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty ImagesThe Phillies are hot and they are totally going to keep going at this clip all year long Many people are rightly excited by the start the Phillies are off to. Going 5-1 over the...
Bill Streicher-USA TODAY SportsAn off day for the team to Master their skills The Phillies have a well earned off day today after taking five of six games from their division rivals the Braves and Mets. Thanks to the...
Alec Bohm provided the Phillies with early offense | Bill Streicher-USA TODAY SportsThe Phillies’ offense and bullpen picked up the ace in a win over the Mets On an afternoon when the Phillies’ staff ace wasn’t at his best,...