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Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty ImagesThe right move in a must win game? The Phillies have put themselves into a position where having a bullpen game every fifth game in the midst of a playoff chase. Whether...
Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty ImagesThat’s how you thank the fans? Kind of an interesting way to show the fans that you appreciate them by not giving them any offense. The week wasn’t a total loss since they did take...
Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty ImagesA powerful supervillain was born this afternoon at Citizen’s Bank Park... A powerful supervillain was born this afternoon at Citizen’s Bank Park. This is his story. It was Saturday afternoon, the Philadelphia Phillies were playing...
Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty ImagesA powerful supervillain was born this afternoon at Citizen’s Bank Park... A powerful supervillain was born this afternoon at Citizen’s Bank Park. This is his story. It was Saturday afternoon, the Philadelphia Phillies were playing...
John Geliebter-USA TODAY SportsHow’s about a sweep? A chance for a sweep and a chance to remain 1 1⁄2 games behind Atlanta before the big showdown takes an interesting twist today. Instead of a bullpen game, the Phillies are...
John Geliebter-USA TODAY SportsRanger Suarez’s shutout lifted the Phillies to victory The Phillies desperately needed a good start out of Ranger Suarez. They were hoping for at least seven innings to preserve their overworked bullpen. What they got were...
Kyle Ross-USA TODAY SportsAnotha one... Fresh off a thrilling victory over the Pirates, thanks to an unexpected Didi Gregorius home run off of a lefty, the Phillies head out this afternoon in search of a series victory over Pittsburgh....
Didi Gregorius had the biggest blast in the Phillies’ latest comeback | Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty ImagesFor the fourth game in a row, the Phillies earned a comeback victory For most teams, continually falling behind early in games isn’t...
Eric Hartline-USA TODAY SportsMoar pleeze Here are the lineups. For the Phillies: Friday night in South Philly. #RingTheBell : @NBCSPhilly : @SportsRadioWIP : https://t.co/HhDxScbmEV // https://t.co/vgbMhIMsON pic.twitter.com/kpTkQ0JR4Y— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) September 24, 2021 For the Pirates: Tonight's lineup.#LetsGoBucs pic.twitter.com/BalZ5fGGDc—...
Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty ImagesSay this for the Phils. They aren’t boring. The Phillies are a team of contrasts. They have the league’s leading MVP candidate in Bryce Harper, the best catcher in baseball in J.T. Realmuto, some solid...
Bill Streicher-USA TODAY SportsHe’s been very good and deserves to be recognized It looked like an easy play, but it surely was not. What should have been a sure double play turned into one that almost got overturned had...
Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty ImagesIt’s time to consider the unthinkable The discourse surrounding Aaron Nola last night was dizzying. I personally did not venture into the gamethread because I’m almost certain I know what they were like, so I...
J.T. Realmuto is heating up | Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty ImagesSix-run deficit? No problem! This isn’t how it’s supposed to be done. You’re not supposed to fall into a big hole before storming back for a huge win. But...
Bill Streicher-USA TODAY SportsMaybe? If this game gets going at 7:05, it’ll be impressive. The rain has been pretty heavy today, so the field might take some time, but it should get in. If it does, the Phillies -...
Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY SportsThe Phillies reliever is inching closer and closer to the franchise record for strikeouts by a reliever. Nine is a special number in baseball, but you already knew that. Nine innings, nine positions, ninety feet between...
The Phillies are an incomplete, flawed team, but that doesn’t mean they can’t make the postseason. After an uninspiring but season-saving series victory over the Baltimore Orioles, the Phillies have just 10 games left in what has been a...
Will Crowe’s best start of the season came against...you guessed it, the Phillies! | Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty ImagesAfter (barely) beating the Orioles, the Phillies move on to another bad opponent who they’ll probably struggle with Despite the Orioles...
Bill Streicher-USA TODAY SportsAnother day, another bad team the Phillies should beat It’s kind of rough that the team will have to remake their bullpen next season. Hector Neris is a free agent, possibly looking to cash in a...
Bill Streicher-USA TODAY SportsJust take the series win and move on Was this a “must win” game? Of course it was. Not only do the Phillies need to win every single game they can down the stretch here, they...
Bill Streicher-USA TODAY SportsIt’s Wheeler Win Day Last night was a gift. The Orioles gave the Phillies a win and tonight, they need to take advantage. I kind of refrain from calling games “must win” because each one is...
Bill Streicher-USA TODAY SportsWin the game today please Your favorite part of last night’s game was the ending, I’ll bet. Mine was watching Joe Girardi get angry at Odubel Herrera. For some reason, he decided to bunt with a...
Bill Streicher-USA TODAY SportsI’m not sure I could have survived had this team lost tonight Was tonight a “must win” game? Was this whole series a “must win”? The answer to the former should truthfully be a solid maybe,...
Eric Hartline-USA TODAY SportsI cannot wait for this game. After last night’s debacle, we have to suffer through twin bullpen games. Should make for some exciting baseball tonight!!!! Here are the lineups. For the Phillies: Game two on deck....
Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty ImagesIf McCutchen and Didi don’t get going, you can kiss the playoffs goodbye. To say that 2021 has been a frustrating and perplexing season for Andrew McCutchen and Didi Gregorius would be an understatement. It’s...
Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY SportsBecause why not The Phillies have had some leadoff issues this year. Collectively, they have been getting a .697 OPS out of the leadoff position, good for 28th in baseball. It’s been difficult for them...