Phillies look to get back in win column against Nationals

June 17, 2019

The Phillies are coming off an embarrassing series finale in Atlanta following a 15-1 loss at SunTrust Park. The loss dropped the Phillies to 2 1/2 games off the pace in the NL East. The Phillies open a four-game set in Washington tonight, aiming to break away from a stint of having won just 10 of their last 16 contests. Jake Arrieta is set to start the opener, facing Nats…

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Hernandez two-run single in ninth lifts Phillies past Braves

June 16, 2019

Cesar Hernandez played the hero role on Saturday night, lofting a single into left field in the ninth inning to drive in a pair of runs to lift the Phillies past the Braves, 6-5, at SunTrust Park. Scott Kingery reached via a single in the ninth and Sean Rodriguez reached base following an errant throw by Luke Jackson on a sacrifice-bunt attempt. The pair went on to score arguably the…

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Phillies blow five-run lead, fall to Braves on a walk-off

June 15, 2019

It’s certainly not how the Phillies wanted to open a weekend with first-place in the division on the line. Brian McCann capped off a three-run ninth inning with a walk-off two-run single off Hector Neris to give the Braves a 9-8 victory on Friday night at SunTrust Park. The loss dropped the Phils to 2 1/2 games off the pace in the NL East. “A crushing loss, no way around…

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Huge weekend for Phillies down in Atlanta; NL East lead on the line

June 14, 2019

The Phillies head to Atlanta to open a crucial three-game set with the division-leading Braves on Friday at SunTrust Park. The Braves enter the weekend with sole possession of the top spot with a 1 1/2 game lead. The Phillies are coming off a series loss at home to the Diamondbacks, including a woeful offensive performance on Wednesday night in a 2-0 loss that negated an outstanding effort from starter…

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Arrieta and Kingery star as Phillies take down D-backs

June 12, 2019

The Phillies needed a solid outing from Jake Arrieta on Tuesday night and that’s exactly what he provided, leading the Phils to a 7-4 victory over the Diamondbacks at Citizens Bank Park. The veteran tossed six innings, allowing three runs on six hits. It wasn’t anything spectacular, but his performance saved the bullpen from being taxed again following Monday’s debacle. Hector Neris tossed a perfect ninth to secure his 14th…

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Phillies give up 8 homers; now share division lead with Braves

June 11, 2019

The Phillies found themselves on the wrong side of history on Monday night at Citizens Bank Park. The club, along with the visiting Diamondbacks, combined to set a Major League record with 13 home runs in a game in a DBacks 13-8 victory. Things were ugly for the Phillies from the outset as the first three Diamondbacks that came to the plate went deep off Phillies hurler Jerad Eickhoff. Eduardo…

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Phillies hold slim lead in NL East; welcome DBacks to Philly

June 10, 2019

The Diamondbacks come to Philadelphia riding a four-game winning streak after having completed a sweep of the Blue Jays over the weekend. Meanwhile, the Phillies have won four of their last five despite a 4-3 loss to the Reds on Sunday afternoon. The Phillies will face a rookie in the series opener on Monday night as the DBacks trot right-hander Taylor Clarke out to the mound. The 26-year-old righty is…

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Phillies let series finale with Reds slip away, win streak snapped at four

June 9, 2019

Aggressiveness is usually a good thing on the baseball diamond, but there’s a fine line between that and over aggressiveness. Unfortunately, the Phillies and Bryce Harper stumbled on that line on Sunday afternoon. Ahead 3-1 in the fifth with two outs and Rhys Hoskins at the plate, Harper attempted to steal home but was thrown out on a close play. At the time, it just seemed to be a questionable…

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Former Phillies manager Frank Lucchesi dies at age 92

June 9, 2019

Former Phillies manager Frank Lucchesi, who guided the club for three seasons in the early 1970s, passed away on Saturday. He was 92-years-old. Having spent several seasons managing in the minor leagues with the Phillies, the organization hired Lucchesi to helm the big league club prior to the 1970 season. In three years with the club, he posted a .416 winning percentage (166-233). He was fired in 1972 after the…

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Phillies go for sweep in Philadelphia of Reds behind Aaron Nola

June 9, 2019

The Phillies go for a three-game sweep of the Reds this afternoon at Citizens Bank Park. The Phils, led by a stellar outing from Nick Pivetta, shut down the Reds on Saturday, 4-1. Pivetta tossed a complete game in the win, the first of his career. Jay Bruce also contributed in the victory and is now the third player with at least four homers and 11 RBIs through his first…

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