Sources: Showalter to interview with the Phillies on Monday

October 13, 2019

There are at least a half dozen potential managerial candidates that could lead the Phillies in 2020, and sources close to the Philadelphia Baseball Review indicate the interview carousel will begin on Monday. Buck Showalter will interview with the Phillies on Monday, according to multiple sources. The club is expected to also interview Joe Girardi and Dusty Baker later in the week, according to published reports. Showalter, a three-time American…

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Gabe Kapler fired as Phillies manager; GM Klentak to lead new search

October 10, 2019

After days of speculation, the Phillies and Managing Partner John Middleton broke their silence on Thursday announcing manager Gabe Kapler will not be returning to the dugout in 2020. The decision to move on wasn’t for a lack of effort on Kapler’s part, but rather an indictment on his 161-163 record over the past two seasons and the fact, despite injuries, that the Phillies underachieved in 2019. A June swoon…

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Chris Young will not return as Phillies pitching coach in 2020

October 4, 2019

Though the Phillies have yet to announce anything regarding manager Gabe Kapler’s future in Philadelphia, a report from MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki on Friday morning demonstrates the organization is aware that some changes are needed. Per the report, now since confirmed by the Philadelphia Baseball Review, pitching coach Chris Young will not return to the club in the same capacity in 2020. It’s possible, however, that he remains with the organization…

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Time Capsule: Nip Winters tosses a shutout as Hilldale trounces Kansas City in Game 2

October 4, 2019

Hilldale southpaw Nip Winters pieced together a spectacular regular season in 1924, finishing 20-5 while posting a 2.77 ERA. He was called upon by manager Frank Warfield to take the mound in Game 2 of the ’24 Negro World Series, aiming to help the Daisies even the series with Kansas City after dropping the opening contest the day before. Winters excelled in the spotlight, tossing a complete-game shutout while surrendering…

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Time Capsule: Philadelphia hosts Game 1 of the 1924 Negro World Series

October 3, 2019

Philadelphia is one of America’s greatest baseball cities with a storied past that extends beyond Major League Baseball. Unfortunately, the narrative behind one of the city’s great Negro franchises – the Hilldale Daisies – is often overlooked. Today marks the 95th anniversary of Game 1 of the 1924 Negro World Series. The Series marked the first time in black baseball history that the pennant winners of the Negro National League…

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Phillies eliminated from postseason opportunity following loss in Washington

September 25, 2019

After several weeks of toying with the possibility of playing postseason baseball, the Phillies cemented their official exit yesterday in Washington after dropping the first game of a doubleheader at Nationals Park. It was their fifth loss in their last six games. There’s no denying that manager Gabe Kapler’s future is in serious question. “We’re going to have plenty of time to reflect on the fact that we didn’t get…

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Phillies and Nationals open rare five-game set

September 23, 2019

A month or so ago, this five-game set between the Phillies and Nationals appeared to be much more meaningful than it looks to be now. The Phillies, fresh off a 10-1 drubbing on Sunday night, head now to Nationals Park where they’ll likely need to secure a series sweep to enter the final weekend of play with even a glimmer of hope at a postseason opportunity. Zach Eflin makes the…

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Phillies head to Cleveland with playoff hopes hanging by a thread

September 20, 2019

It’s not the final nail in the coffin of what’s been a less than stellar season, but it’s certainly a devastating blow. The Phillies dropped yet another Aaron Nola outing on Thursday afternoon, falling to the Braves 5-4 at SunTrust Park. Nola surrendered a pair of homers and five runs over five innings in the loss. The defeat dropped the Phillies to four-games behind the Brewers for the second Wild…

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Five-run frame enough to lift Phillies to vital win over Braves

September 18, 2019

The odds are mighty long, but the Phillies showed some fight on Tuesday night in their effort to climb back into the Wild Card discussion behind a 5-4 win over the Braves at SunTrust Park. The Phillies enter Wednesday four games behind the Cubs and Brewers who are both tied for the final Wild Card spot. “From here on out, it’s like Game 7 of a playoff series every time…

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Last gasp for Phillies as they open rough trip in Atlanta

September 16, 2019

If the Phillies have a final gasp in their postseason dreams, it’ll come under heavy duress this week as the club embarks on a brutal 11-game road trip that opens on Tuesday in Atlanta. With 14 games remaining the Phils sit 4 1/2 games out of a Wild Card spot and face the division-leading Braves for three games, then head to Cleveland for three before completing this grueling trip with…

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