Phillies open tough stretch in D.C. with Nats

June 22, 2018

It’s difficult to understate, but the next two weeks have the potential to define the remainder of the summer for the Phillies. The club opens a crucial three-game set with the Nationals on Friday night in D.C. The two clubs will meet another four times next week at Citizens Bank Park, but not before the Phillies play host to the AL East-leading Yankees for a three-game set starting Monday. The…

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Phillies welcome Cardinals for series at Citizens Bank Park

June 18, 2018

After a bizarre series in Milwaukee where the Phillies were walloped on Friday night but came away with a series win, the club looks to build on consecutive wins while welcoming the St. Louis Cardinals to Citizens Bank Park. Both clubs enter play on Monday with identical 37-32 records. The teams split a four-game set last month at Busch Stadium, and both sit in third place in their respective divisions….

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Velasquez flirts with a no-hitter; Phillies win finale with Rockies

June 15, 2018

Having been shelled his last time out, Vince Velasquez knew he had to piece together a strong performance on Thursday to quell the rumors of a potential move to the bullpen. Throwing 6 2/3 innings without surrendering a hit will usually silence detractors, at least for a bit, and that’s what he did on Thursday in a 9-3 win over the Rockies at Citizens Bank Park. Velasquez carried a no-hitter…

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Phillies to honor Jim Thome before series finale with Rockies

June 14, 2018

The Phillies will honor Jim Thome and celebrate his enshrinement in Cooperstown prior to today’s series finale with the Rockies at Citizens Bank Park. Today marks the 14th anniversary of Thome’s 400th career homer, which came at Citizens Bank Park against the Cincinnati Reds’ starter Jose Acevedo. Thome’s daughter, Lila, will perform the National Anthem before today’s contest. Thome spent 22 seasons in the majors, finishing with a career batting…

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Offense stays silent and Pivetta struggles as Phillies fall to Rockies

June 14, 2018

It’s starting to become a rerun of your least favorite show, yet you have no choice to watch and hope the outcome magically turns differently. That’s what it’s like watching Philadelphia’s offense right now. It’s a tired act that seemingly never ends. The bats were silent again on Wednesday in a 7-2 loss to the Rockies at Citizens Bank Park. Two solo home runs, one from Jorge Alfaro and another…

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Kingery drives in four and Nola impresses again as Phillies beat Rockies

June 13, 2018

It wasn’t as easy as it should have been, but the Phillies were able to fend off a final inning threat by the Rockies en route to a 5-4 win Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park. Ahead 5-1 to open the ninth, Luis Garcia surrendered four consecutive singles to begin the frame before manager Gabe Kapler turned to Seranthony Dominguez to suppress the threat. Three runs scored in the inning,…

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Phillies piece together a winning effort, avoid sweep by Brewers

June 10, 2018

It’s rare to look at a scoreboard following a baseball game and see the same number in a team’s runs and hits columns. It’s even rarer for that team to win the contest, but that’s what happened Sunday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park. Behind only four hits, the Phillies took advantage of four walks and played small-ball when necessary to beat the Brewers, 4-3, to snap a four-game skid. “You…

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Phillies and Zach Eflin look to avoid sweep

June 10, 2018

The Phillies look to avoid a three-game sweep on Sunday with Zach Eflin taking the hill to face the Brewers. Starter Jake Arrieta tossed just 5 1/3 innings and surrendered five runs on four hits on Saturday in a 12-3 loss at Citizens Bank Park. He walked three and notched four strikeouts. The loss dropped the Phillies to just two games over .500 and extended their downward spiral of eight…

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Velasquez shelled; Phillies walloped by Brewers

June 9, 2018

Vince Velasquez surrendered a career-high 10 runs as the Brewers walloped the Phillies Friday night at Citizens Bank Park, 12-4. The loss is Philadelphia’s ninth over the last 12 games. “I don’t think it’s one thing,” manager Gabe Kapler said afterward (see video). “I’d like to be able to give you the exact, ‘Hey, we can point right here and this is why we’re not performing a lot.’ I just…

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Phillies welcome Brewers to Citizens Bank Park

June 8, 2018

The Philadelphia Phillies return to Citizens Bank Park to open a three-game set with the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night. The Phillies are stumbling, having won just three of ten on a road trip that included stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Chicago. After an outstanding start to the season, the club now sits just four games over .500. ‚ÄúThis was not our best road trip, obviously,…

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