Aaron Nola tosses another gem to lift Phillies to big win over Red Sox

August 20, 2019

Aaron Nola did exactly what a big game pitcher is supposed to do during a playoff push. He tossed seven solid frames while surrendering just two runs on four hits to carry the Phillies to a much needed 3-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night at Fenway Park. The Phils’ bats jumped on Red Sox starter Brian Johnson in the opening frame, sending eight batters to the…

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Phillies set to open quick series in Boston with the Red Sox

August 20, 2019

The Phillies head north to Boston for a quick two-game set with Red Sox set to open on Tuesday night. Following a thrilling three-game sweep of the Cubs at Citizens Bank Park, the Phils finished this past homestand with a 4-2 mark after dropping two of three to the Padres over the weekend. The Phillies enter play today tied with the Mets at two games off the pace for the…

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Phillies drop second straight to Padres; Harper lifted early

August 18, 2019

As hot as the Phillies have been at the plate as of late, that momentum failed to carry into Sunday’s series finale with the Padres. The club mustered just four hits en route to a 3-2 loss at Citizens Bank Park. Padres’ starter Joey Lucchesi tossed six innings, surrendering two runs on three hits. He struck out four and walked a pair. “Frustrating to lose today’s game,” Phillies manager Gabe…

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Harper homers again as Phillies win fourth in a row

August 17, 2019

Bryce Harper homered in his third consecutive game, and the Phillies offense remained hot en route to an 8-4 win over the Padres on Friday night at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies collected 12 hits and tied their season-high winning streak at four in a row. The win draws the club even with the Cubs for the second NL wild-card spot. Harper has been on a tear as of late,…

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Bryce Harper launches walk-off moonshot to give Phillies a win, sweep of Cubs

August 16, 2019

Bryce Harper crushed a ball into the second deck in right field for a walk-off grand slam on Thursday night at Citizens Bank Park, lifting the Phils to a come from behind 7-5 victory and a three-game sweep of the Cubs. Harper destroyed a Derek Holland sinker, sending fans into a frenzy and inciting one of the more intense player-mobs at the plate that you’ll ever see. The left the…

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Phillies offense breaks out for Charlie Manuel; wallop Cubs

August 15, 2019

It was a raucous night at Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday night as Charlie Manuel made his debut as Phillies’ hitting coach, Cole Hamels made his return to Philly, and the Phils’ bats erupted for 11 runs in one of the more exciting victories of the 2019 season. Hamels was knocked out in the third frame as the Phils’ offense hit him around the ballpark for eight runs on nine…

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Realmuto propels offense in Phillies win over Cubs

August 14, 2019

Before Tuesday’s series opener with the Cubs, the top storyline involving the Phillies centered around the return of Charlie Manuel to the dugout as the club’s new hitting coach. As if the 100-plus games weren’t enough of an indication that a change was necessary, the Phils whiffed 15 times and finished Tuesday night 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position. J.T. Realmuto provided just enough offense though, with a solo shot…

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Charlie Manuel returns to the dugout as hitting coach for the Phillies

August 13, 2019

It hasn’t been hitting season for a while down at Citizens Bank Park, but Charlie Manuel hopes to change that now that he’s inheriting the role of Phillies hitting coach. The Phillies announced the firing of John Mallee on Tuesday morning and moved Manuel from an advisor role in the front office back down to the dugout. The 75-year-old is the winningest manager in franchise history and led the club…

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Phillies take opener over Diamondbacks behind stellar outing from Velasquez

August 6, 2019

Vince Velasquez tossed seven strong innings in his best start of the season to help lift the Phillies past the host Diamondbacks on Monday night in Phoenix, 7-3. Velasquez surrendered two runs on six hits. He collected three strikeouts and walked a pair in the win. “I made the pitches that I needed and got the ground balls that I needed,” Velasquez told reporters afterward. “I got out of those…

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Nola sits down 10 as Phillies bounce back against ChiSox

August 4, 2019

Aaron Nola tossed seven spectacular innings on Saturday night while Bryce Harper and Rhys Hoskins each contributed with the long ball to lift the Phillies to a 3-2 win over the White Sox at Citizens Bank Park. Nick Pivetta recorded the final six outs of the night to record his first career save. “We needed that,” manager Gabe Kapler said afterward speaking of the win. “I thought Noles really hit…

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