Phillies series loss to Marlins foreshadows rough final month

The Phillies continued to struggle against the NL-worst Marlins, likely foreshadowing what fans should expect the last month of the season. Heading into this weekend, the Phillies should have been hoping to get a series win, if not a sweep, out of their trip to Miami. Instead, they left with just one win under their […] Phillies series loss to Marlins foreshadows rough final month – That Balls Outta Here…

August 25, 2019
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Phillies are unfortunately just an average baseball team this year

Between their record, run differential, and other stats, the Phillies are one of the most average teams in MLB this season. The Phillies are a maddingly inconsistent team this year, getting hot for some stretches before sinking back into another slump. This has kept them on the outside looking in for the playoffs although they […] Phillies are unfortunately just an average baseball team this year – That Balls Outta…

August 21, 2019
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Phillies likely to get virtually nothing from David Robertson

With David Robertson undergoing Tommy John surgery, the Phillies are unlikely to get any real value from signing him during the offseason. The Phillies‘ injury woes just got even worse Saturday as Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reported that reliever David Robertson underwent Tommy John surgery. Given the injury’s 14-16 month recovery period, he is not expected […] Phillies likely to get virtually nothing from David Robertson – That Balls Outta Here…

August 18, 2019
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Phillies hire Charlie Manuel to replace John Mallee as hitting coach

A major shakeup of the Phillies coaching staff includes a friendly face The Phillies have fired hitting coach John Mallee and have replaced him with World Champion manager Charlie Manuel, according to Todd Zolecki. Jim Salisbury of NBCS Philadelphia hinted at a major coaching change coming to the Phillies after a 2-5 west coast trip. […] Phillies hire Charlie Manuel to replace John Mallee as hitting coach – That Balls…

August 13, 2019
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Phillies could make a major personnel change soon

Are the Phillies finally ready to make a major change after a dreadful road trip? Coming back from a horrid 2-5 west coast road trip the Phillies could finally make a major personnel change that would shake up the team. Jim Salisbury of NBCS Philadelphia said the “situation seems ripe” with the Phillies having an […] Phillies could make a major personnel change soon – That Balls Outta Here –…

August 12, 2019
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Former Phillies star Lenny Dykstra to box “Bagel Boss” Chris Morgan

The wacky story of Lenny Dykstra’s post-baseball career continues as the former Phillies star will box the “Bagel Boss” Chris Morgan. Well, in all my time writing about the Phillies, this will probably be the weirdest story I will ever write. Here goes nothing. Since retiring from baseball, Lenny Dykstra has bounced from one controversy […] Former Phillies star Lenny Dykstra to box “Bagel Boss” Chris Morgan – That Balls…

August 12, 2019
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Phillies hoping Corey Dickerson can fill hole left by Andrew McCutchen

Since Andrew McCutchen got hurt, the Phillies just have not been the same team. Now, they are hoping Corey Dickerson can be an ample replacement. The inflection point of the Phillies‘ 2019 season was on June 3 when Andrew McCutchen tearing his ACL in a rundown. Before that, the team was doing well enough and […] Phillies hoping Corey Dickerson can fill hole left by Andrew McCutchen – That Balls…

August 6, 2019
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Phillies now have worse odds to make playoffs than Mets

The odds of the Phillies making the playoffs grow smaller every day, and to add insult to injury, the resurgent Mets now have better playoff odds. While the Phillies were plummeting out of first place and into the middle of the division in June, at least fans could say, “It could be worse; we could […] Phillies now have worse odds to make playoffs than Mets – That Balls Outta…

August 5, 2019
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Phillies legend Tony Taylor suffers stroke after Alumni Weekend

It was a scary situation for one of the Phillies all-time greats this weekend. Phillies legend Tony Taylor suffered three mild strokes at his hotel after attending the Phillies Wall of Fame ceremony at Citizens Bank Park Saturday night, according to Matt Breen of the Philadelphia Inquirer. According to Breen’s reporting, Taylor’s wife expects her […] Phillies legend Tony Taylor suffers stroke after Alumni Weekend – That Balls Outta Here…

August 5, 2019
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Phillies option Maikel Franco to Triple-A: How much longer until he’s gone?

The Phillies optioned Maikel Franco to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. How much longer until he’s out of the organization altogether? In a move that was shocking yet also expected, the Phillies optioned third baseman Maikel Franco to Triple-A Sunday. In a corresponding move, Brad Miller was activated from the injured list. Manager Gabe Kapler explained the […] Phillies option Maikel Franco to Triple-A: How much longer until he’s gone? – That…

August 4, 2019
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