September Call-Up Preview

Tomorrow is the first day of the utter madness that is September baseball. For better or worse, in-game strategy is thrown on its head for the final month of the regular season due to active rosters expanding from 25 roster spots to 40. For a rebuilding team like the Phillies, this can be an exciting time as it often means prospects will be called up for their first taste of the…

August 31, 2015
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The Tediously Boring Closer

Occasionally on baseball blogs with an analytical slant, it’s necessary to dive into the mundane and boring and, as luck would have it, the Phillies employ one of the most boring players in the sport. I’ll try to make this as quick and painless as possible, but it’s time to acknowledge the tediously dull performance of the Phillies freshly anointed closer, Ken Giles. Over the weekend, Giles pitched yet another scoreless innings to bring…

August 31, 2015
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Phillies fans continue to make the best plays on foul balls

A Philadelphia Phillies fan makes a nice barehanded snag on a foul ball at Citizens Bank Park.Bam.Please follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Like us on Facebook, Or return home for award winning writing. Phillies fans continue to make the best plays on foul balls Author: From Feed: http://www.yardbarker.com/rss/team/21 Powered by WPeMatico

August 31, 2015
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Series Preview: Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets – Amazin' Avenue

Series Preview: Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York MetsAmazin’ AvenueAfter three tough games against Boston, the Mets will stay home this week and play three more against the Phillies. Just like we said last week, Philadelphia has been a decent team since the All-Star break, but that didn’t stop the blue and orange … Series Preview: Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets – Amazin' Avenue Author: From Feed: https://news.google.com/news/feeds?pz=1&cf=all&ned=us&hl=en&q=Philadelphia+Phillies&output=rss Powered by…

August 31, 2015
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Phillies have score to settle with Mets starting tonight

View image | gettyimages.com Eickhoff will start off this series with the Phillies against the Mets The Phillies travel to NY for a three game series against the Mets and just last week, the Mets swept the Phils in 4 games in front of the hometown crowd. It was the first time since 2002, that the Phillies were swept by the Mets in a 4-game series at home. Do you…

August 31, 2015
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Asher is 5th pitcher to make MLB debut, a Phillies record

View image | gettyimages.com The 2015 Phillies have made history on many fronts, but the other night when Alec Asher took the mound to start off a game for the Phillies, that broke a record of having the 5th debut of a Major League starter lead off the game on the mound for the Phillies. Asher, who had Tommy John surgery at the age of 14, arrived to the Phillies…

August 31, 2015
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Changing face of the Phillies with September call-ups

View image | gettyimages.com Alright the Phillies rebuild is in full swing, a few of the old guard Phillies have gone and are playing with new teams, and the Phils have ended up with some prospects and some of them have made their way on to the Phillies team this year. September 1st is around the corner, wait, it’s tomorrow! That can only mean that we’ll see more new players…

August 31, 2015
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Cameron Rupp makes history at plate, then gets lesson that Phillies never were … – NJ.com

NJ.com Cameron Rupp makes history at plate, then gets lesson that Phillies never were …NJ.comPHILADELPHIA — Phillies catcher Cameron Rupp made some history Sunday by hitting another home run, and it was a 401-foot, second-inning, opposite-field bomb to right-center off San Diego Padres ace James Shields. Afterward, the receiver received a …Sweeney makes case for more playing time in Phillies win over PadresPhilly.comShields leads Padres past Phillies 9-4CBSSports.comInstant Replay: Phillies 4,…

August 30, 2015
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Asher's debut spoiled by Padres

View image | gettyimages.com For the eighth time this season, and fifth for a starting pitcher, a new member of the Phillies took the field for his major-league debut. This was Alec Asher, joining three other rookies in the Phillies rotation, as a first-time starter in the majors. It wasn’t… Asher's debut spoiled by Padres Author: From Feed: http://www.yardbarker.com/rss/team/21 Powered by WPeMatico

August 30, 2015
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Howard + Ruf = Good First Baseman

Ryan Howard vs. RHP 2015: .273/.839, 111 G, 41 R, 25 DBL, 18 HR, 62 RBIRyan Howard vs. RHP Career: .285./.944, 1320 G, 202 DBL, 14 TRPL, 265 HR, 813 RBI Darin Ruf vs. LHP 2015: .365/1.011, 36 G, 11 R, 4 DBL, 4 HR, 12 RBIDarin Ruf vs. LHP Career: .291/.897, 112 G, 32 R, 12 DBL, 12 HR, 32 RBI Ruf’s OPS against LHP is .222 better than…

August 30, 2015
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