Prospect Matt Imhof Announces He Lost An Eye In A Training Accident

I’ll make this quick, because really, who cares what a dude like me has to say about something so serious. Phillies RHP prospect and current Clearwater Thresher (A+) Matt Imhof announced on Instagram that he lost his right eye in a training accident, after surgery was unable to save it. As many of you know on Friday June 25th I had an accident. A large price of metal hit me…

June 30, 2016
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Crash Landing: Brundage’s Irresponsible Mishandling of Nick Williams

A year ago, I was a vocal critic of Ryne Sandberg. It wasn’t a role I relished or enjoyed, but it’s one that I couldn’t escape. At the time, the reports from beat writers and the quotes from players painted a picture of clubhouse disarray which was directly attributable to Sandberg’s managerial style and impacted team performance. I typically avoid clubhouse storylines because they are frequently little more than gossipy whispers or fluff,…

June 30, 2016
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Phillies Sweep Snakes Out of the Desert

The Philadelphia Phillies rallied to defeat the host Arizona Diamondbacks to earn a sweep of their series at Chase Field in Phoenix. The Phillies rallied late to take a lead against the host Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field, lost that lead, then scored in extra innings to gain a 9-8 victory and earn a series […] Phillies Sweep Snakes Out of the Desert – That Balls Outta Here – That…

June 29, 2016
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Mark Appel’s Season Is Over

Pitching: It’s not good for you. Mark Appel had surgery today to remove a bone spur from his right elbow. His season is over. Expected to be ready for spring training. — Matt Gelb (@MattGelb) June 29, 2016 With young pitching being such an integral part of the Phillies current rebuild, it was all but inevitable that the injury bug would be a factor this season. The human arm is…

June 29, 2016
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Phillies Rally to Dump Dbacks

The Philadelphia Phillies rallied on Tuesday night for a victory over the host Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field in Phoenix. The Phillies came from behind in the top of the 9th inning against Arizona closer Brad Ziegler, scoring two runs to pull out a 4-3 victory at Chase Field in Phoenix. The Dbacks carried a […] Phillies Rally to Dump Dbacks – That Balls Outta Here – That Balls Outta…

June 29, 2016
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Asche Found His Bat

Back in 2013, Cody Asche made his major league debut for the Phillies following a quick rise through their minor league system. While he wasn’t topping any prospect lists, Asche looked to have a capable bat, and he represented a much needed injection of youth in an otherwise aging roster. But the capable bat didn’t fully translate to the major league level, and Asche spent the next few years posting…

June 29, 2016
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Is 2016 Offense Worst in Phillies History?

In a season once illuminated by a delightful yet fleeting month-and-a-half of overachievement, the Phillies uninspiring offensive attack has once again grabbed the headlines as they enter the meat of their summer schedule. Manager and resident mad scientist Pete Mackanin has done everything in his power to concoct a productive lineup, testing 68 different batting orders through the first 77 games. Who can blame him? The team’s recent streak of hot…

June 28, 2016
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Phillies Rout Dbacks in Series Opener

The Philadelphia Phillies shut out the host Arizona Diamondbacks in the opener of a three game series at Chase Field in Phoenix. Right-hander Vincent Velasquez made his highly anticipated return from the disabled list and looked as if nothing was ever wrong with him. The 24-year old who has become such a key piece to […] Phillies Rout Dbacks in Series Opener – That Balls Outta Here – That Balls…

June 28, 2016
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An Unknown: Adonis Medina

There is a 19 year old slicing through batters like a hot knife in butter in Low-A Williamsport.  Adonis Medina has made 3 starts this season and has surrendered nary a run. 21 innings with a 0.00 ERA and 0.57 WHIP. This success shouldn’t be too shocking though, as he’s been nothing short of brilliant since his minor league career began.  Since 2014, Adonis has amassed 92.2 innings over 24…

June 28, 2016
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Velasquez back to winning form, Greinke tonight

Embed from Getty Images Herrera went 4-5 for the Phils last night in AZ Vincent Velasquez returned to the form that we’ve seen from him since the beginning of the season with a win last night in Arizona. It was the 6th win of the year for Velasquez. Vince returned from a 15-day DL from a biceps issue. He is averaging 10.8 SO per 9 IP on the season. The…

June 28, 2016
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