Phillies drawing mixed response from “Sensitive Bus”

The Phillies pitching staff has a “sensitive bus” going around the clubhouse meant to thicken skin, but the response to the bus has been mixed. Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia published a story Wednesday titled “Phillies pitchers look to stay off the Sensitive Bus.” It explains why the team has a yellow toy school bus […] Phillies drawing mixed response from “Sensitive Bus” – That Balls Outta Here – That…

February 28, 2018
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Crashburn Alley is Looking For New Writers

If you haven’t noticed, there is baseball in the world once again. As the writers here at Crashburn are gearing up for the season, we are looking to add more writers to the site. The goal of Crashburn Alley is not to publish game recaps or regurgitate the news of the day. It was founded on sabermetric principles, but I have a wider view of the game. There will always…

February 28, 2018
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Phillies Notes: Hoskins homers and Herrera sits

February 28, 2018

Rhys Hoskins and Roman Quinn each homered, but the Tigers jumped on Phillies starter Jerad Eickhoff early en route to an 11-6 win Tuesday at Spectrum Field. Eickhoff, making his first Grapefruit League start, struck out three of the first four batters he faced, but also surrendered three runs on three hits over 1 1/3 inning. “It was a challenge but for me, it’s just about getting out there and…

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Bats remain hot as La Salle trounces Maryland Eastern-Shore

February 28, 2018

Brian Dudek and Austin Constantini collected three hits each to pace La Salle to a 12-1 road victory over Maryland Eastern-Shore on Tuesday. Tied 1-1 entering the fifth, the Explorers offense erupted to push home 11 runs over the following four frames. Eight different Explorers collected a hit in the contest, including five with multi-hit performances. Dudeck finished 3-for-4 and was a homer away from hitting for the cycle. Constantini…

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Phillies adding Roy Halladay to Wall of Fame

February 27, 2018

The Phillies will honor the late Roy Halladay with an induction onto their Wall of Fame this summer. The club also announced that Pat Gillick, who constructed the 2008 World Series championship roster, will be the first executive inducted onto the Wall of Fame. Halladay died in November when his plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico. He was 40. “Braden, Ryan and I are so honored to have Roy…

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Phillies inducting Roy Halladay and Pat Gillick to Wall of Fame

The Phillies announced Tuesday they will induct the late Roy Halladay and Pat Gillick to the Wall of Fame this year on August 4. The Phillies will honor the late Roy Halladay and longtime executive Pat Gillick by inducting both of them into the Wall of Fame. The ceremony will take place during Alumni Weekend […] Phillies inducting Roy Halladay and Pat Gillick to Wall of Fame – That Balls…

February 27, 2018
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Aaron Nola to be Phillies' opening day starter

February 26, 2018

IIt was fairly obvious, but manager Gabe Kapler made it official on Sunday. Aaron Nola will be the Phillies Opening Day starter come next month. “Barring anything crazy happening, he’s our guy. He is the man,” Kapler said after Nola pitched two innings in his spring-training debut Sunday, an 8-3 loss to the New York Yankees. Nola surrendered three runs on Sunday over two innings, falling victim to a Maikel…

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Arnold and Holcomb earn Philadelphia Baseball Review weekly honors

February 26, 2018

The Philadelphia Baseball Review released its College Player of the Week awards for the period ending February 25. La Salle senior designated hitter Chase Arnold was named the Philadelphia Baseball Review’s Hitter of the Week, while Penn sophomore right-handed pitcher Mitchell Holcomb was named Philadelphia Baseball Review’s Pitcher of the Week. The Philadelphia Baseball Review names winners each Monday throughout the college season. Arnold hit a pair of home runs,…

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Saint Joseph's fends off late Portland rally to secure first win

February 26, 2018

Following a rough start to the weekend, the Saint Joseph’s offense collected 12 hits on Sunday afternoon en route to a 9-8 win over Portland. The win ensured the Hawks avoided a series sweep. James McConnon had three hits for Saint Joseph’s, while Charlie Concannon and Brendan Hueth added two more and Marc Giacalone scored three runs. “That was a big win for us; I was proud of the way…

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Phillies name Aaron Nola opening day starter

Phillies fans get the young righty starter on opening day Phillies manager Gabe Kapler named 24-year-old right-hander Aaron Nola the club’s opening day starter following an 8-3 shelling by the Yankees in Florida. Nola went two innings in his spring debut allowing three earned runs off four hits while striking out three batters on Sunday. […] Phillies name Aaron Nola opening day starter – That Balls Outta Here – That…

February 25, 2018
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