Phillies welcome NL leading Cubs to Citizens Bank Park

The Phillies are in the midst of a tailspin that has the potential to thwart any hope of postseason baseball making a comeback in Philadelphia. Things don’t get easier this weekend as the club hosts the Cubs at Citizens Bank Park for a three-game set. The Cubs come to Philly with the best record in the National League, led by MVP candidate Javy Baez who is hitting .294 with 28…

August 31, 2018
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Bautista single lifts Phillies past Nationals in series finale

The Phillies traded for Jose Bautista earlier this week to have his veteran bat act as a late-inning threat off the bench. The deal paid off on Wednesday night as Bautista lashed a go-ahead RBI single in the seventh inning to lead the Phillies to an 8-6 victory over the Nationals. It was a must-win for the Phillies. The victory, coupled with a Braves loss, trimmed the deficit in the…

August 30, 2018
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Phillies prospect Sixto Sanchez, 7 others headed to Arizona Fall League

Phillies top prospect Sixto Sanchez headlines a group of eight prospects that will play in the Arizona Fall League this year. The Phillies and every other team in MLB announced which prospects will head to the Arizona Fall League this year Wednesday afternoon. Their top prospect, Sixto Sanchez headlines a group of eight prospects who […] Phillies prospect Sixto Sanchez, 7 others headed to Arizona Fall League – That Balls…

August 30, 2018
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Expectations for Phillies dropping quickly as skid continues

When this month began, the Phillies were cruising on their way to the division crown. Now we are just hoping that they remain relevant in the playoff race. The date was August 8. The Phillies just pulled off a solid win over the Diamondbacks, riding six shutout innings from Nick Pivetta and a four-run eighth […] Expectations for Phillies dropping quickly as skid continues – That Balls Outta Here –…

August 29, 2018
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Phillies acquire Bautista from Mets; designate Leiter Jr. for assignment

Jose Bautista is touring the NL East, or so it seems, with his next stop being Philadelphia. The Phillies acquired the 37-year-old veteran via a trade with the New York Mets on Tuesday afternoon. In exchange, the Phillies will send either cash or a player to be named later to the Mets. The Phillies had claimed Bautista on revocable trade waivers on Monday, meaning the club earned the right to…

August 28, 2018
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Nola tosses a gem, Herrera two-run shot lifts Phillies past Nats

Aaron Nola walked off the mound at Nationals Park in the eighth inning on Thursday afternoon with his head held high. He hurled eight masterful innings against the Nats, matching fellow Cy Young award contender Max Scherzer pitch-for-pitch. Odubel Herrera delivered the lone offensive highlight of the afternoon, a two-run homer off Scherzer in the seventh to deliver the Phillies a much needed 2-0 victory. The story, however, was Nola…

August 24, 2018
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Aaron Nola dominates in Phillies 2-0 win over Washington

A much-needed win for the Phillies was pulled off after a dominant performance from Aaron Nola. Aaron Nola pulled out another Cy Young-quality performance Thursday afternoon in a 2-0 win in Washington for the Phillies. The 25-year-old earned his 15th win of the season after pitching eight shutout innings, allowing only five hits and one […] Aaron Nola dominates in Phillies 2-0 win over Washington – That Balls Outta Here…

August 23, 2018
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Phillies fall in walk-off fashion; aim to salvage finale against Nationals

Resiliency has been a hallmark of this Phillies club all season, and with last night’s devastating 8-7 loss to the Nationals, they’ll have to once again rely on that ever important trait. Juan Soto lashed a double in the ninth, and Ryan Zimmerman delivered the knockout punch with a walk-off two-run homer off Seranthony Dominguez to give the Nats the win. The loss, coupled with a Braves win, drops the…

August 23, 2018
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Phillies lose Justin Bour, Edubray Ramos to injury

A major piece of the Phillies offense is down for a while Recently acquired first baseman Justin Bour and reliever Edubray Ramos have been placed on the 10-day disabled list by the Phillies Tuesday morning. Bour was diagnosed with a left oblique strain, and Ramos is dealing with a blister. Recently-acquired reliever Luis Avilan and […] Phillies lose Justin Bour, Edubray Ramos to injury – That Balls Outta Here –…

August 23, 2018
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Luis Avilan the final piece to the Phillies playoff puzzle

Another piece has been added to the Phillies, and it could be the final one for this season Last week I looked at whether the Phillies had made their final deal of the summer after picking up Justin Bour. Despite adding Bour, Wilson Ramos, Aaron Loup, and Asdrubal Cabrera it still felt like there was […] Luis Avilan the final piece to the Phillies playoff puzzle – That Balls Outta…

August 22, 2018
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