Phillies to honor Jim Thome before series finale with Rockies

The Phillies will honor Jim Thome and celebrate his enshrinement in Cooperstown prior to today’s series finale with the Rockies at Citizens Bank Park. Today marks the 14th anniversary of Thome’s 400th career homer, which came at Citizens Bank Park against the Cincinnati Reds’ starter Jose Acevedo. Thome’s daughter, Lila, will perform the National Anthem before today’s contest. Thome spent 22 seasons in the majors, finishing with a career batting…

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Offense stays silent and Pivetta struggles as Phillies fall to Rockies

It’s starting to become a rerun of your least favorite show, yet you have no choice to watch and hope the outcome magically turns differently. That’s what it’s like watching Philadelphia’s offense right now. It’s a tired act that seemingly never ends. The bats were silent again on Wednesday in a 7-2 loss to the Rockies at Citizens Bank Park. Two solo home runs, one from Jorge Alfaro and another…

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Phillies: Odubel Herrera flailing since on-base streak ended

Odubel Herrera started off the year as a borderline MVP candidate. Now, the Phillies center fielder is struggling at the plate. For the first nearly two months of this season, Odubel Herrera was among not only the best center fielders in the league but the best hitters overall. Through May 19, he had a .353/.420/.558 […] Phillies: Odubel Herrera flailing since on-base streak ended – That Balls Outta Here –…

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Kingery drives in four and Nola impresses again as Phillies beat Rockies

It wasn’t as easy as it should have been, but the Phillies were able to fend off a final inning threat by the Rockies en route to a 5-4 win Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park. Ahead 5-1 to open the ninth, Luis Garcia surrendered four consecutive singles to begin the frame before manager Gabe Kapler turned to Seranthony Dominguez to suppress the threat. Three runs scored in the inning,…

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Phillies sign first-round pick Alec Bohm, 19 others; Two won’t sign

The Phillies announced the signing of first-round pick Alec Bohm. Many other draft picks have also signed, while two others will stay in school. The 2018 MLB draft was a week ago, and the Phillies have wasted no time signing their draft picks to contracts. The team announced the signing of first-round pick Alec Bohm […] Phillies sign first-round pick Alec Bohm, 19 others; Two won’t sign – That Balls…

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Philadelphia Phillies vs Colorado Rockies: How to watch series opener

After a few rough series, the Phillies hope to find some success against the Colorado Rockies. Here is how you can watch the series opener. The Phillies have been struggling in recent weeks. Since holding first place on May 26, they have lost 10 of their last 14 games. They have just two wins in […] Philadelphia Phillies vs Colorado Rockies: How to watch series opener – That Balls Outta…

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Phillies Sign Alec Bohm and Many Others

With the current era of draft slots, the odds of a team taking a player in the top 10 rounds of the draft without signing them is extremely low. So it is not surprising that at just about a week after the draft the Phillies were able to lock up #3 overall pick Alec BohmContinue reading… Phillies Sign Alec Bohm and Many Others Author: Matt Winkelman From Feed: http://crashburnalley.com/feed/ Powered…

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Phillies welcome skidding Rockies to CBP for three-game set

With an off day on Monday, the Phillies are back in action tonight with the Rockies in town for a three-game set. The Rockies (32-33) enter the series on a four-game losing streak and are below .500 for the first time since they were 6-7 on April 11. The team is 2-8 in its last 10 games and has allowed 8.5 runs per game during that stretch. As for the…

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The Kingery Shortstop Dilemma

Last week Matt Gelb wrote about the difficulty the Phillies are facing with trying to compete and trying to develop their young players. There is no player at the center of this more than Scott Kingery. Coming into the year, Kingery didn’t look entirely major league ready. He was coming off a strong spring, butContinue reading… The Kingery Shortstop Dilemma Author: Matt Winkelman From Feed: http://crashburnalley.com/feed/ Powered by WPeMatico

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Phillies piece together a winning effort, avoid sweep by Brewers

It’s rare to look at a scoreboard following a baseball game and see the same number in a team’s runs and hits columns. It’s even rarer for that team to win the contest, but that’s what happened Sunday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park. Behind only four hits, the Phillies took advantage of four walks and played small-ball when necessary to beat the Brewers, 4-3, to snap a four-game skid. “You…

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