Phillies Minor League Playoffs

Grenny Cumana (Threshers.com) Cumana shines in Threshers 1-run win Florida State League CLEARWATER — Leftfielder Grenny Cumana may be the shortest player in the Phillies minor league system at 5-feet, 5-inches but he came up big as Clearwater edged Daytona, 7–6, on Tuesday night at Spectrum Field. With the win, the Threshers take a 1–0 lead in the North Division Series best-of-3. The series resumes tonight in Daytona. It was Clearwater’s first playoff win since…

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Arrieta on the mound as the Phillies look to even series with Marlins

Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said on Sunday that he’s not yet in panic mode, but even he can’t downplay the importance of a victory on Tuesday night. The last place Marlins defeated the Phillies 3-1 on Monday, nullifying him and his club a chance to gain a game on the Braves in the chase for the NL East pennant. Tonight, the Phillies turn to Jake Arrieta in the hopes to…

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Former All-Star Ryan Howard officially announces his retirement

Ryan Howard officially announced his retirement from baseball on Tuesday, making the announcement on the Player’s Tribune, in a letter titled “Thank you, Philly.” “I’m officially announcing my retirement from the game of baseball. It’s almost like I blinked, you know? It’s almost like I blinked — and suddenly, September 2004 … it became September 2018,” Howard said. Howard played all 1,572 games of his major league career with the…

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3 Phillies Teams in Playoffs

Clearwater’s Spectrum Field (Threshers.com) Threshers open playoffs at home tonight Clearwater, Florida State League North Division **Threshers finished fourth in the first half (32–36) and won the second half (45–24). 77–60 overall record is best in the league. North Division Series (best-of-3) In a rematch of the 2015 FSL North Division Series, the Threshers meet the Daytona Tortugas (first-half champs, 69–66 overall). **Tonight in Clearwater, 7 p.m. (Adonis Medina) **Wednesday, September 5,…

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Phillies Rhys Hoskins nominated for Roberto Clemente award

The face of the Phillies receives another great honor this season Phillies left fielder Rhys Hoskins has been named the team’s nominee for the 2018 Roberto Clemente award. “The Roberto Clemente Award is presented each year to the player who best represents the game of Baseball through sportsmanship, community involvement and positive contributions, both on […] Phillies Rhys Hoskins nominated for Roberto Clemente award – That Balls Outta Here –…

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Phillies legend Ryan Howard announces retirement from baseball

After spending 13 years in the major leagues, longtime Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard announced his retirement from baseball Tuesday morning. Phillies fans woke up Tuesday to surprising yet expected news: Ryan Howard is retiring from baseball. He announced it in a Player’s Tribune article detailing the highlights of his career, from his major-league debut to a […] Phillies legend Ryan Howard announces retirement from baseball – That Balls Outta Here –…

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Final Minor League Report

Joey Meneses (Cheryl Pursell photo) Final 4 games are nail-biters Transactions Lehigh Valley: RHP Ranfi Casimiro, assigned from Reading; RHP Ben Lively, designated for assignment. Lakewood: LHR Keylan Killgore, assigned from Williamsport. Lehigh Valley, International League North Division Champions . . . Playoffs begin Wednesday **IronPigs ended the season with a 4–2 win in Rochester in 10 innings. Tied at 1–1 after 9, RBI hits by 1B Zach Green, C Nick Rickles and SS…

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Phillies activate Jerad Eickhoff from disabled list, expand roster to 33

The Phillies major-league roster grew to 33 Monday as the team activated Jerad Eickhoff from the disabled list. He has not pitched at all this season. The Phillies are going all-out with roster expansion this September with the hope of reaching the playoffs for the first time in seven years. They added another player to […] Phillies activate Jerad Eickhoff from disabled list, expand roster to 33 – That Balls…

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Phillies offense goes silent again as Cubs take finale

Though still young, Aaron Nola has proven he can go up against some of baseball’s best and do more than simply compete. Even the best, however, need help at times but Nola didn’t get that on Sunday. The Phillies offense left seven runners on base and failed to capitalize on eight hits against Cubs starter Jon Lester en route to a 8-1 defeat at Citizens Bank Park. The outing marked…

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Nola and Phillies look to take series with Cubs

Aaron Nola will be on the mound Sunday as the Phillies and Cubs close out their three-game set at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies lost Saturday’s contest, 7-1, as Zech Eflin failed to get out of the sixth after surrendering four runs on seven hits. Nick Williams picked up the Phillies lone RBI. The loss, coupled with a Braves 5-1 victory over the Pirates, dropped the Phillies to three games…

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