Philadelphia Phillies News and Rumors

  • Amaro gets one more chance at turnaround

    Amaro gets one more chance at turnaround

    philly.com Updated Sep 29 (yesterday)
    It was a beautiful day for baseball, unless, of course, it was that brand of baseball the Phillies have tortured their fans with the last two seasons. Not even clear skies and comfortable temperatures could erase the stench that has saturated Citizens B…
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  • Bonifacio, Braves Beat Phillies 2-1

    Bonifacio, Braves Beat Phillies 2-1

    nytimes.com Sep 28 (yesterday)
    Emilio Bonifacio led off the game with home run and Freddie Freeman added an RBI single in the first, and the Atlanta Braves finished a disappointing late-season collapse with a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.
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  • Phillies' fans mock Craig Kimbrel's delivery in hilarious scene…

    Phillies' fans mock Craig Kimbrel's delivery in hilarious scene (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com deadspin.com Sep 28 (yesterday)
    Being the fan of a team headed nowhere can be awfully frustrating this time of year. Especially when you look around and see the excitement in places like Kansas City, Pittsburgh and Seattle. Still, there are few better places to go than the ballpark, a…
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  • Inside the Phillies: In the end, age caught up with lineup

    Inside the Phillies: In the end, age caught up with lineup

    philly.com Sep 28 (2 days ago)
    The sort of history these Phillies accomplished fit all of the preseason stereotypes. No team until the 2014 Phillies ever boasted four 34-or-older players with 600 plate appearances. The geriatric jokes dogged them through the spring, and when the seas…
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  • Touch 'Em All: Bobby Abreu retiring at season's end

    Touch 'Em All: Bobby Abreu retiring at season's end

    philly.com Sep 27 (3 days ago)
    Bobby Abreu plans to retire after the season. A reserve outfielder and pinch-hitter with the Mets, the 40-year-old Abreu, who also played for the Phillies from 1998 to 2006, made the announcement Friday at Citi Field before New York's game against Houst…
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  • Papelbon Pitches 9th, Saves Phillies' Win

    Papelbon Pitches 9th, Saves Phillies' Win

    nytimes.com MLB.com Sep 26 (4 days ago)
    Jonathan Papelbon made his first appearance in Philadelphia since he made a lewd gesture as he left the field, closing out the Phillies' 5-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night with a scoreless ninth inning.
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  • After last-place finish, Phils fire assistant GM

    After last-place finish, Phils fire assistant GM

    ESPN.com Sep 26 (4 days ago)
    The Philadelphia Phillies have fired assistant general manager and amateur scouting director Marti Wolever.
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  • Kendrick does it all in final start of year vs. Marlins

    Kendrick does it all in final start of year vs. Marlins

    MLB.com Sep 24 (6 days ago)
    If Kyle Kendrick made the final start of his eight-year Phillies career Wednesday, he made it a memorable one. Kendrick allowed one run in seven innings and went 3-for-3 with one double and one RBI in a 2-1 victory over the Marlins at Marlins Park.
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  • Report: Ex-player/analyst Mitch Williams sues MLB Network, Dead…

    Report: Ex-player/analyst Mitch Williams sues MLB Network, Deadspin

    yahoo.com Sep 24 (6 days ago)
    Mitch Williams' wild-thing act might play next in a courtroom. Williams, the boisterous ex-Philadelphia Phillies closer and MLB Network analyst, is reportedly suing both MLB Network and sports blog Deadspin in the aftermath of a May controversy centered…
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  • Alvarez Outpitches Phillies' Hamels as Marlins Win

    Alvarez Outpitches Phillies' Hamels as Marlins Win

    nytimes.com Sep 23 (7 days ago)
    Henderson Alvarez pitched into the eighth inning to outduel Cole Hamels and the Miami Marlins beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0 Tuesday night.
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  • Plotting Phillies' future

    Plotting Phillies' future

    philly.com Sep 23
    The organization needs a change in vision that goes beyond easy target Ruben Amaro Jr.
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  • Inside the Phillies: Braves jettison GM, but Phillies stay cour…

    Inside the Phillies: Braves jettison GM, but Phillies stay course with Amaro

    philly.com Sep 22
    MIAMI - There will be no "Mission Accomplished" banners hanging from Citizens Bank Park if the Phillies surpass last season's win total with more than two victories in their final six games. Outsiders will see that feat as further proof that a…
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  • Donaldson walk-off preserves A's WC lead

    Donaldson walk-off preserves A's WC lead

    Josh Donaldson hit a towering, two-run, home run into the left field bleachers with one out in the 10th inning to lift the Oakland Athletics to an 8-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.
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  • Jerome Williams beats A's for third time this season with third…

    Jerome Williams beats A's for third time this season with third different team

    Baseball history was made on Saturday afternoon in Oakland. Unfortunately for the A's, they were on the wrong side of it, and on the wrong side of the scoreboard yet again, losing to the Philadelphia Phillies 3-0. and most notably losing to starting pit…
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  • A's can't gain in Wild Card with shutout loss

    A's can't gain in Wild Card with shutout loss

    MLB.com Sep 20
    Desperately needing to carry over every bit of momentum gained Friday by a Jon Lester-fueled win, the A's instead left it to dry in a 3-0 loss to the Phillies at the Coliseum on Saturday afternoon.
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  • Brown day to day with right wrist tenderness

    Brown day to day with right wrist tenderness

    MLB.com Sep 20
    Left fielder Domonic Brown is day to day with right wrist tenderness, Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said after Friday night's 3-1 loss to the A's.
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  • Lester pushes A's back on top of Wild Card standings

    Lester pushes A's back on top of Wild Card standings

    MLB.com Sep 20
    The A's are back on top again, at least in the American League Wild Card standings, and they have Jon Lester to thank. The lefty twirled seven innings of one-run ball, lifting the A's out of the loss column with a 3-1 series-opening victory over the Phi…
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  • Lester, A's stifle Phils to regain top WC spot

    Lester, A's stifle Phils to regain top WC spot

    Coco Crisp had two hits and drove in a run, supporting another strong outing from Jon Lester, and the Oakland Athletics defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 3-1 on Friday night to regain the top spot in the chase for AL wild cards.
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  • Vogt back to spark A's lineup

    Vogt back to spark A's lineup

    MLB.com Sep 19
    A lackluster A's lineup, in need of a spark to combat this woeful stretch, could perhaps get just that from Stephen Vogt, who made his return to the field Friday for the opener of a three-game set with the visiting Phillies.
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  • Domonic Brown's painful-looking catch robs Jedd Gyorko

    Domonic Brown's painful-looking catch robs Jedd Gyorko

    yahoo.com Sep 19
    Your browser does not support iframes. There are two things hard to fathom about Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown's mesmerizing third-inning catch on Thursday night. That he caught the ball, and that he did not break his wrist or dislocate his shoulder…
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  • Erlin, Padres Bullpen Stifle Phillies 7-3

    Erlin, Padres Bullpen Stifle Phillies 7-3

    Robbie Erlin pitched six strong innings, Alexi Amarista and Will Venable homered and the San Diego defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 7-3 on Thursday night.
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  • Video - Shirt Grab Gets Ump Joe West One-Game Ban 02:27

    Shirt Grab Gets Ump Joe West One-Game Ban

    Sep 17
    Jerry Crasnick discusses umpire Joe West's one-game suspension without pay for grabbing Jonathan Papelbon's jersey.
  • Video - Padres Hold Off Phillies 00:20

    Padres Hold Off Phillies

    Sep 16
    The Padres picked up their 70th win of the season in a 5-4 win over the Phillies.
  • Video - Cashner, Padres Shut Down Phillies 01:01

    Cashner, Padres Shut Down Phillies

    Sep 15
    Andrew Cashner tossed a two-hit shutout to lead the Padres past the Phillies 1-0.
  • Video - Liriano Pitches Pirates Past Phillies 00:51

    Liriano Pitches Pirates Past Phillies

    Sep 11
    Francisco Liriano struck out 12 in the Pirates' 4-1 win over the Phillies.

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    Sep 30
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