Matt Harvey starts for the Mets against Ben Lively and the Phillies to open the final series of the season at Citizens Bank Park on Friday.
If there’s one thing general manager Matt Klentak and the Phillies’ front office appreciate, it’s players that control the strike zone, be it pitchers or hitters. It’s impacted everything from roster construction to Draft tendencies to determining the correct time to call up prospects.
Since just after the All-Star break, the Phillies, who struggled mightily in the first half, have played .500 baseball. Their latest victory was a 7-5 win over the Nationals on Wednesday night at Citizens Bank Park, securing a series victory.
A very literal up-and-down season for Phillies reliever Edubray Ramos is ending on a high note, as apparent as ever in his perfect two-strikeout sixth inning in the Phillies’ 4-1 win over the Nationals on Tuesday.
The Phillies spoiled Bryce Harper’s return from the disabled list, catapulted by a two-run double from Cameron Rupp that led them to a 4-1 victory over the Nationals on Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park.
While Wednesday’s rubber game marks the end of the penultimate series for Philadelphia, the Nationals have much more on their plate with a likely National League Division Series duel with the Cubs looming.
Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said Monday that he has not been told if he will return next season. He hopes to hear soon.
The month-and-a-half wait for Bryce Harper’s return may end Tuesday night in Philadelphia. The Nationals’ slugger has been out of action since suffering a left knee injury Aug. 12.
Aaron Nola on Monday night very quietly finished one of the organization’s best seasons by a starting pitcher since Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt, Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels mowed down the National League six years ago. If everything breaks right, Nola figures to be a piece of the Phillies’ next rotation to go to the […]
The Nationals are gearing up for the postseason, while the Phillies are hoping to carry something positive into the offseason.
Luis Garcia’s spot on the Phillies seemed tenuous in Spring Training, and his role on next year’s team is up in the air, as well.