On paper it was just an inning-ending double play, but Aaron Altherr’s howitzer throw home after hauling in a would-be sacrifice fly is yet another sign that the young outfielder, and his uniquely well-rounded game, could be a staple in Philadelphia’s outfield for years to come.
It’s just a mistake here and there standing in the way of Aaron Nola taking the next step. In Friday’s 5-4 loss to the D-backs, the Phillies right-hander turned in a solid first six innings, allowing two runs on six hits before returning for the seventh.
Sixty-five games into the season, the Phillies have shuffled through eight starting pitchers who combined to post the third-highest ERA of any rotation in baseball.
It was the quantity, not quality, of hits in the D-backs’ series-opening 5-4 win that pushed them past the Phillies in a back-and-forth contest on Friday night at Citizens Bank Park.
Patrick Corbin gets the call Friday looking to take another step in the right direction as the Arizona Diamondbacks open a three-game series against Aaron Nola and the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The game will be broadcast live on the official MLB Facebook page (www.facebook.com/mlb), and include an exclusive MLB.com pregame show.
The evasive spark the Phillies have been in search of may have come from the unlikeliest of places in Thursday night’s emotional 1-0 win against one of the baseball’s most ascendant pitchers.
For seven shutout innings, Nick Pivetta logged the best outing for a Phillies starter all season and held his own against one of the game’s best pitchers in Red Sox ace Chris Sale.
Although two former everyday position players have lost out on playing time, Phillies fans clamoring for prospects to be shuttled to the big leagues won’t get their wish.
The Phillies found a couple players with local connections in the 2017 MLB Draft. They selected University of Tennessee left-hander Zach Warren in the 14th round and St. Mark’s High School (Del.) right-hander Bill Sullivan in the 28th round. Warren hails from Vineland, N.J.
The Phillies completed the 2017 Draft on Wednesday. They selected 29 college players, 10 high school players and one player not affiliated with a school (eighth-round left-hander Jhordany Mezquita). They selected 27 college players in the first 32 rounds.
Chris Sale, the Major League leader in strikeouts, will take the mound Thursday at Citizens Bank Park as the Red Sox attempt to sweep the four-game home-and-home series from the Phillies.
Less than four innings into Wednesday night’s 7-3 Red Sox win over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park, Mookie Betts, rounding the bases after a solo home run that put Boston up by three, found himself a triple shy of his first cycle. Instead of completing the cycle, Betts launched another homer, his 11th, for […]