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The Smarty Jones

And Sometimes the Ace Beats You: Mets 3, Phillies 1

A day after Aaron Nola’s gem, Jacob deGrom got some payback for the Mets

On Friday night, Aaron Nola showed why he is on the short list of candidates for the Cy Young Award. On Saturday, one of his main rivals for that honor was even better. Jacob deGrom pitched a complete game, endured through a rain delay, and the only run he allowed was unearned.

Despite his dominance this season, deGrom entered the game with a middling 7-7 record. This showed that even the best pitchers can’t do it...

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Arrieta sharp, but Phils stymied by deGrom

The Phillies got a fine performance out of Jake Arrieta on Saturday at Citizens Bank Park. The Mets got a better one out of Jacob deGrom, who spaced seven hits over a complete game in a 3-1 Phillies loss.

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Special day awaits Mets, Phils in Williamsport

The Phillies and Mets will close out their five-game series on Sunday in Williamsport to partake in the second annual MLB Little League Classic (7:10 p.m. ET on ESPN) at BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field, but not before stopping to watch and interact with the stars of the 2018 Little League World Series.

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Justin Klugh

Who was the best or worst coach of your Little League career?

Step in the box and let us know!

With the Little League World Series in full swing and the Phillies about to play in the second annual Little League Classic on Sunday, we at The Good Phight decided to reminisce about one of the most memorable aspects of playing ball as a kid: the coaches.

Join us, why don’t you, as we re-live adolescent summer glory and the grown adults who consoled, comforted, congratulated, ignored, or screamed at us along the way. Then let us know your own experience...

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The Smarty Jones

Game Thread 8/18: Mets at Phillies

DeGrom! Arrieta! It’s the ultimate Jake off!

The Phillies and Mets will square off once again on Saturday afternoon. It features a starting pitching matchup of Jakes as the Phillies’ Jake Arrieta will be opposed to the Mets’ Jacob DeGrom.

Aaron Nola bolstered his chances at a Cy Young Award with his masterful performance on Friday night. His teammates could help his case even further today by scoring some runs against DeGrom who is one of Nola’s chief competitors for the award.


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How far have the Phillies come? Ask pair who started at the bottom

After arriving in Philadelphia at the low point of a rebuild, Cesar Hernandez and Maikel Franco are making the most of Philly's rise back to the top.

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Phillies Tab Arrieta Opposite Cy Young Award Candidate deGrom, Mets

By Matt Rappa, Sports Talk Philly editor Behind RHP Jake Arrieta, the Philadelphia Phillies (68-54) will take on National League Cy Young Award candidate RHP Jacob deGrom and the New York Mets (52-69) in the fourth of a five-game series Saturday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park. Phillies ace and another Cy Young Award RHP Aaron Nola struck out 11 batters over seven, one-run-allowed frames en route to a 4-2 win over the Mets on Friday, his National League second-best 14th of the season. The...

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Artists Only: Phillies 4, Mets 2

Aaron Nola? He’s good.

Watching the second game of Thursday’s doubleheader on SNY, a stomach-turning graphic came onscreen: since 2012, the Mets had gone 42-18 at Citizens Bank Park. Even considering how bad the Phils have been over most of that period, and that the Mets had a pennant winner and another playoff team in there, that’s one ugly number—the long-term analogue to the grotesquerie of that 24-4 throttling in the first game.

Then again, the Phillies didn’t have an ace for...

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Dominant Nola fans 11, bats get to Thor in win

Behind seven dominant innings from Aaron Nola, the Phillies won consecutive games for the first time in nearly two weeks with a 4-2 victory over the Mets on Friday night at Citizens Bank Park.

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Ramos a welcome addition to Phillies' bullpen

While Gabe Kapler raved about his confidence in the latest addition to his seemingly always-changing bullpen, the new arrival himself strolled by the Phillies' dugout. Edubray Ramos, recalled Friday from a two-week stint in Triple-A after returning from the disabled list with a strained left patella tendon, had a fresh, bright blond haircut atop his head. Kapler stopped himself mid-sentence.

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Liz Roscher

Game Thread 8/17: Mets at Phillies

At least there’s just one game today.

Yesterday was a test in extremes. Lose by 20 in the first game, then win by three in the second game. At least the Phillies ended the day with a win, but woof. That’s some serious whiplash.

But let’s forget about yesterday. Today is here, and today is Aaron Nola Day!

In case you didn't know... pic.twitter.com/AiKROTpUSy

— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) August 17, 2018

::angels singing::

::crowd cheering::

Wait, what is that I hear from the...

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John Stolnis

Rival GM predicts Bryce Harper will sign with the Phillies next year

We’re going to get a lot of these rumors over the next few months, aren’t we?

There’s little doubt the Phillies’ top free agent target this off-season will be shortstop Manny Machado. The team reportedly made an aggressive offer at the trade deadline to acquire Machado, only to see the Los Angeles Dodgers swoop in and land the superstar.

Machado fits the Phillies’ needs perfectly, but a new report by Fancred’s Jon Heyman indicates Machado’s preference is to play for the New...

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MLB GM Predicts Bryce Harper Will Leave Nationals, Sign with Phillies

At least one MLB general manager believes Washington Nationals superstar outfielder Bryce Harper will leave the organization as a free agent this offseason to sign with the NL East rival Philadelphia Phillies ...

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Justin Klugh

‘It all begins in Billtown’

From Phillies prospects to little leaguers, Williamsport is a place where an endless catalog of baseball stories have begun.

One of the many topographical sightings of a New Zealand Antarctic expedition in the sixties was the Millen Range of Antarctica’s Victory Mountains. As they cataloged peak after peak, one precipice with a set of teeth snarling upward from the glacial wilderness stood out to them. ‘Crosscut Peak,’ they called it, for its serrated northern ridges that tore into the...

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Philadelphia Phillies somehow lose by 20, win by three in same day

Thursday was quite the interesting day for the Philadelphia Phillies during a doubleheader against the New York Mets when looking at the results from both games. After finishing their series against the Boston Red Sox on a high note Wednesday by holding on for the 7-4 win, the Philadelphia Phillies were hoping to carry that […] Philadelphia Phillies somehow lose by 20, win by three in same day - Section 215 - Section 215 - A Philadelphia City Sports blog

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Hoskins' 3-run homer leads Phils to split of DH

A mere four pitches into Game 2 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Mets, New York had tagged Zach Eflin for three doubles and two runs. The Phillies, at that point, barely had a chance to digest the 24-4 loss they had endured earlier in the day. But with one swing, Rhys Hoskins blanketed that fresh memory with something a little sweeter for the 33,049 fans at Citizens Bank Park. He mashed a 2-2 changeup from Mets starter Steven Matz and watched from the batter's box as it it clinked off...

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Ethan Witte

Thank you, Zach: Phillies 9, Mets 6

Returning from exile, the starter gave his team 6+ innings of good pitching. They needed it.

With the stench still fresh from game one, the Phillies took the field hoping to salvage a game from the doubleheader. Having the newly recalled Zach Eflin on the mound instead of a starry eyed rookie meant they stood a much better chance in this game. However, Eflin didn’t start out too well.

In the top of the first, Eflin gave up three straight doubles to start the game and before fans who had...

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Twitter reacts to lowly Mets drubbing the Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies are hosting the New York Mets for a double-header on Thursday. It’s safe to say that Game 1 did not go well for the home team.The Mets, too often on the wrong side of the joke, came alive to beat the tar out of the Phillies. Even Philadelphia’s Twitter feed couldn’t help but have some fun at the absurdity of it all. Plenty of other people joined in on the fun, both during and after the game. Super Bowl Champs (@realSteveRodier) August 16, 2018...

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Phillies unravel in 10-run 5th, fall in Game 1

Not even four home runs from the Phillies' lineup could cover up the mistakes their defense made in a 24-4 loss to the Mets in the first game of Thursday's doubleheader at Citizens Bank Park.

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Liz Roscher

There is no such thing as an unearned run: Mets 24, Phillies 4

The Phillies earned every run the Mets scored in this truly embarrassing game.

I don’t want to talk about this game.

I really don’t.

And let’s be honest, do you want to talk about this game? Like, really?

I’ll keep it short. The defense completely and thoroughly failed. It was gross, it was messy, and it all could have been avoided if the Phillies were able to play even passable defense. But they couldn’t, and that’s what started them down the road to a 24-4 loss.


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