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The Dark Horse NL MVP Candidate

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

J.T. Realmuto is the certified Best Catcher in Baseball. He’s also the Good Phil of the Week.

In one of our biggest celebrations of the Philadelphia Phillies, every week the members of The Good Phight will be issuing one of baseball’s greatest achievements to date: The Good Phil of the Week Award. One MLB player and one MiLB player will receive the award each week and will be able to boast to their teammates that they are, in fact, a Good Phil.

Major...

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John Stolnis

Zach Eflin and Nick Pivetta’s struggles put the Phillies in a tough spot

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

When Saturday night’s game between the Phillies and Padres began, the team was riding higher than it had in what felt like months.

They had just hired Charlie Manuel to take over as hitting coach, and everyone seemed energized. Bryce Harper’s walk-off grand slam became the signature moment of the 2019 season thus far, the Phils’ offense had awoken and the team was riding a four-game winning streak.

For a little while on Saturday night, it seemed like...

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Jay Polinsky

Phillies MLR: Kendall Simmons and Austin Listi put on a power display

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Phillies Minor League Roundup for 8/16 - 8/18/19

Lehigh Valley 8, Indianapolis 4 (August 16, GM1 of DH, 7 innings)
Lehigh Valley 7, Indianapolis 2 (August 16, GM2 of DH, 7 innings, make up of 5/12 ppd)
Lehigh Valley 3, Indianapolis 2 (August 17)
Indianapolis 8, Lehigh Valley 7 (August 18, 10 innings)

JoJo Romero - 4 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, K, 7 GB, 4 FB
Jose Tavares - 4.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 7 GB, 4 FB
Ramon Rosso - 6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 8 K, 2 HBP,...

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Photo Gallery: Phillies vs. Padres

The Phillies dropped a series, but we’ve got a few shots of them looking good.

The Philadelphia Phillies finished their home stand on Sunday afternoon, looking to take the final game of a three-game set against the Padres. The hometown team got off to the start they wanted, with a RBI double from Jean Segura, who would later double to knot the score at two in the 6th inning.

Jason Vargas threw well, but was lifted in the 6th in favor of a right-on-right matchup. Recently-acquired Jared...

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The Smarty Jones

Desiccation: Padres 3, Phillies 2

The Phillies didn’t do much against Joey Lucchesi on Sunday | Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Dehydrated and defeated

After Friday night’s game, people were feeling enthused about the state of the Phillies. After being disappointingly inconsistent for much of the season, the offense was clicking again. They had won four in a row, and with two games remaining against the Padres, they had a great opportunity to put together a lengthy winning streak.

Two games later, it seems that the...

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Phillies' Bryce Harper exits game against Padres with dehydration

Philadelphia Phillies fans were a bit concerned when star outfielder Bryce Harper exited about midway through Sunday’s game against the San Diego Padres. The concern was that Harper suffered an injury of some sorts. Instead, Philadelphia notes that Harper exited the game with dehydration. Take it from someone who has been to that part of the country a lot. Philadelphia is almost unbearable during the latter stages of the summer. It was 90 degrees with 52 percent humidity at first pitch...

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Bryce Harper leaves Sunday’s game with dehydration

Philadelphia Phillies fans panicked a bit when outfielder Bryce Harper was removed from Sunday’s game after the fifth inning without explanation, but the ailment is minor. Harper was removed from the game with dehydration, according to the team, which signifies no real concern. Sunday’s temperature hovered around 90 degrees in Philadelphia, which was probably a factor in what happened. The Phillies don’t play again until Tuesday, so there’s no reason to believe he’ll miss any...

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The Smarty Jones

Game thread 8/18: Padres at Phillies

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The win streak is over, but a series win is still in play

The Phillies’ four-game win streak came to an end on Saturday night, but they’ll try to start another one - as well as win the series - on Sunday as they take on the Padres in the finale of their three-game series.

Jason Vargas gets the ball for the Phillies and will be opposed by Joey Lucchesi of the Padres.

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The Smarty Jones

Ef minus: Padres 5, Phillies 3

Zach Eflin couldn’t make it through four innings | Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Zach Eflin’s return to the starting rotation resulted in the end of the Phillies’ win streak

Earl Weaver once said “Momentum is the next day’s starting pitcher.” Zach Eflin showed just how true that is on Saturday night. Coming after a stint in the bullpen, his poor start - combined with an equally bad relief appearance by Nick Pivetta - resulted in the end to the Phillies’ four-game winning...

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Phillies place Roman Quinn on injured list again

The Phillies placed outfielder Roman Quinn on the 10-day injured list today, following his removal from Friday’s game with the Padres. It’s a right groin muscle strain for the 26-year-old Philadelphia product, as detailed by a report from Scott Lauber of the Philadelphia Enquirer (link). After managing a 97 wRC+ in 50 games in his rookie 2018 season, 2019 has been nothing short of a struggle for the center fielder from Florida. Quinn already missed a month this season due to a similar...

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The Smarty Jones

Game Thread 8/17: Padres at Phillies

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Game two against the Padres

The Padres and Phillies will play the second game of a three game series at Citizens Bank Park. Dinelson Lamet gets the start for the Padres, while Zach Eflin will apparently make a return from the bullpen to go for the Phillies.

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John Stolnis

Phillies injury update: Robertson, Arrieta & Quinn

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Phillies made a series of announcements on the injury front prior to Saturday’s game against the San Diego Padres.

None of them were good.

First, outfielder Roman Quinn is heading to the IL once again, the third time this season. This time, it’s a slight groin strain suffered in the 9th inning of Friday’s 8-4 win, and it comes at an unfortunate time.

In 13 games this month, the switch hitting center fielder had a 1.139 OPS and he hit a mammoth...

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Jake Arrieta to undergo season-ending elbow surgery

Phillies righty Jake Arrieta will undergo season-ending surgery later this month to remove a bone spur in his right elbow, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports. Arrieta, 33, had been pitching through the injury since early in the summer, to less than stellar results. The 2019 season was the hurler’s worst since his days in Baltimore: Though the righty somehow maintained a fastball velocity in the 92-93 mph range despite the injury, he again struggled to miss bats, command the baseball and keep...

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Phillies reliever David Robertson has Tommy John surgery, will miss entire 2020 season

Phillies reliever David Robertson, who negotiated a two-year, $23M deal prior to the season on his own behalf, has undergone Tommy John surgery and will miss the rest of this season and all of 2020, Scott Lauber of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Robertson, 34, has been one of baseball’s premier relievers for the past nine seasons, posting 12.8 fWAR since his breakout 2011 season, fourth- highest among all MLB relievers over that span. He has also been among the most heavily used,...

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Phillies right-hander Jake Arrieta to have season-ending elbow surgery

The Philadelphia Phillies won’t have pitcher Jake Arrieta for the remainder of the season due to a bone spur in his right elbow that will require surgery. Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reported Arrieta will have the surgery later this month, and the Phillies expect him to be ready for spring training in 2020. It’s been a season full of disappointment for Arrieta, and the Phillies, who signed him to a three-year, $75 million deal ahead of the 2018 season. Appearing in 24 games and tallying 135...

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David Robertson likely to miss 2020 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery

Just months after being one of the top relievers in free agency, Philadelphia Phillies reliever David Robertson will be sidelined for the 2020 season following Tommy John surgery. Robertson underwent TJS on Thursday after dealing with forearm issues throughout the 2019 season. He’s expected to need 14 to 16 months of recovery time before he’ll return to the mound. Philadelphia signed the 34-year-old reliever this offseason to a two-year, $23 million contract with the hopes of him...

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Phillies Rumors: Jake Arrieta to Undergo Season-Ending Surgery on Elbow Injury

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jake Arrieta will have season-ending surgery at the end of August for the bone spur in his elbow, according to Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic...

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Report: Phillies' David Robertson out Until 2021 After Surgery on Elbow Injury

Philadelphia Phillies reliever David Robertson is expected to be out until the 2021 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery Thursday. Todd Zolecki of MLB .com reported the news...

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The Smarty Jones

Maybe it really was John Mallee’s fault: Phillies 8, Padres 4

The good times continued for J.T. Realmuto and the Phillies offense | Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

J.T. Realmuto, Bryce Harper, and the Phillies’ offense continued to succeed in the post-Mallee world

It’s possible that the Phillies’ offense was bound to get hot at some point, and it is merely coincidental that it happened as soon as former hitting coach John Mallee was fired. But where’s the fun in saying that? It’s much more exciting to credit the resurgence to the switch...

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Justin Klugh

Game Thread 8/16: Padres at Phillies

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Oooooooooooooooh boy.

The Phillies swept the Cubs last night, on the grand slam that the team has needed for probably about eight weeks. It was the kind of moment that this season has been criminally short on, and sure, it may lead to more cool things. But for now, let us bask in the glory of a fully worked-up Bryce Harper who, if fully weaponized, could drag the Phillies into the postseason by his teeth. And if not, hey, they can’t take that grand...

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