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Mets pitcher not bothered by Phillies LF Rhys Hoskins’ slow home run trot

Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins hit a bomb off Mets reliever Jacob Rhame Wednesday night, and then proceeded to take his sweet time admiring his work with a 34-second home run trot around the bases. Take a look: For some context, at the end of Tuesday night’s game, Rhame came in during garbage time with the Mets up by 8, and unleashed a pitch that buzzed Hoskins’ tower, briefly bringing players off both benches. Rhame insisted that there was no intent with the pitch and...

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The slow trot of victory: Phillies 6, Mets 0

Rhys Hoskins got revenge as the Phillies salvaged a game against the Mets

For the first seven innings of the game, it looked like the Phillies were headed for another disappointing loss to the Mets. They may have held a lead, but it felt extremely tenuous. But the offense eventually showed some life, Rhys Hoskins exacted revenge, and the Phillies emerged with a very needed 6-0 win.

Vince Velasquez got the start for the Phillies, and this may have been the most Velasquez-ish game he’s ever...

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Bryce Harper loses 'MLB The Show' Home Run Derby to Jimmy Fallon

Bryce Harper recently squared off against Jimmy Fallon on “MLB The Show 19” in Home Run Derby mode and, in a twist perhaps perfectly made for television, ended up on the losing end of the virtual long-ball battle. Making matters even more amusing, Harper, fittingly using himself, came up short with the late-night host using New York Yankees slugger — and like Harper, a one-time real-life Home Run Derby champ — Aaron Judge. On Wednesday, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”...

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Video: Jimmy Fallon Beats Bryce Harper in MLB The Show HR Derby with Aaron Judge

Bryce Harper was able to knock off the likes of Freddie Freeman, Max Muncy and Kyle Schwarber en route to winning the 2018 Home Run Derby title, but the Philadelphia Phillies outfielder is unable to defeat talk-show host Jimmy Fallon...

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Game Thread 4/24: Phillies at Mets

With how tensions rose at the end of last night’s stinker, you’d be within your rights to think things could get interesting tonight.

For the final time for a long time (hallelujah), the Phils and Mets square off.

7:10 p.m. first pitch for tonight's series finale at Citi Field.

Here's our lineup. #RingTheBell pic.twitter.com/6tnngGsA9S

— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) April 24, 2019

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Phillies make moves at edges of the roster

Sean Rodriguez and Enyel De Los Santos are up, Mitch Walding and Drew Anderson are down

On Wednesday afternoon, the Phillies announced a few roster moves.

#Phillies have made the following roster moves: pic.twitter.com/vxAgwN8RRA

— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) April 24, 2019

The Phillies obviously felt that Sean Rodriguez was a superior option to Mitch Walding to fill the backup infielder role while Jean Segura and Scott Kingery are injured. In his brief time with the team, Walding...

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EvanWins

Phillies patient approach being used against them

Hoskins, McCutchen and the rest of the lineup need to adjust

There’s a very clear difference in the way the first 17 games went for the Phillies and how the last six have gone. Early in the Phils were working counts and earning walks and then bringing those free passes around to score. Now, not so much. Pitchers have adjusted and they’re going right after Phillie batters, throwing strikes and making them hit their way on. For their part the Phillies haven’t adjusted – they’re...

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Jay Polinsky

Phillies MLR 4/23/19: Spencer Howard strikes out 11 batters, Deivy Grullon powers Lehigh Valley

Phillies Minor League Roundup for 4/23/19

Today’s Probables:

LHV: Cole Irvin
REA: Bailey Falter
CLR: Damon Jones
LWD: Kevin Gowdy

Lehigh Valley 9, Pawtucket 4

Nick Pivetta - 6 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 9 K, HR, 8 GB, 1 FB
Dylan Cozens - 1 for 4, HR, 3 RBI, BB, 3 K, SB
Deivy Grullon - 2 for 4, 2 R, HR, RBI, BB, K
Malquin Canelo - 1 for 2, 2 R, RBI, BB

Nick Pivetta’s first AAA start was somewhat of a success if you don’t include the 1st and 5th innings. From innings 2-4 he allowed no hits, no...

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Justin Klugh

The Dirty Inning: You’ve got to take it as it Slocumb’s

In the bottom of the ninth, the Phillies didn’t win the game. In the top of the tenth, they lost it.

It was 1995, baseball was recovering from a strike, the Phillies were realizing they might be good, and humanity was grappling with the dawn of the internet. The Phillies were hosting the Padres as part of a lengthy home stand and, on a Sunday afternoon, offered from free baseball to their fans thanks to a 4-4 tie.

Justin and Trevor dive into the story of Heathcliff Slocumb, the 1995...

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Wheels have come off: Mets 9, Phillies 0

Zack Wheeler pitches - and hits - the Mets to a blowout win over the reeling Phillies

Since many Phillies fans are also fans of the local NBA franchise, Tuesday night wasn’t a completely awful night for many of them. For Phillies fans who don’t care about basketball, or who cheer for a team from a different city, there was little consolation to be found. (Apologies to anyone who roots for both the Phillies and Brooklyn Nets. Tuesday must have been downright awful.)

Remember when I...

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Bryce Harper, Gabe Kapler could face discipline over ejection incident

Bryce Harper was ejected from Monday’s game for arguing balls and strikes from the dugout, and his post-ejection meltdown is being reviewed by Major League Baseball for potential discipline. Making matters worse for the Philadelphia Phillies, Gabe Kapler possibly could incur a punishment of some sort as well, as the manager appeared to make contact with home plate umpire Mark Carlson during Harper’s on-field rant. After Harper was tossed, both he and Kapler left the dugout to argue with...

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Justin Klugh

Game Thread 4/23: Phillies at Mets

As you’ve likely heard by now, Bryce Harper exploded into a cloud of furious dust last night and will be unavailable to the Phillies for the remainder of his 13-year contract. Dylan Cozens has been recalled from Lehigh Valley.

No, but the Phillies lost last night to the Mets thanks in part to the team being largely depleted by injury and then additionally depleted by Harper’s ejection by the umpire, who didn’t like it when Harper loudly and accurately suggested that his strike zone was...

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John Stolnis

Jake Arrieta’s call to action is leadership, not selfishness

Why Arrieta’s words following the ejection of Bryce Harper and the team’s listless play was good for everyone.

The Phillies are in the midst of their first real rough patch of the season, and Jake Arrieta isn’t taking it lying down.

The Phils are missing key players to injury. Odubel Herrera, Jean Segura, Scott Kingery, Victor Arano and David Robertson are all on the shelf. Phil Gosselin is the current starting shortstop. Aaron Altherr, Roman Quinn and Aaron Altherr have struggled to...

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Ethan Witte

Vince Velasquez might have changed his arsenal

The enigmatic righty has been pretty good so far this year. Did he change something?

The other day, Alex Carr wrote a piece about how Vince Velasquez might be the breakout guy fans have been looking for this year (apologies to Mr. Fritz). With as much ink as was spilled basically willing Nick Pivetta to be the guy to take the leap, Velasquez sort of went under the radar this winter, most of us hoping he’d give the team 5 decent innings a night. After three starts, it is fair to wonder if...

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Jay Polinsky

Phillies MLR 4/22/19: The Alec Bohm Hype Train is almost ready to leave the station

Phillies Minor League Roundup for 4/22/19

Today’s Probables:

LHV: Nick Pivetta
REA: David Parkinson
CLR: Spencer Howard
LWD: Victor Santos

Lehigh Valley, Pawtucket (ppd due to wet grounds, makeup on 5/28)

Reading 2, Richmond 1

Adonis Medina - 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, HR, 2 WP, HBP, 5 GB, 2 FB
Kyle Dohy - 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 5 K
Mickey Moniak - 1 for 4, 2B, 2 K
Adam Haseley - 0 for 5, K
Austin Listi - 2 for 4, BB
Darick Hall - 2 for 4, 2B, HR, BB
Arquimedes Gamboa - 0 for 3, 2 K, HBP
Henri...

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Andrew McCutchen takes blame for Phillies’ latest loss

Bryce Harper picked a terrible time to get himself ejected with the Philadelphia Phillies trailing 2-1 on Monday night, but Andrew McCutchen feels he is just as much to blame for the team’s latest loss as anyone. Harper was tossed in the top of the fourth for arguing balls and strikes from the dugout. He appeared to be livid after he was called out on strikes earlier in the inning, so he came storming out of the dugout over another call he felt was questionable. But while Harper forced his...

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Jake Arrieta Rips Bryce Harper for Ejection, Says Phillies' Dugout Was 'Flat'

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jake Arrieta had some strong words for his teammates—especially Bryce Harper—on Monday night...

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Ethan Witte

At least J-Roll was good: Mets 5, Phillies 1

That’s a plus!

This game had all the makings of something that could be good.

Jimmy Rollins was making his debut in the booth as a guest analyst, the opposing pitcher was Steven Matz, the pitcher that allowed 8 runs last week without registering an out and the Phillies were out of Coors Field. It was a recipe for success!

Until it wasn’t.

The Phillies wasted a strong start from Jake Arrieta by again suffering from a lack of offensive production. Save for Rhys Hoskins’ home run in the...

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Watch: Bryce Harper ejected for first time with Phillies

Bryce Harper put up a first for his Philadelphia Phillies career on Monday: an ejection. The outfielder was tossed while in the dugout after barking over balls and strikes, and stormed out of the dugout in response. He had to be held back as manager Gabe Kapler animatedly took up his cause. The general thinking was that Harper was aggrieved over the called strikes on him in his second plate appearance. Harper plays with his heart on his sleeve, and there are past instances of him really...

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Justin Klugh

Game Thread 4/22: Phillies at Mets

It’s Jake Arrieta and Steven Matz in Flushing tonight.

Jimmy Rollins is in the booth, Jake Arrieta is on the mound, and the Phillies look to forget their Colorado road trip and start anew by beating the Mets in their own stadium.

Jake Arrieta takes the mound tonight as we open up a three-game set in New York. #RingTheBell pic.twitter.com/paNzffesWE

— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) April 22, 2019

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