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Nationals vs. Phillies Prediction and Odds for Wednesday, July 6 (Trust Aaron Nola Again)

The Washington Nationals were completely outclassed in their series opener with the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday, losing 11-0.  Now, the Nationals

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Kyle Schwarber, Phillies aim to extend Nationals' skid

Reigning National League Most Valuable Player Bryce Harper will be sidelined a minimum of six weeks with a fractured left thumb. Jean Segura remains out until at least August with a broken right ring finger.

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Phillies Prospect Profile: Johan Rojas

In my latest edition of Phillies’ prospect profiles, the prospect of focus this week will be Phillies centerfield, Johan Rojas. The Phillies acquired Rojas as an international free agent signing in 2018.

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Rise and Phight: 7/6/2022

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A cure for what ails ya

Cristopher Sanchez clocked in five innings of shutout ball last night, a huge boost to the team as a whole. We don’t know how long Ranger Suarez is going to be out - could be a few starts, could be a while longer - since back injuries are notoriously fickle, so if Sanchez can pitch even close to that, the team has something.

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Phillies news: Bryce Harper spoke with the media yesterday, vowing to return from his...

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Today we celebrate our Independence Day: Phillies 11, Nationals 0

Kyle Schwarber and the Phillies had plenty to celebrate | Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

After a day off on the fourth of July, the Phillies provided some belated fireworks

Fireworks are usually associated with the holiday of Independence Day, but with the Phillies granted an almost unheard of off-day on July 4th, fans had to wait an extra day to see their baseball team deliver some explosions. Remember what those alien spaceships did to Washington DC in the movie Independence...

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Phillies offense clicks in rout of Nationals

Kyle Schwarber hit two solo home runs, J.T. Realmuto homered and drove in three runs and the host Philadelphia Phillies crushed the Washington Nationals 11-0 on Tuesday.

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Gamethread 7/5: Nationals at Phillies

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Here are the lineups. For the Phillies:

How we're lining up tonight! #RingTheBell

: @NBCSPhilly
: @SportsRadioWIP
: https://t.co/HhDxScbmEV // https://t.co/vgbMhIMsON pic.twitter.com/hPizCPW5nD

— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) July 5, 2022

For the Nationals:

A little trip up the street. #NATITUDE pic.twitter.com/MiGS62W2Bv

— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) July 5, 2022

Let’s talk about it.

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Red-Hot Rhys Hoskins Earns NL Player of the Week Honors

Philadelphia Phillies’ first basemen Rhys Hoskins was named the National League Player of the Week for the week of July 2nd, 2022. The honor comes following a strong week out of the two-hole in which Hoskins ripped four home runs, leading the league with a 1.678 OPS on the week.

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Bryce Harper (thumb) vows to return this season

Injured Philadelphia Phillies star Bryce Harper on Tuesday vowed to return this season. Harper, 29, made the comments ahead of the Phillies' game against the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night.

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Non-marquee pitching matchups ahead: Phillies vs. Nationals series preview

Josiah Gray is about as good as it gets for Nationals starters | Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

We won’t see too many All-Star candidates taking the mound this week

After taking two out of three against the Cardinals, the Phillies welcome the Nationals to town. The Phillies have largely had the Nationals number lately, and based on the scheduled starters for the series, the Phillies should be able to earn some wins this week.

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Record: 29-53 (Fifth place in...

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Phillies claim LHP Sam Clay off waivers from Nationals

The Philadelphia Phillies claimed left-hander Sam Clay off waivers from the Washington Nationals on Tuesday. The Phillies optioned the 29-year-old reliever to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

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Ranking the Phillies’ trade deadline needs

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With the trade deadline about a month away, what do the Phillies need most right now?

It was a stretch of games that would make even the best teams look human, a 10-game stretch against three legit playoff contenders — the Padres, Braves and Cardinals — a litmus test for a Phillies team that has struggled to move much beyond the .500 mark at any point in the last three years.

Along the way, the reigning National League MVP, Bryce...

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Phillies MLR 6/29 - 7/4/22: Johan Rojas stellar in AA debut, Griff McGarry takes a bit out of Wilmington

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JoJo Romero makes it to AAA in his rehab stint, 2022 MLB debut next?

Lehigh Valley IronPigs (43-36)

Kent Emanuel - 6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 K, HR, 14 GB, 2 FB
Ricardo Sanchez - 5.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, BB, 4 K, HR, 2 HBP, 8 GB, 4 FB
Ryan Sherriff - 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, K
JoJo Romero - 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R
Donny Sands - 6 for 20, 4 R, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, 3 BB, 2 K (passed ball)
Rafael Marchan - 5 for 11, 2 R, 2 2B, HR, 3 RBI, BB, 4 K, 3 HBP
Scott...

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Nationals vs. Phillies Prediction and Odds for Tuesday, July 5 (Back Phillies Against Struggling Nats)

The Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies will square off in a NL East showdown on Tuesday, July 5.  Paolo Espino (2.80 ERA) will get the ball for the Nats, but the Phillies have yet to name their starter.  Washington has struggled pitching this season, posting a team ERA north of 5.00, but can it pull off the upset?

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Depth will be tested, starting today

The Nationals roll into Philadelphia today and Cristopher Sanchez is scheduled to get the start. It’s the first test of the Phillies’ depth at starting pitcher and it comes at an easier time. The Nationals are bad, so it should help Sanchez ease into the rotation for however long he is scheduled to be there. It would help if the offense continues rolling along, but we all know how those games go.

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Phillies try to keep rolling in home series vs. frustrated Nationals

For the past month, the Philadelphia Phillies have gained ground in the wild-card race due to their ability to win games against fellow contenders. Four

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Identifying starting pitching options for the Phillies

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Injuries are starting to test their depth

Yesterday, the Phillies had to park Ranger Suarez on the bench for a while thanks to back spasms, meaning two-fifths of their starting rotation are out of commission for a while. While they’ve skirted the baseball gods with how many times the original five have made starts this year, they’re now starting to get bitten a bit by the injury bug. They’ve already had to bring up Bailey Falter to substitute for...

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Phillies win entertaining series against the Cardinals

After a tough series against the Atlanta Braves, the Phillies picked up a series win against the St. Louis Cardinals. This series had everything. There was a cycle.

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Rise and Phight: 7/4/2022

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Why do the Phillies have an off day again?

So, the Phillies have an off day today...why exactly?

For some strange reason, the city where the Declaration of Independence was signed is not going to have the national pastime played today. It’s a scheduling quirk to be sure, but you’d have thought that in the initial draft of the schedule, someone would have seen that no baseball was in Philadelphia and would have pointed it out.

Instead, we’re left with...

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Zack Wheeler, Phillies shut out Cardinals

Zack Wheeler and two relievers combined on a four-hitter as the Philadelphia Phillies shut out the visiting St. Louis Cardinals 4-0 Sunday. Wheeler (7-4) held the Cardinals to those four hits and a walk while striking out five batters over seven innings.

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