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Altherr, Joseph are having a May to remember

Aaron Altherr remembers a brief conversation he had with Tommy Joseph at Dodger Stadium on April 30.

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Eflin seeks 1st win of season in start vs. Reds

The Reds and Phillies will conclude their season series with Sunday's rubber game at Citizens Bank Park.

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Phillies: For Maikel Franco, the failures are all in the footwork

Phillies Maikel Franco needs to make a simple, fundamental adjustment at the plate I’ve watched The Shawshank Redemption about 576 times over the years and I’m always amused by Red’s question asking, “I mean, seriously, how often do you really look at a man’s shoes?”. It’s true. I couldn’t possibly care less about the footwear […] Phillies: For Maikel Franco, the failures are all in the footwork - Section 215 - Section 215 - A Philadelphia City Sports blog

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A Hot Streak! Phillies 4, Reds 3

The Phillies have now won 2 of their last 3 - that's a genuine hot streak! For the past month, the Phillies have been terrible. But now, let's just say they're in the middle of a bona fide hot streak. OK, maybe not for other teams. But, winning 2 of their last 3 is, for this team, in this year, a hot streak. Today's win was, in many ways, similar to Thursday's win. On Thursday, both of the team's runs were driven in by Tommy Joseph, on a solo shot and a walk-off single. Today, two of the...

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David S. Cohen

A Hot Streak! Phillies 4, Reds 3

The Phillies have now won 2 of their last 3 - that's a genuine hot streak!

For the past month, the Phillies have been terrible. But now, let's just say they're in the middle of a bona fide hot streak.

OK, maybe not for other teams. But, winning 2 of their last 3 is, for this team, in this year, a hot streak.

Today's win was, in many ways, similar to Thursday's win. On Thursday, both of the team's runs were driven in by Tommy Joseph, on a solo shot and a walk-off single. Today, two of the...

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Joseph’s hit sends Phillies past Reds 4-3

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tommy Joseph hit a solo homer in the fourth inning and a game-ending RBI single in the ninth, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday. Cesar Hernandez and Michael Saunders also connected for the Phillies, who won for just the third time in the last 13 games. Hector Neris (2-2) pitched a scoreless ninth inning, capping another impressive performance by Philadelphia’s bullpen. Edubray Ramos, Pat Neshek, Joaquin Benoit and...

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Phillies again benefit from Joseph's walk-off hit

The Phillies' two hottest hitters came up big Saturday at Citizens Bank Park. Aaron Altherr singled to center field and advanced to second base on a wild pitch by Reds reliever Michael Lorenzen to start the ninth inning. Tommy Joseph then ripped a single up the middle to score Altherr in a 4-3 victory.

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BREAKING: Phillies Hall of Famer Jim Bunning dead at 85

Phillies Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning has died at age 85. The Phillies on Saturday announced Bunning died overnight. Bunning arrived in Philadelphia in 1964, after spending the first nine seasons of his career in Detroit. As ace of the ’64 Phils, Bunning went 19-8 with a 2.63 ERA, throwing the franchise’s first perfect game on Father’s Day. As a Phillie Bunning went 89-73 with a 2.93 ERA, 1,197 strikeouts and 329 walks. Lifetime he finished 224-184 with a 3.27 ERA and 2,855...

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Hall of Fame pitcher and former U.S. Senator Jim Bunning passes away at 85

Best known around the sports world as a Hall of Fame pitcher that spent 17 years in the Majors, Jim Bunning has passed away at the age of 85.Bunning’s son confirmed the news on Twitter. The cause of death is not yet known, but there are indications that it stemmed from complications due to a stroke Bunning suffered back in October of last year.Those who worked with Bunning in the past paid their respects to the all-time great. In addition to a Major League Baseball career that spanned...

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HOFer, former Senator Bunning dies at 85

Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning died at 85, the Phillies announced Saturday.

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A bad pitcher’s best friend: Reds 5 Phillies 2

The Phillies offense and Aaron Nola teamed up for another listless effort. Let’s not mince words here. Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Tim Adleman is a bad Major League pitcher. Adleman came into Friday night’s game against the Phillies with a 6.19 ERA, and his FIP of 5.22 proved that ERA wasn’t artificial. He had given up 24 runs in 32 innings this season, and in his six starts, he has never lasted more than six innings, and he has given up seven home runs in those six starts. So of...

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John Stolnis

A bad pitcher’s best friend: Reds 5 Phillies 2

The Phillies offense and Aaron Nola teamed up for another listless effort.

Let’s not mince words here. Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Tim Adleman is a bad Major League pitcher.

Adleman came into Friday night’s game against the Phillies with a 6.19 ERA, and his FIP of 5.22 proved that ERA wasn’t artificial. He had given up 24 runs in 32 innings this season, and in his six starts, he has never lasted more than six innings, and he has given up seven home runs in those six starts.

So of...

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Despite struggles, Herrera staying put in bigs

Odubel Herrera struck out five times in five plate appearances Thursday in an 11-inning victory over the Rockies.

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Game Thread 5/26: Reds at Phillies

I’m having bad flashbacks to early April.

The last time the Phillies played the Reds, it was opening week. The Phillies were a different team. Different in that they were several months younger than they are now. Because if you’re looking at playing level, right now they’re pretty much where they were then.

The Reds, on the other hand, spent some time in first, and have come back down to Earth. Joey Votto, though is still amazing. I wonder if he’ll toll someone this time! I hope so....

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Minor league online food fight results in taco ban by Phillies affiliate

Minor league teams are the absolute best at promotions and gimmicks, and the Lehigh Valley IronPigs and Fresno Grizzlies have been capitalizing on a bit of a food fight on Twitter for a while now.The stakes have been raised this season as the two teams are going head-to-head to determine what gameday food item is the absolute best; bacon or tacos? In the latest development in the season-long online rivalry, the IronPigs are banning tacos from being sold in their stadium this weekend.The...

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Phillies trade talk: gauging the market for Tommy Joseph

If the Phils decide to try and deal Joseph, finding him a new home might be tricky. Coming up at some point in the next couple months, Phillies general manager Matt Klentak is going to have to make a decision about first base. Rhys Hoskins just will not stop tearing up AAA pitching, batting .333/.432/.686 with a OPS of 1.118 that is far and away the best in the International League. The next closest player’s OPS is .948, by the way. The 24-year-old has 13 homers, 37 RBIs, 11 doubles and 2...

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Series Preview: Cincinnati Reds (22-24) at Philadelphia Phillies (16-29), May 26-May 28

The month of May has been nothing short of a nightmare for the Phillies. They managed to salvage the last game of the Rockies series but have won only 5 of their last 25 games. One of the lone bright spots has been Tommy Joseph, who has raised his batting average from .179 to .255 and is hitting .323/.400/.646 with five homers this month. The rest of the lineup, especially Odubel Herrera and Maikel Franco, have looked completely lost. In five games this week, the Phils were outscored...

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John Stolnis

Phillies trade talk: gauging the market for Tommy Joseph

If the Phils decide to try and deal Joseph, finding him a new home might be tricky.

Coming up at some point in the next couple months, Phillies general manager Matt Klentak is going to have to make a decision about first base.

Rhys Hoskins just will not stop tearing up AAA pitching, batting .333/.432/.686 with a OPS of 1.118 that is far and away the best in the International League. The next closest player’s OPS is .948, by the way. The 24-year-old has 13 homers, 37 RBIs, 11 doubles and 2...

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2017 Phillies Draft Preview: Less Likely First Round Options

The First Round this year is very, very fluid. There’s a no doubt Top 2 (Greene and McKay) followed by a group of 3 prospects (Wright, Lewis and Gore) who have separated themselves. Then there’s a group of 10 prospects who I have seen in various orders, with 3 additional prospects behind them who have climbed in recent mock drafts. I have done profiles of 11 of the top 15 prospects, but I’m always a little paranoid about missing on the guy the Phillies take, so here are 4 quick...

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2017 Phillies Draft Preview: Less Likely First Round Options

The First Round this year is very, very fluid. There’s a no doubt Top 2 (Greene and McKay) followed by a group of 3 prospects (Wright, Lewis and Gore) who have separated themselves. Then there’s a group of 10 prospects who I have seen in various orders, with 3 additional prospects behind them who have climbed in recent mock drafts. I have done profiles of 11 of the top 15 prospects, but I’m always a little paranoid about missing on the guy the Phillies take, so here are 4 quick...

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