Zach Eflin pitched his first major league shutout in his eighth start and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 Friday night.
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Lineup: Phillies (44-53) at Pirates (49-46)
- 1. Peter Bourjos, RF (R)
- 2. Odubel Herrera, CF (L)
- 3. Maikel Franco, 3B (R)
- 4. Tommy Joseph, 1B (R)
- 5. Cameron Rupp, C (R)
- 6. Cody Asche, LF (L)
- 7. Freddy Galvis, SS (S)
- 8. Cesar Hernandez, 2B (S)
- 9. Zach Eflin, RHP Daily notes
Philadelphia Phillies GM Matt Klentak says the team has been "very active" in trade talks over the past few days.
Phillies' deadline status: sellers
Unlike last year, the Phillies don't have a lot to sell at this year's trade deadline. But they do have starter Jeremy Hellickson and impact closer Jeanmar Gomez, who could fetch them some quality prospects, Jim Bowden writes. Trade deadline objectives (Insider)
Howard ties Chipper as Marlins' nemesis
Ryan Howard's home run off Tom Koehler on Thursday was the 40th he's hit off Marlins pitching, tying Chipper Jones for the most against the franchise. The blast traveled 363 feet, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.
Ichiro Suzuki moved within four hits of reaching 3,000 for his career, and the Miami Marlins pounded out 16 hits in a 9-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night.
Phils have big chips in Hellickson, Gomez
Jeanmar Gomez and Jeremy Hellickson are the two most valuable trade pieces the Phillies have to continue their rebuilding program, Jim Bowden writes. Gomez could be the top reliever on the move if the Yankees don't sell. Trade option rankings (Insider)
All-time #MLBRank: No. 27 Mike Schmidt
Schmidt was a three-time NL MVP and one of the greatest power-hitting third basemen in MLB history with 548 career home runs and 1,595 RBIs. He was also good defensively, winning 10 Gold Gloves, and was a 12-time All-Star for the Phillies in 17 years. Nos. 30-21
All-time #MLBRank: No. 37 Pete Rose
Rose is the all-time hits leader in baseball history with 4,256 and was the catalyst for the Big Red Machine's two World Series titles in 1975-76 and the Phillies' 1980 championship. Rose was a 17-time All-Star and the 1973 NL MVP. No. 40-31
The Pirates have interest in Jeanmar Gomez, the Phillies closer who was with the Bucs in 2013 and 2014, Buster Olney reports.
Miami has had longstanding interest in Phillies righty Jeremy Hellickson, who started against the Marlins on Wednesday.
Jeremy Hellickson struck out eight in eight impressive innings, Tyler Goeddel hit a two-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 4-1 on Wednesday night.
Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer
Is tonight Jeremy Hellickson's last start for the Phillies? & could he go to the team he's facing (MIA)? They've had longstanding interest.
Rob Ellis and Harry Mayes from 97.5 The Fanatic are frustrated by the Phillies' lack of offense but are excited about the potential of their young pitching staff.
The Giants are scouring the league looking for bullpen help, ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports. The Phillies' Jeanmar Gomez is among their targets.
All-Time #MLBRank: No. 43 Steve Carlton
Carlton was the first pitcher to win four Cy Young awards and is the last player to throw 300 innings in a season (304 in 1980). The 'Lefty' was a 10-time All-Star who finished his career with a 3.22 ERA, 329 wins and two championships. Nos. 50-41
Christian Yelich homered and drove in the game-winning run with a single in the 10th inning to lead the Miami Marlins to a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.
Rob Ellis and Harry Mayes from 97.5 The Fanatic talk about the upside of recent trades and some possibilities for the Philadelphia Phillies as the deadline approaches.
Anthony Gargano and Jon Marks from 97.5 The Fanatic weren't happy about the Phillies' loss to the Miami Marlins but are optimistic about the future of both teams.
In Philadelphia, nearly half of the team and almost all of the top performers on the team are of Hispanic heritage.
The Marlins reportedly have their eye on Phillies right-hander Jeremy Hellickson, a pitcher they will face Wednesday night.
Martin Prado hit a solo homer in the 11th inning to lift the Miami Marlins to a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday night.
Phillies up to No. 20 in Power Rankings
Philadelphia lost two of three to the Mets to begin the second half, but climbs one spot in this week's rankings. Power Rankings: Week 15
All-Time #MLBRank: No. 91 Curt Schilling
Schilling helped end the curse in Boston in 2004 and was a part of bringing another title in 2007. He saved his best pitching for the playoffs, posting an 11-2 record with a 2.23 ERA. Nos. 100-91
Phillies @ Pirates
PNC Park - Sat 7/23