Anthony Gargano and Jon Marks of 97.5 The Fanatic give the Phillies some credit for their sweep of Arizona but lament two outfielders former GM Ruben Amaro Jr. traded away.
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Dan Szymborski presents the new and improved Future Ranks, looking at how each team sets up for the next five years, plus an MVP over the span and the year it has the best chance to win a title.
The clock is ticking for contending teams to improve and non-contenders to acquire future assets. Jim Bowden breaks down each team's objective.
Pinch-hitter Tyler Goeddel hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning and the Phillies completed their first sweep at Chase Field in 10 years with a 9-8 win over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
Baseballs are leaving the yard at historic rates. What's causing the home run rise and is it good for baseball? David Schoenfield investigates.
Anthony Gargano and Jon Marks from 97.5 The Fanatic give the Phillies and their starting pitchers some credit for taking the first two games against the Diamondbacks.
Lineup: Phillies (34-45) at Diamondbacks (36-44)
- 1. Odubel Herrera, CF (L)
- 2. Peter Bourjos, RF (R)
- 3. Cody Asche, LF (L)
- 4. Maikel Franco, 3B (R)
- 5. Tommy Joseph, 1B (R)
- 6. Cameron Rupp, C (R)
- 7. Freddy Galvis, SS (S)
- 8. Cesar Hernandez, 2B (S)
- 9. Zach Eflin, RHP Daily notes
Why isn't Crawford on Futures roster?
There's a reason J.P. Crawford, one of the game's top prospects, is being left out of the Futures Game in San Diego. Keith Law explains. Law: Futures roster reaction (Insider)
Former big leaguer Lenny Dykstra talks to Buster Olney about his time on the '86 Mets, the trade that sent him to Philadelphia, steroid use, his jail time and much more.
Arizona ace Zack Greinke left after two innings with tightness in his oblique muscle, and Philadelphia rallied with two runs in the ninth inning to beat the Diamondbacks 4-3 on Tuesday night.
Rob Ellis and Harry Mayes from 97.5 The Fanatic react to the Phillies' resurging offense.
Two to rep Phillies at Futures Game
Right-hander Ricardo Pinto will play for the World team while OF Dylan Cozens cracks the United States roster at this summer's All-Star Futures Game in San Diego. The duo ranked ninth and 18th, respectively, among Keith Law's top Phillies prospects this offseason.
Velasquez return needed by Phillies
Vince Velasquez had a good outing against the D-backs in his first start since June 8. He struck out seven and walked nobody in five scoreless innings. With Aaron Nola struggling of late, this was a nice lift for the Phillies' rotation, David Schoenfield writes. Five things we learned Monday
At least the Phils can still shut 'em out
Monday's 8-0 win over the Diamondbacks marked the Phillies' MLB-leading ninth shutout this season, ESPN Stats & Info notes.
Vince Velasquez threw five strong innings in his return from the disabled list, and the Philadelphia Phillies opened a three-game series in Arizona with an 8-0 rout of the Diamondbacks on Monday.
Phillies slide down to No. 27 in rankings
The Phillies are the worst in the league at getting on base (.284 OBP), and they're also giving up outs on the bases. They've been caught stealing 25 times, second in the league, and their stolen base success percentage is 56 percent, fourth-lowest in MLB. Power Rankings
Phillies Class-A pitcher Matt Imhof suffered a potentially career-threatening eye injury in a freak training accident in the Florida State League late last week, his agent told ESPN.com.
Anthony Gargano and Jon Marks of 97.5 The Fanatic discuss the top Phillies minor leaguers and where that puts the team on the Hope Index. Do they have four future All-Stars?
Conor Gillaspie hit a game-ending RBI double with one out in the ninth to lift San Francisco past the Philadelphia Phillies 8-7 on Sunday and give manager Bruce Bochy his 800th win with the club.
Astros led the way Saturday
Marwin Gonzalez' 451-foot beast marked the longest homer at Kauffman Stadium this season. Following just behind was teammate Jose Altuve and the Rangers' Ian Desmond. The Phillies' Cameron Rupp and Rockies' Tony Wolters round out the list for Saturday.
Cameron Rupp chased Madison Bumgarner with a two-run homer in Philadelphia's three-run seventh inning, helping the Phillies beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 on Saturday night.
Phillies vs Royals
Citizens Bank Park - Fri 7/1