Team News: Philadelphia Phillies

  • Finally healthy, Hunter 'ready to roll'
    The sun was out. The air was warm. And Tommy Hunter -- headband wrapped around his head -- bounced up the steps of the dugout at Citizens Bank Park Sunday morning like a kid on Christmas morning, looking for someone to throw with. After three weeks, this

  • Nola dazzles, Hoskins muscles up in win
    The Phillies' patience was rewarded in the sixth inning Saturday afternoon as they beat the rival Pirates, 6-2, at Citizens Bank Park. With his club trailing, Rhys Hoskins stepped to the plate and unloaded a three-run home run to put the Phillies ahead fo

  • Hunter close to joining Phillies' bullpen
    Phillies manager Gabe Kapler is not one to rein in his excitement. He's also been more than ready to use his bullpen this season, so any added arms to that faction of his staff is certainly something to look forward to. With that in mind, his broad smile

  • Mills among top prospect performers
    Phillies left-hander McKenzie Mills was among top prospect performers on Friday.

  • Herrera's RBI triple lifts Phillies over Bucs
    Cesar Hernandez and Odubel Herrera combined for the big hits Friday night in a 2-1 victory over the Pirates at Citizens Bank Park. Leading off the eighth, Hernandez ripped a double to right field and scored on Herrera's one-out triple. The Phillies improv

  • Hoskins in awe after Thome compliments swing
    Rhys Hoskins hopped onto MLB Network late Thursday night to talk about the Phillies, but unexpectedly found himself watching the monitor in front of him as Jim Thome dissected his swing.

  • Herrera fakes swing twice before taking pitch
    Herrera fakes swing twice before taking pitch

  • Arrieta fans 10 in dominant 7 innings vs. Bucs
    Jake Arrieta dominated the Pirates Thursday night at Citizens Bank Park. He allowed one hit and two walks in seven scoreless innings, striking out 10 as the Phillies won, 7-0.

  • Phillies turn back the clocks with unis
    The Phillies and D-backs turned back the clocks

  • Cesar Hernandez hit a three-run single
    Cesar Hernandez hit a three-run single

  • These Phillies rank among baseball's fastest
    One of the reasons the Phillies love Scott Kingery is because he can fly around the bases. He is one of the fastest runners in baseball, in fact, ranking eighth on Statcast™'s sprint speed leaderboard.

  • NL East: Checking in on the new guys
    There are plenty of new faces in the National League East. Some of them have had a major impact on their team's success the first three weeks of the season. Others have not. Here is a look at some of the most notable newcomers in the NL East entering Thur

  • Phils encouraged by Velasquez, arms on trip
    While the Phillies would have loved to return home with a series victory over the Braves, they left Atlanta with some encouraging starting pitching performances that could bode well for the future.

  • Santana, Phils confident luck will soon change
    Carlos Santana did not start Wednesday night's series finale against the Braves at SunTrust Park, the first time Santana has not been in the starting lineup this season.

  • Neris couldn't believe he got pinch-hit for
    Neris couldn't believe he got pinch-hit for

  • Hoskins' two-out double lifts Phillies in 10
    After striking out three times in the game, Rhys Hoskins redeemed himself in the top of the 10th inning, ripping a two-out double to the right-field wall to drive in two runs in the Phillies' 5-1 win over the Braves in 10 innings. Starter Nick Pivetta all

  • Kapler eyes balance for Crawford vs. lefties
    Phillies manager Gabe Kapler made an interesting decision in the eighth inning Monday night at SunTrust Park.

  • Suarez among top prospect performers
    Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Monday.

  • Herrera homers, but miscues cost Phils in loss
    Phillies center fielder Odubel Herrera showed exactly why he can be so exciting and frustrating at the same time Monday night at SunTrust Park.

  • Phils starters adept at inducing weak contact
    One of the most encouraging things early this season for Phillies manager Gabe Kapler is that his pitchers are keeping hitters' barrels off the ball.

  • Phillies Minor League review for April 5-15
    Players of the Week: Reading shortstop Malquin Canelo and Lakewood right-hander Ramon Rosso.

  • Sanchez among top prospect performers
    Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Sunday.

  • Kingery's hit streak at 6 as Phils win 6th straight
    Scott Kingery stretched his hitting streak to six games to lead the Phillies to a 10-4 win and a series sweep over the Rays at Tropicana Field on Sunday. It was the second consecutive sweep for Philadelphia and eighth win in their last nine games.

  • Rays, Phillies celebrate Jackie Robinson Day
    Sunday at Tropicana Field, the Rays and Phillies commemorated the 71st anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier in 1947.

  • Arrieta impacting young rotation
    Although veteran starter Jake Arrieta was set to make just his second start for the Phillies on Saturday, his impact is already being felt by a young rotation through the first two weeks of the season.

  • Rookies lead outburst vs. Archer in win
    After a string of dominant pitching performances, it was the offense's turn to flex its muscle. Philadelphia's J.P. Crawford keyed a six-run second inning in a 9-4 rout of Tampa Bay at Tropicana Field on Saturday. It was the fifth straight victory and sev

  • Cozens among top prospect performers
    Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Friday.

  • Alfaro picks up Phils after Velasquez gem
    Righty Vince Velasquez was the latest Phillies pitcher to turn in a dominant performance, allowing just one earned run in 6 2/3 innings, and Jorge Alfaro ripped a go-ahead RBI single in the 9th to give the Phillies a 2-1 victory over the Rays at Tropicana

  • Kapler returns to Trop for 1st time since 2010
    Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said it felt good to be back at the Rays' home stadium of Tropicana Field. He's one of the very few wearing a Philadelphia jersey on Friday that can say that. As an organization, the Phillies hadn't played a regular season gam

  • Speed vs. power: Hamilton, Alfaro put on show
    What happens when an unstoppable baserunning force meets an immovable catching object? The Phillies and Reds gave fans a firsthand demonstration this week, in a series pitting Philadelphia catcher Jorge Alfaro against four-time 50-steal man Billy Hamilton

  • Phils' Santana is baseball's early hard-luck hitter
    Carlos Santana is hitting only .150 so far in his first season in Philadelphia, but the underlying metrics show that much better things are coming. Despite the poor average, Santana is fourth in the Majors in hard-hit rate.

  • Franco has been most pleasant surprise
    At the start of the year, if you were ranking the six MLB divisions from most to least compelling, well, let's just say the National League East would not have been at the top of the list.

  • Kingery sac fly walks it off in 12, Phils sweep
    Phillies right-hander Nick Pivetta is looking like a much different, much better pitcher early this season. He allowed just five hits and two runs in seven innings Wednesday night in a 3-2 victory over the Reds at Citizens Bank Park. Pivetta struck out se

  • Crawford lifts first career homer into second deck
    J.P. Crawford crushed a two-run home run into the second deck in right field in the second inning Wednesday night against the Reds at Citizens Bank Park. It was the first homer of Crawford's career.

  • Herrera robs Gennett with no-look grab
    Odubel Herrera robbed Gennett without even looking

  • Phillies help surprise military family
    The Phillies helped surprise a military family in the top of the sixth inning Wednesday night at Citizens Bank Park.

  • Clutch Crawford, Kingery's slam aid Nola's gem
    With just his second hit of the season on Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park, the Phillies' J.P. Crawford snapped a seventh-inning tie and set up a 6-1 win over the Reds that was all but sealed in the eighth with Scott Kingery's first career grand slam.

  • Phillies' Top 30 Prospects list
    Who do the Phillies have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Philly's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.

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