- Youth is served: Phillies' best rookie this season
Each year, a new group of rookies sets out to make a mark in the Major Leagues, and in 2018, many of these young players have made history with their performances. With the aid of all 30 MLB.com beat writers, here's a look at each team's best rookie this
- Phillies shut out Mets, keep pace with Braves
Zach Eflin delivered his second strong start in a row Wednesday night, throwing five shutout innings as the Phillies blanked the Mets at Citizens Bank Park. Rhys Hoskins and Odubel Herrera both homered off Noah Syndergaard to lead the Philadelphia offense
- Phils rally to keep up playoff push in East, WC
Mets starter Steven Matz tagged NL Cy Young Award candidate Aaron Nola for a solo home run and tossed five scoreless frames to put the Mets in position to win, but the Phillies rallied for five runs in the decisive sixth inning. Veterans Wilson Ramos and
- Source: Hoskins signs with agent Boras
A source confirmed an NBC Philly report that Rhys Hoskins has signed with powerhouse agent Scott Boras, who represents some of the biggest stars in the game.
- Phillies slowed by Mets in postseason chase
The Phillies continue to wait for the hot streak that never comes.</p> They dropped a 9-4 decision to the Mets on Monday night at Citizens Bank Park. It kept them at least 6 1/2 games behind the first-place Braves in the National League East.
- Phillies instructional league roster, schedule
At the end of each season, Major League clubs hold instructional league play, commonly known as instructs, an extended mini-camp that allows Minor Leaguers -- particularly those just starting their pro careers at the lower levels of their team's system --
- 30 breakout performers -- 1 for each team
Today we take a look at players on each team who, in 2018, had the breakthrough year that augurs great things for the future. Some of them are rookies, some of them just finally turned the corner, but all of them are players we'll be talking about for yea
- Phils miss sweep, shot to trim NL East deficit
The Phillies made a conscious decision in July to stick with the five starters in their rotation, despite some inexperience and inconsistencies, because they had the seventh-best ERA and third-best FIP in baseball through July 31. So they passed on Cole H
- Klentak discusses Phils' up-and-down season
The Phillies played good enough baseball the first four months of the season to take first place in the National League East and convince the front office to make upgrades before and after the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline.
- Phils empty bullpen to gain ground on leaders
With the Marlins throwing a bullpen game, Phillies manager Gabe Kapler knew he was going to have to use his deep bench to create some favorable matchups Saturday night at Citizens Bank Park. Justin Bour delivered a pinch-hit, two-run single with the bases
- Phillies to give Eickhoff chances in final weeks
Jerad Eickhoff was in a full Phillies uniform throwing off the mound at Citizens Bank Park mound Saturday afternoon. It was just a simulated game for the right-hander, but it was still a step in the right direction for Eickhoff.
- Altherr heats up, goes deep twice vs. Marlins
Aaron Altherr mashed two home runs and knocked in five runs in a power-packed win over the Marlins. Roman Quinn, Rhys Hoskins and Mitch Walding also added home runs, and Walding's was also his first career hit. Zach Eflin shook off his recent struggles, l
- Hoskins to see more time at 1B? 'It's possible'
Rhys Hoskins, who has made 87 percent of his Major League starts in left field, could line up more in the at first base over the regular season's final three weeks.
- Amid tough 2018, Mallee confident in philosophy
The Phillies offense's struggles have put the spotlight on hitting coach John Mallee, who has enjoyed previous success working with young hitters, most notably and most recently the Cubs. He spoke with MLB.com Friday about the team's offensive struggles,
- Harper and Machado in Philly in '19? Why not?
Will Bryce Harper or Manny Machado end up in Philadelphia next season? Why not both? According to a report from Fancred's Jon Heyman on Friday, multiple rival executives think the Phillies might be able to land both of the biggest superstar free agents on
- Who is every club's September hero?
These are the players who rose to the occasion when the pressure was at its peak.
- NL East storylines by the numbers
MLB.com is taking a look at one number for each Major League team that helps explain where they are with just over two weeks remaining in the season.
- Crawford HRs, may play more for fading Phils
J.P. Crawford, who started at shortstop for the first time since June 18, ripped a solo home run to right against Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg to cut Washington's lead to 4-1.
- Strasburg pitch hits Alfaro, Wieters and umpire
Strasburg pitch hits Alfaro, Wieters and umpire
- Kapler gives hitting coaches vote of confidence
The Phillies have faded in the National League East since early August, and one reason why has been an issue all season.
- Will Sanchez be a Top 10 prospect in a year?
We're not satisfied with just identifying the game's 10 best prospects as of now, which we've done at MLB Pipeline's Prospect Watch, where Blue Jays third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. sits atop our list. Let's raise the degree of difficulty and look even
- Every team's single-season saves leader
Edwin Diaz's chase for history is in its final weeks. The Mariners have 18 games left to play in the regular season. Diaz has 54 saves -- eight shy of the Major League single-season record of 62, set by the Angels' Francisco Rodriguez in 2008.
- Phillies fall in 10th despite offensive outburst
The Phillies sustained a crushing 7-6 loss to the Nationals in Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader at Citizens Bank Park.
- Franco flips into camera well, exits game
Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco suffered a scary fall into the camera well along the third-base line in the eighth inning Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park.
- Kapler's gambles fall short as Phils drop G1
Phillies manager Gabe Kapler does not like to say games are "must-win" games, but he sure is managing like it. Kapler is taking advantage of a 39-man roster, but nothing is working lately, including the moves in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Nationals in Game
- Phils grounds crew used blowtorches on infield
Phils grounds crew used blowtorches on infield
- Lakewood stages crazy comeback in SAL finals
Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the Minor League playoffs on Monday.
- 30 players better than their 2018 numbers
This week at The Thirty, we take a look at players you might have expected to have a better season than they have, for whatever reason, whether it's a slump, injury or just bad luck. These players are likely to bounce back next year: They're too talented
- Hoskins, Santana to rep MLB in Tour of Japan
The first wave of players who will represent Major League Baseball in the 2018 All-Star Tour with Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) in November were announced Monday by MLB and the MLB Players' Association.
- Phillies fall in Flushing amid rain, shaky start
The Phillies fell to the Mets, 6-4, on Sunday afternoon at Citi Field. Rain pushed back the start by 27 minutes, forcing projected Mets starter Jacob deGrom from the game before it ever began. Rhys Hoskins tagged a two-run homer in the first inning -- his
- Quinn to play through right pinkie toe fracture
A late-season revelation who recently elbowed his way into the Phillies' everyday alignment behind speed and defensive versatility, Roman Quinn was supposed to be in Friday night's starting lineup. But he wasn't. Now the Phillies don't know when he will b
- 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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