Philadelphia Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies are an American professional baseball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) East division. Since 2004, the team's home has been Citizens Bank Park, located in South Philadelphia. The Phillies have won two World Series championships and seven National League pennants, the first of which came in 1915. The franchise has also experienced long periods of struggle.
  • Hometown hero Harper wins thrilling HR Derby over Schwarber
    The Arizona Republic

    Hometown hero Harper wins thrilling HR Derby over Schwarber

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The ball cleared the center field wall, and the sellout crowd roared. Bryce Harper threw his bat in the air, thrust both index fingers skyward and yelled with delight as a shower of streamers rained upon the crowd of 43,698. It could have been a scene from a playoff game. That it was merely the All-Star Home Run Derby mattered not to Harper or the Washington Nationals fans, who were thrilled to see their hometown hero deliver the night's final longball Monday. In the midst of it all — and in the middle of trying season — Harper grabbed the microphone and said: "This crowd: Wow! Washington Nationals, baby!" With an exceptional display of power and clutch hitting, Harper rallied

  • Phillies 1st-rounder Adam Haseley honored after dynamic opening week at AA
    NBC Sports Philadelphia

    Phillies 1st-rounder Adam Haseley honored after dynamic opening week at AA

    Adam Haseley has moved quickly through the Phillies' minor-league system and was honored Monday after an eye-popping first week in Double A. By Corey Seidman

  • Phillies minor leagues: JoJo Romero is turning things around at double-A Reading
    Philly.com

    Phillies minor leagues: JoJo Romero is turning things around at double-A Reading

    READING — Seven of the Phillies' top 12 prospects are pitchers, with Sixto Sanchez and his blazing triple-digit fastball leading the way in single A and Enyel De Los Santos becoming the first young hurler to bring his talents to Philadelphia when he was called up last week. But JoJo Romero is the prospect in the midst of arguably his best stretch as a minor leaguer. The Phillies fourth-round pick in 2016 has turned things around at double A after an ugly start to 2018. “He was trying to do too much,” Reading manager Greg Legg said of Romero. “He had an arsenal of all these pitches — a two-seamer, a four-seamer, a slider, a cutter, a curveball, a changeup. In the first three hitters of a game,

  • Phillies have the assets to make a blockbuster trade for Manny Machado
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    Phillies have the assets to make a blockbuster trade for Manny Machado

    Ready to take a break? The Phillies are. A stretch of 11 games in 10 days in four cities ended with a thud Sunday in Miami. The Phillies blew a five-run lead in an ugly 10-5 loss to the Marlins. But they still finished the road trip with a 6-5 record and closed the first half at 53-42, a 20-game improvement over the same stretch last season. They're in first place, a half-game ahead of the Atlanta Braves and 5 1/2 in front of the heavily favored Washington Nationals. If the Phillies go only 34-33 the rest of the way, they still will finish with 87 wins, the same total as three of the last four National League wild-card teams. And now, as the league's best players step into the spotlight for the

  • Report: Phillies, Giants interested in Jeurys Familia
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    Report: Phillies, Giants interested in Jeurys Familia

    The Phillies and Giants reportedly have interest in Mets closer Jeurys Familia, who has a 2.88 ERA and 17 saves this season.