There are new rules in baseball this year that threaten to take some of the excitement out of the game. The expanded replay rules allow a manager to exit the dugout and walk to the umpire and ask for a replay if a disputed call occurs. It’s all very civilized.
The Phillies allowed 25 runs on 38 hits, committing six errors, while getting swept in their first home series this week against the Milwaukee Brewers. They’re in the middle of their current four game losing streak, the Phillies have fallen to 3-6 and last place in the National League East.
Ryan Kalish hit a two-run double and an RBI triple and the Chicago Cubs beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-3 on Sunday to avoid a sweep.
The Opening Day roster includes 12 pitchers, two catchers, six infielders and five outfielders.
Phillies Manager Ryne Sandberg joined Chris Stigall Monday on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT to preview the upcoming 2014 season and address some lingering concerns from spring training.
Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Howard and Cody Asche each homered Saturday but the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied for a 5-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.
Andrew McCutchen got buzzed by Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon as a Sunday exhibition suddenly turned testy before the Pittsburgh Pirates beat Philadelphia 5-0.
Is it the sign of things to come, or just Ryne Sandberg trying something new in Spring Training? Ryan Howard is not hitting cleanup today in Florida.
Joe Mauer drove in the game’s first run with a first-inning single, and four Minnesota Twins pitchers combined to two-hit the Philadelphia Phillies in a 1-1 tie Sunday.
Call Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels’ work just “delayed.” He is now about two weeks behind everyone else on the Phillies pitching staff, but he should be able to make his claim to be in the rotation by season’s start.
Spring Training is different for the Phillies this year. Not just because of the new faces like Larry Bowa, AJ Burnett, and Marlon Byrd, but because of what is expected of the players by manager Ryne Sandberg.
A.J. Burnett started against his former Pittsburgh teammates, giving up one run in two innings Sunday as the Pirates beat the Phillies 4-1.
The Phillies couldn’t figure out Masahiro Tanaka and the New York Yankees pitching staff as they lost 4-0 on Saturday.
“I feel like I can play 162 games,” Ryan Howard said. “My whole offseason was dedicated to trying to play all 162 games plus trying to make it to the playoffs.”
Phils’ general manager Ruben Amaro says the Phillies have to score between 650 and 700 runs this season to be contenders and make the playoffs—all with the second-highest payroll in the National League, an estimated $159-million, behind the $216-million bankroll of the Los Angeles Dodgers.