6/27/2016 | Medina drops no-hit bid in final frame for Crosscutters
It's been some start to the season for Adonis Medina. The Phillies' No. 16 prospect flirted with a no-hitter on Monday night against Auburn before allowing a hit with one out in the ninth for Class A Short Season Williamsport.
6/27/2016 | Return to Arizona a homecoming for Joseph
Phillies' first baseman Tommy Joseph grew up in Scottsdale as a D-backs' fan. On Monday, he played his first game at Chase Field against the D-backs in front of friends and family.
6/27/2016 | Phillies' big inning, Velasquez sink D-backs
In his first start since coming off the disabled list, Vince Velasquez struck out seven over five scoreless innings as the Phillies topped the D-backs in the series opener at Chase Field.
6/27/2016 | Greinke, Eickhoff square off at Chase Field
Zack Greinke, who hasn't lost since May 12, takes the mound on Tuesday against the Phillies, a team he beat on June 18. He'll be opposed by Jerad Eickhoff, who lost to Greinke in that game earlier this month.
6/27/2016 | Yanks' Judge leads Prospect Team of the Week
Aaron Judge seems to have solved Triple-A pitching in June. He's hitting a robust .345/.467/.701 with more homers (eight) and walks (17) than he had in his first two months of this season combined. He led the Minors with five homers and 29 total bases last week, and he could take over in right field for New York should the Yankees go into sell mode and trade the resurgent Carlos Beltran.
6/27/2016 | MacPhail encouraged by rate of Phils' rebuild
Wednesday is Andy MacPhail's one-year anniversary as the Phillies' president.
6/27/2016 | Ever-tightening All-Star races going to the wire
Entering the final 72 hours of the 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, it seems increasingly likely that Major League Baseball's tradition of surprising late-surge selections will continue as fans decide the starting position players for the 87th All-Star Game presented by MasterCard on July 12 in San Diego.
6/26/2016 | Nola, Phillies seeking answers for struggles
Is there reason to be alarmed? Phillies right-hander Aaron Nola's career had gone almost perfectly since the organization selected him with the seventh overall pick in the 2014 Draft. But Nola has misfired wildly in his last four starts, including Sunday's 8-7 loss to the Giants at AT&T Park
6/26/2016 | Morgan staying with Phillies as reliever
Adam Morgan is out of the Phillies' rotation, but he has landed in the bullpen. The Phillies announced after Sunday's 8-7 loss to the Giants at AT&T Park that they had activated right-hander Vince Velasquez from the 15-day disabled list. The Phillies optioned left-hander Elvis Araujo (1-1, 5.87 ERA in 27 appearances) to Triple-A Lehigh Valley to make room for Velasquez on the 25-man roster.
6/26/2016 | Faria among top prospect performers Sunday
Rays No. 9 prospect Jacob Faria was among the top prospect performers in the Minors on Sunday.
6/26/2016 | Giants walk off for NL-best 49th victory
Conor Gillaspie's one-out double broke a ninth-inning tie Sunday to lift the San Francisco Giants to an 8-7 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. The decision gave Giants manager Bruce Bochy his 800th career win, making him the franchise's fourth skipper to reach that level, and gave San Francisco its National League-high 49th victory.
6/26/2016 | Velasquez returns looking to contain D-backs' power
Phillies right-hander Vince Velasquez rejoins the rotation for Monday's series opener against the D-backs at Chase Field. The Phillies are hopeful Velasquez can help the Phillies fare a little better against Arizona. The D-backs swept the Phillies in a four-game series from June 17-20 at Citizens Bank Park, scoring 22 runs and bashing 10 home runs.
6/26/2016 | Phillies not moving Herrera out of center field
Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said nobody should read into Odubel Herrera taking fly balls in right field Saturday afternoon at AT&T Park. He said it's not a wakeup call. He said Herrera is not going anywhere.
6/26/2016 | Rupp gets to Bumgarner with huge homer
Whom Cameron Rupp crushed his two-run home run against in the seventh inning Saturday night in a 3-2 victory over the Giants at AT&T Park made it more impressive. Rupp mashed a 3-2 fastball to center field against Giants ace Madison Bumgarner, who had not allowed more than three earned runs in a start since April 15.
6/26/2016 | Ramos creating optimism for late-inning work
Phillies rookie right-hander Edubray Ramos, a potential future closer, pitched a scoreless seventh inning Saturday night in a 3-2 victory over the Giants at AT&T Park.
6/25/2016 | Phillies best Bumgarner with 3-run 7th
Cameron Rupp's two-run homer off Madison Bumgarner capped a three-run seventh inning Saturday for the Philadelphia Phillies, who prevailed, 3-2, over the San Francisco Giants.
6/25/2016 | Pipeline preview: IronPigs' Thompson aims to blank Bulls
Phillies No. 2 prospect Jake Thompson looks to continue to pitch well for Triple-A Lehigh Valley against the Durham Bulls at 5:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV.
6/25/2016 | Joseph's visit to SF brings career full circle
Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Tommy Joseph was ruled out of Thursday's game against the Minnesota Twins because of a cold. But, as Joseph noted before Saturday's game against the San Francisco Giants, it was going to take much more than a minor illness to keep him from playing this weekend against the club that drafted him.
6/25/2016 | Ruiz's game-calling earns him playing time
Phillies catcher Cameron Rupp figures to be behind the plate in some capacity in 2017, but Carlos Ruiz, who is in the final year of his contract, is not going away silently. In fact, his game-calling prowess is pushing him back into the lineup.
6/25/2016 | Velasquez to return Monday, start vs. D-backs
Phillies manager Pete Mackanin announced before Saturday night's game against the Giants at AT&T Park that Vince Velasquez will pitch Monday night against the D-backs at Chase Field.
6/25/2016 | Cueto looking to find success against Phillies
Johnny Cueto has pitched at an All-Star rate throughout the season and has only seemed to improve as the season wears on. He's 6-0 with a 1.05 ERA in his last seven starts. He'll be on the mound Sunday as the San Francisco Giants look to finish the series on a winning note against Aaron Nola and the Philadelphia Phillies at AT&T Park.
6/25/2016 | No. 1 overall pick Moniak getting feet wet in GCL
Mickey Moniak spent several minutes signing autographs and posing for pictures Saturday morning at the Carpenter Complex. He was halfway to the clubhouse when he heard a voice behind him.
6/25/2016 | Eflin pitching his way into permanent starting gig
Phillies right-hander Zach Eflin locked up at least a few more starts in the big leagues on Friday night by allowing one unearned run in six innings against the Giants at AT&T Park.
6/25/2016 | Moncada among top prospect performers Friday
The milestones keep coming for Yoan Moncada. The No. 5 overall prospect connected on his first Double-A home run on Friday night as part of another multi-hit performance, but it wasn't enough to keep Portland from losing to Reading, 11-3. Moncada's homer, a solo shot in the fourth inning, was his fifth of the season.
6/25/2016 | Bumgarner leads streaking Giants vs. Phillies
Giants ace Madison Bumgarner has been fantastic most of the season, but he has been particularly impressive the past few weeks as he heads into Saturday night's matchup with the Phillies in the second game of a three-game series at AT&T Park. After winning the series opener, the Giants have won 31 of their last 40 games, their best 40-game stretch since 1954, when they were the New York Giants.
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