CSN Philly "When the Phillies began their 133rd season back on April 6, Cole Hamels was on the mound, Chase Utley was at second base, Carlos Ruiz was the No. 1 catcher, Jonathan Papelbon was closing in on the team’s all-time saves record, Ryan Howard was in the cleanup spot, Ryne Sandberg was in the manager’s..." October 05
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The day was ugly, and so was the baseball. Then Dee Gordon brought a ray of sunshine to a gloomy Saturday with a double-dose of lightning, getting his 200th hit of the season and wrapping up the National League stolen-base title in the same inning. Forced to play a doubleheader due — which..." October 04
Ryan Howard is not expected to play this weekend, Pete Mackanin said. Howard hasn't faced living pitching since Sept. 14.
Game off. Doubleheader tomorrow at 4. pic.twitter.com/rGUW9BWgKe
Tonight's Phillies game has been postponed. Details to come.
CSN Philly "The Phillies, soon to be golfing, fishing or cleaning out the garage, completed an improbable sweep of the National League East champion New York Mets with a 3-0 victory in front of the smallest crowd ever at Citizens Bank Park on Thursday afternoon (see Instant Replay). Rookie Jerad Eickhoff..." October 02
CSN Philly "Though their regular-season fates are seemingly settled, both the Phillies and Mets still have something to play for as this 162-game marathon nears the finish line. The Phillies, of course, are trying to avoid losing 100 games for the first time since 1961. The Mets, already champions of..." October 01
USA Today "A scene from the Texas Rangers’ clubhouse at Oakland's Coliseum last week neatly captured the blending of cultures that’s so prevalent in baseball. As Shin-Soo Choo highlights flashed on a TV screen, a group of seven Latin players sitting around a table – some born in the U.S., others abroad –..." October 01
CSN Philly "On Tuesday afternoon, it looked as if Ryan Howard would get on the field before the season ended. Twenty-four hours later, it wasn’t looking so good. So, as a public service, here’s our take on the drama surrounding Howard and whether he will or won’t play again as this woeful season grinds..." October 01
CSN Philly "Adam Loewen was caught off guard when Pete Mackanin told him he was going to hit in the bottom of the fifth inning Tuesday night. Don’t misunderstand. Loewen was elated to get the chance to take his hacks. He was just surprised. It had been a while, you know. Before heading to the plate, Loewen..." September 30
CSN Philly "While you were focused on the Eagles, the local nine enjoyed one of its sweetest wins of this almost-complete season Sunday afternoon. It was sweet because Jeff Francoeur tied the game with a two-run home run in the top of the eighth inning. And it was sweet because Andres Blanco put the..." September 28
Baseball Essential "In a world that is constantly seeing technology become more advanced with each passing day, it’s good to see sports leagues apply that technology during games and practices. The NFL was the first league to begin using tablets last season when they struck a $400 million deal with Microsoft to..." September 28
Hardball Talk "ESPN has confirmed that Curt Schilling — suspended in late August for a tweet equating Muslims to Nazis — will return to the network’s airwaves for postseason coverage on Baseball Tonight. He will not be in the booth for ESPN’s live broadcast of the American League Wild Card Game. They do not..." September 28
CSN Philly "The Phillies on Sunday made it official and shut down rookie pitcher Aaron Nola for the remainder of the season. The 22-year-old right-hander is completely healthy. Team officials monitored his workload all season and he reached his limit with five shutout innings against the Washington..." September 28
Washington Post "Seven months ago to the day Saturday, the Washington Nationals gathered as an entire team for the first time in 2015 at their spring training complex in Viera, Fla. On the bulletin board in the back corner of the clubhouse, the quote of the day on the daily schedule for Feb. 26 seemed fitting for..." September 27
MLB.com "The Phillies will scatter across the Americas following their final game of the season Oct. 4. Cliff Lee scattered long ago. He has been home in Arkansas since March, when the Phillies announced his second attempt to rehabilitate a torn common flexor tendon in his left elbow did not work..." September 27
CSN Philly "An inside-the-park grand slam from Aaron Altherr gave the Phillies all the offense they needed as they streaked to an 8-2 victory over the sinking Washington Nationals on Friday night. With one out in the third inning, Altherr hit a sinking liner to center that skipped past a diving Michael A...." September 26
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The numbers don't always paint a revealing picture in baseball. Consider that the Miami Marlins came into Thursday's series finale against the Phillies with the best batting average for September in the National League by far. Their .287 mark was a full 12 points better than the Nationals, who..." September 25
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The ah-ha moment for Adam Conley came last week in New York when he shut out the first-place Mets for seven innings. The Marlins rookie left-hander, who had been struggling to complete five innings in previous starts, took a more aggressive approach in challenging hitters, and it paid..." September 24
CSN Philly "Jeff Francoeur came to the Phillies’ spring training camp in February as a non-roster player fighting to keep his career alive. He has succeeded. Francoeur has had a strong season off the Phillies’ bench and appears to have earned himself a little more job certainty with the club heading..." September 24
CSN Philly "On his first day as, you know, the official, no-more-interim-label manager of the Phillies, Pete Mackanin was a 6-2 winner over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night. Cody Asche swung the big stick – he hit a pair of homers, giving him a career-high 11 on the season – Aaron Harang pitched well and..." September 23
Hardball Talk "Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco has been on the shelf since early August with a fracture in his left wrist. He’s been making progress on the side and recently got sent to the club’s spring training complex in Clearwater, Florida to begin ramping up his rehab. But it doesn’t sound like he’ll..." September 23
Phillies announce Pete Mackanin to manage club in 2016
MLB Trade Rumors "The Phillies have extended the contract of manager Pete Mackanin through next season, according to a team announcement. Philadelphia will also add a club option for the 2017 campaign. Mackanin stepped in mid-year for the basement-dwelling Phils amidst significant organizational turmoil. When..." September 22
CSN Philly "Donald Trump is a ridiculous human being. I think that's a safe thing to say to those who support the man as a legitimate presidential candidate and those who view him as a bafoon full of the hottest of hot air possibly heated by a single person. One thing about Trump that apparently cannot be..." September 22
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Julio Teheran didn’t pitch a perfect game against the Phillies on Sunday. He did pitch an excellent game, continuing a late-season trend that gives the Braves hope he’ll be a front-line starter again in 2016. Teheran was perfect against the Phillies until second baseman Freddy Galvis ended the..." September 21
Philly.com "THE PHILLIES have lost six straight games, 14 of their last 17 games, and are on a crash course with becoming the first Phillies team to reach 100 losses in 54 years. They'd have to win seven of their remaining 12 games to avoid it. Nobody one likes losing, obviously, but manager Pete Mackanin..." September 21
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The reality is that the Braves are over matched most games. They have several inexperienced players in major roles and, well, it shows. “Sometimes you take your hat off and scratch your head,” Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said before playing the Phillies on Saturday at Turner Field. “But for..." September 20
Aaron Altherr out tonight because of a sore left wrist. He tweaked it on a swing Wednesday against Gio Gonzalez. Day to day.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Rookie starter Williams Perez and Braves relievers turned away multiple Phillies scoring opportunities Friday night in a 2-1 series-opening win at Turner Field. The Phillies put two on with none out in the ninth inning against rookie closer Arodys Vizcaino, on a walk and an error by third..." September 19
Mackanin said he talked with management today, there seems to be better chance now of Aaron Nola finishing season in rotation/not shut down.
CSN Philly "Philadelphia was the land of opportunity for young starting pitchers this season. Four rookies made their big-league debut in the Phillies’ starting rotation, but Jesse Biddle was not one of them. The former first-round draft pick advanced to Triple A, but did not pitch well at that level and..." September 17
Washington Post "This Washington Nationals season carried emotion with expectations, poignancy that comes in part from a sense of finality. Many of the players that grew into stars as the Nationals built themselves into a contender will most likely be gone next season. Clubhouse constant Ian Desmond, sparkplug..." September 17
iSportsweb "In a season where Philadelphia Phillies fans have been more excited for the season to end than for it to start, pieces of the team’s past glory have been fading into obscurity and/or wearing different uniforms. With Cole Hamels traded to the Texas Rangers, Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley now in Los..." September 17
Howard says he "feels fine." Expects to return this year. He's just waiting for swelling to go down. MRI was negative.
Baseball Essential "On July 29, I wrote an article addressing the Jonathan Papelbon to Washington Nationals trade. I said it was a complete mistake then, and I’ll say it again. The Nationals made a mistake in picking up Papelbon. Don’t get me wrong, Pap hasn’t been bad pitching-wise. He’s saved all the games..." September 16
CSN Mid-Atlantic "It won't come as much consolation near the end of a disappointing season, but there are still nights when you can appreciate just how special Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper can be. This was one of those nights, and it deserves to be appreciated. The Nationals' two No. 1 draft picks were on..." September 16
Hardball Talk "In early 2014 several minor leaguers filed a putative class action lawsuit against Major League Baseball alleging that minor leaguers are underpaid and exploited and that the Uniform Player Contract unfairly takes advantage of them. The upshot: excluding bonuses which only a few minor leaguers..." September 16
Phillies lineup tonight vs Nationals. No Howard or Altherr after both left last night's game with contusions. pic.twitter.com/ndTdIZxwr3
CSN Philly "The Phillies announced that second baseman Cesar Hernandez will miss the remainder of the season with a dislocated left thumb and has been placed on the 60-day disabled list. The injury occurred in the top of the seventh inning of Sunday’s victory over the Chicago Cubs at Citizens Bank Park..." September 15
CSN Mid-Atlantic "It's been quite some time since the Nationals and Phillies played a ballgame with as little at stake as there was tonight. Truth be told, it probably hasn't happened since the Nats called Montreal home. That made for a decided lack of buzz inside Citizens Bank Park for this one, with an announced..." September 15
CSN Philly "One hundred forty-five games into this fetid season, the Phillies’ problem has finally become clear. They didn’t have enough Jonathan Papelbons. That’s basically what the man himself said upon returning to Citizens Bank Park on Monday for the first time since being traded to the Washington..." September 15
CSN Philly "It’s understandable that you’re all Eagled-up. Hey, this is the year, right? But if the local nine still has some of your attention then there were a few items of interest in Sunday’s 7-4 win over the Chicago Cubs. Aaron Altherr continued to show he is worthy of consideration for a job in the..." September 14
Hardball Talk "Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez dislocated his left thumb in a collision with Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo in the seventh inning of Sunday’s win. He was replaced by Andres Blanco. Hernandez is likely done for the season, CSN Philly’s Jim Salisbury reports. Hernandez had charged in..." September 14
Cesar Hernandez looks to have suffered dislocated thumb.
CSN Philly "Though rookie pitcher Jerad Eickhoff turned in seven solid innings, the Phillies needed a two-run, walk-off blast from Cody Asche to win it with two outs in the ninth inning. Asche’s second career walk-off came exactly one year to the day after his first one as the Phillies beat the Cubs, 7-5,..." September 13
CSN Chicago "The Cubs hoped Kyle Schwarber would create energy and become a middle-of-the-order force, pushing teammates with his all-out style. Schwarber is still only in his first full season of professional baseball – not there yet as an in-your-face clubhouse leader – but he is definitely back and ready..." September 12
LHP Adam Morgan will start Game 1 and RHP Alec Asher will start Game 2.