The Phillies, and more specifically John Middleton, concluded their week-plus inquisition on Thursday and relieved Gabe Kapler of his duties as manager.  https://twitter.com/Phillies/status/1182306511994966016 It's clear now that Gabe Kapler was never going to be fully embraced by Philadelphia. Dating back to his first game where he pulled Aaron Nola too early, he was frequently the punching bag for talk...
Standings 1st- Atlanta Braves- 97-55 2nd- Washington Nationals- 93-69 3rd- New York Mets- 86-76 4th- Philadelphia Phillies- 81-81 5th- Miami Marlins- 57-105 Recap PHILLIES The Phillies' less than 5% chance of making the Wild Card needed a five game sweep of the Nationals. That sweep came to fruition, but the Phillies were on the receiving end of it. They were officially eliminated after the first...
The Philadelphia Phillies have been eliminated from the postseason. A season with high expectations has a strong chance to finish with the exact same 80-82 record as the season before. After a huge offseason, fans and the team officials alike thought they had finally re-opened the championship window that had slammed shut on Ryan Howard's Achilles that...
Standings 1st-Atlanta Braves- 96-61- Won NL East 2nd- Washington Nationals- 85-69- tied for Wild Card with Brewers 3rd- New York Mets- 81-74- 4.5 games back of Wild Card with 7 to play 4th- Philadelphia Phillies- 79-75- 6 games back of Wild Card with 8 to play 5th- Miami Marlins- 54-101- currently own number 3 overall draft pick Recap PHILLIES The Phillies finished up their season...
TPL's Phillies Analyst Ty Daubert (@TyDaubert) joins The Blue Route pod with Chris (@mrcrockpot) to review the top prospects in the Phillies farm system. How did the top prospects perform in 2019? How close are they to joining the Phillies? Check it out! For everything player development, make sure to follow @BlueRouteTPL on Twitter....
Standings 1st- Atlanta Braves- 93-58, clinched playoff birth 2nd- Washington Nationals- 82-66, 9.5 games back, 1.5 games up in first Wild Card 3rd- New York Mets- 77-72, eliminated from division, 4 games back of second Wild Card 4th- Philadelphia Phillies- 76-72, eliminated from division, 4.5 games back of second Wild Card 5th- Miami Marlins- 52-97, completely eliminated Recap PHILLIES The Phillies split a four game...
After shutting down the Phillies on Wednesday night, Braves starter Dallas Keuchel had some words for the Phillies front office about their interest, or lack there of, in him this past winter. https://twitter.com/MrUram/status/1171985409347391488 And he is correct. Matt Klentak and the Phillies front office made a major mistake in not pursuing Keuchel. Keuchel is 8-5 with a 3.35 ERA in...
Standings 1st- Atlanta Braves- 89-55 2nd- Washington Nationals- 79-63, 9 games back, three games up in first Wild Card  3rd- Philadelphia Phillies- 74-68, 14 games back, 2 games back of second Wild Card 4th- New York Mets- 72-70, 16 games back, 4 games back of second Wild Card 5th- Miami Marlins- 51-91, eliminated from everything  Recap PHILLIES The Phillies yet again squandered an opportunity to...
The Reading Fightin Phils opened up their Eastern League Playoff series with the Trenton Thunder on Wednesday night. With Game One being the biggest game of the season to this point, the team needed a big game pitcher on the mound. They handed the ball to top pitching prospect Spencer Howard, and he did not disappoint. The 23-year-old...
Standings 1st- Atlanta Braves- 84-54 2nd- Washington Nationals- 77-58, 5.5 games back, 4.5 game lead for first Wild Card 3rd- Philadelphia Phillies- 70-65, 12.5 games back, 2.5 games out of second Wild Card 4th- New York Mets- 69-67, 14 games back, 2.5 games out of second Wild Card 5th- Miami Marlins- 48-58- Eliminated Recap PHILLIES The Phillies were able to take a much needed two...
After this weekend, we saw the same recurring theme for this Phillies' season: the Phillies dropped a series they should have won and continue to hold themselves back from a hot streak. Sunday's loss to the Marlins was the ninth loss of the season to Miami. For a team that is hanging on for dear life to...
Standings- 1st- Atlanta Braves- 80-52 2nd- Washington Nationals- 73-57, 6 games back, 4 game lead for first Wild Card 3rd- Philadelphia Phillies- 67-62, 11.5 games back, 1.5 games out of second Wild Card 4th- New York Mets- 67-63, 12 games back, 2 games out of second Wild Card 5th- Miami Marlins- 47-82, 32.5 games back Recap PHILLIES A week that started with so much promise...