DETROIT – Odubel Herrera already had three hits on Monday night. The catalyst of the Phillies offense drove in a run in the third inning and helped trigger a run-scoring fifth inning.
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Herrera yanked for lack of hustle in Phillies’ loss to Tigers
THEY DON’T score many runs. Sometimes they don’t score any. They play awful one night, put you to sleep the next, make you say ‘Wow’ the day after.
DETROIT – The Phillies constructed their team last winter with a premium on defense. Manager Pete Mackanin focused the majority of his first spring training on drills that instructed fielding fundamentals. The results through the season’s first seven weeks are starting to show.
The two aging contracts are unremarkable on first glance, devoid of flourishes and filled with the boilerplate restrictions that chained all baseball players to their teams in the Reserve Clause era.
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Robinson’s contracts, at Constitution Center, appraised at $36 million
Here’s the open discussion thread for Phillies’ talk and other topics. The Phillies are 25-19 after going 3-3 this week. They took 2 of 3 from Miami and dropped 2 of 3 against Atlanta. They finished the home stand 5-4 and go on the road this week against the Tigers and Cubs
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Open Discussion: Week of May 23rd
Three hits and two runs in one inning qualifies as an outburst for the Phillies offense in 2016. That rare sequence occurred in the second and sixth innings Sunday on another wind-chilled May afternoon at Citizens Bank Park. Combined with seven shutout innings from Jerad Eickhoff and more spotless work from the bullpen duo of Hector Neris and Jeanmar Gomez, it was enough to trigger a 5-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves.
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