ATLANTA – The Phillies promoted prospect Maikel Franco, who will become the team’s youngest position player since Jimmy Rollins debuted in 2000. Franco, 22, could start Tuesday at Turner Field against Braves lefthander Mike Minor.
Phils promote Franco, six other prospects
HOUSTON (AP) – The Houston Astros fired manager Bo Porter on Monday, saying the dismissal had less to do with the team’s 59-79 record than the need for “new direction” and a “united message throughout the entire organization.”
Houston Astros fire manager Bo Porter
A slight drizzle began falling but the teenagers filling up two flatbed trucks in the Acme parking lot didn’t appear bothered. This parade assembling in the lot in Newtown Square, Delaware County, was for them.
Double parade for Broomall Newtown Babe Ruth teams
Congratulations to Cole Hamels, Jake Diekman, Ken Giles, and Jonathan Papelbon for combing to no-hit the Atlanta Braves today. Hamels went 6 innings and each reliever pitched an inning apiece. Hamels walked 5 batters, which created an elevated a high pitch count (108), so going the distance wasn’t an option
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No-Hitter, Trade & Call-Ups
ATLANTA – As the first combined no-hitter in 132 years of Phillies baseball neared its strange conclusion, a rolling laundry cart inside the visitors’ clubhouse at Turner Field became an ice bucket. It held six champagne bottles.
Four Phillies pitchers combine for no-hitter
It went pretty much as expected with 3B Maikel Franco, INF Cesar Hernandez, OF Tony Gwynn Jr., C Cameron Rupp, P Miguel Gonzalez, and P Luis Garcia all going up to Philly to spend the next 30 days with the big club. Notably absent is Phillippe Aumont, whose Phillies career has likely come to a […]
Phillies Call Ups
Here’s how the Phillies’ minor league teams fared on Sunday, August 31.
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Phillies Minor League Report: Mark Leiter pitches Clearwater to win in finale
Baseball is a game of timeless, repeating patterns, which is part of its charm. A fan from 100 years ago would still recognize the choreography of a double play and still know how well a ball has been hit by listening to the sound of the bat. He would wonder why the game takes so long, but otherwise, baseball is baseball.
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Howard is now in the Thome spot