Wednesday, the Phillies’ future walked to the plate with one out in the first inning. Number One pick, Mickey Moniak, began his professional career as the DH in his first professional ball game. He faced a 25-year old pitcher who was rehabbing from the FSL Tampa Yankees in his first at bat
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PHOENIX – Cody Asche played Wednesday in his 326th major-league game. He will turn 26 on Thursday, and until this month, the Phillies had formed a decent idea about what sort of player Asche is and could become.
Phillies triumph in 10th to sweep Diamondbacks
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PHOENIX – Fifteen years ago, Ryan Howard and Brad Ziegler forged a friendship as teammates at Southwest Missouri State, a relationship so close that Ziegler once admitted he cried as Howard captured a championship in 2008 with the Phillies. The two men have seen almost everything in baseball, and on Tuesday night, they stared at each other with the bases loaded in the ninth inning of a tie game.
Phillies beat D’backs with two-run rally in ninth
PHOENIX – Last weekend, a Phillies official placed all-star ballots on every player’s chair in the visiting clubhouse at AT&T Park. The 24-year-old bundle of constant energy that is the Phillies centerfielder breezed through the room to campaign.
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Odubel Herrera: From Rule 5 pick to all-star?
PHOENIX – When the Phillies convened last October in Clearwater, Fla., for their annual organizational meetings, there was overwhelming consensus on one issue: Edubray Ramos, eligible for selection in the Rule 5 draft, needed to be protected. The young pitcher was added to the 40-man roster and ticketed for big-league spring training.
PHOENIX – One year ago this week, Andy MacPhail stepped into Citizens Bank Park as the first outsider to become president of the Phillies. He had zero ties to the franchise, had been out of baseball for almost four years, and had agreed to oversee an arduous rebuilding process.
PHOENIX – Ever since Vince Velasquez threw two 86-mph fastballs and exited a game three weeks ago, the young pitcher has existed in a state of doubt. Velasquez insisted his prized right arm was not badly hurt. He has a spotty health history, had not pitched well before the biceps injury, and made just one minor-league rehab start.
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Velasquez passes test as Phillies destroy D’backs