Nola expects more from Nola. It’s easy to peg him as one of the primary culprits, with shortstop Didi Gregorius and regressive third baseman Alec Bohm, for the Phillies’ falling short of the postseason for the 10th year in a row. But there is also a sense, not only among Phillies officials, that Nola didn’t pitch as poorly as it appeared.
Posted: October 20, 2021, 9:33 am
Read our comprehensive how to bet on baseball guide Nick Pivetta will get the ball as the Boston Red Sox look to extend their 2-1 series lead over the Houston Astros. The Phillies traded Pivetta to the Red Sox last year, along with right-hander Connor Seabold, in exchange for relievers Heath Hembree and Brandon Workman (neither of whom stuck with Philadelphia in 2021). Before packing his backs, Pivetta had pitched in 92 games over four seasons with the Phillies, going 19-30 with a 5.50 ERA.
Posted: October 19, 2021, 1:30 pm
Gibson was one of the few middle of the rotation guys available that the Phillies could acquire without having to deplete an already thin farm system. In order to bring in some rotation help, Spencer Howard was sent packing. Although he was underwhelming this season, there still was some upside with the hard throwing prospect.
Posted: October 19, 2021, 1:00 pm
Reunited and it feels so good. The Philadelphia Phillies made it official last week, hiring Kevin Long as the club’s new hitting coach. The move brings together Long, bench coach Rob Thomson and manager Joe Girardi, who worked together in 2009 to help the New York Yankees win their most recent World Series title.
Posted: October 18, 2021, 11:45 am
The Dodgers will face the Atlanta Braves in the 2021 National League Championship Series. Here’s how the Dodgers have fared in their previous 14 trips to that series.
Posted: October 16, 2021, 12:00 pm
HR, 58 RBI, 76 runs, 6.9% BB%, 13.8% K%, 109 wRC+, 2.5 fWAR The good Segura almost played himself onto the All Star team with a remarkable first half of hitting. He hit . with an .
Posted: October 15, 2021, 1:00 pm
TB_O.Howard 2 pass from Brady (Succop kick), 9:26. Drive: 11 plays, 75 yards, 5:34. Key Plays: Brady 22 pass to Evans; Brady 16 pass to Godwin; Brady 10 pass to Godwin on 3rd-and-8.
Posted: October 15, 2021, 3:41 am
Tampa Bay tight end Rob Gronkowski (ribs) and Philadelphia right tackle Lane Johnson (personal) will both miss their third straight game Thursday night.
Posted: October 14, 2021, 6:45 pm
Kevin has been covering Philadelphia sports since 2009. He spent seven years in the CBS 3 sports department and started on the Union beat during the team’s 2010 inaugural season. He went to Boyertown High School and West Virginia University and past bylines include Philly Voice, Philly Views, MLSSoccer.com, Philadelphiaunion.com, the Canadian Press, and the Philly Soccer Page.
Posted: October 14, 2021, 4:14 pm
Perhaps another team thinks he’s ready and the Phillies can trade him for a prospect who doesn’t play a position they already have secured through 2025. GO. Rhys Hoskins, 1B Lauber: When his season ended on Aug. 25 because of a lower-abdominal injury that required surgery, Hoskins was slugging .
Posted: October 14, 2021, 9:00 am
TheStreet’s Jonathan Heller is a Philadelphia Phillies fan, but he hasn’t had much to cheer for in 2021, as the Phillies failed to make the playoffs — again. There’s no joy in Philadelphia this year, at least for Phillies fans, as our team once again failed to make baseball’s playoffs. Heller wrote recently on Real Money.
Posted: October 13, 2021, 7:08 pm