| Sep 29, 2014
| 8:32 AM
When I wrote a few weeks ago that the Phillies should dump all their older players and commit to discovering which youngsters can play, I got a voice mail message from a fan who thought I was crazy.
He believed the team's aging core deserved one...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 7:24 PM
Seven years ago Tuesday, Brett Myers tossed his glove into the air after striking out the Washington Nationals' Willy Mo Pena and helping the Philadelphia Phillies clinch the first of five straight NL East division titles.
This past Tuesday, the...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 5:36 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Rookie Joe Panik tripled and scored on Gregor Blanco's single in the eighth inning, capping a comeback that lifted the San Francisco Giants to a 6-5 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday afternoon.
After losing 5-3 in...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 8:14 PM
READING — Amid children slapping together their thunderstix, a grown man throwing freebies into the stands while riding a makeshift ostrich and the other distractions Wednesday night, Aaron Nola displayed solid mechanics and a better-looking curve....
| Aug 10, 2014
| 8:54 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Recently, the Phillies have not played very well on Sundays or in matchups with the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park.
Heading into Sunday afternoon's game, the Phillies won just one of their last 11 Sunday games and, dating back...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 7:00 PM
The Phillies are in last place in the National League East and by not making any moves at last week's non-waiver trade deadline, they pushed off a chance to begin rebuilding and perhaps hasten their return to the glory days of the mid- to late- 2000s....
| Aug 3, 2014
| 2:04 PM
By David Driver, The Sports Xchange
WASHINGTON —Stephen Strasburg, in his 99th career start, threw seven shutout innings and the Washington Nationals scored an unearned run in the third to take the lead against Cole Hamels en route to a 4-0...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 9:11 AM
Central Catholic's Mike Kopp received a big honor Tuesday. The National High School Sports Association named Kopp as its girls basketball coach of the year. Kopp is the first girls basketball coach from Pennsylvania to be honored by the Easton-based...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 10:12 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Heading into Tuesday night's game against the Houston Astros, the Phillies had three streaks they wanted to see end.
The first was a 21-inning scoreless stretch they carried into the evening. The other two were Ryan Howard's 0-for-...
| Sep 19, 2014
By Bill Center, The Sports Xchange
SAN DIEGO — San Diego Padres left-hander Robbie Erlin held the Philadelphia Phillies to one run on five hits over six innings in his first major league start since May 17, and Alexi Amarista and Will Venable...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 3:41 AM
San Diego Padres starter Robbie Erlin felt he was just rounding into form last May 18 when he awoke following his eighth start of the season with pain in his left elbow.
"I didn't know what it was, but I didn't think it was serious," said the 23-year-...