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8/27/2015 | Record-setting Mets run win streak to 7 games

Daniel Murphy hit a go-ahead two-run double and made a circus play on defense Thursday, leading the Mets to a 9-5, 13-inning win over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The Mets swept the four-game series in Philadelphia and have won seven in a row overall, grabbing their third winning streak of at least seven games this season.


8/27/2015 | Potential duel on tap between Nola, Kennedy

Two hot pitchers will try to finish August on a high note when the Padres and Phillies open a three-game series on Friday at Citizens Bank Park.


8/27/2015 | Phils excited about future behind the plate

The Phillies think they have a bright future behind the plate. Carlos Ruiz and Cameron Rupp figure to be back behind the plate next year, although Triple-A catcher Gabriel Lino is highly regarded because of his defensive capabilities. He could be a September callup. The Phils also have some strong catching prospects in Jorge Alfaro and Andrew Knapp.


8/27/2015 | Phils plan to give Altherr more starts down stretch

The Phillies have used most of the season to play outfielders Domonic Brown, Odubel Herrera and Cody Asche. But Mackanin said before Thursday night's series finale against the Mets at Citizens Bank Park that he plans to play outfielder Aaron Altherr more often the rest of the way.


8/27/2015 | Manfred: More safety netting being discussed

Commissioner Rob Manfred said discussions regarding extended safety netting at Major League ballparks are ongoing and that he hopes to make a recommendation to owners during quarterly meetings in Dallas in November.


8/27/2015 | Eickhoff settles in after shaky first, retires 16 straight

On Wednesday night, right-hander Jerad Eickhoff made just his second Major League start and first at Citizens Bank Park in a 9-4 loss to the National League East-leading Mets. The Mets scored three runs in the first inning, but Eickhoff's recovery spoke louder than the final result.


8/26/2015 | Niese, Mets seek 7th straight win, sweep of Phils

The Mets will look to continue their strong play away from Citi Field and complete a sweep of the Phillies behind Jon Niese in the final game of a four-game series at Citizens Bank Park. Philadelphia will counter with veteran right-hander Aaron Harang.


8/26/2015 | Mets' 6th straight win ups NL East lead to 6.5

For the third time this season, the Mets own a winning streak of at least half a dozen games. They grabbed their sixth straight win with a 9-4 victory over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday night, extending their National League East lead to 6 1/2 games -- their largest since leading the Phillies by seven games with 17 to go in 2007 -- and putting themselves on pace for exactly 90 wins.


8/26/2015 | Phils want to see how Hernandez reacts to slump

Cesar Hernandez has seen a lot of playing time recently, but he started Wednesday on the bench after a five-game slump that saw him hit .048 (1-for-21). Manager Pete Mackanin isn't concerned about the 25-year-old, and in fact, saw this as a chance to get a better feel for the young infielder's mental makeup.


8/26/2015 | Bowa's issue with quick pitch safety related

Phillies bench coach Larry Bowa has been around the game long enough to know he's going to hear from Major League Baseball over the next few days.


8/25/2015 | Bowa, Phils angered by Robles' quick pitch

Tempers flared and benches emptied in the seventh inning Tuesday night in the Mets' 6-5 victory over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.


8/25/2015 | Colon faces Phillies as Mets eye 6th straight win

Mets right-hander Bartolo Colon hopes to get on track for the stretch run beginning Wednesday night against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.


8/25/2015 | Mets rally to give Syndergaard first road win

Noah Syndergaard earned his first road victory of the year, Travis d'Arnaud tied things on a bases-loaded walk and Michael Cuddyer gave the Mets the lead for good with a pinch-hit, two-run single in the sixth of New York's 6-5 win over Philadelphia on Tuesday night.


8/25/2015 | Phillies may use six-man rotation in September

The Phillies want to see more Aaron Nola, Adam Morgan and Jerad Eickoff in their rotation before the end of the season.


8/25/2015 | Jamie Moyer Foundation to honor Montgomery

The Jamie Moyer Foundation will honor Phillies chairman David Montgomery at the third annual Champions for Children Luncheon on Sept. 15.


8/25/2015 | Francoeur claimed on waivers, will remain with Phils

Every time Jeff Francoeur hits a home run, somebody wonders why a contender would not want him for the stretch run.


8/25/2015 | Phillies Minor League review, Aug. 17-23

Phillies Minor League review, Aug. 17-23


8/24/2015 | Phils have nothing to show for crushing All-Star arms

The Phillies accomplished something pretty remarkable in the past 18 days, scoring 14 runs against Zack Greinke and Jacob deGrom but losing both games.


8/24/2015 | Syndergaard hoping to take show on the road vs. Phils

Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard would love to replicate the success he had in his first and only career start against the Phillies on May 27.


8/24/2015 | Mets rout Phillies behind record 8 home runs

No deficit is too large for the new-look Mets to overcome. No offensive benchmarks are too ostentatious. David Wright homered in his first game since April and wound up being a footnote in the Mets' 16-7 win over the Phillies on Monday, which featured a franchise record eight home runs and 15 extra-base hits at Citizens Bank Park.


8/24/2015 | Phillies fans to get first looks at Eickhoff, Sweeney

Somehow, someway, the Phillies have the third-best record in the National League and the fourth-best record in baseball since the All-Star break. They have mostly young players to thank for that


8/23/2015 | Rupp keeps homering during Nola starts

It's hard to blame Phillies catcher Cameron Rupp for wanting to see Aaron Nola on the mound more than every fifth day. For four straight Nola outings, Rupp has started and homered each time -- as was the case once again in Sunday's 2-0 win at Marlins Park.


8/23/2015 | In Wright's return, Mets tab deGrom vs. Phils

The wait is over. The comeback is complete. More than four months after first landing on the disabled list, third baseman David Wright is due to rejoin the Mets for their series opener Monday in Philadelphia. Jacob deGrom gets the start opposite Phillies lefty Adam Morgan.


8/23/2015 | Nola in complete control in career-best outing

Aaron Nola's stellar outing of eight scoreless innings in Sunday's 2-0 Phillies win at Marlins Park supported the biggest lesson that the rookie has learned since his callup on July 21.


8/23/2015 | Nola, Phillies blank Marlins on three hits

Promising Philadelphia rookie Aaron Nola threw a career-high eight scoreless innings and catcher Cameron Rupp provided a solo home run as the Phillies beat the Marlins, 2-0, on Sunday at Marlins Park to take three of four games in the series -- their first series win at Marlins Park since May 20-22, 2013.




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