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2016 Schedule
70-88, 4th in NL East

Lineup: Phillies (70-88) at Braves (65-92)

  • 1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B (S)
  • 2. Freddy Galvis, SS (S)
  • 3. Odubel Herrera, CF (L)
  • 4. Tommy Joseph, 1B (R)
  • 5. Maikel Franco, 3B (R)
  • 6. Cody Asche, LF (L)
  • 7. A.J. Ellis, C (R)
  • 8. Aaron Altherr, RF (R)
  • 9. Jeremy Hellickson, RHP
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Hellickson's stock is up after solid year

Nobody would have pegged Jeremy Hellickson as a candidate for a qualifying offer last year, but that's the case after he's gone 12-10 with a 3.78 ERA for the Phillies. It's likely that he turns the offer down for a more lucrative deal on the open market. Bowden: FA value watch (Insider)

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Jerad Eickhoff surpassed expectations

Keith Law once pegged Eickhoff as a back-end starter at best, but the 26-year-old's increased use of his curveball gives him the potential to be more of a No. 3 guy at the major league level. Law: Players I was wrong about (Insider)

Kemp pours it on with two-run homer (0:19)
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Howard's grand slam just makes it out

Ryan Howard's grand slam on Tuesday was the definition of a moonshot, reaching a height of 157 feet but traveling a season-low 353 feet into the stands, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.

What's better than a grand slam? How about four? (0:49)
Braves finally take the lead on Bonifacio's RBI single (0:20)
Flowers' three-run homer cuts Phils' lead to one (0:22)
Howard hits grand slam in first inning (0:28)
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Which Phillies have mastered spin rate?

Spin rate is a relatively new factor of pitching being explored, but those who do it best are finding success. Jeremy Hellickson is among pitchers with the highest spin rates on curveballs, while Jake Thompson gets more drop out of his changeup with less spin. Why spin rate matters (Insider)

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Phillies fall in Power Rankings

The Phillies endured a rough weekend, culminating in a 17-0 drubbing by the Mets on Sunday. Philly will wrap up its season with series against Atlanta and New York. Week 25 Power Rankings

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Fox has picked up Saturday's Mets game in Philadelphia. It is now a 1:05 p.m. ET start at Citizens Bank Park rather than a night game.

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Saturday's longest home runs

Nelson Cruz's monster 454-foot blast at Target Field led the way on Saturday. Kendrys Morales' 433-footer was No. 30 on the year, while Trey Mancini's 432-foot homer was his third in as many career starts. Maikel Franco and Stephen Piscotty round out the list.

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Friday's longest home runs

Nelson Cruz's 463-foot, two-run blast against the Twins paces the longest home runs from Friday. Two pairs of teammates round out the list of long balls: the Phillies' Darin Ruf and Maikel Franco, and the Nats' Wilson Ramos and Danny Espinosa.

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Thursday's longest home runs

J.T. Realmuto and Justin Upton both hit 443-foot homers to pace the competition on Thursday. The most impactful blast on the list came off the bat of Yasmani Grandal, who crushed a go-ahead grand slam against the Rockies in the seventh inning.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Amazing note from the Elias Sports Bureau! The Mets last night became the 1st team ever to win a game by erasing two deficits of 2+ runs in the 9th inning or later with HRs

Mark Simon ESPN Staff 

A day after the Mets jaw-dropping loss to the Braves, they'll face Phillies starter Adam Morgan. There are 2 ways to look at it. Morgan has the highest hard-hit rate among pitchers with at least 90 innings pitched. But, he also has a 2.35 ERA in his last 4 starts.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.24029th
On Base Percentage.30129th
Slugging Percentage.38629th
Earned Run Average4.6326th
Quality Starts7711th

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