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60-70, 4th in NL East
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Jerad Eickhoff has a little-known talent

Controlling the run game is important for a pitcher, and Eickhoff particularly excels in one key category among right-handers. Baseball Info Solutions breaks it down. Measuring baseball skills (Insider)

Ellis' first hit for Philadelphia knocks in two runs (0:24)
Mets' Cabrera forced to leave game after collision (0:38)

Lineup: Phillies (59-70) at Mets (66-63)

  • 1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B (S)
  • 2. Odubel Herrera, CF (L)
  • 3. Maikel Franco, 3B (R)
  • 4. Tommy Joseph, 1B (R)
  • 5. Aaron Altherr, RF (R)
  • 6. Jimmy Paredes, LF (S)
  • 7. A.J. Ellis, C (R)
  • 8. Freddy Galvis, SS (S)
  • 9. Vince Velasquez, RHP (S)
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Syndergaard, Mets power past Phillies (1:01)
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How does Neris rank in pitching tools?

Hector Neris has a good splitter, but is it good enough for No. 1 in our rankings? Keith Law breaks it down. Ranking pitching tools (Insider)

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz, on joining the Dodgers: "I'm ready to play in October. That is my goal and I'm excited."

Mark Simon ESPN Staff 

Upon entering the Phillies locker room today, players were greeted with a message on the dry-erase board that read "I will miss all you guys. Good luck the rest of the season. Love you all, Chooch!" Ruiz departed for Los Angeles to join his new team, the Dodgers, after being traded on Thursday.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

My favorite story about Carlos Ruiz's leadership qualities: Roy Halladay told me he was pitching one night, gave up a couple of hits late in the game and out came Charlie Manuel. Next thing he knew, Ruiz was running to the mound because he clearly wanted to get there before the manager. "He said, `Don't let him take you out of this game. We need you in this game,'" Halladay said. "So I said to Charlie, `I want to stay in.' He looked at me. He looked at Chooch. Then he looked at Chase (Utley), who was standing behind me. And he knew he was pretty much outnumbered." So of course he stayed in the game. By Carlos Ruiz's decree.

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Inside Heat: Gelb On Ellis/Ruiz Trade, More

Buster Olney talks to Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer about the Phillies' trade with the Dodgers, what Carlos Ruiz meant to the organization and much more.

Ellis trade 'somewhat risky' for Dodgers (1:37)

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

AJ Ellis did a great job in helping to develop Yasmani Grandal ability to call a game, frame pitches and block balls. Now he'll be able to do the same with Jorge Alfaro of the Phillies who they called up today. Ruiz improves the offense for the Dodgers back up catcher but they lose a significant clubhouse presence in Ellis. The Dodgers by the way don't have a hit, run or win since they made the trade.

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Dodgers deal Ellis to Phillies in exchange for Ruiz

The Dodgers traded beloved backup catcher A.J. Ellis to the Phillies for veteran Carlos Ruiz in order to improve the team's fortunes against left-handed pitching.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Fascinating trade involving the Phillies and Dodgers. Carlos Ruiz goes to the Dodgers for C AJ Ellis, RHP Tommy Bergjans and a player to be named later. Wonder if Ruiz becomes Clayton Kershaw's personal catcher when Kershaw returns

Bad team, bad park for Baker's Phillies

With the White Sox soon to be playing at Guaranteed Rate Field, David Schoenfield took a look back at other bad ballpark names. Phillies owner William Baker was so cheap that he used sheep to "cut" the infield grass at the Baker Bowl, where the power alley was just 300 feet away from home plate. Bad ballpark names

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

More on Carlos Ruiz: Source on a team that asked about him says he was told the Phillies asked him a few days ago if he's willing to waive his no-trade in the "right" deal & he said yes. Reported Wednesday he has cleared waivers and can be dealt to any team.

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Steve Carlton excelled on a struggling squad

Carlton won the first of his four Cy Young Awards in 1972, finishing the season 27-10 and leading the NL in ERA (1.97) and strikeouts (310). All other Phillies pitchers went 32-87 that season as they finished with the worst record in the NL and second-worst in the majors (59-97). Great players on bad teams

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.24129th
On Base Percentage.29830th
Slugging Percentage.38929th
Earned Run Average4.6326th
Quality Starts60Tied-13th

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