Hoskins comes up big again, delivers key hit

September 20, 2017

“I always think he’s going to do something special the deeper he goes into the count,” Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said. Hoskins’ go-ahead double LAD@PHI: Hoskins rips a go-ahead double in the 7th Rhys Hoskins laces a go-ahead bases-clearing double after a long at-bat to give the Phillies a 5-2 lead in the bottom of the 7th inning Hoskins’ plate appearance against Baez in the seventh seemed to be one…

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Phils use 4-run 7th to stay tough on Dodgers

September 20, 2017

“It was nice to beat the Dodgers with [Clayton Kershaw, 4-3 in Monday’s series opener] and [Yu Darvish] pitching,” Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said. “It’s a great way to start the series. The guys have come alive.” Hoskins cleared the bases with two out on the 36th pitch of the seventh inning from beleaguered Dodgers reliever Pedro Baez (3-6). The Dodgers had a two-run lead on Yasmani Grandal‘s home run…

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Eshelman, Kingery earn Paul Owens Award

September 19, 2017

Both completed their second professional seasons in 2017, each beginning the season with Double-A Reading and ending the year with Triple-A Lehigh Valley. They took great advantage of their respective promotions. Eshelman continued to stick to his guns, not as a hard thrower, but one with divine command and consistency through his five Double-A games — posting a 3.10 ERA to an even better 2.23 mark in 18 starts with…

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Hats on: Neris will continue to wear filthy cap

September 19, 2017

Other than rosin, the cap was clean. “This is the same hat I’ve used all year,” Neris said. “Every time I touched my hat, it was dirty, and when I put the rosin on my hat where it was dirty, it turned colors. And it was sweaty.” Neris said he wasn’t upset that the Dodgers asked. In fact, he seemed to expect it. And he seemed prepared for other teams…

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Patrick, Lindblom Impress at Rookie & Preseason Games

The Philadelphia Flyers management and fan base witnessed a small glimpse of their future when the team faced the New York Islanders in their rookie game. The Flyers rookies took a had a 3-1 lead going into the third period but sat back and eventually blew the lead, forcing them into overtime where Islanders prospect Mitch Vande Sompel sealed the game. In their first preseason bout, the Flyers once again…

September 19, 2017
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Unpacking for Camp | What's (at) the Point?

September 19, 2017

During Brett Brown’s time in Philadelphia, there’s been one position he’s routinely referred to as the hardest, most demanding in the NBA. Point guard. And who on the 76ers’ 2017-2018 roster will be tapped to assume this challenging assignment? Ben Simmons, in his first season, no less. At least that’s the direction the organization appeared to be leaning in April, when the subject was last addressed in depth publicly. Fast…

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Sanchez on list of prospects with soaring stock

September 19, 2017

Walker Buehler, RHP, Dodgers No. 1/MLB No. 10Buehler might have been the first player taken from Vanderbilt in 2015 if he hadn’t hurt his elbow. Instead, he saw Dansby Swanson and Carson Fulmer go in the top 10 and ended up sliding to No. 24. He had Tommy John surgery that summer after signing, but was back on the mound less than a year later. In 2017, he put the…

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Previa temporada 2017-2018: Una era de ilusión

September 19, 2017

Por Miguel Ángel Martín, Columnista de Sixers.com En apenas un mes la temporada 2017-2018 dará comienzo y con ella un era de ilusión que ahora inunda Philadelphia. La temporada que Joel Embiid y Dario Saric tuvieron en 2017, la llegada de Markelle Fultz y el debut en la liga de Ben Simmons, dejan a los Sixers en un punto de partida para lograr grandes cosas. Ya han pasado algunos años…

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Altherr's slam off Kershaw wins it for Phillies

September 19, 2017

“That’s obviously pretty special to be the first one to do that,” Altherr said. “I definitely don’t take it for granted. He’s obviously a really good pitcher. I just thank God I was able to get a pitch to hit.” The first two Dodgers batters of the game homered, with Chris Taylor racing to an inside-the-park home run and Justin Turner following with a conventional homer off winning Phillies starter…

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Utley focused on race, but keeps eye on Phils

September 19, 2017

Same goes for a potential celebratory champagne shower. “We have clinched a few over in that clubhouse, so to do it over here would be a bit awkward at first, but it is what it is,” Utley said. That “we” Utley referred to is dwindling in number. Utley, who was traded to the Dodgers in 2015 after 13 years with the Phillies, was one of the final vestiges of the…

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