Enforcement of new, expanded MiLB rules is underway

The well publicized use of the minors to test out potential rule and technology changes for baseball has been in place for a while now, but official enforcement begins today. Teams were given the first ten days – nine games – to adjust to the rules until they would really be enforced at various levels […]

New philosophy taking shape in Phils farm system – part two

In part one of the series, we looked at the more subtle off the field changes that the Phillies new farm director, Preston Mattingly, has made in the minor league system. In this part, we take a look at the things you will see on the field, throughout every level of the minors. At Lehigh […]

New philosophy taking shape in Phils farm system – part one

When Preston Mattingly was hired away from the San Diego Padres to be the Phillies director of minor league operations, he came in with a new approach that had not been seen in the organization. Now that the minor league season is underway, fans can see some of the changes on the field, while others […]

Offense wakes up late in win over New Yorkers

The night started horribly for the Phillies on Monday. Defensively, Alec Bohm made three throwing errors in the first three innings, including two errors in the first inning. On the mound, Ranger Suarez was getting hit around and offensively, the Phillies were sleep walking against Taijuan Walker. Eventually, the defense picked up, the bullpen came […]

A’s pitchers hold Phils to three hits

The Phillies offense was as frigid as the Philadelphia weather on Sunday. With temps around 48-degrees with a brisk wind blowing, the Phillies dropped the finale of their three-game series with the Oakland A’s by a 4-1 count. If you guessed that Jean Segura would be the team leader in home runs at any point […]

The strange case of second base

In the immortal words of David Bowie: “Ch-ch-ch-ch changes, turn and face the strange. Ch-ch changes.” Somewhere in some plush New York office, Major League Baseball has someone sitting all alone with plenty of time to think. Out of these thoughts, MLB expects to get some ideas. So, in order to justify their salary, this […]

Minor League Wrap-up ver 4.09

Saturday was a bad day around the Phillies minor league affiliates. The only win of the day came in the late afternoon hours when Lehigh Valley won the first game of their doubleheader against Columbus. After that, the IronPigs dropped game two and Reading, Jersey Shore and Clearwater all went down in defeat. Game 1 […]

Three more longballs in Phillies win over A’s

The Phillies continued their assault on major league pitching Saturday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park with three more home runs against the A’s and came away with a 4-2 win. In addition to the home runs, Kyle Gibson was right on point, giving up just two hits and no walks in seven innings and striking […]

Roman Quinn rejoins Phils organization

The Phillies let Roman Quinn become a free agent at the end of last November after a sometimes promising, but often frustrating time with the organization. Quinn has some talent but has been too limited by injuries to make much of an impact. Now, with center field becoming a spot where Phillies players go to […]

Offense doesn’t disappoint in Opening Day win

The Phanatic may have done a face plant while parachuting into Citizens Bank Park, but the Phillies offense did everything but fall flat in a 9-5 win over the team that formerly called the City of Brotherly Love home. R H E Oakland 5 6 1 Philadelphia 9 11 2 OFFENSE: Kyle Schwarber didn’t take […]