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Giants come calling on Phillies

Giants take on Phillies

The match up between the hot San Francisco Giants (61-44, 1st NL West) and your Philadelphia Phillies (48-59 4th NL East) would normally be just another run through for the Giants, but last time out, and with Madison Bumgarner back on the mound, anything can happen.

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Bumgarner allowed three runs in a 3-2 loss to the Phillies at AT&T Park on June 25th.  Bumgarner will be going up against Phillies RHP Zach Elfin (3-4, 4.23 ERA) pitched a shutout on July 22nd against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Tickets for the series are still available so be sure to grab yours and get out to see what should be a pretty good series.  

 

Mets visit Phillies tonight

The Philadelphia Phillies (42-48, 4th NL East) split their series against the Colorado Rockies before the end of the first half of the season while the New York Mets (47-41, 2nd NL East) lost three of four games to the Nationals in the same time frame.  Now the Phillies, who are still 12 games out, have the opportunity to gain some ground on the second place Mets.

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The starting pitcher for the Phillies will be Jeremy Hellickson (6-6, 3.92 ERA) who’s stock has risen because his pitching has gotten better.  It’s no secret that the veteran could be up for a trade if the price is right.  Starting for the Mets will be Bartolo Colon who had trouble against the Nationals giving up six runs in a little over four innings.

Tickets for the series and the rest of the second half of the season are still available so be sure to grab yours and help cheer on your Philadelphia Phillies!

 

Phillies on a streak, sweep D-Backs

Phillies host Defending Champs

The Philadelphia Phillies (35-45, 4th NL East) took care of business on the road, sweeping the Arizona Diamondbacks during the week before heading back home to begin a three-game series today against the Kansas City Royals (42-36, 2nd AL Central) who won three of four games against the Cardinals.

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Taking the mound for the Phillies will be Jeremy Hellickson (5-6, 4.23 ERA) who will be going up against Ian Kennedy (5-6 3.96 ERA) who was quite efficient in his last outing against the Astros, striking out 11 while giving up only three hits.

Tickets for the entire series are still available so be sure get yours today and help cheer on your Philadelphia Phillies!

D-Backs look to sweep Phillies

The Arizona Diamondbacks (32-39, 4th NL West) came alive against the Philadelphia Phillies (30-40, 4th NL East)  yesterday as Archie Bradley got his first win for the Diamondbacks since may, allowing only one unearned run over six innings in a 5-1 win.  They will look to go for the sweep today at 12:05.

“Not a whole lot to be happy about except for (Zach) Eflin,” Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said. “It was a good confidence booster for him, as well as the team. We were in the game until the ninth inning, so that’s a step in the right direction. However, the three hits, once again is our bane.”

Elfin pitched five and a half innings allowing only two Diamondbacks runs.

Game four kicks off today at noon.  Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your Philadelphia Phillies to victory!

 

Jays score heavy against Rookie Eflin in his first start

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The Phillies 2012 first round draft pick, Zach Eflin, got his first start last night and it was a night he would rather forget as the Blue Jays. Eflin pitched just 2.2 innings but gave up nine hits and nine runs.

“You’ve got to forget about it,” Eflin said of his first ML start. “Obviously, I’ll remember it for the rest of my life, but from a pitching standpoint, I’ve got to bounce back. I’ve got to throw quality strikes and get ahead of the hitters.”

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The Phillies have no time to dwell as they prepare for game three tonight at 6:05 at Citizens Bank Park as Jeremy Hellickson takes the mound for the good guys and Marco Estrada for the Jays.

Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets for tonight’s and tomorrow’s game are still available so be sure to get yours now and help cheer on your Philadelphia Phillies!

New GM looks to usher new era for Phillies

Even though the Philadelphia Phillies lost 99 games last season, and while the team made a number of moves, some of them controversial such as the Ken Giles trade, but pundits don’t seem to think it will make much of a difference in 2016 as the team lacks depth.

The predicted rotation looks to be:

RHP Aaron Nola
RHP Jeremy Hellickson
RHP Charlie Morton
RHP Jerad Eickhoff
RHP Vincent Velasquez

There are still a handful of Spring Training games including the Astros, the Orioles and the Reds.  Get your tickets today and help cheer on your Philadelphia Phillies!