Thomson to NL champ Phillies as camp begins: Ease into thisFebruary 16, 2023 GMT
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies manager Rob Thomson had a simple message before the National League champions took the field Thursday for their first spring training workout for pitchers and catchers.
NL champ Phillies extend President Dombrowski through 2027November 22, 2022 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The National League champion Philadelphia Phillies gave team President Dave Dombrowski a three-year contract extension that takes him through the 2027 season.
“This is a great organization and I feel so fortunate to be surrounded by such tremendous personnel.
Oh Canada: Thomson 1st Canadian-born World Series managerOctober 27, 2022 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — Rob Thomson is kind of a big deal back home, as the first Canadian-born manager to take a team to the World Series.
Family and friends north of the border tell him “everybody’s behind us, it’s a big story, and that’s great.”
No more interim: Rob Thomson to remain Phillies managerOctober 10, 2022 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — After guiding the Philadelphia Phillies to their first playoff berth in more than a decade, manager Rob Thomson had the interim removed from his title Monday.
The only issue?
Thomson had to sit through a news conference to discuss his new two-year contract to remain as Phillies manager through 2024.
Phillies down Astros for 1st playoff berth since 2011October 4, 2022 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — When the Philadelphia Phillies fired manager Joe Girardi after a 22-29 start to the season, it was hard to imagine that Bryce Harper, Kyle Schwarber and interim manager Rob Thomson would be dancing in a champagne shower come October.
Phillies trying to hold on, end lengthy postseason droughtSeptember 5, 2022 GMT
Nothing has come easy this year for the Philadelphia Phillies, who are trying to reach the postseason for the first time in over a decade.
They started poorly, going 22-29 before manager Joe Girardi was fired.
Former Phillies manager Joe Girardi to join Cubs TV boothAugust 17, 2022 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — Former Philadelphia Phillies manager Joe Girardi has joined Marquee Sports Network as a game analyst for the Chicago Cubs, one of his former teams.
Marquee said Wednesday that Girardi will be in the booth with Jon Sciambi and former big league pitcher Jim Deshaies for this weekend's series against Milwaukee.
Hoskins, streaking Phillies rout Nationals 11-5August 7, 2022 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rhys Hoskins homered in the first inning for the third straight game and the surging Philadelphia Phillies routed the Washington Nationals 11-5 on Saturday night.
He is the first Phillies player to do it since at least 1900.
Dominant Nola, Phillies shut down Marlins for 3-game sweepJuly 17, 2022 GMT
MIAMI (AP) —
Aaron Nola struck out 10 and pitched scoreless ball into the ninth inning as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 4-0 Sunday for a three-game sweep.
Yairo Muñoz homered to help Philadelphia head into the All-Star break at 49-43.
Phillies’ Thomson first Canadian to manage in home countryJuly 12, 2022 GMT
TORONTO (AP) — Philadelphia’s Rob Thomson became the first Canadian to manage a major league game in his home country when he led the Phillies against the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night.
“It’s great to be home,” Thomson said before batting practice.
Wheeler, Hoskins, Realmuto lift Phillies over Cardinals 4-0July 4, 2022 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Zack Wheeler threw seven shutout innings of four-hit ball and Rhys Hoskins and J.T. Realmuto slugged home runs as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-0 Sunday night.
Hall, Hoskins homer, lead Phillies past Arenado, CardinalsJuly 2, 2022 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Darick Hall’s tiebreaking home run was his third homer since being called up, and Rhys Hoskins went deep to add an insurance run, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 5-3 win over Nolan Arenado and the St.
Hoskins’ pinch-hit in 10th, Phils top Nats; 15 W in 17 gamesJune 19, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pinch-hitter Rhys Hoskins singled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 2-1 Saturday for their 15th win in 17 games.
Garrett Stubbs’ 3-run homer lifts Phillies over Marlins 3-1June 15, 2022 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Garrett Stubbs hit a three-run homer with two out in the ninth inning, sending the Philadelphia Phillies to a dramatic 3-1 victory over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday.
Alec Bohm sparked the winning rally with a one-out single against Tanner Scott (2-2).
Phillies end 9-game win streak, skipper Thomson’s 1st lossJune 12, 2022 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rob Thomson took his first loss as interim manager and the Philadelphia Phillies ended a nine-game winning streak Sunday, falling 13-1 to the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The Phillies lost for the first time since May 31, and Thomson was beaten for the first time since replacing Joe Girardi on June 3.
9 straight! Phils match best win run in 11 years, top DbacksJune 12, 2022 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Zack Wheeler spent a few days away from the Phillies this week because his wife was ready to welcome their second child. He was an antsy parent — and pitcher, too, checking the box scores to see if Philadelphia could stay perfect in his absence.
LEADING OFF: Phils’ Thomson aims to extend undefeated startJune 10, 2022 GMT
A look at what's happening around the majors on Friday:
Ohtani powers LA past Red Sox; Angels end 14-game skidJune 10, 2022 GMT
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani pitched seven stellar innings and hit a two-run homer, and the Los Angeles Angels snapped their 14-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night.
Harper, Phils win 7th in a row, hand Brews 6th straight lossJune 10, 2022 GMT
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Bryce Harper, Kyle Schwarber and Odúbel Herrera homered as interim manager Rob Thomson and the streaking Philadelphia Phillies won their season-high seventh straight game, beating the sagging Milwaukee Brewers 8-3 on Thursday.
Nola sharp, Phils hit 4 HRs, rout Brewers for 6th win in rowJune 9, 2022 GMT
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Aaron Nola pitched eight sharp innings and the surging Philadelphia Phillies hit four home runs to rout the scuffling Milwaukee Brewers 10-0 on Wednesday night.
The Phillies won their season-high sixth in a row, five of them since interim manager Rob Thomson took over when Joe Girardi was fired on Friday.
Friday Sports in BriefJune 4, 2022 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies fired manager Joe Girardi on Friday after the team's terrible start.
He’s the first major league manager to lose his job this season.
Phillies fire Girardi in wake of another lackluster seasonJune 4, 2022 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joe Girardi managed a Phillies team with the reigning NL MVP, five 2021 All-Stars, a $233 million payroll that nudged the franchise above the luxury tax and expectations of ending the longest playoff drought in the National League.
Harper, Schwarber 2 HRs, Thomson wins debut, Phils top HalosJune 4, 2022 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kyle Schwarber mashed the first pitch in the bottom of the first inning almost 435 feet for a home run — and a needed instant lift for a Phillies franchise again counting on a managerial change to spark the team into a long-shot run into the playoffs.
Schwarber, Maton homer to lead Phillies past GiantsJune 2, 2022 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kyle Schwarber and Nick Maton homered to help the Philadelphia Phillies snap a five-game losing streak with a 6-5 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night.
Phillies star Bryce Harper was a late scratch from the lineup due to right forearm soreness, and second baseman Jean Segura was ruled out for up to three months with a fractured right index finger.
Phillies’ Harper scratched, Segura out 10-12 weeksJune 1, 2022 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia star Bryce Harper was a late scratch from the lineup prior to Wednesday night’s game against the San Francisco Giants due to right forearm soreness.
The news came hours after the slumping Phillies learned second baseman Jean Segura would be sidelined for up to three months.
Casali’s HR gives Giants 5-4 win, Phillies lose 11th of 15May 31, 2022 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Curt Casali hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning, and the San Francisco Giants beat Philadelphia 5-4 on Monday in a long-ball contest that extended the Phillies losing streak to four and added pressure to manager Joe Girardi.
Alonso homers, drives in 4 as Mets hold off Phillies 8-6May 28, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The last time Pete Alonso approached the plate, he never got near the batter's box. Phillies manager Joe Girardi quickly held up four fingers for an intentional walk.
Harper out again for Phillies with soreness in right elbowMay 19, 2022 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Phillies slugger Bryce Harper did not start a fourth straight game on Thursday as he recovers from a platelet-rich plasma injection in his right elbow.
Harper had said he hoped to play in at least one of the three games against the Padres.
Phillies slugger Harper won’t play right field for 6 weeksMay 18, 2022 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper sat out a third straight game as he recovers from a platelet-rich plasma injection in his right elbow and the Phillies slugger may not play right field again until late July.
Phillies batter Dodgers’ pitching again, win 12-10 in 10May 14, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — No team in the majors has hit the Los Angeles Dodgers this season as effectively as the Philadelphia Phillies did during back-to-back victories at Chavez Ravine.
And they didn't even let up after Justin Turner dramatically propelled the Dodgers into extra innings.
Phils’ Harper small elbow tear; can hit, no throw for monthMay 13, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Phillies slugger Bryce Harper has a small tear in his right elbow and won't throw for four weeks, but the reigning NL MVP will stay in the lineup as Philadelphia's designated hitter.
Robbie Ray pitchers Mariners past Phillies 5-4May 11, 2022 GMT
SEATTLE (AP) — Robbie Ray pitched into the sixth inning and had 10 strikeouts, the most by a Seattle pitcher this season, and the Mariners beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 on Tuesday night.
Ray (3-3) gave up two runs on two hits while walking two in 5 2/3 innings.
Schwarber HR as Phils bounce back from no-hitter, beat MetsMay 1, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Kyle Schwarber hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh inning Saturday night as the Philadelphia Phillies bounced back from being no-hit by beating the New York Mets 4-1.
Held hitless by five Mets pitchers in a 3-0 loss Friday night, the Phillies broke through when Nick Castellanos led off the second with a single.
Neptune ready to keep Villanova elite as Wright’s successorApril 28, 2022 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jay Wright patted his chest in appreciation of the cheering crowd before he threw a first pitch to Phillies manager Joe Girardi.
Sánchez drives in 2, López solid as Marlins beat Phils 7-1April 16, 2022 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — Jesús Sánchez tripled for the second straight game, doubled and drove in two runs, and the Miami Marlins beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-1 on Friday night.
Pablo López (1-0) scattered four hits in 5 1/3 scoreless innings.
Scherzer cruises, Alonso drives in 5 as Mets beat PhilliesApril 13, 2022 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Max Scherzer finally could pitch with all his strength now that his right hamstring wasn't bothering him anymore.
It took a bit for him to figure that out, but when he did, he looked back to his Cy Young self.
Loaded on offense, Phillies aim to snap postseason droughtMarch 30, 2022 GMT
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies will try to slug their way to October baseball.
After their first winning season since 2011, the Phillies spared no expense loading up on offense.
Phils’ Girardi says April pitching to be battle of attritionMarch 28, 2022 GMT
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies manager Joe Girardi says he thinks pitching around the majors in April will be a battle of attrition following the shortened spring training.
The Phillies open the regular season at home on April 8 against the Oakland Athletics, the first of 13 straight days of games.
Nick Castellanos joins Phillies, eager to win in postseasonMarch 23, 2022 GMT
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Shortly after his introductory news conference with the Philadelphia Phillies, Nick Castellanos went to a back field at the team’s spring training complex and fielded grounders at third base.
No option: Phils manager Girardi understands he has to winMarch 13, 2022 GMT
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Joe Girardi isn’t concerned about managing the Philadelphia Phillies without a contract extension.
Girardi signed a three-year deal in 2019 with a team option for 2023.
Phillies bring back Bobby Dickerson as infield coachOctober 25, 2021 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies announced Monday they hired Bobby Dickerson for a second stint as their infield coach.
The 56-year-old Dickerson served as Philadelphia's infield coach in 2019.
Boone returns on 3-year contract, Yankees demand successOctober 19, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Boone will be back with the New York Yankees next year, their first manager since Miller Huggins in 1922 to return for a fifth season after failing to win a title during his first four.
Wednesday Sports in BriefOctober 14, 2021 GMT
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays minor league pitcher David Hess says he is starting chemotherapy to treat a cancerous tumor in his chest.
Hess tweeted Wednesday that he went to an emergency room about a week ago after experiencing chest tightness and shortness of breath.
Phillies hire Kevin Long as new hitting coachOctober 13, 2021 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies hired Kevin Long as their hitting coach on Wednesday, reuniting him with both manager Joe Girardi and star slugger Bryce Harper.
Long spent the past four seasons as the hitting coach for the Washington Nationals, where he worked with Harper, and was part of the staff in 2019 when they won the World Series.
LEADING OFF: NL East showdown, wild Cards at 16, Yanks-JaysSeptember 28, 2021 GMT
A look at what’s happening around the majors today:
LEADING OFF: NL East showdown, wild Cards at 16, Yanks-JaysSeptember 28, 2021 GMT
A look at what’s happening around the majors Tuesday:
Suarez shutout, Harper HR, Phils win 5th in row, top PiratesSeptember 25, 2021 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ranger Suarez has done a little bit of everything this season for the Philadelphia Phillies. Right now, he’s keeping them in the playoff race.
Suarez pitched a four-hit shutout, Bryce Harper homered and the Phillies kept up their playoff push, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-0 Saturday for their fifth straight win.
Phillies rally from 6 down, beat Bucs 12-6 to gain on BravesSeptember 24, 2021 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — J.T. Realmuto homered and drove in four, Ronald Torreyes hit a go-ahead, three-run home run in the sixth inning and the Philadelphia Phillies erased a six-run deficit to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 12-6 Thursday night and pick up ground in the NL East.
Phillies’ NL East-chase hindered in 2-0 loss to 100-loss O’sSeptember 21, 2021 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper gave the 96 mph fastball a deep ride that had a few thousand straggling fans that paid for $1 hot dogs and a pennant race standing in euphoria.
Harper's ball landed 401 feet away in Baltimore center fielder Cedric Mullins's glove, the first out in the ninth inning of a futile effort for the Phillies against the worst team in baseball.
Segura, Nola lead surging Phils past Mets, tighten NL EastSeptember 19, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Jean Segura had his first multi-homer game in almost five years, Aaron Nola snapped a nine-start winless streak and the surging Philadelphia Phillies tightened the NL East race, beating the New York Mets 5-3 Saturday night.
Hampson 2 homers, Rockies take 3 of 4 from PhilliesSeptember 12, 2021 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Garrett Hampson homered twice and knocked in all five runs as the Colorado Rockies dealt another blow to the Philadelphia Phillies' playoff hopes with a 5-4 victory Sunday.
Both of Hampson’s homers came on 0-2 pitches — a three-run shot in the fifth inning on a hanging curveball by Phillies starter Aaron Nola and tiebreaking a two-run blast in the seventh off Hector Neris (2-6).
Harper homers, Wheeler K’s 8 in Phillies’ win over RockiesSeptember 12, 2021 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper rounded the bases on his 31st homer of the season to “MVP! MVP!” chants. It's the sound of September the Phillies can only hope they hear deep into October.
Zack Wheeler steadied the slumping Phillies with eight strikeouts to lead Philadelphia to a 6-1 win over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night.
Herrera hits RBI single in 10th, Phils avoid sweep in MiamiSeptember 5, 2021 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — Odúbel Herrera hit an RBI single in the 10th inning and the Philadelphia Phillies averted a three-game sweep, beating the Miami Marlins 4-3 Sunday.
Bryce Harper hit his 27th home run and Freddy Galvis also connected for the playoff-chasing Phillies.
Rojas 2 hits in 7-run burst, Miami ends Phils’ 6-game streakSeptember 4, 2021 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — Miguel Rojas had two hits and three RBIs during during a seven-run sixth inning and the Miami Marlins beat Philadelphia 10-3 Friday night, stopping the Phillies’ six-game winning streak.
Phillies-Nationals rained out; makeup scheduled for ThursdaySeptember 1, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies’ game at the Washington Nationals scheduled for Wednesday night was postponed because of rain as the remnants of Hurricane Ida passed through the Mid-Atlantic.
Surging Phillies win 5th in a row, rally past Nationals 12-6September 1, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper hit a go-ahead single against his former team as part of a six-run sixth inning, Rafael Marchán, Andrew McCutchen and Brad Miller hit two-run homers, and the Philadelphia Phillies rallied past the Washington Nationals 12-6 Tuesday for their fifth straight win.
Galvis, Suarez lead Phillies over Arizona for 3rd win in rowAugust 29, 2021 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Freddy Galvis drove in three runs and Rafael Marchand and Travis Jankowski hit back-to-back RBI triples that sent the Philadelphia Phillies over the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-4 Sunday.
Phillies snap 4-game losing streak with 4-3 win over PadresAugust 21, 2021 GMT
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Bryce Harper hit a two-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies snapped a four-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on Friday night in a matchup of struggling teams.
Phillies lose no-hit bid, capitalize on Reds blunders, 6-1August 14, 2021 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Matt Moore and the Phillies bullpen took a no-hitter into the eighth inning, Bryce Harper hit a Little League homer and Philadelphia two-hit the Cincinnati Reds 6-1 Saturday.
Moore (2-3) threw six scoreless innings but was pulled after 76 pitches.