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9/28/2016 | Phillies implored to keep fighting in team meeting

The visitors' clubhouse door opened Wednesday night at Turner Field and Phillies manager Pete Mackanin unexpectedly emerged, still in his uniform. Mackanin and every big league manager conducts postgame interviews on the road in the manager's office, but Mackanin changed locations to the service level following a 12-2 loss to the Braves because Ryan Howard and A.J. Ellis had called a players-only meeting. "It's nice to see," Mackanin said. "Somebody cares. It's good. It's a good thing."

9/28/2016 | Klentak confident offense headed in right direction

A couple weeks ago Pete Mackanin said he hoped the Phillies would acquire a couple impact bats in the offseason. He asked for just one on Tuesday. But will he get even that? It remains to be seen. Phillies general manager Matt Klentak said Wednesday at Turner Field that he agreed with Mackanin that the Phillies' offense needed to improve in 2017 -- the Phillies are last in baseball, averaging 3.80 runs per game -- but it doesn't mean it must come in free agency.

9/28/2016 | Nola, Eflin making strides in injury recovery

Perhaps the biggest reason the Phillies believe they took a step forward this season is their starting pitching. The rotation jumped from among the worst in baseball last year to the middle of the pack this year, and the Phillies believe they have the quality and quantity of young talent to continue to improve in 2017.

9/28/2016 | Braves keep rolling, knock off Phillies

Dansby Swanson recorded a pair of extra-base hits through the first three innings and Matt Kemp provided Mike Foltynewicz more cushion with a two-run home run that accounted for just a portion of the damage the Braves produced against Adam Morgan in Wednesday night's 12-2 win at Turner Field.

9/27/2016 | Quinn leaves game with left oblique strain

Phillies outfielder Roman Quinn is immensely talented, but he continues to have problems staying healthy.

9/27/2016 | Howard launches grand slam in first inning

Ryan Howard is trying to make a few more memories with the Phillies before the end of the season. He hit the 15th grand slam of his career in the first inning of Tuesday nights 7-6 loss in a game against the Braves at Turner Field, moving him into a tie with Ken Griffey Jr. and Richie Sexson for 13th place on the all-time grand slam list. It was Howard's second grand slam of the season.

9/27/2016 | Phillies-Braves delayed by rain after 4 innings

Tuesday night's game between the Braves and Phillies was delayed for a second time after the end of the 4th inning. The Phillies' Ryan Howard hit a grand slam in the first inning to give Philly an early lead, while Freddie Freeman extended his hit streak to 29 to tie the MLB's longest hit steak of the season.

9/27/2016 | Mackanin hopes Phils can add veteran bat in offseason

It is campaign season and Phillies manager Pete Mackanin is stumping hard for the Phillies to add at least one hitter before Spring Training.

9/27/2016 | Braves rally from down 6 to defeat Phillies

Long after Julio Teheran's struggles began with Ryan Howard's first-inning grand slam, the Braves battled back from a six-run deficit for a 7-6 win over the Phillies on Tuesday night at a rain-soaked Turner Field.

9/26/2016 | MacPhail pleased with 'measurable progress'

A little more than seven months ago, Phillies president Andy MacPhail sat at a table in a Bonita Springs, Fla., hotel, and said he expected the 2016 season to reveal if the club is on the fast, medium or slow track to postseason contention. "I would say somewhere between medium and fast," MacPhail said this weekend.

9/26/2016 | Phillies' game vs. Mets on Saturday moved to 1:05 ET

The Philadelphia Phillies' game vs. the New York Mets on Saturday has been moved to 1:05 p.m. ET. The game, originally scheduled to begin at 7:05 p.m., was moved after FOX selected the game to be nationally televised.

9/26/2016 | Phillies instructs features future outfield duo

If you wanted to know what two-thirds of the Phillies outfield might look like come 2019, you needed to head to the Gulf Coast League this summer. If you missed out, the dynamic duo of Mickey Moniak and Jhailyn Ortiz are continuing to get work together during instructional league play.

9/25/2016 | Thompson 'thrilled' with opportunity, progress

Jake Thompson's spring next year will be a heck of a lot different than this year.

9/25/2016 | Herrera remembers Fernandez's humility, passion

Phillies center fielder Odubel Herrera last spoke with Jose Fernandez last week in the family lounge after a game at Citizens Bank Park.

9/25/2016 | Braves, Phils square off to determine season series

Though their late-season surge has not positioned them to potentially avoid finishing last in the National League East, the Braves will enter this week's three-game series against the Phillies with a chance to exit this season with a winning record against three of their division opponents.

9/24/2016 | Franco stays tough on Mets with 3-run homer

Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco hopes for more big moments next season. This season? Well, he will take what he can get. Franco certainly has enjoyed a big weekend at Citi Field, including Saturday night in a 10-8 victory over the Mets.

9/24/2016 | Mets continue their Wild Card pursuit against rival Phillies

The Mets hope for no issues from right-hander Robert Gsellman, who squares off against Phillies righty Jake Thompson in the series finale on Sunday afternoon at Citi Field.

9/23/2016 | Ruf pinch-hits, launches first homer of season

It looked and sounded like Darin Ruf took a year's worth of frustrations out on a 96 mph fastball in the sixth inning Friday night at Citi Field.

9/23/2016 | Gomez still Phils' closer, but will get break

Jeanmar Gomez will remain the Phillies' closer through the end of the season, but he will not pitch during the next few save situations.

9/23/2016 | Gilmartin, Mets continue NL Wild Card quest vs. Phils

Noah Syndergaard was scratched from Saturday night's game against the Phillies at Citi Field because of strep throat. Sean Gilmartin will start in his place. The announcement came a day after New York scratched Steven Matz because of soreness in his left shoulder.

9/22/2016 | Gomez blows save, Phils could make change

Jeanmar Gomez had been one of the Phillies' best stories of the season through mid-August. He had transformed himself from a relatively anonymous middle reliever into a closer with 30-plus saves. But after he blew his sixth save of the season in the ninth inning Thursday night in a 9-8 loss in 11 innings to the Mets at Citi Field, one wonders how much longer he will be in that role, whether it be this season or next.

9/22/2016 | Ynoa to sub for Matz in 2nd MLB start vs. Phils

Steven Matz had been scheduled to pitch against the Phillies at Citi Field, but he was scratched because of pain and discomfort in his left shoulder on Thursday. Rookie right-hander Gabrial Ynoa will pitch in his place opposite the Phillies' Jeremy Hellickson.

9/22/2016 | NYC hails a Cab(rera)! Met's HR wows Citi

Ender Inciarte was safely in Miami with the Braves. No one was going to take this win away from the Mets, who needed it so badly. They had to work all night and they had to come back three times, but when it was all over Asdrubal Cabrera's three-run home run off Edubray Ramos in the 11th inning gave them a dramatic 9-8 win over the Phillies Thursday night at Citi Field.

9/22/2016 | Goeddel diagnosed with concussion after HBP

It is no surprise that Phillies outfielder Tyler Goeddel sustained a concussion Wednesday night. He got hit in the helmet with a 93-mph fastball from White Sox reliever Chris Beck in the sixth inning of an 8-3 victory at Citizens Bank Park. Goeddel laid on his back at home plate for a couple minutes before standing up and walking back to the Phillies' dugout.

9/22/2016 | Howard homers in return to lineup

Ryan Howard is back in the Phillies' lineup. He started Thursday night's series opener against the Mets at Citi Field. Howard had not played since Friday against the Marlins at Citizens Bank Park because of swelling in his left knee. He had the knee drained Sunday.

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