Posts Tagged: Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Bryce Harper to a mega-contract with the intent on being in the postseason hunt for many years to come. So far, those results have been mixed. On Friday night, Harper delivered in a big way with two HRs in a 9-6 win over the San Francisco Giants. But yesterday, Harper struck out in the ninth inning… Read more »

Mike Leake first made a name for himself as a star pitcher for the Arizona State Sun Devils, earning the eighth pick overall in the 2009 MLB draft. Ten years after that fact, Leake will make his debut tonight as the starting pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Acquired from Seattle just before the trade deadline, Leake (9-8, 4.27) will go… Read more »

The Philadelphia Phillies and NY Mets are both struggling to stay in the thick of the NL East race. Last night, the Mets struggled more as closer Edwin Diaz blew eight solid innings from Jacob deGrom and opened the floodgates to a five-run ninth inning in a 7-2 Phils’ victory. The win was only the ninth for Philadelphia (46-42) in… Read more »

The Philadelphia Phillies (43-38) looked to be spiraling out of control after getting swept at home by the Miami Marlins last weekend. But a bounce-back three-game sweep over the New York Mets has restored some good feeling in the Philadelphia lineup as they head to Miami for a revenge series against the Marlins (30-49). Vince Velasquez (2-4, 4.40) will get… Read more »

Seattle’s rebuild is in full motion after the Mariners (30-44) followed up their trade of Jay Bruce to the Phillies with a deal that sent AL HR leader Edwin Encarnacion to the Yankees yesterday. With the Mariners’ ship seemingly taking on water, perhaps it’s appropriate that they send Mike Leake (5-6, 4.26) to the mound this afternoon for the series… Read more »

The Golden State Warriors took care of business with their 121-104 victory in Game 1 of their playoff series with the LA Clippers, but still allowed the Clips to get under their skin as Kevin Durant was tossed along with LA’s Patrick Beverly during a late-game squabble. The Warriors vow to play with more poise tonight as Game 2 tips… Read more »