Dec 15 2017 - Pat Neshek RHP Pat Neshek signed a two-year, $16.25 million contract with the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday. Neshek began last season with the Phillies and made the National League All-Star team before being traded to the Colorado Rockies. The 37-year-old Neshek went 5-3 with a 1.59 ERA in 71 appearances last season. The two-time All-Star is 33-22 with eight saves and a 2.75 ERA in 494 career appearances (all in relief). He also pitched for the Minnesota Twins, San Diego Padres, Oakland Athletics, St. Louis Cardinals and Houston Astros during his 11-year career.
Dec 15 2017 - Carlos Santana 1B Carlos Santana and the Phillies agreed to a three-year, $60 million contract on Friday. The 31-year-old Santana has been a mainstay for the Indians with more than 600 plate appearances in each of the past seven seasons. He batted .259 with 23 homers and 79 RBIs last season. He hit 20 or more homers on five occasions for the Indians, including a career-best 34 in 2016 when Cleveland advanced to the World Series. Santana has 174 career homers and 587 RBIs to go with a .249 batting average since reaching the majors in 2010.
Dec 15 2017 - Enyel De Los Santos RHP Enyel De Los Santos was acquired by the Phillies from the Padres. De Los Santos went 10-6 with a 3.78 ERA in 26 appearances (24 starts) at Double-A San Antonio last season. He turns 22 on Christmas Day.
Oct 1 2017 - Nick Williams OF Nick Williams hit the first inside-the-park home run of his professional baseball career in Sunday's win, capping a strong rookie season. His strikeout issues didn't overshadow his production, as he tallied four triples, 14 doubles, 12 home runs and 55 RBIs despite not getting called up until June 30.
Oct 1 2017 - Jorge Alfaro C Jorge Alfaro was not in the lineup Sunday after leaving Saturday's game because of blow to the head on a play at the plate. The 24-year-old ended the season hitting .318 with a .360 on-base percentage and five home runs in 29 games. He's a contender for the starting job in 2018.
Oct 1 2017 - Nick Pivetta RHP Nick Pivetta (8-10, 6.02 ERA) tossed five scoreless innings in Sunday's win over the Mets. It continued a strong finish to his rookie season. He closed the year with a 16-inning scoreless streak, the second-longest scoreless streak by a Phillies starter this season.
Sep 30 2017 - Henderson Alvarez RHP Henderson Alvarez gave up three earned runs in 4 2/3 innings, struggling to find his command and walking six batters, failing to record a strikeout. Alvarez finishes his 2017 campaign with an 0-2 record and a 4.30 ERA in three starts.
Sep 30 2017 - J.P. Crawford SS J.P. Crawford went 1-for-4 on Saturday while batting second for the second time in his career. He was 1-for-17 in eight games prior to sitting Friday as his average plummeted from .261 to .209.
Sep 30 2017 - Maikel Franco 3B Maikel Franco homered for the second straight game against the Mets on Saturday night and it's the first time since Sept. 9 that he's had back to back games with a long ball.
Sep 30 2017 - Adam Morgan RHP Adam Morgan surrendered a game-winning home run to Asdrubal Cabrera in the 11th inning Saturday. It was the first earned run he's allowed since Sept. 7 at Washington.
Sep 29 2017 - Jorge Alfaro C Jorge Alfaro continues to hit the ball well, collecting a pair of hits, including a solo home run, his fifth of the season, in Friday's win over the Mets. His average sits at .314 heading into the final two games in 2017.
Sep 29 2017 - Maikel Franco 3B Maikel Franco, after sitting out the final two games of the series against the Washington Nationals, hit his 23rd home run of the season on Friday. He hit a two-run shot off of Mets starter Matt Harvey.
Sep 29 2017 - Rhys Hoskins 1B/OF Rhys Hoskins has drawn 23 walks in September. That is second only to Yankees OF Aaron Judge.
Sep 29 2017 - Ben Lively RHP Ben Lively finished out his rookie campaign for the Phillies with six innings on Friday. He allowed just two earned runs and recorded his fourth victory of the season.
Sep 28 2017 - Hector Neris RHP Hector Neris recorded his 20th consecutive save on Wednesday night, and his 26th of the season, throwing a perfect 9th inning in a 7-5 win over Washington. It's the most consecutive converted saves in one season for a Phillies reliever since Brad Lidge went 41-for-41 back in 2008. Since his last blown save (June 21), Neris is 2-3 with 20 saves and a 2.55 ERA. "Neris has that filthy split going now," Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said. "He didn't have it all year, but the second half he's started throwing it, and it's really tough to hit it. It dives out of the strike zone. It's good to see him doing that."
Sep 28 2017 - Jorge Alfaro C Jorge Alfaro went 2-for-3 on Wednesday night with an RBI double, his fourth two-base hit of the season, to raise his average to .304 since his August call-up. He's reached base safely in 24 of the 27 games he's played in this season, including collecting a hit in 21 of those. Wednesday night was his eighth multi-hit game of the season.
Sep 28 2017 - Ben Lively RHP Ben Lively will take the mound for the last time in his rookie season on Friday in a series opener against the New York Mets as he looks to bounce back from one of his worst outings of the season. Lively (3-7, 4.35 ERA) was tagged for six runs (all earned) on eight hits in five innings on Friday in a loss to the Braves. That's the second time in his last six starts he's given up exactly six runs in five innings; he's 2-1 with a 3.00 ERA (24 IP, 8 ER) in the other four. In two starts against the Mets this season, Lively is 1-1 with a 2.03 ERA (13 1/3 IP, 3 ER).
Sep 28 2017 - Mark Leiter, Jr. RHP Mark Leiter Jr. gave up five runs on eight hits in 4 1/3 innings, receiving a no-decision in a 6-5 win over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday evening. Leiter threw 56 of his 98 pitches for strikes. The outing snapped a string of three straight starts where he'd gone exactly six innings, giving up no more than four runs in any of those games.
Sep 27 2017 - Jake Thompson RHP Jake Thompson finished off his 2017 campaign with another good start in Philadelphia's 4-1 victory over Washington on Tuesday night. Thompson fired five innings of one-run baseball. He allowed one run -- a solo homer -- on four hits while striking out five against two walks. Thompson (3-2) finished the year allowing two runs over his final 15 1/3 innings across three starts.
Sep 27 2017 - Aaron Altherr OF Aaron Altherr went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored in Philadelphia's 4-1 victory over Washington on Tuesday night. Altherr is batting .318 with 10 extra-base hits (six home runs, three doubles and a triple), 18 RBIs and a 1.082 OPS in his last 20 home games. The Phillies have four more home games remaining, so Altherr will look to continue that trend.
Sep 27 2017 - Hector Neris RHP Hector Neris was masterful in his one inning Tuesday night in a 4-1 Phillies victory. Neris struck out the side on 18 pitches in a 1-2-3 inning, converting his 19th save in a row. Neris' streak is the second-longest active streak in the majors.
Sep 27 2017 - Adam Morgan LHP Adam Morgan pitched one inning of scoreless baseball Tuesday when Philadelphia defeated Washington 4-1. Morgan struck out two and did not allow a baserunner. The lefty own a 0.72 ERA over his last 19 games (two runs in 25 innings). He is averaging 10.8 strikeouts per nine innings during that span.
Sep 25 2017 - Cesar Hernandez 2B Cesar Hernandez, after going 1-for-4 in a 3-1 Phillies loss Monday, has now successfully reached base in 49 of his 55 home starts in 2017, slashing .329/.398/.502 in those 55 starts. The Phillies play their remaining five games at home.
Sep 25 2017 - Odubel Herrera OF Odubel Herrera broke an 0-for-17 slump with a solo home run -- his 14th of the season -- in the fourth inning of a 3-1 Phillies loss to Washington Monday. Herrera's 57 extra-base hits are the most by a Phillie since Jimmy Rollins collected 61 in 2012.
Sep 25 2017 - Nick Williams OF Nick Williams registered another hit Monday in a 3-1 Phillies loss to Washington. Williams, who was 1-for-4 with a single, has collected 28 hits in September, the most among any National League rookies for the month. The last Phillies rookie with more hits in September was Marlon Byrd in 2003 (36 hits).