A former top prospect and an everyday player in the minor leagues, Phillies outfielder Nick Williams has three pinch-hit home runs this season, including a go-ahead shot in the eighth inning Sunday.
Aaron Nola flirted with a no-hitter and Nick Williams bashed another pinch-hit homer , as the Phillies took sole possession of first place in the NL East.
How the Phillies' farm teams fared in Friday's action.
Eflin hit his first career home run but allowed six runs in 4 2/3 innings.
Rhys Hoskins came to the plate with the bases loaded and out one in the ninth inning Friday night. And the Phillies slugger looked at a borderline pitch for a called third strike.
Contrary to what the numbers show, Phillies rookie infielder Scott Kingery says he feels more comfortable at the plate lately, a sign that leads him to believes the hits are about to begin dropping more regularly.
The goose egg is a little-known relief statistic that Gabe Kapler has embraced and even posted a leaderboard in the hallway that leads into the home clubhouse at Citizens Bank Park.
Bringing in Machado now makes Phillies contenders right away.
The exhibition seemed harmless. It linked sports and art, two disparate aspects of an ideal America that the 1950s would soon come to represent.
Gabe Kapler flamed out of college before finishing a semester and found work as a pizza delivery driver. What he did next put his life into motion.
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How the Phillies' farm teams fared in Thursday's action.
Mired in the worst slump of his brief career, Rhys Hoskins insists he isn't worried. Neither is Phillies hitting coach John Mallee.