Harper, Schwarber HR as Wheeler, Phils top Pads to open NLCS
Bryce Harper homered again, Kyle Schwarber hit a jaw-dropping, 488-foot drive and Zack Wheeler was brilliant in throwing one-hit ball for seven innings to lead the Philadelphia Phillies over the San Diego Padres 2-0 in the opening game of the all-wild card NL Championship Series.
Phillies' 6-run ninth tops Cardinals in 6-3 wild-card win
The Phillies scored six times in the ninth inning off the stingy St. Louis bullpen, highlighted by a bases-loaded single by Jean Segura, and Philadelphia beat the NL Central champion Cardinals 6-3 in the opening game of their National League wild-card series.
Schwarber hits 2 HRs; Phils split with Nats to lead Brewers
Kyle Schwarber has hit two of Philadelphia’s five homers in the first four innings to help the Phillies get a much-needed win as they try to end an 11-year playoff drought, salvaging a split of a day-night doubleheader with an 8-2 victory over the Washington Nationals in a rainy Game 2.
Castellanos boils over after Cubs beat Phillies 6-2 in 10
Nick Castellanos' first season in Philadelphia has been a struggle, and his frustration boiled over Saturday night. Nico Hoerner homered early and scored the tiebreaking run in a five-run 10th inning that sent the Chicago Cubs to a 6-2 victory over Castellanos and the Phillies. Castellanos was booed by many in the crowd of 38,542 during another rough night at the plate.news.yahoo.com
Harper can't end Phillies' postseason drought at 10 seasons
Bryce Harper logged off his final Zoom of the season — a 2021 in which the Philadelphia Phillies slugger hit .309 with 35 homers and led baseball in OPS — with a hopeful hint about a future conversation. Harper may get the call next month that he is the National League MVP after he carried the Phillies into NL East contention down to the final week of the season. Hey, the Phillies might have to set up a postseason awards hotline, with ace Zack Wheeler a top candidate for NL Cy Young.news.yahoo.com
Should Astros target starting pitching or relief pitching? Why not both?
Syndergaard has two more years of team control after the 2019 season. He pitched against the Astros once this season, and struggled, giving up three runs in four innings. 2019 Getty Images Starting pitcher Robbie Ray pitches against the Baltimore Orioles during the sixth inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on July 22, 2019, in Phoenix, Arizona. Trevor Bauer, Cleveland IndiansRight-handed starting pitcherAge: 28Theres no point to get into it the Astros have no interest in trading for Bauer. 2019 Getty Images Relief pitcher Shane Greene throws in the ninth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on July 14, 2019, in Kansas City, Missouri.