• For Phils, no shortage of future talent at short
  • One of the oldest and truest cliches in baseball is that there's no such thing as too much pitching. Similarly, an organization can never be oversupplied at shortstop, a premium position.

  • Phillies Pipeline: 4 Clearwater hitters to watch
  • At a point in history when all MLB teams are focused on finding bats, there are several Phillies prospects at Class A Advanced Clearwater who have enough offensive tools to merit attention.

  • Unheralded Astudillo on rise in Phils' system
  • Willians Astudillo's name doesn't appear on any of the lists of most promising youngsters in the Phillies' system. You will find him, however, at the very top of the list of Florida State League batting leaders.

  • Randolph's move to pro ball impressing Phils
  • The Gulf Coast League Tigers had runners on first and second in the bottom of the second when second baseman Junnell Ledezma lined a single to left. With two outs, Mario Sanjur was off on contact. But Cornelius Randolph of the GCL Phillies fielded the ball cleanly and threw him out at the plate.

  • Franco still feeling pain in his left wrist
  • It sounded Monday like Phillies rookie Maikel Franco could be back at third base within the week. Then Franco, who broke his left wrist last month, took about 20 swings on Wednesday afternoon at Citi Field. "It was a problem," Franco said. "I felt something in my wrist. I don't know when I can come back."

  • Phillies come up short against Mets in finale
  • Nine runs, 16 hits, a breezy victory in front of more than 32,000 fans at Citi Field -- this sort of thing has become almost routine for the Mets as they continue chugging toward their first National League East title since 2006.

  • Nola pitches better than line indicates vs. Mets
  • The line score shows that Phillies rookie Aaron Nola suffered the worst start of his nine-start career Wednesday night at Citi Field. He allowed nine hits, six runs and struck out four in just four innings in a 9-4 loss to the Mets. It was the shortest start of his career. It was the most runs he had allowed.

  • Phils have concerns about corner outfield spots
  • Phillies rookie Darnell Sweeney started in left field Wednesday night at Citi Field, the third time he has started at a different position since he joined the organization last month. He previously started at second base and center field, but seeing Sweeney in left for the first time and Domonic Brown leave the game with concussion concerns made one wonder about the Phillies' corner outfielders next season and beyond.

  • Brown leaves game with concussion concerns
  • Phillies right fielder Domonic Brown crashed and flipped head-over-heels over the short wall in right field in the second inning of Wednesday's 9-4 Phillies loss at Citi Field.

  • Phillies turn to Morgan in series opener at Fenway
  • After a spectacular August, in which he went 6-0 with a 2.68 ERA, Red Sox right-hander Joe Kelly looks to continue his dominance in Friday's series opener against the Phillies, who will counter with left-hander Adam Morgan.

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