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2019 Schedule
81-81, 4th in NL East
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Phils CEO Middleton overruled execs to ax Kapler

Phillies managing partner John Middleton said a CEO not only has the authority but "the responsibility and obligation to step in" when there's an impasse on decisions such as whether to fire a manager.


BBTN: Cole's Dominance, X-Factors, Kapler Firing

Another dominant Gerrit Cole playoffs performance has Buster and Karl Ravech comparing the Houston ace to another all-time great (14:32). The guys also discuss Tyler Glasnow's pitch-tipping, X-factors in each championship series, the firing of Gabe Kapler and more. Plus, Rena Banena's "Bleacher Tweets" and some jovial conversations about underage drinking and baseball sitcoms (31:33).

Kurkjian: Phillies want a 'veteran name' to replace Kapler (0:37)
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Phils fire Kapler after 2 seasons without playoffs

Gabe Kapler has been fired as manager of the Phillies after just two seasons, including an 81-81 finish this year after adding Bryce Harper amid a $401 million free-agent spending spree.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

The Phillies announced plans Tuesday to extend safety netting for 2020, becoming the 13th MLB team to commit to or put in extensions since a toddler's 5/29 head injury on a foul liner in Houston. The Astros, Braves, Chisox, Dodgers, Nats & O's have installed extensions & the Brewers, D-backs, Jays, Pirates, Rangers & Royals said they plan to. Some teams say they're considering extensions and the Marlins had extended theirs to 150 feet past each dugout before the 2019 season.


BBTN: Brewers' Surge, CLE's Chances, Adam Eaton

Buster and Keith Law discuss the Brewers' hot streak and how the organization's recent success stems from the top-down (12:49). Plus, Keith defends Gabe Kapler's managing style and also speculates on the future of the Phillies and Indians. Nationals OF Adam Eaton also explains what's so special about his team (32:45) before Sarah Langs plays "The Numbers Game" (36:36) and before MLB.com's Mandy Bell explains why tonight is a must-win for the Indians (40:58).


BBTN: Long Games, Uncertain Futures, Hembo Knows

ESPN Chicago's Jesse Rogers talks about the Cubs' epic collapse (33:35) but before that, Buster speaks with Jessica Mendoza about Gabe Kapler's future, the return of Jose Ramirez, Washington's incredible second half and why the league must figure out a way to shorten extra-inning games (15:34). Plus, a newly-married Hembo joins for "Hembo Knows" (27:42) and Buster and Troy give the season's final "Power 10" (42:28).


Turner's slam helps Nats sweep Phils, clinch wild card

Trea Turner's go-ahead grand slam in the sixth inning lifted Washington to a 6-5 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies for a doubleheader sweep Tuesday that helped the Nationals clinch an NL wild card, capping quite a turnaround for a team that was...

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Nats eliminate Phillies, Harper to delight of fans

The Phillies and their $330 million right fielder, ex-Nats star Bryce Harper, were eliminated from postseason contention with a loss to Washington in Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader.


Rendon, Nats win doubleheader opener 4-1, eliminate Phillies

Anthony Rendon drove in Washington's first two runs with a pair of sacrifice flies to raise his major league-leading RBI total to 124, and the Nationals moved closer to clinching an NL wild-card berth by winning a doubleheader opener against the...

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Realmuto sits out Phils' loss with knee soreness

Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto sat out Monday night's 7-2 loss to the Nationals with right knee soreness after leaving Sunday's loss in Cleveland in the eighth inning.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.24622nd
On Base Percentage.31919th
Slugging Percentage.42718th
Earned Run Average4.5317th
Quality Starts5814th