The Phillies slugger won't even let his wife show him his stats. All that matters now is October.
— Jean Segura had his first multi-homer game in almost five years, Aaron Nola snapped a nine-start winless streak and the surging Philadelphia Phillies tightened the NL East race, beating the New York Mets 5-3 Saturday night.
Minor league players in the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies farm systems are wearing wristbands Saturday to protest pay that they say is insufficient.
— Cy Young Award candidate Zack Wheeler wore down early, MVP contender Bryce Harper was mostly quiet at the plate and still the Philadelphia Phillies found a way.
— Bryce Harper keeps earning those “MVP!” chants in Philly.
Which squads are rising and falling as teams start punching their postseason tickets?
— Andrew Knapp watched the ball roll toward Chicago's dugout and pulled up on his sprint down the basepath. He could stroll home on the wildest of walkoffs — a passed ball that kept the Phillies from dropping further in the NL pennant race.
As the end of the season looms, several MLB award races don't yet have a clear winner. Who has the edge?
— Kyle Gibson retired the first 12 batters. Not a bad start.
Here are stats to know, players to watch and reasons for optimism and pessimism for each wild-card hopeful.
— Garrett Hampson homered twice and knocked in all five runs as the Colorado Rockies dealt another blow to the Philadelphia Phillies' playoff hopes with a 5-4 victory Sunday.
— Elias Díaz hit a grand slam, Germán Márquez pitched six shutout innings and the Colorado Rockies continued to hurt Philadelphia’s playoff chances with an 11-2 win over the Phillies on Friday night.
— Pinch-hitter Ryan McMahon and Sam Hilliard hit back-to-back home runs with two outs in the ninth inning, rallying the Colorado Rockies over the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 on Thursday night.
With teams jockeying for a limited number of spots, which squads are rising and falling?
— Eduardo Escobar hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the sixth inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers topped the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 on Wednesday night.
— Eric Lauer is pitching better as the season gets later.
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— Bryce Harper hit an early home run, Brad Miller connected twice and Jean Segura added a grand slam, leading Zack Wheeler and the Philadelphia Phillies to a 12-0 romp over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday.
— Odúbel Herrera hit an RBI single in the 10th inning and the Philadelphia Phillies averted a three-game sweep, beating the Miami Marlins 4-3 Sunday.
— Lewis Brinson hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning and the Miami Marlins rallied to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 Saturday night.
— Miguel Rojas had two hits and three RBI during during a seven-run sixth inning and the Miami Marlins beat Philadelphia 10-3 Friday night, stopping the Phillies’ six-game winning streak.
Earned Run Average4.4720th
On Base Percentage.32012th