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Kyle Schwarber sets the tone as Phillies hold off A’s for opening day win

It took Phillies fans seven pitches to fall in love with Kyle Schwarber. The slugging leadoff man went deep in his first at-bat with his new club Friday afternoon. The Phillies never gave up the lead that Schwarber provided and they opened the 2022 season with a 9-5 win over the Oakland A's in front of a sellout crowd of 44,232 at Citizens Bank Park.
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Phillies are better than their World Series odds suggest

With a flurry of spending and offseason moves, one National League East team dramatically improved its roster and gave itself a legitimate chance to turn things around. No, not the Mets. I’m talking about the Philadelphia Phillies. While the Mets added Max Scherzer to bolster their rotation, the Phillies did a lot of spending on the offensive side of their roster. Their two biggest signings were the duo of Nick Castellanos and Kyle Schwarber, both of whom were given multi-year contracts.  Kyle SchwarberIcon Sportswire via Getty Images There’s no shortage of talent in the NL East, including the reigning World Series Champion Atlanta Braves,...
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5 Observations as Phillies Show Their Best (and Worst) in Opening Day Win

Big bats, bad gloves, a vintage Aaron Nola effort in more ways than one, and a questionable decision by Joe Girardi came together like a scene from Captain Planet to create a game featuring the best and worst of what is expected to be a roller coaster of a baseball team. It was the complete 2022 Phillies experience, and it all unfolded in their very first game.
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Phillies-A's storylines: Kyle Gibson hopes for same sort of run support

The Phillies were true to themselves on opening day, slugging their way to a win in a game where they also struggled defensively and almost gave up a big lead. They won because the bats didn't go to sleep after building a five-run lead through six innings. When the A's scored four to make things interesting, the Phillies responded with one in the seventh and two in the eighth to put the game away. That's what good offenses do.
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Bryson Stott passes the resilience test in his big-league debut

Bryson Stott's first big-league game wasn't just a test of his baseball skill, his work in the infield and in the batter's box. It was a test of his makeup, his resilience, his ability to overcome one of those innings when the game punches you in the face in front of 44,000 people.

Phillies 2022 walk-up songs

Here are the Phillies 2022 walk-up songs. This page will be updated frequently as players change their song. Check out the full Spotify playlist down below and make sure to give it a “like.”. Alec Bohm. Famous by Kanye West. Nick Castellanos. Drop It Like It’s Hot by Snoop...

2 Sunday Phillies games will stream exclusively on Peacock

The NBC Sports Group announced Wednesday that Peacock Premium will exclusively broadcast 18 Sunday MLB games. The Phillies will be featured twice:. June 19 at. Washington Nationals (12 p.m. ET start) July 24 vs. Chicago Cubs (12 p.m. ET start) The games will be produced by NBC Sports and will...

Phillies opening day: What to expect at Citizens Bank Park

The Phillies kick off their 2022 season Friday in a 3:05pm game against the visiting Oakland Athletics at Citizens Bank Park. State of play: The Phils are looking to end a 10-season playoff drought, and this may be the year they break that streak. The team recently signed outfielders Kyle Schwarber and Nick Castellanos. The sluggers will add power to the Phillies' lineup and complement a team full of veterans, like two-time MVP Bryce Harper and Aaron Nola. Here's what to expect at the ballpark this year:What's new: There are a number of new vendors this year. Offerings include thin-crust...
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Game Thread #1: A’s at Phillies

The 2022 season is here, for better or for worse. The Oakland A’s traded away a bunch of stars and slashed their payroll to $44 million, so they probably won’t be as good as the past few years, and last place is a distinct possibility. But we’ve said that before and been pleasantly surprised, so let’s see what happens.