LEADING OFF: Harper gets injection, Acuña MRI, Pineda out
Phillies star Bryce Harper is scheduled to get a platelet-rich plasma injection to help with a small tear in his right elbow, causing him to miss the series finale at Dodger Stadium. Harper might also miss Philadelphia's home game Tuesday night against San Diego. Braves star Ronald Acuña Jr. has missed three straight games because of a sore groin and the team had him undergo an MRI, which was negative.news.yahoo.com
AP source: Schwarber, Phils agree to deal for about $80M
Kyle Schwarber is coming to Philadelphia, agreeing Wednesday to a four-year deal with the Phillies worth about $80 million, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. A 29-year-old slugging outfielder, Schwarber split last season with Washington and Boston. Schwarber will likely serve as the Phillies' designated hitter, with time in the outfield and first base as well.news.yahoo.com
Shohei Ohtani, Bryce Harper win 2021 MVP Awards
In the National League, Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper won his second MVP honor. He becomes the second player born in Japan to win the award, joining the Mariners’ Ichiro Suzuki (2001). Ohtani is the fourth Angel to be named MVP joining Don Baylor (1979), Vladimir Guerrero (2004) and Trout (2014, 2016 and 2019). He’s the first son of a former MVP winner to receive an MVP vote. Harper is the 12th player to win NL MVP more than once.mlive.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
Mike Schmidt: Harper is clear MVP, he's Pete Rose with power
Does the MVP have to come from a team in the postseason? Shouldn’t this award go to the position player whose team would be most at a loss without him? The Braves have Freddie Freeman, Ozzie Albies and Austin Riley, all at 30 homers or more.news.yahoo.com
Harper's throw to plate saves Phillies' 4-3 win over O's
Bryce Harper won games for the Phillies this year with one swing, one slide, one daring dash around the bases. Now add this save to the highlight reel: Harper fired a heater on the fly from right field that nailed a runner at home — and gave the Phillies one win to remember in a September stuffed with big games from their MVP contender. Harper threw out the tying run at the plate in the eighth inning and Andrew McCutchen hit a two-run homer to keep Philadelphia pushing in the NL East race with a 4-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night.news.yahoo.com
Phils win 6th straight, beat Mets to take over NL East lead
Bryce Harper homered, Kyle Gibson pitched six strong innings and drove in the go-ahead run, and the streaking Philadelphia Phillies won their sixth straight game to take over first place in the NL East with a 4-2 victory over the slumping New York Mets.
Harper homers, Phils split with Mets after Nola ties K mark
Bryce Harper blew kisses at a booing crowd to punctuate his home run, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 2-1 in eight innings for a doubleheader split after Aaron Nola matched a long-standing major league record with 10 straight strikeouts in the opener.
Betts homer in front of 52,078 leads Dodgers over Phillies
Mookie Betts hit a go-ahead home run in the seventh inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3 at Dodger Stadium before the largest crowd to attend a baseball game in the United States since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
How to Watch the Philadelphia Phillies vs. Miami Marlins (5/24/21) -- MLB | Channel, Stream, Time
The Miami Marlins sit fourth in the standings, but are only two games back of the division-leading New York Mets. Watch the MLB on ESPN+The Phillies may be sitting second in the division, tied for second in the division with the Atlanta Braves and 1.5 games back of the Mets. The Marlins get set to host the Phillies for the first of three on Monday night, less than a week removed from taking two of three against the Phillies up in eastern Pennsylvania. What: MLB BaseballWho: Philadelphia Phillies vs. Miami MarlinsWhen: Monday, May 24Time: 6:40 p.m. ETWhere: Marlins Park (Miami, FL.)mlive.com
One-time Tigers top prospect Franklin Perez is back, but his velocity isn’t
Perez made his spring training debut on Wednesday -- the last healthy pitcher on the Tigers to do so -- and pitched a scoreless inning against the Philadelphia Phillies. Perez has pitched just 27 innings in the Tigers organization since being acquired from the Houston Astros on Aug. 31, 2017. “I’m sure he’s going home tonight and it feels pretty good to win that battle and throw some velocity by Harper. “We’re kind of cautiously walking Manning through spring training, which is why we’re not extending him any further than two innings. #TigersST pic.twitter.com/6eRas3pGiF — Detroit Tigers Player Development (@RoadtoDetroit) March 10, 2021Odds and endsThe Tigers play the Toronto Blue Jays in Dunedin, Fla., on Thursday.mlive.com
Under Armour delaying payments to some of its athletes as it deals with the fallout from coronavirus
After first-quarter sales plummeted 23%, the apparel maker said the company is negotiating sports marketing contracts to defer payment with some of its athletes. "It's obviously not a desirable situation for companies and their athletes, but these are unprecedented times and call for unprecedented tactics," he added. Dorfman said assuming Under Armour has strong relationships with its athletes and there's confidence that business will eventually turn around, he believes athletes would be willing to accept an extended payment option. Under Armour said Monday it plans to cut $325 million in operating costs to help weather the crisis. "All of our athletes have been phenomenal during this period with how they have helped their communities and how they have helped Under Armour," he said.cnbc.com