2017 Philadelphia Phillies season

2017 Philadelphia Phillies
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 66–96 (.407)
Divisional place 5th
Other information
Owner(s) John S. Middleton
General manager(s) Matt Klentak
Manager(s) Pete Mackanin
Local television NBC Sports Philadelphia
Comcast Network Philadelphia
NBC Philadelphia
(Tom McCarthy, John Kruk, Ben Davis, Mike Schmidt, Gregg Murphy)
Local radio Phillies Radio Network
WIP SportsRadio 94.1 FM (English)
(Scott Franzke, Larry Andersen, Jim Jackson)
WTTM (Spanish)
(Danny Martinez, Bill Kulik, Rickie Ricardo)
Stats ESPN.com
BB-reference
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The 2017 Philadelphia Phillies season was the 135th season in the history of the franchise, and its 14th season at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies opened the season against the Cincinnati Reds at the Great American Ball Park on April 3[1] and finished the season on October 1 against the New York Mets in Philadelphia. They were coached by Pete Mackanin in his third year as manager of the Phillies. On September 17, 2017, the Phillies were mathematically eliminated from postseason contention.[2] They finished the season 66–96 to finish in last place in their division for the third time in four seasons, failing to make the playoffs for the sixth consecutive year.

Manager Pete Mackanin was reassigned to a front office position following the season.[3]

Offseason

The Phillies made several moves over the offseason to bolster the bullpen and add a veteran presence to the lineup. On November 4, the Phillies acquired relief pitcher Pat Neshek from the Houston Astros for a player to be named later. A few days later, Darin Ruf and Darnell Sweeney were traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers for left fielder Howie Kendrick.[4] Andrés Blanco signed a one-year, three million dollar contract to return to the Phillies on December 14.[5] On January 19, the Phillies signed free agent outfielder Michael Saunders.[6]

Matt Stairs was hired as the team's hitting coach in the offseason.[7] He replaced Steve Henderson, who had served in the role since 2013.

Regular season

April

For the second consecutive season, the Phillies faced the Cincinnati Reds on the road to start the season. The Phillies won the game 4–3,[8] behind a leadoff homerun by Cesar Hernandez; the first opening day leadoff homerun for the Phillies since 1938.[9]

The Phillies faced the Washington Nationals in their home opener on April 7. The Nationals would win the game 7–6.[10] The next night, the Phillies scored 12 runs in the first inning off of Jeremy Guthrie and Enny Romero en route to a 17–3 victory over Washington.[11] During the same homestand, Clay Buchholz left a game with a torn flexor tendon in his pitching arm. He was placed on the disabled list, and the Phillies called up Zach Eflin to take his place in the rotation.[12]

August

The Phillies turned a triple play on August 27 in the 5th inning against the reigning World Series champion Chicago Cubs.[13] The Phillies would go on to win the game 6–3.

Season standings

National League East

National League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Washington Nationals 9765 0.599 47–34 50–31
Miami Marlins 7785 0.475 20 42–36 35–49
Atlanta Braves 7290 0.444 25 37–44 35–46
New York Mets 7092 0.432 27 37–44 33–48
Philadelphia Phillies 6696 0.407 31 39–42 27–54

National League Wild Card

Division Leaders W L Pct.
Los Angeles Dodgers 10458 0.642
Washington Nationals 9765 0.599
Chicago Cubs 9270 0.568
Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
Arizona Diamondbacks 9369 0.574 +6
Colorado Rockies 8775 0.537
Milwaukee Brewers 8676 0.531 1
St. Louis Cardinals 8379 0.512 4
Miami Marlins 7785 0.475 10
Pittsburgh Pirates 7587 0.463 12
Atlanta Braves 7290 0.444 15
San Diego Padres 7191 0.438 16
New York Mets 7092 0.432 17
Cincinnati Reds 6894 0.420 19
Philadelphia Phillies 6696 0.407 21
San Francisco Giants 6498 0.395 23

Record vs. opponents

2017 National League Records

Source: NL Standings Head-to-Head
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL LAD MIA MIL NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL WSH AL
Arizona 2–43–33–311–811–83–44–36–16–14–311–812–73–42–412–8
Atlanta 4–21–63–33–43–411–84–27–126–132–55–24–31–59–109–11
Chicago 3–36–112–72–52–44–310–94–24–310–92–44–314–53–412–8
Cincinnati 3–33–37–123–40–62–58–113–44–213–63–44–39–101–65–15
Colorado 8–114–35–24–310–92–44–33–35–23–312–712–72–43–410–10
Los Angeles 8–114–34–26–09–106–13–37–04–36–113–611–84–33–316–4
Miami 4–38–113–45–24–21–62–412–78–113–45–15–12–56–139–11
Milwaukee 3–42–49–1011–83–43–34–25–23–39–105–23–411–84–311–9
New York 1–612–72–44–33–30–77–122–512–73–33–45–13–46–137–13
Philadelphia 1–613–63–42–42–53–411–83–37–122–51–54–31–58–115–15
Pittsburgh 3–45–29–106–133–31–64–310–93–35–23–31–58–114–310–10
San Diego 8–112–54–24–37–126–131–52–54–35–13–312–73–42–58–12
San Francisco 7–123–43–43–47–128–111–54–31–53–45–17–123–41–58–12
St. Louis 4–35–15–1410–94–23–45–28–114–35–111–84–34–33–38–12
Washington 4–210–94–36–14–33–313–63–413–611–83–45–25–13–310–10

Game log

Legend
 Phillies win
 Phillies loss
 Postponement
BoldPhillies team member
2017 Game Log[14] Overall Record: 66–96 (Home: 39–42; Away: 27–54)

Roster

All players who made an appearance for the Phillies during 2017 are included.[19]

2017 Philadelphia Phillies
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Lehigh Valley IronPigs International League Dusty Wathan
AA Reading Fightin Phils Eastern League Greg Legg
A-Advanced Clearwater Threshers Florida State League Shawn Williams
A Lakewood BlueClaws South Atlantic League Marty Malloy
A-Short Season Williamsport Crosscutters New York–Penn League Pat Borders
Rookie GCL Phillies Gulf Coast League Roly de Armas
Rookie DSL Phillies Dominican Summer League

References

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  2. "Phillies eliminated from postseason play". SBNation.com. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  3. "Pete Mackanin out as Phillies manager". SI.com. Retrieved 2017-11-01.
  4. "Transactions". Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  5. "Andres Blanco Stats". Baseball-Reference.com. sports-reference.com. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  6. "Transactions". Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  7. "Matt Stairs named Phillies hitting coach". Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  8. "Philadelphia Phillies at Cincinnati Reds Box Score". Baseball-Reference.com. sports-reference.com. April 3, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  9. "Phillies 4, Reds 3: Cesar Hernandez opens season with leadoff HR". April 3, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  10. "Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies Box Score, April 7, 2017". baseball-reference.com. sports-reference.com. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  11. "Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies Box Score, April 8, 2017". baseball-reference.com. sports-reference.com. April 8, 2017. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  12. Gelb, Matt (April 16, 2017). "Phillies call up Zach Eflin; he'll start Tuesday in N.Y." philly.com. Retrieved April 30, 2017.
  13. Harris, Ben; Pianovich, Stephen (August 27, 2017). "Triple play propels Phils to series win vs. Cubs". phillies.mlb.com. MLB Advanced Media. Retrieved August 28, 2017.
  14. "2017 Philadelphia Phillies Schedule". mlb.com.
  15. Harris, Ben (April 25, 2017). "Phillies-Marlins opener postponed". phillies.mlb.com. MLB Advanced Media. Retrieved April 25, 2017.
  16. Frisaro, Joe (April 27, 2017). "Aug. 22 DH set to make up MIA-PHI rainout". mlb.com. MLB Advanced Media. Retrieved April 29, 2017.
  17. Shiferaw, Daniel (May 12, 2017). "Friday's Phils-Nats opener postponed: Teams to play split doubleheader Sunday, with first game at 1:35 p.m. ET". phillies.mlb.com. MLB Advanced Media. Retrieved May 13, 2017.
  18. Zolecki, Todd (August 29, 2017). "Braves-Phillies washed out; DH Wednesday". phillies.mlb.com. MLB Advanced Media. Retrieved August 29, 2017.
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