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Recent articles by Bob:

Mike Arbuckle’s 40-year baseball journey left an indelible mark on Phillies history

One of the all-time scouting greats, who spent 16 influential years with the Phillies, Arbuckle is retiring from baseball. → Read More

Phillies continue to crumble in quest to become a mediocre playoff team

Fans received a blunt-force reminder of why the Phillies have the worst bullpen in baseball. → Read More

Phillies will be underachievers only if they fail to make playoffs

The Phillies went into the final week in control of their own playoff destiny and general manager Matt Klentak preferred to keep his focus there Monday rather than on his own job security. → Read More

Phillies head out on the road with their playoff hopes hanging in the balance

After losing to Toronto in their home finale at Citizens Bank Park, the Phillies left for Washington, where they will begin a seven-game road trip Monday that determines their playoff fate. → Read More

Zach Eflin, Phillies' bats give beleaguered bullpen some relief in doubleheader sweep

After the Phillies' bullpen coughed up consecutive late-inning leads in losses to the New York Mets, Eflin offer some relief with a complete-game shutout in the opener of a doubleheader. → Read More

Joe Girardi: Phillies control their playoff destiny

The Phillies manager tried to look on the bright side after his team's dismal seven-game series against the Miami Marlins. → Read More

Phillies' trade for J.T. Realmuto could go down as disaster if they don’t re-sign him

The Phillies will see Sixto Sanchez for the first time Sunday in the second game of their doubleheader. He could remind them of how badly they need to re-sign Realmuto. → Read More

The Phillies will face plenty of quality arms during their seven-game series in Miami

The Phillies will face former top prospect Sixto Sanchez and the rest of the Marlins' talented pitching staff when the teams begin a series Thursday night. → Read More

Phillies have some high hurdles ahead after escaping New York with a victory

After blowing a 6-0 lead Monday against the New York Mets, the Phillies rallied to win in extra innings. Now they have to play 23 games, including five doubleheaders, in the season's final 20 days. → Read More

Phillies outfield shortage should lead to more playing time for Adam Haseley

The Phillies placed outfielders Roman Quinn and Jay Bruce on the injured list Sunday, which will lead to more playing time for Adam Haseley. → Read More

Phillies’ mistakes lead to lopsided loss against Mets and Jacob deGrom

The anticipated pitching matchup between the Phillies' Aaron Nola and deGrom turned into a lopsided 14-1 win for New York. → Read More

Phillies finally give Dick Allen the first of two long overdue tributes

The Phillies finally retired Dick Allen's No. 15 during a ceremony Thursday at Citizens Bank Park. Now, it's time for the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown to welcome the former Phillies slugger. → Read More

Phillies manager Joe Girardi believes Dick Allen belongs in Hall of Fame

Girardi will get to meet the 78-year-old slugging legend Thursday when the Phillies retire his No. 15 during a pregame ceremony at Citizens Bank Park. → Read More

David Phelps’ bullpen addition puts Phillies in favorable position for playoff run

With the trade for Phelps on Monday, the Phillies just might reach the playoffs for the first time since 2011. → Read More

For the Phillies, one final shot at beating the Braves

The Phillies open a vital series against Atlanta on Friday night in Citizens Bank Park after they voted to not play Thursday in Washington in support of the nationwide social-injustice protests. → Read More

Phillies top prospect Bryson Stott getting plenty of seasoning at satellite camp

Stott, the Phillies' 2019 first-round draft pick, is getting some unconventional seasoning at the team's satellite camp in Allentown. And he's friends with Bryce Harper. → Read More

The Phillies are getting quality play from backup catcher Andrew Knapp

Knapp was the hero in the Phillies' win over Atlanta on Sunday, thanks to his game-ending tag of Dansby Swanson at home plate. He's producing at the plate, too. → Read More

Phillies manager Joe Girardi finds right bullpen combination in win over Nationals

A rain delay cut Jake Arrieta's outstanding pitching performance short Tuesday night in Washington, but Girardi's bullpen was able to register the final 12 outs in an 8-3 victory. → Read More

Jake Arrieta needs to pitch better if Phillies rotation is going to be great

After pitching well in his first two starts of the season against the high-octane lineups of the New York Yankees and the Atlanta Braves, Arrieta has delivered consecutive clunkers. → Read More

Phillies look like they got it right when they signed Zack Wheeler

The Phillies got another outstanding pitching performance from their free-agent addition and completed a three-game sweep of the New York Mets on Sunday. → Read More