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Phillies Nation: Klentak: We need to assume that we're not going to have Odubel Herrera anytime soon
The Philadelphia Phillies entered Monday evening's matchup with the New York Mets carrying a -8 run differential in part because they expected to get significantly more offensive production from their outfield. But they've lost Andrew McCutchen for the season with a torn ACL, and may not get back Opening Day center fielder Odubel Herrera either.
Herrera was arrested in Atlantic City on Memorial Day after an alleged domestic incident with his girlfriend led to the police being called. Details of the alleged incident painted Herrera in a very bad light, with the police report suggesting that his girlfriend had "visible signs of injury to her arms and neck.
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Phillies Nation: Medina, Moniak headline Double-A Reading All-Stars
The Philadelphia Phillies may be slumping, but there is plenty of good things going on in their minor league system. Four Double-A Reading players, including two top 10 prospects, will be going to the Eastern League All-Star Game set to take place in Richmond, Virginia, on July 10 at 7:05 p.m. Phillies No. 2 prospect Adonis Medina and No. 9 prospect Mickey Moniak lead Reading's All-Stars. Right-hander Addison Russ and first baseman Darick Hall will also be heading to Richmond.
Medina, 22, appeared in the All-Star Futures Game last season for the Phillies, and this will be the second Minor League All-Star team he will be a part of during his professional career.
Phillies Nation: With two managers under fire, Phillies welcome Mets to town
Gabe Kapler will manage the Philadelphia Phillies Monday, while Mickey Callaway will do so for the New York Mets. But it would be harder to find two managers with warmer seats in the sport. It's not hyperbole to suggest that the outcome of this week's four-game series between the two teams could go a long way in determining the job security of the two second-year skippers.
The Phillies, who have lost seven straight, were just swept by the lowly Miami Marlins. Kapler's squad is 6-14 in June, and after Sunday's loss, they're only one game above .
The Good Phight: Disarray, meet disarray: Phillies vs. Mets series preview
Even an optimist like myself would have a tough time saying something positive about the Phillies right now. That's what a seven game losing streak - which includes a sweep at the hands of the lowly Marlins - will do to you. The only good news is that they're about to face a team which is going through some drama of its own.
Record: 37-41, Fourth place in National League East
Back in April, when people thought this might be a good season for the Phillies, they visited Citi Field and lost two out of three.
Fansided: Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco finally, really done?
Maikel Franco started this year as one of the key cogs in a thriving Phillies lineup, getting dubbed "the best No. 8 hitter in baseball." After that hot start, he has fallen hard and now finds himself out of the starting lineup entirely.
Out of 20 games in June, Franco has started just nine of them. In this time, the team has turned to Scott Kingery, Sean Rodriguez, and Brad Miller as better options to start at the hot corner than Franco. The fact that Franco finds himself behind Rodriguez and Miller should be an indictment on its own.
Phillies Nation: Larry Shenk's Phillies Minor League Report: 6/22/19
Phillies Nation is honored to have Larry Shenk among the ranks of our regular contributors.
"The Baron" is the former Philadelphia Phillies head of community relations, a role in which he served the organization for more than four decades. Larry is also a 2018 inductee to the Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame.
In addition to the Phillies alumni and history work which Larry shares with readers here at Phillies Nation, his "Minor League Report" pieces now also run with us all during the season as well.
Lehigh Valley, International League North Division
**IronPigs (34-37) erupted for 6 home runs in cruising over the Clippers, 13-1, in Columbus .
Phillies Nation: Locked On Phillies 6/24: 2019 has turned into a disaster
On the Monday June 24, 2019 edition of Locked On Phillies, Phillies Nation Editorial Director Tim Kelly reacts to the Phillies being swept by the Miami Marlins over the weekend.
Specifically, Kelly looks at where blame should go, and how warm the seats of hitting coach John Mallee, manager Gabe Kapler and general manager Matt Klentak may be getting.
Later in the show, Kelly breaks down an incident that the Mets, who will come to Citizens Bank Park Monday, had after their loss Sunday afternoon.
Locked On Phillies is a daily Phillies podcast hosted by Tim Kelly that's part of the Locked On Podcast Network.
Phillies Nation: Minor League Mash-Up: Mr. Bohm heads to Reading
What happened to the Philadelphia Phillies in the last week has been beyond brutal, so we'll try to lift your spirits with some good news from the farm system.
RecordsLehigh Valley IronPigs: 34-38
Reading Fightin' Phils: 42-31 (3-3 in the second half)
Clearwater Threshers: 41-32 (5-2 in the second half)
Lakewood Blue Claws: 31-43 (2-2 in the second half)
Williamsport Crosscutters: 2-8
Notable PerformancesBefore his promotion to Double-A Reading, Alec Bohm did some more damage in Clearwater.