Matt McBride

Matt McBride

Height/Weight: 6' 2"/215 lbs
Bat: R
Throw: R
Born: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
College: Lehigh
Draft: 2006 2nd round by the
  • Associated Press

    MLB playoff primer: Things to know as postseason nears

    Major League Baseball’s postseason has a little more heft this season. The playoffs are rapidly approaching, with the final regular season games set for Oct. 5. The postseason begins two days later with a field of 12 teams — up from last year’s 10 — and includes a best-of-three format for the opening wild-card round.

  • Associated Press

    In the interim, Thomson leads Phillies to brink of playoffs

    Rob Thomson has the sparse office decor of a manager who still has interim in his title. Get there -- and end the longest postseason drought in the National League -- and maybe Thomson can hang a few more keepsakes. The ones already on the wall are mostly framed newspaper pages with boldface headlines of the greatest moments of the Phillies' last heyday, reminders of the success the franchise has yet to duplicate during the trying slog of a decade since 2011.