Found August 22, 2012 on
Let's give the Phillies some credit. Despite being out of the playoff hunt, they have become a team that can be fun to watch. With a little over a month to go in the season we know that the Phillies will miss out on October baseball for the first time since 2006, which means that we will get plenty of time to watch some guys get some playing time in hopes of staying on the roster for next year. With any luck the team will develop a team chemistry that will serve as the basis for the 2013 season, which I do believe will be a big rebound season for the team.
Kevin Frandsen and Eric Kratz could be decent bench players in 2013. AP photo.
Kevin Frandsen and Eric Kratz have played well lately and are starting to make some serious cases for being strongly considered for a roster spot next season if their play continues. Frandsen is not going to be a starter at third base for the Phillies but he is showing enough grit to be considered for a backup role for a few infi...
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Jonathan Papelbon dropped to a 90% close ratio last night for the Philadelphia Phillies from 93.1%. Will he be able to reach 93% again, which he achieved in 2011?
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I will publish after every game that is not washed out. I will have many summer-long highlights of puzzle pieces, especially important after drubbings and defeats. If you were...
Phillippe Aumont, one of the prospects received in the 2009 trade of Cliff Lee to the Seattle Mariners, has been called up by the Philadelphia Phillies to replace Jeremy Horst. Horst has been placed on the paternity leave list. As irony would have it, Aumont will be activated for tonight' game, which will be started by Lee.
I am not sure how many times this has happened in the...
Cliff Lee will take the mound on Sunday, when the Philadelphia Phillies close out a three-game series with the first-place Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park. It will be Lee's final chance to win a game at home before coming up on the one-year anniversary of his last win at the Phillies' nine-year-old ballpark. "I barely remember yesterday," Lee said when...
The final of the photoshops: Vance Worley in "Home Alone," Michael Martinez as Tupac, Philadelphia's own "Casual Broadcasters," Placido Polanco in "Jurassic Park," Erik Kratz as Ace Ventura, Brian Schneider as Danny Tanner in "Full House," and Scott Franzke & Larry Anderson in "Dumb and Dumber."
Vance Worley fills out the bottom of the rotation, making starts like yesterday’s for the Philadelphia Phillies. Are the young guns in San Francisco getting the job done? The Apocalyptic Horsemen Stats are in my recent coverage linked below.
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I am alternating a game-day 2012 ERA For The NL East and a 2012 ERA For The MLB 5. See link section...
The Philadelphia Phillies are an enigma wrapped in riddle this season. Their farm system is very similar in that it has a lot of high points and some low points. There are two players in the top ten at their position that will not be included here. Sebastian Valle is a top ten catcher, but falls behind Tommy Joseph (also a top ten catcher) on the rankings for the team...
Many thanks to Danielle for keeping up with all the pictures I was texting her. Here's one large summary post that will get you all the photos in one spot and include any that we missed. The other were with my iPhone; these are taken with a digitial camera. These were taken by me and my wife throughout the game.
There's a lot of these, so I did split this post,...
The Phanatic on "Baywatch," Jimmy Rollins as Will Smith in the "Fresh Prince of Bel Air," Juan Pierre as Bill Cosby, and Chase Utley as Dylan from "90210." Doesn't get much better than that.
But this is the truth of the matter, there are thousands of tickets listed online for $2 (Stub Hub). The Phillies losing record is the obvious reason for cheap tickets. Just a few short weeks ago the sellout streak at Citizen Bank Park came to an end 257 games. At first it bothered me and I questioned the value of Phillies fans cause the past few years they were the hot team in town...
Domonic Brown as Carlton Banks from the "Fresh Prince of Bel Air," Ty Wigginton as Forrest Gump, John Mayberry Jr. from "Pulp Fiction", Ryan Howard from an old school Dr. Dre album, and of course, Charlie Manuel as Wilson from "Home Improvement." Again, gold.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Zack Cozart hit a tiebreaking homer on Jonathan Papelbon's first pitch in the ninth and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Phillies 5-4 Tuesday night to snap a seven-game losing streak against Philadelphia.
Kevin Frandsen hit a tying RBI triple off Jonathan Broxton in the eighth, but the NL Central-leading Reds went up to stay on Cozart's shot off Papelbon...
Final: Reds 5, Phillies 4.
WP: Jonathan Broxton (3-3, 3.02 ERA) LP: Jonathan Papelbon (3-5, 2.86 ERA) SV: Aroldis Chapman (30)
In a roller-coaster battle of a game, similar to the first game of the series in which the Phillies ultimately prevailed, a ninth-inning home run by Zack Cozart off of Jonathan Papelbon would prove to be the winning run for the Cincinnati Reds.
Picture via Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News.
For one last time, Hunter Pence will associate with and sport the red pinstripes at Citizens Bank Park. Well, sort of.
Tonight, the Phillies plan to giveaway 40,000-plus bobbleheads of former Phillies outfielder Hunter Pence, who was traded last month to the San Francisco Giants for prospects. Phillies director of merchandising...