Posted July 03, 2012 on
Roy Halladay is just one of the many pieces to the Phillies puzzle that landed on the DL this season. The good news is that he could be back a little sooner than anticipated.

Phillies Nation TV 18: Hamels Rumors, Phils Slide

On the latest edition of Phillies Nation TV, there was plenty to discuss. Corey and I jump right into our thoughts on the Cole Hamels situation and if he will be dealt. We look back at a dismal go for the Phillies over the weekend and the trades that were made; Jim Thome to Baltimore and Chad Qualls to the Yankees. There are great reader comments and questions we answer pertaining...

At This Point, You Have to Trade Hamels

The Phillies have three options with Cole Hamels, none of which is clear cut. It’s a great year to have a trade asset like Hamels — the added wild card teams in each league will make more teams buyers — but the Phillies are in a unique position. The Phils were nine games under .500 entering play Tuesday at Citi Field. It was their worst record through 81 games since 1997 and...

Thoughts On Howard, All-Stars, Trades, and a Pujols Signing

I got a chance to see Ryan Howard's rehab, first hand tonight in Allentown. The IronPigs won the game 2-1, sweeping the double-header from Pawtucket to go two games up in the division after the day. Ryne Sandberg's crew won both games without using a starting pitcher. Not bad. Sandberg's upbeat about Howard and Utley. But you want to read about Ryan Howard. Here'...

Cliff Lee Leads Phillies to Win…Finally

Cliff Lee took a Gatorade bath at the hands of Cole Hamels and Roy Halladay after notching his first win in 14 starts this season. It’s over now. And it’s been a long time coming. Cliff Lee, who has been both the victim and the perpetrator this season has finally won his 1st game of the season. More importantly, he helped the Phillies end a 6-game skid AND looked a lot like the...

Philadelphia Phillies: 2012 ERA for the NL East at game 82

Vance Worley of the Philadelphia Phillies is the youngster in the rotation.  How do other young divisional studs match-up with him?  The Apocalyptic Horsemen Stats are in my recent coverage linked below. TAL’S HANDY STATS   WELCOME, NEWCOMERS: I am alternating a game-day 2012 ERA For The NL East and a 2012 ERA For The MLB 5. See link section below. In each publication, the number...

Phillies Standard 2012 Game Recap Phillies at

To: Philliedelphia Bloggers From: Blogmaster Bloggers, attached is the standard 2012 recap. Use it when appropriate. ~Blogmaster Frank Standard 2012 Recap [Insert photo of player grimace] The Phillies fell short tonight in National League baseball action against the [opponent].  Phillies starter [insert name] was less than sharp tonight, surrendering [insert large number...

Phils' Lee ends victory drought at 281 days

Cliff Lee and the Philadelphia Phillies can breathe easier. Lee won for the first time since last September and the Phillies stopped a six-game losing streak with a 9-2 victory over the New York Mets in a matinee Independence Day game at Citi Field. Lee held New York to two runs on seven hits in eight innings; he struck out nine and walked one. "Today was hot and he did...

Utley, Chooch Helps Lee Get His First Win of the Season

Happy July 4th!!! Did Cliff Lee win a game yet? Is he hurt? It is basically the story of the first half. We all know that Cliff Lee has not been the Lee we saw last season. Phillies have been 7-1 since 2004 on July 4th including two walk offs against the Mets. Cliff Lee and Chris Young were throwing zeros until the fourth inning. Scott Hairston put the Mets ahead with a solo...

Phillies-Mets Preview

The Philadelphia Phillies are trying to stay positive despite being on the verge of tying their longest losing streak of the season. A matchup with the New York Mets' Jonathon Niese may not help them start feeling better. After an outstanding June, Niese will try to begin this month with a season-high third straight win Tuesday night at Citi Field. Philadelphia (36-45) managed...

Mets 11, Phillies 1

NEW YORK -- A few hours after Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel acknowledged his team needed to start winning or face the prospect of having veterans traded, the New York Mets did their part to keep the Phillies' losing streak going. The Mets thumped Philadelphia 11-1 on Tuesday, racking up 15 hits in a rout that sent the Phillies to their sixth straight loss in...

Injury updates: Carpenter, Cashner, Halladay, Ellis and Joyce

Here's a running list of injury updates around the Major Leagues: – Right handed pitcher Chris Carpenter, who has been injured all season long, will undergo season-ending surgery according to Jenifer Langosch of – Padres' Andrew Cashner suffered a strained latissimus dorsi muscle on Tuesday according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. The Padres were afraid it could...
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