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Perhaps it is fitting that Cole Hamels did not get his first win of the season until the day Carlos Ruiz returned from a 25-game suspension. Throughout the weekend, the Phillies suddenly began to show signs of life. Maybe a lot of that had to do with the anticipation of Chooch’s return.
After losing 3 of 4 to the Pirates, the Phils proceeded to storm New York and sweep the Mets in 3 games. Kyle Kendrick shut them out on Friday and Jonathan Pettibone collected his first major league win on Saturday. Then Sunday afternoon, Hamels held the Mets to 1 run to complete the sweep.
While Ruiz did not have a huge impact on the game, going 1 for 4, his mere presence did seem to have everyone in high spirits. The game was tied 1-1 going into the 7th; in previous games, this lack of offense would have had the entire team tied up in knots, pressing at the plate. But today, everyone was a little more relaxed.
That 7th inning was the key; Laynce Nix came through again as a pinch-hitter with a...
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Carlos Ruiz returns to the Phillies today and he will do so without his long lost friend Aderall. Although it might be a fun drug at parties or to cram for a big exam for college students, Aderall doesn't exactly scream baseball.
Aderall doesn't improve bat speed, it doesn't add distance on home runs, and it doesn't help players rebound quicker from injuries. But...
Like a father watching his son ride a bike on his own for the first time, I am super proud of Kyle Kendrick and you should be, too. Or, as Jim Salisbury put it, "Kyle Kendrick has become a man."
The ups and downs in Kendrick's career are like a bike ride through the Appalachian Trail: minor leaguer-turned major leaguer-turned playoff starter in 2007; major leaguer...
Howard came up big in the clutch in a 5-1 Phils win to cap the sweep. Photo: Seth Wenig, AP
On a day where Cole Hamels struggled with control, issuing six free passes, Hamels kept his composure to pick up his first win of 2013 in a 5-1 Phillies win. Hamels allowed only two hits to limit the damage of his free passes on a day where the Mets struck early on a David Wright RBI single...
The Philadelphia Phillies have reinstated catcher Carlos Ruiz how has been out due to suspension after serving a 25-game Adderall suspension. He is good to go and should resume a solid bat in the Phillies lineup. To make room for him, Philadelphia designated catcher Humberto Quintero. Last season Ruiz smacked out 16 home runs in 114 games.
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How many wins for the 2013 Phillies?
Most staffs typically have a significant drop-off after their 1 and 2, but the Philadelphia Phillies with Kyle Kendrick have a strong 4. How do the top west coast teams fare at the bottom of their rotation?
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I will publish the 2013 ERA for both the NL East and the MLB 5 periodically. The number of games played by the Phillies is in the...
Cole Hamels took the mound on Sunday looking for his first win of the young 2013 season. His team was coming off two straight wins against the Mets at Citi Field, and looking for their first series sweep of the year. Carlos Ruiz finished serving a 25 game suspension for using a banned substance and [...]
Feeling down about the Phillies on a miserable Monday? If you are a glass half-empty kind of guy, you might take pleasure in knowing that some former Phils are having really bad seasons. Just to give you a basis for the truly alarming numbers you are about to see, keep in mind that the league average for WHIP is 1.31 and Chad Qualls had a 1.53 WHIP last season for the Phils.
After scoring a combined 10 runs in in four games against the Pirates earlier this week, the Phillies exploded for nine runs today against the Mets at Citi Field. They finished with 12 hits on the day, and had men on base in six innings of nine innings. Jonathan Pettibone, coming off a great major [...]
The Phillies offense had the right amount of zen against the Mets today. (PHOTO: AP)
Behind the power of 12 hits, including back-to-back home runs, and stellar pitching from the bullpen, the Phillies slugged their way to an easy 9-4 victory over the Mets today. The win was their fifth straight at Citifield, and the first of rookie Jonathan Pettibone’s career.
Philadelphia Phillies (12-14) at Cleveland Indians (?-?)
Series 9, Games 24 and 25
Progressive Field, Cleveland: 1.061, Hitters park
Heading into this season, the Phillies are caught in an in-between state and like the Indians, should rebuild in my opinion. No matter what happened last year, the presence of Hamels, Halladay and Lee makes them...
In last weekend’s edition of 3&3, I cautioned to watch out for a Dodger’s team that was struggling. That warning should have been extended to this weekend’s series with the Phillies as well. Against two teams that have been struggling, our Mets finished 1-5. Looks like our team is fast becoming a cure to another team’s slump.
Kyle’s Complete Game: We don’t like...
We preach “practice excruciating patience!” Every year slow starters become an issue for fantasy owners scrambling to fix what ails their team – including me. Yes, I preach “practice excruciating patience!” all the time, yet I don’t even listen to that at times. Yes, I was guilty of shopping around Giancarlo Stanton in my friends league, trying to see if anyone would...