Found May 27, 2013 on PhilsBaseball:
The Phillies are two games under .500 this season at the 50-game mark. Since Charlie Manuel teams are notoriously slow starters, I thought it would be fun to compare the 2013 Phillies to the eight previous Charlie teams and see where they stand. If the Phils take off in the second half like they have done in every season under Charlie Manuel, as Lloyd Christmas pointed on in Dumb and Dumber, "so you're telling me there's a chance."

Ryan Howard suffering from spin Slidis Unrecognitis Syndrome

Ryan Howard has reportedly been diagnosed with Slidis Unrecognitis Syndrome. SUS is a condition in which a baseball player is unable to recognize a slider and in serious cases removes the ability of a player to recognize the type or location of any pitch. Howard's SUS existed his entire life but remained dormant until the 2010 season.  Of course I’m kidding here, but the...

The Big Questions About the Big Piece

The Phillies have lost 3 of their last 4 games and there are still more questions about this team than there are answers. Perhaps the biggest question right now is about the Big Piece, Ryan Howard. Take a look at the timeline for Howard this past week and a half: Howard had a cortisone injection on May 19th; he was back in the line-up May 21st and feeling better. By May 23rd, he...

Phillies' Ryan Howard may need to rest injured left knee

Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard missed Sunday's series finale against the Washington Nationals due to an ailing left knee.  Phillies manager Charlie Manuel wasn't sure whether or not Howard would play against the Boston Red Sox on Monday. As reported by Andrew Simon of, "A week ago, Howard received a cortisone injection in the knee, then...

Sox make cut on Papelbon's no-trade list

I heard this a couple of hours ago and I have been debating whether or not to talk about it. The reason is, I really don't care. If you haven't heard, The Red Sox have made Jonathan Papelbon's list of teams on his no-trade list included in his contract with the Phillies. According to a major league source, Jonathan Papelbon has the Red Sox as one of the eight teams...


When Michael Martinez was called up to replace Chase Utley on the Phillies roster Thursday, there was pure outrage from the entire Phillies phanbase. Twitter almost broke. Why the editor-in-chief of this very website was sent into a psychotic rage. I think the igniting of torches and the sharpening of...

Phillies Falter in Boston, Lose 9-3

The setting and weather were beautiful, the game was not. The Red Sox used a 3-run first inning to slug their way to a 9-3 victory over the Phillies, who fall back to 3 games below .500. Tyler Cloyd was tagged with his first road loss and drops to 1-1 on the year. In the first inning, Dustin Pedoria started the scoring with a 2-run homer. This was soon followed by a solo shot...

Papelbon: Shipping back to Boston

The Guru Contributing Writer The last time Jonathan Papelbon walked off the mound for the Red Sox, Boston had just completed the worst collapse in team history. Less than three months later, Papelbon, the Sox all-time saves leader, walked out of Fenway for good, signing a four-year, $50 million contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. Before last night’s game Papelbon was back...

It's Early - The Phillies Have Plenty Of Time To Turn It Around

People are so negative about the Phillies these days but there's one thing that everyone needs to remember: It's still early. The Phillies could probably go to the World Series again if things all pan out. Being all negative and saying the team isn't good enough is no help at...

Gameday: Phillies (24-25) at Nationals (25-24)

Philadelphia Phillies (24-25) at Washington Nationals (25-24) Cole Hamels (1-7, 4.45) vs. Stephen Strasburg (2-5, 2.66) TIME: 1:35, Nationals Park TV: My Phl 17 Weather: High 60s, mostly sunny Media: Twitter and Facebook In today’s rubber match, the Phillies hope to take the series and get back to .500.  Two aces take the mound; one has pitched very well this season, while...

Nats Win Series Over Phillies After Strasburg, Hamels Duel

  It was a pitchers’ duel at its finest. Stephen Strasburg battled Cole Hamels of the Philadelphia Phillies through a six-inning staring contest, each waiting for the other to blink first. Ultimately, it was the Washington Nationals’ hitters who clapped in Hamels’ face, as they propelled the Nats to a 6-1 victory after an explosive seventh inning. It was a DIY...

Notes From The Phillies’ 9-3 Loss To Boston

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Phillies Send Cliff Lee To The Mound In An Effort To Stop Red Sox Offense

Last night the Phillies and Reds Sox opened up a four-game set that would take place in Boston as well as Philadelphia. The Phillies will play two games in Boston and starting tomorrow the Red Sox will travel to Philly to finish up the last two of the series. The...

Jacoby Ellsbury Looks to Keep Rolling As Red Sox Take On Cliff Lee, Phillies

The Red Sox will technically go for a sweep on Tuesday night at a Fenway Park. Fresh off of pounding the Philadelphia Phillies in the second game of a two-game series Tuesday night in Boston. The Sox are hoping to get an effort similar to Monday night where they defeated Philly 9-3. The two teams will then head to Philadelphia for another two-game set on Wednesday and Thursday. The...

Phillies-Red Sox Preview

Tyler Cloyd, a lifelong Boston Red Sox fan, always wanted to see a game at Fenway Park. His ninth career major league start will come there Monday night when he takes the ball for the Philadelphia Phillies. Boston won't have the luxury of turning to Clay Buchholz, who has been scratched for the opener of the first four games between these teams. The Phillies (24-26) failed...

Phillies Week 8 in Review

The Phillies ended a rough week with a loss to the Washington Nationals, and began the next with an ugly loss in Boston against the Red Sox. In their last 11 games at storied Fenway Park, the Phils are 2-9. Last night they managed just one run against Sox starter Alfredo Aceves, who had allowed [...]
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