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A look at Michael Young's defense and its effect on the Phillies poor defense as a team

Howard Out 6-8 Weeks with Torn Meniscus; Halladay Progressing

Ruben Amaro said today that Ryan Howard will miss 6-8 week as the result of an MRI showed a torn left meniscus for the first baseman. There is no word yet on when the surgery will occur, although it will happen soon. Darin Ruf will get the majority of the reps in Howard’s spot. Howard had hit well since June 1, putting up a .885 OPS over his last 30 games. However, the pain in...

Lannan Twirls A Gem In Phils Win

John Lannan was unhittable on Monday night at CBP (Photo: AP). Ruben Amaro publicly challenged his played when he decreed this 10-game homestand the tipping point of the 2013 season.  So far so good through four games, as the Phillies topped the Nationals on Monday night, 3-2, to climb within 2.5 games of second place Washington. John Lannan (2-3, 4.26 ERA) threw eight innings of...

Phildelphia Phillies upset over post-game pranks

The Philadelphia Phillies are stuck in the middle of the pack in the NL East. With so much to lose, the administration feels that there is no time for fun and games.  According to, the organization currently has a zero-tolerance policy as it pertains to how the players conduct themselves. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Friday the team needs to play well before the...

PN Interview: Phils Director of Player Development Joe Jordan

Joe Jordan, photo- Jay Floyd On Sunday, prior to Reading’s game in Trenton, I spent some time chatting with Phillies director of player development Joe Jordan regarding as many subjects as I could, before I felt like I might be keeping him from something important on his chiming cell phone.  The topics included the Maikel Franco and Cody Asche 3rd base prospect jam, lefty hurler...

Ryan Howard Will Need Surgery on Left Knee, Expected to Miss 6-8 Weeks

Ryan Howard was placed on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his left knee on Saturday, but the bad news gets worse for the Philadelphia Phillies. On Monday, an MRI confirmed a torn meniscus in his left knee that will require surgery. The injury is expected to sideline the first baseman for 6-8 weeks, according to ESPN. No date for surgery has been set at this time. Howard...

Michael Young contributing to awful Phillies defense

Michael Young contributing to awful Phillies defense by Scott Butler 7/7/13 The headline for last night’s blowout loss on was “Kendrick gets knocked around by Braves.” Kendrick’s line supports that claim, as KK allowed 6 runs in 5 innings. But the more appropriate headline might be “Kendrick struggles and defense lets him down.” The box score shows only...

Cliff Lee, Domonic Brown Named To National League All-Star Squad

The results are in: the Phillies will be represented in the National League All-Star team by pitcher Cliff Lee and Domonic Brown. Full roster posted shortly.

Phillies 3, Nationals 2

Facing familiar hitters, John Lannan was at his best. Lannan tossed four-hit ball over eight innings against his former team, Ben Revere had three hits and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 Monday night. Lannan (2-3) had four strikeouts in his longest outing in four years. The lefty registered 12 groundouts to beat the team he played for his first six...

Gonzalez Ejected Braves Drop Third Straight

The Atlanta Braves dropped their 3rd straight game on Friday night.  A late inning comeback bid fell one run short as the Braves were beaten by the Philadelphia Phillies, 5-4. The Phillies got the game’s scoring started in the 1st inning of Friday’s game.  Ryan Howard grounded into fielder’s choice to Freddie Freeman.  Freeman’s throw to 2nd went into left field allowing...

Phillies Look For Hope As Pettibone, Medlen Square Off In Series Finale

Well the Phillies certainly looked lost last night. A bad start from Kyle Kendrick followed by a lack of offensive production from the Phillies offense led to the Phils' 46th loss of the season. The Braves blasted 19 hits enroute to their 50th win of the year. Kyle Kendrick struggled...

Erik Kratz to Begin Rehab Assignment with IronPigs

In a solemn clubhouse following a loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on June 9, Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel voiced concern over the left knee of catcher Erik Kratz, who had been injured during the game. Speaking with Comcast SportsNet, the skipper clearly believed that Kratz would miss an extended...

Ruf Times Ahead

Amaro is taking this home stand to figure out if the Phillies should be sellers or buyers at the trade deadline. The answer is simple- sell! Trade chips: Chooch, Papelbon, Lee, both Youngs, and Utley. Personally, I keep Utley unless the package is ridiculous and Lee, because they need an ace. Chooch is old and worn down. Michael nor Delmon can field their position. Papelbon is...

Notes From The Phillies’ 3-2 Win Over Washington

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Phillies, Kyle Kendrick Take On Tim Hudson, Braves As Ryan Howard is Scratched

Tonight the Phillies will take on the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park for a 7:15 first pitch. The reason that the start is delayed is that beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Fox, the All-Star selection show will air prior to all games broadcast regionally on Fox. The Phillies-Braves matchup...

Domonic Brown Is Better Off Not in Derby, But Damn Were The Phillies Screwed

This is good news/bad news. Generally, I am not a fan of what the home run derby can do to someone's swing, as we witnessed in Bobby Abreu's Home Run Derby championship. Abreu won the 2005 derby hitting an unprecedented 24 home runs in the first round. Abreu had 18...
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