Found February 24, 2013 on
Philly Sports Live:
The Phillies opened up Grapefruit League play Saturday against the Houston Astros at Brighthouse Field. The ‘Stros make their American League debut this season and will sport retro uniforms akin to their 1980s teams. The Phils fell to the Astros by a score of 8-3. Cole Hamels started on the bump for the Fightins and…
BEST OF MAXIM
The lineup is initiated by the offensive catalyst of the Philadelphia Phillies, who, until now, has been Jimmy Rollins. Is there a changing of the guard on the immediate horizon?
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My articles are designed to represent a baseball man’s thinking, the view from the dugout and the GM’s box. Most fans do not consider the budget, prospects...
I Love the Phillies, especially the 2012 team.
I grew up a Phillies fan having gone to my first game back in 1983 at Veterans Stadium. I got a patch that night in celebration of 100 years of baseball with different “P’s” on each base. It’s one of my most cherished baseball possessions; but even more important to me are the memories of my dad taking me to the ballpark and...
Jonathan Papelbon gave up six earned in 2/3 of an inning as the Phillies lost to the Tigers 10-1.
For a 10-1 loss, this could have been a lot worse. Cliff Lee pitched a hitless two innings with two Ks and Tyler Cloyd followed with two hitless innings of his own. Phillippe Aumont was sharp in his hitless inning, registering a strikeout.
Ryan Howard continued his solid play...
Waves crash on a sandy beach as the palm trees sway in the
cool gulf breeze. You get up from your spot on the beach just in time to hear someone
ordering a grouper sandwich and a bloody mary as a band plays some reggae
tunes. You hop in the car, light up a
cigar you bought in Ybor City, Tampa the night before and head on your way. It’s
about noon, and your beach day is already...
In game three of Grapefruit action, Cliff Lee will take the mound for the Phillies back home in Clearwater. The Tigers followed them from Lakeland and will play the Phillies for the second day in a row. A few interesting notes in today's lineup. First, Michael Young is batting third...
No, the Phils did not sign the balding man who smashes watermelons. The Phillies did, however, sign Austin Gallagher, a 24-year old Lancaster, PA native formerly of the Dodgers organization. Gallagher is a former 2007 Third Round pick who was at one point fast-tracked to High-A as a 19-year old in 2008 but has had issues staying on the field and has not progressed past High-A. Gallagher...
In four seasons from 2008-2011, Roy Halladay‘s worst FIP was 3.06 (2009). In 2011 it was an astounding 2.20 on the strength of a career-best 8.47 K/9 and just a 5.1% HR/FB rate. While the homer rate was fueled by a bit of luck, the strikeouts were completely the result of skill. Honestly, 2011 was probably Halladay’s best professional season.So you want to write him off just...
Hot News for RP Michael Schwimer
Shortly after the Phillies dropped their spring training opener to the Houston Astros, 8-3, word broke that the first roster change of the year had been executed. The Phillies traded relief pitcher Michael Schwimer to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for first base prospect Art Charles. Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly was the first to officially report the move on Twitter.
Miguel Cabrera’s home-run swing already appears to be in Triple Crown form. Two days after launching his first long ball of the spring, Cabrera took Phillies reliever Jonathan Papelbon way downtown, clearing a line of concession stands out behind deep left-center field at Philadelphia’s park.
“That is one of the longest home runs you’re going to see here at Bright House Field...
Cliff Lee looked excellent this afternoon against the Tigers in Clearwater. In two innings, Lee walked one and struck out two. He did not give up a hit. Tyler Cloyd followed with two shutout innings of his own, walking one and striking out one. In the bottom of the fourth...
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#1 Jesse Biddle (P)
The Phillies organization has developed some interesting arms in recent years with the likes of Jarred Cosart (traded...
They say that, when it comes to understanding anything about the subsequent regular season, you should never pay attention to numbers in March. That’s good advice, and it doesn’t even bother to mention numbers in February. Today is February 25, spring-training competition has only just begun, and nothing matters. To whatever extent any baseball matters, February baseball matters...
(Philliedelphia/Danielle Wilson) Per multiple sources, it has been confirmed that relief pitcher Michael Schwimer has been traded to the Toronto Blue Jays for minor league first baseman Art Charles. Schwimer, scheduled to pitch in today's spring training game against the Astros, packed his bag after the game upon hearing the...