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The Phillies started this road trip off in a bad way by being swept in Miami. This week, they'll play a three-game set in New York against the Mets before headed home to host the Braves for a weekend series to close out the first half of the year. Today Vance Worley (4-4, 2.92 ERA) will get the start against the Mets while Jonathan Niese (6-3, 3.55 ERA) will be his counterpart.
Worley is coming off of a strong winning outing against the Pirates. On Tuesday, Worley tossed six innings, allowing three earned on six hits while walking two and striking out five. This will be Worley's first start with a week's rest all season and he will look to keep his command and velocity at the right spot. In his last three starts, Worley is 1-2 with a 2.70 ERA and tonight will be his second start against the Mets this season. Back on April 14, Worley was held accountable for four earned runs on eight hits through six innings in a losing decision against the Mets. In his career, Worley ha...
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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...
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.
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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...
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...
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...
To: Philliedelphia Bloggers From: Blogmaster Bloggers, attached is the standard 2012 recap. Use it when appropriate.
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...
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...
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...
Rewind to 2011: On that fateful October night, as Ryan Howard left the batter’s box and never made it to first that was the first time I predicted the fate of the 2012 Phillies. There was no other way for this season to go than the way it has to date. The unthinkable has happened. The Phillies currently sit in last place and, according to ESPN.com, have a 3.2% chance of...
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.
Philadelphia Phillies (36-46) at New York Mets (44-37) 1:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
C. Lee (L) 13 0-5 4.136.10-14.246/29@MIAL4.21060-218.27.71
C. Young (R) 5 2-1 3.305.10-13.466/28@LADW6.1621-119.13.26
On a day when family and friends come together to celebrate the country's independence, Philadelphia...
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...
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...
Citi Field (Flushing, NY)
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W: J. Niese (7-3) L: V. Worley (4-5)
HR: PHI - C. Ruiz (12) NYM - D. Wright (10)
Jon Niese tossed eight strong innings and chipped in with two RBI as the New York Mets pounded the Philadelphia Phillies, 11-1, in the opener of a three-game series...
New York Mets Career statistics vs. Vance Worley
Mike Baxter1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Ike Davis5 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .200 .333 .200 .533
Lucas Duda7 3 1 0 1 2 1 2 .429 .500 1.000 1.500
Scott Hairston1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Daniel Murphy9 4 0 0 0 1 2 1 .444 .545 .444 .990
Kirk Nieuwenhuis3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333...