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Justin De Fratus
The 2013 season has been gloom and doom here on We Should Be GMs. Perhaps there is one more run left in this group. Maybe we should believe. The following are reasons to think this team might still have a shot at glory. Rookie Starting Pitcher Magic:Cole Hamels (2006), Kyle Kendrick (2007), JA Happ (2008/2009),Vance Worley (2010/2011), and now possibly Jonathan Pettibone were successful rookies that made major contributions towards the Phillies winning ways. Hamels and KK remain integral parts of the rotation, while Happ and the Vanimal have been shipped out. Pettibone has been great through 5 starts: 3-0 with a 3.41 ERA and 1.28 WHIP over 29 IP. His turn every 5th day is secure for the time being while Halladay is out. Another rookie, Tyler Cloyd, has an opportunity to step up and impress as well with John Lannan on the DL.Bullpen Improvement:Jonathan Papelbon remains a premier closer, despite his infrequent save chances this season. Mike Adams is dealing with a backache, b...
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Cole Hamels, Philadelphia Phillies
The Phillies loss to the Indians yesterday, was it just another loss? Or does it make you think last seasons new contract for Cole Hamels was a mistake? Prior to the Phillies signing Hamels to a new deal I had come out and said the unpopular, http://phillysportsworld.com/moving-cole-hamels-could-save-the-phillies-next-season that a long-term deal...
Cole Hamels hopes the Phillies' recent good fortune on offense will extend his way.
Philadelphia tries to push its win streak to a season-high four games against a Cleveland Indians team trying to reignite its offense.
Hamels (1-5, 4.18 ERA) already has one fewer loss than all of last season, when he went 17-6. His strikeout-to-walk ratio - which has never been worse than 3.02...
Jonathan Pettibone has been a revelation for the Phils. But how long can it continue? (AP Photo).
As I wrote in my recap on Tuesday night, Jonathan Pettibone deserves a lot of credit. He has started five games so far this year and the Phillies have won four. He has shown a veteran’s ability to battle through jams. He has displayed a pretty good fastball, which at least through...
Philadelphia Phillies (19-21) vs. Cleveland Indians (21-17)
Cole Hamels (1-5, 4.18) vs. Cory Kluber (2-2, 5.64)
TIME: 1:05, Citizens Bank Park
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Weather: 71, Sunny
Media: Twitter and Facebook
The big news of the day is that the Phillies signed former all-star hurler Carlos Zambrano to a minor league contract. No water coolers were hurt during the signing.
Rookie Jonathan Pettibone came through again for the Phils on Tuesday (AP Photo).
The Phillies used timely hitting and good starting pitching to go 4-3 on last week’s West Coast trip. They did it again on Tuesday night, this time in Philadelphia, winning 6-2 over the Indians behind Jonathan Pettibone. John Mayberry Jr. provided most of the offense for the Phils, knocking in...
Jonathan Pettibone has been a pleasant surprise to Phillies fans since making his debut back on April 22nd. He improved to 3-0 on the season and was the first Phillies pitcher since Gavin Floyd to start his career at 3-0. The 22 year old right hander pitched 6 2/3 innings which was his longest outing to date. He gave 2 runs in the second on a Michael Brantley single that scored...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) --Jonathan Pettibone pitched neatly into the seventh, Kevin Frandsen and Domonic Brown hit solo homers and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Cleveland Indians 6-2 on Tuesday night.
John Mayberry Jr. had three hits and three RBIs, including a go-ahead two-run double for the Phillies, who won their third straight game to get within two games of .500.
Cole Hamels looks on after allowing a two-run home run to Nick Swisher in the fifth inning of the Phillies' 10-4 loss to the Indians. There's something about the top three in the rotation. There's something about the Cleveland Indians. Whatever the reason, the Phillies just can't play well on...
With each start, Jonathan Pettibone is building a strong case to stay in the majors.
Pettibone pitched neatly into the seventh, Kevin Frandsen and Domonic Brown hit solo homers and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Cleveland Indians 6-2 on Tuesday night.
John Mayberry Jr. had three hits and three RBIs, including a go-ahead two-run double for the Phillies, who won their third straight...
The Phillies were very impressive in last night's 6-2 win over the Indians. Jonathan Pettibone went 6 2/3 innings, his longest outing yet. Allowing two runs on four hits while striking out three, Pettibone was also backed up by his offense - something that needs to show this afternoon for...
Philadelphia Phillies (18-21) vs. Cleveland Indians (21-16)
RHP Jonathan Pettibone (2-0, 3.63 ERA) v. LHP Scott Kazmir (2-1, 4.87 ERA)
TIME: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Weather: 50, few clouds
Media: Twitter and Facebook
On April 30, the struggling Phillies arrived in Cleveland expecting to play a team that was also suffering from early-season inconsistency...
Final: Indians 2, Phillies 6.
WP: Jonathan Pettibone (3-0, 3.41 ERA) LP: Scott Kazmir (2-2, 5.33 ERA)
Think Scott Kazmir dislikes pitching at Citizens Bank Park? Compare his last start in Philadelphia, the game where the Phillies won their second-franchise World Series championship, to tonight. Sure, there is hardly any adrenaline going for a pitcher in the month of May that compares...
Cleveland Indians (21-16) Chance of Postseason Play: (44.8%) at Philadelphia Phillies (18-21) Chance of Postseason Play: (15.2%)
Series 13, Games 38 and 39
Citizens Bank Park, Philly, PA: 1.324, Extreme hitters park.
Weather: Expect no delays or rainouts; ZERO percent chance of rain Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Indians head into Philadelphia as one...
Carlos Ruiz scores on John Mayberry Jr.'s two-run double in the fourth inning of the Phillies' 6-2 win over the Cleveland Indians. (Kevin Durso/Philliedelphia) Jonathan Pettibone started the game for the Phillies on the mound and led the pitching. John Mayberry Jr. lifted the offense. Jonathan Papelbon closed the door....
After outscoring the Philadelphia Phillies 20-2 in Cleveland just two weeks ago, Philly returned the favor Tuesday night defeating the Tribe, 6-2.
It was another stagnant performance by the Indians offense, as the team would only score two runs on seven hits against Phillies starter Jonathan Pettibone. The rookie right-hander limited the Tribe to just two runs on four hits in 6...