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The Philadelphia Phillies have been a superb team during manager Charlie Manuel's tenure. But this year, Manuel's eighth with the team, has been a major disappointment.The Phillies are 45-54, last in the National League East. For a team that has one of the strongest lineups in the majors with Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, Jimmy Rollins, Hunter Pence and Shane Victorino, the offense has been a disappointment. The Phillies' offensive statistics rank just about in the middle of baseball. The team's pitching is just slightly better. Thought to have one of the best starting staffs in baseball, the Phillies offer three...
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Placido Polanco to DL with Injured Back

Phillies third baseman Placido Polanco heads to the 15-day DL with what is being referred to as lower back inflammation, according to Phils beat writer Todd Zolecki. A corresponding roster move will be announced before tomorrow’s game and could be any number of players ranging from Pete Orr or Kevin Frandsen to add infield depth or BJ Rosenberg or Tyler Cloyd to add pitching...

Kevin Frandsen Joins the Phillies

Yesterday, infielder Kevin Frandsen joined the Phillies from the Lehigh Valley Ironpigs (AAA). Frandsen will take the place of third baseman Placido Polanco on the 25 man roster. The reason why Frandsen is with the Phillies because Polanco was placed on the 15 day DL on Thursday due to lower back inflammation, this was retroactive to July 23rd. This season for the IronPigs, Frandsen...

Phillies Sluggish in Crucial Series Opener

The Phillies really needed a win in their series opener Friday in Atlanta. It began a crucial six-game stretch against the Braves and Nationals that could be the final nail in the coffin if the Phils don’t perform well. Cole Hamels was en route to a solid outing, but he lost his control in the second inning. He should have gotten out of the inning when Ben Sheets grounded the...

Latest Injured Phillies Player is Carlos Ruiz, Who is Sitting Tonight Out

Missing from tonight's lineup is Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz.  Chooch has a foot injury that has been causing him considerable pain, reports the Delaware County Times' Ryan Lawrence.   Not included in the blog is a quote from Chooch that the injury "felt like a knife" in the back of his ankle.   To keep playing, Ruiz chose to wear turf shoes instead of his...

Joe Blanton Could Be The Phillies' Last Hope For 2012

Yep. You read that right. This game is one of two pontential games that can and will decide if the Phillies will continue to play for a playoff spot - or - if they will sell house by Tuesday. Ruben Amaro Jr. said yesterday that "'If we get swept here it will be daunting. The team needs two out of three or better,". Well Ruben, you're right. The Phillies have two...

Placido Polanco Lands Back on the DL; Kevin Frandsen Call Up

The Phillies placed third baseman Placido Polanco on the 15-day disabled list Thursday because of lower-back inflammation. It is the same injury that sidelined him last July. This marks the fourth time in his three seasons since rejoining the Phillies in 2010 that Polanco has landed on the disabled list. He can never stay healthy, can he? Polanco's offensive numbers have...

Philadelphia Phillies: 2012 ERA for the NL East at game 100

Pitching deep into almost every game, Cole Hamels of the Philadelphia Phillies is among the best.  How does Miami compare after their ace has worked?  The Apocalyptic Horsemen Stats are in my daily coverage. TAL’S HANDY STATS   WELCOME, NEWCOMERS: 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...

Hamels falters in first post-signing start against Braves

In a game the Phillies had to win, Cole Hamels and the Phillies offense faltered in a 6-1 Braves win. In five innings, Hamels gave up five runs, three earned, struck out seven but walked six in five innings. The defense was shaky, as with two outs in the second, as Mike Fontenot let a ground ball tie him up and the Braves went ahead 2-1. With two out in the bottom of the 5th, Brian...

Phillie Phanatic tackles hot dog race competitors

Just when you thought that it was safe to wear a hot dog costume in a hot dog costume race, this video comes to light. Watch as this hot dog race during a Philadelphia Phillies game gets disrupted by the Phillie Phanatic who lays out the racers with one vicious tackle: Your browser does not support iframes.

Hamels Excited, Emotional About Long-Term Commitment

The deal is done. (PHOTO: AP) After weeks of speculation – actually, more like months – the Phillies and Cole Hamels came together on an agreement that will keep the left-hander in red pinstripes until at least 2018. How and why was the move made? Let’s examine some quotes from all parties involved. Cole Hamels -On support of Phillies fans: “Seeing the type of turnouts...

Phillies meet Braves for key three-game series

Ryan Howard and the Phillies will face Brian McCann and the Braves in a crucial three-game series this weekend. (Philliedelphia/Kevin Durso) The Phillies are 9-10 in July, with a win total matching their month of June. If not for a recent stretch of magic and fantastic finishes, it would be way worse, and the Phillies would still be driving themselves further into the ground. In...

Braves 6, Phillies 1

Brian McCann hit a three-run homer off Cole Hamels and Ben Sheets continued his impressive comeback to lead the Atlanta Braves past the Philadelphia Phillies 6-1 on Friday night. Hamels (11-5), making his first start since signing a six-year, $144 million contract on Wednesday, set a career high with six walks in his shortest start of the season. He allowed five runs, three earned...

Phillies' Amaro: Series against Braves will have an "impact"

Watch the Philadelphia Phillies closely this weekend. The Phillies, who have won four straight and eight of 11, might finally be getting hot. And on Friday night, they begin a three-game series in Atlanta with left-hander Cole Hamels making his first start since agreeing to a six-year, $144 million extension. Will the series determine whether the Phillies are buyers or sellers...
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