Found June 03, 2013 on Phillies Nation:
Phillippe Aumont, Photo- Jay Floyd The Phillies saw enough of their dismal middle relief and began making adjustments to that portion of their roster back on May 22nd, sending imposing right-hander Phillippe Aumont down to the minor leagues after a shaky stretch to open the season.  Since the demotion, Aumont has continued to have control issues and has looked troubled through five contests. Selected in the 1st round by Seattle in the 2007 draft, Aumont was later traded to the Phillies, along with Tyson Gillies and J.C. Ramirez, in the December, 2009 deal for Cliff Lee.  This year, Aumont opened the season on the same roster as Lee, with the Phillies, but while Lee steadily performs like an All-Star, the 6-foot-7, 260-pounder lacked command and the team took notice. Following his two outings on May 18th against Cincinnati and May 20th against Miami, in which he allowed three earned runs in one total inning, Aumont’s ERA spiked from 2.25 to 4.15 and he lost his spot on the Phils’ big...

Mayberry’s 2 HR, Walkoff Grand Slam, Give Phils 7-3 Win

John Mayberry Jr, take a bow. You are the hero tonight. Mayberry smashed a game-tying home run to lead off the 10th inning. He then walked off with a grand slam in the 11th, giving the Phillies a crazy, weird, unbelievable 7-3 win over the Marlins. The last extra-inning, walkoff grand slam was by Dale Murphy August 6, 1991 vs. the Cubs in the 11th inning. Historic. Wild. Weird. A...

Michael Young Reinstated From Bereavement List, Michael Martinez Optioned

Today the Phillies announced that Michael Young has been reinstated to the roster after spending five days on the bereavement list. Last Wednesday the Phillies called up Cesar Hernandez to take Young's spot on the roster and it looks like, for the time being, he will stay with the big...

Phillies Reporter Sigourney McCleaf Says Naughty Word That Rhymes With Squat By Accident

It has to be tough to break into broadcasting. Getting that chance when you are young and just starting out has be excited and cause for a few nerves to say the least--nerves that can make you say something you really wish you hadn't. Like the social media reporter for the Philadelphia Phillies at PHL 17 did recently when she meant to say 'twister' and said '*...

Red Hot Dominic Brown and a Complete Game Victory by Kendrick

Philadelphia, PA — On Monday Night, Phillies Outfielder, Domonic Brown hit his eighth home run in eight games and National League-leading 17th homer of the season in the sixth inning in a 7-2 victory over the Marlins. Brown remains one of the hottest hitters in baseball, while Phillies right-hander Kyle Kendrick pitched splendidly, throwing the [...]

Phillies month in review: May 2013

A look back at the stats, highlights, and stories from the month of May for the Phillies.

Report: Cliff Lee Has Red Sox, Yankees Among 20 Teams in No-Trade Clause If Phillies Try to Move Him

Other pitchers have put up stats similar to those of Cliff Lee, but few can replicate the success he’s had at being trade deadline bait. With the Phillies faltering at 28-30, third in the National League East, the team that Lee handpicked in free agency three years ago now appears primed to trade him again. While the Phillies were the one team that didn’t move Lee at the midsummer...

Phillies reporter gets tongue tied attempting to say ‘tongue tied’

During PHL17′s post-game wrap-up of the Phillies 7-5 victory over the Brewers, Sigourney McCleaf had a bit of a freudian slip. Attempting to talk about Cliff Lee’s 1,600th career strikeout, she somehow managed to say “Tongue ****.” Oops Via: Hyper Vocul, HT: Jimmy Traina   

Lee could not block trade to Cards

Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee has stocked his 20-team no-trade provision with contending clubs -- a wise move, considering that gives him the best chance to negotiate benefits in return for waiving those rights. But there is one notable exception on the list: the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals are one of the nine teams that can acquire Lee without his permission...


Last weekend, I defended Michael Martinez's honor. I did this because the entire phanbase bashed his call-up and since I'm an empathetic man, I felt awful for him. Fast-forward to yesterday and Michael Martinez had the chance to defend my honor and win the game for the Phillies. The stage...

Gameday: Marlins (16-41) vs. Phillies (27-30)

Miami Marlins (16-41) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (27-30) Tom Koehler (0-3, 3.22) vs. Kyle Kendrick (5-3, 3.27) TIME: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park TV: Comcast Sportsnet Weather: 76, Cloudy/Showers Media: Twitter and Facebook News and notes: Michael Young is back after being placed on the bereavement list. He will not be in the lineup tonight, but is available to pinch hit. Young dealt...

Dom Brown, the real deal?

Leading the Phillies and the NL in home runs, Dom Brown. Who would have thought it when the season began. Heck, where would the Phillies be in the standings without Brown? Possibly fighting the Miami Marlins for the division basement. Over the past month the excitement around Brown has grown despite the Phillies struggles as a team. When asked about Brown and moving him up in the...

Brown stays hot in win over Marlins

Domonic Brown hit his eighth homer in eight games to back Kyle Kendrick's six-hitter, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 7-2 Monday night. Delmon Young and Erik Kratz also went deep for the Phillies. Brown, the NL player of the month for May, continued his torrid hitting by going 3 for 4. He had 12 homers and 25 RBIs last month, and already has connected twice...

Notes From The Phillies’ 7-3 Win Over Miami

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Domonic Brown Is Suddenly Must-See TV

Anyone paying even a little bit of attention to baseball the past few weeks know that Philadelphia Phillies leftfielder Domonic Brown is the hottest hitter in Major League Baseball this side of Miguel Cabrera. And he has the accolades to prove it, earning the National League Player of the Month for May by hitting .303 [...]The post Domonic Brown Is Suddenly Must-See TV appeared first...

Rank Relief: Walk off Granny

John Mayberry hit two extra inning home runs. Even Dominic Brown is impressed. The rankest of relief performances happened tonight.  You can’t get much worse than walking off and winning by 4 runs.  there is only one way to do that.  Load up the bases and hit a home run.  You need an assist form a late inning reliever and tonight Edgar Olmos provided that.  Olmos didn’t...
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