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Today Joe Blanton will aim to make right on the mound as he takes on the Miami Marlins. Just a few weeks ago Joe Blanton was pitching as if he were a Cy Young candidate, but in his last three starts he's been back down to Earth and has not been effective. With the series tied one-a-piece the Phillies are looking to take the series from Miami a second time this season.
Joe Blanton (4-5, 5.05 ERA) will make his 11th start of the season, and his second against the Marlins. In Blanton's first seven starts he had a 4-2 record with a 2.81 ERA, but in his past three Blanton is 0-2 with a 12.51 ERA. The skyrocketed numbers seem to have Blanton going back to his "normal self" right when Roy Halladay goes to the DL. In Blanton's last start on Tuesday against the Mets, he was lit up with six runs on nine hits over 5 innings in a losing effort. Blanton has allowed 19 earned runs in his last three starts (13 2/3 innings). Back on April 12, Blanton tossed seven strong innin...
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We find ourselves at the end of another mediocre week from the Phillies. The Phillies took two of three from the Mets before giving up two of three to the Marlins. Lucky for us, mediocre baseball seems the slogan of the National League East so the Phillies are still not that far off.————————–The Good, the bad, the ugly (Wild Thing)Chase Utley is on the move...
Jose Contreras is going to the DL and it is retroactive to his appearance in the 7th inning of tonight's game. He is scheduled for an MRI this weekend.
Conteras could not even record an out before falling to the ground in pain and agony after throwing a pitch. At first the Phillies reported that he had left the game with elbow soreness, but if you saw it on TV you could tell...
Roy Halladay came to the Philadelphia Philles for 2 of the 3 prized youngsters in the vault. That was in 2010, when they were making noise in the high minors. If they were ready for the 2011 campaign, where are they?
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Penthouse Occupancy for the 6-4 triumph: 4
The Chrystal Champagne Toast is a salute to Jonathan Papelbon.
Phillies reliever Jose Contreras has torn a ligament and a tendon in his right elbow and will likely miss the rest of the season.
Contreras was injured Friday. An MRI scan Saturday showed he tore his ulnar collateral ligament and flexor pronator tendon.
The 40-year-old Contreras had right elbow surgery last year. He reinjured the elbow in the seventh inning Friday night while facing...
Other than three grounds-crew members, Roy Halladay was the lone soul on the field early Sunday morning at Citizens Bank Park. He ran sprints on the warning track, which probably offered little solace for the weeks of rest ahead. If Halladay’s bad shoulder forces an absence of eight weeks, as suggested, it could make him a free agent one season sooner than expected.
Ryan Howard acknowledges this: He won't be stealing bases the way he used to.
In other words, the Philadelphia Phillies' burly slugger thinks he's the same player he was before tearing his left Achilles' tendon.
Howard will begin a rehab stint Thursday night, a day after Chase Utley returned to the Phillies' lineup. The 2006 NL MVP hasn't played since getting...
The Phillies offense was at its worst on Sunday against Carlos Zambrano and the Miami Marlins. They played their 55th straight game without both Ryan Howard and Chase Utley. Manager Charlie Manuel slotted journeyman Hector Luna into the cleanup spot of his batting order. The team's lone extra base hit was a bunt double by Juan Pierre. It wasn't a surprise, then, that...
Philadelphia Phillies (28-25) vs. Miami Marlins (29-23)Cole Hamels (8-1, 2.43) vs. Ricky Nolasco (5-3, 4.26)Time: 4:05, Citizens Bank Park TV: CSN Weather: Partly Cloudy, 74 Media: Twitter and FacebookInjury Update: Jose Contreras has been placed on the 15-day DL with what the team is calling a strain of his right elbow. He is scheduled for an MRI. Michael Schwimer has been recalled...
The Miami Marlins beat one of the majors' top pitchers to even their series in Philadelphia. They might win the set if they can somehow add to the struggles of the Phillies' next scheduled starter.
Trying for their first winning series at Citizens Bank Park in two years, the Marlins hope for some rare success against Joe Blanton on Sunday.
Hanley Ramirez homered twice and...
Every day Charlie Manuel winds down with an ice cold PBR, a nice chew and his dog. He sits on his porch and curses every child at play, woman running on the side walk or couple walking their dog.
It’s hard to have time for Twitter when your life is a mirror image of Clint Eastwood’s character in Gran Torino, so it comes as no surprise that Manuel struggles through half of the...
PHOTO: APIn a rain soaked game that featured a rain delay and some thoughts of a possible postponement, the Phillies defeated the Marlins 6-4 after they really got to Marlins starter Mark Buehrle. Even with the rain pouring down all night, the Phillies offense was able to put up six runs and scattered fourteen hits.KENDRICK IN AND OUT OF TROUBLEKyle Kendrick got himself in and...