Found May 11, 2013 on PhilsBaseball:
Last night might have been the most complete offensive effort all season for the Phillies. While 10 hits and 6 runs is hopefully a sign of things to come, it has not been a common occurrence for the 12th ranked Phillies offense. With 33 games in the books, we should now be at the point where their personality begins to arise. So, what is the identity of the 2013 Phillies offense?

Phillies Must Do The Right Thing And Sell

There has been plenty of buzz lately about retooling the Phillies, including a piece today in the Daily News from Dave Murphy. The Phillies have gotten older, are less productive than their glory days, and as a team no longer work. Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, Jimmy Rollins, Carlos Ruiz, Michael...

D-backs look to stay hot as Phillies turn to Lee

The Diamondbacks are riding their longest winning streak of the season. It's been nearly six years since they posted three consecutive victories against the Phillies. They'll try to change that Saturday night against Cliff Lee, who will make just his second career start at Chase Field. Undefeated since a 1-5 skid, Arizona (21-15) is looking to notch its longest win streak...

Philadelphia Phillies: 2013 ERA for the MLB 5 at game 37

Most staffs have mixed results from replacements for healing starters, but the Philadelphia Phillies with Tyler Cloyd will have a new question mark between 2 aces. How have the top west coast teams fared with temporary arms in their rotation? TAL’S HANDY STATS WELCOME, NEWCOMERS: I will publish the 2013 ERA for both the NL East and the MLB 5 periodically. The number of games...

Gameday: Phillies (16-20) at Diamondbacks (20-15)

Philadelphia Phillies (16-20) at Arizona Diamondbacks (20-15) Tyler Cloyd (0-0, 0.00 ERA) v. Ian Kennedy (1-3, 5.19) TIME: 9:40, Chase Field TV: Comcast SportsNet Weather: Arizona Media: Twitter and Facebook After seemingly finding their stride in San Francisco, the Phillies once again stumbled, dropping the series opener to Arizona by a score of 2-1. Consistency has eluded the...

Phillies 3, Diamondbacks 1

With his team struggling to score runs behind him, Cliff Lee pitched in himself. Lee threw seven scoreless innings and helped out with three sacrifice bunts as the Philadelphia Phillies beat Arizona 3-1 Saturday night, ending the Diamondbacks' five-game winning streak. ''It feels good to bunt a guy over and watch him score,'' said Lee, who said he hadn't...

Let’s start looking at minor leaguers, NOW

As I watch the Sunday afternoon Game between the Phillies and Diamondbacks I can only imagine what a difference it could make to start bringing more position players up to the big club. We had to endure the 1st inning screw up by Eric Kratz when he was in a chase down to third base and held onto the ball to long, result the runner slid back to third and was safe. Next two batters...

Ryan Howard Singles in Extras; Kendrick Continues Excellence in 4-2 Mother's Day Win

The pink cleats, arm bands, balls, and bats were all in play once again, as the Phllies took on the Diamondbacks on Mother's Day to close out a four-game series. The matchup pitted Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick against former Athletic Brandon McCarthy. While the Fightins looked to leave Arizona with...

After Early Rally, Phils Bats go Silent In Loss

The Phils were swingin’ well early. Unfortunately they forgot games are nine innings. (Photo: AP) One pitch. That’s all it took for Mike Adams to serve up a line drive home run to Miguel Montero in the eighth inning of a 2-2 game. The bomb down the rightfield line would be the difference in tonight’s game, as the Phils dropped their second straight to Arizona and third straight...

Late Heroics: Montero's homer in 8th downs Phils

Jimmy Rollins homered to lead off the game, but couldn't play hero as he grounded out with the tying run on third to end the Phillies' 3-2 loss to the D'Backs. The Phillies entered Friday night's game with 20 losses on the season. Seven of them were charged to relief...

The Phils are once again unable to give Cole Hamels runs support as they lose to the D-backs, 2-1.

Yet another good pitching effort by Cole Hamels is wasted by an offense that refuses to score runs for him, as they are handled by the D-backs, 2-1. The D-backs took the lead in the bottom of the fifth as, with runners on second and third, and with one man out, Patrick Corbin helps his own case by hitting an RBI ground out, 6-3, knocking in Martin Prado, who had started the inning...

The Phils and Zambrano? Ugh.

Zambrano? I’d rather take my chances with Cloyd, Biddle, Morgan, Martin, Pettibone, Garner, Cochran, Miner… The Phils don’t have a great deal of promising talent in the minor leagues right now and they are particularly thin in the outfield. It goes almost without saying that they lack a single high-profile prospect, despite Jesse Biddle single-handedly crusading against that...

Notes From The Phillies’ 4-2 Win Over Arizona

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Three is Enough: Phils halt losing streak behind Lee

Cliff Lee picked off A.J. Pollock in the third inning. Lee picked up the win pitching seven shutout innings. Pollock struck out with the tying run on second to end the game. In his last start on Monday, Cliff Lee was asked to play stopper. He did just that. Saturday...

Notes From The Phillies’ 3-1 Win Over Arizona

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Minor League Notes: the Hot, the Cold, the Injured and the Departed

In the latest rundown of developmental notes, we’ll take a glance at some top performers, several guys who aren’t doing too well, a couple sidelined prospects and a group of former Phillies minor leaguers… The Hot List-  Lakewood pitcher Nic Hanson Lakewood righty Nic Hanson has not been scored upon in two outings (11 total innings) since moving from the BlueClaws’ bullpen...
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