Found March 19, 2013 on
The Outside Corner:
In Monday's 17-10 Braves win over the Phillies, Atlanta bashed four homers against Phillies pitching (while Philadelphia also added one of their own), but one of those homers came with a little help from Phillies left fielder Darin Ruf. In the bottom of the second inning, Freddie Freeman hit a fly ball to deep left field. Ruf, a converted first baseman, tracked the ball to the warning track and leapt up to make the catch...only to see the ball bounce out of his glove and get propelled over the fence. Ruf's defense has been his Achilles heel this year, and with Ryan Howard and his monstrous contract locked in at first base, left field is the only real spot left for Ruf to play with the Phillies. Man, if only there was a universal DH... [follow]
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One of the most talked about names for the Philadelphia Phillies is young outfielder Darin Ruf.
The Phillies prospect had a breakout season in 2012 which ended with the young slugger on the major league roster in September.
Fans were optimistic that Ruf could be the right handed power bat that the Phillies so desperately need, but a slow start to Spring Training 2013 has raised some...
Kyle Kendrick gave up one unearned run and struck out three over six behind homers by Dom Brown and Ryan Howard as the Phils won 4-1 at Bright House Field over the Yankees.
Phillies pitching was superb today, with Kendrick, Mike Adams, Jonathan Papelbon, and Chad Durbin combining for a two-hitter against most of the Yankee regulars.
Brown went 1-3 with a HR, bringing his...
A slimmer Roy Halladay is optimistic he'll be ready when the season starts.
Halladay said he lost about 10 pounds in two days because of a stomach virus but still expects to pitch during the Philadelphia Phillies' first series at Atlanta. Cole Hamels already was named Philadelphia's Opening Day starter, and Halladay is slated for the second game on April 3.
One day...these Hooters ballgirls that the Phillies employ in spring training are going to have an epic video. Until then, we have yet another blooper vid. Here, she has no idea how to avoid a pop-up... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
*The Phillies gave away minor league pitcher, Michael Cisco. Not released, not waived, not traded, but literally given to the Angels. No compensation. Very altruistic of them. The 25 year old has been amazing since converting to relief. Over the past two seasons in Double and Triple-A he has gone 13-3, in 69 appearances, pitching 137.1 innings, with 109 strikeouts, a 1.70...
The 2013 Phillies Spring Training is turning in a soap opera of sorts. Strange things are afoot. A recent “trade” report may be the strangest of them all.
According to a tweet from Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com and a short note in a MLB.com article, the Phillies have literally given away a solid minor league pitcher to the Angels. Right-hander Michael Cisco averaged a 1.70 ERA...
Of the many amazing features of Bright House Field is the
legendary Tiki Bar in left field. With a general admission ticket, a fan can
take in a game from the comfort of a bar stool that overlooks left field. Every
once and a while, a bartender at this bar will ring a huge bell indicating a
big tip, or maybe even a home run.
Is it Happy Hour yet?
One of the more interesting features...
Domonic Brown hit his sixth home run of the spring in the Phillies' 4-1 win over the Yankees. For the first spring of his career, Kyle Kendrick doesn't have to focus on making the rotation. The Phillies' likely fourth starter continued to post positive results this spring with another strong...
Only competing for an outside-chance-if-someone-gets-hurt spot on the Phillies roster, Rodrigo Lopez's prospects of making the team out of camp were bleak. Then he gave up eight runs yesterday in the 17-10 Braves-Phillies blowout. Today, Lopez has been reassigned to minor league camp, Jim Salisbury reports. The bullpen appears to...
In a barnburner of an exhibition game, the Phillies stuck nine runs to Kris Medlen in five innings but could never overcome the lead surrendered by Rodrigo Lopez and the Phils lost 17-10 in Orlando.
The Phillies offense has been running on all cylinders and today was no exception. Dom Brown drove a 1-2 Medlen pitch to deep right center in the fifth for a two run home run...
It probably seemed like a genius move in its inception to the Phillies: Instead of having kids — both young men and young women — who might have a decent chance of fielding a ball hit their way man the positions down the foul lines, why not plop some Hooters gals at those spots and see what happens?
Of course, the eye candy aspect of having Hooters gals serve as ball girls cannot...