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Injuries and setbacks have prevented former Phillies top draft choice Kelly Dugan from becoming a highly regarded prospect — hamstring problems, a severe ankle sprain and a troublesome staph infection have held the 6-foot-3, 195-pounder down in his pro career. Moving forward, though, Dugan is focused on taking strides and making an impact at as many levels of baseball as he possibly can.
The 21-year-old has posted remarkable numbers over the second half of this season for Class A Lakewood. A .324 average with six home runs and 37 RBI in 64 games since the South Atlantic League All-Star break has helped the young outfielder and occasional first baseman to finally show why he was regarded so highly three years ago, when the Phillies selected him in the second round of the MLB amateur draft.
Avoiding injury setbacks is key for all players, but Dugan’s level of confidence has spiked this year after getting past the ailments that previously kept him from going full bore on the field of...
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A very excited and nervous Tyler Cloyd took the mound for the Phillies last night. His major league debut would eventually end in a 3-2 loss to the Mets, but the rookie was still happy just to be there.
With Vance Worley finally put on the DL and expected to have elbow surgery, Cloyd will get a few more shots at a win. He told reporters, “It’s an awesome feeling that they’re...
There are no curfews and no equipment requirements that Charlie Manuel. In fact, the Philadelphia Phillies manager has only two rules that he insists that his players follow: Be on time for gameday and hustle when you get there. But when you break either one of those rules, the Phillies manager tends to get awfully upset. And right now, there is only one notable repeat offender...
In this quick blurb from mlb.com, Carlos Ruiz spoke about possibly just missing the remaining month of the season to reccover:
"I don't want to come back and the injury happens again. I don't try to push it too much -- just taking it nice and easy with my running. If I feel something, stop. But so far, I feel real good. It'll be a little hard. It's not completely...
Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins. Photo Courtesy of Renee Cendrowski.
The Phillies avoided a sweep yesterday by beating the New York Mets 3-2, taking over sole possession of third place. Kyle Kendrick won for the fourth straight time with another terrific performance. After having a meeting with Manuel a couple of weeks ago, Kendrick has been excellent.
The star of the game was Kevin Frandsen...
Jimmy Rollins' latest jog toward first earned him a spot where he won't have to hustle.
On the bench.
Rollins was benched after a pair of baserunning blunders Thursday in Philadelphia's 3-2 win over the New York Mets. It was the second time in two weeks the 2007 NL MVP was scolded for not hustling on the basepaths.
Rollins was pulled for the start of the seventh inning...
Tyler Cloyd of the Philadelphia Phillies is the newest member in the rotation. How do other recent additions in the NL East match up with him? The Apocalyptic Horsemen Stats are in my recent coverage linked below.
TAL’S HANDY STATS
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...
New England Revolution – Philadelphia Union 7:30 PM EST (Comcast Sportsnet)
The Philadelphia Union playoff run is unofficially over according the Manager John Hackwork, but the newly names permanent Union manager has his eyes set on 3 points in New England. After the game team has a two week a break. The last time Philadelphia picked up 3 points was on July 29 when they hosted...
Photo Courtesy of Renne Cendrowski
I understand everyone’s desire to try their best to extend the career of Chase Utley. I’ve heard the suggestions, like everyone else has, for the past couple of years. “Put him in the outfield.” “Try him at first.” Aside from the obvious 250 pound issue at first in Ryan Howard, some of the suggestions made some sense.
The Phillies dropped their second straight to the New York Mets, losing 3-2. Tyler Cloyd pitched well, but was out-dueled by fellow rookie Matt Harvey.
CLOYD IMPRESSIVE DURING DEBUT
-Tyler Cloyd made the “emergency start” due to Cole Hamels’ illness. Cloyd was called up, and pitched fairly well in his debut. He went six innings, allowing three runs on seven hits. He...
Final: Mets 3, Phillies 2.
Harvey (3-3, 2.76 ERA) LP: Tyler Cloyd (0-1, 4.50 ERA) SV: Frank Francisco (22
SV, 5.94 ERA)
today, the Phillies scratched Cole Hamels from his start due to an illness. In
order to fill that spot, they soon called up Tyler Cloyd, a AAA pitcher who had
been cruising through the minor leagues this season.
young players have come...
ATLANTA (AP) -- Erik Kratz homered in the ninth inning off Braves closer Craig Kimbrel and John Mayberry Jr. hit a three-run shot off Cristhian Martinez in the 10th to help the Philadelphia Phillies rally for an 8-5 victory over Atlanta on Friday night.
Josh Lindblom (3-3) pitched a scoreless ninth, allowing one walk and striking out one.
Jonathan Papelbon earned his 31st save...
Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia, Pa.)
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W: K. Kendrick (8-9) L: J. Niese (10-8)
S: J. Papelbon (30)
HR: NYM - M. Baxter (2),S. Hairston (15) PHI - None
Kevin Frandsen contributed an RBI single among four hits and scored the go-ahead run as the Philadelphia Phillies avoided...
PHILADELPHIA -- Lucas Duda hit a go-ahead two-run homer and then preserved the lead with an excellent defensive play to back Matt Harvey and lift the New York Mets to a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night. Harvey (3-3) allowed two runs and six hits in 6 1-3 innings to help the Mets to their fourth straight victory and fifth consecutive win at Citizens Bank...
With an 8-5 win tonight over the Atlanta Braves, the Phillies are now only 8 games out of the Wild Card. If they sweep the Braves, they will only be 6 games out — with 3 more games against them come Mid-September. The Phillies need to cover 3 games + sweep these 2 series, to make the playoffs? Not impossible!
Erik Kratz survived a crushing hit at home plate in the fourth inning...