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Jose Fernandez dominated the Phils and combined with two other relievers on a one-hit shutout of the Phils.
Ks PILE UP
On the eve of Cinco De Mayo, the Phillies 3-4-5 hitters (Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, and Delmon Young) combined for seven Ks, including a Golden Sombrero from the Big Piece. Only two Phils starters (Carlos Ruiz, Ben Revere) did not strike out in last night’s affair, as the Phillies combined for 12 Ks, nine thrown by Fernandez. On the flipside, Cole Hamels threw six Ks through eight and the two clubs finished with a combined 19 Ks.
Hamels made only two mistakes last night but they ended up being the difference: allowing just four hits all night and no walks, two of Hamels’ hits were solo shots, one to outfielder Marcell Ozuna and the other to second baseman Chris Valaika. Hamels threw 106 pitches with 73 of them landing for strikes. He certainly pitched well enough to win the game but the Phils could only muster one hit – a first inning Freddy Galvis singl...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Phillies are 2 games under .500 and if it weren't for the Mets and Marlins, the Phillies would be 5-14 right now. There are plenty of reasons for this, but one number sticks in my mind: 1-5. That is the Phillies' record in games in which Cole Hamels has pitched.
Hamels gets a pass on a couple of these outings, but a 6-9 record was unacceptable for Cliff Lee last year...
Jose Fernandez won his first Major League game on Saturday to snap a three game losing streak for the Miami Marlins as the team beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0. Miami combined for a 1-hitter with that lone hit coming in the first inning. The game also featured the first career home run for Marcell Ozuna who has hit safely in every game as a big leaguer thus far.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Jose Fernandez pitched one-hit ball and struck out nine in seven dominant innings, leading the Miami Marlins over the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0 Saturday night for his first win in the majors.
Marcell Ozuna hit his first career homer and Chris Valaika connected for the first time in three years to stop Cole Hamels (1-4).
The 20-year-old Fernandez (1-2) allowed...
According to Chris Branch of the News Journal, Roy Halladay has officially been placed on the 15-day DL with what is being referred to as shoulder inflammation. Joe Savery has been recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley as a reliever to take the extra roster spot with a corresponding move coming Friday to determine who will take Halladay’s spot in the rotation. Savery is available...
The Philadelphia Phillies have placed two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay on the 15-day disabled list because of an injured right shoulder.
Halladay will be replaced on the roster by left-hander Joe Savery. The move was announced before the Phillies opened a three-game series in San Francisco on Monday night.
Halladay is 2-4 with an 8.65 ERA in seven starts this season...
Rich Dubee (left) with mustache-less former Phillies star Mike Schmidt. Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee has been with the Phillies since Charlie Manuel took the helm as manager in 2005. From Terry Adams to Mike Adams Dubee has led the Phillies pitching staff. During his tenture the Phillies have won...
For those of you looking for an uplifting story to get you through this Saturday, let us bring to you the story of 7-year-old A.J. who was attendance at the Phillies/Marlins game on Friday night.
A.J. is blind and got a chance to meet Phillies slugger Ryan Howard on the field before the game as part of Teacher Appreciation Night (where A.J. nominated his braille teacher from Hopewell...
The Miami Marlins’ offense has a big day on Sunday beating the Philadelphia Phillies by a final score of 14-2. Miami scored nine runs in the first few innings and continued to add on as the game progressed. The oddity of this outburst is Kevin Slowey was the starter and he had received the worst run support thus far. With the ton of support, Slowey won his first game as...
In a move that appeared to be a long time coming, the Philadelphia Phillies have placed veteran starter Roy Halladay on the 15-day disabled list:
RHP Roy Halladay placed on 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.
— Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) May 6, 2013
Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro also announced that Halladay would be visiting orthopedic surgeon...
After two more bad starts, including his most recent in a 14-2 shellacking by the hapless Miami Marlins, Philadelphia Phillies ace Roy Halladay is getting his right shoulder examined in Los Angeles. After the game, Halladay admitted his shoulder had been hurting since April 24. His two subsequent starts were, shall we say, ineffective.
Halladay is 2-3 this season with a 6.75 ERA...
Per confirmation from Fightins Director of PR Eric Scarcella, the Philadelphia Phillies have signed LHP Greg Smith. Smith, 29, is a 6’1″ lefty from LSU who spent parts of 2008 and 2010 in the Majors with the Oakland A’s and Colorado Rockies. In MLB 229.1 IP, Smith has a 4.51 ERA with 1.28 K/BB. Smith stays in the mid-to-high 80s and relies on precision from his fastball, change...
The most interesting thing I saw at the game on Satuday was Cracker Jack Man, the best vendor in the stadium. Well, that week sucked. The Phillies are down to 14-18, and frankly look like a disaster in the making. This week could get really ugly. Philadelphia Phillies (14-18 NL...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Adeiny Hechavarria hit a grand slam and a bases-loaded triple off beleaguered Philadelphia Phillies starter Roy Halladay, driving in seven runs for the Miami Marlins in their 14-2 victory Sunday.
Kevin Slowey (1-2) pitched seven shutout innings for his first win since September 2010. He allowed two hits while striking out seven and walking two.
The Miami Marlins are coming off their best offensive performance in three seasons. They may need to deliver a similar effort against the San Diego Padres the way left-hander Wade LeBlanc has been struggling.
LeBlanc will make his first start against his former team - and first at Petco Park as a visitor - Monday night when these last-place clubs begin a three-game set.
With all the hijinx that have ensued with elite pitchers over the course of the first month, some of the best fantasy contributions have been from guys who were either undrafted, or drafted very late in drafts. With studs like Matt Cain, Cole Hamels, and David Price still struggling to find their rhythm, fantasy players need to be smarter than ever and find value in unexpected places...