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Philadelphia Phillies (40-45) vs.Pittsburgh Pirates (52-31)
LHP Cole Hamels (2-11, 4.58 ERA) vs RHP Gerrit Cole (4-0, 3.70 ERA)
TIME: 1:35 ET, PNC Park
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Weather: 79, partly cloudy
Media: Twitter and Facebook
Happy Independence Day, America!
The Phils and Bucs celebrate the birth of our fine country with an afternoon game along the banks of the Allegheny River. Cole Hamels looks to once again avoid a career-worst 12th loss of the season. He is pitted against righty Gerrit Cole who, on the flip side, is without a loss in his young career.
Lineup: Revere CF, Utley 2B, Rollins SS, Howard 1B, Brown LF, D. Young RF, Fransden 3B, Ruiz C, Hamels P
Gameday Beer: Yuengling Lager
There’s a good chance you’ll be trying a variety of summer beers today, as you should on a warm and festive day such as this. Yet at the end of the night when all those beers are gone, it’s time to dance with the girl that brought you. We all know the Yuengling story and how it pairs well wit...
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AROUND THE WEB
The "Big Z" Carlos Zambrano, walked off the mound of his last start for Triple-A Lehigh Valley and into the clubhouse where he was treated for a sore right shoulder. A subsequent MRI revealed a Grade 1 lat strain, but no structural damage and the Philadephia Phillies have announced he will be shutdown for a minimum of 4-6 weeks.
The combustible Dominican, has had quite...
Jose Tabata has been activated from the DL. Photo Credit: David Hague
A few roster updates this afternoon:
**The Pirates have activated Jose Tabata from the disabled list. To make room they have optioned Brandon Cumpton to Triple-A.
**Phil Irwin had ulnar nerve transposition surgery on his right-elbow today. He is expected to miss approximately two months of action.
PHILADELPHIA -- Humberto Quintero and Ryan Howard hit home runs to give Cliff Lee a five-run cushion, and the Philadelphia Phillies held on for a 5-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.
Dan Uggla hit a three-run shot, and the Braves snapped Lee's streak of 11 straight games pitching at least seven innings and allowing three earned runs or less.
But Lee (10-2) still...
The Philadelphia Phillies have players that contenders covet. The team's current issue is that they're still trying to determine if they are one of MLB's contenders. As the July 31 trade deadline approaches, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. will have to determine his stance. It's yet to be determined publicly, but Andy Martino of The New York Daily News reports that...
Anyone who’s watched the Philadelphia Phillies know Ryan Howard is not the player he used to be. His average is around his career norms but the homerun power is just simply not there anymore. Even worse is that he looks completely lost against left handed hitters forcing Charlie Manuel to use him in a platoon role. The fans and media have ripped him many times this year but...
BLACK AND YELLOW
In honor of the long weekend it looks like Brandon Inge tossed in some real freaky contacts. Get weird, folks. via Mocksession.com [Mocksession] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
This game turned on a quick sequence in that went like this: Andrew McCutchen single, Gaby Sanchez single on the next pitch, Russell Martin RBI single two pitches later, Pedro Alvarez three-run homer two pitches after that. That turned a frustrating 1-0 Phillies lead into a 4-1 PIrate lead. That gave the second half of the game a very different tone.
Specifically, it was the...
Count Jonathan Papelbon among the Yasiel Puig haters.
Puig has taken the majors by storm since breaking into the Dodgers lineup on June 3, prompting many to trumpet his All-Star candidacy. Papelbon, frankly, thinks all this talk is ridiculous .
"To me, it's an absolute joke. It's really kind of stupid if you ask me," the Phillies closer said on MLB Network Radio...
As of July 4, 2013 (9:20 am EST) the Pittsburgh Pirates have crossed the halfway point of the season and display a record of 83 – 52. One of the hottest teams in baseball Pittsburgh went 15 – 5 in their last 20 games and currently hold a 2 game lead atop the NL Central. In a blog I wrote last week I asked what makes this season different from past seasons, which saw the Pirates...
Well they all are but there is no doubt this is an essential homestand for the Phillies where losing is not an option. They had to win this one. Utley scoerd on a throwing error in the 1st. Humberto Quintero had a very strong offensive night with a home run...
TOP OF THE SYSTEM
A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today. Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. Rankings are from the mid-season rankings, and links on each name go to their Pirates...
Jeff Locke ran his personal winning streak to eight games, Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates hung on to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 Wednesday night.
Locke (8-1) was scored upon for the first time in four home starts but extended his unbeaten streak to 16 outings. Locke, who hasn't lost since his first start of the season, allowed two earned...