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They say "timing is everything" and Darin Ruf is finding that out. If only the young Phillies prospect were hitting right now, this could be the time for him to join the Phillies.

Mayberry’s 2 HR, Walkoff Grand Slam, Give Phils 7-3 Win

John Mayberry Jr, take a bow. You are the hero tonight. Mayberry smashed a game-tying home run to lead off the 10th inning. He then walked off with a grand slam in the 11th, giving the Phillies a crazy, weird, unbelievable 7-3 win over the Marlins. The last extra-inning, walkoff grand slam was by Dale Murphy August 6, 1991 vs. the Cubs in the 11th inning. Historic. Wild. Weird. A...

Charlie Manuel, 69 Years Old, Says Umpire Bob Davidson, 60, Is ‘Getting a Little Old’

Growing old is a difficult thing to deal with, but it seems that Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel is in complete denial about his senior citizen status. On Tuesday, the Phillies beat the Marlins 7-3 thanks to John Mayberry‘s 11th inning heroics. However, up until that point the big play of the game was an apparently botched interference call by umpire Bob Davidson against...

Phillies fan slathers absurd amount of sunscreen on her lips because UV rays (video)

  A Philadelphia Phillies fan was captured on video applying an absurd amount of milky-white sunscreen on her lips during the Philadelphia Phillies-Miami Marlins game at Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday afternoon because, well, to be exactly honest, it’s hard to say. What can be said, however, was the entire scene was somewhat disturbing. Via [...]The post Phillies fan slathers...

Mayberry’s Big Night & More Umpire Follies

The last two or three years have been strange ones for Phillies outfielder John Mayberry Jr. He has gone though spurts of looking like a solid ballplayer and even more spurts of looking totally lost at the plate. While see-sawing between the two extremes, Mayberry has been unable to stick as an everyday player. But last night against the Marlins, Mayberry had probably the most memorable...

Phillies Reporter Sigourney McCleaf Says Naughty Word That Rhymes With Squat By Accident

It has to be tough to break into broadcasting. Getting that chance when you are young and just starting out has be excited and cause for a few nerves to say the least--nerves that can make you say something you really wish you hadn't. Like the social media reporter for the Philadelphia Phillies at PHL 17 did recently when she meant to say 'twister' and said '*...

Brewers open series with suddenly resurgent Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies are on the verge of climbing over .500 for the first time this season after sweeping one last-place team. To crack the break-even mark, they could use a better performance against another cellar dweller. The Phillies, who dropped two of three to Milwaukee this past weekend, will try for an improved showing in a four-game series with the Brewers beginning...

Red Hot Dominic Brown and a Complete Game Victory by Kendrick

Philadelphia, PA — On Monday Night, Phillies Outfielder, Domonic Brown hit his eighth home run in eight games and National League-leading 17th homer of the season in the sixth inning in a 7-2 victory over the Marlins. Brown remains one of the hottest hitters in baseball, while Phillies right-hander Kyle Kendrick pitched splendidly, throwing the [...]

Cliff Lee prepared for another trade, Sox among teams in no-trade clause

Marc Serota/ Getty Images PHILADELPHIA--  According to a report from Jon Paul Morosi of, Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee is starting to hear rumblings of him being traded at the deadline. With the Phillies currently struggling, sporting a 28-30 record which currently has them sitting third in the NL East, it is clear that some moves need to be made.  This...

Philadelphia Phillies Domonic Brown Earns NL Player of Month Honors

By remaining patient over the past few seasons, the Philadelphia Phillies have cashed in heavily on Domonic Brown who was named the National League Player of the Month for the month of May.Brown emerged onto the national scene by putting on an offensive clinic in May, batting .303 (33-for-109) with 12 home runs and 25 RBI along with a .688 slugging percentage.In the last seven games...

Phillies Use First Round Pick To Select Shortstop J.P. Crawford

Courtesy J.P. Crawford's Twitter The Phillies used their first round pick in the 2013 amateur draft to select shortstop J.P. Crawford. Crawford hails from Lakewood High School in California. Crawford is a lefty hitter who throws right-handed (not that any shortstop throws left-handed). The Phillies picked sixteenth overall. Crawford is...

Minors Notes: Threshers & BlueClaws All-Stars Announced, Stewart Set to Return

Aaron Altherr with Lakewood in 2012, Photo- Jay Floyd The Class A Advanced Florida State League All-Star rosters were announced on Wednesday and the North Division team included seven Phillies prospects from the Clearwater Threshers. Included on the team are outfielders Cameron Perkins and Aaron Altherr, third baseman Maikel Franco, second baseman Carlos Alonso, catcher Logan Moore...

About Yesterday: Phillies claw way back to .500, now what?

Everything seemed to go according to plan yesterday afternoon as the Philadelphia Phillies completed a three-game sweep of the lowly Miami Marlins. Cole Hamels pitched a strong seven innings and the offense provided enough of a cushion in the later innings to assure him an elusive second win fueled by a Ryan Howard triple and a Domonic Brown home run. The extra breathing room also...

Phils Beat Brewers For Fifth Straight Win

Ryan Howard’s first inning sac fly started the scoring for the Phils. (Photo: AP) It’s June 6, and the Phillies are finally over .500. Soak that in for a little while. It’s the first time the Phils are above water this season, and it took five straight wins to get there. It feels good. A win streak like this is exactly what this teams needs, and they continued to roll tonight...

Brown Homers Again, Hamels Shuts Down Marlins for Sweep

On a beautiful Wednesday afternoon, the Phillies beat the Marlins, 6-1, finally getting back to the .500 mark with a sweep. They’re back level ground for the first time since they were 6-6. It’s also the first time the Phils have won four straight games. As my colleague Corey Seidman pointed out via twitter, the Phillies have scored at least six runs in four consecutive games...

Notes From The Phillies’ 7-3 Win Over Miami

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