Found May 02, 2013 on Philly Sports World:
68
What we learned from the two game series with the Cleveland Indians, the Phillies are far from a contender. In game one the Phillies lost by the long ball and if you were a believer that Roy Halladay was back in from you learned after a mere inning he is not. Giving up two home runs in the first, the Indian’s made Halladay’s night a quick one in a rout. The second game the opposite of the first the Indians beat the Phillies with seven infield hits shutting out the Phillies. The lone bright spot was Delmon Young beginning his Phillies career with a nice performance getting two hits one being a home run. Runners in scoring position, this the one stat that tells all in baseball and the Phillies are not knocking them in. What needs to be done to change this short of a trade? Charlie Manuel has already made some lineup changes but it is clear Ryan Howard is either not fully recovered from injury or just not the player he once was. Manuel needs to make another change and that is at the cleanup position. I propose moving Howard in the hopes that something changes for Howard and the entire lineup. What do you think of this lineup? Jimmy Rollins Michael Young Ryan Howard Delmon Young Chase Utley Carlos Ruiz John Mayberry Ben Revere Yea I can hear you now it’s only May 2. But if you sucked it up and watched all of the last two games you’d be looking for a change.Similar Posts: Phillies Delmon Young needs attitude adjusting Phillies continue homestand with win behind Pettibone Phillies odds and ends: Lineup change,Aumont and Manuel Phillies waste Lee’s effort, lose to Reds Big win for Phillies and the truth told of that 9th inning
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Phillies Fry Fish

Ryan Howard’s second inning home run started a Phillies power surge tonight. (Photo: AP) Behind the steady pitching of Jonathan Pettibone, and a few home runs from the offense, the Phillies were able to make it two in a row with a 4-1 victory over the hapless Miami Marlins. PETTIBONE: CONTINUED SUCCESS In tonight’s Gameday, I predicted Pettibone would pitch through the sixth...

Roy Halladay: Fading Future Hall of Famer

Roy “Doc“ Halladay has struggled to start 2013 From 2002 until the beginning of the 2012 MLB season, when you wanted to define what exactly is an Ace pitcher, you looked no further than Roy Halladay. Halladay, or very commonly known as “Doc” was the cream of the crop when it came to starting pitchers. For 7 straight seasons (2003-2009), Halladay was the Opening Day starter...

This Halladay Looks More Like Blanton

After three straight promising starts Roy Halladay turned in another clunker Tuesday night. In allowing eight runs on nine hits and two walks, Halladay finished April with a 6.75 ERA, 5.73 FIP and a ghastly 2.25 HR/9. He cost the Phillies 0.3 WAR last month. MLB Network noted this morning that Halladay’s 5.59 ERA over the last calendar year (April 30, 2012 to April 30, 2013) is...

Phillies 7, Marlins 2

Ryan Howard and Domonic Brown hit solo homers to back Kyle Kendrick and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 7-2 Thursday night. Kendrick (3-1) allowed two runs and seven hits in seven innings to earn his ninth straight win against the Marlins, dating to May 28, 2010. Justin Ruggiano hit a solo shot for Miami. Alex Sanabia (2-4) gave up four runs - two earned - and...

Marlins drop second straight to Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) --Ryan Howard and Domonic Brown hit solo homers to back Kyle Kendrick and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 7-2 Thursday night. Kendrick (3-1) allowed two runs and seven hits in seven innings to earn his ninth straight win against the Marlins, dating to May 28, 2010. Justin Ruggiano hit a solo shot for Miami. Alex Sanabia (2-4) gave up four runs ...

Rapid React (5/1): Halladay Gets Hammered

Roy Halladay has been one of the most frustrating players to own this year. After starting the year off with a 14.73 ERA (7.1 IP) in his first two starts, he allowed only 4 runs over his next 3 games (21 IP). Last night Halladay was just awful (3.2 IP, 9 H, 8 ER, 2 BB, 3 K) leaving fantasy owners wondering what to do with him.The velocity on Halladay’s cutter, which has sat right...

Hallady, Phillies starting to click as they visit Indians

It took more time than he would have liked, but Roy Halladay has gotten back to the level at which he's accustomed to pitching. That's good news for a Philadelphia Phillies team which manager Charlie Manuel believes is starting to click. Philadelphia seeks a fourth straight victory as it visits the Cleveland Indians to open a two-game interleague series Tuesday night. After...

The 5 Differences Between The NBA And NHL Playoffs

After the artist formerly known as Roy Halladay gave up an eight-spot in less than four innings of work, I was able to focus my undivided attention to the NBA and NHL playoffs. OK, so since I have two televisions in my living room with the NBA on one and the NHL on the other, [...]The post The 5 Differences Between The NBA And NHL Playoffs appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.

Indians Annihilate Phillies With 7 Home Runs

After 3 straight solid starts, things seemed to be looking up for Roy Halladay. That all changed last night when he got scalped by the Indians. The Tribe took Doc deep 3 times; all 3 times there was a man on base. Those 6 runs, plus 2 more, chased Halladay from the game after only 3 2/3 innings. His ERA is now 6.75. Ouch. But the pain did not end there. Chad Durbin and Raul Valdes...

Hudson vs. Halladay

Tim Hudson won his 200th game on Tuesday night against the Washington Nationals, becoming just the 110th pitcher in MLB history to reach the milestone. On the same evening, Roy Halladay allowed 8 earned runs (3 HR) to the Cleveland Indians in 3.67 IP at Progressive Field. Is Tim Hudson the most underrated pitcher in the 21st century? Has the Atlanta Braves ace pitched to the level...

"Cleveland Rocks" Halladay, Phillies in Series Opener, 14-2.

   Final: Phillies 2, Indians 14. WP: Zach McAllister (2-3, 3.30 ERA) LP: Roy Halladay (2-3, 6.75 ERA) I'm starting to think that the Drew Carey Show's theme song "Cleveland Rocks", created in 1997 for the hit sitcom, was meant just for tonight's game at Progressive Field 16 years later.   Without a doubt, the Indians rocked Roy Halladay in his outing...

The Phils go to Cleveland to begin their second Interleague Series of the year as they prepare to face the Indians.

The Phils (12-14, 3rd NL East) start a brand new three-games series as they begin their second Interleague Series as they face the Indians (10-13, 4th AL Central) in Cleveland. The Phils start the series tonight with a night game. The game will be played at Progressive Field and will begin at 7:05 pm EDT. The Phils will send to the mound Roy Halladay (2-2, 5.08) who is coming off...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.