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There were a handful of bright spots in the Phillies’ disappointing 2013 season:
Domonic Brown had a strong first half on his way to the All-Star Game. Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels were stellar in the second half. Chase Utley managed to get his knee condition under control. Ben Revere put together 2 1/2 excellent months before his season ended with a broken ankle in mid-July. Carlos Ruiz finished strong. Jake Diekman’s control improved and his confidence soared in the final weeks of the season.
Jonathan Pettibone slips through the cracks a little bit because he missed the final two months of the season with a sore shoulder.
But a look back at the 23-year-old right-hander’s season shows that he too was a bright spot in a dark season.
Pettibone came up in April when injuries began to hit the Phillies’ rotation. What looked like a temporary stay turned into 18 starts. Pettibone allowed three or fewer runs in 15 of those 18 starts and the Phillies were 10-8 in those games.
“I got call...
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The Philadelphia Phillies had very few bright spots in the 2013 season, which saw them fall to 73-89. But one of those bright spots, despite some injury problems, was the emergence of rookie pitcher Jonathan Pettibone.
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