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The Philadelphia Phillies newly acquired left handed pitcher John Lannan had his second impressive start yesterday in Bradenton against the Pirates. Lannan was signed by the Phillies in December to be the team’s number 5 starter. There is reason to believe that he will thrive in that role and could be better than expected.
Since Rich Dubee became the Phillies pitching coach, he has had a knack of improving left handed pitchers, especially those with control issues. Dubee took J.C. Romero and Scott Eyre from waivers and coached them into becoming key contributors to a team that won the World Series and National League pennant. The key to Romero and Eyre improving was their ability to throw more strikes and walk less hitters. Lannan has had similar struggles throughout his young career.
Lannan has averaged 3.4 walks per nine innings pitched in his six year career. If Dubee can do nothing but improve his BB/9 ratio, Lannan will be able to go deeper into games and stabilize the bottom o...
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Darin Ruf is hitting .130 this spring and seemingly every time he comes to the plate, he faces an 0-2 or 1-2 count. The man we had such high expectations for has fallen out of favor because of his inability to hit through 10 games, but more so because of his poor defense in left field. Ruben Amaro admitted Wednesday that Ruf will need to improve to make the team.
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Philadelphia Phillies superstar Ryan Howard’s $23 million mansion is being built on Belleair Beach, Florida. Check out another view of his castle right here. Howard paid $3.5 million for the lot in February 2011, and construction will take another year or so on the 17,500 square-foot mansion. Good thing his $125 million dollar extension is guaranteed.-TO
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Roy Halladay scattered two hits over four innings, striking out two in four innings of work as the Phillies beat the Nats 6-3.
During the game, Todd Zolecki reported that Delmon Young is aiming for a mid-April return. Zolecki insinuated that Dom Brown is likely to start the year as the team’s right fielder and then move to left once Young is ready to return.
As the Phillies Darin Ruf struggles in the early going of Spring Training (more poorly played balls than hits), the panic button needs not to be pressed. Domonic Brown who hit his third home run of the spring might be why Ruf finds himself in the minor’s when the season begins. Hitting is the main attraction of Ruf and he has not done much of it this spring, making his poor fielding...
Well, there's plenty to discuss today. Darin Ruf had an awful day yesterday, and I think his roster spot is in real jeopardy. This is probably the biggest worry I have right now about this team, as I'm genuinely worried about Mayberry and Nix even in a platoon. I'm also...
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Cole Hamels looks to continue his stellar Spring in a match-up against the Dominican Republic’s best. It is a shame that this one...
Billy the Philly Fan and Steve from My Two Cents rant about today’s Grapefruit League game between the Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals. They said that Roy Halladay was a contender while Stephen Strasburg was a pretender and much more!