Found September 05, 2012 on
We Should Be GM's:
Starting at third base for the Philadelphia Phillies and batting 8th, Michael Martinez.Charles Fuqua Manuel, the strategic managerial genius that he is, went with Mini-Mart over Pete Orr, Ty Wigginton, Placido Polanco, or Kevin Frandsen. Although none of them are world-beaters, they're a boatload better than Martinez. He rolls into today's game with a career batting average of .177 and .499 OPS (.122/.380 this season). He does not belong in Major League Baseball, and I honestly don't understand why he remains. He's versatile, but so are thousands of other players throughout the minors and they'll never sniff a MLB roster. Yet, here we are in year 2 of the Michael Martinez **** show, and it's getting horrible ratings. When will Amaro cancel it and yank it off the air?Now watch that sack of **** go 3-4 with a homerun.
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The Phillies have added an extra position player with the addition of utility infielder/outfielder Pete Orr to the active roster. Orr, taken off the 40-man roster earlier this season after playing 23 games for the Phillies early on. The Phillies created space for Orr by outrighting Hector Luna off of the roster, who opted free agency and signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates...
Protecting Howard, is Ruf the guy?
With the call-up of Darin Ruf what can we expect from him and how many opportunities will he get from Charlie Manuel? I for one am anxious to see if he can bring the same power to the majors that he has exhibited this season in Reading. Breaking Ryan Howards home run record certainly gets you noticed and also noticed by the fans. Ruf’s 38 home...
Twice in the last 10 days, Chase Utley has taken groundballs at third base. It's an experiment that's very much in the infant stages, and earlier this week Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel shot down the likelihood of it materializing into something that could take place in a major league game this season. "He's taking groundballs there, that's what...
Chase Utley is a third-base option for the Philadelphia Phillies. Will he again replace Polly Polanco? Remember, the poll for Masked September is here, if you haven’t voted yet.
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I will publish after every game that is not washed out. I will have many summer-long highlights of puzzle pieces, especially important after drubbings and defeats...
This has not been an ideal year for anyone in the Phillies organization, especially Roy Halladay. After landing on the disabled list earlier in the year, Halladay struggled to regain his usual form.
In a 6-2 win over the Reds, Halladay finally looks like he is healthy again and back on his usual game. Over 7 1/3 innings, Halladay allowed just 1 earned run and struck out 5 batters...
There are few things more amusing at a Major League Baseball game then a player losing his bat and having it fly into the stands.Last week, Philadelphia Phillies Ty Wigginton didn't hold onto his bat during a game against the Atlanta Braves and some lucky fan got to keep it.Watch as Ty loses his handle on the bat in the fourth inning against Braves pitcher Mike Minor: Your browser...
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Expand instant replay! Expand instant replay! No, just kidding. Although I do think instant replay needs to be expanded and we need to make use of the technology we have at our disposal, the situation that arose during the Phillies win over the Reds on Thursday was just comical.
Ryan Howard nearly drew a three-ball walk in the top of the third...
Tyler Cloyd now occupies the bottom slot of the rotation, making starts like yesterday’s for the Philadelphia Phillies. Are recent additions in the west getting the job done? The Apocalyptic Horsemen Stats are in my recent coverage linked below.
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I am alternating a game-day 2012 ERA For The NL East and a 2012 ERA For The MLB 5. See...
Juan Pierre is still with the Philadelphia Phillies and I am not surprised. Why would you swap a .300 hitter to save $267K and receive a no-shot prospect?
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I will publish after every game that is not washed out. I will have many summer-long highlights of puzzle pieces, especially important after drubbings and...
The veteran pitchers all took Labor Day off yesterday as the youth movement of Tyler Cloyd, Justin De Fratus, and Phillippe Aumont fought off the Reds in a 4-2 win. It was kind of nice seeing some of the hyped up pitchers getting thrown into the pool to sink or swim, especially Aumont who had to dial up a save in his fourth game in the bigs. Very clutch.
Tonight, Kyle Kendrick...
Erik Kratz hit a three-run home run, Chase Utley added a two-run shot, and Roy Halladay stayed perfect when given a big lead as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-2 on Wednesday.
Halladay, 4-1 in his last six starts, is 110-0 when he is staked to a lead of at least four runs. Halladay (9-7) scattered eight hits over 7 1-3 innings, allowing one run with five strikeouts...
We have just a few sports left for our exclusive tour of Citizens Bank Park next Thursday.
Come see the Phillies lockers, the batting cages, the dugout, the suites, even take a stand behind the podium in the press room. It’s all part of an awesome 90-minute tour beginning at 6:00 pm (meet at the Majestic store at 5:45) on Thursday, September 13 for just $12. After the tour, stick...
Philadelphia Phillies (64-70) at Cincinnati Reds (82-54)
Kyle Kendrick (8-9, 4.01) vs. Mat Latos (11-4, 3.79)
Time: 7:10, Great American Ballpark
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 82
Media: Twitter and Facebook
The Phillies showed why other teams do not sleep on them. They played sound baseball in the 4-2 win on Monday afternoon. The story was Tyler Cloyd, but Jimmy Rollins chipped...
Philadelphia Phillies (64-71) at Cincinnati Reds (83-54)
Roy Halladay (8-7, 4.02) vs. Mike Leake (7-8, 4.45)
Time: 12:35, Great American Ballpark
Weather: Scattered Clouds, 84
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We’ve got a day game, folks!
Your gameday beer: For the Phillies, it’s a long road to redemption, and redemption is a beverage served ice-cold, correct? So have some...
Close, but no cigar for the 2012 Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Despite their second straight winning season, and having the Pitcher of the Year in the International League, the IronPigs were eliminated over the weekend from playoff contention, then rained out on Sunday, to finish at 75-68. A year after losing in the Governor's Cup Finals, they fell just short of a second playoff...