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*Is Jonathan Pettibone the lovechild of Andy Pettitte and Ricky Bones? *KK continues to be the staff ace.  Since the beginning of July 2012, Kendrick has tossed 133 innings to the tune of a 2.57 ERA/1.05 WHIP and a record of 13-5.  Believe that!  *In the spirit of giving credit where credit is due- Ryan Howard has been hitting much better.  Currently batting  .282/.833 with 6 HR and 20 RBI.  Not great, but certainly improving.  With warm weather quickly approaching, a Howard power surge might be too.*Halladay was sent to the DL with a bum shoulder and Joe Savery has been recalled from Lehigh Valley.  Given the crappiness of fellow lefties, Horst and Valdes, he could stick around if he pitches better than crap.  Let's hope he does.*Tyler Cloyd will get the start on Friday, with a corresponding roster move needing to be made.  I vote for releasing Chad Durbin or demoting Valdes or Horst.*This team is confusing.  They looked like one of the worst teams in baseball against the low...

Are the Phillies set to deal Cliff Lee again?

​What will the Phillies do now? Over the last few days there has been much speculation around Philadelphia that RoyHalladay’s injury will be the beginning of the end for the Phillies.  A complete fire sale is expected to occur now that thePhils former Ace seems to be on the shelf for a good portion of the year and the Phillies offense has been inconsistent for the first month...

Plugging Frandsen in Against Lefties is Smart Move

In what was viewed as a bit of an unorthodox move, Charlie Manuel started Kevin Frandsen at first base yesterday in place of Ryan Howard. Howard was hitting .303/.342/.606 with five HR in his last 19 games and has been locked in, so it came as a surprise to some when he was replaced in the line-up by Frandsen. Frandsen rewarded the Phillies with a 1-4 day at the plate with a solo...

PNTV – Doc’s Replacements, West Coast Trip, Jimmy Rollins Interview

In case you missed it last night, here is this week’s episode of Phillies Nation TV. Pat and Corey analyze Roy Halladay’s future as well as Tyler Cloyd, his replacement for Friday’s game. They also discuss some early season trade rumors, breakdown the best MLB players for WAR, and preview the Arizona series. Of course, Ryann has reader questions presented by BQ Basement Systems...

Phillies rumors: Philadelphia seeking pitching help

In an expected move, the Philadelphia Phillies placed right-handed starting pitcher Roy Halladay on the 15-day disabled list yesterday. While the team will look in-house to fill his vacant spot in the rotation on Friday, they are exploring options outside the organization for a “long-term answer,” according to Matt Gelb of The Philadelphia Inquirer. Amaro said Phillies...

Phiilies odds and ends: Winning on the road, Kendrick MVP?

The Phillies starting to heat up? After getting pounded by the Marlins 14-2 the Phillies have put it together on the West Coast. The Phillies beat San Francisco for the second straight night 6-2 getting the perfect combination of pitching and hitting (Ryan Howard and Chase Utley both homered in the win). Kyle Kendrick> who would have thought at the beginning of the season Kendrick...

Roy Halladay Will Undergo Surgery, Hopes To Pitch This Season

(via Philadelphia Phillies) After being put on the disabled list, Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay will undergo surgery. In a press conference on Wednesday, Doc Halladay said he will be undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder. Halladay said he has a partial tear in his rotator cuff, due to a bone spur.  "The doctor seemed pretty optimistic that if what...

Halladay will have shoulder surgery

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay will have arthroscopic surgery to repair a bone spur in his right shoulder. The two-time Cy Young Award winner made the announcement before the Phillies played the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday. He says ''I have a good chance to come back and pitch this year, hopefully be a lot more effective.'' On the 15-day disabled...

Kendrick Dominant Once Again in 6-2 Win in San Francisco

Kyle Kendrick continued to dazzle tonight in San Francisco.Through seven strong innings, he held the home team to two runs, seven hits, striking out six, and walking none. His confidence is through the roof. It's as if every lesson he learned along the way and all the experience he's had...

Kyle Kendrick Aims To Keep Rolling; Lincecum, Giants Stand In His Way

There's no doubt that if you stayed up for last night's entire game then you were either very tired this morning and woke up happy, or you were late to work but you don't care because your excuse is that the Phillies were on last night. These west coast games...

Oh, Doctor

It was supposed to be an easy series win, maybe even a sweep for the Phillies. It was supposed to be a redemption start for Roy Halladay, who got shellacked in his last start in Cleveland. It was neither of those things. What it was, was painful. Doc walked the very first hitter he faced [...]

Phils Rally Late; Lose in Extras, 4-3.

Final: Phillies 3, Giants 4. WP: Javier Lopez (1-0, 3.24 ERA) LP: Antonio Bastardo (1-1, 1.69 ERA) Trailing 3-1 in the top of the ninth inning, the Phillies refused to give up,  having already won the first two games of the series, and get ready to travel to Arizona to face the Diamondbacks.  With Sergio Romo on the mound for San Francisco, Jimmy Rollins started the inning off...

Two Consecutive Bad Starts By Andy Pettitte: Is This The Beginning Of The End?

Normally, when a pitcher has a couple of bad starts in a row, it is called a slump. Said pitcher just isn't getting it done at the moment but, the consensus usually is that he will get it together sooner or later. However, when it comes to Andy Pettitte, we aren't talking about a normal situation.At 40 years old, Andy Pettitte is the oldest starting pitcher in Major League...

Andy Pettitte struggling to find feel for pitches

New York Yankees starting pitcher Andy Pettitte says he has no feel for his pitches after a second straight poor start. “Everything has been great in my [bullpen sessions]. But something is going on in the games,” Said Pettitte.
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