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New York Yankees
With Gio Gonzalez on the mound, the Phillies offense stood no chance today. (AP) After stealing a victory from the Phillies last night, the Nationals asserted their dominance today, beating the Phils 7-1, widening their lead in first place, and assuring themselves at least a series victory.Unfamiliar with Gonzalez, Offense Is Dormant: - Only two Phillies in today’s lineup–Placido Polanco and Ty Wigginton– had previously faced Gio Gonzalez, and the unfamiliarity was a clear detriment to the offense. The team had the right approach, taking more pitches than they usually do and working deeper counts. Despite those deep counts, they could only muster one walk off Gonzalez in seven innings. Combine that with the four hits and one run they mustered off the left-hander, and it made for a frustrating afternoon. Credit Gonzalez for mixing in a ton of breaking balls, preventing the Phillies from getting very much solid contact.Gonzalez Retrospective:- It was tough to watch Gonzalez, who w...
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Philadelphia Phillies ace Roy Halladay returned to the team Friday following a brief absence to attend to a personal matter.
Halladay rejoined his teammates in Washington and threw his normal bullpen session ahead of Philadelphia's game against the Nationals.
He declined to comment through a team spokesperson, according to CSNPhilly.com.
The 34-year-old right-hander left the...
(Gio Gonzalez seen here after his ridiculous slide in the fifth inning Saturday. Screengrab via MLB.com.)
"It feels like they have a chip on their shoulder." (Hunter Pence, via Nats Insider, 5/5/2012)
Nationals 7, Phillies 1: Oh happy day. Nats beat the Phillies yet again. Gio goes seven strong; Werth, Desmond, Tracy go deep.
Good news: Gio is done...
Join us for a tailgate at the brand new Forest & Main Brewing Company featuring old-world beer and seasonal food in a 19th century house in Ambler, PA. On Saturday, May 12 starting at 3pm, Brewmaster Gerard Olson will guide us through a sampling of his delicious beers paired with food from their executive chef. Then around 5:30 we will hop on a bus and head down to the ballpark...
Cole Hamels admits it: He plunked rookie phenom Bryce Harper on purpose.
''I was trying to hit him,'' the Philadelphia lefty said. ''I'm not going to deny it.''
That startling bit of honesty came after Hamels nailed the Washington teen with a fastball in the small of the back his first time up during the Phillies' 9-3 win Sunday night. The...
Phillies' All Star 2nd Baseman Chase Utley has re-joined the Phillies to continue his rehab.
After a 7-1 drubbing to the Washington Nationals has the Phillies 5.5 games out of first place, the Phillies will try to avoid a sweep today. This series against the first place Nationals has not gone as planned. But there is some good news. Phillies All Star 2nd baseman Chase Utley has...
Kyle Kendrick of the Philadelphia Phillies is a temporary starter. How do the fill-ins for Washington match-up with the locals? 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 link section below. In each publication, the number...
Heading into the 2008 draft, Baseball America concluded their scouting report on Long Beach State right-hander Vance Worley by saying this:
Command is the primary concern with Worley, not in terms of walks but in quality of pitches and efficiency, as he frequently finds himself in deep counts. With refinement of his secondary offerings, he could develop into a mid-rotation starter...
Philadelphia Phillies (13-14) at Washington Nationals (17-9)Vance Worley (2-1, 1.97) vs. Gio Gonzalez (2-1, 1.82)Time: 1:05 PM, Nationals Park TV: CSN, MASN (for us VA people) Weather: Scattered Rain, 81 Media: Twitter and FacebookComing off an extra inning loss is always tough. Especially when its a quick turn around to a day game. The Phillies will be back up early today...
Washington Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth has a broken left wrist, reports Nationals beat writer Amanda Comak. He's expected to miss a significant amount of time.
Werth's injury comes at an awful time for the Nationals, who just called up Bryce Harper to fill their gaping hole in left field, caused by the injury to Michael Morse this spring. With Morse still out and...
As if Friday night’s gut wrenching loss was not enough, the Phillies stunk up Nationals park again today. With only 5 hits in the game, the lone RBI came off a sac fly from Carlos Ruiz in the 4th inning. If you fell asleep after that, you missed nothing.
By the 5th inning, I found myself wishing I had taken a nap instead as pitcher Vance Worley had his first really bad outing of...
The Washington Nationals defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1 last night to ensure their seventh series win of the year. Despite a five game losing streak occuring in their last seven games, the team has still only lost one series all season, and that was to the first place Los Angeles Dodgers. They remain 1.5 games ahead of the Atlanta Braves for first place in the National League...
This is pretty awesome. Cole Hamels hit Bryce Harper in the first inning, and Harper moved up to third on a Jayson Werth single. Hamels threw over to first to check on Werth, and as soon as he released the pitch, Harper made a beeline towards the plate, and slid in safely. You can say what you want to say about Harper's attitude and how the media portrays him, but there is no...
Even though we’ve already had a pair of no-hitters, it could be argued that the most exciting—and certainly the most anticipated—game of the year was Saturday, when the Washington Nationals visited Chavez Ravine and the Los Angeles Dodgers. The most-hyped prospect of all-time, Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper, was making his debut. Harper’s teammate Stephen Strasburg, who...
Waking up this morning still in some awe over the performance of Joe Blanton yesterday. After 400 pitches were thrown Wednesday night in an extra innings offensive explosion, Blanton managed to get through a complete game on fewer than 90 pitches. While Blanton deserves a bunch of credit for doing what he did, you have to pit some blame on the Braves as well. No pitcher, no matter...
The Phils lose the series as they are crushed by the first-place Nats, 7-1.
The Phils took the lead in the fourth as, with a man on third, and with one man out, Carlos Ruiz hits a sacrifice fly, scoring Shane Victorino, who had earlier doubled, then went to third base on Hunter Pence’s fly out to right, giving the Phils a 1-0 lead. The Nats took the lead in the fifth as, with two...