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Atlanta Braves (6-1)
The Braves currently sit in first place in the NL East, and new addition Justin Upton is a major reason why. The 25-year-old has batted .423/.448/1.192 to start the season, with six bombs and eight RBI. The other half of the Upton brothers, B.J., has struggled to hit himself out of a barn batting just .120 to date. On the mound, the wily veteran Tim Hudson is back to work with a record of 1-0, and a 3.27 ERA to start the year. Paul Maholm hasn’t given up a run in 12 2/3 innings, and Mike Minor was solid in his first start as well, while youngster Julio Teheran struggled.
Washington Nationals (4-2)
Bryce Harper was the story during the opening week as he belted three home runs, including two on Opening Day. Stephen Strasburg fired seven shutout innings on Opening Day, but got roughed up for six earned runs in his second start. Gio Gonzalez, Ross Detwiler, and Jordan Zimmerman all went six inn...
BEST OF MAXIM
Up above, video from MLB.com of the baseball Bryce Harper put into orbit last night at Nationals Park. Poor little baseball never stood a chance...almost made it to the third deck.
(Screencap via MLB.com)
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Up above, video of some guy in Cincinnati heckling Bryce Harper on Sunday at Great American Ball Park. Basically, the guy bellows something about Harper being a bum, no big deal. Harper's heard worse in Philly by now, that's for sure.
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I ached for Roy Halladay watching him on television Monday night. So, apparently, did Halladay's 12-year-old son, Braden, who sent him a text message saying, "You are my hero." And so did one of the scouts whose comments to me about the Phillies' right-hander caused such a ruckus in the spring of 2012.
"You're a fan of this guy," the scout said Tuesday...
There is no denying that Washington Nationals young superstar Bryce Harper plays the game with a youthful exuberance and a relentless aggressiveness befitting of his age. At 20, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that Harper, while supremely talented and potential perhaps not yet realized, is still prone to making mistakes typical of an inexperienced baseball player with...
If today wasn’t bad enough with the loss of Margaret Thatcher and Annette Funicello, it got worse sitting at Citizens Bank Park watching the death of Roy Halladay’s dominance against major league pitchers. The Philadelphia Phillies right hander couldn’t get the job done. In 4+ innings he labored, struggled with his command, and gave up 5 runs on 6 hits including a 3 run homerun...
Yesterday was a tough loss. I should know - I was at the game. The Phillies were down 9-4 in the 9th inning and were able to begin a comeback, scoring four runs. It was exciting, but it wasn't enough as they were cut short, 9-8. The Phillies ended their...
It’s too early to jump on the bandwagons of Matt Harvey and Roy Halladay, tonight’s starters in the Mets-Phillies game in Philadelphia.
Yes, Harvey is one of the Mets’ prized jewels and was tremendous in last week’s start against San Diego, and made a strong first impression last season in ten starts.
Add them up and he has 11 major league starts. He’s shown signs of poise...
It seemed just like yesterday that when Roy Halladay took the mound every 5th day, the opposing team had no chance at hitting him. He was a machine on the mound throwing strikes, mowing down batters. Now in 2013 his velocity is way down, only hitting 89-90 on the radar and his command is no longer there. Halladay is now 0-2 to start the year, throwing just 7 1/3 IP, allowing 12 H...
Phillies (2-4) v. NY Mets (4-2)Matchups: Monday - 7:05 - Roy Halladay v. Matt HarveyTuesday - 7:05 - Cliff Lee v. Dillon Gee Wednesday - 1:35 - Oh No, It's KK v. Jeremy HefnerMets Pitching:The first game of this series is a complete mismatch. Matt Harvey brings a 94 MPH heater, a nasty slider, and a 0.00 ERA while Roy Halladay counters with a high-80's meatball, a plethora...
Matt Harvey threw seven impressive innings, John Buck hit a three-run homer and the New York Mets roughed up Roy Halladay in a 7-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday night.
Harvey (2-0) followed up a dominant first start with another sharp outing. He gave up one run, three hits and struck out nine. The 24-year-old righty allowed one hit and fanned 10 in seven scoreless...
With Cole Hamels and Roy Halladay, not to mention the bullpen, really struggling out of the gate this season you would expect a good general manager to always be keeping an eye on potential options for down the road this season. Could former Phillies pitcher Roy Oswalt be a name worth keeping an eye on? If the Phillies happen to give him a call, he might be open to at least listening...
The Mets start their first road series of the year in Philadelphia tonight. The Mets are fresh off of winning their first two series of year for the first time since 2006 and their first walk off win of the year. Aaron Laffey allowed a lot of hits in the first 4.1 innings and somehow only 3 earned runs. The bullpen took over after that and didn’t allow a single run and the Mets...
Last night, Roy Oswalt posted some interesting tweets in the midst of a terrible showing by Roy Halladay during the Phillies 7-2 loss to the Mets:
Just a update , I haven’t felt this good since 2010 ,
— Roy Oswalt’s Website (@royoswalt44net) April 9, 2013
I would love to come back to Philly , loved my time there , amazing fans
— Roy Oswalt’s Website (@royoswalt44net...