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Justin De Fratus
Time: 7:05 pm, Citizen’s Bank Park – Philadelphia, PA Weather: Partly cloudy, 61 TV: Sorry folks, this game is not on TV today because the entire rest of the Philadelphia sports world is occupying the usual channels. Follow Phillies Nation on TwitterThe Phils have reached the Spring Training finish line tonight as they square-off with the cross-state Buccos. Cole Hamels will take the hill for the Phils. Fans of Pete Orr, get excited: the veteran utility man gets the nod at 2B tonight.Phillies Notes: Jay Greenberg of MLB.com reported today that Charlie Manuel will give John Mayberry Jr. every chance to be an every day player. Greenberg quotes Manuel: “”I think from how he played last year, I think he has earned a right to do that,” Manuel said. “He may not be an everyday starter starting out, but he’s going to play a lot and he’ll be given every chance in the world to be an everyday player.” Greenberg postulates that Juan Pierre may be starting in left on opening day.Injury new...
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The Phillies have announced their Opening Day roster, which includes 12 pitchers, two catchers, six infielders and five outfielders:
Pitchers (starters in BOLD): Right-handers Joe Blanton, Roy Halladay, David Herndon, Kyle Kendrick, Jonathan Papelbon, Chad Qualls, Michael Stutes and Vance Worley, and left-handers Antonio Bastardo, Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee and Joe Savery.
Phillies top Pirates in last exhibition game
The Phillies beat the Pirates Tuesday night, 7-2, to finish the spring training 14-16-4. (Gotta love all those ties.)
Placido Polanco’s three-run homer in the fifth inning was the difference. It was Polanco’s first homer of the exhibition season.
Freddy Galvis’ double was his 23rd hit of the preseason and his ninth extra-base hit...
OK – so obviously new jobs/responsibilities/life events have killed off Dannie (blog-speaking) and have severely limited me. But the reason for this blog was never to make money, it was as a creative outlet for reasonable sports discourse, and the start of baseball season still gets me very fired-up and in need of that outlet…
I only got to one part of my Phillies preview, the...
Eric Pettis proved that even 35th round draft picks can make a name themselves. In roughly a year and a half in the Phillies organization, the UC Irvine product posted a 10-3 record, a 2.17 ERA and 12 saves with 122 strike outs in 128 2/3 innings pitched. Last week the Phillies surprised many by releasing the 23-year-old who was selected late by Philadelphia in the 2010 amateur...
Freddy Galvis hit a tiebreaking RBI triple in the seventh inning, Jimmy Rollins drove in two runs and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 Monday night in their first of two exhibition games back home.
With Chase Utley and Ryan Howard out of the lineup, the Phillies have tried several different ways to try and replace their Nos. 3-4 hitters. Rollins, batting...
The Phillies returned home to play the 1st of 2 exhibition games on Monday night in preparation for Opening Day on Thursday. I had a very nice seat 22 rows behind home plate, but sadly, my camera died a few weeks ago. So I apologize in advance for the crappy photos I took with an old camera while the good one is getting repaired.
Joe Blanton started the game and actually looked pretty...
Cole Hamels pitched four scoreless innings in his final tuneup before the regular season, Placido Polanco hit a three-run home run and the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-2 Tuesday night in the final exhibition game.
Hamels gave up three hits, struck out five and retired the final nine batters.
Polanco provided the bulk of the offense with a blast off Tim...
The fan favorite known to his family and friends as “J-Bone” is back with another inside look at his progress to begin a new season. Right-handed reliever Justin De Fratus shares his thoughts, exclusively with PhilliesNation.com once again, from Clearwater, FL.The 24-year-old hurler, who was selected in the 11th round of the 2007 draft, went 6-3 with 15 saves, a 2.99 ERA and...