Found April 22, 2013 on Macho Row:
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the 1993 Philadelphia Phillies going from worst to first and winning the National League pennant. All season long we will take a look back at each game of the 1993 season. Last Game: Phillies 4, Padres 3 Padres 2 Phillies 1 WP: Andy Benes (3-1) LP: Terry Mulholland (2-2) SV: Rich Rodriguez (2) Before a Veterans Stadium crowd of 15,826, the Phillies continued a home series against the visiting San Diego Padres but the bats were unable to come alive for most of the game. The Padres took game one of the series by a score of 2-1, with Andy Benes shutting down the Phillies offense in to the ninth inning, allowing just five hits and one run before Rich Rodriguez was called on for the save. Phillies starter Terry Mulholland had a solid outing, scattering seven hits and two runs over six innings pitched before being replaced on the mound by Mark Davis in the seventh inning. Mulholland and Benes took a scoreless game in to the...

How bad is the decline of Ryan Howard, really?

Ryan Howard is an easy target of criticism by Phillies fans. For those who pay attention to the deeper numbers and statistics of the game, Ryan Howard has his flaws. This cannot be denied when taking his contract value in to consideration. But as the month of April starts to wind down I was curious how Howard's first month of the season has compared to some of his previous Aprils...

What do the stats tell us about Ben Revere?

Did the Phillies get what they thought with Ben Revere? The stats certainly say no.

PN Interview: Jonathan Pettibone

One of the amazing parts of doing Phillies Nation TV is that we don’t always get to use everything we shoot for the show. A few weeks back, we were able to speak with tonight’s starter Jonathan Pettibone regarding his preparation for 2013. The interview is brief, raw, and uncut but hopefully will let folks who may not have heard of Jon before put a face to a name. Enjoy!

Philadelphia Phillies: 2013 ERA for the NL East at game 20

Most staffs typically have a significant drop-off after their 1 and 2, but the Philadelphia Phillies with Kyle Kendrick have a strong 4. How do other divisional teams fare at the back end of their rotation? TAL’S HANDY STATS WELCOME, NEWCOMERS: I will publish the 2013 ERA for both the NL East and the MLB 5 periodically. The number of games played by the Phillies is in the...

Biddle K's 16

Phillies prospect Jesse Biddle struck out 16 last night in a start against Harrisburg. But more importantly, he got two hits. Can this guy play first base?

Padres fan makes great catch of home run ball

Video: Amazing grab in the stands

Phillies tab Pettibone as replacement for Lannan

  When John Lannan went down with a knee injury last week, there was a lot of speculation of who was going to take his next scheduled start.  While many fans including myself would have liked to see Adam Morgan take Lannan’s start it just wasn’t possible giving the way the Ironpigs rotation goes.  Another potential roadblock for Morgan is that he is not on the 40 man roster...

Five Ways To Fix The Phillies Offense

Let's face it, the Phillies kind of stink. I mean, they don't full blown stink, but their style of play has been disheartening to say the least. The offense is particularly horrific. I've racked my brain for ways to quick fix this team right now. We cannot wait until next...

Zaun: Jays fans drunker at games

Former Blue Jays catcher Gregg Zaun has observed that the team's fans seem to be more intoxicated as of late, saying "people lose their minds" when the team is losing.

San Diego Padres Activate Outfielder Carlos Quentin

MLB News: Tuesday the San Diego Padres activated outfielder Carlos Quentin from the suspended list. Being suspended for eight games following the fight with Los Angeles Dodgers Zack Greinke, he will assume the role as cleanup hitter. Fantasy Ramifications: There is no doubting that when Quentin’s in the lineup that he can produce as a solid fantasy baseball option. Unfortunately...

Padres CEO Tom Garfinkel Goes the Extra Mile After 'Rain Man' Comment

We have all made mistakes. We have all said something we wish we hadn’t. Very few of us have done so and upset millions. Such was the case with San Diego Padres CEO Tom Garfinkel. Speaking to approx. 50 season-ticket holders the day after Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke hit Padres left-fielder Carlos Quentin with a pitch, resulting in a mound charging, bench-clearing brawl...

Gameday: Phillies (9-11) vs. Pirates (10-9)

Philadelphia Phillies (8-11) vs Pittsburgh Pirates (10-9) Cole Hamels (0-2, 6.46 ERA) v. Jeff Locke (1-1, 5.17 ERA) TIME: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park TV: The Comcast Network, home of Phillies Nation TV Weather: 57, partly cloudy Media: Twitter and Facebook Cole Hamels sizes up his first win of the 2013 campaign against a 10-9 Pirates club. Hamels has fared well against current...

On this day in 1993: Phillies 2, Dodgers 0

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the 1993 Philadelphia Phillies going from worst to first and winning the National League pennant. All season long we will take a look back at each game of the 1993 season. Last Game: Padres 2, Phillies 1 Dodgers 0 Phillies 2 WP: Curt Schilling (3-1) LP: Ramon Martinez (2-2)  Curt Schilling pitched a complete game shutout...

Video: Fan falls backwards to catch home run ball

Your browser does not support iframes.On Monday, one San Diego Padres fan made such a great catch that the Chargers may be calling the guy up to ask him to play wide receiver.The moment came in the top of the first inning when Milwaukee Brewers hitter Yuniesky Betancourt launched a deep home run to left field. The blast by Betancourt is impressive in and of itself, but it's...

Pettibone, Biddle, and Ranking the Young Arms

So Jon Pettibone threw really well last night for a big league debut, which doesn't shock me. Sometimes a good debut means you're a future Cole Hamels, sometimes it means you're Carlton Loewer. You shouldn't get overly excited, or totally dismissive, because he did pitch good, but lots of young...
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