Found July 16, 2012 on We Should Be GM's:
Philadelphia Phillies (39-51) @ Los Angeles Dodgers (48-42)Pitching Match-ups:Monday 10:10, Please Go Joe vs. Nate EovaldiTuesday 10:10, Return of Halladay vs. UndecidedWednesday 3:10, Unlucky Lee vs. Clayton KershawThe Get-Out-The-Ways Offense:R - 342 (27th) AVG - .249 (19th)OPS - .684 (26th)They started the season setting the world on fire, but the have cooled off since.  Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp are both back and healthy, so that will help (help them, not the Phils).The Get-Out-The-Ways Pitching:ERA - 3.30 (2nd)WHIP - 1.25 (6th)BAA - .236 (2nd)Kershaw is awesome, their bullpen is solid, and this "Undecided" guy pitching on Tuesday has a helluva knuckle-curve.Their Michael Martinez:Juan Uribe doesn't belong on a MLB roster, but because he's currently in the middle of a foolish 3 yr/$21M contract he continues to play.  His .193/.525 batting line suggests otherwise, but just like Mini-Mart who remained on the 25-man roster all of 2011 (due to Rule 5 status), Urib...

The Impossible Math Behind Phils’ Playoff Hopes

Roy Halladay will need to lead the Phillies to 7 out of 10 wins for the rest of the season for the Phils to have a shot at the playoffs. I'd be sweating, too, Roy. Photo: AP With the Phillies’ win today against the struggling Rockies, the Fightins moved to 11 games behind co-Wild Card Leaders Atlanta and Pittsburgh with six teams in between. At this point, the Phils need to...

Brian Sanches Outrighted

Joe Savery can breathe easier tonight. He’ll be a Phillie for a bit longer, afterall. In the corresponding move to Roy Halladay being activated from the DL, Brian Sanches was outrighted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Sanches was ineffective in 6.1 IP, posting a 9.95 ERA and allowing 4 HR in his second tour with the Phils. Halladay will start tonight against the Dodgers in LA.

Philadelphia Phillies: 2012 ERA for the NL East at game 90

Pitching deep into almost every game, Cole Hamels of the Philadelphia Phillies is among the best.  How does Miami compare after their ace has worked?  The Apocalyptic Horsemen Stats are in my daily coverage. TAL’S HANDY STATS   WELCOME, NEWCOMERS: 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...

Philadelphia Phillies: 2012 ERA for the MLB 5 at game 91

Joe Blanton of the Philadelphia Phillies is a solid option after the number ones.  How does that match-up with the Brew Crew?  The Apocalyptic Horsemen Stats are in my recent coverage linked below. TAL’S HANDY STATS   WELCOME, NEWCOMERS: 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...

Hamels, Pence lead Phillies to 5-1 win

Back-to-back wins! Well, the Phillies are still in last place, but Cole Hamels, with scouts in the stands, was the real deal on Sunday in a 5-1 win over the Colorado Rockies. It was their first series win in a month. Hamels (11-4) went eight innings, giving up six hits, one run, one walk and seven strikeouts. With a tentative 2-0 lead in the fourth, Hunter Pence hit a three-run bomb...

Report: Phillies Shane Victorino Has A Bunch Of Potential Buyers

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Hamels leads Phillies to second straight victory

DENVER - Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels is facing an uncertain future. His struggling team might trade him by the July 31 deadline. Or by then, they might re-sign Hamels to a lucrative contract to keep him from becoming a free agent. Then again, Hamels might leave as a free agent after the season, once he sizes up his market. With business matters swirling about him, Hamels...

Phillies Victorious, Papelbon Secures 19th Save of Season

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Report: Dodgers Interested in Cole Hamels, Jimmy Rollins, Shane Victorino, Others

The Dodgers are looking to keep pace with the Giants in the National League West, so it's realistic to think they could be looking for help prior to the trade deadline. CBS Sports' Danny Knobler reports that the Dodgers are interested in acquiring both a hitter and a pitcher, and it appears the Phillies are one team they could be checking out extensively. According to Knobler...

Phillies 8, Rockies 5

Vance Worley pitched into the seventh inning and hit a two-run double, Carlos Ruiz added a three-run homer, and the Philadelphia Phillies hung on to beat the Colorado Rockies 8-5 Saturday night to snap a five-game losing streak. Worley (5-5) allowed two runs on eight hits in 6 2-3 innings. He struck out two and walked two, worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the fifth and benefited...

Jansen blows save with error vs. Padres

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Interesting time for Phils, Dodgers to meet

The Phillies and Dodgers have a long history of key meetings with each other. The one they're about to play in Los Angeles is interesting not because of its meaning in the standings, but because of the pending trade deadlines and how the two teams matchup.

Phillies-Dodgers Preview

The Los Angeles Dodgers are sitting just outside the playoff picture, but are playing like a team near the bottom of the standings. The Philadelphia Phillies may fit that description, but they're trying to stay positive. The struggling Dodgers look to put a few brutal games behind them in Monday night's series opener against the visiting Phillies, who are seeking their...
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