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A Note from the Author: We first learned back in early April that Pat Burrell would sign a one day contract with Philadelphia and retire as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies. It has taken till now for me, a lifelong Phillies’ fan, to completely analyze how I feel about this honor. Pat “The [...]
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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...
The Philadelphia Phillies have placed first baseman Jim Thome on the 15-day disabled list and recalled catcher Erik Kratz from Triple-A Lehigh Valley for Wednesday night's game against Atlanta.
Thome has not played since leaving Saturday night's game with tightness on the left side of his lower back. The move was made retroactive to Sunday.
The 41-year-old Thome is hitting...
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...
The inner-LEGO nerd in me finds this to be a fascinating new item, now available in the Majestic Clubhouse Store. Now you can field an entire team of Phillies with your old (or current?) LEGO collection with the new collection from OYO Sports Toys.
That's right, for $12.99 each you can build and assemble your very own Phillies roster, complete with bendable knees (unlike standard...
In the early going this season, one of the Phillies’ Baby Aces hasn’t been very sharp. Through 5 starts with the Double-A Reading Phillies this season, Jonathan Pettibone has posted a 1-3 record with a 4.33 ERA and a .357 batting average against. In addition, Pettibone’s strikeout to walk ratio (13:11, in 27 innings of work) is of concern.Fresh off a solid season with...
The Philly Phace Off is Philly Sports World’s new weekly Thursday feature. Every Thursday, Rob and Wayne will debate a topic. Your job is to be the jury. You read both sides and then decide who wins by voting in the Phace Off Poll. This week Rob and Wayne debate who means more to the Philadelphia Phillies: Ryan Howard or Chase Utley.
Once in a generation, a player...
Roy Halladay of the Philadelphia Phillies is the cream of the NL East. What starter on the Braves also goes deep into games frequently? The Apocalyptic Horsemen Stats are in my daily coverage.
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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 after...
Carlos Ruiz did all he could to put the Phillies on his back Wednesday night in Atlanta, but it was not enough.Getty Images.
Well, last night was certainly not without plenty of entertainment, right?
The Phillies had an ugly meltdown in Atlanta, with Roy Halladay showing a rare glimpse of ugliness, Jimmy Rollins botching a potential double play ball in the field,...
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...
In Philadelphia, baseball bats are creating trees, not vice versa.
The Phillies, ARAMARK and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society have teamed up for an environmental promotion that is aimed at increasing the tree canopy cover in the Greater Philadelphia region. Under the "Home Runs for Trees" program, every time a Phillies player hits a home run this season, a tree...
After a 4-2 win over the Braves on Tuesday night, the Phillies felt good entering Wednesday’s game. The offense was finally starting to score runs and they would have ace pitcher Roy Halladay on the mound. Even better, they took a 6-0 lead into the 5th inning.
Placido Polanco just kept getting hits and Shane Victorino road his coat tails. Then Laynce Nix smashed a bases-clearing...
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...
ATLANTA -- Joe Blanton pitched a three-hit shutout Thursday to lead Philadelphia to a 4-0 win over the Atlanta Braves. The Phillies took the series two games to one and climbed back to the .500 mark at 13-13. Blanton (3-3) allowed a two-out single to Freddie Freeman in the first inning, then retired the next 12 batters until David Ross beat out a ground ball to second baseman Pete...
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Today the Phillies face the Atlanta Braves at 12:10pm. here is today's lineup:
Jimmy Rollins- SS
Juan Pierre- LF
Shane Victorino- CF
Hunter Pence- RF
Ty Wigginton- 3B
Lance Nix- 1B
Peter Orr- 2B
Brian Schneider- C
Joe Blanton- P