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Philadelphia Phillies storyline: Chase’s on 1st?
isportswebChase Utley will travel with the Philadelphia Phillies on the road trip before he competes at first-stop Clearwater. What happens at 2nd base when he returns? How often will Chase be stationed at 1st? Where does Freddy Galvis fit in?
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The Chrystal Champagne Toast is a salute to Jake Diekman.
He has calmed down after his walking-on-air first outing, and his rushing-his-pitches second attempt.
Hunter Tracks Down The 5th-Inning Out
Hunter Pence entered the Leather Warehouse with a sliding-and-tumbling catch into foul territory in the 5th.
The House Of The Rising Son elevates Diekman for punching out all 4 left-handed sticks in the 7th and 8th over 1.2 innings. This is his 3rd standout showing in 4 tries, as he is settling into NL life.
The Whitehouse was alerted in the 8th for the 1st MLB homerun by Erik Kratz, who is here with Jimmy Roll...
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Galvis will make the Phillies make tough decisions.Pop quiz: Which National League team had the highest production, measured in fWAR (click for definition), from second base in the entire Major Leagues in the last 7 days? How about the last 14 days? It’s the Freddy Galvis-led Philadelphia Phillies.Galvis’s expectations for the year were generally low; the young infielder was...
Cole Hamels did what Roy Halladay, Kyle Kendrick, Cliff Lee and Joe Blanton couldn’t do before him — won a game for the Phillies to end a four-game losing skid.Hamels pitched eight shutout innings as the Phillies won, 4-1, in the final game of a three-game home series with Washington. The Phils will now travel to St. Louis for four games.Some observations from Wednesday’s game...
A Roy Halladay bobblehead (at one point) available for sale at MLB.com had the Phillies hurler pitching left-handed, not right-handed, and his pitching form is all messed up.
In last night’s 5-2 loss to the Nationals, Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz was thrown out by umpire Gary Cederstrom in the 3rd inning for looking at him. According to reporter Jim Salisbury, Ruiz did not cuss, yell or even say anything offensive.
Manager Charlie Manuel stated, “[Ruiz] said he just told the umpire, ‘That was a strike,’ and when he looked up at him he threw him...
Throughout the 1990’s and into the 2000’s, Bob Stumpo, a resident of Wilmington, DE, grew up rooting for his local Major League Baseball team, the Philadelphia Phillies. Currently, Stumpo is a catcher/first baseman for the Phillies Class A affiliate, the Lakewood BlueClaws in the South Atlantic League, where he is developing into a player worthy of wearing a Philadelphia uniform...
They say that the true measure of a general manager can only be seen over time. Now is the time to look back and realize how Philadelphia Phillies GM Ruben Amaro made a big mistake when dealing with Cole Hamels.
In January of 2009 Ruben Amaro signed Cole Hamels to a 3 year contract to buy out his arbitration years and try to remove some of the unpleasantness that Hamels had in previous...
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.
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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...
Cole Hamels pitched eight scoreless innings, finishing up by retiring Bryce Harper on a grounder as the Philadelphia Phillies snapped a season-long four-game losing streak Wednesday night with a 3-1 victory over the Washington Nationals.
Hamels (7-1) didn't allow a hit until Danny Espinosa doubled with one out in the sixth. The left-hander won his seventh straight decision....
Once again Will Leitch shows why he’s one of my favorite writers, especially when pertaining to baseball.
And this time, it’s not just because he’s sticking up for Bryce Harper. Or because he obviously likes Harper for the same reasons I do. But it’s because he does those things more eloquently and subtle than I’ve done in the past on this very blog. And this is all just...
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Shane Victorino and Freddy Galvis each drove in three runs, including Galvis' go-ahead single in the sixth inning, and the Philadelphia Philles beat the St. Louis Cardinals 10-9 on Thursday night.
Placido Polanco, Carlos Ruiz and Ty Wigginton added three hits apiece for Philadelphia, which had a season-high 18.
Jonathan Papelbon pitched the ninth for his 13th...
Roy Halladay loses his first start against the Nationals as the Phils’ losing streak rises to four games as they lose to the Nats, 5-2.
The Phils took the lead in the second as, with one man on, and with one man out, Hector Luna hits an RBI ground-rule double, scoring Hunter Pence, who had started the inning off with a single, then moved up to second base on Carlos Ruiz’s ground...
So what if Harper-Hamels II was a dud (Harper 1-3 with a BB), and Hamels dominated the Nats for 8 innings?
What about what Bryce Harper did to Juan Pierre with his arm and his glove in the field Wednesday night?
Above: Harper bobbles/juggles then catches a fly ball by Pierre in the fifth inning (video here, too).
Below: In the first inning,...
If you would’ve asked this question in January, I probably would have laughed in your face. On a staff with Cliff Lee and Roy Halladay, Hamels has often been the most overlooked “franchise player” in all of baseball. However, a rocky start for the rotation is causing a drastic rise in Cole’s stock.
Hamels is 6-1 in 8 starts this season, averaging over a strikeout an inning...
Cole Hamels tossed eight scoreless innings and the Philadelphia Phillies avoided getting swept by the Washington Nationals with a 4-1 win in the finale of a three-game set.
The last time Cole Hamels faced Washington, he plunked Bryce Harper in the back, later stating that he intended to hit the rookie as a welcoming to the big leagues. That led to a five-game suspension for Hamels...
The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Philadelphia Phillies in last season's NL division series before going on to win their 11th World Series.
While the NL Central-leading Cardinals have more or less picked up where they left off, the last-place Phillies have struggled without Missouri native Ryan Howard, out since tearing his Achilles in October.
The Cardinals try for a 13th...