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Jimmy Rollins is the tribal leader with for the Philadelphia Phillies. Can Cholley’s boys ride his wave of enthusiasm to the final 2012 MLB victory?
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The problem with a Wild Card race is, and particularly with the Phillies pursuit of a wild card spot right now, is that you have to count on so many things to happen. Most importantly you have to win. Then you have to count on other teams that you’re not playing to lose.
Everyone held up their end of the bargain last night, and the Philadelphia Phillies are suddenly 4 games out...
Cole Hamels will take the ball for the Philadelphia Phillies, which means business as usual returns. That was not the case last night. Are you watching the change in decision making lately by Cholley Manuel?
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During his tenure in Philly, Charlie Manuel has been criticized for many things. The worst, his bullpen management. Since the team is not as strong as it has been over the past 5 seasons, his use of relievers has become a glaring problem.Exhibit A:With the Phillies winning 4-3 heading into the 8th inning, Manuel chooses to bring in Phillippe Aumont (Bastardo, Rosenberg, and...
Tyler Cloyd now occupies the bottom slot of the rotation, making starts like yesterday’s for the Philadelphia Phillies. Are recent additions in the west getting the job done? 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...
The Phillies winning streak came to an end and the Cardinals moved to 4 games ahead of the Phillies. The Brewers also moved a half game ahead of the Phillies even though they did not play.
Is all lost?
No, absolutely not!
As predicted here, the Phillies need to go 15-5 in their last 20 games to get to the playoffs. With 18 games remaining they now need to go 14-4 (Tough but...
There's a lot still out of the Philadelphia Phillies' control in their hopes of getting back in the NL wild-card race. They're doing an awfully good job taking care of their part, however.
Back at .500 for the first time since early June, the red-hot Phillies look to win a season-high seventh straight game and wrap up a sweep of the visiting Miami Marlins on Wednesday...
Philadelphia, Pa – The Phillies beat Miami 9-7 and now at .500. They are the hottest team in baseball winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Phillies find themselves 4.5 games out a wild-card spot with 20 games left. This poses the question will the band-wagon fans that turned their backs on the Phillies do a one-eighty and come back?
If the Phillies keep winning then the...
Securing a 1st or 2nd ring, the 1st hurrah for Roy Halladay of the Philadelphia Phillies could be the final glory march from the core four. Have you caught pennant fever yet? Remember, the poll for Masked September is here, if you haven’t voted yet.
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Last night's wacky 9-7 win must have exhausted the Phillies, as well the Marlins. On a travel day, this evening's game got underway at 4:05, so the two teams had to battle some nasty shadows. Unfortunately for the Fish, they also had to battle Cliff Lee.
Let's skip ahead to the sixth inning with the score still at 0-0. Josh Johnson had not given up a hit through...
Go ahead and start your road trip planning now. The Phillies have joined the rest of Major League Baseball in unveiling their 2013 schedule, which will commence in Atlanta on April 1, 2013. As previsouly reported, the Phillies will open their home schedule at Citizens Bank Park against the Kansas City Royals on April 5. This year's schedule will feature one inter-league series...
With a 35-21 record since the All-Star break, the Phillies have finally gotten over the .500 mark at 72-71. With 19 games left to play, they are a mere three games behind the Cardinals for the elusive second wild-card berth in the National League.
With Jimmy Rollins playing like a superhero, Kyle Kendrick pitching like a fourth ace, and the lineup and bullpen rounding into form...
An improbable run by the Philadelphia Phillies has pulled them within three games of the second NL wild card after being on pace to miss the playoffs just a few months ago.
Helped by a favorable schedule, the Phillies will face a third straight division cellar dweller as they open a four-game series against the Houston Astros on Thursday night.
After looking like it was out of...
The Phils win their sixth straight game as they finally reach the .500 mark as they hang on to defeat the Marlins, 9-7.
The Phils took the lead in the first as, with the bases loaded, via singles by Jimmy Rollins and Juan Pierre, with Rollins stopping at second base, and a walk by Chase Utley, with both runners moving up a base, and with nobody out, Ryan Howard hits into a double...