Found August 27, 2013 on PhilsBaseball:
Utley reminded us just how special he is with his recent contract extension, a hometown discount if I ever there was. Utley could have tested free agency and would have received more money - that is a fact. Why would a player do that? Take less money on a team with aspirations for 90 losses? It might be because he doesn't want to move his family. It could be that his wife told him to stay. It could be that he loves the city of Philadelphia. Or it could be as simple as being too lazy to move. But I believe he signed this contract for us. The fans.

Why Rush Halladay Back? To Try To Trade Him?

With the ink barely drying on the tale of Roy Halladay‘s successful comeback start against the Diamondbacks, I’m here to suggest something pretty outrageous. The serendipitous aligning of the stars that allowed Halladay to pitch on Sunday was long ago a plan written in ink, Whited Out, and then put back down in Sharpie. The detour came last Tuesday night, when Doc threw only...

Phillies' Hamels hits the catwalk

That, if you don't recognize his perfectly sculpted quads or soft-but-masculine cheek bones, is model/baseball player Cole Hamels. Hamels, who pitches for the Philadelphia Phillies, was modeling at a charity fashion show held by former teammate Shane Victorino. Hamels is known to dabble in modeling, but video of him in action has been difficult to come by. The video above, for...

Cole Hamels, Phillies tame Mets, 6-2

In a season where Murphy’s Law has been in place for the first five months at least the Phillies can enter the final month of 2013 not having to worry about a thing concerning Cole Hamels. Despite his league leading loss total the 29-year-old lefthander has slowly but surely looked like himself this summer. Hamels resurgence continued on Wednesday night at Citi Field. Hamels...

Halladay Shows Signs of Life In Return After Surgery

After missing 3 months of the season due to right shoulder surgery, Roy Halladay finally returned to the mound for the Phillies yesterday. The stars aligned in favor of Sunday ticket holders when the Phillies used up originally scheduled starter Tyler Cloyd in Saturday night’s 18 inning, 7-hour marathon loss to the Diamondbacks. Halladay was supposed to make a rehab start in Reading...

Phillies' Roy Halladay has encouraging outing Sunday

The Philadelphia Phillies saw the return of pitcher Roy Halladay on Sunday afternoon against the Arizona Diamondbacks.  He rejoined the rotation after missing three months recovering from right shoulder surgery.  His performance was very encouraging and may give the Phillies something to think about heading into the off season. As reported by Todd Zolecki of, Halladay...

Cole Hamels Strong, Dice-K Not So Much, As Phillies Down Mets

The red hot Cole Hamels took on newly-acquired Mets pitcher Daisuke Matsusaka at Citi Field tonight. Hamels remained sharp, and Matsusaka, making just his second start in 2013, showed the rust that he is still shaking off. The Phillies loaded the bases both in the second inning and in the...

Phillies OF/P Casper Wells Hits The Disabled List

Just two days after going 0-7 and giving up 12 runs in 2/3 of an inning, Casper Wells is hitting the disabled list, reports the Phillies. #Phillies OF Casper Wells placed on 15-day DL w/ vision complications. INF/OF Pete Orr contract selected from @IronPigs. — Phillies (@Phillies) August 26, 2013...

Phillies Third Baseman Cody Asche Injures Hamstring

During tonight's game, John McDonald took third base in place of third baseman Cody Asche after he singled in the 7th inning. Todd Zolecki has manager Ryne Sandberg's explanation: “On the ball heading to the gap, he put a little extra into the run and felt a little something,” Ryne...

Phillies' Domonic Brown hoping to return today

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown exited Saturday's marathon contest against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the third inning after experiencing soreness in his heel. It later came out that Brown was dealing with an Achilles injury, an ailment that has been hampering him for a few days, according to Todd Zolecki of Brown was out of the Phillies' starting...

Gameday: Phillies (60-71) vs Mets (58-71)

Philadelphia Phillies (49-48) vs New York Mets (41-51)  Kyle Kendrick (10-10, 4.51 ERA) vs Jon Niese (5-6, 4.03 ERA) TIME: 7:10, Citi Field TV: PHL 17 Weather: 95, cloudy with chance of storms Media: Twitter and Facebook The Phillies will look to continue their recent success and take an early series win on Tuesday when they take on the Mets in the second game of their...

Roy Halladay Not Back, But Back

In a sense, Sunday’s Phillies game shouldn’t have been too important. It’s long been apparent the Phillies aren’t going anywhere, or at least, they’re not going where they’d like. The Nationals, too, probably aren’t going anywhere, and while their playoff hopes aren’t quite so dashed, they’re hardly in the picture. And on the mound, the […]

Series Previw- The New York Mets

Philadelphia Phillies (59-71) @ New York Mets (58-70)Pitching Match-Ups:Monday, 7:10 - Cliff Lee vs. Zack WheelerTuesday, 7:10 - KK vs. Jonathan NieseWednesday, 7:10 - Cole Hamels vs. Dice-KThursday, 1:10 - Ethan Martin vs. Matt HarveyMutts Bats:R - 508 (tied 21st)AVG - .239 (29th)OPS - .683 (28th)With David Wright/3B on the DL, there isn't anybody noteworthy in the Mets offensive...
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