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Roy Halladay allowed two runs over 4 1-3 innings in his first big league spring training appearance in 11 days, prepping for the regular season in the Philadelphia Phillies' 7-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday.
The two-time Cy Young Award winner had not pitched in a major league game since March 17, when he came out of a start against Baltimore after one inning due to a stomach virus. He pitched in a minor league exhibition last Saturday.
Against the Blue Jays, he gave up eight hits and two walks and struck out two. Edwin Encarnacion and Adam Lind hit consecutive RBI singles in the third.
Toronto starter Brandon Morrow gave up three runs - two earned - and six hits in seven innings.
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When Cole Hamels takes the mound for the Philadelphia Phillies' season opener Monday, the world is going to be paying attention to one thing. Is he still rockin' that glorious lip sweater? The lefty, who had been sporting a beard throughout Spring Training showed up to Friday's exhibition game with a little treat for everyone watching. Now, I'm going to go...
As the final bullets are fired, the last seats in the bullpen of the Philadelphia Phillies and Jonathan Papelbon will be decided by Monday. There are 4 candidates for 3 spots.
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Philadelphia Phillies at Detroit Tigers
TIME: 1:05, Joker Marchant Stadium (Lakeland)
Weather: 63, sunny
Media: Twitter and Facebook
Today will be the last time this spring that the Phillies play a spring training game on the road. The Tigers will be their opponent, and it looks as though the Phillies team is already picked. The only thing that Charlie Manuel is doing now...
For a team that finished 17 games out of first place, the Philadelphia Phillies are quite confident they can regain the NL East crown they relinquished to Washington after a five-year run.
''The Nationals had a great year last year, but we had a lot of injuries,'' slugger Ryan Howard said. ''Call us old if you want to. If you want to sweep us under the rug...
If there’s one thing Philadelphia is known for, it’s delicious cheesecakes.
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Traded from the Minnesota Twins in December 2012, Ben Revere has managed to already offend the locals. In an interview during the Phillies-Tigers game on Wednesday, ESPN commentator Doug Glanville asked the outfielder what he was most looking forward to getting in Philadelphia...
Where have you gone, Ricky Romero? The Toronto Blue Jays optioned left-hander Ricky Romero to Class A Dunedin yesterday evening. Class A, folks. That’s the Florida league for those of you keeping score.
Could anyone have predicted this two seasons ago?
One season ago?
Romero went from being the club’s Opening Day starter in 2012 to not making 25-man roster in 2013. The Blue...
AL BEast Notebook – March 27
Last year’s Blue Jay Opening Day starter and current projected number five pitcher Ricky Romero was sent down to the Class-A affiliate in Dunedin today. J.A. Happ will take his place in the rotation.
After a disastrous 2012 where he went 1-13 after June 22 and finished with an ERA of 5.77, Romero has continued to struggle this spring. In five Grapefruit...
Cole Hamels tuned up for his first opening day start by pitching three scoreless innings for Philadelphia while Justin Verlander worked into the sixth inning Wednesday as the Phillies beat the Detroit Tigers 4-1.
Hamels gave up one hit, walked one and struck out three. He'll start next Monday night at Atlanta.
Verlander allowed one earned run and five hits in 5 2-3 innings...
Cole Hamels gets his final tune up before the regular season as the Philadelphia Phillies face the Detroit Tigers today in Grapefruit League play.
Today’s Phillies lineup:
Pitcher J.A. Happ and the Toronto Blue Jays have reached a deal that adds another season to the contract he signed in January.
The Blue Jays said Wednesday that Happ will get $5.2 million in 2014, with a club option in 2015 for $6.7 million.
Happ and the Blue Jays agreed to a one-year deal on Jan. 18 for $3.7 million this season.
The left-hander went a combined 10-11 with a 4...
The Phillies played their second-to-last game in Florida this afternoon as they took on the Tigers. Cole Hamels and Justin Verlander got the start, six days before both are set to start on Opening Day. The Phillies got out to an early lead in the first as Michael Young sac-flied...
The Cubs c;laimed 29-year old RHP Guillermo Moscoso off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays today.
Moscoso had a fine rookie season for the Oakland Athletics in 2011, going 8-10 with a 3.38 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP, allowing just 102 hits in 128 IP, with a 38/74 BB/K. He was then traded to the Colorado Rockies along with LHP Josh Outman for OF Seth Smith in January 2012.
Ryan Howard's Game 1 homer in 2011's NLDS. The team is set. The season is here. There are no total shockers, but all the battles have been decided. The rotation has no news from it. Cole Hamels, Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Kyle Kendrick, and John Lannan were all pretty much...