Found July 10, 2013 on
The Phils are officially on a role as they won there 4th straight including taking the first 2 of 4 from the Nats guaranteeing at minimum a split of the series.  Now Cliff Lee takes the mound to get the Phils back to .500  a place they need to be at or above before the All Star break.  Lee needs to step up. This is where Lee can earn his big salary and do what Hamels did last night and just shut down the Nats.  He has been solid most of the year but this is no time for a let down.  If they are going to creep up on the division leading Braves now is the time to make that slow push and put pressure on the Nats, Braves and the rest of the National League who again may have to start worrying about the Phils going down the stretch. Especially since the Phils are winning in ways that no one expected.

ESPN’s Law Gives Sobering Scouting Report on Franco

We’ve all fallen in love with the Phillies farm system while witnessing several players tear it up this season. Maikel Franco, Cody Asche, and Jesse Biddle are the new faces of the minors, and rightfully so. Each has given you something to look forward to for the future. ESPN’s Keith Law says wait a tick. Law scouted the Reading Fightin’ Phils last week and came away with some...

Did the Phillies Learn the Wrong Lesson from Boston?

Did the Phillies Learn the Wrong Lesson from the Red Sox? From 2006 to 2011 the Philadelphia Phillies won more games each season than the season previous, raising their win total from a modest 85 to an outstanding 102.  Their front office built a starting rotation headed by a trio of Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, and Cole Hamels that teams and fans around the sport would drool over...

Phillies fan takes line drive to face

We've seen several great fan catches at ballparks all across Major League Baseball this year, but, by and large, there's a reason that the fans are the fans and the players are the players. For evidence of this, I point you to the Washington Nationals' 5-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday night at Citizens Bank Park. Nats rookie Anthony Rendon stepped to...

Kendrick Stymies Nats, Frandsen Comes Up Big in 3-1 Win

Kendrick out-dealt Zimmermann to lead the Phillies to a 3-1 game and series win. Photo: AP Kendrick Bends, Doesn’t Break in Face of Errors by Utley Chase Utley became the first Phillie since David Bell in 2005 to commit three errors in a game, but that did not phase Kyle Kendrick. Kendrick picked up his eighth win of the season, pitching seven innings, giving up only five hits...

Rangers rumors: Texas would ‘love’ to trade for Phillies’ Cliff Lee

Danny Knobler of CBS Sports points out that the Texas Rangers have the money and prospects to make a big splash this summer since the team avoided acquiring players such as Zack Greinke, Josh Hamilton, Justin Upton and James Shields this offseason. Knobler says the Rangers would “love” to trade for Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee, but it doesn’t appear ...

Howardless Phils Creep toward .500 Mark with Series Opening Win Over Nats

Just when you put the baseball season behind you.  Just when you started the countdown to the opening of training camp.  Just when you thought your heart couldn’t take any more.  The Phils put together a solid month of Major League baseball to creep back towards the .500 mark and possible playoff contention prior to the All-Star break. Let’s be clear. The Phillies have dug...

Kendrick, Phillies Win a Big Game and Series

Kyle Kendrick got a tough assignment tonight. He was handed a sloppy defense that made four errors (three on an especially not sharp Chase Utley) and for the most part didn't really hit much either. Yet over seven frames, Kendrick held the Nationals to five hits and one run. He...

Reliever Phillippe Aumont Demoted Again; Phillies Turn To Former Newark Bears Reliever

Phillippe Aumont just can't seem to throw strikes. Therefore, the Phillies just can't keep him on the major league roster. Today the Phillies sent Aumont down to AAA Lehigh Valley once again. Aumont was recalled after Mike Stutes went onto the disabled list, but he has failed to take advantage...

Lannan and Revere Pound the Nationals

Visions of pitcher John Lannan must have haunted the National’s dream last night after he held them scoreless for 8 innings in a Phillies 3-2 win. It was Lannan’s best outing of the year and the first time since 2009 that he made it through 8 innings. Lannan completely dominated his former team, which had to be the cherry on the sundae for him. Lannan had some help last night...

Kyle Kendrick Mans The Mound As Phillies Look To Take Four-Game Set From Nats

The Phillies are currently 4-2 on this home stand - two from Atlanta and two from Washington. With last night's loss the Phillies fell back to 44-47 and remained 7 1/2 games out of first in the NL East. Cliff Lee was suprisingly hittable last night, allowing four solo home...

Gameday: Phillies (45-47) vs Nationals (47-44)

Philadelphia Phillies (45-47) vs Washington Nationals (47-44) Kyle Kendrick (7-6, 3.90) v. Jordan Zimmerman (12-3, 2.57) TIME: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park TV: CSN Weather: 80′s chance of showers/t-storms Media: Twitter and Facebook The Phillies will try to win their third straight series tonight, as this is the fourth and final game of this four game set with the Nationals...

Phillies 3, Nationals 1

Kyle Kendrick outpitched All-Star Jordan Zimmermann, pinch-hitter Kevin Frandsen hit a tiebreaking double in the seventh and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 3-1 Thursday night. Kendrick (8-6) allowed one run and five hits in seven innings to help Philadelphia take three of four from the defending NL East champions. The Phillies are 7-3 since July 2, including...

Phillies fan hit in head by Anthony Rendon home run (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. The first run scored in the Washington Nationals’ 5-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday did damage to more than just the Phillies. A fan sitting in left field was actually hit in the head by second baseman Anthony Rendon’s solo home run in the fifth. You can [...]

Jonathan Papelbon: Buyer Beware

Peter Gammons, as he so often does, teased an interesting tidbit yesterday morning, this one concerning Philliers closer Jonathan Papelbon. To wit: The Tigers and Red Sox might be more aggressive on Papelbon were he not 5-for-9 in one run save opportunities, as well as the velo drop — Peter Gammons (@pgammo) July 8, 2013 Gammons has a point, particularly about the drop in velocity...

John Lannan gets revenge by defeating Nationals

John Lannan defeated the Washington Nationals on Monday night. With eight innings of work the 28-year-old led the Phillies to a 3-2 victory. Lannan went from 2011 Opening Day starter to minor leaguer to free agent this winter. While Lannan has pitched well against the Nationals in two starts this season he holds a 4.23 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP on the season overall.
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