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Placido Polanco is struggling in many different facets. (MLB)Yesterday hopefully provided a jumping-off point for the Phillies offense as they struck for eight runs against the Diamondbacks. However, the numbers are still downright ugly, even after putting up that snowman.Here is a look at some of the numbers early on in the season for the Phillies offense:THE PLAYERS:-Shane Victorino leads the team with a .786 OPS, but that ranks just 38th in the National League among qualified batters. Throughout baseball, Victorino is 76th in OPS, behind such names as Alcides Escobar, Jason Kipinis, Alejandro De Aza, and A.J. Ellis.-The next two closest Phillie on the OPS list are Carlos Ruiz (90th) with a .745 OPS and Hunter Pence at .734, which puts him 96th overall in the major leagues.-So, the Phillies have just two players in the Top 100 in OPS, which actually isn’t all that bad. Albert Pujols .617 OPS ranks 144th in the majors. Slow starts happen. Teams like the Angels, A’s, and Marlins onl...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Phillies issue the following statement: “After seeing the wound specialist in Philadelphia yesterday, Ryan Howard’s wound has gotten smaller and is healing. We’ve been advised to limit his activities for one more week to allow it to continue to heal. We hope that he will be able to re-start his baseball activities thereafter. Additionally, Hunter Pence will...
They’re old. They’re broken down. They’re done.
The Philadelphia Phillies listened to the ridicule all month, as if their AARP cards are waiting in their mailbox, with retirement papers on the way.
“People keep talking about how old we are (30.8 average, second oldest in the major leagues) and how our window is about to close,” general manager Ruben Amaro says. “Maybe...
How soon will Ryan Howard make his return to the Phillies lineup? We could be getting more of a sense for establishing that timeline.
After visiting the mysterious wund specialist, the Phillies have confirmed that Howard's suture wound is starting to diminish, which means Howard could be getting ready to take part in baseball activities in the somewhat near future.
Oh, boy, the Phillies hit back-to-back home runs in the ninth inning last night and scored five runs.
Yet, they lost to Arizona, 9-5.
Phillies starting pitcher Kyle Kendrick gave up four runs in the first inning.
As Comcast Sportsnet baseball analyst Rickie Bottalco said, anything more than two runs down is a huge for the Phillies to overcome (this season to date.)
At 7-10, they...
The Phillies have announced that young reliever Michael Stutes has been placed on the disabled list for 15 days, retroactive to Saturday. Stutes is said to have inflamation in his right shoulder. Michael Schwimer from triple A Lehigh Valley has been called up to fill the spot in the bullpen in the meantime.
Stutes heads to the DL with a 6.35 ERA after giving up three runs in...
Phillies vs. Diamondbacks 4/24/12 QUICK HITS:
Philadelphia defeats Arizona 8-5. Series even at 1-1.
Vance Worley had yet another impressive outing on Tuesday night against the D-Backs. He went 6 innings, allowing only 5 hits and 1 ER while striking out 6.
The Vanimal improves his record to 2-1 with a 2.16 ERA on the year.
Hunter Pence (who appears to be okay) and Lance Nix each...
Cole Hamels Leads the Way
Phillies vs. Diamondbacks 4/25/12 QUICK HITS:
Philadelphia defeats Arizona 7-2. Phillies hold the series lead 2-1.
Cole Hamels had an impressive outing to improve his record to 3-1 with a 2.73 ERA on the year.
He throws 8 innings of 4 hit, 2 ER, 1 BB, and 7 K baseball. He also had a 2 run single to help his cause.
Hunter Pence had his 2nd consecutive...
The Phils’ offense picked up the momentum from the previous night’s ninth-inning rally by striking for five extra-base hits, including three home runs, as they supported a good start by Vance Worley as they defeat the D-backs, 8-5.
The Phils broke up a 0-0 tie in the fourth as, with one man on, and with one man out, Hunter Pence hits a two-run home run, his third home run of...
PHOENIX -- Laynce Nix has become a recent contributor in Philadelphia, and he is starting to work his way into manager Charlie Manuel's heart. "When you swing the bat like that, I like you," Manuel said after Nix had three hits, including one of the Phillies' three home runs in an 8-5 victory over Arizona at Chase Field on Tuesday. "I start to love you."...
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Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer, snapping an 0-for-16 slump, and the Philadelphia Phillies went on to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-5 on Tuesday night.
Laynce Nix and Shane Victorino also homered and Vince Worley scattered five hits over six innings for the Phillies, who ended a three-game losing streak.
Worley (2-1) walked one and struck out six for his second straight win...
The Phillies surprisingly did something on Monday night that they've only done 7 out of 17 times this season: score more than 2 runs.
5 runs to be exact. They had an explosive inning too, where they plated every single one of those baserunners. Monday even marked the first time a Phillies batter homered with a runner on base. The first multi-RBI HR of the year came off the bat...
Hamels and Polanco helped the Phillies achieve a series win (AP)The Phillies finished out their 10-game, west-coast road-trip with a 7-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. The victory ends the long jaunt across the country at 5-5. Today, it was all about Cole Hamels, who earned his third victory in four starts.On offense, the Phils put up seven runs on 13 hits, giving them 15 runs...
Cole Hamels pitched eight strong innings and also hit a two-run single Wednesday as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-2.
Hamels (3-1) gave up a leadoff double to Willie Bloomquist in the first, then retired the next 18 batters.
The left-hander allowed two runs and four hits. He struck out seven, including his final three hitters.
Hamels' single capped...
Spot-starter Kyle Kendrick becomes the first Phils’ starter to last less than five innings as he is knocked out of the box in the fourth inning, before the Phils finally end up losing to the D-backs, 9-5, although scoring five runs in the ninth, highlighted by back-to-back home runs.
The D-backs took the lead in the first as, with a runner on second and with nobody out, Aaron Hill...