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Shane Victorino basically blamed the media.
Jimmy Rollins said the loss in the final game to the Rockies, 4-1, was baseball.
Cole Hamels, who said at the championship parade that he wanted to win multiple championships is 10-3, but likely out of town to another team as he approaches free agency.
On the heels of LaBron James and the Miami Heats’ coronation, the Phillies’ championship seems far away.
The core of players that were supposed to carry this team for a decade is falling apart with injury and age.
Chase Utley is working through bad knees and Ryan Howard is slow to recover from an achilies injury.
Cripes, even Roy Oswalt made his debut in Texas last night.
What the heck happened?
The Phillies had hoped to stay around .500 and are 33-38, nine games behind first-place Washington.
It is mid-June and Cliff Lee, tonight’s pitcher, does not have a win.
Victorino is sitting out tonight’s game, but it has nothing to do with injury.
“The way they’re pitching him, he’s striding quick a...
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Chase Utley could return to the Phillies' lineup by Wednesday, according to CSNPhilly.com.
The good news for the Phillies on Saturday was two-fold — they had their second walkoff win of the season on Jim Thome‘s ninth inning opposite field solo home run, and according to CSNPhilly.com, Chase Utley is headed back to the Philadelphia area and could be back in the Phillies’...
Will Chase return next week? (AP)
Charlie Manuel said before Thursday’s series finale against the Rockies that Chase Utley could be back next week if all continues to go well.
Manuel says it’s all about feeling comfortable in the field for Utley, who is DH-ing and batting third for Clearwater again tonight. He played eight innings in the field on Wednesday and hit a home run...
Chase Utley went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and played eigth innings in the field in last night's rehab start with Clearwater. He can return to the Phillies no later than July 2. (Philliedelphia/Kevin Durso)
There was more than one situation last night when the Phillies could have used Chase Utley's bat at the plate. Utley, who is by far the closest injured Phillie...
Jim Thome's 13th career walk-off home run is the most in major-league history. (Philliedelphia/Kevin Durso)
Antonio Bastardo allowed just one run in a bases-loaded, no-out jam. That kept the Phillies lead intact going to the ninth. That usually means game over for the Phillies. For Jonathan Papelbon, perfection came to an end.
Papelbon couldn't close things out for the...
Vance Worley of the Philadelphia Phillies is the youngster in the rotation. How do other young divisional studs match-up with him? 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 link section below. In each publication, the number...
In their 1st visit back to Philadelphia since losing the 2008 World Series, the Tampa Bay Rays once again brought the rain with them. Friday night’s Phillies – Rays game was rained out and will be played as part of a doubleheader on Sunday. The originally scheduled 1:35pm game will start instead at 1:05pm and the make-up game will begin at 6:35pm.
For today’s game, Kyle Kendrick...
Earlier this week, the Philadelphia Phillies took a break from baseball action in favor of fashion for a good cause. In support of Phillies center fielder, Shane Victorino, teammates including Cole Hamels, Jonathan Papelbon, Ty Wiggington, John Mayberry Jr., Hunter Pence, Jimmy Rollins and Kyle Kendrick traded their uniforms for designer duds in the 3rd Annual Shane Victorino Phillies...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Pinch-hitter Jim Thome hit a home run leading off the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies over the Tampa Bay Rays 7-6 on Saturday after Jonathan Papelbon blew his first save in 18 chances this season.
Juan Pierre and Jimmy Rollins also homered for the Phillies, helping manager Charlie Manuel earn his 900th career win.
Blanton is struggling once again (AP)
“If you want to know the truth, you can never throw too many strikes,” said Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel after I asked him if Blanton was hitting the zone a little too frequently. “I think it’s where you put the ball…it comes back to location, location, location.”
So, Manuel wouldn’t completely concede that Blanton was throwing...
The Phillies won the second game of their series with the Rockies, not by a nose or even by the hair of their chins; they won by a toe. It was Todd Helton’s toe, to be exact.
In the bottom of the 9th with 2 outs, the bases loaded and a tie game, Placido Polanco stepped to the plate. He hit a bouncing grounder to short that looked like it might end the game. It did end the game...
Friday night's game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Philadelphia Phillies has been postponed by rain.
The start of the game was delayed for more than 2 1/2 hours before officials decided on the postponement. It will be made up as part of a split-admission doubleheader on Sunday, with the regularly scheduled game to begin at 1:05 p.m. and the second game scheduled to start at...
The Tampa Bay Rays at Philadelphia Phillies game has been postponed due to rain. The game has been rescheduled as part of a day-night doubleheader on Sunday.
A discouraging stretch over the last week has dropped the Tampa Bay Rays out of first place in the AL East.
The Philadelphia Phillies, meanwhile, have been scuffling for weeks and Cliff Lee is still winless.
When these two struggling teams meet in Friday night's series opener in Philadelphia, Lee could give the Phillies the upper hand considering the Rays' recent offensive...