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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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