Found June 20, 2014 on PhilsBaseball:
10 days ago the Phillies were not in a happy place. Losers of eight of their last nine games against jugger-nots (like the word play?) like the Mets and Reds, the Phillies were in dead last in the division and 11 games below .500. They were tied for the worst record in the NL and second worst in baseball. We had finally arrived at the official end of the greatest era in Phillies history. Or so we thought...

Explaining Utley’s Rough June

If you’re reading this post, you’re probably a Phillies fan. If you’re a Phillies fan, you probably love Chase Utley. Therefore, if you are reading this post, you probably love Chase Utley. How’s that for a syllogism, Aristotle? While the Phillies might not have been winning all that much, many of our greatest offseason wishes came to fruition during the first few weeks of...

Potential Landing Spots for Philadelphia Phillies Trade Chips

There is talk around the baseball world that the Philadelphia Phillies are likely going to blow it up between now and the trade deadline at the end of July. The team might be only five games out of first place in the pedestrian NL East, but at six games under .500, there is little hope that Philadelphia will be able to contend down the stretch.  This means that general manager Ruben...

Four in a Row: Buchanan Tosses A Gem, Phils Win 4-1

In each of his last starts, David Buchanan had allowed seven, four, and three earned runs. Last night, he allowed just one through a career-high 7 2/3 as the Phillies spotted him an early 4-0 lead and he never looked back. Buchanan would surrender an RBI single to Matt Carpenter in the eighth to make it a 4-1 game but the suddenly lock-down Phillies bullpen put the game away, retiring...

Phillies Injury Update: Cliff Lee continues to progress

The Philadelphia Phillies defeated the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday by the score of 5-1. John Mayberry Jr. went 2-for-4 and Marlon Byrd had a home run for the Phillies. The win was the fifth straight for the Phillies and their ninth in their last 11, to move to 34-38 on the season. Although still in fourth place in the National League East, the Philies are just 3 1/2 games out...

Howard lifts Phils over Cards for 4th straight win

Throughout the mostly disappointing first three months of this Phillies season, Ryne Sandberg has frequently said he believes his team has a run of winning baseball in it. The run is officially upon us. Fresh from a three-game sweep in Atlanta, the Phillies rolled in to Busch Stadium on Ryan Howard’s back and beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 4-1, on Thursday night. Don’t look...

Burnett Battles Cards, Moths, Phils Win Fifth Straight

Photo AP A.J. Burnett extended the Phillies winning streak to five games, tossing a complete game surrendering just one run and scattering seven hits and one walk en route to a 5-1 win. The Phillies are now just 3.5 games out of first place in the NL East. Burnett Does it For Grandma Tonight’s game was extra special for Burnett who noted it was the first time he was ever able to...

Phillies Injury Update: Cody Asche returns Friday

The Philadelphia Phillies defeated the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday by the score of 4-1. Ryan Howard went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI, while Chase Utley went 2-for-4 with two runs score in the winning effort. With the win, the Phillies have improved to 33-38 and pulled to within four games of first place in the National League East. The Phillies have won four straight...

Padres Week 12 Recap

Thursday @ Phillies: 3-7 Loss Philadelphia Game Recap Kyle Kendrick, the same Kyle Kendrick that won just once in his last 18 starts, shut down this struggling offense to the tune of seven base runners and one earned run in six strong innings of action: and that's with three of the first four batters of the game reaching base! The Padres offense was unable to tack on any meaningful...

Phillies win 5th straight behind A.J. Burnett's CG

High-ranking scouts from the Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles were on hand to watch A.J. Burnett pitch his first complete game of the season as the sizzling Phillies won again, 5-1, over the St. Louis Cardinals at moth-infested Busch Stadium on Friday night. Burnett is one of those veteran pitchers, like Cliff Lee and Kyle Kendrick, who may be available for a trade if the...

Phillies Continue Win Streak On Howard’s Hot Bat

The Phillies are officially on a hot streak, and it’s due in no small part to the red hot bat of Ryan Howard. In the three games before, Howard hit 2 home runs, driven in 6 runs. He also started a 3-game hitting streak in the process. Last night he […] The post Phillies Continue Win Streak On Howard’s Hot Bat appeared first on Eagles Pulse.

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Gameday 71: Phillies at Cardinals

Philadelphia Phillies (32-38) at St. Louis Cardinals (39-33) Starting Pitchers: PHI: David Buchanan (2-3, 5.97) vs. STL: Shelby Miller (7-5, 3.2) Time:  8:15 at Busch Stadium TV: CSN Weather: Chance of Rain, 87 Media: Twitter and Facebook A Note for Tonight: The Phillies are coming off a sweep of the Atlanta Braves, and now head to St. Louis to face another tough team in...

Phillies Interested in Grady Sizemore

Outfielder Grady Sizemore cleared waivers and has become a free agent. According to Jon Heyman, the 31-year old former All-Star Outfielder is drawing interest from the Phillies. Sizemore hit .216/.288/.324 with two homers in his first Major League action since 2011 for the Red Sox. For a time, Sizemore was one of the most electric center fielders in baseball but had been hobbled...

Phillies Have 'Reached Out' To Grady Sizemore

According to Jon Heyman of, the Philadelphia Phillies have shown interest in Grady Sizemore. Heyman claims that there 'other' teams in on Sizemore as well. The outfielder was let go by the Red Sox this week after hitting just .216 for The Carmine Hose. Boston had signed Sizemore to a $750,000 contract. It's likely someone will give him—at best—a minor league deal.

Gameday 73: Phillies at Cardinals

Philadelphia Phillies (34-38) at St. Louis Cardinals (39-35) Starting Pitchers: PHI: Cole Hamels (2-3, 2.78) vs. STL: Adam Wainwright (9-3, 2.15) Time:  4:10 at Busch Stadium TV: CSN Weather: Cloudy, 87 Media: Twitter and Facebook A Note for Tonight: The streak continues! Cole Hamels will look to extend the Phillies’ winning streak, in addition to the hot streak of his...
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