Found June 25, 2012 on Philliedelphia:
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It's pretty sad that it's almost July and the Phillies are still in last place. Sitting six games under .500 (34-40) and sitting 9 games behind in the NL East, it's really tough to see this team accomplishing anything great this season. The Phillies are coming off of a 2-1 series loss against the Rays, including being swept in yesterday's day-night double header. The Phils are finished with Interleague Play for the year, ending with a 5-10 record against American League teams. Tonight the Phils are set to open up a four-game set with the Pittsburgh Pirates (38-33) to cap off their 10-game home stand. Joe Blanton (6-6, 5.04 ERA) will make his fifteenth start of the season tonight as he takes on the Bucs. Blanton has been stuck in a rut for quite a while now. Over his last eight starts (41 1/3 innings), Blanton has allowed 16 home runs. Blanton has also has allowed five or more earned runs in six of his last seven starts to give him a 7.44 ERA. In his last start, on W...
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