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Listed below is the Phillies lineup for Saturday's 7:05pm start against the Chicago Cubs. Joe Blanton will be on the mound looking to improve upon his 1-3 record and 4.34 ERA:
1. Jimmy Rollins
2. Placido Polanco
3. Hunter Pence
4. Jim Thome
5. Shane Victorino
6. Laynce Nix
7. Carlos Ruiz
8. Pete Orr
9. Joe Blanton
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The Phillies couldn't figure out Matt Garza today.When a pitcher is hot, he is hot. We have seen time and time again Roy Halladay go lights out on opponents. The same thing happened today against the Phillies in the form of Matt Garza.Garza pitched seven innings of one hit ball against a struggling Phillies offense looking to finish April above .500. With this 5-1 loss...
Joe Blanton of the Philadelphia Phillies slots in behind the aces. How do the Braves compare at the bottom of their rotation? 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...
The Philadelphia Phillies received some potentially good news for their ailing lineup and first baseman. Slugger Ryan Howard will head to their Spring Training facility in Clearwater, Florida to begin baseball related activities. Howard could be swinging a bat in about a week.
Howard told Dan McQuade of CSN Philly:
“The tendon itself is fine, it’s strong. It’s just a matter...
Joe Blanton alert! I have won a good chunk of coin simply betting against this guy anytime he pitches. I am so anti-Blanton I am taking the Cubs +135 on the road. Hopefully, Blanton doesn't find some magic like Matusz did earlier in the week.
Give me Timmy Ballgame and his career ERA of 1.96 against the Pads who are hitting .213 as a team. Pretty sad times when Nick Hundley...
Roy Halladay and the aces of the Philadelphia Phillies are living up to their billing, but not all other hyped staffs are. The experts say pitching continues to be the dominant force, but are they relying on easy numbers? Is it worth watching a national baseball broadcast to hear surface-oriented information? Facts are like an iceberg: Most of it is below the visible line.
Philadelphia Phillies (9-10) vs. Chicago Cubs (6-13)Roy Halladay (3-1, 1.50) vs. Paul Maholm (1-2, 8.36)Time: 7:05 PM, Citizens Bank Park TV: Comcast Sportsnet Weather: Clear, 38 Media: Twitter and FacebookThe Phillies look to get back to .500 for the fifth time this season when they kick-off a four-game series tonight against the lovable losers from the north side of Chicago at...
The Phils’ offense’s fourth inning outburst supports a good pitching performance by Joe Blanton which leads to the Phils defeat of the Cubs, 5-2.
The Cubs took the lead in the first as, with a runner on second, and with two men out, Bryan LaHair hits an RBI double, knocking in Starlin Castro, who had earlier singled, then stole second base, giving the Cubs a 1-0 lead. The Phils...
The Chicago Cubs placed catcher Steve Clevenger on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a strained right oblique and recalled catched Welington Castillo from Triple-A to take his place. Clevenger was injured during batting practice before the Cubs’ 5-1 win Friday night in Philadelphia. He was hitting .500 (11 of 22) with five doubles. "As of right now, I'm going...
Jonathan Papelbon can be used correctly by the Philadelphia Phillies, and there still can be relief-corps issues that affect the locals. Did what happen in Atlanta over last season impact the Phils? Did it work in favor of or against the red pinstripes?
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Penthouse Occupancy for the 5-2 triumph: 4
The Crystal Champagne Toast is a...
Cole Hamels is SUPPOSED to be one of the top free agents available at the end of this baseball season, but not if the San Diego Padres have anything to say about it. Upon Colbert Hamels' (Colbert!) birth, his mother, an employee of the Padres at the time, signed a LIFETIME contract for a robust $1 with the Padres then-head of marketing Andy Strasberg. Makes that $2M bonus Hamels...
Paul Maholm pitched 6 1-3 solid innings, Starlin Castro had two hits and an RBI, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-1 Friday night.
Maholm (2-2) allowed a run on five hits with a strikeout and no walks, dropping his ERA from 8.36 to 6.20, and Tony Campana had two hits and scored twice for the Cubs.
Ty Wigginton homered for Philadelphia, which has scored two runs...
Philadelphia Phillies (10-11) vs. Chicago Cubs (7-14)Kyle Kendrick (0-1, 9.39) vs. Matt Garza (1-1, 3.38)Time: 1:35 PM, Citizens Bank Park TV: PHL 17 Weather: Sunny, 65 Media: Twitter and FacebookJoe Blanton led the Phillies to a 5-2 victory on Saturday. Also on Saturday, Carlos Ruiz had a big night, going 2-for-4 with a home run and 3 runs batted in. The Phillies hope to...
Righty reliever Justin De Fratus, who has been checking in with this site throughout his delayed 2012 campaign regarding his progress, as he recovers from an elbow ailment, has experienced a setback on his road to recovery.De Fratus told PhilliesNation.com’s Jay Floyd exclusively last weekend that, following a rehab appearance with the Class A Advanced Clearwater Threshers that...
I was watching the “Phillies On Deck” on Sunday and realized something.
Dom Brown has more raw ability that Juan Pierre, both featured in Sunday’s program, but Juan Pierre has much more baseball sense.
What does that mean?
The Phillies have a ton of pitching, a ton of confidence, and a good chance to win.
You think that ability has everything to do with sport.
The Philadelphia Phillies face the Chicago Cubs today at 1:35pm. The Phils defeated the Cubs last night 5-2, here is today's lineup:
1. Jimmy Rollins - SS
2. Juan Pierre - LF
3. Hunter Pence - RF
4. Ty Wigginton - 1B
5. Shane Victorino - CF
6. Lance Nix - 1B
7. Brian Schneider -C
8. Freddy Galvis - 2B
9. Kyle Kendrick - P