Found April 23, 2013 on Phillies Nation:
On this weeks edition of Phillies Nation TV, Pat and Corey dissect the latest outing from Roy Halladay and the positives they’re seeing from the veteran righty. This past weekend, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports  mentioned the possibility of Cliff Lee being a trade candidate later in the summer. Will the rumors ramp back up again? Ryann Williams got an upfront seat for the opening of a new animal hospital in South Jersey, made possible by Jimmy Rollins and wife, Johari. Ryann also has some great questions from the fans, presented by BQ Basement Systems. Also, find out just how badly Carlos Beltran and Yadier Molina tear up the Phillies. It’s crazy. All that and more, on PN TV!

How bad is the decline of Ryan Howard, really?

Ryan Howard is an easy target of criticism by Phillies fans. For those who pay attention to the deeper numbers and statistics of the game, Ryan Howard has his flaws. This cannot be denied when taking his contract value in to consideration. But as the month of April starts to wind down I was curious how Howard's first month of the season has compared to some of his previous Aprils...

PN Interview: Jonathan Pettibone

One of the amazing parts of doing Phillies Nation TV is that we don’t always get to use everything we shoot for the show. A few weeks back, we were able to speak with tonight’s starter Jonathan Pettibone regarding his preparation for 2013. The interview is brief, raw, and uncut but hopefully will let folks who may not have heard of Jon before put a face to a name. Enjoy!

Giving Kendrick His Due

One of the toughest aspects of both being a fan and providing accurate analysis is separating perception from reality. Fans tend to anchor their opinions of a player early on, holding steadfastly to that perception even after the player improves or declines. This holds especially true for fans of a specific team, who watch the same players routinely and have difficulty acknowledging...

Biddle K's 16

Phillies prospect Jesse Biddle struck out 16 last night in a start against Harrisburg. But more importantly, he got two hits. Can this guy play first base?

Pettibone pitches well in debut, Phillies win 3-2

  On a chilly Monday evening in South Philly, a 22 year old made his major league debut on the bump for the 8-11 Phillies, fresh off the heels of a late inning win on Sunday over the Cardinals.  Jonathan Pettibone pitched 5 1/3 innings, striking out 6 walking none and allowing 2 runs, both of them solo home runs off the bats of Pedro Alvarez in the third and Russell Martin...

Pirates spoil Halladay's outing

Pinch hitter Brandon Inge hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the eighth inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3 Wednesday night. Roy Halladay pitched six innings of one-hit ball and Chase Utley and Ryan Howard hit upper-deck solo homers off Wandy Rodriguez, but Mike Adams (1-2) couldn't protect an eighth-inning lead. Pedro Alvarez hit a...

Which Roy Halladay

I think it's important that the Pirates get a split in this four-game series in Philadelphia and since James McDonald is on the mound tomorrow, tonight might represent their best chance to do it. Wandy Rodriguez takes the mound for the Pirates and he's been excellent in the two full starts that he's made this year, throwing 13 total shutout innings at the Cubs and Braves...

Gameday: Phillies (9-11) vs. Pirates (10-9)

Philadelphia Phillies (8-11) vs Pittsburgh Pirates (10-9) Cole Hamels (0-2, 6.46 ERA) v. Jeff Locke (1-1, 5.17 ERA) TIME: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park TV: The Comcast Network, home of Phillies Nation TV Weather: 57, partly cloudy Media: Twitter and Facebook Cole Hamels sizes up his first win of the 2013 campaign against a 10-9 Pirates club. Hamels has fared well against current...

On this day in 1993: Phillies 2, Dodgers 0

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the 1993 Philadelphia Phillies going from worst to first and winning the National League pennant. All season long we will take a look back at each game of the 1993 season. Last Game: Padres 2, Phillies 1 Dodgers 0 Phillies 2 WP: Curt Schilling (3-1) LP: Ramon Martinez (2-2)  Curt Schilling pitched a complete game shutout...

The Phils’ offense wasted Cole Hamels’ third straight quality start as the Phils are shutout by the Bucos, losing 2-0.

The Phils’ offense wasted yet another good performance by Cole Hamels as they dropped one to the Pirates, 2-0. The Pirates broke up a 0-0 pitchers’ due in the top of the fourth as, with a runner on first, and with nobody out, Brandon Inge hits an RBI double, knocking in Neil Walker, who had started the inning off with a single, giving the Pirates a 1-0 lead. The Pirates would...

Pettibone, Biddle, and Ranking the Young Arms

So Jon Pettibone threw really well last night for a big league debut, which doesn't shock me. Sometimes a good debut means you're a future Cole Hamels, sometimes it means you're Carlton Loewer. You shouldn't get overly excited, or totally dismissive, because he did pitch good, but lots of young...

A Little Knowledge is Dangerous: Overreacting to Velocity Readings Early On

In years past, I would have offered the panicked Tim Lincecum and Roy Halladay owners 50 or 60 cents on their draft-day dollars for their struggling former stars. But even though I intended to offer Hyun-Jin Ryu for Halladay in NL Tout after two starts, I didn't because Halladay's velocity was down. From 92 in 2011, to 90.6 last year to 89.7 in four starts this season. ...

Pirates 5, Phillies 3: Not quite what the Doc ordered

Everything was going smoothly. Roy Halladay was locked in on the mound. Chase Utley and Ryan Howard each hit massive solo home runs after being split up in the lineup by manager Charlie Manuel. The Phillies held a 3-1 lead as they handed the game over to the back end of the bullpen just the way they like to have it set up, but Antonio Bastardo and Mike Adams were unable to get the...

Game 22 Preview: Pirates at Phillies

Pirates (12-9) at Phillies (9-13) 1:05 PM–Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia Gameday TV: ROOT Heads-up…it’s an early game this afternoon. The Bucs look to take 3 of 4 from the hated Phils, which make for a very solid week. Not only that, but it’s been a while since they won a series in Philadelphia. The Phils come to the Burgh in early July. Today’s starters… James...

Series Preview - Pirates

Phillies (8-11) v. Pittsburgh Pirates (10-8)Matchups: Monday- 7:05 - Jon Pettibone v. AJ BurnettTuesday - 7:05 - OGP v. Jeff LockeWednesday - 7:05 - Oh No, It's Roy v. Wandy RodriguezThursday - 1:05 - Cliff Lee v. James McDonald Breakdown:So, I'm driving in to work this morning, thinking about this series, and for the first time in many years I believe the Pirates may be...
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