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On the latest edition of Phillies Nation TV, I’m off, so Corey and the rest of the PN crew takes over.
Corey’s brother, Eric Seidman, also our newest contributor, joins the program to discuss the NL Wild Card picture and if the Phillies have a chance.
Jay Floyd stops by to talk about Darin Ruf and Tyler Cloyd and whether or not they’ll ever see the light of day in Philly.
Ian Riccaboni talks with Corey about Josh Lindblom’s struggles and all the guys have their picks for the World Series. That, and you won’t want to miss the final segment as Mother Nature plays tricks on the guys.
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PHILADELPHIA -- Lost in the heroics and good fortune from Cliff Lee, the Phillies hard-luck left-hander who went a whole calendar year between wins at Citizens Bank Park before his seven sharp innings on Sunday, was the ongoing quiet yet productive performance of a veteran utility infielder who has taken the reins at third base for the Phillies in August. Lee was only able to drive...
Ten years later, Chase Utley is considering the hot corner again.
Utley, the Phillies' five-time All-Star second baseman, took grounders at third base several hours before Philadelphia played the New York Mets on Wednesday night.
It's uncertain whether he'll do it in an actual game.
While the idea is still in the early stages, it created quite a buzz around a team...
Photo Courtesy of @12penn2.
He did it again!
Phillies minor-leaguer Darin Ruf has homered for the 37th time this season for the Reading Phillies. The 26 year-old first baseman broke Ryan Howard's single-season home run record at Reading this evening.
Ruf has been on a tear all season, but in August he has been absolutley unstoppable. In 27 games this month, Ruf is hitting...
Darin Ruf 2012 Reading Phillies- .316/1.023, 88 R, 145 H, 31 DBL, 35 HR, 95 RBI.
He leads all of minor league baseball in homeruns, is 3rd in OPS, and is close to cracking the top 10 in RBI. He’s done all this in the Double-A Eastern League that is regarded as having very fair parks (not hitter friendly like the Texas League or Pacific Coast League). Ruf is not considered a...
Photo courtesy of Penn Shelly.
He did it again. Last night Phillies (prospect?) Darin Ruf hit his 36th home run of the season for AA Reading. The Reading Phillies record of 37 is held by Ryan Howard.
Earlier I wrote about the skepticism. Is Ruf the next Ryan Howard? Or is he the next Matt Rizzotti? As time has gone on, people (including myself) are getting less skeptical...
Cliff Lee of the Philadelphia Phillies is among the best pitchers in the majors. What west coast hurlers are in that group? The Apocalyptic Horsemen Stats are in my daily coverage.
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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 after the title will...
No one disputes that Michael Schwimer wasn't pitching well for the Phillies lately, allowing six earned runs in his last 6 2/3 innings. The Phillies believe he just wasn't getting the job done, but Schwimer believes he's hurt.
The trades of Shane Victorino and Hunter Pence, along with the waiver of Joe Blanton, tells you all you need to know about the 2012 Phillies.
They be sellers.
Plus September is at hand.
Time to find out who can play and who can’t.
John Mayberry Jr. was walking his way out the door when he got hot, clouding the picture.
Nate Schierholtz, who knows if he can play since he got hurt...
This video started making the rounds on the internet yesterday of this Philadelphia Phillies fan who covered her face in deep red lipstick. Before I watched the video, I was going to ask all of you if you thought she was extremely passionate or just dumb? Except once I started watching the video, I couldn’t help but noticed that sitting just a few seats away is a man with...
The Ugandan National Little League team has been on quite a roll as of late.Not only did they become the first African team to advance to a Little League World Series (they finished their inaugural visit Thursday with a win in a consolation game), but now...they're making their way to Major League ballparks.Tuesday night, they were in Philadelphia to catch a Phillies game. But...
The Mets take a TWO-GAME WINNING STREAK on the road with them as they begin their last big road trip of the season, a nine-gamer tonight at Citizens Bank Park against the rival Philadelphia Phillies. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. and the game can be seen on SNY or heard, as always, on WFAN 660AM. Join the conversation on Twitter by following @dailystache or yours truly...
For the Washington Nationals, heading to Philadelphia this past weekend and being swept by the Phillies probably wasn’t something they considered likely. The Nats were facing Kyle Kendrick the first game, and though they had to match up against Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee the next two games, they put out Gio Gonzalez and Jordan Zimmermann against them. Sometimes, in a 162-game season...
PHILADELPHIA -- Lucas Duda hit a go-ahead two-run homer and then preserved the lead with an excellent defensive play to back Matt Harvey and lift the New York Mets to a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night. Harvey (3-3) allowed two runs and six hits in 6 1-3 innings to help the Mets to their fourth straight victory and fifth consecutive win at Citizens Bank...