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Mayberry and Ruiz were a 1-2 punch on Friday. (AP)The Phillies opened up their series with the worst team in the National League and calmly dispatched them with a solid all-around showing, winning game one of the series, 7-3.WORLEY NOT BAD -The line: 6 innings, 6 hits, 3 runs (all earned), 2 walks, 9 strikeouts (93 pitches/58 strikes). Overall a very good outing.-His trouble spot came in the fourth inning when he gave up two runs on a walk and three singles. He got out of it after a Ty Wigginton error loaded the bases, which could have cost him the lead. Worley induced an inning-ending double-play.-Worley allowed another run in the sixth as Yonder Alonso blasted a shot off the Budweiser sign in right field to make it 4-3, Phillies. After a one out single, Worley got Nick Hundley to ground into a twin-killing. Minimizing the damage was crucial.BULLPEN NICE -Antonio Bastardo allowed a walk to the first batter he faced, but calmly retired the next five in succession, including three st...
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The Phillies signed Jonathan Papelbon to a very rich contract in the offseason, but have not been able to proerly use their new closer because the rest of the bullpen has been ineffective.
The Philadelphia Phillies are 14-18 through the first 32 games of this season and they look more like the Phillies of the late ’90s than the team that has been baseball’s best the past couple...
In an interview with Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly, Phillies GM Ruben Amaro had a startling revelation: that the team actaully could be sellers at the trade deadline this year.
“July is so far ahead,” Amaro said. “We just have to get on track. But if July comes and we’re playing like this, we’ll be sellers. How we play now will determine whether we’ll be buyers or sellers...
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The Philadelphia Phillies have talked with the Toronto Blue Jays about a potential trade to acquire center fielder Shane Victorino and left-handed pitcher Cole Hamels, both of whom are free agents after the season.
Victorino is a five-tool prospect who had a monster season last year, hitting .279/.355/.491 with 17 home runs, 19 stolen bases in 22 attempts, and a league-high 16 triples...
Before Friday’s opening of a three-game series with the San Diego Padres, Phillies manager Charlie Manuel was asked what it would take for Carlos Ruiz to become an all-star.
“If Chooch keeps hitting the way he is and catching the way he is, I think he stands a good chance of the all-star game,” Manuel said.
In a season sapped by a struggling offense, Ruiz...
Vance Worley of the Philadelphia Phillies is the youngster in the rotation. How do other young divisional studs match-up with him? 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...
Falling behind fast in the NL East, the Phillies were more than due for a team shake up which began on Thursday. Over the course of almost 3 days here is who is in and who is out:
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LHP Jake Diekman, 25 years old (no major league experience), LHP Raul Valdes, 34 years old (2 years in majors, 6 in minors), Third baseman Hector Luna, 32 years old (parts...
So here’s what we know:
1) Bryce Harper, a phenomenally talented 19 year old who also occasionally does annoying things, got plunked by Cole Hamels on May 6.
2) Cole Hamels admitted doing it on purpose, “to continue the old baseball… that old-school prestigious way of baseball.”
In the week since Hamels hit Harper, jawing between the two teams has given way to a wider discussion...
The Red Sox have acquired some outfield help in the form of Scott Podsednik. Podsednik has been acquired by the Red Sox from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for cash, according to the team. While it's unclear whether Podsednik will join the Red Sox or remain in the minor leagues, the speedster will help shore up an outfield looking for help while Jacoby Ellsbury and Carl...
The Philadelphia Phillies are at a fork in the road which will lead them in one of two directions. They are now in last place behind the surging Miami Marlins, who one writer wrote several days ago to watch out for. Ruben Amaro, Jr. is not happy. Charlie Manuel is not happy. The Phillies players shouldn’t be happy.
As they welcome the last place San Diego Padres (11-21...
You may have thought that the Phillies hit rock bottom days ago. It was hard to imagine things getting much worse. And yet, it did get worse. After getting swept in 3 games by the Mets yesterday, I think we can officially say, here it is; rock bottom.
And it is not because they were swept by the Mets that this is rock bottom. It is because of the manner in which they were beaten...
The Philadelphia Phillies haven't been under .500 this late in the season since 2007, when they went on to win their first of five consecutive NL East titles.
Though there's plenty of time to recover, the Phillies still are concerned with their uninspired play to begin 2012.
After being swept for the first time this season, Philadelphia looks to bounce back when its hosts...
The Philadelphia Phillies are currently occupying last place in the NL East. Yesterday General Manager, Ruben Amaro Jr. said they could become sellers at the July Trade Deadline (via Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com). “July is so far ahead,” Amaro said. “We just have to get on track. But if July comes and we're playing like this, we'll be sellers. How we play now will...