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This has been an awful year for Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels. Predicted by many to be a Cy Young candidate this year, Hamels has gone in the exact opposite direction. After last night’s game, Hamels has a 2-11 record with a dismal 4.58 ERA. He allowed 5 runs (4 earned) in 6 innings; luckily, the rest of the team picked him up in a 13-inning 7-5 win. The Padres are a mediocre team who committed 3 errors in this game, so please excuse me if I am not doing cartwheels after this win. There were a number of positives, though. First, we finally got a glimpse of what Delmon Young is capable of offensively. He drove in 2 runs with a homer to tie the game in the 8th inning. Defensively, he is still awful and had the only Phillies error in the game. And then there is the bullpen to consider. This group of youngsters has been terrible most of the year. But last night, 5 guys combined to pitch 7 scoreless innings. It was a small miracle. Even Jonathan Papelbon finally got back on the horse afte...

Galvis Demoted to Clear Room for McDonald

Galvis with Reading in 2011, image- Jay Floyd Following Thursday’s acquisition of infielder John McDonald from Cleveland, the Phillies made room on their active big league roster by demoting infielder Freddy Galvis to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. McDonald, a veteran of 15 major league seasons, has a career .235 batting average and a .605 career OPS mark.  The 38-year-old posted a ...

Could the Phillies Trade Chase Utley, Carlos Ruiz, and Michael Young to the Yankees?

We can fully expect the Phillies to be in the middle of Major League Baseball trade talk between now and the July 31 deadline. As the team continues to remain below the .500 mark, with no real sign of improvement, the team may have to make some tough decisions. And...

Biddle and Franco Represent Philadelphia Phillies in Futures

Over the past month, Philadelphia Phillies fans have had no choice but to ponder what the future holds for the ballclub.  As trade speculations surround a number of players including Cliff Lee, Jonathon Papelbon, and Carlos Ruiz, it’s uncertain as to who will be wearing red pinstripes heading into the dog days of summer. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has said on numerous occasions...

Minor league team offers free funeral

For the big prize in an off-the-wall "Celebration of Life" promotion, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs will award one lucky fan with an all-expenses paid funeral.

Biddle, Franco To Represent Phils in Futures Game

Franco’s, seen here in 2012, 2013 performance has put him in the MLB Futures Game. Photo by Jay Floyd Lefty Jesse Biddle and third baseman Maikel Franco have been selected to play in the 15th Annual MLB Futures Game at Citi Field on Sunday, July 14. Biddle with pitch for the US squad while Franco will represent the World team. Biddle, 21, has a 3.29 ERA in 14 starts, with a 1.197...

Trying to Pin Down a Possible Chase Utley Trade Return

Yesterday, Jim Salisbury noted that the Yankees had scouts at the Phillies games over the weekend. Salisbury confirmed that the Yankees have discussed trading for Carlos Ruiz internally, but also speculated that the Yankees may be interested in Michael Young and Chase Utley as well. Today, we’ll begin our series of finding comparable trade returns for some of the players the Phillies...

Phillies' Mike Adams will attempt rehab instead of surgery

Mike Adams is still going to miss the rest of the season.  At least it seems that way at this point.  He will just be missing the season while trying to avoid surgery.  The Philadelphia Phillies reliever is suffering from a biceps strain that's severe enough that surgery has been presented as an option.  However, Adams wants to try to rehab the injury first and see if he...

Zambrano set for final audition for Phillies

Carlos Zambrano takes to the mound for the fourth time as a member of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs Friday night as he fights for a spot in the Phillies rotation. The start comes against one of the better hitting teams in the International League.

Darren Daulton Diagnosed With Two Brain Tumors

Categories: BREAKING NEWS Infielders News PhilliesTags: Darren DaultonIn a shocking development, former Philadelphia Phillies catcher Darren “Dutch” Daulton has been diagnosed with two brain tumors.  Daulton, who works for 97.5 The Fanatic, is scheduled for surgery at the beginning of next week. David Montgomery, who is the President of the Phillies released the following...

Phillies Darren Daulton diagnosed with two brain tumors

Former All-Star catcher Darren Daulton has been diagnosed with two brain tumors and will undergo surgery next week. Daulton, who played 14½ of his 15 seasons for the Philadelphia Phillies, has hosted “Talking Baseball with Dutch” at 97.5 The Fanatic the last four years.The station released this statement Thursday: Darren Daulton has not been feeling [...]

Zambrano Leaves Lehigh Valley Game With Shoulder Pain

Right-handed pitcher Carlos Zambrano left the Triple-A game today after two innings because of “serious” pain in his right shoulder. Ruben Amaro Jr. says that they will “continue to evaluate him” for the Phillies. Amaro mentioned that he would like to see him as a starter, but that bullpen work...

Lehigh Valley IronPigs AAA baseball team gives away free funeral

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs are the AAA baseball team for the Philadelphia Phillies.  They’re hosting a “Celebration of Life” Night and will give one lucky person to live and die with their team.  Big League Stew sheds some light on what this exactly means: Well, the IronPigs will give their fans the opportunity to write a 200-word essay on what his or her ideal funeral would...

Phillies (38-41) vs. Dodgers (35-42)

Philadelphia Phillies (38-41) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (35-42) Jonathan Pettibone (3-3, 4.14 ERA) vs. Zack Greinke (4-2, 3.79 ERA) TIME: 10:10 ET (7:10 PT) TV: Comcast SportsNet Weather: 80, mostly sunny Media: Facebook and Twitter The Phillies will try to extend their win streak to three games and improve to 3-1 on the road trip tonight when they open up a four game series...

How Shelby Miller Resembles the Model Starting Pitcher

I don’t know if you can really understand until he’s yours. You might’ve forgotten, but Cliff Lee pitched for the Mariners once, and while I knew Lee was an ace starter beforehand, it wasn’t until I watched him every five days that I really “got” it. Lee was perfect. He wasn’t and isn’t the best starting pitcher in the world, but he’s close, and he does everything...

The Matt Harvey Express Rolls Over the Phillies

If the opponents in the National league east have not become impressed with Matt Harvey, the Philadelphia Phillies have. David Wright had a up close and personal view of the Philly hitters as the Mets ace (Yes I said since earlier this season, he is the ace) made believers of the Phillies. Wright knew it was going to be a good day. He saw the surprise on Jimmy Rollins’ face after...
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