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First baseman Chris Duffy has been excellent this season for the Class A Lakewood BlueClaws. Through 41 games in the South Atlantic League, the 24-year-old has tallied a .373 batting average with 5 HR and 32 RBI. Additionally, the lefty hitting slugger has reached base via hit or walk in all but one of his 41 games for the BlueClaws this season.
The 26th round draft pick out of the University of Central Florida in 2010 also spent some time at Class A Advanced Clearwater this year, but after posting a .205 average with 2 HR and 9 RBI in 20 games, Duffy returned to Lakewood.
Prior to this year, the 6-foot-2-inch 210-pound Duffy posted a .281 overall batting average with 12 HR and 59 RBI in two seasons with the Gulf Coast League Phillies.
Recently, I spoke with Chris about his success in Lakewood, time spent with the Phillies’ Ryan Howard, his mental focus and plenty more. Check out the media player below to hear that full interview.
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The latest edition of PN TV looks at the Cole Hamels trade possibilities and the likelihood he stays in Philadelphia. Some good quotes from a one-on-one with CSNPhilly that we discuss.
Also, is there even a market for Shane Victorino? His down year has to be scaring off trade suitors.
We also give grades for the bullpen, offense, and starting pitching as we’ve hit the midway point...
Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon rushed from his seat to stop a fan from climbing into the bullpen during the seventh inning of Philadelphia's game against Atlanta on Saturday night.
A man wearing a yellow shirt ran onto the field from near the right-field stands and headed directly toward the Phillies' bullpen behind the center-field wall. Once the fan started climbing...
Photo: Philliedelphia/Steve Trapani
In the end it sounds like a good old fashioned benching by the manager. The underperforming Shane Victorino and subject of many trade rumors this season was pulled from the Phillies starting lineup within an hour of game time with no explanation, prompted many to speculate that he had been traded. Some speculate it stemmed from Victorino being...
Mike Fontenot has filled in admirably at second and third for the depleted 2012 Phillies. Photo (AP)
Welcome to the first of five of our All-Star Break assessments. Today we tackle: The Bench.
Mike Fontenot – The seven year Major League veteran was a free agent after being cut from the Giants at the conclusion of the Cactus League but has been a valuable bench piece...
Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino appears to be on his way out of Philadelphia, according to a report by Jon Heyman this afternoon. Dylan Hernandez is disagreeing, according to his latest tweet. Hernandez says the Dodgers are still looking for a corner infielder, starting pitching, and a left-handed reliever. Heyman adds that people familiar with the situation have suggested...
Cole Hamels of the Philadelphia Phillies. Photo Courtesy of Renee Cendrowski.
If the story of the year for the Phillies has been their sudden and rapid fall from grace in the NL East, then the second big story has been what to do with Cole Hamels.
So far in the saga of Cole, we have heard that he will leave the Phillies to go to the Dodgers once he hits free agency. We have heard...
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.
TAL’S HANDY STATS
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...
Vance Worley fills out the bottom of the rotation, making starts like yesterday’s for the Philadelphia Phillies. Are the young guns in San Francisco getting the job done? The Apocalyptic Horsemen Stats are in my recent coverage linked below.
TAL’S HANDY STATS
I am alternating a game-day 2012 ERA For The NL East and a 2012 ERA For The MLB 5. See link section...
Photo: Philliedelphia/Kevin Durso
It's not uncommon that you hear of other players speaking about their teammates after being traded. What is uncommon is hearing other players speaking about their teammates before being traded.
According to Todd Zolecki, a few players who spoke to reporters yesterday mentioned the recent rumors of their teammate Cole Hamels being potentially...
Hunter Pence hilariously ran over Phillies third base coach Juan Samuel while trying to score from second on a double by Juan Pierre during Saturday’s game against the Braves. Pence didn’t loop out before rounding the bag like players are taught, and he was so wide of the base line that he ended up running into Samuel and bowling the coach over.
Samuel stood with his hat knocked...
Scott Franzke is in his sixth year as the lead radio play by play voice of the Philadelphia Phillies.
Scott Hairston is an 11 year MLB veteran, now with the New York Mets after spending time with Arizona, San Diego, and Oakland. He's batting .249 this year with 12 HR and 34 RBIs.
Why does this matter to you?
Well, you see, 5 of those 12 HRs from Hairston have...
Philadelphia Phillies (37-49) vs. Atlanta Braves (45-39)
Vance Worley (4-5, 3.46) vs. Jair Jurrjens (2-2, 5.19)
Time: 1:35 PM, Citizens Bank Park
TV: PHL 17
Weather: Overcast, 94
Media: Twitter and Facebook
Shane Victorino was originally slated to bat seventh and play center field, but was a scratch at around 12:30. Jason Pridie will take over for Victorino. Todd Zolecki...
Amidst a stretch of games played against the National League East, the Phillies' woes grew worse tonight in the second game of this three-game series against Tommy Hanson and the Braves.
Brian McCann, coming off a big night, went deep again in the top of the second to put up the first run of the game.
The Phillies rallied in the bottom of the second to put up a three...
The Braves beat the Phillies 6-3 last night (and I was there, which is why this DD is coming so late), but it wasn't the result that was surprising...it was the Phillies set of struggles since their two stars have returned. Ryan Howard came back to the team on Friday, and despite not playing yesterday, the Phillies are 0-2 with him on the active roster. Chase Utley was...