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Reading manager Dusty Wathan
In his second year with the team, former pro catcher Dusty Wathan has led the Double-A Reading Fightin Phillies to a 12-10 record thus far in the early going.
After his 14-year playing career, Wathan began the next leg of his career, managing, with the short-season Williamsport Crosscutters in the Phillies organization in 2008. Since then, the son of former Royals manager John Wathan has climbed up the Philadelphia developmental ranks, making stops with Class A Lakewood, Class A Advanced Clearwater and, of course, Reading.
As a player, Wathan was signed by Seattle in 1994 and went on to compete in the Florida, Milwaukee, Cleveland, Kansas City and Philadelphia organizations. With the Royals, Wathan appeared in three big league games in 2002.
This week, I sat down with Dusty to discuss the collection of well-regarded talent on his roster including top prospect Jesse Biddle, catcher Sebastian Valle, outfielders Anthony Hewitt and Zach Collier, plus plenty ...
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In case you missed last night’s episode of Phillies Nation TV on the TCN or CSN, we have the web version for you here.
The guys discuss Cole and Roy’s resurgence, but watch as Corey correctly predicts Doc’s troubles against the Indians last night. They also analyze Kyle Kendrick’s recent pitching mastery and show footage of Jesse Biddle’s two dominating performances with...
The Jimmy Rollins Family Foundation will be hosting Harlem Nights at the Union Transfer in Philadelphia on Thursday, June 20, 2013, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
Join us for a charming evening reminiscent of 1920s Harlem that entails live jazz music, culinary delights, delicious cocktails, cigars, and so much more. Harlem Nights will be an unforgettable evening filled with fine dining...
Expect to see Delmon Young in the lineup tonight in Cleveland.
As was reported first by CSN Philly’s Jim Salisbury on Twitter, Delmon Young has been activated by the Phillies and will join them for their series opener tonight in Cleveland. With the Phillies able to utilize the designated hitter in the American League ballpark, expect Young to be in the lineup tonight. In a...
Feeling down about the Phillies on a miserable Monday? If you are a glass half-empty kind of guy, you might take pleasure in knowing that some former Phils are having really bad seasons. Just to give you a basis for the truly alarming numbers you are about to see, keep in mind that the league average for WHIP is 1.31 and Chad Qualls had a 1.53 WHIP last season for the Phils.
Philadelphia Phillies (12-15) vs Cleveland Indians (11-13)
LHP Cliff Lee (2-1, 3.03 ERA) v. RHP Trevor Bauer (0-1, 5.40 ERA)
TIME: 7:05, Progressive Field
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Weather: 62, clear
Media: Twitter and Facebook
Behind Cliff Lee, the Phillies will look for redemption on Wednesday after being embarrassed by the Indians last night to the tune of a 14-2 score. The Indians...
According to CSN Philly's Jim Salisbury, outfielder Delmon Young is headed to Cleveland, where the Phillies are about to begin a two-game series. Presumably Young could serve as the team's designated hitter and ease his way back into play. Young's rehab stint clock is far from forcing him to the...
Philadelphia Phillies (12-14) at Cleveland Indians (?-?)
Series 9, Games 24 and 25
Progressive Field, Cleveland: 1.061, Hitters park
Heading into this season, the Phillies are caught in an in-between state and like the Indians, should rebuild in my opinion. No matter what happened last year, the presence of Hamels, Halladay and Lee makes them...
The Phillies are coming off of a three-game sweep over the New York Mets this weekend, their first sweep of the year. With the offense surging, a day off yesterday certainely doesn't prove good timing, but as the Phillies enter tonight's ballgame at 12-14 they are looking to end the...
In last weekend’s edition of 3&3, I cautioned to watch out for a Dodger’s team that was struggling. That warning should have been extended to this weekend’s series with the Phillies as well. Against two teams that have been struggling, our Mets finished 1-5. Looks like our team is fast becoming a cure to another team’s slump.
Kyle’s Complete Game: We don’t like...
Photo by Rich Wilkins Another week down, another week coming up. The Phillies welcome Delmon Young back tonight as the DH. Onto series one of the week- Philadelphia Phillies (12-14, NL East 3rd) @ Cleveland Indians (10-13, AL Central 4th) At: Cleveland's Progressive Field When: Tuesday 7:05, Wednesday 7:05 TV:...
Cole Hamels took the mound on Sunday looking for his first win of the young 2013 season. His team was coming off two straight wins against the Mets at Citi Field, and looking for their first series sweep of the year. Carlos Ruiz finished serving a 25 game suspension for using a banned substance and [...]
After the artist formerly known as Roy Halladay gave up an eight-spot in less than four innings of work, I was able to focus my undivided attention to the NBA and NHL playoffs. OK, so since I have two televisions in my living room with the NBA on one and the NHL on the other, [...]The post The 5 Differences Between The NBA And NHL Playoffs appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Philadelphia Phillies (12-14) @ Cleveland Indians (10-13)Pitching Match-Ups:Tuesday - Doc Halladay vs. Zach "Not Kevin" McAllisterWednesday - Cliff Lee vs. Trevor "Not Jack" Bauer*Each are a 7:05 game time.Offensive Native American Named Team Offense:R - 106 (14th)AVG - .257 (9th)OPS - .764 (3rd)Carlos Santana/C, Mark Reynolds/DH/1B, Nick Swisher/OF, and Michael...