Found August 23, 2013 on Phillies Nation:
Kyle Kendrick had the Rockies on their heels last night through the first five innings, allowing just one earned by locating his fastball and getting hitters to make weak contact on his cutter. The wheels came off for Kendrick in the sixth: he allowed three runs without getting an out. A three-run shot by Wilin Rosario was the knockout blow. Last night’s performance by Kendrick was a microcosm of his season: flashes of him taking the next step followed by moments of hard regression. Kendrick, by any measure, is having a career year: likely to reach a career high in innings pitched, Kendrick has career lows in BB/9 IP, HR/9 IP, HR/FB, FIP, and xFIP for full seasons, has already reached a career-high 1.6 fWAR, and is averaging almost a half strikeout more per nine innings pitched versus his career average. Entering June, Kendrick appeared to be a fringe All-Star candidate. Exiting July, a non-tender candidate. After last night? Who knows. Kendrick’s performance is especially important...

Mitch Williams throws wild ceremonial first at Phillies game (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Retired Philadelphia Phillies reliever Mitch Williams lived up to his "Wild Thing" nickname when he threw a poor ceremonial first pitch before Friday night's game at Citizens Bank Park. The Philly Phanatic was behind home plate to catch the ball, but the throw from Williams was a few feet wide. That prompted the Phanatic...

Phillies on Pace for Highest Player Count Since 1996

The 2013 Phillies played their 48th player last night, Roger Bernadina, on pace to be the most “unique” group of Phillies since 1996, when the Fightins had 54 different players suit up for the club. By comparison, the 2012 Phillies played 49 players in an 81-81 effort while the five-time repeating NL East Champion squads averaged just 42.2 players and most of the numbers for...

Eagles, Phillies and a blue chest of porn

Former Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Hollis Thomas shared a little secret the team has with baseball’s Philadelphia Phillies – an abundance or porn stored in the bowels of the Vet, where both teams shared a shower and rest area.

Charlie Manuel era over

A few quotes, stats, and thoughts on the firing of Charlie Manuel

Gameday: Rockies (59-69) vs. Phillies (56-70)

Colorado Rockies (59-69) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (56-70) Chad Bettis (0-2, 5.30) vs. Kyle Kendrick (10-10, 4.42) Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park TV: PHL 17 Weather: 86, chance of rain Media: Twitter and Facebook Tickets: Philadelphia Phillies tickets A win tonight would give Ryne Sandberg his first series win as manager of the Phillies.  A loss would give the Phillies and Rockies...

Phillies Win Via Third Straight Walk-Off

PHOTO: AP SHRIMP. With the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Phillies and Diamondbacks wearing throwback uniforms for retro night,  Chase Utley drew a walk to give the Phillies their third straight win–all via the walk-off. They’ve now won five of their last six. The inning started off with two straight singles by Cody Asche and Jimmy Rollins, followed...

Phillies Look To Build Off Of Wins As Ethan Martin Gets Nod Against Dbacks

Another game, another walk off win. The Phillies have won three straight games after coming back late and winning in walkoff fashion. First with Michael Young on Wednesday, Domonic Brown Thursday and Chase Utley last night, the Phillies have certainly been exciting. Tonight they will look to build off of...

Video: Cliff Lee Falls

Hooray, internet! Thanks, @AndrewJGillen

Diamondbacks-Phillies marathon by the numbers

The Diamondbacks and Phillies went 18 innings Saturday afternoon ... and evening ... and night ... to the tune of 7 hours and 6 minutes. It was the longest game in the majors this season, the longest in D-backs history and the longest ever at Citizens Bank Park. The final out was recorded at 2:11 Philadelphia time. It's hard to really put into perspective how ridiculously long...

Diamondbacks-Phillies all-nighter by the numbers

The Diamondbacks and Phillies went 18 innings Saturday afternoon ... and evening ... and night ... to the tune of 7 hours and 6 minutes. It was the longest game in the majors this season, the longest in baseball since 1989 and the longest in the history of either franchise. The final out was recorded at 2:12 a.m. Philadelphia time. It's hard to really put into perspective how...

Ethan Martin Only Gets Two Outs; Phillies Come Back, But Casper Wells Takes Loss In 18th Inning

Tonight's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks got busy in a hurry. Phillies starter Ethan Martin opened the game with two quick outs against leadoff hitter Tony Campana and two-hole hitter Adam Eaton. But those were the only outs Martin would record in this one. Beginning with Diamondbacks slugger Paul Goldschmidt...

Ryno’s Got The Phillies Streaking

Maybe its the fact that Sandberg has players report an hour earlier, or maybe it’s that the Phillies couldn’t get much worse than 4 – 19, but for some reason, new manager Ryne Sandberg has the Phillies playing well. The Phils just earned Sanberg his first three-game winning streak, and even before the past three […]

The Phillies As 1990s Retro Characters

Michael Younguire Saving Private Kevin (Frandsen) Chase Utley as Mel Gibson on Braveheart: Jimmy Rollins as Will Smith in Independence Day: Courtesy Todd Zolecki of on Twitter

D-backs beat Phillies in 18

Adam Eaton hit a go-ahead double in the 18th inning as the Arizona Diamondbacks outlasted the Philadelphia Phillies 12-7 in a record-setting, marathon game for both clubs Saturday night.
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