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Roman Quinn reflecting on his efforts during Sunday’s contest, Photo- Jay Floyd
Following a day in which he committed three errors in an 11-4 loss to Kannapolis at Lakewood’s FirstEnergy Park, highly regarded Phillies prospect Roman Quinn seemed to be pondering a change of position in order to help his career, his team and his own peace of mind.
Quinn’s three errors on Sunday for the Class A Lakewood BlueClaws, gave the speedster, who is generously listed five-foot-ten 170-pounds, a total of five miscues on the new season. Having spent more time in the outfield during his high school days, Quinn switched to shortstop on a full time basis upon signing his first professional contract with the Phillies late in the summer of 2011, after the organization selected him in the 2nd round of that year’s amateur draft.
Asked on Sunday if he can take a lesson from his dismal defensive effort, in order to bounce back the next time out, a clearly discouraged Quinn, who knows that baseball is a ga...
BEST OF MAXIM
Kevin Frandsen the hero? Indeed. The Phillies got a huge ninth inning hit from Kevin Frandsen to beat the Royals, 4-3.
FRANDSEN WINS IT!
-With the bases loaded in the ninth, following ugly strikeouts from Domonic Brown and John Mayberry Jr., Kevin Frandsen unloaded them with a double to the wall, giving the Phillies their first home win of the season. Frandsen didn’t do too much...
Most staffs typically have a significant drop-off after their 1 and 2, but the Philadelphia Phillies with John Lannan have a solid 5. How do other divisional teams fare on the bottom rung of their rotations?
TAL’S HANDY STATS
I will publish the 2013 ERA for both the NL East and the MLB 5 periodically. The number of games played by the Phillies is in the headline...
Cole Hamels is supposed to be the Phillies ace. He was picked to start opening day. Although he has only had two starts thus far, Hamels is far from proving that he should be considered an ace this season.
In the first game of the season Hamels faced the Braves. During that game he was only able to last five innings. During those innings he gave up seven hits, three which were...
If today wasn’t bad enough with the loss of Margaret Thatcher and Annette Funicello, it got worse sitting at Citizens Bank Park watching the death of Roy Halladay’s dominance against major league pitchers. The Philadelphia Phillies right hander couldn’t get the job done. In 4+ innings he labored, struggled with his command, and gave up 5 runs on 6 hits including a 3 run homerun...
Frandsen clears bases in walk-off win
The true blue Phillies fan, yawned through 8 innings last night, if you stuck around you were rewarded with a 9th inning comeback. The big hit supplied by pinch-hitter Kevin Frandsen cleared the bases giving the Phillies their second win of the season. What we learned from last night and the truth told in the 9th.
Truth> The bases were...
New York Mets (5-2) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (2-5)
Dillon Gee (0-1, 1.42) vs. Cliff Lee (1-0, 0.00)
Time: 7:05 PM, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 69
Media: Twitter and Facebook
After last night’s debacle, it all falls on the reliable arm of Cliff Lee to stop the bleeding. Lee will do his best to give the bullpen a break, one that comes into tonight’s game...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) Kevin Frandsen rounded first after his big hit, looked up to see all the runners circling the bases and prepared himself for a celebration.Frandsen hit a bases-clearing, three-run double with two outs in the ninth off closer Greg Holland to lift the Phillies to a 4-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night in front of the smallest crowd in Philadelphia...
Kansas City Royals vs. Philadelphia Phillies
James Shields (0-1, 1.50) vs. Cole Hamels (0-1, 9.00)
Time: 1:35 PM, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Mostly Sunny, 66
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Cole Hamels will try to rebound after a poor outing in Atlanta. Hamels will be opposed by the Royals’ ace, James Shields.
Gameday Beer: Troeg’s Nugget Nectar, suggested...
With Cole Hamels and Roy Halladay, not to mention the bullpen, really struggling out of the gate this season you would expect a good general manager to always be keeping an eye on potential options for down the road this season. Could former Phillies pitcher Roy Oswalt be a name worth keeping an eye on? If the Phillies happen to give him a call, he might be open to at least listening...
Phillies (2-4) v. NY Mets (4-2)Matchups: Monday - 7:05 - Roy Halladay v. Matt HarveyTuesday - 7:05 - Cliff Lee v. Dillon Gee Wednesday - 1:35 - Oh No, It's KK v. Jeremy HefnerMets Pitching:The first game of this series is a complete mismatch. Matt Harvey brings a 94 MPH heater, a nasty slider, and a 0.00 ERA while Roy Halladay counters with a high-80's meatball, a plethora...