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The trades of Shane Victorino and Hunter Pence, along with the waiver of Joe Blanton, tells you all you need to know about the 2012 Phillies. They be sellers. Plus September is at hand. Time to find out who can play and who can’t. John Mayberry Jr. was walking his way out the door when he got hot, clouding the picture. Nate Schierholtz, who knows if he can play since he got hurt? He will need September to show if he can play. He won’t hurt, but the question is can he help make a push. From Aces Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee were pitching poorly, the usual sound defense was inconsistent, and without Utley and Howard, the offense sputtered. The bullpen, except for closer Jonathan Papelbon, was atrocious. Only veteran left-hander Cole Hamels (14-6, 2.99 ERA) and catcher Carlos Ruiz (.335, 14 homers, 58 RBIs) have had outstanding seasons. To add to the team’s woes this season, the Phillies’ string of 257 consecutive sellouts at Citizens Bank Park ended on Aug. 6. At the All-S...

Minor League Monster- Darin Ruf

Darin Ruf 2012 Reading Phillies- .316/1.023, 88 R, 145 H, 31 DBL, 35 HR, 95 RBI.He leads all of minor league baseball in homeruns, is 3rd in OPS, and is close to cracking the top 10 in RBI.  He's done all this in the Double-A Eastern League that is regarded as having very fair parks (not hitter friendly like the Texas League or Pacific Coast League).  Ruf is not considered...

Darin Ruf Gets Shaving Cream Treatment After Record-Setting Home Run

Earlier tonight, Reading Phillies OF Darin Ruf hit his 37th home run of the season. The home run tied him with Ryan Howard for the single-season record at Reading. The Reading Phils ended up winning the game against the Binghamton Mets, 12-5.  After the game, Ruf was given the old shaving cream treatment by his teammates.  Because the video would not show up in this post,...

Philadelphia Phillies: 2012 ERA for the NL East at game 130

Tyler Cloyd of the Philadelphia Phillies is the newest member in the rotation.  How do other recent additions in the NL East match up with him?  The Apocalyptic Horsemen Stats are in my recent coverage linked below. TAL’S HANDY STATS   WELCOME, NEWCOMERS: 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...

Here's a Phillies Fan Covered in Lipstick who Should Be Committed

NY Mets 9, Philadelphia Phillies 4, this girl who covered her face in lipstick, 0. Your browser does not support iframes. Why not click the Google +1 & the retweet buttons? **Follow us on... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Gameday: Mets (60-69) at Phillies (61-68)

New York Mets (60-69) at Philadelphia Phillies (61-68) Matt Harvey (2-3, 2.75) vs. Tyler Cloyd (MLB debut) Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park TV: CSN Weather: Mostly Sunny, 82 Media: Twitter and Facebook Exactly this time five years ago, the Phillies completed an amazing four-game sweep against the New York Mets, which turned out to be the beginning of a miraculous comeback in the...

Matt Harvey Out Duels Tyler Cloyd In Debut, Phillies Lose

Final: Mets 3, Phillies 2. WP: Matt Harvey (3-3, 2.76 ERA) LP: Tyler Cloyd (0-1, 4.50 ERA) SV: Frank Francisco (22 SV, 5.94 ERA) Earlier today, the Phillies scratched Cole Hamels from his start due to an illness. In order to fill that spot, they soon called up Tyler Cloyd, a AAA pitcher who had been cruising through the minor leagues this season. Many young players have come...

Cloyd Out-dueled by Harvey in Debut

The Phillies dropped their second straight to the New York Mets, losing 3-2.  Tyler Cloyd pitched well, but was out-dueled by fellow rookie Matt Harvey. CLOYD IMPRESSIVE DURING DEBUT -Tyler Cloyd made the “emergency start” due to Cole Hamels’ illness.  Cloyd was called up, and pitched fairly well in his debut.  He went six innings, allowing three runs on seven hits.  He...

Mets 9, Phillies 5 (10)

PHILADELPHIA -- Kelly Shoppach hit a two-run homer during a four-run outburst in the 10th inning to lead the New York Mets to a 9-5 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night. Shoppach had hit an RBI double with two outs in the eighth inning off Antonio Bastardo to tie it at 5-5. He homered off B.J. Rosenberg (0-2) in the 10th after Ike Davis hit a tiebreaking RBI double...

Mets 3, Phillies 2

PHILADELPHIA -- Lucas Duda hit a go-ahead two-run homer and then preserved the lead with an excellent defensive play to back Matt Harvey and lift the New York Mets to a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night. Harvey (3-3) allowed two runs and six hits in 6 1-3 innings to help the Mets to their fourth straight victory and fifth consecutive win at Citizens Bank...
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