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Cole Hamels looked fine facing a Red Sox lineup that seemed ready for opening day. John Lackey did equally well against a Phillies side with a few familiar names.
Lackey pitched five sharp innings, Hamels threw six good innings and Boston beat Philadelphia 6-1 Thursday night.
Hamels, set to start on opening day, gave up one run and four hits. He struck out five and walked two.
''Now that we're kind of playing more of the big-time guys, guys' swings are obviously a lot better,'' Hamels said.
''I think my body's starting to catch up. You build up the pitch count every five days,'' he said. ''Obviously, as spring goes on, your body starts to kind of get going.''
Hamels struck out former teammate Shane Victorino looking at a curveball to lead off the sixth.
''That's probably one of the best ones I've thrown in a really long time,'' Hamels said. ''Even with last season. So I guess I'll h...
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Against Double-A hitters in a minor league spring training game on
Friday, Bard authored the following sequence: single up the middle,
stolen base, walk, walk, strikeout, strikeout, run-scoring hit by pitch...
Charlie Manuel is the most successful manager in Philadelphia Phillies history. Manuel has more wins than any skipper in team history and the highest winning percentage of anyone that managed the team for more than 3 years. At 69 years of age, he is in the last year of his contract. Will 2013 be his final season at the helm?
Manuel has done it all for the Phillies. He won an unprecedented...
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Will Middlebrooks recently joined WEEI's Mut and Merloni show to discuss a variety of topics including his wrist injury, the young phenom Jackie Bradley Jr. and the 2013 Red Sox spring training.
Here are some highlights from the near 13 minute interview.
Feels comfortable being a vocal leader without being tossed into a trashcan, awesome...
The speculation about whether Darin Ruf would make the Phillies roster this spring can now stop. The Phillies made the decision today to option Ruf to AAA Lehigh Valley. Optioning Ruf was one of three roster moves the Phillies made on Friday.
The jury is still out on whether Darin Ruf will make the Phillies opening day roster, but odds are that at some point this season, he'll be back in Philadelphia. With big power and the ability to hit for average, Ruf could have big potential for the Phillies.
It’s one of the Boston Red Sox’ most-cherished traditions.
Each year, the Sox welcome a group of Jimmy Fund patients to escape New England’s late-winter chill and head down to sunny Florida to join the team at JetBlue Park. This isn’t just some meet and greet, either, as the kids get to show off their hitting and fielding skills with the players while spending quality time...
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Reds second basemen Brandon Phillips and Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino recently played alongside each other in the World Baseball Classic for Team USA. Apparently, the two have become pretty good pals after Victorino tweeted out the above picture of a pair of red Christian Louboutin sneakers that Phillips gave him as a gift. As you can see, the size 6.5 shoes actually...
Photo: Philliedelphia/Frank Klose With only 10 days left until the Phillies open against the Altanta Braves, some roster questions remain. With today's demotion of Darin Ruf and with Delmon Young still expected to open the season on the disabled list, the Phillies have an opening in the outfield. Further, with...
The Boston Red Sox season opener is just 12 days away and with the game against the New York Yankees quickly approaching I thought it could be fun to come up with 5 predictions about the season that are absolutely ridiculous, but in all reality have solid logic behind the thoughts. Now remember these are supposed to be absolutely ridiculous and are just predictions, if they come...
It probably seemed like a genius move in its inception to the Phillies: Instead of having kids — both young men and young women — who might have a decent chance of fielding a ball hit their way man the positions down the foul lines, why not plop some Hooters gals at those spots and see what happens?
Of course, the eye candy aspect of having Hooters gals serve as ball girls cannot...
It seems like just yesterday the entire nation was in mourning as result of the horrific events that occured in Newtown, CT. Here we are a few months later and the events that occurred in December are still fresh in the public's mind. In a league wide effort to help support those who were affected by the shooting, MLB commissioner Bud Selig has decided that all 30 teams will...