Found July 12, 2013 on
Justin De Fratus
Los Angeles Angels
Thursday night, former Phillies pitcher Scott Mathieson and current Phillies writer Mandy Housenick had a very interesting exchange on Twitter. Mathieson suggested that bullpen coach Rod Nichols take over Rich Dubee’s job as pitching coach, and Housenick added that Ryan Madson and Brett Myers had similar opinions on Nichols. Earlier this season, MLB Network’s Mitch Williams also suggested that Dubee get replaced. Roy Halladay, among others, defended Dubee.
But maybe Mathieson and Williams are on to something. Dubee has been in the Phillies organization for 12 years, and nine with the major league team. It could be time to replace him, as Williams said, if only to get a new voice in the ears of the Phils’ pitchers. The starters are doing exceptionally well, and the emergence of Kyle Kendrick as a solid part of the rotation is outstanding, considering where he came from.
But the bullpen is another story. It ranks last in the NL in ERA (4.58) and walk rate. Many young arms have strugg...
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Did the Phillies Learn the Wrong Lesson from the Red Sox? From 2006 to 2011 the Philadelphia Phillies won more games each season than the season previous, raising their win total from a modest 85 to an outstanding 102. Their front office built a starting rotation headed by a trio of Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, and Cole Hamels that teams and fans around the sport would drool over...
We've seen several great fan catches at ballparks all across Major League Baseball this year, but, by and large, there's a reason that the fans are the fans and the players are the players.
For evidence of this, I point you to the Washington Nationals' 5-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday night at Citizens Bank Park.
Nats rookie Anthony Rendon stepped to...
Phillies center fielder Ben Revere broke his right foot on a foul ball before grounding into a game-ending double play in the opener of a day-night doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox on Saturday night.
Revere fell to the ground after hitting the ball off his foot, but he shook it off and stayed in. He didn't make it down the line too quickly to avoid making the last...
Ryan Howard tried to be optimistic before the season as he came back from a difficult injury, but 2013 has been a tough year so for. His numbers are way down, with .266 batting average and 11 home runs as we come up to the All Star break, and now Scott Miller is piling on as he puts together his anti-All Star team of the season’s biggest disappointments.
Few are in dire need of...
Phillies' manager Charlie Manuel said on MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM that closer Jonathan Papelbon has some occasional soreness in his hip according to Todd Zolecki and Stephen Pianovich of MLB.com.
"Every now and then, like when you work him a lot or when he works out, things like that, he has a little soreness in his hip, but it's definitely not serious,"...
During last night's Phillies - Nationals game at Citizens Bank Park the situation that Laynce Nix was signed for came up. It was late innings, time for a pinch-hitter, and the pitcher on the mound, Drew Storen, was right-handed. So, Charlie Manuel went to his lineup card and called upon......
PhilliesTags: Darin RufKevin FrandsenKyle KendrickPhilliesThe Philadelphia Phillies won the finale game of their series with the Nationals 3-1. Their record improves to 46-47.
Kyle Kendrick was in top form tonight, cruising through seven innings and allowing just one run on four hits.
Kendrick allowed his lone run during the sixth inning. The righty...
US Roster Pitchers Jesse Biddle, LHP Philadelphia Phillies – Biddle is a dominant lefty, still just 21, and at 6’4 and 225 he’s a workhorse in the making. He hasn’t...
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Kyle Kendrick outpitched All-Star Jordan Zimmermann, pinch-hitter Kevin Frandsen hit a tiebreaking double in the seventh and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 3-1 Thursday night.
Kendrick (8-6) allowed one run and five hits in seven innings to help Philadelphia take three of four from the defending NL East champions.
The Phillies are 7-3 since July 2, including...
So close, but in baseball close only gets you horseshoes and hand grenades. The Philadelphia Phillies were gaining some momentum leading up to Wednesday night game. They had won three straight for the first time since early June, the pitching was solid enough to hold the Nats to just [...]The post Phillies Swing and Miss in Bizarre Loss appeared first on Eagles Pulse.
Photo Credit: Kevin Durso, Philliedelphia I have no problem admitting that my personal belief is that the Philadelphia Phillies should come as close to "blowing up" their team as possible without venturing into that forsaken zone of mediocrity. It's part of the baseball life cycle—players get old and expensive; teams...
The Phillies gave away Game 1. They can quickly amend for it in Game 2. A stretch of excellent games in order for the Phillies against the Braves and Nationals didn't carry over to Saturday's opener. Now the Phillies (46-48) return to the field to once again face the White...
Both teams were playing like they didn’t much care for winning. But in a game full of bloopers on Thursday night, the Washington Nationals (47-45) ultimately fell victim to the Philadelphia Phillies (46-47), losing the game and the series 3-1.
The Nationals didn’t take advantage of their many potential paths to victory – failing to capitalize on four Phillies errors or...