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Monday, 7:05 - Vanimal v. Ben SheetsTuesday, 7:05 - Ol' Girl Parts v. Mike MinorWednesday, 7:05 - Oh great, it's KK v. Tim HudsonA week ago, the Phillies faced these same three pitchers and got swept in Atlanta. The Phillies are 16 back of first in the NL East and 12.5 back in the Wild Card.Yet, I'd be a happy Phillies fan if the team would just release Michael Martinez and re-sign Mike Fontenot. What joke...Anyways, I got to thinking about Cliff Lee and his horrible, no-good, crummy luck and I remembered back to a post I did about two years ago. Since I can't bring myself to write much about the Phillies and since we probably could all use a little laugh, after the jump I've re-posted my sarcastic take on luck and pitching. Enjoy.Luck FactorWe here at WSBGMs are notorious baseball statheads. We really enjoy looking at and comparing UZR, BABIP, etc. We absolutely LOVE taking these stats and extrapolating grand theories and meanings with complete disregard to the ...
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Dan Uggla is showing signs of life.
He had a two-RBI game on July 30. There was another one on Aug. 4.
And then there was his two-hit game on Monday.
Uggla, to borrow an unflattering nickname from online commentators, is still Struggla, but he has a pulse.
For Braves fans, there is hope that he is emerging from another one of his funks and will add another potent bat for the...
Chipper Jones announced during Spring Training that 2012 would be his final year, and he is sticking to his story, even though he is providing not only offensive production but the heart and soul of the Atlanta Braves.
He may be 40, but Chipper leads the team with a .320 average, .396 on-base percentage and .516 slugging percentage, all the while cranking 10 homers and 48 RBIs in...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Ben Sheets pitched into the eighth inning and Jason Heyward homered to lead the streaking Atlanta Braves to a 6-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday night.
Sheets (4-1) had his longest outing since joining Atlanta's rotation on July 15 after missing all of last season due to Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. He allowed one run on seven...
Cole Hamels must be the stopper that the Philadelphia Phillies need tonight. Or will the losing streak against the Tomahawks continue?
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I will publish after every battle that is not washed out. I will have many summer-long highlights of puzzle pieces, especially important after drubbings and defeats. If you were directed here by a feed...
Since returning after spending half the season on the DL, Ryan Howard has not had much luck getting his bat going. He struck out 3 times in today’s Phillies - Diamondbacks game and each time, the boos got louder. But in the 9th, Howard would redeem himself with a walk-off single to hand the Phillies a 5-4 victory and the series win.
Prior to that, Howard was not the only one hearing...
Phillies prospect Tyler Cloyd went 3-0 with a 1.80 ERA at AA Reading this season. So, the Phillies promoted him to AAA Lehigh Valley. At AAA he is 11-1 with a 1.93 ERA. So, in all that makes him 14-1 with a 1.93 ERA.
I thought it was a foregone conclusion that when Joe Blanton was traded to the Dodgers on Friday that Cloyd would get a chance. He will not.
When Kyle Kendrick...
The Philadelphia Phillies announced that they have released veteran infielder Mike Fontenot. He was designated for assignment earlier this week.
Fontenot, 32, hit .289/.343/.340 with 1 HR, 5 RBI's and a 85 OPS+ in 105 plate appearances with the Phillies in 2012.
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ATLANTA (AP) -- Chipper Jones had two hits and scored the go-ahead run on a sixth-inning wild pitch in his final game against Houston, and the Braves beat the Astros 6-1 Sunday to finish an 8-2 homestand.
With the score 1-1 in the sixth, Jones singled and took third on singles by Freddie Freeman and Davis Ross. Jones scored on a pitch from Bud Norris (5-9) that sailed over catcher...
While his long-term future in Philadelphia might seem uncertain, Cliff Lee is likely to remain in a Phillies uniform for the remainder of this season.
Looking to build on one of his best starts of 2012, Lee tries to help the Phillies to a second consecutive victory and home series win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday.
In the midst of his own frustrating season, rumors swirled...
The Atlanta Braves' inability to beat the Philadelphia Phillies contributed to their late collapse last year.
The Braves appear poised for a different ending to this campaign and look to extend their recent dominance over the Phillies on Monday night with help from right-hander Ben Sheets.
Atlanta failed to capture a second straight playoff berth in 2011 because of an 8-18...
It was fun while it lasted, but we all knew it would come to an end sometime. The Phillies home sellout streak came to a close yesterday with a total of 257 consecutive games and 273 including the postseason. That means if you were at Sunday’s game like I was, you are now part of history: Game #257. It was the last day of a great era in Phillies baseball.
Jimmy Rollins told the...
Looks a little empty, doesn't it? The park is currently holding 41,665 fans. The Phillies had sold out 257 consecutive games, the second longest in the majors (Fenway Park has been sold out for 773 straight games) before it all came to a halt tonight. Counting the postseason, the streak went to 273 games. Sellouts count for tickets sold, not fans who show up. It may have looked...
When the Hunter Pence trade went down, many people said, "Not until I get my bobblehead first!" The Phillies responded by declaring that the Hunter Pence bobblehead night is still on as planned. My first thought is that I would have liked to have one still to add to my bobblehead collection, that is missing none of the popular giveaways since...
Ever wonder what Charlie Manuel and Chase Utley’s kids would look like? Weel here is a Charlie Utley face mosh!
Carlos Ruiz Welcome to the week 18 waiver wire. This is your fancy introduction. All statistics compiled prior to Monday’s games. Ownership percentages are in parenthesis. Many fantasy baseball owners took a hit this weekend when Phillies’ catcher Carlos Ruiz was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis. “Chooch” will likely miss 4-to-6 weeks, or, the remainder of the head-to...