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Houston Astros vs. Philadelphia Phillies Time: 1:05 pm, Osceola County Stadium – Kissimmee, FL Weather: Sunny, 77 TV: Sorry folks, this one’s not on TV today. Follow Phillies Nation on TwitterThe Phils look for two in a row with Cole Hamels taking the hill for the Fightins. Dom Brown (3-12, 2 XBH, no Ks) gets his first start since injuring his thumb, while Scott Podsednik, Michael Martinez, and Freddy Galvis keep their Spring Training consecutive games streak alive at 12.Notes: The Vanimal threw 4 innings of no hit ball yesterday with 8 Ks in a dominating performance. Pat Misch followed with 2 more innings of no hit ball. The Pirates did not achieve their first hit until the 7th when David Herndon gave up an infield single to Gorkys Hernandez. Hector Luna hit his second home run of the spring and continues to surprise. Luna can plan third base and, with Pete Orr, is an option should Placido Polanco miss time. Luna has played in every spring game to this point and is hitting .211 wi...
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As Ryan Howard navigates through the clubhouse in a walking boot, it's clear the big slugger won't be in the Philadelphia Phillies' lineup anytime soon.
So who's on first?
That's a question manager Charlie Manuel still has to figure out in spring training. A combination of four players will try to fill the void, including 41-year-old Jim Thome, who is nearing...
The Phillies have a fair amount of depth, but it apparently is not enough. Sources tell CSN Philly's Jim Salisbury that the Phillies are looking for more depth in the infield. Salisbury notes that the team was looking for help prior to Michael Martinez's injury in Tuesday's game against Houston.
What does this all mean?
It means the team is concerned. Ryan Howard and...
A Philadelphia fan site of Facebook asked “Did We Expect Too Much out of John Mayberry?”
Give the guy a break.
He is not Juan Pierre, Scott Podsednik or even Domonic Brown.
Yeah, I said it, Domonic Brown.
Brown, with a chance to make the big league squad with a good spring, only has 10 at bats and is hitting .200.
Mayberry is hitting only .217, but has 23 at bats.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Philadelphia Phillies Time: 1:05 pm, McKechnie Field – Bradenton, FL Weather: 10% Chance of Showers, 77 TV: Sorry folks, this one’s not on TV today. Follow Phillies Nation on TwitterAfter a loss and a tie yesterday, the Phils reconvene in Bradenton, FL to match up with the Bucs. Juan Pierre looks to bounce back after an ugly day (0-5, 6 LOB) while Scott...
As the Phillies are approaching the middle of spring training, the time is coming to an end for some. Todd Zolecki reports that the Philadelphia Phillies have sent nine players to the team's minor league camp.
Pitchers Dave Bushm Austin Hyatt, B.J. Rosenberg and Pat Misch were all reassigninged to minor league camp, while the team optioned infielders Harold Garcia and Cesar...
Yesterday, Phillies beat writer David Murphy declared that is was “CMGPOATOD…Charlie Manuel Gets Pissed Off At The Offense Day.” Apparently, the 4-4 game against the Tigers is what set off the usually good-natured Chuck.
Over the years, it has become painfully obvious that this team is not performing up to par on offense. But it is still Spring Training, so why all the fuss...
Minnesota Twins vs. Philadelphia Phillies Time: 1:05 pm, Brighthouse Field – Clearwater, FL Weather: Sunny, 79 TV: The Comcast Network Follow Phillies Nation on TwitterThe Doctor is in. Roy Halladay will start today’s match-up against the Twins’ Jason Marquis.David Hale reported the first round of roster cuts today. Dave Bush, Austin Hyatt, Pat Misch, JC Ramirez, and BJ Rosenberg...
Freddy Galvis came into camp thinking there was no way he would be making the Phillies team unless something happened to Jimmy Rollins. Now, there is another path - perhaps a much clearer path - to the majors for Galvis.
Roy Halladay was yanked in the third inning after getting rocked in the Minnesota Twins' 6-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday.
Halladay allowed five runs and seven hits, including two homers, in 2 2-3 innings. Halladay gave up a long three-run homer to Chris Parmelee in the third. He left after walking the next batter on four pitches.
It was a rare sight...
It’s prospect season again. I’ve had my rankings listed on team pages, but have been horrible about keeping those up to date. As I mentioned on the pages, I’m looking at other rankings when I make mine (along with scouting reports and my own opinion). Now the Houston Astros.
For the top 20, I’ve listed them according to my ranking. I’ve also listed the rankings of other...
There are signs of hope in Astroland. No, you’re not going to win the World Series this decade. Don’t be silly. You do have a new owner, though, and a new general manager in Jeff Luhnow, formerly of the world champion Cardinals organization.
You could do worse. This is also the Astros’s last season in the National League as they will move to the American League West and even...
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- Livan Hernandez pitched five scoreless innings for Houston and Brian Bixler's three-run homer in the 10th lifted the Astros over the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 Tuesday.
Bixler had two hits, drove in four runs and stole a base.
Domonic Brown's home run in the top of the 10th put the Phillies ahead.
Hernandez gave up five hits, walked none and struck...