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Charlie Manuel and Cliff Lee meet in the dugout after Lee allowed a two-run double to Elian Herrera in Tuesday night's 2-1 loss to the Dodgers. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Cliff Lee’s 2-2 curveball floated right down Broadway. Elian Herrera lofted it in the air. It was trouble when it left the bat.
On a warmer day, as is usually customary in June, it would have been 10 rows deep in the stands. Then again, so would Ty Wigginton’s loud final out to end the first inning.
Instead, Juan Pierre had a play on this bal and missed it. Two runs scored and Lee remained winless in 2012.
I was on twitter last night when that happened. The onslaught of tweets that came in only angered me more. Several of them were about the pitch Lee had thrown. Most of them involved blaming the Phillies star pitcher.
As fans of this team, a team that has won five straight division titles, signed the big-name players and sold out 233 straight games for a reason, you have every right to be mad. You have every reas...
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I think I know why Phillies fans drink so much at games. Cliff Lee gave up the lead in the eighth and the Phillies could not comeback, losing 2-1 to the Dodgers on Tuesday night.OH, CLIFF -Cliff Lee basically had to be perfect tonight and for the most part, he was. Except for one lousy pitch. And that’s what this season has become. It has become a joke. It has become a season of...
If April showers bring May flowers, then what does June bring? The only thing I know for sure is that for Cliff Lee, June has not yet brought him a win. That is 9 starts, a 2.92 ERA and a 0-3 record. Yikes.
And it is not that Lee has not deserved a win; the Phillies offense has simply not scored for him. In Lee’s 9 starts, the Phillies have scored a total of 16 runs while he was...
Cliff Lee in June, 2011: 5-0, 0.21 ERA. Lee's month of June last year was quite frankly the greatest month I've ever seen a pitcher have. I'm sure Cliff Lee was tired of losing or getting a no-decision, so he pitched like his dominant self tonight. However, the offense would continue to fail him.
Hunter Pence has been struggling...
Genius:Watch Charlie Manuel Read Phillies Players’ Tweets Out Loud
The topic of this is a little silly. Of course Cliff Lee will win a game this year. But the lack of support given to him by the Phillies offense has been comical. Last night, Lee threw the team onto his back, shutting out the Dodgers for seven innings while allowing just three baserunners, and striking out 12 hitters. Of course, the eighth inning comes along and Lee allows four...
Phillies manager Charlie Manuel provided the best soundbite of the 2012 season yesterday afternoon when he said no one is afraid of the Phillies.
He isn’t kidding. The Phillies not only do not play with swagger anymore, but they expect to lose. That has been the theme of the season so far.
After watching them play lousy for most of this season, it wasn’t a surprise they...
Los Angeles Dodgers (33-21) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (28-26) Vance Worley (3-2, 3.07) vs. Clayton Kershaw (4-3, 2.42)Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park TV: CSN, ESPN Weather: Partly Cloudy, 59 Media: Twitter and FacebookUTLEY UPDATE: Charlie Manuel announced that Chase Utley took part in extended spring training today. He went 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, and a single as...
Manly. —– @ChadMoriyama Please, please, please GIF the tag by Ruiz on Herrera. Please. — Matt R (@3_2count) June 7,
Sorry Cliff Lee. Thanks Elian Herrera and Juan Pierre. Chad Billingsley says what’s up
When Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel wrote out his lineup card Thursday morning, the highlight was the last name he penciled in: Cole Hamels. On a day game after a night game, Manuel gave his hot-hitting catcher and current cleanup hitter Carlos Ruiz the day off, and, in turn, was left with another hole in the middle of his lineup and what amounted to his worst defensive...
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1. I'm still not tired of this song.
2. "Here's my numbers, so draft me maybe" -- adorable.
3. The MLB Fan Cave has some really fun videos this year. Did you see Charlie Manuel reading tweets? Or Jeff Francoeur on the streets of NYC trying to get people to vote for the All-Star game?
The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Philadelphia Phillies have made a lot of history together over the last few years, with the Phils being the sole beneficiary of the past.
Four years ago, Philadelphia defeated Los Angeles four-games-to-one in the National League Championship Series and went on to the World Series. The Phils eventually won the Fall Classic for the first time...
The Philadelphia Phillies lost their third straight game yesterday after losing 4-3 to the Los Angeles Dodgers. And while Phillies players are undoubtedly frustrated with their play, Jonathon Papelbon was more frustrated with home umpire D.J. Reyburn.
Papelbon believed that he struck out Dee Gordon just one pitch before giving up a triple to Gordon that tied the game. Gordon then...