Found September 08, 2013 on Phillies Nation:
Did you know: the man with the $100+ million arm, Hamels, has been one of the top 10 pitchers in the National League once again? Photo by Ian Riccaboni Cole Hamels will take the hill today for the Phillies with an ugly 6-13 record and a 3.50 ERA, good for only 27th best in the NL. With a contract of at least $112.5 million remaining through the 2018 season, Hamels’ 2013 season has been talked about on some talk-radio outlets as an early indicator of a bad contract. Yet, his 2013 season puts him among the top-10 in the National League in FanGraphs’ version of WAR among starting pitchers and his second half has been down-right nasty. It can be very tough to look beyond the ugly exterior numbers – with one win for every two losses and an ERA over 3.50, Hamels doesn’t exactly scream $20 million dollar pitcher. But Hamels has been nearly exactly the same pitcher he has always been and that pitcher has been worth $20 million. Durability and Reliability Since his first full season with the...

Phillies Sweep Braves on Ruf’s 8th Inning Homer

Cole Hamels actually got lucky. It’s about time. Hamels went eight innings, giving up two runs on two hits while striking out nine in the Phillies 3-2  Another solid performance that dropped his ERA to 3.45. It’s almost going unnoticed how great he has been. His only blemishes came off the bat of Evan Gattis. The mule-strong Gattis hit the longest home run in Citizens Bank Park...

2014 Preview of Phillies Offense Before 2013 is Over?

Reports have Ryan Howard and Ben Revere heading to the Florida Instructional League, in hopes of playing for the Phillies again before the season is over.  Dom Brown is also nursing a bruised Achilles, but will likely continue his quest for 30 homeruns before game 162 is played.  All three play prominently into the club's 2014 plans.  Should they return before 2013 wraps up...

Freddy Galvis Walks It Off

Freddy Galvis, who homered to give the Phillies the victory, is interviewed after receiving a shaving cream pie. (Photo Credit: AP) Freddy Galvis had a night to remember.  With Jimmy Rollins having the night off, Galvis had a chance to prove his worth.  He did just that as he went 4-for-5, including a walk-off home run. Kyle Kendrick pitched well for the Phillies, lasting six innings...

Phillies Sweep Braves Behind Hamels and Ruf

An odd thing happened today.  The Phillies actually showed signs of life as they swept the division leading Braves in a 3-game series.  Inspired baseball is not something we have seen a lot of this year, so this game was a real treat. On top of his game again, Cole Hamels pitched 8 innings, allowing only 2 solo homers, both of which were absolutely murdered off the bat of Evan...

Cole Hamels Looks To Give Phillies Series Sweep Against Braves, Maholm

Last night's game was so cool. After back and forth play - including a blown save by Jonathan Papelbon, the Phillies came back on top with a walkoff solo home run in the ninth inning. The Phillies, still 12 games under .500, will send out Cole Hamels (6-13, 3.50 ERA)...

Brooms-A-Plenty At Citizens Bank Park

The Phillies did themselves one better a day after winning on a walk off home run. Cole Hamels got the start in search of win number seven, a very crooked number considering how well he’s pitched this season. He turned in a strong showing, allowing just two runs on exactly two hits in eight strong […]

Ruf 's homer lifts Phillies over Braves 3-2

Darin Ruf hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the eighth inning to back a strong outing by starting pitcher Cole Hamels and lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 3-2 victory and three-game sweep over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday. Hamels (7-13) gave up just two hits, both homers, and two runs over eight innings. He struck out nine and walked two. He retired the side in order four times...

#Phillies in Game Question: Should Kendrick Stay or Go?

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Kyle Kendrick just had yet another pedestrian performance tonight against the Braves. As the Phillies rebuild for 2014, should Kyle Kendrick be part of their plans or should they move on from the enigmatic right hander? Make the click to Philadelphia’s BEST sports talk radio on MTR Radio and follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Phillies' Domonic Brown has no set time to return

One of the few bright spots on the 2013 Philadelphia Phillies is the emergence of left fielder Domonic Brown. However, he could possibly miss the remainder of the season although that is not certain. Brown suffered a right Achilles tendon strain on August 30 and has made only two pinch hit appearances since then. Phillies interim manager Ryne Sandberg said that he will not rush...

Will Roy Halladay become Jamie Moyer or Steve Carlton?

Most people cringe when they hear Roy Halladay say the M-word (Moyer, of course), but not me. Jamie Moyer is one of my favorite pitchers of all-time and do you know why? Because he won with effort and smarts, not super human, God-given ability. I’m fascinated to watch Doc attempt to transform himself for the second time, because if he can keep his ERA under four with this velocity...

FINALLY A Phillies Player Roots For The Eagles!

Jonathan Pettibone should be a politician. Pettibone knows how to navigate in the town in which he works. Chris Christie, Governor of New Jersey, recently upset half of his state by making comments that he "hates" the Phillies. Lets go eagles!!!

Galvis homers in ninth to lift Phils over Braves

Freddy Galvis hit a game-ending homer with one out in the ninth inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-5 win over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night. Atlanta had trailed 5-3 going into the ninth but Andrelton Simmons hit a two-out two-run homer off Jonathan Papelbon (5-1) who blew his seventh save in 32 opportunities. Galvis who had four hits got Papelbon the win by...

Chooch's 3 RBIs, Freddy's Walkoff Propel Phillies Win

Photo Credit: Andrew Gillen After the pitching matchup we saw dominate last night, tonight's game looked to have a bit more scoring. Kyle Kendrick has been highly inconsistent in his last dozen starts, with most of them being of the disappointing variety. Alex Wood, having a competitive season from all...

Freddy G Walks Phillies Off

The Phillies took full advantage of the opportunity to win a series against the National League East leading Atlanta Braves on Saturday night. While it was not pretty, it gave yet another glimpse into not only the young nucleus this organization will field moving forward, but also the heart and swagger that they’ve been sorely […]

Week in Review

As Labor Day passes by and fans turn their attention to football, non-competitive often takes a back seat. With the Philadelphia Phillies sitting 21.5 games out of first place, this sort of situation is not one that Phillie fans have been accustomed too these last five years. Nonetheless, they followed up a series loss against […]
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