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Heading into the 2008 draft, Baseball America concluded their scouting report on Long Beach State right-hander Vance Worley by saying this:
Command is the primary concern with Worley, not in terms of walks but in quality of pitches and efficiency, as he frequently finds himself in deep counts. Wi...
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Philadelphia Phillies ace Roy Halladay was away from the team for personal reasons Thursday following an uncharacteristic performance Wednesday night in which he surrendered a 6-0 lead.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the 34-year-old is healthy, but has left the club due to a family issue. He is expected to rejoin the team Friday in Washington, D.C.
He reportedly told manager...
Manager Charlie Manuel was ejected from the Phillies' game against the Nationals in the first inning after an unusual disputed call.
Washington's Bryce Harper was batting Friday with one runner on when he checked his swing on Kyle Kendrick's 3-1 pitch. Plate umpire Rob Drake called a ball, and Harper trotted to first. Catcher Carlos Ruiz pointed toward third base, in...
Ryan Howard of the Philadelphia Phillies hit 58 bombs during his first full season, which puts him in the paragraph with 2 superstars. Who are those 2? I’ll give you a brief appraisal before a 1-question poll. Howard is definitely not in this small circle and no active major leaguers are either.
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Penthouse Occupancy for the 4-0 triumph...
When the umpires become the big story of a game, something is very wrong. But that is what happened in tonight’s Phillies – Nationals game starting immediately in the first inning of an eventual 4-3 Phils loss.
With the Nats 19-year old newbie at the plate in the 1st, the home plate ump gave him a walk on a check swing that was not a check swing. Even without replay, you could...
The Phillies took Strasburg deep twice, it just wasn't enough.There is indeed something special about these Washington Nationals. They remind me a lot of the Phillies when they finally gave into the call for the youngsters. The Phillies fought back all night but ultimately fell short 4-3 in the 11th inning.Strasburg’ed – Hunter Pence homered off Stephen Strasburg in the...
Kyle Kendrick of the Philadelphia Phillies is a temporary starter. How do the fill-ins for Washington match-up with the locals? The Apocalyptic Horsemen Stats are in my recent coverage linked below.
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I am alternating a game-day 2012 ERA For The NL East and a 2012 ERA For The MLB 5. See link section below. In each publication, the number...
As if Friday night’s gut wrenching loss was not enough, the Phillies stunk up Nationals park again today. With only 5 hits in the game, the lone RBI came off a sac fly from Carlos Ruiz in the 4th inning. If you fell asleep after that, you missed nothing.
By the 5th inning, I found myself wishing I had taken a nap instead as pitcher Vance Worley had his first really bad outing of...
Jonathan Papelbon - 11 G, 11 IP, 11 K, 9 SV, 0.82 ERA and WHIP. Awesome.The Rest - 2 W, 5 L, 54.1 IP, 39K, 4 BLSV, 4.97 ERA, 1.55 WHIP. Bad bullpen.A bad bullpen and Charlie Manuel's bullpen management are a recipe for a season without playoffs. I am not saying that will be the outcome for the Phillies in 2012, just a bit of foreshadowing...
After a 4-2 win over the Braves on Tuesday night, the Phillies felt good entering Wednesday’s game. The offense was finally starting to score runs and they would have ace pitcher Roy Halladay on the mound. Even better, they took a 6-0 lead into the 5th inning.
Placido Polanco just kept getting hits and Shane Victorino road his coat tails. Then Laynce Nix smashed a bases-clearing...
A three-hit complete game shutout by Joe Blanton, thus giving the bullpen a much needed day off, lead the Phils to a series win over the Braves, 4-0.
The Phils took the lead in the first as, with runners on the corners, and with one man out, Hunter Pence hits a sacrifice fly, scoring Jimmy Rollins, who had earlier singled, moved up to second base on Juan Pierre’s bunt single, then...
Philadelphia Phillies ace Roy Halladay was away from the team for
personal reasons Thursday following an uncharacteristic performance
Wednesday night in which he surrendered a 6-0 lead.
This used to be the part of the schedule that we loved. A 3-game set against our favorite crash test dummies, the Washington Nationals. This is not the same old Nationals team, though. Philly fans are used to the Nats being our punching bag, a team that the Phillies use to pad their division lead. That’s probably not going to be the case anymore though.
The Philadelphia Phillies have...
The term prospect is typically reserved for younger players who display considerable talent in the minor leagues and tends to skip those players that might be of a more advanced age. The omission associated with the way older players can be overlooked doesn’t bother 25-year-old Reading Phillies first baseman Darin Ruf, who has developed into an impact player and has proven to...
This series with the Phillies has been marked with a bullet on the calendar of Nationals fans since February. The Nationals wanted to pack Nationals Park with their own fans, and not Phillies fans, during this series. We'll see how good they did this weekend, as the first place Nationals host the fourth place Phillies in Washington's first real divisional test this year....