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Erik Kratz takes a hit from Chipper Jones (Photo: AP)
As John Mayberry Jr. raced toward the infield, a blooper dropped into shallow center field. He immediately fired the baseball home while Chipper Jones rounded third. The throw was a little up the line, but Erik Kratz was able to make one of the top defensive plays of the year. As soon as the ball hit the glove, Jones collided with Kratz. Kratz took a huge hit from Chipper Jones at the plate, but Kratz was able to hold on for the out. The play saved a run, but it wasn’t the only big play from Kratz that night.
The Phillies found themselves trailing 4-1 entering the top of the sixth inning. They were able to tie the game in the sixth, but the Braves quickly regained the lead.
Down by a run in the top of the ninth inning with Craig Krimbel on the mound, it looked like the Phillies were going to lose this game for sure. With two strikes, Krimbel fired a 99 mph fastball to Kratz, but Kratz drilled it to the left field seats. ...
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I love the Phillies because they are so down to earth and just very warm-hearted guys and I think Charlie Manuel is a great coach. I dont really hear anything negative about the players and when I went to the Ryan Howard Celebrities Servers event, all the players that were there treated me and my family so nice. Ryan Howard even let my son say a few words at his event, which I thought...
The Philadelphia Phillies may have only finished third in the NL East with an 81-81 record last season, but that’s not stopping Jimmy Rollins from saying that the division still belongs to his club. Rollins, who is no stranger to expressing confidence in his club, doesn’t care that the Washington Nationals were the class of the division last season. “It still runs through Philly...
Cloyd had a run for the ages in 2012 that saw him crack the super-competitive Phillies rotation. Photo: AP
Heading into 2012, the Phillies seemed to be full of starting pitching options. Doc Halladay, Cliff Lee, Cole Hamels, Vance Worley, Kyle Kendrick, and Joe Blanton were all but guaranteed to be on the Phils’ Opening Day roster barring injury while Joel Pineiro, Dave ...
PhilliesTags: Juan PierrePhilliesThe Phillies didn’t have many bright spots in 2012, but outfielder Juan Pierre was one of them.
Pierre was brought in during Spring Training as a non-roster invite, and wasn’t promised a spot on the team. However the veteran was able to play his way onto the Opening Day roster, and spent the majority of the [...](Read more...)
Thanks to La Salle University's David Grzybowski for providing video of the Philadelphia Phillies Double-A team's rebranding into the Reading Fightin' Phils. The uniforms are pretty sweet and I love the ostrich as the mascot, very minor league-esque. Phillies organizational good soldier Mike Spidale was the model, he of 1407 minor league hits over 13 seasons.
The Florida Marlins have signed Juan Pierre, Craig Mish of Sirius 210 XM reports (and later confirmed by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports). The terms of the deal are not yet known. This is probably not the signing Marlins' fans were looking for after the team traded just about every decent player on the roster, but Pierre will definitely will the team.
Pierre signed a minor league deal...
Phils hurler Tyler Cloyd is one of many players that rely on superstitions
Baseball players are known for being some of the quirkiest of all athletes and, as such, they typically seem to be the most superstitious.
Many people feel that superstitions and sports go hand in hand. The habits and things players believe can bring good luck or serve up bad luck are embedded deeply in the...
Nearly 10 years later to the day to that the Florida Marlins first acquired Juan Pierre, he returns to them, this time in Miami on a 1 year $1.6M contract. A decade ago (November 16, 2002), the Marlins got both Pierre and Mike Hampton in a trade with the Colorado Rockies.He'll fill the leadoff void for the Fish and presumably play LF. Last year with the Phillies he hit .307...
This former Phucco (Phillies + Bucco) obviously valued his religion, as his signature was also accompanied by a Bible verse.Romans 10:9That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.Go ahead, and name that saint Phillie...
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After dumping more than half of their players in a pathetic attempt to rebuild their sh***y team, the Miami Marlins have reportedly made an acquisition to make up for it. According to Sirius XM's Craig Mish, the Marlins have agreed to a contract with former Phillie Juan Pierre.
Pierre, 35, signed a minor-league deal with the Phillies last off season, but played in the big leagues...
According to multiple sources, Juan Pierre has agreed to a one-year, $1.6 million contract.
The 35-year-old outfielder will be making his second stint with the organization, offering veteran leadership, a tremendous work ethic and speed.
Pierre appeared in 130 games with the Phillies in 2012, batting .307 with 37 stolen bases.
Entering his 14th big league season, Pierre previously...
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How is the former MVP spending his first days of retirement? By watching 'JFK' and live-tweeting what he thinks really happened in Dallas on that infamous day.
Half of the NL is in pursuit of Upton. Photo: AP
Per Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, B.J. Upton reportedly met with the Phillies this week. Upton has been on a mini-tour of teams in the NL East this week, also reportedly meeting with the Braves earlier this week and the Nationals today. We reported on Monday that executives believed the Phillies would try to move quick to sign a center...