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Rumors of Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard’s power demise may have been greatly exaggerated. He’s only yanked one home run since May 7. By all counts his recovery from an Achilles heel injury has sapped some of his power as he struggles in his lower half. But not on this jack. Ryan Howard treats both fans in the upper deck and a kid holding up a sign saying “ALL I WANT FOR MY BIRTHDAY IS A HOMERUN FROM HOWARD”. Credit: MLB.com & Comcast Sports Network Howard shows he can still get a hold of one off of Washington Nationals Dan Haren. Watch via MLB.com: The kid even had the foresight to paint “Thank You” on the other side of the sign: Credit: MLB.com & Comcast Sports Network - David Whitlock (@lhd_on_sports) Follow us on Twitter @rbts_baseball The post WATCH: Philadelphia Phillies Ryan Howard crushes a ball to upper deck appeared first on Reading Between The Seams.
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The Big Piece is showing signs of his 2009 form. Photo by: Ian Riccaboni
Pop quiz: Over the last seven days, which Phillie has led the team in on-base percentage? How about the last 14 days? 30 days?
If you guessed Ryan Howard, you cheated. Or figured it out by reading the title.
Over the last 30 days, Howard has reached base at a nearly .400 clip (.398), good for 17th in the MLB...
Even though Veterans Stadium is gone, as it was demolished in 2004, the City of Philadelphia is still paying off the debt they owe on the stadium.According to The Philly Post, the city still owes $183,000 on it, some 49 years after the city first approved the project for the stadium with a $25 million bond in 1964. Construction began in 1967 and the stadium opened in 1971. After...
The Philadelphia Phillies have activated left-handed starter John Lannan from the 15-day disabled list after having missed two months due to a strained left quad. The 28-year-old will return to the Philadelphia rotation.
To make room on the active roster for Lannan, the Phillies have placed left-handed reliever Jeremy Horst on the 15-day disabled list due to a left elbow strain....
Ruf Watches his Drive During April in Lehigh Valley.
The Philadelphia Phillies record going into their game Sunday stands at 33-36 and 7 1/2 games behind the Atlanta Braves who are leading the NL East. With this being said, where do the Phillies go from here? Do they continue to play sub .500 baseball, do they make some big time trades by trading the likes of a Cliff Lee, Chase Utley...
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With June wrapping up soon and July on the way, I’ll be looking into some trade targets and rumors surrounding the Giants and A’s until they actually do (or do not) happen.
Cliff Lee is having quite the season.The Giants are short a starting pitcher. Hey, perfect!
This is what I’m assuming most fans are thinking...
Before the Phillies embarked on a 10-game road trip I laid out my expectations if I was to continue to believe this team might be capable of turning things around enough to make a postseason push something worth considering possible. As I reiterated last Monday, that was for the Phillies to pick up no fewer than six wins with stops in Milwaukee, Minnesota and Colorado. Seven wins...
Most of these blog ideas start off with a weird tangent. In today’s case, Roobs made an off-hand statement that Cubs fans seem to prefer Ruben Amaro Jr. as their general manager. Amaro is now the GM of the Philadelphia Phillies, who as recently as a couple years ago were perennial contenders with a strong core that has since faded. The core of that team was built by Pat Gillick...
The Phillies were able to get first round pick J.P. Crawford to sign for a bonus right at the slot value, giving them a little bit of wiggle room for other signings. Crawford is a high school shortstop out of Lakewood, California.
At a time the Phillies are in desperate need of a pick-me-up, they are getting one. Carlos Ruiz has been activated from the disabled list. Ruiz appeared in games Saturday and Sunday in Lehigh Valley with the Iron Pigs. Cameron Rupp caught last night's game against the Toledo Mud Hens....
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The 1993 Philadelphia Phillies, a group of misfits with some sprinkled in talent, with personalities that reflected the fans who rode the wave with them. 1993...
Domonic Brown hit an RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 5-4 on Monday night.
The Nationals tied it at 4 when Chad Tracy hit a solo homer with two outs in the ninth off closer Jonathan Papelbon (1-0). It was the first blown save for Papelbon, who had converted his previous 13 chances.
The Phillies' two-game winning streak was wiped away rather quickly and easily, as the Rockies rode a six-run first inning on Saturday to a 10-5 win. Gone too were the Phillies recent gains in the division from Friday's comeback win with the Nationals and Braves both pulling out late victories....
Washington Nationals (34-35) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (34-37)
Ross Detwiler (2-4, 3.02) vs. Cliff Lee (8-2, 2.55)
TIME: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park
WEATHER: 70, rain
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After a walkoff win by Domonic Brown yesterday, more good news. Carlos Ruiz is back. But more bad news, too. The rain is staying, the game is delayed to start, and the showers will likely...