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John Mayberry Jr. is struggling in the early going. (MLB)Maybe you’re with me in that you keep telling yourself “it’s early.” Well, that’s true, but it doesn’t make this awful-tasting pill any easier to swallow.What we’re presently seeing from the Phillies is just bad baseball – there is no way to sugarcoat that. In the final game of the Giants series, defensive blunders cost the Phillies a game that was so magnificently pitched by Cliff Lee, it deserves it’s own wing in the Phillies Hall of Fame. Perhaps I’m being too generous, but you don’t often see performances like that; and they don’t usually result in a loss.Here are some things I’m seeing…——————-Let’s travel back to Tuesday night. This situation has been giving me nightmares and sums up the Phillies inabilities in a nut-shell.With the bases loaded and no outs in the sixth inning, the Phillies managed one run. And that was on a lazy fly ball off the bat of Carlos Ruiz. How did the Phillies have just one guy tou
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Since Jonathan Papelbon joined the Philadelphia Phillies, there has been a noticeable change in the late-inning results. This is now the 3rd consecutive year I’ve observed this magic. Hitting, defense, winning and losing aren’t the only communicable elements on the 25-man unit.
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Penthouse Occupancy for the 1-0 nail-biter: 2
The Phillies again did little offensively, but a win’s a win. It’s still pretty sad to go 1-1 when your starting pitchers give you 17 scoreless innings over two games.- Vance Worley struck out a career-high 11 and allowed seven baserunners in seven innings as the Phillies won, 2-0. He struggled with command to the first three batters of the game then threw his two-seam fastball...
The Philadelphia Phillies are 11 games into a 162 game schedule. They are 5-6, and truth is, from night to night, no one knows what to expect from them. Over the past couple of seasons, the Phillies’ offense has been pretty inconsistent. A lot of that offensive inconsistency has been covered up by an amazing group of pitchers. This year, so far, even the pitching hasn’t been...
Jim Thome's mission for a World Series ring has led him back to Philadelphia in 2012, much to the delight of the fans who always adored the big first baseman. While Thome is not quite the same power hitting fixture in the lineup he was the first time he was in town, Thome's impact on the team is expected to payoff over the course of the season. He may have lost a bit with...
Cliff Lee of the Philadelphia Phillies is among the best pitchers in the majors. What west coast hurlers are in that group? The Apocalyptic Horsemen Stats are in my daily coverage.
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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 after the title will...
Major League Baseball has something on the other sports: the gorgeous babes that these famous athletes call wives. The NFL, hockey and NBA have their sexy spouses too, but baseball seems to be the top shelf.
So who is the hottest woman you’ll see sitting in the player wives section?
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Let’s face it, Chase Utley is a hell of a player, but his health problems should definitely be a concern for the Phillies. According to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com, there’s no timetable for Utley’s return even though “his strength seems to be improving,” according to GM, Ruben Amaro Jr and that “he’s moving forward.”
Right now, the Phillies are replacing Utley with Freddy...
Philadelphia Phillies (6-7) vs. San Diego Padres (3-11) Cole Hamels (1-1, 3.65) vs. Edinson Volquez (0-1, 4.24)Time: 10:05 PM, Petco Park TV: The Comcast Network Weather: 58, mostly clear Media: Twitter and FacebookThe Phillies go for a franchise-record 13th straight win in a non-home ballpark when they take on the San Diego Padres at Petco Park tonight. The run of success has...
Philadelphia Phillies (5-7) vs. San Diego Padres (3-10) Vance Worley (0-1, 3.75) vs. Joe Wieland (0-1, 10.80)Time: 10:05 PM, Petco Park TV: CSN Weather: 70′s, partly cloudy Media: Twitter and FacebookThe Phillies are, shall we say, struggling right now. The good news is they will begin a four game set with the Padres tonight, who have just three wins in thirteen games.Vance...
April 18, 2012: Cliff Lee of the Philadelphia Phillies pitched 10 scoreless innings in a 1-0 loss to the San Francisco Giants in 11 innings. He threw 81 of his 102 pitches for strikes. Enough said.
Line: 10 IP | 7 H | 0 ER | 0 BB | 7 K; ND | QS
Fun Facts: Lee became the first pitcher to pitch 10 innings in a game since Aaron Harang and Roy Halladay in 2007, the first pitcher to...
If you watched last night’s Phillies/Giants game, you witnessed an epic pitching duel.
Cliff Lee became the first pitcher in seven years to pitch 10 scoreless innings, making only 102 pitches. Matt Cain matched the Phillies left-hander for 9 innings allowing just 2H/ 0R/ 1BB/ 4K while throwing just 91 pitches. Neither pitcher factored in the decision but most people now realize...
The Phils’ bad news offense is still able to score enough runs in support of a strong effort by Vance Worley, as they defeat the Padres, 2-0.
The Phils took the lead in the first as, with runners on the corners, and with nobody out, Jimmy Rollins hits a sacrifice fly, knocking in Juan Pierre, who had earlier walked, then moved up to second base on Placido Polanco’s single to...
Cliff Lee is a terrible pitcher. He could not muster enough offense yesterday during his 10 innings of shutout baseball yesterday evening, and led the Philadelphia Phillies to a 1-0 loss to the San Francisco Giants. Lee, threw 102 pitches in 10 innings of work, scattering 7 hits, and recording 7 strikeouts while not walking [...]
Last night during the Phillies-Giants game, Cliff Lee threw ten scoreless innings for the Phillies. He allowed seven hits, struck out seven, and didn't walk a batter. Of course, as soon as Lee was pulled for the beginning of the eleventh inning, the Phillies lost the game. It's very rare to see a pitcher throw ten innings in a game, and had me wondering when the last time...
The Philadelphia Phillies are in last place in the NL East and are coming off their most discouraging defeat.
A visit to San Diego might be just what they need.
The Phillies go for their 12th straight victory at Petco Park on Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series with the Padres.
Playing without the injured Chase Utley and Ryan Howard, Philadelphia (5-7) is struggling...