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The Phillies were officially eliminated from October playoff baseball last night, as they arrived to their tragic number of 0. Here's how the rest of the season will pan out:
Phillies at Marlins
Saturday, September 29: Roy Halladay (10-8, 4.40 ERA) vs. Ricky Nolasco (12-12, 4.35 ERA)
Sunday, September 30: Cole Hamels (16-6, 3.11 ERA) vs. Nathan Eovaldi (3-6, 4.42 ERA)
Phillies at Nationals
Monday, October 1: Kyle Kendrick (10-12, 4.08 ERA) vs. TBA
Tuesday, October 2: Tyler Cloyd (2-2, 4.91 ERA) vs. TBA
Wednesday, October 3: Cliff Lee (6-8, 3.12 ERA) vs. TBA
What to Watch For:
Darin Ruf: How well can he really fit into the role of outfielder? With more interleague games next season, could he potentially be the DH?
Juan Pierre: The Phillies have already expressed interest in signing the speedy outfielder, but will Juan want to return to Philadelphia in a platoon role once again?
Michael Martinez: Despite having some sort of role the past couple of seaso...
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What a season for Cole Hamels.
He was clearly one of the few bright spots for the entirety of the year in Philadelphia, and that continued today as he fanned eight over seven innings in the Phillies 4-1 win. The victory gave him 17 on the season, a new career high. And with those eight strikeouts, he reaches 216 for the season, also a new high.
It’s been a season of lows for a...
Will Darin Ruf be in leftfield for the Philadelphia Phillies next April? Or will he be at Triple-A Lehigh Valley?
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I will publish after every battle that is not washed out. I will have many summer-long highlights of puzzle pieces, especially important after drubbings and defeats. If you were directed here by a feed and this review does...
If you would have told me back in March that I'd be writing this piece in September, I would have looked at you funny. But, here we are. The Phillies never really clicked this year after winning 102 games last year, and took a step backwards in nearly every facet of the game. Injuries also played a huge role on this team, with pretty much every relevant player aside from franchise...
The Phillies playoff run is officially over after losing to the Marlins 2-1 last night. It was another “walk-off” loss for the Phillies their 12th this season, personifying the season. No hitting and poor relief pitching ,a formula in many of the Phillies losses and what needs to be addressed in the off-season.
We all new it was coming but I have to admit it still hurts. From...
*Ryan Howard will finish the 2012 season the same way he started it, injured. The big oaf dropped the weighted bat he uses in the on-deck circle on his toe and broke it. *Jimmy Rollins surpassed the 100 runs scored mark for the 6th time in his career. *Pete Orr is batting .321, Kevin Frandsen .330, and Michael Martinez .173. Why, oh why, does Charlie Manuel insist on playing...
Tyler Cloyd of the Philadelphia Phillies is their newest rotation member. How do other recent additions in the NL East match up with him? 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...
Today before the Phillies' loss to the Miami Marlins, Phillies General Manager Ruben Amaro met with reporters. They learned that Chase Utley would not play third base before season's end, Scott Franzke reported on the Phillies radio broadcast.
The reason was that there simply was not enough time to determine anything. Going into tonight the Phillies had just six games...
Roy Halladay takes the mound in Miami for his final start of the 2012 season. Thank Jeebus!2010: 21-10, 250.2 IP, 219 K, 9 CG, 4 SHO, 2.44 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, CY, AS, 6th in MVP balloting..2011: 19-6, 233.2 IP, 220 K, 8 CG, 1 SHO, 2.35 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 2nd in CY balloting, AS, 9th in MVP balloting.2012: 10-8, 151.1 IP, 125 K, 4.40 ERA, 1.20 WHIP.I certainly hope this is not the beginning...
MIAMI -- After a rough start, Roy Halladay finished his final outing of the season on a positive note. Halladay (11-8) allowed four runs, three in the first inning, in five innings to help the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 9-5 Saturday. "The first inning was obviously pretty sloppy," Halladay said. "I felt like after that it got better, we scored...
Carlos Lee's game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the Miami Marlins to a 2-1 win over Philadelphia and eliminated the Phillies from playoff contention Friday night.
The Phillies overcame a horrible first half and came from way behind to get within three games of St. Louis for the second wild card spot. But they lost five of the next six to fall out of...
Final: Phillies 1, Marlins 2.
WP: Steve Cishek (5-2, 2.77 ERA) LP: Josh Lindblom (3-4, 3.34 ERA)
A September game consisting of two non-contending teams definitely will draw minimal interest from the media and the respective city's fans. Both teams tonight, with nothing to play far, hardly brought anything to the table.
The Phillies were trailing 1-0 heading into the...
MIAMI -- Chase Utley drove in three runs to help lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 9-5 win over the Miami Marlins on Saturday night. Carlos Ruiz and Pete Orr each drove in two runs, and Jimmy Rollins had three hits and scored twice for the Phillies, who are 79-79 and looking to avoid a losing season for the first time since 2002. Roy Halladay (11-8) struck out seven and allowed...
By July 31, 2012 the Phillies unloaded starting outfielders Shane Victorino and Hunter Pence, effectively conceding that the group of players the Phillies had were unable to win. A few days later Joe Blanton went out the door as well, and the Phillies gave Jim Thome to the Orioles even before that. The second National League Wild Card, however, gave Phillies fans plenty of...
If this is how the Nationals are going to play in the postseason, then the rest of the National League playoff contenders better watch out. The Phillies fell victim again to the Nats tonight in the final home game of the 2012 season. The Phils may be looking powerful as of late, but they were no match for Morse, Harper, and the rest of the mighty Nats.
Last night, Bryce Harper...