Found May 23, 2013 on
It might seem a bit early, but the MLB trade market will start developing soon, so imagine for a moment that you are the Phillies General Manager. Which players are you actively shopping at this yearâs trade deadline? Are there any players in the organization that you would consider âunavailableâ if another team came calling? Or are you waiting until a certain date, or a certain âgames behindâ point in the standings to determine your teamâs fate?
Alex Lee: Assuming the Phillies are still in the mix for a playoff spot, the obvious name to look at is Michael Young. While M.Y. has no doubt been solid for the Phils, he is replaceable between Kevin Frandsen and Freddy Galvis, especially if he can bring you a bullpen piece for the stretch run. If the Phils fade out of the playoff race come July, I would make everyone on the major league roster available except for Cole Hamels and Domonic Brown. Even if this team somehow makes the playoffs, this offense is putrid and needs a complete overh...
BEST OF MAXIM
Cliff Lee threw his first shutout of the season on Wednesday night. (AP Photo)
The Phillies took the rubber match of their three game set with Miami on Wednesday, shutting out the struggling Marlins 3-0. It was the second straight series win for the Fightinâs, and the first time since April 15 (when they were 6-7) Â that they are back to just one game under the .500 mark.
Philadelphia Phillies starter Cliff Lee pitched a complete-game shutout against the Miami Marlins on Wednesday, giving the Phillies a 3-0 victory and the control of the four-game series at Miami.In nine scoreless innings, Lee surrendered just three hits (all singles) and struck out five batters along with three walks. Offensively, Lee would give himself some support by collecting...
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Cliff Lee tossed a shutout as the Phillies defeated the Marlins 3-0 on Wednesday.Lee allowed just three hits and two walks while striking out five.
Delmon Young hit his fourth home run of the season, and second in as many nights, in the fourth inning to give the Phillies and Lee an early lead. In the sixth inning Dominic Brown would triple driving Young in while...
In a year full of drama for the Phillies, Cliff Lee stepping on the mound is a sight for sore eyes. The same can be said when he steps to the plate as well. In a complete game shut-out of the Marlins last night, Lee also collected 2 hits, giving him a team-leading .316 batting average. And his .350 on-base percentage is second only to Michael Young (.378) among active Phillies.
Once Cliff Lee escaped an early jam, the rest seemed to come easily.
Lee pitched a three-hitter for his 12th career shutout and Delmon Young homered for the second straight game, sending the Philadelphia Phillies past the Miami Marlins 3-0 on Wednesday night.
Lee (5-2) struck out five, walked two and hit a batter in his first shutout since Sept. 5, 2011.
''I know I got...
Clifton was drafted three seperate times before he finally decided to sign with the Montreal Expos in 2000. As an amateur, Lee pitched for Meridian Community College in Mississippi and the University of Arkansas. In 2002, he was part of the famous trade involving himself, Brandon Phillips, and Grady Sizemore for Bartolo Colon. Lee has been part of three more trades since then, despite...
Cliff Lee throws a complete game shutout, giving up just three hits, as the Phils take the series from the Marlins, winning 3-0.
The Marlins tried to score first in the bottom of the second as they loaded up the bases on a lead-off single by Marcell Ozuna, a walk by Justin Ruggiano, moving Ozuna up to second base, and Chris Coghlan being hit by the pitch, with nobody out. Philsâ...
Philadelphia Phillies (22-24) at Miami Marlins (13-33)
Cliff Lee (4-2, 2.83 ERA) v. Kevin Slowey (1-4, 3.44 ERA)
TIME: 7:10, Marlins Park
TV: MyPHL 17
Weather: 79, chance of showers, expect the roof up
Media: Twitter and Facebook
The Fightinâ Phils enter tonightâs game with a shot to win yet another series. The Phils are 2-0-3 in their last five series and have posted a record...
Cliff Lee was unstoppable on Wednesday on his way to a complete game shutout of the Miami Marlins. Â Early on, Miami had the bases loaded with nobody out but failed to produce a run. Â After that point, Lee kept the Marlinsâ bats mostly quiet and scattered only three total hits in the game. Â Kevin Slowey who started for Miami was pitching well before being lifted in the sixth...
The Boston Red Sox allowed long-time closer Jonathan Papelbon to exit via free agency two offseasons ago. He's continued to perform at a high level with the Philadelphia Phillies, while the Red Sox closing situation has been mired by injury and ineffectiveness. While it might not seem likely to happen, one National League general manager told Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe...
Final: Phillies 3, Marlins 0.
WP: Cliff Lee (5-2, 2.48 ERA) LP: Kevin Slowey (1-5, 3.30 ERA)
With tonight's shutout victory over the Miami Marlins in the series finale, the Phillies have pulled within one game of the .500 mark. Â Cliff Lee went the distance for his 12th career shutout of his 12-year career, his first since the 2011 season. Â He allowed just three hits and two...
There are only a few elite aces in the majors likeÂ Cliff LeeÂ of the Philadelphia Phillies.Â What west coast hurlers are in that group?
TALâS HANDY STATS
I will publish the 2013 ERA for both the NL East and the MLB 5 periodically. The number of games played by the Phillies is in the headline at the end.
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The Phillies had an offensive explosion last night. Ryan Howard led the charge with three hits along with three RBIs. The Phillies would score seven runs last night to take game two of the series. It's a shame that they couldn't share any runs with Cole Hamels on Monday, but...
Next up the Washington Nationals for the Memorial Day weekend. Is it too early to say these games are aÂ must win? They are important and they might also help set the table for the season series. The Phillies who are on a two-game winning streak courtesy of Cliff Leeâs 3-0 shutout are two games back behind the second place Nationals.
The bats might be coming alive, the first being...
Final: Phillies 7, Marlins 3.
WP: Tyler Cloyd (1-0, 2.70 ERA) LP:Â Duane Below (0-1, 27.00 ERA)
Well, there was hardly anything to complain about tonight for the pessimistic Phillies fans that have been surfacing as of late. Â Everything went as plan, well almost as Chase Utley was scratchedÂ with right side discomfort. Â Tyler Cloyd threw well enough for his first win of the season...