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This day in history: Houston Astros throw historic no-hitter

After the second inning of the game between the Houston Astros and New York Yankees on June 11, 2003, the last thing anyone would have predicted was that the Astros would go on to no-hit the Yankees. Early in the second inning of the historic game, Astros starting pitcher Roy Oswalt left the game after aggravating his groin. Oswalt recorded just one inning, giving up no hits and...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Prospect Nation 2015: #2 RHP Aaron Nola

Aaron Nola, image- Jay Floyd Selected with the 7th overall pick in last year’s MLB amateur draft, righty hurler Aaron Nola has been one of the Phillies’ most promising prospects since day one. The six-foot-one 196-pounder was a First Team All-American in his junior season at LSU last year, posting an 11-1 record along with a 1.47 ERA and a 10.37 K/9 mark in 16 starts. He enjoyed...
Via Phillies Nation
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: December 27, 1982

Current Cleveland center fielder Michael Bourn is born in Houston, Texas. Bourn will enter his tenth Major League season in 2015 and his third with the Indians. He was drafted in the fourth round of the 2003 amateur draft by the Philadelphia Phillies and spent his first two seasons with the team in 2006 and 2007. Following the 2007 season, he was dealt back to his hometown team,...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Papelbon’s Legacy in Philly

  Love him, or hate him, Jonathan Papelbon is quietly having one of the best seasons of his career, and is climbing the ranks on the Phillies’ all-time closers list. Last night, Papelbon converted his 33rd save on the season, and his 100th save overall in a Phillies’ uniform, which ties him with Brad Lidge for 4th all-time in Phillies’ history. Since signing a 4-year, $50...
Via Phillies Nation
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

PhoulBallz Podcast Episode 69: Justin De Fratus In Studio

It’s the landmark 69th edition of the PhoulBallz Minor League Podcast hosted by Phillies Nation’s minor league expert Jay Floyd.  On the latest edition of the show, Jay and his co-host Tug Haines are joined by Phillies pitcher Justin De Fratus. Justin was in studio for an extensive interview talking about his time in the minors, his past “controversial” Twitter comments...
Via Phillies Nation
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 Trades in Phillies History: #10 Phils Acquire Lidge

Acquiring Lidge instantly improved the Phillies’ bullpen. Photo AP Over the next two weeks, in conjunction with the run-up to the July 31 trade deadline, Phillies Nation will be presenting the Top 10 Trades in Phillies History. Consideration was given to the performance of the players traded with their new club v. the performance of the players acquired with the Phillies in addition...
Via Phillies Nation
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

The Houston Astros: The Future Is Now For This Newly Revived Ball, And They're Having The Time Of Their Lives Living It.

The Houston Astros have had their ups and downs in baseball. I always remind people that it was just under 10 years ago that the Astros lost the World Series to the Chicago White Sox... meaning that they actually had to be a quality enough ballclub to get to the World Series, and lose to the White Sox. When people step back and think about that statement, they're kind of left going...
Via The Sports Blogette
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Refine Draft Approach, Take Two College Pitchers Early

The Phillies altered their typical early round approach this year, going with college hurlers for their top two selections. Choosing 7th overall, their highest pick in 13 years, the Phils chose LSU junior righty Aaron Nola. Additionally, in the 2nd round, the team picked lefty Matt Imhof out of Cal Poly with the 47th overall pick. Nola, a First Team All-American, posted an 11-1 record...
Via Phillies Nation
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Schmidt dealing with undisclosed illness

Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt is dealing with an undisclosed health issue and will not be a guest instructor for the Philadelphia Phillies at spring training this year. Schmidt still plans to visit camp in the middle of March, the team says in a statement. However, the former third baseman won't serve as an instructor for the first time in more than decade so he can ''remain near his...
Via AP on Fox
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Halladay, Lidge among 5 Phillies guest instructors

Recently retired two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay and former closer Brad Lidge will be among five guest instructors for the Philadelphia Phillies at spring training. Other former players in the group include radio broadcaster Larry Andersen, a relief pitcher on the 1983 and 1993 National League Championship teams; special assignment scout Dave Hollins, an All-Star third...
Via AP on Fox
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

The Phillies Nation Top 100: #65-61

The Phillies Nation Top 100 continues today with #65 through #61. Our mission is to assess the Top 100 Phillies players of all time using impact to the Phillies, individual achievement, team achievement, traditional stats, and analytics as our criteria. The list was compiled by Ian Riccaboni and Pat Gallen with input from the rest of the Phillies Nation staff.  Each weekday,...
Via Phillies Nation
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Lights Out is Out: Brad Lidge Not Interested In Phillies Broadcasting Job

Kevin Cooney of the Bucks County Courier Times has been on top of the Phillies broadcasting matters all week. Now he is reporting that one of the top choices for the Phillies broadcast booth is not interested: Take Brad Lidge's name out of Phillies broadcasting mix... Reliever says it "would...
Via Philliedelphia
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Brad Lidge Getting "Strong" Consideration For Broadcast Team

Bob Nightengale of USA Today is reporting that Brad Lidge is getting strong consideration to be the Phillies new color commentator for their broadcasts - if he wants the job. Since retiring, Lidge has served as a part-time host on MLB Network Radio. Lidge is well-educated and has a personality...
Via Philliedelphia
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Potential Phillies Broadcasters: Ricky Bottalico, Brad Lidge, Chris Coste

Three former Phillies reportedly are under consideration to replace the duo of Chris Wheeler and Gary Matthews. All three of them have broadcasting experience, though some more than others. They would be former Phillies closers Ricky Bottalico and Brad Lidge, along with former Phillies catcher Chris Coste. Rob Maaddi of...
Via Philliedelphia
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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