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Gameday 126: Phillies vs Mariners

Philadelphia Phillies (55-70) vs Seattle Mariners (67-57) Starting Pitchers: PHI: A.J. Burnett (6-13, 4.35 ERA) vs. SEA: Hisashi Iwakuma (11-6, 2.72 ERA) Time: 7:05 ET, Citizens Bank Park TV: CSN Weather: 66, Partly cloudy Media: Twitter and Facebook A Note for Today: Tonight is Ryan Howard Bobblehead night at Citizens Bank Park. With the loss yesterday, the Mariners are...
Via Phillies Nation
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

MONEY HAUL: Baseball’s Worst Player Contracts

The numbers are staggering when you start to break them down by the player, years, annual salary etc. $100 to $150 million contracts are becoming common in baseball. However, what is not common is for those contracts to yield productive results from the players. There is no shortage of contracts in the $150 to $200 […] The post MONEY HAUL: Baseball’s Worst Player Contracts appeared...
Via Outside Analysis
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gameday 123: Phillies at Giants

Philadelphia Phillies (54-68) at San Francisco Giants (63-58) Starting Pitchers: PHI: Kyle Kendrick (5-11, 4.88 ERA) vs. SFG: Tim Hudson (8-9, 2.81 ERA) Time: 4:05 ET, AT&T Park TV: CSN Weather: 66, Partly cloudy Media: Twitter and Facebook A Note for Today:  Here are some pitcher-batter splits for today. Chase Utley is 5-for-his-last-8 with a home run against Giants starter...
Via Phillies Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Stifiling Sandberg: Darin Ruf's Benching Must Have Come From Above

The Phillies geared up to face the San Francisco Giants. Tim Hudson was on the mound, and Ryan Howard was out of the lineup. We were all told very plainly by Phillies Manager Ryne Sandberg that Darin Ruf was going to play: But Darin Ruf, just up from Triple A,...
Via Philliedelphia
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Nation – Episode 19 – Ryan Howard vs. LHP, Curt Simmons and Kevin Wilson

On this episode of Phillies Nation, Pat and Corey discuss some positives from the Phillies season thus far, including Cole Hamels’ career year and Ryan Howard’s surprising success against lefties. They also bring you a minor league update with a focus on the Phils’ 2014 first round pick, Aaron Nola. Ian sits down with Phillies legendary pitcher Curt Simmons for a rare television...
Via Phillies Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Pitcher Cole Hamels Is Selling His House, Too

A couple weeks ago, we learned that Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard was selling his house. However, it appears that he is not the only one on the Phillies looking to sell. Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels has put his house for sale, too. Lauren Mennen on Philly.com's real estate blog...
Via Philliedelphia
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Buchanan Solid, But Recker's Dingers Helps Mets Top Phillies for Series Victory

Yesterday, Ryan Howard "finally earned his money again" with a walk off single, at least that's how a certain member of my household put it. The Phillies had dropped the first two games against the New York Mets in two one-run final scores, and went into Sunday with very little...
Via Philliedelphia
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Behind Buchanan, Phils Aim for Series Split with Mets

#453271616 / gettyimages.com After losing two straight to the Mets (56-62) to begin the four game series, the Phillies (53-65) walked-off in yesterday's game thanks to a ninth inning two-out RBI-single off the bat of Ryan Howard. The Phils trailed 6-1 at one point during the game, but came back...
Via Philliedelphia
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mejia Is Pitching With A Sports Hernia

The Mets lost in stunning fashion on Sunday when Jenrry Mejia allowed the Phillies to score two ninth inning runs capitalized by a walk-off single by Ryan Howard for the 6-5 victory. It was Mejia’s third blown save of the season. Afterward Terry Collins told the media that Mejia was perfectly fine and that health issues had nothing to do with what transpired. However, Mejia told...
Via Mets Merized Online
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Howard gets winning hit in 9th for Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Ryan Howard had a game-ending single with two outs in the ninth inning after pinch-hitter Marlon Byrd had a tying hit and the Philadelphia Phillies pulled out a 7-6 victory over the New York Mets on Sunday. Chase Utley singled, tripled, homered and drove in three runs for the Phillies, who snapped a five-game skid against the Mets. Lucas Duda and Travis d'Arnaud...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Howard Tops off Comeback with Walk-off Single

Late-inning comebacks used to be a common occurrence in Philadelphia.  The contending teams of the past would often pull off amazing come-from behind victories that got fans pumped.  With the 2014 Phillies far from contention, there hasn’t been much to cheer about; however, a few games this week have given fans a small taste of what that late-inning energy used to be like. ...
Via Phillies Nation
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Maps, Formulas, and Buddhist Chants

When I was riding the bus today I realized that Saturday’s pitching matchup was Cole Hamels vs. Dillon Gee. Gee’s career ERA against Philadelphia coming into the night was 7.56 in 12 games (11 starts), and he has a WHIP of 1.56. Moreover, Ryan Howard was 9-for-20 with six home runs. I wanted to look a little deeper into the numbers and get a feel for where Dillon was locating...
Via Metstradamus
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ryan Howard's mansion will have $80K in doorknobs

The doors for Ryan Howard's departure from Philadelphia had been opening and closing pretty quickly leading up the the trade deadline last week and most parties said the Phillies first baseman's price tag was just a little too expensive.And it apparently takes the same amount of extravagance to open the doors inside Howard's new Florida mansion as well.Details of the...
Via The Other Paper
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies sweep Astros behind Ryan Howard slam

The last two weeks have been filled with highs and lows for Ryan Howard. This was most definitely a high. Howard capped a terrific at-bat -- “A battling at-bat,” manager Ryne Sandberg said -- with a grand slam in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift the Phillies to a 6-5 win over the Houston Astros at Citizens Bank Park on Thursday night. Howard’s 18th homer of the season...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Howard hits grand slam in 8th, Phillies top Astros

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Ryan Howard hit a grand slam, capping a five-run rally in the eighth inning that lifted the Philadelphia Phillies over the Houston Astros 6-5 on Thursday night. Chris Carter hit two homers and drove in four runs for Houston, which lost its eighth straight in Philadelphia. Carlos Ruiz and Ben Revere each had two hits as the Phillies completed a three-game sweep...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

A feel good night for Ryan Howard

Ryan Howard went from hero to goat, back to hero last night. A second-inning home run gave the Philadelphia Phillies a 1-0 lead over the visiting Houston Astros, but that was the only run the team would score until the 15th inning of the latest in a series of marathon games played by the Phillies this season. Howard, who had grounded into a pair of 4-6-3 double plays earlier in the...
Via Macho Row
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Howard gives Phillies win over Astros in 15

For Ryan Howard, manager Ryne Sandberg knew it was just a matter of time. Little did Sandberg realize that Howard was going to hit his way out of a slump and then back into one before delivering the winning hit all in the same game. Given the Phillies’ penchant for playing extra-inning games -- specifically games that last at least 14 innings -- the ebbs and flows of Howard...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Could the Phillies make a massive salary dump trade?

We live in a new era of Major League Baseball. Where once it would have been unthinkable, teams with wildly bloated payrolls had no choice but to wait out those contracts, now they can find trading partners willing to bail them out. The Dodgers did so for the Red Sox. The Blue Jays did so for the Marlins. Those trades worked out well for both sides, so might another similar deal...
Via The Outside Corner
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Could the Phillies make a massive salary dump trade?

We live in a new era of Major League Baseball. Where once it would have been unthinkable, teams with wildly bloated payrolls had no choice but to wait out those contracts, now they can find trading partners willing to bail them out. The Dodgers did so for the Red Sox. The Blue Jays did so for the Marlins. Those trades worked out well for both sides, so might another similar deal...
Via Bloguin Best
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Even Todd Zolecki Knows Ryan Howard Sucks

Phillies.com beat writer, Todd Zolecki, is simply stating it like it is..."Howard is tied for seventh in the National League with 63 RBIs, but it is telling that the Phillies would need to eat almost every dollar on his contract to trade him. His .663 OPS is 136th out of 153 qualifying hitters in baseball. He is on pace for 91 RBIs, but consider for a moment that hitters with...
Via We Should Be GM's
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies place Ryan Howard On Revocable Waivers

The Philadelphia Phillies are trying to move on from Ryan Howard and they took the first step as a franchise on Saturday afternoon.  Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Phillies placed Howard and four other on revocable waivers. Source: #Phillies put their first set of players on revocable trade waivers Saturday – Burnett, Bastardo, Howard, Kendrick, R. Hernandez. — Ken Rosenthal...
Via Thacover2
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies place Ryan Howard On Revocable Waivers

The Philadelphia Phillies are trying to move on from Ryan Howard and they took the first step as a franchise on Saturday afternoon.  Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Phillies placed Howard and four other on revocable waivers. Source: #Phillies put their first set of players on revocable trade waivers Saturday – Burnett, Bastardo, Howard, Kendrick, R. Hernandez. — Ken Rosenthal...
Via BlackSportsOnline
15 days ago  |  Discuss

What is the Philadelphia Phillies plan?

The MLB trade deadline has come and gone with the Philadelphia Phillies not making a trade. The common thought was that the Phillies would be sellers at the trade deadline. With the 3rd highest payroll in the MLB and sitting at the bottom of the division, Ruben Amaro Jr. was expected to put the Phillies in rebuilding mode. Not the case. With questions lurking around the Phillies...
Via Total Sports Blog
16 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB players who still might be traded in August

The MLB non-waiver trade deadline was the busiest in recent history with David Price and Jon Lester, among others, calling new cities home for the stretch run. Is this an indication that there could very well be more activity around the trade market as teams start to really assess where they are?  Unlike the July 31st deadline, trades that are made in the month of August are based...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Phillies at the Two-Thirds Mark

The Phillies are 47-61 at the two-thirds mark of the season. In other words, they are on pace for a 70-92 season. Their pace has gotten worse as the season has went, both as a team and individually. Things that were true, like Ryan Howard being on pace for 30...
Via Philliedelphia
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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