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Braves Blanked Again

The Phillies followed their history making Labor Day with another solid win on Tuesday night. Kyle Kendrick got the call for the Phillies and was impressive against an Atlanta team that is now 7.5 games behind the first place Nationals. Kendrick pitched seven shutout innings and allowed just three hits. He struck out four and […]
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NO-NO in Atlanta

There’s a reason why baseball is America’s greatest game. This weekend’s Labor Day holiday marks the unofficial end of summer. For the Philadelphia Phillies, their 2014 season ended long ago for all intents and purposes. Today the Phils accomplished something for the first time in their history. That’s what makes baseball so great. Not often, […]
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Burnett Falls Short

A.J. Burnett was coming off what might have been his best start of 2014. He went eight innings against the Washington Nationals  last Monday night, and struck out 12 batters en route to his first win of the second half. Today he hung in there and kept his walks down, but could not hold off […]
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Williams Wins Again

Right-handed starter Jerome Williams is quietly putting together an impressive resume for the Phillies to consider for their 2015 pitching rotation. Since joining the Phillies, Williams is 3-0, and has not allowed more than two runs in any of his four starts. As the replacement after Roberto Hernandez was traded to the Dodgers, Williams has […]
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Penn State defeats UCF in Croke Park Classic

Dublin Ireland: On Saturday August 30 from Dublin Irelando the start of the College Football season began as Penn State took on University of Central Florida in the Croke Park Classic. This game marked the debut of new Penn State head coach James Franklin. The game was broadcasted on ESPN2 with Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham and […]
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Phils Drop The Ball

The Phillies began a weekend series with the Mets tonight at Citi Field. They came into tonight winners of seven of their last nine games. They  also invaded New York on the heels of a three game sweep over the division leading  Washington Nationals. David Buchanan started tonight for the Fightins’, and he pitched six […]
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Eagles Dominate Jets to end Preseason at .500

Philadelphia PA: On Thursday August 28 from Lincoln Financial Field in South Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Eagles hosted the New York Jets in the final preseason game of the season., the New York Jets came into game lead by former Eagles QB Michael Vick. The Eagles started Matt Barkley in this game. The starters did not play […]
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Broom Please

The Philadelphia Phillies are one of the hottest teams in baseball right now. Tonight they finished off a three game sweep of the division leading Washington Nationals, and have now won seven of their last nine games. They have also won three consecutive series, two of which against teams vying for a spot in the […]
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nat Swat

The Phillies continued their solid play of late, taking down the Nationals again tonight. Cole Hamels started for the Phillies, and though he didn’t factor in the decision, he pitched well and put his team in position to win. The Phillies got on the board first in the fifth inning, when with Grady Sizemore on, […]
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Eagles Released Julian Vandervelde

Philadelphia: On Tuesday August 26 from the Philadelphia Eagles Practice facility the NovaCare Compelx, the Eagles prepared for their final preseason game againt the New York Jets on Thursday at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles had to get their roster down to 75 by 4PM Today. the final cut to get down to 75 was […]
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

A.J. Burnett’s Punchout

A.J. Burnett showed tonight the very reason why the Phillies signed him this past off-season. After struggling mightily in every start post all-star break, Burnett was dominant tonight. It doesn’t seem too long ago that Burnett was giving the Phillies fits in the 2009 World Series as a member of the New York Yankees. The man […]
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Statistically Speaking. Using Sabermetrics to evaluate your team

The popularity of Sabermetrics in baseball has been growing year on year since the introduction to the public and the coining of the term by author Bill James. The term is a play on the acronym SABR, which stands for Society for American Baseball Research and is the advanced statistical study of the game in […]
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Can’t Stop the Walk

A.J. Burnett came into tonight leading the National League in walks. They’ve been his achilles’ heel this season, and often get him into trouble. Burnett would add to his season total tonight. Burnett’s counterpart tonight, Seattle’s Hisashi Iwakuma, has exactly 12 walks this season in 20 starts. Quite the contrast. Iwakuma would dominate the Phillies. […]
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Four If By Sea

The Phillies returned home to Citizens Bank Park Monday after losing two of three to the San Francisco Giants. The team came into Monday 16 games out of first place in the National League East, firmly entrenched in last place. The Phils began an inter-league series with the Seattle Mariners tonight. This time of the […]
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Giant Miss

The Phillies looked to take the weekend series with San Francisco Sunday afternoon at AT&T  Park. David Buchanan got the call against Tim Lincecum for the Giants. Ben Revere led off the game with a single, but was then thrown out trying to steal. Jimmy Rollins followed that with a walk, and he would score […]
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Basketball Final Farewell to Dr. Jack Ramsay

Philadelphia: The entire Philadelphia basketball community came to Hagan Arena on the campus of Saint Joseph’s University on Wednesday night to say their final farewell to Dr. Jack Ramsay who passed away  at age 89 after a decade-long battle with cancer back on April 28.  Of those who were in attendance was basketball icon Sonny Hill, […]
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Swept out of Heaven

The Phillies lost their ninth consecutive game to the Los Angeles Angels last night, dating all the way back to 2003. The Phils played the Halos earlier this year, getting swept then as well. Last night they faced off against ace Jered Weaver, and as well as he pitched, the Phillies let him off the […]
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Halos Rip Phils

The Phillies claimed starting pitcher Jerome Williams off waivers this past weekend, and he made his Phillies debut last night in Los Angeles. Williams came into last night with a 2-5 record and an earned run average above six. The Phillies have not fared well against the Angels historically in inter-league play, entering last night […]
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Garcia Knocks Out Rod Salka

Brooklyn, N.Y. The boxing world came to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn NY on Saturday night for an exciting triple header of boxing action that was headlined by Danny Garcia taking on Rod Salka a special attraction fight, also had Daniel Jacobs vs Jarrod Fletcher, Lamont Peterson vs Edgar Santana.. The Fights were broadcasted on Showtime Championship Boxing with Mauro Ranallo Al...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Manuel Labor

The Phillies inducted the 36th member to their Wall of Fame tonight. The inductee was none other than one Charles Fuqua Manuel. Charlie Manuel led the Phillies to their second ever World Series championship in 2008, and won five straight division titles. He is the Phillies all-time leader in managerial wins, and rightfully took his […]
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Oh Doctor

The Phillies kicked off alumni weekend Friday night at the Bank. They began with a brief speech from former ace Roy Halladay, who also threw out the first pitch. There was also a giveaway in his honor in the form of a bobblehead doll. As for the game, the new #34 took the mound tonight […]
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Danny Garcia vs Rod Salka Preview

  Brooklyn, N.Y. On Saturday August 9 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn NY, a triple header of boxing takes place headlined by Danny Garcia taking on Rod Salka a special attraction fight, also on the card is Daniel Jacobs vs Jarrod Fletcher, Lamont Peterson vs Edgar Santana. Danny Garcia (28-0, 16 KOs), of Philadelphia comes off a victory […]
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Comeback Kids

With the sudden trade of Roberto Hernandez earlier today, the Phillies had to find a starting pitcher on short notice with the right amount of rest. Enter Sean O’Sullivan, called up late this afternoon from Triple-A Lehigh Valley and pressed into action tonight in the rubber match of a three game series with the Houston […]
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Deal Hernandez

In a waiver wire trade, the Phillies sent starting pitcher Roberto Hernandez to the Los Angeles Dodgers today for two players to be named.The Phillies will select to lower level minor league players from a list mutually agreed upon by the two teams. This is the first trade made by the Phillies this season, with […]
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Everybody Hits

David Buchanan was called up prior to tonight’s game with the Houston Astros. He would start tonight’s game, and provide the Phillies with a quality start in a game that featured some much needed offense. Buchanan allowed a run in the first inning, but the Phils would rally for five in the bottom of the […]
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27 days ago  |  Discuss
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