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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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10 hours 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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1 day 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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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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2 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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6 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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8 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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9 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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10 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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13 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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14 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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14 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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18 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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18 days ago  |  Discuss

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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19 days ago  |  Discuss

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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19 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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20 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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20 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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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston, We Have a Victory

After a dreadful end to their series with the Nationals, the Phillies returned home Tuesday for an inter-league series with the Houston Astros. Kyle Kendrick got the call for the Phillies against a Houston club that brought former Phils farmhand Jon Singleton along with it. Singleton was a highly touted first baseman that Ruben Amaro, […]
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles Training Camp at Lincoln Financial Field

Philadelphia PA: On Sunday August 3 from Lincoln Financial Field in South Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Eagles held their 2nd training camp practice as the Eagles continue to prepare for their 1st preseason game this Friday night in Chicago against the Bears. Before practice, Eagles Coach Chip Kelly spoke to the media and said the following […]
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Inter Milan Defeats AS Roma in International Champions Cup

Philadelphia PA: On Saturday August 2 from Lincoln Financial Field in South Philadelphia, international soccer took center stage as AS Roma took on Inter Milan in the International Champions Cup. AS Roma comes into match off a win over Real Madrid while Inter Milan comes off a Loss to Manchester United. Eagles Head Coach Chip Kelly & […]
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Nadatude

Roberto Hernandez made his second straight quality start tonight against the Nationals in Washington. The artist formerly known as “Fausto” has gone at least seven innings in his last two starts. The Phillies got him the lead early, when Cody Asche doubled home Grady Sizemore. The Nationals tied the game in the bottom of the second, […]
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Trade “Dud”line

The 4 pm trading deadline came and went today with no action from the Phillies’ front office. Ruben Amaro, Jr. worked the phones, but was unable to make any deals. He was not able to make any deals due to the fact that he has handcuffed this team. From no trade clauses to player options, […]
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Blast Off

One night after scoring one run on 13 hits, the Phillies used the long ball to help fend off the Mets tonight. The Phils had only one extra base hit last night, but benefited from four tonight. They scored six runs tonight via the home run. Jimmy Rollins began the scoring with a solo home […]
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Flushed in Flushing

A.J. Burnett took the mound tonight with scouts in the stands. At least four teams had personnel watching the Phillies’ hurler make his final start before the trade deadline. Suffice it to day, he did not make a good impression. Before the sun could set in Queens, the Mets were ahead 4-0 and did not […]
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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