Series Showdown: Phillies versus Blue Jays

Philadelphia Phillies (37-63, 5th) @ Toronto Blue Jays (50-50, 2nd) Game Times:Monday & Tuesday - 7:07Batting & Fielding:C - Carlos Ruiz vs. Russell Martin1B - Ryan Howard vs. Edwin Encarnacion2B - Cesar Hernandez vs. Devon TravisSS - Freddy Galvis vs. Troy Tulowitzski3B - Maikel Franco vs. Josh DonaldsonLF - Cody Asche vs. Chris ColabelloCF - Ben Revere vs. Kevin PillarRF...
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Giants making a strong push to land Cole Hamels

With the trade deadline looming just days away, the rumors swirling around Phillies ace Cole Hamels have heated up to the max. On Monday, we learned that not only were the Dodgers and the Rangers involved in discussions with the Phils about Cole, but also the Diamondbacks and the Astros,...
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5 Reasons The Phillies Second Half Could Be Fun

Aaron Nola. In his two professional starts Aaron Nola has shown that he has the ability to be a major league pitcher. He has demonstrated good command of his pitches and locates them effectively. More importantly, Nola has exhibited unbelievable poise on the mound. Many promising arms have toed the rubber and wilted under the pressure of big league game situations. Nola, after making...
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Carlos Gonzalez named co-NL Player of the Week alongside Hamels

Carlos Gonzalez had an offensive explosion last week, which he received recognition for on Monday. The Colorado Rockies right fielder was deemed co-NL Player of the Week alongside Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels, who threw a no-hitter on Saturday. From July 20 to July 26, Gonzalez had an incredible five-game stretch, which included five home runs, 11 RBI, and nine runs...
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Report: Rangers edging Dodgers in bid for Phillies ace Cole Hamels

As more potential suitors enter the conversation about Philadelphia Phillies lefty ace Cole Hamels, there are two that have been neck and neck at the front of the line for the premier starter since the beginning. According to CBS Sports, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Texas Rangers are still seen as the biggest players in the quest to land Hamels, who is seen as the best top-tier...
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Arizona Diamondbacks showing interest in Cole Hamels

Who doesn’t want Cole Hamels? Seriously, it seems like every team has had at least some interest in the long-time Philadelphia Phillies pitcher. Contenders like the New York Yankees, Houston Astros, and Los Angeles Dodgers are all competing to add Hamels to their rotation. Even clubs like the Texas Rangers are going after Hamels, saying he would be a piece for the future. Another...
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Reports: Giants, Diamondbacks join hunt for Phillies lefty Cole Hamels

As the trade deadline draws nearer, interest in Philadelphia Phillies left-handed ace Cole Hamels is only burgeoning.   As the Los Angeles Dodgers and Texas Rangers continue to actively pursue Hamels, reports released Tuesday suggest that a pair of NL West teams in addition to the Dodgers have expressed interest in the 31-year-old lefty. Jerry Crasnick of reports that the...
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How recent trades will help Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia Phillies

Cole Hamels without questions boosted his trade value after his no hitter on Saturday against the Chicago Cubs, which could be his final start in a Philadelphia Phillies uniform. But some other things recently happened that will make Hamels’ trade value jump even more. Scott Kazmir was traded to the Houston Astros and the Kansas City Royals acquired Johnny Cueto, getting two of...
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Hamels Goes Out on Top?

Even if it were not the most important game of his life, Cole Hamels’ might have just pitched the very best game of his life on Saturday, a potentially fitting end to a fantastic Philadelphia Phillies career. Hamels has started 13 playoff games, including three in the World Series. He put together a 3.20 ERA […]
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Philadelphia Phillies might be asking too much for Jonathan Papelbon

Jonathan Papelbon is still a Phillie and that is the case despite what Papelbon has demanded. Are the Philadelphia Phillies asking too much in return for their All Star closer? The Los Angeles Angels went after a closer last year, and in a three year (2012-2015) span the closer they signed roughly has the same numbers as Papelbon. Houston Street has a 2.02 ERA, 122 saves, 9 blown...
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Suddenly, the Phillies are fun to watch again

What a weekend it was for the Phillies, who capped off a three-game sweep of the Cubs with an 11-5 lopsided victory in the “friendly” confines of Wrigley Field. The series provided some of the most entertaining baseball the city of Philadelphia has had the pleasure of watching since 2011. It had everything a baseball fan could every want—a dramatic comeback victory, an offensive...
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Phillies trade rumors through July 27

The hot stove is starting to cook...
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Philadelphia Phillies: Cole Hamels post no-hitter value

Cole Hamels has been the biggest enigma in the MLB recently. The once World Series MVP had a lot of question marks regarding his ability after his two blunders against the Giants and the Marlins where he gave up 14 earned runs in the two starts. However, in his most recent start the lefty pitched a no-hitter in what was possibly his biggest start in his regular season career. The...
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Phillies legendary manager Charlie Manuel ties the knot with longtime fiancée Missy Martin

(Photo: According to his Twitter account, 2008 World Series champion and longtime skipper of the Phillies, Charlie Manuel, married his longtime girlfriend and fiancée Missy Martin today is Las Vegas, Nevada. Vegas with @missymartin12 7-26-15 — Charlie Manuel (@CMBaseball41) July 26, 2015 Manuel, the all-time winningest manager in...
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Offense erupts to back Nola as Phills sweep Cubs

On a Sunday afternoon in late July in front of a sold out crowd, Ryan Howard homered and the Phillies’ offense scored 11 runs on 17 hits with a 22-year-old future ace on the mound, making only his second Major League start. It felt like 2006 all over again, except the 22-year-old was Aaron Nola, not Cole Hamels, and the sold out crowd was there to cheer on their hometown Cubs,...
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Philadelphia Phillies’ invaluable asset: International pitching

The Philadelphia Phillies, a rather sentimental organization, were ranked Minor League Baseball’s twenty-fifth overall farm system according to Kieth Law. Although the ranking may suit Philadelphia’s lower-tier farm system well, I disagree with Law’s decision. Despite a lack of both depth and talent alike, Philadelphia has an assortment of impressive prospects. Other than...
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Report: Dodgers and Rangers Emerge as Favorites in Hamels Race

(AP) According to ESPN’s Jayson Stark, the Dodgers and Rangers have vaulted to the head of the pack for any potential Cole Hamels trade. In his piece, Stark noted that, in addition to the Dodgers and Rangers, the Astros, Blue Jays, Cubs, Giants, and Yankees had scouts in attendance at yesterday’s no-hitter, conducting due diligence scouting. A source who Stark says has spoken...
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Phillies beat Cubs 11-5 for series sweep

CHICAGO (AP) Ryan Howard homered for the second straight day, rookie Aaron Nola got his first major league win and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Chicago Cubs 11-5 on Sunday to complete a three-game series sweep. Maikel Franco also went deep as the major league-worst Phillies collected 17 hits in their eighth win in nine games since the All-Star break. Franco and Domonic Brown...
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Cubs fans lobby for Cole Hamels trade after getting no-hit

Phillies southpaw Cole Hamels fired the first no-hitter against the Chicago Cubs in 50 years on Saturday, and the reactionary effect is already in full throttle. Barely 12 hours after watching their beloved Cubbies get incapacitated by the Philadelphia ace, Chicago fans posted the following ultimatum across the street from Wrigley Field. The message across...Read More
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Nola gets 1st win, Phillies pound Cubs to complete sweep

View image | After Saturday marked a historical and rare first in the career of Cole Hamels, the next generation of Phillies pitching picked up a first of his own on Sunday. Backed by plenty of run support, including an RBI of his own in the fourth, Aaron Nola...
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Hamels preparing for Thursday start after no-hitter

CHICAGO (AP) Fresh off baseball's third no-hitter of the season, Cole Hamels is preparing to start for the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday. That could change in a hurry. Hamels could be on the move after he dominated the Chicago Cubs in a 5-0 victory on Saturday afternoon, striking out 13 in the 13th no-hitter in franchise history for the Phillies. The 31-year-old left-hander...
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Will Sox Package Margot In Deal For Hamels?

Margot (L); Hamels (R)One day after Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels threw his first career no-hitter, rumors of his trade to Boston have intensified. Multiple reports suggest that Philadelphia is very high on AA CF Manuel Margot—ranked as the #4 prospect in the Boston organization by the authoritative Margot hit .282 at Single A Salem earlier this year and is...
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Phillies bid for another sweep as Nola faces Cubs

View image | In what could have been his final start as a Phillie, Cole Hamels fired the 13th no-hitter in franchise history, the first of his career. From the seasoned veteran lefty whose time in Philly make be coming to a close to the highly-touted rookie right-hander just...
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"Momentum" gaining in Cole Hamels trade talks; Phillies getting better offers

View image | The pressure was on for Cole Hamels. It was Saturday afternoon and Hamels has been known to not do well on Saturday day games. Considered a final "audition" for the many teams present at Wrigley Field scouting Hamels, Hamels delivered a resounding message to teams: Cole...
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Into the Sunset: If this was it, it was Hollywood ending for Hamels

View image | When Cole Hamels took the mound on Saturday afternoon in Chicago, there were many storylines. It could the last time Hamels pitches in a Phillies uniform. However, in his last two starts, he struggled. Was something wrong with the left-hander? Was he hurt? At the same...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss
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