A Look Ahead After the Phillies Win a Wild One

The Phillies and Rockies combined for five lead changes, thirty hits and nineteen runs this Easter Sunday. After experiencing a perpetual power outage, the Phillies finally took advantage of the league’s most hitter friendly ballpark.   The Phillies broke out of their nearly week long slump in the season finale with seven extra base hits.  The last time […]
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Phillies Avoid Colorado Sweep Await Hamels Return

Phillies star pitcher Cole Hamels is set to make his season debut on Wednesday in Los Angeles.  This has to be the moment that Philles start to turn their season around.  It give them 2 stud pitchers in the rotation who should start to go further into the games which will assist the struggling bullpen […]
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Rockie Mountain High

The Phillies scored exactly two runs in the first two games of the weekend series in Colorado. TWO. They had not recorded an extra base hit in their last four games. The last two of which coming in the thin air, hitter friendly confines of Coors Field. Sunday the bats came to life, and the […]
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Phillies Avoid Sweep with Wild Win at Coors

The Phillies held on for a wild 10-9 win at Coors Field to avoid a sweep by the Rockies. -Ryan Howard went 4-for-5, coming thisclose to hitting for the cycle. His fourth hit was called a single and an error by rightfielder Brandon Barnes. Close call, but I think it was the right one. Good to see him get his stroke going, but will it last? -Marlon Byrd knocked in two runs, but also...
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Ryan Howard's 4-Hit Day Leads to Phillies Victory

Ryan Howard's four hits propeled a 10-9 victory. Photo Courtesy: Andrew Gillen Following what could only be described as a "disaster" of an opening game of a series, the Phillies dropped a rare low-scoring Coors Field contest. While Kyle Kendrick did his best to surrender just three runs in seven...
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WATCH: Squirrel Interupts Phillies/Rockies Game

During the bottom of the third inning in last night’s National League matchup between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Colorado Rockies, the crowd went wild and the announcers weren’t sure what was going on. A squirrel had somehow made it onto the field of play and the umpires had to pause the game several times for a few seconds as the squirrel ran around for over five minutes...
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Phillies Offense- So Very Bad

Ready for some disheartening stats?  Of course you are, that's why you're a WSBGMs reader.Past 4 Games:R - 3AVG - .151OPS - .302XBH - 0BB - 3K - 21Minus Chase Utley and his .417/1.153, the Phillies offense is complete ****.  Dom Brown's power stroke hasn't resurfaced, Ryan Howard has his typical low average with high strikeouts and diminished power, Marlon Byrd...
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Chase Utley at the Bat

The best hitters in the baseball fail two thirds of the time.  Pitches dart left and right, drop, sometimes a couple feet.  Professional hitters are charged to “square up” the ball.  Problem is, their tool for this task is round, as is the ball, which comes at them faster than a car on an interstate. […]
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Same old problems hurting the Philadelphia Phillies

It is time for a pop quiz!  When the Philadelphia Phillies were swept by the Milwaukee Brewers, what was the main reason they lost? A.) A lack of offense B.) Bullpen problems C.) All of the above D.) The Phanatic’s attempt to jinx the other team backfired. Anyone who has watched the Phillies the past few years knows that C is the obvious answer to this question.  The same thing...
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Dr. Laura Discusses The Ultimate Warrior + Papelbon/Flair

– During her podcast, Dr. Laura Schlessinger talked about the Ultimate Warrior during the opening segment of her show. Dr. Laura read the letter from Warrior’s wife, Dana, about how much of a fan he was of hers. You can listen to her podcast at the above link. – released an interview with Philadelphia Phillies player Jonathan Papelbon. If you look at his locker...
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How clutch is Jimmy Rollins?

Jimmy Rollins' walk of home run last week was the second walk-off homer of his career. Rollins is generally viewed as a clutch hitter, but I thought I would test out the theory...
Via PhilsBaseball
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Cole Hamels Trade Likely?

Cole Hamels will give the Philadelphia Phillies a shot in the arm Wednesday when he makes his 2014 debut against the Dodgers in Los Angeles.  Will this be the beginning of Hamels’ last season in Philadelphia? Hamels could be physically available to pitch Tuesday, but will most likely be held back until Wednesday, so he and lefty Cliff Lee don’t pitch in consecutive games. ...
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Phillies Get Smoked, Pettibone to LV, Hamels Back Wednesday?

Lots of things happened last night. -First, Jonathan Pettibone got rocked at Coors Field, not that it comes as a surprise. He put the Phillies in a 7-0 hole through two innings, and when all was said and done, the Phillies had lost 12-1. Pettibone is back at Triple-A Lehigh Valley now. He would have gone back regardless of the outcome, however if he throws a decent game at a tough...
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Phillies' Mike Adams makes first appearance since injury

The Philadelphia Phillies fell to 7-9 on the season following a 12-1 blowout loss to the Colorado Rockies in Friday night. The only bright spot for the Phillies was the return of relief pitcher Mike Adams, who hadn't pitched in a Major League game since June of last season. As reported by Todd Zolecki of, Adams entered the game in the fifth inning with the Phillies...
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Phillies Offense Continue to Struggle

Since the 8th inning Monday night when Dominic Brown ripped a 3 run homer, the Phillies offense has gone into hibernation. Despite finishing the three game series vs Atlanta by plating only one run, the Phillies stole a game 1-0 behind a solid outing from first year Phillie AJ Burnett’s on the bump. The Phillies […]
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Jimmy Rollins’ Pleasant Start

After a 2013 season in which he posted a career-worst .295 wOBA, many fans had written off Jimmy Rollins. This offseason, Rollins was the center of numerous sports hot takes–should he be a better leader, should he lose playing time to the likes of Freddy Galvis, why the hell doesn’t he hustle?–but none of the discussion that got off the ground revolved around his ability to...
Via Fightin For Philly
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Howard and the Shift: An Analysis

PHOTO: AP The Big Piece. Ryan Howard has given us plenty of great moments over the years–from game winning monster home runs to “get me to the plate, boys”. Ruben Amaro Jr. awarded him with a monster contract that has since been proven to be one of the biggest mistakes he’s made as Phillies GM due to a tremendous drop in production from the lefty slugger. But this isn’t...
Via Phillies Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cole Hamels strong in final rehab start

Cole Hamels tossed seven strong innings on Thursday night for High-A Clearwater in what figures to be his final rehab start. Hamels allowed one-run on three hits while walking one and striking out two. In 17 innings he owns a 2.12 ERA and a 12/1 K/BB ration. It is assumed that Hamels will rejoin the Phillies rotation next week with Tuesday being his first start against the Los Angels...
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Did Papelbon annoyingly direct a fart at reporters?

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jonathan Papelbon has been known at times over his career for being something of a surly interview subject. Following Thursday’s 1-0 win over the Atlanta Braves in which the closer converted his fourth save of the season, Papelbon expressed extreme annoyance at a line of questioning regarding how his velocity is […] The post Did Jonathan Papelbon...
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Papelbon putting rocky start to season in past

Jonathan Papelbon had seven blown save opportunities last season. So when he couldn't nail down the lead at Texas on April 2, retiring only one of the seven batters he faced, it caused some understandable concern. Since then, though, he's had five straight scoreless appearances, including a 1-2-3 ninth with two strikeouts to nail down Thursday afternoon's 1-0 win over...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon is Clearly a Ric Flair Fan ☆

Respect for Jonathan Papelbon…rising? You’ve seen thousands of videos like this.  And odds are, you’re going to see a thousand more.  But, my guess is you’re never going to witness anything as wonderful as this. Following his game Thursday afternoon against the Atlanta Braves, the Philadelphia Phillies closer was talking pitch velocity (or something) when…the most glorious...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cole Hamels could join the Phillies next week vs. Dodgers

With the Philadelphia Phillies winning on Thursday 1-0 over the Atlanta Braves and avoiding a sweep, they got some more good news from the minors. According to Ryan Lawrence of the Daily News, Cole Hamels tonight threw seven innings, 81 of those pitches he threw were for strikes and only gave up one home run but that was in the fifth inning. The good news is that he did not have...
Via Total Sports Live
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hamels sharp in what should be final rehab outing

Cole Hamels, Image- AP In what was likely his final tune up before he returns from the disabled list, lefty starter Cole Hamels looked sharp in a rehab appearance with the Class A Advanced Clearwater Threshers on Thursday night. In a contest at Clearwater’s Brighthouse Field, Hamels went seven innings against Lakeland (Tigers affiliate), allowing one earned run on three hits while...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Papelbon Decries Velocity Concerns

MLB Photo After years and years of the abnormal act of throwing a baseball, eventually it takes a toll. For pitchers, it means velocity is decreased and numbers tend to suffer. But don’t tell Jonathan Papelbon that. He’s not buying it. Following a 1-2-3 ninth inning against the Braves on Thursday afternoon in which he routinely hit 92-93 mph on the radar, Papelbon was asked about...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Prospects Quinn, Walding nearing return to the diamond

Roman Quinn, Image- Jay Floyd Out of action since last year following a ruptured Achilles tendon, shortstop Roman Quinn is nearing a return to game action. While recovering from a broken left wrist suffered when was he hit by a pitch last season, Quinn felt a pop in the back of his right ankle as he ran routine sprints early in the 2013/2014 off-season.  Surgery to repair the second...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

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