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Hamels Upset, Departs Mound in Disgust

#454229290 / gettyimages.com With the Phillies leading 3-2 in last night's game against the Nationals in the top of the eighth, starting pitcher, Cole Hamels, took the hill for another inning of work around 80 pitches. On the first hitter of the inning, Asdrubal Cabrera, Hamels surrendered a game-tying solo...
Via Philliedelphia
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Galvis, Ruf Homer As Phillies Win Third Straight

Freddy Galvis came up big with his first homer of the year, giving the Phillies the lead in the fifth against Gio Gonzalez The Nationals made things interesting late, but a strong effort from the bullpen in relief of Cole Hamels helped the Phillies escape with the win Tuesday night...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Howard, Ben Revere, and RBIs

It’s a been argued over and over again, especially in Philadelphia, where Ryan Howard–one of the best RBI men in MLB over the years–calls home. And no, I’m not talking about whether to refer to multiple runs batted in as “RBI”, or “RBIs” (I’ll be using the latter in this post). I’m talking about the meaning of the stat. “RBIs don’t matter!”, say many believers...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Seven MLB managers on the hot seat looking to salvage their jobs

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the current unemployment rate is at 6.2 percent. The unlucky seven on this list all field ball clubs in the red (as far as wins and losses are concerned), and should be well-prepared to received the dreaded pink slip. 3. Ryne Sandberg, Phillies If you thought getting two years to prove your managerial acumen was not enough time, Sandberg...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Storyline: Asche vs. Early Utley Through the Phillies’ System

For these two infielders, the main difference between 2004 and 2014 is the fans’ patience toward the Philadelphia Phillies and Cody Asche. Will this affect the third baseman’s future? There will be a published Storyline and/or Red Alert each week.  Please, scroll down for this edition of Genuine Insight: Total Comparison. TAL’S STORYLINES Welcome, Newcomers: This...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ruben Amaro is still shocked no one wants Jonathan Papelbon

The Phillies had a surfeit of expendable players that were perfect for other teams, but the club stood pat as the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline passed. GM Ruben Amaro said other GM’s were overvaluing prospects, and that his demands for his own players were reasonable. With the August 31 waiver deadline just a week away, Amaro is still shocked he hasn’t been able to arrive...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerome Williams Making Case for a Spot in 2015 Rotation

Journey-man right-hander Jerome Williams delivered another great game in his third game in a Phillies uniform Sunday afternoon, and is definitely starting to get some attention from the Phillies and their fans. The 32-year-old has been a different pitcher since coming to Philly. When he was with Houston and Texas earlier this season, Williams struggled mightily, going 2-5 with...
Via Phillies Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Why is Jonathan Papelbon still in a Phillies uniform?

Trading Papelbon before waiver deadline an absolute must for Ruben Amaro...
Via PhilsBaseball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies prospect Maikel Franco hits for the cycle

Even though, the Philadelphia Phillies loss to the St. Louis Cardinals in extra innings on Saturday night, there was big feat that was accomplished in their farm system. Third base prospect Maikel Franco hit for the cycle last night at Triple-A Lehigh Valley against the Syracuse Chiefs. Franco hit for the cycle in his first four at-bats. He had a double in the second inning, a triple...
Via Total Sports Live
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sitting Darin Ruf all part of Phillies ludicrous plan

How Darin Ruf fits into Phillies' flawed plan...
Via PhilsBaseball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ruben Amaro: the rest of moves

In the third article in the series,a listing of Ruben Amaro's other moves.
Via PhilsBaseball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Galvis Called Up, Brignac DFA’d

The Phillies made a roster move Saturday, calling up infielder Freddy Galvis, and designating Reid Brignac for assignment. Galvis, who hasn’t appeared in a game for the Phillies since May 8, was hitting .267/.322/.452 for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. After being optioned to triple-A Lehigh Valley (he had just two hits in 42 ABs for the Phils) back in May, he broke his collarbone...
Via Phillies Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

How much does Cliff Lee have left in the tank?

We talk about Father Time plenty when it comes to athletes. I have me​ntioned it on numerous ​occasions here, and now I will look at another player in that same light: Cliff Lee. A Brief Look at a Winding Path Lee, currently of the Philadelphia Phillies, has had a very interesting career. He has lasted 13 seasons thus far, having stints with four separate ball clubs...
Via The Sports Post
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Chase Utley hits go-ahead RBI single by throwing his bat (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Chase Utley hit a go-ahead RBI single by literally throwing his bat at a pitch during the fourth inning of Wednesday's game against Seattle.Utley let go of his bat as he swung at a 2-2 pitch, but managed to hit a blooper into the air and over the outstretched arm of Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano...
Via Holdout Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston radio hosts accuse Pedro Martinez of steroid use

It is hardly surprising in this day and age of sports shock talk that hosts attempting to bring attention to themselves would attack the most revered Red Sox player of the last 30 years. Yesterday and this morning, both 98.5 FM (Felger and Mazz) and WEEI (Kirk Minihane) made, at the very least, strong suggestions that former Red Sox ace Pedro Martinez used steroids during his playing...
Via Boston Sports Media Watch
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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