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Andrew Gillen
Brooklawn, NJ
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Fans of offensive baseball would be severely disappointed with last evening's ballgame. They'd also be discouraged with the pitching matchup set for today's afternoon contest. Cole Hamels, easily the best starting pitcher on the Phillies this season, has been worth every bit of his $100+ million contract. Pitching for San... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Philliedelphia
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In their respective careers, one just a tad longer than the other's, A.J. Burnett and Madison Bumgarner have had streaks where they produced Cy Young-caliber performances. While neither tops the list of the game's best current starting pitchers, each has shown reasons why they may need to. So, if heading... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Philliedelphia
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Photo: Philliedelphia/Andrew Gillen It has only been 64 days. Just over nine weeks. 92,160 minutes. 5,529,600 seconds. I feel these measurements are worth expanding upon because a Cliff Lee-less Phillies team is not much fun. However, the over two month wait is now coming to a close, and the "mystery... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Philliedelphia
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Larry Bowa, Ryne Sandberg, and Bob McClure share in the frustration following Kyle Kendrick's bases loaded walk in the third inning Normally, I like to warm readers up with a cute intro paragraph trying to stir the excitement for this game. While there often may be some filler, it's a... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Philliedelphia
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This season, much like the last few, has been beyond frustrating for starting pitcher Cole Hamels. He's been nothing short of stellar on the mound for the Phillies, and yet, the success does not typically show in the form of a team victory. It had gotten to the point where... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Philliedelphia
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Coming off the high of a strong Phillies presence at the All-Star Break festivities, fans had hoped that their would be a tad of momentum heading into their series in Atlanta against the Braves. Unfortunately, any momentum the team had seemed to fall off after Cameron Rupp's RBI single in... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Philliedelphia
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The Derek Jeter Retirement Celebration All-Star Break has finally come to an end, and for Phillies fans, it was fairly exciting. On Sunday, prospects Maikel Franco and J.P. Crawford each made appearances in the Futures Game. Days later, Crawford was ranked number fifteen on Keith Law's Top 50 ranking of... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Philliedelphia
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Major League Baseball's annual All-Star Break always brings about celebration of the game's greatest current player. Fans around the world get the opportunity to not only cheer on the names they hear week in and week out, they get to watch them play with and against one another on one... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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Photo: Philliedelphia/Andrew Gillen To some, the unofficial first half of the 2014 season was a let down. Those who still believed the advanced age of the team would actually turn out to be advantageous have been severely disappointed, losing hope in a final playoff push. Meanwhile, the remainder of the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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Photo: Philliedelphia/Andrew Gillen Just a few weeks back, the Phillies had swept a three game series against the Atlanta Braves and taken the first two games against the St. Louis Cardinals. It was their first, and to this point, only, five-game win streak of the season. While most fans knew... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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Photo: Philliedelphia/Andrew Gillen They lost two of three games against the Marlins, and got buried in the National League Eastern Division Standings. They were swept in a three game series against their cross-state rival Pittsburgh Pirates. So, as of 2:10 eastern time, was it any surprise that the Phillies had... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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Photo: Philliedelphia/Andrew Gillen At the rate the Phillies are going, and with the apparent mindset of Ruben Amaro Jr. and the Phillies front office, a sweep at the hands of the Pittsburgh Pirates may not have been the wort thing in the world. The five-game winning streak was a ton... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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The rumor mill has, without a doubt, been swirling in the last couple of days. While teams like the Chicago Cubs have already begun their fire sale, the Phillies have made but one minor trade. It is not a cause for concern, at least not at this point. As the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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Heading into tonight's ballgame, the Phillies had lost seven of their last eight contests, all of which came against division opponents. It has absolutely buried them in the standings, essentially ending any idea that this club had a chance at the playoffs. While it may be a harsh reality for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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The Miami Marlins' Henderson Alvarez has been dominant against the Phillies this season. In his three starting appearances against the division foe, Alvarez has allowed just four earned runs in 19.2, pitting his earned run average at 1.88 and placing his record at 1-0. His last outing, in fact, was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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Just yesterday, Ronny Cedeno got the start at shortstop for the Pillies in the first game of the doubleheader against Atlanta. Today, after being out-righted back to Lehigh Valley, Cedeno has been sent packing in a deal to the Arizona Diamondbacks. In seven games with the major league club, Cedeno... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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Sean O'Sullivan was the recipient of the Phillies minor league callup for last nights final game of the doubleheader with the Atlanta Braves. With six games set to be played in five day, the team needed a spot-starter. Headed into last night's contest, O'Sullivan had previously made 37 major league... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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Photo: Philliedelphia/Andrew Gillen Having gone down two games to one after the first three contests, the Phillies had to win last night's game to continue their streak of not losing a series. They were set up well, with their best pitcher of the season taking to the hill. Cole Hamels,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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Following their momentus five-game winning streak, the Phillies went on to lose three straight games. The last of those three contests was the opening battle of the four-game set with the Miami Marlins. They were shutout in that game, falling to their division foe 4-0. Miami would throw another four-spot... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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Photo: Philliedelphia/Andrew Gillen In his first major league start, the day before The Los Angeles Dodgers' Josh Beckett's no-hitter against the Phillies, David Buchanan was nothing less than solid. In an admirable five full innings, the rookie hurler allowed only five hits and two earned runs, enough to secure the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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Photo: Philliedelphia/Andrew Gillen Seemingly since the day he made his major league debut against the Cincinnati Reds in May of 2006, Cole Hamels has received some of the worst major league support throughout the game. Take this season for example, where Hamels has had nine total games with three or... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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Following today's loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, CSN's Jim Salisbury is reporting that Ethan Martin has been demoted back to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Martin had made just two appearances for the Phillies, and none since the series against Cincinnati. In those two outings, the former Los Angeles Dodgers prospect... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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Despite coming off two sweeps in their last three series played, the Phillies were not heavily favored to perform very well against the hot St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals, as you know, are the defending National League champions, and are always tough to face, post- or regular season. So when... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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Photo: Philliedelphia/Andrew Gillen Ryan Howard is on a tear, and it will continue in St. Louis On June 2nd, 2013, the Phillies were coming off of 4-3 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. It was their second loss of the series, and it pushed their season record to 26-29, three games... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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Just two weeks ago, 'sweeping' didn't seem to be in the Phillies vocabulary. The word was used only for teams that could contend, teams that had a legitimate playoff opportunity. Teams would sweep the Phillies, and would rarely play out the opposite way. However, as the dawn of June 19th,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at Philliedelphia