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Andrew Gillen
Brooklawn, NJ
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Photo: Philliedelphia/Andrew Gillen In the middle of the 2012 season, the end of the Phillies' five-year playoff run, Cole Hamels signed his six-year, $144 million extension with the only team he has ever played for. At the time, anyone with more than just a casual interest in the team, or... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Philliedelphia
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With a series finale in Miami and a three-game homestand against the Atlanta Braves remaining in their season, the Phillies are headed for a possible massive overhaul this offseason. Now that every National League playoff spot has been filled, these last four games have, well, no real meaning. However, if... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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Photo: Philliedelphia/Andrew Gillen The list of complications with this year's Phillies club is relatively extensive. One of those issues, a reoccurring symptom for a majority of the season, is the team's failure to string together an offensive output. That particular hindrance shown once more last evening, with the Phils unable... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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With just a handful of games remaining in a season, fans hope to see their team put together some entertaining ballgames to round out the year. Crooked numbers and clutch hits are typically the most desired outputs, especially with no playoff runs in sight. Tonight, fans of the Phillies were... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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As several teams prepare for the postseason, or are trying to make that final push for October, the Phillies will instead play out their final six games before heading home for the winter. They'll begin a set of three games against the Marlins in Miami, then return to Philadelphia on... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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Photo: Philliedelphia/Andrew Gillen After two disappointing one-run losses in San Diego, the Phillies offense was finally able to string together enough runs in support of their starting pitcher. Of course, those runs happened to come behind the one guys that probably didn't need that many, Cole Hamels. Nevertheless, the team... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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From the onset of Spring Training, and perhaps long before February, the 2014 season didn't come off as a "playoff" year. Instead, it was to be a season of the elder players making their way out while the young blood got their biggest opportunities. While the former part of that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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Photo: Philliedelphia/Andrew Gillen Monday night, it was obvious that the zero run effort in support of Jerome Williams would not help produce a victory. Last evening, a four run improvement was still not enough to hand the victory to A.J. Burnett after his five run outing. Each final score in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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Past seasons have resulted in favorable numbers for the Phillies when they travel to play the Padres in San Diego. There was no reason to believe this season would be any different, and with the Phils having already swept the Padres earlier this season, a series victory seemed all but... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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Last night was nothing short of disappointing for the Phillies and their fans. For starters, the matchup featured two teams with no chance to punch their ticket into the offseason, leading to very little excitement on either side of the ball. Then, Andrew Cashner was able to go the distance... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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With a rather "interesting" gesture and seven-game suspension looming over the team the last 24 hours, the Phillies have made more headlines this late in the season than anyone had anticipated. A series against the Padres may not be the most interesting matchup happening the next few weeks, but the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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A.J. Burnett got his second opportunity this season to face off against his former team. Burnett, the Opening Day starting pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2013, contemplated retirement this offseason before choosing to sign a short deal with the Philadelphia Phillies. Back in the summer, when the Phillies took... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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Andrew McCutchen and Russel Martin led the Pirates six-run offensive output last evening in support of Vance Worley. The display helped hand Pittsburgh their second victory of the series, and now gives them the opportunity to win three of four from the Phillies going into tonight's ballgame. With playoff implications... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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With a split in the first two games in the series, the Philadelphia Phillies and Pittsburgh Pirates had two very different agendas going into both tonight and tomorrow night's games. For the Pirates, it was about both maintaining their second Wild Card spot in the National League and chasing down... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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Monday night, the Phillies had a great chance to open up their series with the Pittsburgh Pirates with a victory. Even after an eighth inning blow up by Kyle Kendrick, a late three-run rally nearly put them into that position. However, it wasn't enough in the eventual 6-4 loss. Last... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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With the spoiler tag firmly tied around this 2014 Phillies team, the series against the Washington Nationals gives the fans a chance to watch some interesting matchups. While the Nats have all but wrapped up a playoff appearance, they have not secured the National League East title, and tonight's game... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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While still technically capable of reaching a Wild Card spot in this year's playoffs, the Phillies are probably headed toward another October-less season. However, that hasn't stopped Ryne Sandberg's team from making a late season run, where they've won ten out of their last fifteen games. Included in those ten... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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Up until their NLCS matchup with the San Francisco Giants, the 2010 season was a remarkable one for the Phillies, and in particular, Roy Halladay. As you may remember, Doc threw a perfect game against the then Florida Marlins in May of that season, just the second in Phillies history.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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Photo: Philliedelphia/Andrew Gillen With a series loss the the New York Mets, the Phillies four-game winning streak is a thing of the past. However, they're still on a stretch in which they have won seven of their last ten games, and will continue to play against other National League Eastern... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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After two straight series wins, the Phillies are on a pretty decent roll. Their last two opponents, the Seattle Mariners and St. Louis Cardinals, are legitimate playoff contenders, heading down a stretch where every game becomes even more important by the day. That streak will continue, as the Phillies will... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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A win last night against the Seattle Mariners had to feel good, if only because of the well-known struggles the Phillies have had against the American League. Looking ahead to the next two games, there was even a belief that the home squad had a chance to win the series,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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With a split of the first two games in this series, it's not very surprising that the Phillies were victorious in Cole Hamels' start, but defeated in Kyle Kendrick's outing. And yet, neither pitcher played much of a factor in the result. On Friday, the team made their comeback toward... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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Photo: Philliedelphia/Andrew Gillen With a ten inning victory in last night's contest, the Phillies successfully rebounded from their two straight losses to the Los Angeles Angels. Cole Hamels' streak of five seven-inning, 1/0 run performances did come to a close, but just three earned runs allowed were enough to give... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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Photo: Philliedelphia/Andrew Gillen Tonight, the Phillies California trip will roll into San Francisco for their annual trip to AT&T Park. Following the two-game sweep at the hands of Anaheim, Philadelphia will have their best chance at a rebound in tonight's game. Their ace, Cole Hamels, takes to the mound in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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Yesterday, Ryan Howard "finally earned his money again" with a walk off single, at least that's how a certain member of my household put it. The Phillies had dropped the first two games against the New York Mets in two one-run final scores, and went into Sunday with very little... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at Philliedelphia