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Courtesy of Blueclaws.com The Phillies are promoting one of their Top 10 prospects, moving third baseman Maikel Franco from High Class-A Clearwater up to Double-A Reading. Franco, who turns 21 at the end of August, is hitting .299/.349/.576 with a Florida State League (it's a pitcher friendly league) leading 16... Continue reading
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Photo Courtesy Jillian Souza Jonathan Pettibone got the starting the nod as the 22 year old made his major league debut. Pettibone was solid in his first start, throwing five and one-third innings while allowing two earned runs, which both were solo home runs and recording six strikeouts. Pettibone allowed... Continue reading
This will be a short and sweet recap. Cliff Lee gave up a homerun to Giancarlo Stanton as the Marlins take 1-0 lead. It was the only run allowed by Lee. He allowed just three hits, no walks and a run over seven innings. Meanwhile, the Phillies scored a run... Continue reading
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Tonight Roy Halladay pitched eight innings, allowing only a run on two hits while striking out eight. It seems like The Good Doctor is back. St. Louis’ only run off Halladay came in the second inning when Carlos Beltran ripped a solo shot, his 28th on the season, to give... Continue reading
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The Phillies placed third baseman Placido Polanco on the 15-day disabled list Thursday because of lower-back inflammation. It is the same injury that sidelined him last July. This marks the fourth time in his three seasons since rejoining the Phillies in 2010 that Polanco has landed on the disabled list.... Continue reading
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One of the highly touted Baby Aces is set to debut on Monday for the IronPigs against Syracuse. Jonathan Pettibone, 22-year-old right hander, a supplemental third-round pick in 2008, is 9-7 with a 3.30 ERA in 19 starts at Reading. He has a 3.16 ERA in 13 starts, allowing more... Continue reading
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Happy July 4th!!! Did Cliff Lee win a game yet? Is he hurt? It is basically the story of the first half. We all know that Cliff Lee has not been the Lee we saw last season. Phillies have been 7-1 since 2004 on July 4th including two walk offs... Continue reading
On the first day of international free agency, the Phillies pulled a quick move by signing two young players out of the Dominican Republic. Jose Pujols and Deivi Grullon are both ranked among the top 20 international free agents. Even if you do not hear these names ever again, I... Continue reading
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All I can say is... WOW Tropical Storm Debby made its way up the West Coast of Florida on Sunday dumping tons of rain and it made it's way through Clearwater, FL. And as you can see below -- courtesy of pitcher Justin De Fratus (first three photos) and outfielder... Continue reading
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Coming off of his first complete game shutout of his career, Kyle Kendrick took the hill tonight in the first game of this three-game series at home against the Miami Marlins. Mark Buehrle took his second loss of the season against the Phils on April 12, but has won his... Continue reading
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After scoring five runs in the 9th in last night's game.. We all must have thought: Maybe we should of had saved runs for the next game right? Well not really.... this game was all about the offense! Worley allowed just one run over six innings as he scattered five... Continue reading
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It's Kyle Kendrick vs Wade Miley Cryus Show because the Cliff Lee vs Daniel Hudson rumble match-up never happened because both landed on the 15 day disabled list this past weekend. This pretty much says it all: I told you did not miss much besides an almost comeback in the... Continue reading
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The Philadelphia Phillies scored two runs tonight via a sac fly by Jimmy Rollins and Hunter Pence scored on a passed ball. That is all the needed. Meanwhile, Juan Pierre picked up the first triple of the season, it was wasted nonetheless. The Padres had first and third with one... Continue reading
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This game was pretty much simple-- no offense and a pitching duel. Cliff Lee: 10 innings; 7 hits; 0 BBs; 7Ks, induced 4 big double plays on 102 pitches (81 strikes, 21 balls). Matt Cain: 9 innings; 2 hits; 1BB; 4Ks. Carlos Ruiz leadoff double was wasted in the top... Continue reading
Posted by Christina Angelos (Taken by Philliedelphia's Stephen Gallo) Joe Blanton made his second start of the spring for the Phillies. He struck out three and allowed four singles in three scoreless innings. He has yet to give up a run in Spring Training and has been pretty solid in... Continue reading
Posted by Christina Angelos (Courtesy of MiLB.com ) Phillies pitching prospect, Eric Pettis was drafted in the 35th round of the 2010 draft out of UC-Irvine. Pettis signed quickly soon after. He began his career in Williamsport as starter, however, was moved into the bullpen. Last season, he split time... Continue reading
Posted by Christina Angelos (Courtesy of CBSPhilly) Remember Ryan Howard? Remember the doomsday drama as the final out in NLDS? Yeah, let's forget about it... How about I give you an update on the situation, which is certainly some great news.... According to Todd Zolecki, Ryan Howard was cleared on... Continue reading
Posted by Christina Angelos (courtesy of Philly.com) Last time I wrote something about Ryne Sandberg, he was being interview or being considered by two major leauge clubs. However, things have changed. Since the Cubs do not want a manager without coaching experiences in the majors, Sandberg is out. The Cardinals... Continue reading
Posted by Christina Angelos Here are few updates on the free agency or trades for the Philadelphia Phillies: As you may know Ryan Madson is a free agent and is drawing lots of interest from the Red Sox, Phillies, Nationals, Rangers and Marlins are believed to be interested. There are... Continue reading
Posted by Christina Angelos Let’s begin the Sandberg speculation of where in the world will he be in 2012! Ryne Sandberg is still under contract with the Phillies, even though he only signed a year deal to manage the Phillies Triple A team, IronPigs. The Phillies have mentioned they want... Continue reading
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Posted by Christina Angelos (Courtesy of daylife.com) Placido Polanco won a Gold Glove tonight. Congratulations! Placido Polanco is just the second player in baseball history to win Gold Gloves at two different positions. He won twice as a second baseman with Detroit Tigers in 2007 and 2009 before winning as... Continue reading
It is too early for a 2011 season reflection after the Phillies were knocked out by the Redbirds. Even if the outcome was not the way we thought it would be, there are plenty of memories from this past season from the good to the bad. Posted by Christina Angelos... Continue reading
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Posted by Christina Angelos Photo by Frank Klose It’s Playoff Time! Roy Halladay allowed a leadoff single to Rafael Furcal, walked Albert Pujols on four pitches and allowed a three-run home run to Lance Berkman to hand the Cardinals a quick 3-0 lead. Pretty much nothing after that... Halladay retired... Continue reading
Posted by Christina Angelos Courtesy of Sports Illustrated (and for one of our writers, she is still a Happ fan, is excited he won) Oh No! Let's start pushing the panic button because the Phillies have lost three in a row for the first time since the first week of... Continue reading
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Posted by Christina Angelos I am writing this post as a fan of baseball, not because I am a Phillies fan either. It’s my take on the situation occurred in today’s game against the Marlins. If this went the other way, I would be typing this post. I do not... Continue reading