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  1. The Phillies Lost Again

    Jul 24, 2013, 10:12 AM EDT

    Domonic Brown

    The Phillies lost again. Given the opportunity to make up a game on the Atlanta Braves they failed to do so. It was a lackluster evening of baseball. Cardinals’ starter Shelby Miller had his with the Phillies because they’re the Phillies and they like to chase balls up in the zone. Charlie on it via…

  2. Can Mrs. Howard Cook for the Rest of the Phils?

    Jul 23, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

    While we’re left without the usual Ryan Howard Owns St. Louis story line, the Phillies are still right in the middle of Will They Buy Or Sell Before Next Week’s Trade Deadline. Their weekend in New York did not do them any favors, dropping two of three to the lowly Mets after a series-opening victory…

  3. Ruben Amaro Gets Indignant Over… Prospect Rankings?

    Jul 22, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT


    Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. is under a great deal of pressure these days, with the trade deadline looming and an aging squad that seems neither capable of winning consistently nor freefalling from the playoff race altogether. In addition to his stressful work environment, Amaro is also constantly under fire from fans and in…

  4. Matt Harvey Owns the Phillies

    Jul 22, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT


    How did the Phillies lose two of three in a series to the Mets, you ask? It’s almost not even fair when Matt Harvey gets to pitch one of those games. Harvey has started 30 games in the Major Leagues since his call-up last July, five of those against the Phils already – more than…

  5. Roy Halladay Threw From the Mound on Sunday

    Jul 22, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT


    If there were any encouraging developments to take from the Phillies’ weekend series in New York – other than not losing ground on first place in the NL East despite dropping two of three to the Mets – it was a bullpen session. Specifically it was Roy Halladay’s bullpen session, the first of its kind…

  6. Ben Revere Seems to Have Just Learned of Andrew Bynum’s Contract, And He’s Not Happy

    Jul 20, 2013, 9:16 PM EDT


    Ben Revere feels your pain, Philly fans. He’s also probably still feeling some of his own pain, with a broken foot that’s expected to keep him out for the next six to eight weeks. His use of “this dude” and not “mah dude” is a clear sign of judgment, one made all the better by…

  7. Tonight’s Mets Starter, Jeremy Hefner, Spent the All-Star Break in His Tornado-Ravaged Hometown

    Jul 19, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

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    The All-Star Game is welcome break for some, and a dream-come-true for others who get to participate in the game or home-run derby. But for Mets starting pitcher Jeremy Hefner, it was neither. Hefner (4-6, 3.33), who starts for the Mets tonight against the Phillies in the first game back from the break, spent his…

  8. Will the Phillies Finish Above or Below .500? The Cases for Each

    Jul 19, 2013, 11:23 AM EDT

    MLB: Chicago White Sox at Philadelphia Phillies-Game One

    Though obviously it’d be preferable to be a couple games over, I kinda dig that the Phils finished the nominal first half of the baseball season dead even in wins and losses. It’s been that kind of season, really–up-and-down, with every positive development seemingly counter-balanced with a negative one and vice versa. For the ledger…

  9. What If Chase Utley Has Already Played His Final Game in Philadelphia as a Phillie?

    Jul 19, 2013, 9:46 AM EDT

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    There’s finally some baseball on tonight to give us something to talk about other than pro wrestling, advanced hockey stats, Justin Bieber moms, and Merrill Reese rapping. The Phillies are in action up in New York to kick off a pivotal nine-game road swing that will take them from the Big Apple through St. Louis…

  10. Screencap: New Yorkers’ Boos Do Not Faze Cliff Lee

    Jul 17, 2013, 10:31 AM EDT


    It wasn’t quite as awesome as Chase Utley’s infamous “Boo? F— you” moment at a different All-Star Game in New York City, but Cliff Lee reacted to the Big Apple booing in rather humorous fashion. Philadelphia fans and Clifton afficianados watching at home weren’t the only ones to get a kick out of Cliff’s tough…

  11. The Homers Were More Fun: NL Loses, Phils Phlop in 2013 All-Star Game

    Jul 16, 2013, 11:52 PM EDT

    MLB: All Star Game

    Three hits, one walk, zero runs. That was what the NL’s collection of offensive talent was able to put up against a wrecking crew of AL pitchers in the All-Star Game tonight, a feeble performance that at least prevented the game from stretching on past midnight. The AL didn’t provide a ton of offensive fireworks…

  12. Dom, Cliff, and 66 Scrubs at Tonight’s All Star Game in New York

    Jul 16, 2013, 5:56 PM EDT


    After last night’s excellent appetite-whetting Home Run Derby, which resulted in a record-high number of Yoenis Cespedes-related discussions at office watercoolers nationwide, Citi Field tonight brings us the true Mid-Summer Classic. The stars are out, the stands are filling up, and social media is breathless with anticipation for a long night of complaining about Joe…

  13. Report: Everybody Loves Michael Young

    Jul 16, 2013, 4:48 PM EDT


    We’ve already heard a report that the Red Sox might be interested in trade for Phillies’ third baseman Michael Young, and also that the Yankees could be a fit as well. Well if Ken Rosenthal is correct, there are a dozen or so teams that could be trying to swing a deadline deal to acquire…

  14. Cliff Lee’s Son Jaxon Gets a Microphone and Interviews His Dad at All-Star Media Session

    Jul 16, 2013, 1:53 PM EDT


    Monday at CitiField wasn’t as enjoyable for Phillies fans as we would have liked. Dom Brown was left out of the Home Run Derby so Philadelphia fans were left with no real rooting interest. But the day was not without its awesome Phillies moment because NBC 10 handed Cliff Lee’s son Jaxon a microphone to…

  15. Mets Fans Are the Worst, Obviously, But Matt Harvey On Jimmy Fallon Was Pretty Great

    Jul 16, 2013, 12:01 PM EDT


    Continuing our theme of New York hating today, Jimmy Fallon did a pretty fantastic piece last night featuring Mets’ ace Matt Harvey doing man on the street interviews in which he asks New Yorkers their thoughts on… Mets’ ace Matt Harvey. The results are awesome. Some fans mention his nude spread in ESPN The Magazine’s…

  16. Video: The Phillie Phanatic and Mr. Met Team Up to Fight Cancer in MasterCard Commercial

    Jul 16, 2013, 10:57 AM EDT


    MasterCard aired a great commercial during last night’s Home Run Derby that featured the great mascot of the Philadelphia Phillies and also the mascot of the New York Mets. The Phillie Phanatic and Mr. Met attempt to look past their prank-filled history to get together for lunch which, when paid for with a MasterCard, will…

  17. The 700 Level Predicts the 2013 Home Run Derby

    Jul 15, 2013, 6:47 PM EDT

    MLB: All Star Game-Home Run Derby

    We are here at Citi Field for the 2013 Home Run Derby. It’s hot and cramped and there are actually dudes wearing Lucas Duda and Andrew Brown jerseys, but the prospect of eventual HOME RUNS should make it all worthwhile. Domonic Brown is not present, because David Wright is a hater and because Virginia high…

  18. Video: Angry Joe Blanton Is Angry at Gatorade Jug, Not Very Thirsty

    Jul 15, 2013, 11:49 AM EDT


    It’s been a while since we checked in with former Phillies slugger and sometimes-decent pitcher Joe Blanton. He got off to a truly atrocious start this season for the Los Angeles Angels and hasn’t really turned things around all that much since. After a getting pulled after just four innings in a tough loss yesterday…

  19. Some Philadelphia Residents Assumed the Phillies Fireworks Were Racists Celebrating Zimmerman Verdict

    Jul 15, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT


    The Phillies typically awesome fireworks display at Citizens Bank Park hit a couple of snags over the weekend. It was pushed from Friday to Saturday due to inclement weather. Then the two Saturday games with the Chicago White Sox both going to extra innings pushed the festivities into the wee hours of Sunday morning. Add…

  20. A Rough Sports Week Begins But At Least the Phils Will Be at .500 for a While

    Jul 15, 2013, 10:08 AM EDT

    Cliff Lee, Charlie Manuel, Dom Brown, and the Phillie Phanatic

    Knowing that this week would be a struggle and mostly void of any real sport of consequence, the Phillies packed as much baseball as your little Phanatic-colored heart can handle over the last two days — three extra-inning games to be exact and a pair of victories to elevate them to 48-48 on the season.…

  21. Ben Revere Busted It Down the First-Base Line on a Broken Foot

    Jul 14, 2013, 8:30 AM EDT


    Say what you want about these Phillies. They may be too old, make too many poor decisions, and simply may not have what it takes. You can’t say they weren’t trying their absolute hardest to win on Saturday though. I mean, Jimmy Rollins faceplanting into home to score a game-winning run wasn’t even the most…

  22. Jimmy Rollins Faceplants Across Home Plate… For The Win!

    Jul 14, 2013, 7:30 AM EDT


    We’re sorry to inform you, Michael Young, that your Chevrolet Player of the Game honors for 07/13/2013 have been repossessed, and hereby awarded to Jimmy Rollins for his amazing sell-out, head-first slide into home on the game-winning play in the 13th inning of the second half of a LONGGGG double header that ended sometime the…

  23. What a Day at Citizens Bank Park

    Jul 14, 2013, 2:20 AM EDT


    24 innings of baseball. One demoralizing loss. Then back to the park for another seemingly endless game. The feeling that the day game was happening all over again. An 11th inning wave-a-thon. Midnight came and went. Savery came in. Savery stayed in. But then, Michael Young delivered. Joy (and relief) filled the stadium. And then…

  24. Day-Night Doubleheader: Pettibone, Then Lannan, Then Fireworks

    Jul 13, 2013, 2:15 PM EDT


    Jonathan Pettibone is your Dayman and John Lannan your Nightman when the Phillies face the White Sox at 3:05 and then again at 8:15. Friday night’s game, postponed due to rain, is the 8:15′er so that those who had tickets for last night will still be able to see the postgame fireworks display tonight. And…

  25. There Will Be No Fireworks in South Philly Tonight (Well, At Least There Won’t Be at CBP)

    Jul 12, 2013, 6:32 PM EDT


    Tonight’s Philadelphia Phillies game against the Chicago White Sox has been postponed due to rain. It will be rescheduled for tomorrow night at 8:15 pm as part of a double header. The fireworks show scheduled following this evening’s game will now take place following tomorrow night’s game. The 4:05 game  tomorrow has been pushed up…