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  1. You Again: Cliff Lee Meets His Old Texas Buddies

    May 21, 2011, 4:37 PM EDT

    Cliff Lee squares off against the Rangers for the first time this year.

  2. Charlie On Managing Benny-Dom-Mayberry-Raul

    May 20, 2011, 11:18 PM EDT

    Charlie Manuel was asked following Friday night’s 3-2 victory about how he plans to manage his outfield now that Dom Brown has arrived. He said before the game that he plans to ease Brown into the outfield rotation, starting No. 9 predominantly against right-handers initially. So how do the right-handed options of Ben Francisco and…

  3. Raul and Benny Provide the Long-Lost Pop, Halladay and Madson Deliver

    May 20, 2011, 11:13 PM EDT

    The big story on Friday afternoon was Ruben Amaro Jr. and the Phillies about-face on whether or not to bring up Dom Brown from Lehigh Valley as Shane Victorino headed to the DL. Part of the reason the team finally decided to make the move to bring Brown up to the big club was the…

  4. Higher Resolution Roy Halladay CYborg Photoshop

    May 20, 2011, 5:47 PM EDT

    Rangers’ starter C.J. Wilson called Roy Halladay “the CYborg.” See original post here.

  5. Dom Brown, Interleague Play Descend On Philadelphia

    May 20, 2011, 5:24 PM EDT

    A double dose of awesome this evening for Phillies fans as not only is Roy Halladay getting the start but beloved phenom Dom Brown has rejoined the big league club. Unfortunately, the lanky left-hander will not get the start this evening as Charlie Manuel said before the game that Brown likely won’t start against lefties,…

  6. Photo: The Storm’s Gone

    May 20, 2011, 4:35 PM EDT

    It’s a strange, sticky hotness at Citizens Bank Park this afternoon after what seems like a week’s worth of rain. But the sun is trying to peak through prior to this evening’s game.

  7. Tonight: Dom Brown Comes to Town

    May 20, 2011, 2:40 PM EDT

    After saying as recently as yesterday that Dom Brown needed more at-bats, the Phillies have changed their minds and have called up Dom Brown while Shane Victorino spends some time on the DL. Other moves made today include recalling David Herndon and optioning Scott Mathieson. Joe Blanton will not hit the DL pile just yet…

  8. That Dude From Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Wears a Phillies Hat

    May 20, 2011, 2:07 PM EDT

    The lead singer of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, the original buzz band that broke up but is now apparently back together, is a Philly native. We’ve seen him rock Phillies gear at a show at the Khyber many years ago. Here’s a teaser video for their new album, in which Alec Ounsworth rocks a…

  9. Osama Bin Laden Not Hiding at CitiField

    May 20, 2011, 12:47 PM EDT

    Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman has an interesting idea to help fix the American economy. Among them, he wants to create rumors that Osama bin Laden hasn’t actually been killed. He uses CitiField as an example of a place Fake-Not-Dead-Bin-Laden wouldn’t go, but I disagree. CitiField has many of the same characteristics of the caves…

  10. Latest Roy Halladay Art By Dan Duffy

    May 20, 2011, 11:12 AM EDT

    We’re always fans of unique Phillies memorabilia, be it the art of our friends at Sports Propaganda Art, Lion World, or any other one-off print we’ve stumbled across. The latest from artist Dan Duffy, who has done great Phillies pieces about Harry Kalas and the Phillies 2008 World Series victory, is a tribute to Roy…

  11. Add Victorino and Blanton to the DL Pile, Dom Brown Won’t Be Called Up

    May 20, 2011, 10:44 AM EDT

    Aside from the putridity of a 7-1 home loss that featured three home runs off the bat of Jason Giambi, the already short-handed Phillies are expected to lose a few more bodies to the DL. Joe Blanton was scratched from the start just prior to the game with a flare up of the elbow issues…

  12. Unfortunately, Jason Giambi Is Still a Major Leaguer

    May 19, 2011, 10:27 PM EDT

    The accompanying photo recaps this game better than I or any member of the media ever could. Giambi circled the bases three times Thursday night, including two trips around Kyle Kendrick, driving in all seven of Colorado’s runs on bombs. By the time a downpour started in the third, all Phillies fans could hope was…

  13. Ross Gload Gets Rare Start as Phils Look to Sweep Rockies

    May 19, 2011, 4:39 PM EDT

    The skies don’t look promising in South Philly this evening as the Phils try to sweep the Rockies in their quick 2-game series before welcoming in Inter-League play tomorrow. If the weather allows the game to happen, fans could be treated to a few Gload droppings on Rockies starter Jhoulys Chacin this evening as Charlie…

  14. Werth On Utley: ‘He’s a Game-Changer’

    May 19, 2011, 2:30 PM EDT

    Chase Utley’s return to the Phillies lineup appears to be inching closer and closer. It could even happen during the team’s current homesteand, of which they have eight games remaining. Danny Knobler, a baseball writer for CBSSports.com, caught up with former Phillie Jayson Werth yesterday and asked him what Utley means to this team. Werth’s…

  15. What Philly Is Overreacting To: The Phillies’ Offense

    May 19, 2011, 1:01 PM EDT

    At 26-16, the Philadelphia Phillies are leading the National League. They trail only the upstart Cleveland Indians for the best record in all of baseball. Still, the silence of their bats remains a glaring issue. The Phightins have scored just nine runs in their last five games, and needed both a gem from Cole Hamels…

  16. Madson’s Pumped in GIF Form

    May 19, 2011, 12:57 PM EDT

    As we mentioned after last night’s game, Ryan Madson’s stuff last night was filthy. His enthusiasm after striking out the side was equally awesome. “His changeup is absolutely the best I’ve ever seen it,” Charlie Manuel said after the game. “He’s consistent with it now. He can throw it for strikes down or he can…

  17. Chris Farley as John Kruk (1993)

    May 19, 2011, 3:23 AM EDT

    In October of 1993, during the Phillies World Series against the Blue Jays, legendary Saturday Night Live comedian Chris Farley did his impression of the Fightins portly first baseman, John Kruk. Perhaps you’ve stumbled across this before, but finding it uploaded to YouTube today was the first I’d seen of it. There are two segments…

  18. Fantastic Outings from Hamels and Madson With Just a Sprinkle of Offense

    May 18, 2011, 10:53 PM EDT

    Prior to the game, Phillies fans hoped that a little home cooking could be just what the Fightins needed to snap their season-long four-game losing streak. While the Phils didn’t find the local ingredients to solve their offensive woes, they did put together all of the pieces necessary to win a 2-1 baseball game over…

  19. Phillies Fan Dons Home-made Phanatic Outfit

    May 18, 2011, 8:11 PM EDT

    A fan at Wednesday night’s Phillies v. Rockies game found a creative way to keep warm on a chilly night at Citizens Bank Park. While it may not be the most fashionable outfit, the Phanatic’s snout could hypothetically double as a beer funnel. Ergonomic, yo. Screen cap via 30fps

  20. Hamels vs. De La Rosa as Phils Welcome Rockies in For Two

    May 18, 2011, 5:59 PM EDT

    The Phillies return home tonight to Citizens Bank Park under conditions that nicely match their offensive production as of late: crappy. General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. says the team is just going to have to work through it, “I think we’ve gotta ride out the storm a little bit and get guys healthy and hope…

  21. Bullpen Blowup Caps All-Around Ugly Showing

    May 18, 2011, 12:53 AM EDT

    The Phillies really spread the blame around in the 2-1 loss on Tuesday night. Roy Oswalt actually pitched quite well given his circumstances, but the offense was once again abysmal, putting up one lone run, and that was due in large part to a laughable Cardinals’ error on a Jimmy Rollins pop up in the…

  22. Tonight’s Starting Lineup vs. the Cardinals

    May 17, 2011, 4:52 PM EDT

    1.) Jimmy Rollins 2.) Michael Martinez 3.) Placido Polanco 4.) Ryan Howard 5.) John Mayberry Jr. 6.) Ben Francisco 7.) Wilson Valdez 8.) Dane Sardinha 9.) Roy Oswalt Maybe a little Dom Brown injection could give this card some life? How’s that thumb doing, kid? As you can see, from the lineup we expected to…

  23. Oswalt Ready for ‘Interesting’ Start

    May 17, 2011, 2:42 PM EDT

    The word “frustrating” has been spreading across the Phillies community like wild fire as of late. Cliff Lee walking more batters than ever before is frustrating, Wilson Valdez batting second in a major league lineup is frustrating, injuries to [insert player] are frustrating, not winning is frustrating. Best Buy in South Philly has reported a…

  24. Cliff Lee Walks Career High, Cy Westbrook Shuts Down Phils Offense

    May 16, 2011, 11:00 PM EDT

    The slump isn’t quite over… The Phils lost their third straight on Monday night—the first time they’ve lost three in a row so far this season. Cliff Lee looked human although not altogether terrible, giving up a career-high six walks on the way to a 3-1 Phils loss to the Cardinals. He pitched just 6.1…

  25. Oswalt Off the DL, Vance Worley Optioned

    May 16, 2011, 4:22 PM EDT

    Roy Oswalt has been removed from the DL and is expected to make his scheduled start on Tuesday evening in St. Louis. Oswalt last pitched in the locally televised rehab stint with Single-A Clearwater which featured fellow Phils Chase Utley and Carlos Ruiz. In that start, Oswalt’s fastball lacked life and was clearly lacking in…