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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. Sarah Silverman Tops Morgan Freeman Again

    May 16, 2011, 12:27 PM EDT

    If you were watching yesterday’s Phillies broadcast, you were probably pleasantly surprised when they returned from commercial with Morgan Freeman joining T-Mac and Sarge in the booth. Red from Shawshank! Joe Clark! Nelson Mandela! Freeman is an icon and one of the most gifted actors of all time. He can inject gravitas into anything. Except,…

  6. ‘Refreshingly Candid’ Fredi Gonzalez Picks the Phillies He’d Rather Have

    May 16, 2011, 11:53 AM EDT

    The Braves took two out of three games from the Phillies this past weekend down in Atlanta. They also won the series before that on the Fightins’ turf at Citizens Bank Park. The Braves were the trendy pick by many national analysts to beat the Phillies for the NL East crown this season, and it’s…

  7. Mike Schmidt Wants You! (To Go Fishing)

    May 16, 2011, 9:58 AM EDT

    We’ve all heard tales about how baseball players enjoy hunting and fishing. ESPN even did a piece on Roy Halladay going fishing with the Roy Halladay of Fishing, Skeet Reese — an impressive fishing trip, for sure. But as you may have guessed, retired legends have a bit more time on their hands to get…

  8. Uggla’d: Halladay Loses Second Straight Complete Game

    May 15, 2011, 4:55 PM EDT

    Those of us hoping to see some flash from the bats on Sunday were left wanting, and for the second straight outing, Roy Halladay pitched a complete game loss. Tim Hudson held the Phils to a pair of runs, and Dan Uggla knocked a game-winning homer in the bottom of the eighth to put the…

  9. Phillies Throwbacks: Please Wear These More Often

    May 15, 2011, 2:07 PM EDT

    We don’t always need a special occasion, we just want to see these powder blues more often.

  10. Doc vs. Rock: Halladay and Hudson Bring Another Possible Pitchers Duel

    May 15, 2011, 12:59 PM EDT

    So, yesterday’s outing was pretty frustrating, with Joe Blanton giving up homers to the first two batters he faced and the Phillies getting no-everything’d through five innings. Joey B settled down after the first, but the Phils wilted under the weight of a brilliant Jair Jurrjens start. A late-inning comeback attempt fell short while the…

  11. Phils Get Jurrjens’d in Atlanta (At Least They Looked Good)

    May 14, 2011, 4:21 PM EDT

    Things started out rather bleak for the Phillies as Joe Blanton gave up back-to-back home runs in the first inning to Martin Prado and Nate Mclouth to put the Braves up a quick 2-0. Jair Jurrjens dominated the Phils bats for 5 perfect innings before becoming human, still, he was more than good enough to beat the Phillies stuttering offense this afternoon.

    Full photo recap, including a look at the awesome Negro League throwbacks worn by both teams, below.

  12. Phils Look to Continue Winning Day Game Ways While Wearing Old School Unis

    May 14, 2011, 12:32 PM EDT

    The Phils found a way to keep fighting back last night, and — with the help of their young bullpen — beat the Braves to kick off Civil Rights Weekend. The story of the game had to be the fine job put in by the youngsters in the pen. Michael Stutes registered a huge strikeout,…

  13. Dom Brown Sidelined With Thumb Sprain

    May 14, 2011, 10:33 AM EDT

    The calls to bring up Domonic Brown will have to wait awhile, as the Phillies’ outfield prospect has a first degree sprain of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right thumb. He is expected to be out for 5-7 days. [Matt Gelb] David Hale relays that Dom’s already been out a few days, so the…

  14. Hamels vs. Beachy as Phils and Braves Kick Off Civil Rights Weekend

    May 13, 2011, 4:46 PM EDT

    The Phillies and the Braves will kick off what they’re calling Major League Baseball’s Civil Rights Weekend as the first place Phils look to bounce back from their series loss to Atlanta just a week ago. As part of the festivities, both team’s will wear their city’s Negro Leagues uniforms for the Saturday afternoon game…

  15. Nats 18-Year-Old Future Star Already Prepping for Philly Heckling

    May 13, 2011, 3:08 PM EDT

    Bryce Harper is already prepping for those mean people in Philadelphia.

  16. CHOOOOOOCH Is Back From the DL

    May 13, 2011, 11:27 AM EDT

    Jim Salisbury reports that Phils catcher Carlos Ruiz has been activated from the DL. Amazing how empty life can feel without Chooch behind the plate or solidifying the bottom of the lineup…

  17. To Watch Tonight: Utley, Ruiz, Oswalt in Clearwater with Exciting Young Talent

    May 12, 2011, 5:35 PM EDT

    While the Phillies have a day off from their regular 162 game schedule, Phillies fans get the special treat of watching three of the biggest stars in the organization team up with some of the exciting prospects that currently reside in Single-A Clearwater. Chase Utley, Carlos Ruiz, and Roy Oswalt all playing in rehab starts…

  18. Tonight! Chase Utley, Roy Oswalt, and Carlos Ruiz Play Baseball On Your TV

    May 12, 2011, 10:52 AM EDT

    The Chase Utley Jog Watch appears to have progressed into Chase Utley Rehab Watch and will cross paths this evening with the back recoveries of fellow beloved Phillies Carlos Ruiz and Roy Oswalt. And they’ll be on TV!

  19. Phillies All Mustache Team

    May 12, 2011, 10:08 AM EDT


    I know what you may be thinking, “Where’s Jayson Werth?” Well, the criteria Philly Sports History came up with was for mustaches, not beards. But, Johnny Goodtimes did fine work searching out the best ‘staches in Phillies history and setting them to obscure tunes.

  20. Cliff Lee Needs Some Help, Phils Look to Bounce Back in Florida

    May 11, 2011, 5:44 PM EDT

    Cliff Lee has been getting a bit of the Cole Hamels Run Support 2010 treatment as of late. Over his last three starts, Clifton has received exactly one run off the bats of his teammates. That includes shutouts against the Braves and Diamondbacks with a 14-inning one run effort against the Mets mixed in between.…

  21. Utley ‘Felt Really Good’ Running

    May 11, 2011, 2:35 AM EDT

    Chase Utley played in his first official rehab game on Tuesday night, batting third as the designated hitter for the Clearwater Threshers. Utley went 1-4 with a single in his final at bat of the day. Chase said he felt “really good” running the bases, but added that he did feel a bit of discomfort…

  22. A Perfect Night for Fans of Pitching: Halladay vs. Johnson in Florida

    May 10, 2011, 5:56 PM EDT

    It’s appointment television this evening for Phillies fans and baseball fans in general as not one but two pitchers at the top of their craft in Roy Halladay and Josh Johnson will faceoff in a rematch of that historic perfect game last season. Even in that loss, Johnson had stifled the Phillies’ bats and went…

  23. Chase Utley Plays Baseball Tonight

    May 10, 2011, 1:27 PM EDT

    Don’t look now, but the Phils’ second baseman may be inching closer to his big league return. The Daily News’ Paul Hagen reports that Utley will make his first rehab start in Clearwater tonight, and as Hagen’s colleague David Murphy points out, it’s the All Star’s first action on back-to-back days. The news is good,…

  24. Joe Blanton and His ‘Cranky’ Elbow Earn A Win, Mad Dog Delivers Per Usual

    May 10, 2011, 2:17 AM EDT

    Nobody likes an impingement. That includes Phillies fifth starter Joe Blanton who pitched in his first game on Monday night in Florida after missing 2.5 weeks while attempting to rest up that pesky elbow issue. Blanton looked shaky at times on Monday night, but kept it together enough through five innings to allow the Phillies…