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  1. Ryan Howard Makes ‘Em Pay

    Apr 25, 2011, 5:58 PM EDT

    Phillies fans across the country — from living rooms in South Philly to the sea of red in the stands at Petco Park — all had the same exact thought last night as Padres manager Bud Black opted to intentionally walk Jimmy Rollins in the 11th inning to get to Ryan Howard (who was sporting…

  2. Can Joey No Decision Stay on Track in SD? Phillies Extras and Gamethread

    Apr 25, 2011, 5:35 PM EDT

    Although the Phillies’ offense has been a little quiet lately, averaging less than three runs per game in their last nine outings, they seem to be finding their groove again after a series loss to the Brewers. The pitching has been great, including a pair of shutouts to start the series in San Diego. If…

  3. Padres Unveil Giant Golf ClubFoul Pole

    Apr 25, 2011, 4:08 PM EDT

    If you were up late watching the Phillies in San Diego last night, perhaps you thought to yourself, “Hey, why is there a giant golf club attached to the foul pole in right field?” Well, it’s advertising, obviously. From the San Diego Union-Tribune (via Deadspin), “The 88-foot tall club, including the club head graphic on…

  4. Phillies on the Late Show With Mat Latos

    Apr 25, 2011, 3:54 PM EDT

    It’s never a bad time to head out to San Diego for a few days, whether you’re coming off a few straight home wins or a series loss to the Brewers. It’s really quite lovely out there. The Phils will open a four-game series at Petco Park tonight with Roy Oswalt taking on Mat Latos.…

  5. Latest Rumors Suggest Flyers Could Play 2012 Winter Classic At Citizens Bank Park

    Apr 22, 2011, 7:46 PM EDT

    Those “Let’s Go Flyers!” chants you may have heard from the drunk fans at the Brewers blowout of the Phillies Tuesday at Citizens Bank Park certainly won’t be the last time you hear cheers for the orange and black at the ballpark, but new rumors surfacing this morning point to the entire 45,000+ crowd cheering…

  6. Phils Finally Find Some Pop, Avoid Sweep

    Apr 22, 2011, 7:13 PM EDT

    “The most important game is the game you’re playing.” That’s what Cliff Lee had to say about the importance of winning Wednesday afternoon’s tilt against Milwaukee to prevent the Phils first sweep of the season. Charlie Manuel felt a bit stronger about it though, saying that losing on Wednesday and heading out west coming off…

  7. Lee In the Daytime To Prevent the Sweep

    Apr 22, 2011, 7:04 PM EDT

    Phillies fans are always hopeful when Cliff Lee takes the mound, especially so today after two loses to start the series with the Brewers. But Clifton can’t beat the Brew Crew without any run support, something the Phillies have struggled a lot with recently. They’ll need to muster up more than the two hits they…

  8. Video: PhillieBot Bounces In First Pitch

    Apr 22, 2011, 7:03 PM EDT

    The much hyped PhillieBot, built by those smarty peeps at Penn, finally “threw” out the first pitch at the Phillies-Brewers game this afternoon. It bounced it a few feet in front of the Phanatic and the Philly faithful showered the robot with a smattering of boos. The robot was not affected by said boos because,…

  9. Video: The Pitching Robot

    Apr 22, 2011, 6:52 PM EDT

    Yesterday, we mentioned the robot that’s set to throw out the first pitch at the Phillies game this afternoon, but Philly.com went a step further and created the below video for all of you geeks out there. My favorite part, the Penn guy sitting on the ground on the sidewalk outside of CBP with his…

  10. Phils Lose Series As Offense Bottoms Out

    Apr 22, 2011, 6:42 PM EDT

    For a moment, Jimmy Rollins finally appeared poised to produce some runs from the three spot. Down 2-0 in the third inning with one out and runners on first and second, J-Roll lined a 1-1 curve ball deep to left that would have scored at least one, and potentially tied the game. Ryan Braun gave…

  11. Halladay Pitches, Mayberry Starts in Right

    Apr 20, 2011, 2:50 PM EDT

    After a night in which his team couldn’t muster up much at the plate, despite getting three extra innings to try and do so, Charlie Manuel is going to mix things up a bit this evening by giving John Mayberry Jr. his first start in right in place of Ben Francisco who hasn’t fared well…

  12. Robot to Throw Out First Pitch at Phillies-Brewers Day Game

    Apr 20, 2011, 2:36 PM EDT

    J.C. Romero is headed to the DL after contorting himself all goofy-like during last night’s loss, straining his calf in the process. He’ll be replaced by Mike Zagurski, but that’s only because it’s 2011. In another couple of years, he could be replaced by a robot like the one throwing out the first pitch at…

  13. Don’t Count Out Joe: Brewers In Town

    Apr 20, 2011, 2:14 PM EDT

    Fans around these parts have been a bit harsh on Joe Blanton lately. Criticism of his rough early start to the 2011 season may be a bit warranted, but regardless of that, all Phillies fans are pulling for him to turn it around this evening against the Brewers at CBP. Blanton (0-1, 10.45) will take…

  14. Interview with Mike Schmidt: On Booing, Pat Jordan, Mustaches, and Wine Pairings

    Apr 20, 2011, 1:51 PM EDT

    We had the chance to speak with Phillies Hall of Fame third baseman Mike Schmidt for ten minutes this morning as part of Michael Jack’s starring in a Field of Dreams-esque commercial by the official soft drinking sponsor of MLB, Pepsi Max. We only touched on soda briefly, and not in anyway Schmidty was expecting,…

  15. Mike Schmidt Responds to Winning Our March Madness Tournament

    Apr 20, 2011, 1:08 AM EDT

    Enrico: We held a March Madness-style bracket last month in which we picked the 64 greatest Philly athletes of the last 30 years. You were a No. 1 seed and defeated guys like Von Hayes, Wilbert Montgomery, Ron Hextall, Brian Dawkins, Ryan Howard… you met up with Dr. J in the finals and you actually…

  16. Phils Edge Marlins, Hold On for 3-2 Win, Avoid Shortened Series Loss

    Apr 20, 2011, 12:49 AM EDT

    you can’t catch Jimmy Carlos Ruiz’s 8-game hitting streak ended this afternoon, but that didn’t stop Chooch from delivering a game-changing swing in the eighth inning as he lifted a fly deep enough to center to score Ryan Howard from third and put the Phillies up 3-2. Jose Contreras did his best Brad Lidge impression,…

  17. The Phanatic Plunks His Mom in the Face

    Apr 20, 2011, 12:44 AM EDT

    In what has become a tradition of sorts in Philadelphia, the Phillie Phanatic celebrated his birthday on Sunday by rounding up every mascot he could find to play a baseball game on the field at Citizens Bank Park prior to the Phils-Marlins tilt. Not one to take it easy on anybody, the Phanatic plunked his…

  18. Shortened Set: Hamels vs. Sanchez

    Apr 20, 2011, 12:41 AM EDT

    The Phillies and Marlins got an unscheduled off-day on Saturday as the Philadelphia area was hit with some of the nastiest rain we’ve seen in quite some time. The Phils streak of dropping the first game of a series only to win the final two will not continue, but they will be able to at…

  19. Back Issues for Oswalt, Phils Lose

    Apr 19, 2011, 11:57 PM EDT

    Roy Oswalt was having a solid night for the Phils when he had to leave the game in the seventh inning after tweaking his back, which became noticeable after he ran to first base in the sixth. Early word indicated it was a mild strain, and Oswalt said afterward that he felt some mid-back spasms…

  20. Oswalt’s Turn as Fish Come to Town

    Apr 15, 2011, 9:53 PM EDT

    Although an established and talented pitcher, Roy Oswalt probably feels a little like a comedian about to take the stage after Chris Rock and Ricky Gervais did their acts. Little Roy gets the start tonight at Citizens Bank Park against the Florida Marlins and will attempt to follow up a pair of complete games from…

  21. Charlie Manuel Shows Off the Cannon

    Apr 15, 2011, 9:46 PM EDT

    Prior to the Phils game on Friday night with the Marlins, Charlie Manuel warmed up his throwing arm while having a catch with Rich Dubee. Watch video of Charlie below:  

  22. Carlos Ruiz Meets Carlos Ruiz: Chooch and El Pescadito

    Apr 15, 2011, 9:32 PM EDT

    Newly acquired Philadelphia Union forward Carlos Ruiz met with Phillies catcher and WFC Carlos Ruiz on the field before Friday night’s Phils-Marlins series opener. Here’s a shot of the two exchanging jerseys, courtesy of the Philadelphia Union:  Another shot of the Union’s Ruiz wearing the Phillies Ruiz’s jersey below:   Photo by Enrico.

  23. Cliff Lee Dominates Nats, Phils Win 4-0

    Apr 15, 2011, 9:25 PM EDT

    Most people regret that last shot of tequila at the bar at 1:30 in the morning, or drunk dialing your ex girlfriend, or maybe even paying too much for car insurance. That’s what normal people regret. Cliff Lee regrets walking one batter in the eighth inning of his fantastic complete game shutout last night to…

  24. Since The Year 2000…

    Apr 15, 2011, 9:16 PM EDT

    As mentioned earlier today, Cliff Lee’s performance last night in Washington was statistically one of the best of the season in all of baseball. Hardball Talk dug up another interesting stat about Cliff’s start: Since the year 2000, there have been only seven outings of complete-game shutout ball in which the pitcher threw less than…

  25. Cliff Lee Looks to Bounce Back, Earn Phils Fourth Straight Series Victory

    Apr 15, 2011, 9:10 PM EDT

    Cliff Lee takes the hill tonight as the Phillies attempt to win their fourth straight series to kick of the 2011 season and finish off their first road swing with a healthy 4-2 record. Clifton has only faced the Nationals twice in his career, but won both of those outings. He’s coming off of that…