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  1. 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…

  2. 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:  

  3. 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.

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. The Life-Size Ryan Howard Garden Gnome Is Complete

    Apr 15, 2011, 8:55 PM EDT

    How great would that bad boy look in your front lawn and in Mets fans’ nightmares? For more on the Gnome check out Tommy Viola’s MLB Pro blog.

  8. What Charlie Said to Doc On the Mound

    Apr 15, 2011, 8:28 PM EDT

    Charlie Manuel on what he said to Roy Halladay on the mound in the ninth inning of last night’s 3-2 Phillies victory: “I said, ‘well, Roy, here I am.’ [Halladay] said, ‘I got em. I got em.’ ‘Okay. You got em then.’” Previously: What Roy Halladay says to the umps

  9. Roy Halladay Completes Games, Me

    Apr 15, 2011, 8:23 PM EDT

    Things got a little dicey in the ninth, but six perfect pitches to Matt Stairs and Pudge Rodriguez finished off Roy Halladay’s complete game, 3-2 victory over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night. Doc was cruising into the ninth inning, sitting just over 100 pitches, but labored a bit in the final frame, allowing two…

  10. Roy Halladay on How to Talk to an Ump (and How Not to)

    Apr 15, 2011, 8:21 PM EDT

    The last time Roy Halladay threw at Nationals Park in DC he wound up covered in icy champagne and beer as the Phillies celebrated their clinching of the 2010 NL East crown after Doc threw a complete game shutout. That September victory was certainly not Doc’s first successful outing against the Nationals. In fact, Doc…

  11. Roy Oswalt Continues to Show His Range, Holes in Awesome Golf Shot

    Apr 15, 2011, 8:14 PM EDT

    He can play left field, he can throw nasty heaters, and he can hole-in awesome chip shots on the golf course. And that’s not even touching on his hunting skills. Roy Oswalt has range. The video below is from “Teeing It Up,” an MLB Network show hosted by former Braves ace John Smoltz in which…

  12. Highlights From Tuesday’s Phillies Loss

    Apr 15, 2011, 8:08 PM EDT

    Oh, and Ryan Howard went opposite field too. Otherwise, rough night in DC.

  13. You’re Always With Us, HK

    Apr 15, 2011, 7:58 PM EDT

    Two years ago today, with the Phillies playing in Washington, we found out we’d lost Harry Kalas. Two years later, not a game goes by we don’t hear his voice. In our look back at so many of the great Phillies of the past 30 years over the past month, the first thing that came…

  14. Of Course Jayson Werth Homered in His First Game Against the Phillies

    Apr 15, 2011, 7:52 PM EDT

    Jayson Werth entered Tuesday night’s series opener between the Phillies and Nationals with his legs straddling the Mendoza Line and his team just shy of .500 on the young season. He left it having ascended to a .237 mark and doubled his home run and RBI totals with a pair of hits, including a solo…

  15. Phillies Take On Jayson Werth and Matt Stairs in DC

    Apr 15, 2011, 7:36 PM EDT

    The Phillies take on two members of the 2008 WFC team that set Philadelphia ablaze with that most glorious parade down Broad Street. Jayson Werth and Matt Stairs left the Phillies under very different conditions, but they’ve both found their way to Washington, DC where they’ll be in the heart of the order for the…

  16. Gauging Nats Fans Feelings On Jayson Werth and Their Young Ball Club

    Apr 13, 2011, 6:55 PM EDT

    Prior to the Phillies kicking off a series tonight against the Nationals in DC, we thought we’d ask the biggest Nats fan we know, Cathy Taylor aka Miss Chatter, about how their team has fared early in 2011. We also asked about our old friend Jayson Werth and just what kind of expectations Nats fans…

  17. Phils Catching Breaks On Their Off-Day

    Apr 13, 2011, 6:25 PM EDT

    The Phillies have an off-day in Washington, DC this afternoon, but they’ve already caught their first break in their scheduled matchup with the Nationals set to kick off on Tuesday. Third baseman Ryan Zimmerman is headed to the DL with an abdominal strain. He has solid numbers against the Phillies over his career but was…

  18. Philly March Madness: Your Finals Winner and Champion

    Apr 13, 2011, 6:23 PM EDT

    Congratulations to one Mike Schmidt, who valiantly defeated Von Hayes, Wilbert Montgomery, Ron Hextall, Brian Dawkins, Ryan Howard and now Julius Erving on his way to being voted by you guys as the champion of our first-ever Philly March Madness tournament. The Schmidtter won his final matchup against the Doctor by a whopping margin of…

  19. Quotable: Jayson Werth Can’t Wait to See Charlie Manuel

    Apr 13, 2011, 6:17 PM EDT

    Nationals Ballpark should be a fun scene on Tuesday night when the Phillies and their fans frequently outnumber those cheering on the hometown team. Add in the departed bearded rightfielder who just so happened to pad his bank account with a $126 million payday and you’ve got yourself some fun story lines. The Daily News’…

  20. So, Cole’s Fine. Phils Finish Off Braves

    Apr 13, 2011, 5:05 PM EDT

    It didn’t take Cole Hamels long to recover from a rough 2011 debut and a smattering of boos that became the talk of the town for a day (btw, read this on Hamels booing Adam Eaton, pretty funny). Cole came out on Sunday like a man without a damn thing on his mind, and he…

  21. Cole Hamels Looks For Bounce Back Performance, Series Win Against Braves

    Apr 13, 2011, 5:01 PM EDT

    Cole Hamels took his booing in stride after Phillies fans showed their displeasure with Cole’s rough first outing of the season at Citizens Bank Park last week when he gave up six runs and didn’t even last three innings against the Mets. Hamels is well aware of the fact he has to improve upon that…

  22. Day Game: Oswalt Tries to Solve the Braves

    Apr 13, 2011, 4:47 PM EDT

    The Phillies first road trip of the season started out rather rocky last night as Cliff Lee couldn’t get his fastball to go where he wanted it to, allowing the Braves to smack 10 hits off of him en route to a 6-3 Atlanta win. Perhaps the best news for the Phillies is they don’t…

  23. Welcome to Atlanta, Where Cliff Lee Pitches

    Apr 10, 2011, 10:14 PM EDT

    With the Astros and Mets in their rear-view, the Phillies will kick off a three-game set in Atlanta this weekend against the team many believe to be the biggest competition for the Fightins on their quest for a fifth straight NL East crown. The Braves added some pop this offseason in the form of slugging…

  24. Alec Baldwin Rips Philly In New Era Commercial

    Apr 10, 2011, 9:45 PM EDT

    Needs more Tina Fey. Also, I bet New Era is pissed at the 0-6 start for the Sox after writing in that “Celebrate in April” comment. Via @darrenrovell

  25. Business Person Special: Doc vs. the Mets, Plus Ryan Howard is Engaged

    Apr 10, 2011, 9:28 PM EDT

    Roy Halladay vs. the Mets. That just rolls of the tongue quite nicely, and Doc’s stats  last season against them back up that warm and fuzzy feeling. Halladay was 4-0 against the Mets last season in four starts in which he had 28 strikeouts to only 2 walks. Pretty good ratio, that. Roy is coming…