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  1. Just Defratus: What Doesn’t Kill You Will Only Help You Win Games in Pittsburgh

    Jul 3, 2013, 10:33 AM EDT


    The Philadelphia Phillies put an end to the red-hot Pittsburgh Pirates’ nine-game winning streak on Tuesday night thanks in large part to the bases-loaded jam Justin DeFratus got the Phillies out of in the eighth inning. Charlie Manuel made the always debatable move of opting for the young DeFratus over his really expensive, potentially illiterate…

  2. You Know You’ve Done Well When the Opposing Team Has an Infielder Pitching

    Jun 29, 2013, 11:44 AM EDT


    Well that came out of nowhere. The Phillies offense exploded in Los Angeles on Friday night to hand the Dodgers their worse home loss ever out in California and worst in franchise history at home since way back in 1947 when they played in Brooklyn. The final score was 16-1 good guys. We suggest you…

  3. Phillies Outlast Padres in 13 Innings Thanks to Unlikely Contributions

    Jun 27, 2013, 6:00 AM EDT


    The Phillies might want to send Logan Forsythe a thank-you note. After all, the Padres’ second baseman did gift-wrap this game for them. Forsythe was charged not one, but two errors on the same play, allowing the Phils to score not one, but two go-ahead runs in the 13th inning. Jonathan Papelbon was able to…

  4. LEGO-like Phillies Toys Exist and They’re Both Awful and Amazing

    Jun 12, 2013, 10:39 AM EDT


    I don’t know about you, but I loved Legos as a kid. I had the castle, I had the pirate ship, I even had a little ice cream truck so the knights & pirates could stop by for creamy treats on the way to more swashbuckling adventures.  Sadly, my love for baseball never had a…

  5. Ruben Amaro: ‘There’s no blowing up’ the Phillies

    Jun 10, 2013, 2:10 PM EDT

    Ryan Howard’s Jim Salisbury has a very wide-ranging interview today with Philadelphia Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. which touches on pretty much every issue with his baseball 64 games into the season. Amaro admits that they simply haven’t gotten the production they expected to get out of their veterans, citing Ryan Howard’s very poor output (related)…

  6. Try As He Might, Domonic Brown Can’t Do It All By Himself

    Jun 8, 2013, 11:22 PM EDT


    Domonic Brown heat check: still hot. The breakout season continued in Milwaukee on Saturday night, as Brown went 2-for-4 and drove in all three of the Phillies’ runs. Dom rocked a solo homer in the second inning to extend his National League lead to 19, then later shot a clutch two-run double into opposite field…

  7. Brewers Mount Comeback, Walk Off 5-4 Against Cliff Lee and Phils

    Jun 8, 2013, 12:01 AM EDT

    MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Cleveland Indians

    It’s a lot easier to beat a team with both crappy pitching and crappy hitting, turns out. Milwaukee only has the latter of the two, and while the Phillies were able to scrape together four runs early off sub-starter Alfredo Figaro, they missed on a couple opportunities to add to their lead, and the Brewers…

  8. A Winning Record and Five in a Row for the Phils

    Jun 7, 2013, 6:39 AM EDT


    Pretty good night all around for the Phillies out in Wisconsin on Thursday. Charlie Manuel’s decision to give Michael Young a shot at the top of the lineup paid dividends with the third baseman going 3-5 and jump starting the offense. He had plenty of help with John Mayberry tallying three hits of his own…

  9. Phils Get Back to .500, Cole Wins, Dom Homers, Everyone Happy Forever

    Jun 5, 2013, 5:31 PM EDT

    Dom Brown and Ryan Howard celebrate another Dom Bomb

    A dicey game for about six-and-a-half innings there–especially if you were squatting behind home plate–was redeemed in the seventh inning today when the Phils exploded for five runs, all with two outs, off Marlins reliever A.J. Ramos. The Phillies easily held on in the last two frames to get a 6-1 win that makes for…

  10. What Became of Cole Hamels, the Phils’ One ‘Sure Thing’ Entering 2013?

    Jun 5, 2013, 11:58 AM EDT


    Of all the reasons Negadelphia could have thought up before the season began to explain why the Phillies would be under .500 five days into the month of June, somewhere near the bottom is Cole Hamels. If his name was there at all, it no doubt would have appeared next to the word “injury” or…

  11. John Mayberry Jr. Hits Historic 11th-Inning Walk-Off Grand Slam

    Jun 5, 2013, 12:00 AM EDT

    John Mayberry Jr.

    Maybe this hitting thing really is contagious, and John Mayberry Jr. is the latest player in the Phillies clubhouse to catch the bug. JMJ came off the bench to belt not one, but two home runs – a solo shot to re-tie the score in the 10th inning, and finally the walk-off grand slam in…

  12. Phils Win, Dom Brown Tells Me Twice More to STFU

    May 29, 2013, 11:40 PM EDT

    Erik Kratz and Dom Brown go BOOM - 05/29/13

    Holy crap, Domonic Mordecai Brown. (His actual middle name is Larun, but I prefer Mordecai.) This guy is having a month for the history books, and in the process, he’s making the Phillies must-watch TV again, for the first time since they were actually, y’know, winning games. DomBro went yard twice tonight against the Boston…

  13. 9-3 Beatdown in Beantown Be Damned, Apparently: Phillies Lineup Exactly The Same As It Was Last Night

    May 28, 2013, 6:15 PM EDT

    lineup 05/28/13

    This season hasn’t really offered opportunities to note Charlie Manuel’s patience/loyalty/stubbornness/consistent lack of roster versatility which makes batting order shuffles a “Six One, Half Dozen The Other” proposition. Then came today’s lineup: exactly the same as it was in last night’s 9-3 whupping. The good news: Ryan Howard’s left knee apparently isn’t bothering him today,…

  14. About Time: Charlie Manuel Shakes Up the Batting Order in Boston

    May 27, 2013, 5:10 PM EDT


    Coming off of their tough series loss in our nation’s capital, the Phillies embark on the first part of a home-and-home of sorts against the Red Sox to close out the holiday weekend. In case you were wondering how the team would respond to its latest letdown, Charlie Manuel finally decided to try something different…

  15. Phils Win: Your Latest Picture of Jonathan Papelbon Screaming, an Encouraging Jonathan Pettibone Stat, and Some Dom Brown

    May 25, 2013, 11:48 PM EDT


    The Philadelphia Phillies are now just one game below .500 following a 5-3 win over the Nationals on Saturday night. And for three hours, they even resembled a functional ball club. Jonathan Pettibone lasted six innings, the offense didn’t strand runners, scoring five runs on only six hits, and the bullpen got through two innings…

  16. Chase Utley to the 15-Day DL with ‘Very Mild’ Right Oblique Strain

    May 23, 2013, 8:05 PM EDT


    With the Phillies enjoying an off day in Washington, DC before kicking off a weekend set with the Nationals on Friday, second baseman Chase Utley was in Philadelphia today getting an MRI done to diagnose his right side/rib area. The team said on Thursday evening that Utley has suffered a Grade 1 oblique strain and…

  17. Is Domonic Brown Having a Good Year or Not?

    May 23, 2013, 12:53 PM EDT

    MLB: Miami Marlins at Philadelphia Phillies

    Even if the Phils ended up a .500 team or worse this season, I think I could be pretty OK with that if I was convinced by year end that Domonic Brown was gonna be a really good player for years to come. Talking to my dad about Dom recently, he hit the nail on…

  18. Game Chat: Somebody Already Used the ‘Chase Utley Deathwatch’ Headline

    May 22, 2013, 4:43 PM EDT


    Kudos to the folks over at the Good Phight for already using the “Chase Utley Deathwatch 2013 Begins” headline. I’m just bummed they beat us to it. Yes, the bad news of the day is that Chase Utley will not be in the lineup this evening and will be in Philadelphia tomorrow to get an…

  19. Sometimes All Your Offense Needs Is the Miami Marlins Bullpen

    May 22, 2013, 10:52 AM EDT


    The Phillies bats exploded for 15 hits on Tuesday in their 7-3 win in Miami, good for matching their season high in a game. Part of that was the direct result of Delmon Young and Ryan Howard finding their swing last night while part of it was the Marlins pulling their young phenom Jose Fernandez…

  20. Of Course Ruben Amaro Jr. Thinks the Phillies Can Turn Their Offense Around

    May 21, 2013, 4:13 PM EDT

    He sort of looks like Jeremy Piven here. I half expect him to walk up to Heyman and ask to "hug it out, you little midget." I have no idea how tall Jon Heyman is. (USA Today Images)

    The Phillies were held to one run or less for the ninth time in 45 games this season in their 5-1 loss to the Marlins on Monday, which accounts for 20% of their outings so far. Only three clubs in Major League Baseball have managed to produce fewer runs. There are a lot of folks…

  21. WHAT THE!?! Kratz and Galvis CRUSH Back to Back Jacks to Walk Off Winners

    May 19, 2013, 4:57 PM EDT

    Freddy Galvis

    Holy crap. That was one of the more improbable endings to a Phillies game we’ve ever seen. After Delmon Young worked a leadoff walk in the bottom of the ninth off of Aroldis Chapman, Charlie Manuel decided to use Cliff Lee as a pinch runner. That didn’t work out real well. Cliff Lee got picked…

  22. Phillies Lose to Indians, Cole Hamels Now Leads the NL in Walks

    May 15, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

    USA Today Images

    The Phillies wrapped up their four-game season series against the Indians Wednesday afternoon, losing the game, 10-4, and the series, 32-12. Matt drew attention to Cole Hamels’ 2013 command issues in the pregamer and another unpleasant outing followed. In 106 pitches over five innings, Hamels threw 64 strikes and allowed five earned on six hits.…

  23. Cole Hamels Needs Better Command Today vs. Indians

    May 15, 2013, 12:06 PM EDT


    16 runs of support in eight starts for Cole Hamels clearly isn’t going to cut it. So the first words on the Phillies $144 million man’s ninth start today against the Indians at 1:05 p.m., absolutely need to be that the lineup needs to start producing for him. Like, now. That said, Hamels flimsy run…

  24. Freddy Galvis in Center Field Could Enable Darin Ruf Callup

    May 15, 2013, 9:45 AM EDT


    Freddy Galvis’ versatility has offered Charlie Manuel plenty of flexibility with his lineup card. But his latest dimension, potentially taking his Gold Glove-caliber defense to center field, could do the same for the roster. Specifically, it could allow the organization to DFA John Mayberry Jr. to callup Darin Ruf. Some cold water first. Galvis has…

  25. Game Chat: Cliff Lee Will Probably Be Awesome But Will the Offense Help Him?

    May 11, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT


    After an encouraging start to their West Coast swing during their first two games in San Francisco when they put up six runs each night, the Phillies offense has put up only six runs total over their last three games — all loses. At that rate you’re going to need Cy Young-caliber pitching to get…