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  1. Cliff Lee Hit a Fan in the Head with a Baseball (Off of Anthony Rendon’s Bat)

    Jul 11, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

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    The Phillies lost 5-1 to the Nationals on Wednesday night, which is okay because you can’t win ‘em all, and we’re all sort of waiting for the bottom to fall out anyway. However, we’ve come to expect wins when Cliff Lee takes the hill, and it was the rare failure to deliver that stood out.…

  2. Quotable: Davey Johnson Says Nationals Are Better Than the Phillies

    Jun 19, 2013, 4:45 PM EDT

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    The Phillies don’t have a whole lot going for them right now, but they are beating up on the Nationals at the moment. The good guys have taken the first two games of their series against Washington, with Kyle Kendrick going for the sweep tonight. Another win would put the Fightins back in sole possession…

  3. Jayson Werth Says Philly Fans Will Come Around in 10 Years (Maybe)

    Jun 19, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

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    Any time the Phils are playing the Nationals, somebody somewhere has to stir up the old debate about whether or not the mob at Citizen Bank Park should boo Jayson Werth – this is going on for three years by the way.  They do, and why shouldn’t they? Werth left Philadelphia to play for a…

  4. Welcome Back, Chooch: Carlos Ruiz Batting 8th Tonight

    Jun 18, 2013, 6:01 PM EDT

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    Now here’s a welcome sight. Carlos Ruiz, who hasn’t played since May 19, will skip the remainder of his rehab appearances and join the Phillies tonight. Is the club starting to get healthy just in the nick of time to save their season? Not so fast. The Fightins may have eked out a win over…

  5. Drama? Intrigue? John Lannan Returns to Phils to Face His Old Team

    Jun 17, 2013, 5:45 PM EDT

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    John Lannan hasn’t pitched for the Phillies since coming down with a knee injury on April 17. He’s come back just in time to start against the Washington Nationals, the club he departed during the offseason to join the Fightins. For the Nats, this is likely no big deal. Lannan was expendable. He spent most…