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No Reason To Get Alarmed Over Phil’s Struggles

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After clinching the National League East and home field advantage throughout the playoffs, the Phillies have fallen into a bit of lull. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games, and have lost five of their last six. In each of those five losses, the offense has failed to score more than three runs. The […]

Right Now, Lee Deserves Cy-Young Award Over Halladay

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On Monday night, Phillies starter Cliff Lee put together another masterful performance, throwing his sixth complete game shutout of the season, holding the division rival Atlanta Braves to just five hits over the game.
Looking at Lee’s body of work as it stands now for the entire season, its time to give the lefthander serious consideration […]

Former Phillie Top Prospect, Kyle Drabek, Is Struggling

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Right now, the Phillies have to be celebrating their decision to part ways with pitcher Kyle Drabek, who was once labeled as an “untouchable” prospect and the future ace of the team.
Maybe all the self-proclaimed hype they built up around Drabek paid off. His “potential” — a term that is near impossible to access […]

Ten Annoying Things From All-Star Week

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Sometimes I find myself watching things like the Major League All-Star Game because I feel it is my duty as an avid sports fan to watch it. Most of the time I come away from the game severely annoyed rather than entertained, here are ten things I found annoying about the All-Star Game and its […]

Lee Implodes Late, Phillies Lose Series Finale

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All good things must come to an end, and Cliff Lee’s scoreless inning streak was no exception. After throwing three consecutive shutouts, the ace’s scoreless inning streak would be snapped at 34 when Toronto’s Rajai Davis came around to score in the third inning on an RBI groundout. It put an end to one of […]

Four Phillies Named To The All-Star Team

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Major League Baseball announced the rosters of the 2011 All-Star teams on Sunday. The Phillies will have at least four players representing them in the game, with Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Cole Hamels, and Placido Polanco all earning All-Star selections.
The three aces have each had phenomenal seasons so far, and are the biggest reasons that […]

Halladay Throws Second Straight Complete Game In Return To Toronto

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Before Saturday’s game, Roy Halladay downplayed his return to Toronto as just another road game. Of course, those words are nothing but the clichés that an athlete generally gives before facing their former ballclub. The reality is that games against a former team mean everything to a player, and the 2010 Cy-Young Award winner is […]

Analyzing The Phillies-Blue Jays Pitching Matchups

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The Phillies will travel to Toronto for a three game series with Roy Halladay’s former team. Here’s a preview of the coming pitching matchups.

Friday: Kyle Kendrick (4-4, 3.23 ERA) vs Ricky Romero (7-7, 2.74 ERA)
Kendrick will make his sixth start of the season, and his first since moving into the rotation to replace the injured […]

Hamels Expected To Make Next Start After Suffering A Hand Injury

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The Phillies survived a scare at the ballpark today. Starter Cole Hamels would leave the game after just four innings of work after taking a line drive from Adrian Gonzalez off of his non-pitching hand.
The left-handed starter would leave the game for x-rays, which came back negative. Hamels is not expected to miss any starts, […]

Phillies Young Pitchers Grow Up Fast Against Boston

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Before the season started, pitchers Vance Worley, Mike Stutes, and Antonio Bastardo were three names that were barely on the Phillies’ radar. All three pitchers were young, untested arms, each vying for a spot on the major league pitching staff.
Fast-forward to June 29th 2011. Worley is the winning pitcher of a 2-1 pitching duel after […]

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