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To trade Cole Hamels or not?

The Phillies may have picked up a big win keyed by a late-inning scoring outburst against the New York Mets, but the five-time reigning NL East champions remain 14 games back in the loss column against the Washington Nationals with a record of 36-46. That record also keeps the Phillies eight games out (nine games […]

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Chad Qualls designated for assignment

Phillies fans around the Delaware Valley can rejoice. Todd Zolecki has the tweet of the day…   Qualls designated for assignment. — Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) Facebook and Google+.

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Phillies 7, Pirates 11: Last night was fun for an inning or two

So, can he pitch out of the bullpen? Photo: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images The buzz was expected and met with an appropriate action. With one seemingly majestic swing of the bat Chase Utley gave Phillies fans all over a sense of confidence that has been lacking all season long. Utley’s solo home run in the top of […]

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Eternally Optimistic Phillies Fan is eternally optimistic

The hopes of another postseason may rest on these two players. We are creeping up on the All-Star Break and the Philadelphia Phillies, winners of five consecutive NL East Division championships, sit eight games behind the NL East leading Washington Nationals, and are ten games back in the loss column. At 35-40 the Phillies are […]

Did lightning hit Citizens Bank Park?

While Mother Nature delayed the start of Friday night’s series opener between the Phillies and visiting Tampa Bay Rays, Twitter updates suggested that Citizens Bank Park had been struck by lightning.   Lightning jjust knocked the scoreboard out. — Amanda Orr (@amandax23) June 23, 2012   A huge crush of thunder/lightening was followed by a […]

Report: Jamie Moyer can opt out of Orioles contract

Former Phillies starting pitcher Jamie Moyer continues to try and stick in the big leagues, and if he is not promoted by the Baltimore Orioles in the next few days he will once again become a free agent on the market. According to MASN’s Roch Kubatko…   June 21, 2012   RotoWorld’s scouting report notes “Moyer […]

Video of Phillies fans marching to Camden Yards

The Phillies may have come up small this weekend in Baltimore, with the Orioles defending their home field in two of three games in dramatic fashion, but it was certainly not because the Phillies had the backing of the fans. Baltimore recorded high attendance for each game this weekend, and the Phillies fans were certainly […]

Freddy Galvis the latest Phillies casualty to hit the DL

The injuries just keep piling up for the Philadelphia Phillies this season. Is there no end in sight? Freddy Galvis strained his back last night in the middle of a decent at-bat and pulled himself out of the game, unable to continue any further during the asme at-bat. It was a painfully frustrating, and all […]

Jim Thome activated, Pete Orr optioned to Lehigh Valley

The Phillies have activated first baseman Jim Thome (back). To make room on the roster the Phillies have optioned Pete Orr to triple A Lehigh Valley. Thome of course will still be primarily a bench player, but Charlie Manuel may use Thome from time to time at first base if he is feeling OK. The […]

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Why Carlos Ruiz will not make the All-Star team

Is it too late to make an all star push for Carlos Ruiz? Getty Images. Carlos Ruiz leads all catchers in baseball with a .368 batting average, a .600 slugging percentage, 1.029 OPS. He also is tied for the National League lead with 32 RBI and has played some very solid defense this season. As […]

On weekend misery, Halladay’s costly injury and the Dodgers

The Philadelphia Phillies continued to struggle against National LEague East opponents this weekend, dropping two of three to the Miami Marlins. After clinging to a lead and needing a five-out save from Jonathan Papelbon Friday night for a 6-4 win, Cole Hamels failed to hold a lead on Saturday and the bats had nothing to […]

Jose Contreras tears Tommy John ligament

While many had switched over to watch Johan Santana attempt to complete the first no-hitter in New York Mets history last night, Phillies reliever Jose Contreras injured himself while pitching in relief. According to CSNPhilly.com’s John Salisbury, the injury is not good…   Contreras has torn the Tommy John ligament. Tough break. Good man worked […]

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Johan Santana throws no-hitter, or did he?

While the Phillies were playing through some late innings of a rain-delayed game against the Miami Marlins, history was made just north in Queens, New York. New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana threw his first career no-hitter Friday night in Citi Field against the St. Louis Cardinals, who came in to the night as the […]

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Roy Halladay placed on DL for six to eight weeks, now what?

The news could have been worse, but losing Roy Halladay six to eight weeks is certainly nothing to smile about this afternoon for Phillies fans. Following a trip to the doctor Tuesday afternoon to check out shoulder soreness, the Philadelphia Phillies placed Roy Halladay on the disabled list. He is expected to be out for […]

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Midwest Sports Fans takes stale shots at Philadelphia sports fans

Yesterday Midwest Sports Fans released a list of the top five sports cities in America. Philadelphia is ranked fourth and was on the receiving ends of some stale criticisms that we have all heard before. Before we move on, keep in mind the intention of this post is not to point out any potential bias […]

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