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  1. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 5, 2014, 7:04 AM EDT

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    The Indians, A’s and Jays are surging. The Yankees, Rays and Braves are reeling. The Padres won a game despite getting only one hit. As Earl Weaver once said: Baseball: we do this every day, lady.

  2. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    May 21, 2014, 6:54 AM EDT

    Adam Wainwright

    On HBT Daily yesterday I said Johnny Cueto would give up more than two runs in a game before Masahiro Tanaka got his first loss. Both happened yesterday, but I’m pretty sure the Nats got their third run off Cueto before the Yankees-Cubs game ended, so I’m gonna claim victory.

  3. Phillies’ future could hang on upcoming stretch

    May 20, 2014, 11:45 AM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Philadelphia Phillies

    A quarter of the way into the season, the Phillies have managed to tread water in the not-so-rugged National League East. Now comes a pivotal stage in the team’s schedule.

  4. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 28, 2014, 6:38 AM EDT

    Freddie Freeman

    Lots of shutouts and a handful of two-homer games. And one game that looked Xeroxed from another.

  5. A.J. Burnett has been pitching just fine since inguinal hernia diagnosis

    Apr 27, 2014, 6:56 PM EDT

    A.J. Burnett

    A.J. Burnett was diagnosed with an inguinal hernia on April 14. He has an 0.83 ERA in three starts since.

  6. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 23, 2014, 6:35 AM EDT

    Jose Fernandez

    Pitching porn in Atlanta. Graphic, hard core pitching porn.

  7. Cole Hamels to join Phillies’ rotation next Wednesday

    Apr 19, 2014, 2:29 PM EDT

    Cole Hamels AP

    Cole Hamels is on track to face the Dodgers next Wednesday in Los Angeles.

  8. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 18, 2014, 6:47 AM EDT

    Adam Wainwright

    Adam Wainwright turned in the latest of several dominant pitching performances around Major League Baseball this week.

  9. A.J. Burnett to pitch the rest of the season with an inguinal hernia

    Apr 14, 2014, 4:39 PM EDT

    Miami Marlins v Philadelphia Phillies

    A.J. Burnett will attempt to pitch through a minor hernia.

  10. Cole Hamels one step closer to April 22 return

    Apr 12, 2014, 8:40 PM EDT

    Cole Hamels

    Cole Hamels had a successful rehab start on Saturday and is on track to rejoin the Phillies on April 22 to face the Dodgers.

  11. A.J. Burnett’s Wednesday start still up in the air following groin injury

    Apr 12, 2014, 7:45 PM EDT

    Miami Marlins v Philadelphia Phillies

    A.J. Burnett is still sore after leaving Friday’s start early and may not be ready to make his next start on Wednesday.

  12. A.J. Burnett exits start in the fifth inning with groin soreness

    Apr 11, 2014, 9:06 PM EDT

    A.J. Burnett

    Are the Phillies doomed to lose yet another starting pitcher to injury?

  13. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 7, 2014, 6:02 AM EDT

    Kemp Ramirez

    Matt Kemp and Hanley Ramirez each went yard twice. And I contemplate the return of the game-winning RBI stat.

  14. The Pirates have made velocity an organizational focus

    Mar 30, 2014, 8:15 PM EDT

    Gerrit Cole

    Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review wrote an intriguing column about the rise in fastball velocity across Major League Baseball. In 2008, the average fastball in the Majors registered at 90.9 MPH; in 2013, it was 92 MPH. A change of 1.1 MPH over a six-year period may seem small, but when hundreds of thousands of fastballs…

  15. 2014 Preview: Minnesota Twins

    Mar 30, 2014, 2:20 PM EDT

    Rick Anderson, Ron Gardenhire

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Minnesota Twins. The Big Question: Did the Twins improve their starting rotation enough? Prior to this offseason the most…

  16. 2014 Preview: Pittsburgh Pirates

    Mar 26, 2014, 11:29 PM EDT

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    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Pittsburgh Pirates. The Big Question: Is regression inevitable? The Pirates’ long-term trajectory looks good. 2013 National League MVP Andrew McCutchen is…

  17. The Phillies might have checked in with Ervin Santana

    Mar 7, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

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    The Phillies are reeling after Cole Hamels suffered a setback, pushing his 2014 debut into May most likely. They’re thin on starting pitching depth even after adding A.J. Burnett last month. As a result, they have checked in with Ervin Santana according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. Or maybe not. Matt Gelb of…

  18. 2014 Preview: Philadelphia Phillies

    Mar 5, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

    A.J. Burnett

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Philadelphia Phillies. The Big Question: Can the Phillies have all of their key players stay healthy for an entire…

  19. Ethan Martin shut down three weeks with triceps and shoulder capsule strains

    Mar 1, 2014, 10:40 AM EDT

    Ethan Martin Getty

    The Phillies’ rotation depth took a hit today, as Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that right-hander Ethan Martin has been shut down for three weeks due to triceps and shoulder capsule strains. Martin left Thursday’s exhibition opener against the Blue Jays due to shoulder soreness. He faced just four batters and was reportedly hitting around…

  20. David Ortiz on his critics: “[Expletive] them. I’m tired of hearing them talk [expletive] about me.”

    Feb 18, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

    David Ortiz

    David Ortiz gets a lot of criticism for having the audacity to want to be paid like the superstar he is. Actually, to be paid far less than a lot of superstars make. He makes $15 million, after all, and that’s less than A.J. Burnett makes. Yet people still complain about him wanting to get…

  21. Jonathan Pettibone experiencing more shoulder soreness

    Feb 16, 2014, 7:05 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Detroit Tigers

    The A.J. Burnett signing is sounding more and more important for the Phillies with every piece of pitcher-related news that comes out, it seems. At around the same time the Phillies handed a contract to Burnett, they announced that Cole Hamels wouldn’t be ready for Opening Day due to shoulder tendinitis. Now, according to Jim…

  22. Orioles are now willing to give up their pick to sign a pitcher

    Feb 15, 2014, 11:20 PM EDT

    Ubaldo Jimenez AP

    The Orioles have arguably had the worst off-season of any Major League team. They had the much-publicized contract snafus with closer Grant Balfour and outfielder Tyler Colvin, backing out of contracts with both at the last minute. They traded closer Jim Johnson and, as some have stated, whiffed on the return. Most importantly, though, the…

  23. A.J. Burnett turned down $12 million from Pirates for $16 million from Phillies

    Feb 13, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    burnett getty

    Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com has a follow-up to A.J. Burnett signing a one-year, $16 million deal with the Phillies, reporting that the free agent right-hander turned down a one-year, $12 million deal from the Pirates. At the beginning of the offseason Pittsburgh chose not to make Burnett a one-year, $14.1 million qualifying offer that would…

  24. Orioles interested in Kendrys Morales, talking to his agent

    Feb 12, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

    kendrys morales getty

    After missing out on A.J. Burnett the Orioles “remain interested” in first baseman/designated hitter Kendrys Morales and “continue to be in contact with his reps,” according to Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun. Baltimore has collected some designated hitter options like Nolan Reimold, Delmon Young, and Henry Urrutia, but the Orioles could definitely find room…

  25. So long, Pirates: A.J. Burnett signs with the Phillies

    Feb 12, 2014, 12:01 PM EDT

    A.J. Burnett AP

    Just minutes after news that Cole Hamels could miss the beginning of the season due to a biceps injury the Phillies have made a big move for the rotation: Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that they’ve signed A.J. Burnett to a one-year contract. Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com says it’s worth $16 million. Burnett had two…

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