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

    Sep 20, 2012, 5:40 AM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Miami Marlins

    Braves 3, Marlins 0:  Kris Medlen continues his astounding second half, shutting out the Marlins for eight innings. The Braves have won his last 21 starts, which is the most any team has won any one pitcher’s starts since the Yankees and Whitey Ford from 1950-53. Is there any doubt who will be starting the…

  2. Ryan Howard didn’t get much respect from the Astros

    Sep 17, 2012, 8:51 AM EDT

    Ryan Howard

    Here’s something you don’t expect to see too often: a guy being intentionally walked in favor of facing a dude who has hit 45+ home runs and 130+ RBI four times.  But that’s what Houston Astros manager Tony DeFrancesco did yesterday, choosing to walk Chase Utley to face Ryan Howard. Twice. What was your rationale, Mr.…

  3. Ryan Braun hits 200th, 201st career homers versus Mets

    Sep 16, 2012, 3:22 PM EDT

    Ryan Braun

    3:40 p.m. EDT update: Braun just added his second solo shot of the game, giving him 201 career homers. /// Ryan Braun became the seventh player in major league history to reach 200 homers within his first six seasons when he took the Mets’ Chris Young deep on Sunday. Here’s the list of players with…

  4. The Phillies call up Darin “Babe” Ruf

    Sep 10, 2012, 9:13 AM EDT

    Darin Ruf

    Not gonna lie, I’m only posting this for two reasons: (1) Because, unbeknownst to me before now, people are calling this guy “Babe Ruf,” which is awesome; and (2) Halladay’s Bicepts was whining on Twitter that I wouldn’t mention it because of this site’s apparently obvious and longstanding eschewing of Phillies news. Or something. Anyway:…

  5. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 21, 2012, 6:07 AM EDT

    Jayson Werth, Danny Espinosa, Kurt Suzuki,

    Nationals 5, Braves 4: I suppose you can yell at Dan Uggla for messing up the play with the infield in and a runner on third in the 13th inning which allowed the winning run to score. But perhaps it’s also worth noting that the Braves played perhaps their most important game to date, in…

  6. David Ortiz won’t risk Achilles with free agency looming

    Aug 12, 2012, 10:00 PM EDT

    David Ortiz

    Out since  July 17 with a strained Achilles’ tendon, David Ortiz wants to come back and play for the Red Sox as soon as possible. However, he made it clear Sunday that he’s thinking ahead to his upcoming free agency in deciding not to rush his return. “If you go back and play sore, of…

  7. Battery ad targets Philly fans

    Aug 10, 2012, 5:00 PM EDT

    Phillies fans AP

    I troll Philly fans, but I leave the “youse guys throw batteries at people” thing aside because that crap happens at a lot of places (like almost every Big Ten football game ever).  But the website Woot! (a daily coupon/deals site) goes there: Gotta love Philly fans! Great to power your devices, or power your…

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

    Aug 8, 2012, 6:14 AM EDT

    Rockford Files

    Tigers 6, Yankees 5: Miguel Cabrera homered for the third straight game. The dude is good. The Tigers have won six straight and, with the White Sox loss, pull to within a half game. Speaking of the Tigers, I found out last night that one of the people I hung out with at Comerica Park…

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

    Aug 6, 2012, 5:42 AM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera

    Tigers 10, Indians 8: I was at this game, and I gotta tell ya, until the 9th inning it was one of the more lame, butt-dragging tie games you’ll ever see. Omar Infante and Austin Jackson kept hitting, but apart from that the highlight until then was Joe West getting all ejecty for no good…

  10. The Phillies officially announce the details of the Hamels deal

    Jul 25, 2012, 10:30 AM EDT

    Cole Hamels

    Deep thoughts: Cole Hamels will be in his age 34 season when his giant deal ends. Ryan Howard is in his age 32 season as his giant deal starts. See: our Ruben is learning! Anyway, to make it all official-like — and to show you guys that the official Phillies Twitter has not blocked me…

  11. The Phillies go big with Hamels. Is it too big?

    Jul 25, 2012, 9:15 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Arizona Diamondbacks

    The Phillies deal with Cole Hamels is big. Really big. Like, the second largest contract to a pitcher in baseball history big. $144 million guaranteed, $161 million with a vesting option, the details of which are not known. But here’s the question: can the Phillies really pull this off? And by “this,” I mean the…

  12. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 24, 2012, 6:16 AM EDT

    New York Yankees v Seattle Mariners

    Yankees 4, Mariners 1: Obviously Ichiro in Yankees clothing is the weirdest thing to hit baseball in some time. Must be how it felt to see Willie Mays wearing a Mets jersey or — and I really don’t think it’s hyperbole to say it — Babe Ruth in a Boston Braves uniform. OK, if that’s…

  13. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Jul 21, 2012, 8:49 AM EDT

    Tim Lincecum Getty

    If Tim Lincecum isn’t back, well, he’s certainly on the right track. After tossing eight shutout innings against the Astros in his last start last Saturday, Lincecum gave up two runs over seven innings last night in Philadelphia as part of a 7-2 win over the Phillies. His ERA dropped from 5.93 to 5.72 with…

  14. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 17, 2012, 6:07 AM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Chris Tillman wipes sweat from his forehead during the first inning of the Orioles' MLB baseball game against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field in Minneapolis

    Twins 19, Orioles 7: This was a multifaceted butt-whupping, but it got started with Chris Tillman’s butt. Which is a shame considering that five short months ago he was in the Best Shape of His Life. All of those runs for the Twins despite hitting only one homer. It was a Gashouse Gorillas-style conga line…

  15. The Dodgers have some interest in Jimmy Rollins

    Jul 16, 2012, 9:30 PM EDT

    Jimmy Rollins Getty

    We’ve heard the Dodgers connected to Cole Hamels and Shane Victorino in recent weeks, but it seems they are also considering another player on the Phillies’ roster. Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com is reporting that the Dodgers have “some interest” in shortstop Jimmy Rollins. It’s not clear whether the Phillies are seriously considering parting with their…

  16. Report: Phillies preparing “substantial” offer for Cole Hamels

    Jul 12, 2012, 11:19 PM EDT

    Cole Hamels

    According to ESPN’s Jayson Stark, the Phillies are preparing a “substantial” offer for impending free agent Cole Hamels. Exact details of the offer aren’t yet known, but Stark hears that the Phillies have had multiple internal discussions about whether to offer more than five guaranteed years. Previous reports have indicated that the club doesn’t have…

  17. Roy Halladay to begin rehab assignment Thursday in minors

    Jul 10, 2012, 12:46 PM EDT

    Roy Halladay Getty

    Chase Utley and Ryan Howard are already back in the Phillies’ lineup and now there’s some more good injury news in Philadelphia, as Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports that Roy Halladay has been cleared to begin a minor-league rehab assignment Thursday at Single-A. Halladay has been out since late May with a shoulder injury, but…

  18. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Jul 7, 2012, 8:56 AM EDT

    Ryan Howard Reuters

    Ryan Howard played in a major league game last night for the first time since rupturing his left Achilles tendon on the final out of the NLDS against the Cardinals last October. However, his return wasn’t enough to save the Phillies, as they fell 5-0 to the Braves. Howard was greeted with a rousing standing…

  19. Phillies activate Ryan Howard from DL for season debut

    Jul 6, 2012, 2:42 PM EDT

    Ryan Howard

    As expected the Phillies have activated Ryan Howard from the disabled list and the former MVP will make his season debut tonight against the Braves. Hector Luna was optioned to Triple-A to make room on the roster for Howard, who went 10-for-20 (.500) with a homer and two doubles in seven minor-league games while rehabbing…

  20. Ryan Howard expected to return from disabled list Friday

    Jul 5, 2012, 10:59 PM EDT

    Ryan Howard

    UPDATE: Ryan Howard confirmed on his Twitter account that he will rejoin the Phillies on Friday. Read more details regarding Howard’s return on CSNPhilly.com. 10:30 PM: According to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com, Howard is now “likely” to be activated from the disabled list tomorrow to play against the Braves. 5:32 PM: Ruben Amaro and Charlie…

  21. Ryan Howard homers in rehab game, nears Phillies return

    Jul 4, 2012, 12:31 PM EDT

    ryan howard reuters

    It’s unclear if Ryan Howard‘s surgically repaired Achilles’ tendon is ready to handle playing in the majors again, but his bat sure looks fine. Howard went 2-for-3 with a homer and four RBIs in a minor-league rehab game yesterday at Triple-A and is now 8-for-17 (.471) with a homer, two doubles, and nine RBIs in…

  22. There’s no good reason for the Phillies to sell right now

    Jul 2, 2012, 6:54 PM EDT

    Cole Hamels

    It’s easy to see why the Phillies are discouraged. Despite possessing the highest payroll, they currently have the 12th-best record of the 16 National League teams. They’re on pace for 72 wins, which would be their lowest total since 2000 and a whopping 30-game drop from last year. Still, a shakeup just doesn’t make much…

  23. Roy Halladay throws first bullpen session since landing on disabled list

    Jun 29, 2012, 7:29 PM EDT

    Roy Halladay Getty

    Chase Ultey is back in the lineup, Ryan Howard is playing in rehab games and Roy Halladay is throwing from a mound again. Don’t rule those Phillies out yet. Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that Halladay threw off a bullpen mound today for the first time since being placed on the disabled list one month…

  24. Ryan Howard began his minor league rehab assignment last night

    Jun 29, 2012, 12:42 PM EDT

    ryan howard ap

    Ryan Howard kicked off his minor league rehab assignment last night with Class A Lakewood. He went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles, three RBI and a sacrifice fly while serving as the designated hitter. Both hits were singles to the right of second base, the second of which he beat out for an infield…

  25. Ryan Howard set to begin rehab assignment on Thursday

    Jun 27, 2012, 10:29 PM EDT

    ryan howard ap

    The positive news keeps rolling in for the Phils. John Finger of CSNPhilly.com reports that first baseman Ryan Howard has been cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Thursday night at Single-A Lakewood. He’ll merely DH at first and may have to ease into full games. But it’s a significant step in what…

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