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Archive: February, 2013

Phillies (0-1-1) vs. Tigers (1-1-1): Aumont solid, Stutes struggles

Monday, February 25, 2013, 11:26 AM
Today's Tigers-Phillies game is scheduled to be broadcast on MLB Network, but for those of you who are at work or do not otherwise have access to a television and would like to keep tabs on things, I'll be updating this post with highlights, stats, analysis, knock-knock jokes, etc. MIDDLE OF 7th INNING:... Read more

Monday rundown: Tigers back in town, Lee vs. Smyly, Dom Brown, Inciarte and more

Monday, February 25, 2013, 7:22 AM
Everything you need to know to start your week, in the time it takes me to eat a breakfast sandwich and coffee at Panera: 1) The Phillies (0-1-1) are hosting the Tigers today after tying Detroit in Lakeland yesterday. Lefty Drew Smyly will square off against lefty Cliff Lee. It is Lee's spring training... Read more

Charlie Manuel sees you, Domonic Brown

Sunday, February 24, 2013, 4:34 PM
We are only three games into the Phillies exhibition schedule, two games into their Grapefruit League schedule, but Domonic Brown has made an early statement in the competition for one of the two corner outfield spots that figure to be open at the start of the regular season. In a 5-5 tie with the... Read more

Torii Hunter's scouting report on Halladay

Sunday, February 24, 2013, 3:31 PM
Last week I posted quotes from Phillies players who stepped in to face Roy Halladay in a live batting practice session. A few people told me that, of course these players are going to speak highly of Halladay, he's their teammate. Point taken. Halladay pitched in his first spring game today in Lakeland... Read more

First impression: Solid spring debut for Roy Halladay

Sunday, February 24, 2013, 2:00 PM
Roy Halladay allowed a loud home run to Victor Martinez in his second inning of work, but the veteran righthander had an otherwise solid outing in his Grapefruit League debut. The big story of last spring was Halladay's velocity. A report quoted a scout saying that Halladay's velocity... Read more

What we're watching today: Halladay, Gillies, Bastardo, Diekman

Sunday, February 24, 2013, 11:14 AM
Well, it's the moment we've all been waiting for. Roy Halladay is scheduled to make his Grapefruit League debut here at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Fla., home of Ray Lewis, Freddie Mitchell, and many of the on-location shots from Edward Scissorhands. The last time Halladay faced hitters from... Read more

Sunday Morning Lineups

Sunday, February 24, 2013, 10:16 AM
LAKELAND, FLA. - It's the first road trip of the spring. The Phils have arrived at Joker Merchant Stadium this morning for the second game of their Grapefruit League schedule, against the reigning AL Champion Detroit Tigers. First, my favorite spring training memory: two years ago Wilson Valdez wasn't... Read more

Four things to watch in Phillies' camp

Friday, February 22, 2013, 9:23 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. - While there is little debate about the most important story lines of the spring, the Grapefruit League is not likely to reveal the long-term futures of Chase Utley, Ryan Howard and Roy Halladay. For most veterans, spring training predicts regular-season performance about as well... Read more

Adam Morgan vs. Jonathan Pettibone

Friday, February 22, 2013, 12:45 PM
I'm writing this two innings into an intrasquad game that is scheduled to last five innings, but the most interesting battle has ended, with lefty Adam Morgan and righty Jonathan Pettibone pitching a couple of innings. These two pitchers are the two strongest candidates for a promotion to the majors... Read more

Papelbon sticks by lack of leadership claim

Friday, February 22, 2013, 11:42 AM
Pitching coach Rich Dubee was asked earlier this week if he’d like for Jonathan Papelbon to take a more vocal leadership role this year. Dubee paused. He didn’t say anything for a few seconds. He smiled. If you’re around the Phillies team daily, you know Papelbon does plenty of... Read more
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