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Archive: May, 2013

Cole Hamels has pitched like this before, and it has ended well

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 5:26 PM
I've watched him pitch and I've looked at the numbers and I've listened to him talk and I cannot find an obvious sign that Cole Hamels is anything other than a pitcher who is slightly out of rhythm. I mentioned this on Twitter and I will reiterate it here: the guy we've seen through the first nine... Read more

Phillies unconcerned with Zambrano's baggage

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 12:39 PM
The best word to describe 31-year-old former Chicago Cubs ace Carlos Zambrano? Volatile. Another word to describe Carlos Zambrano? Talented. Although it's been a couple of years since Zambrano displayed that talent - he went 11-6 with a 3.33 ERA in 36 games with the Cubs in 2010 - the Phils signed... Read more

Phillies have little to lose with new Carlos Zambrano deal

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 11:31 AM
It would be inappropriate to call the Phillies' minor league deal with Carlos Zambrano a sign of desperation. That will come when Charlie Manuel gives serious conisderation to batting him somewhere other than ninth. In the meantime, the immediate reaction to Zambrano's deal should be a lot like the... Read more

Five observations: Enjoy Kazmir and Kluber while you can

Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 12:24 PM
Five facts and/or observations as the Phillies prepare to host the streaking Indians in a two-game series at Citizens Bank Park 1) If the Phillies finish the season winning four out of every seven games like they did on their recently completed seven-game road trip through San Francisco and Arizona... Read more

A quick look at Darin Ruf's immediate future

Monday, May 13, 2013, 9:19 AM
One of the more interesting stories that could play out over the next month or two is the Phillies' decision making with regard to Darin Ruf. As the Braves have shown with Evan Gattis, the answer is sometimes right under an organization's nose. And with the Phillies in need of both some offensive punch... Read more

Roy Halladay apologizes to Phillies fans

Friday, May 10, 2013, 7:36 PM
Roy Halladay called the media over on Friday before the Phillies took batting practice. And for about four minutes, he spoke, uninterrupted, and delivered a heartfelt message to the fans. Halladay: I've been thinking just the last couple of days. I just felt like I should address the fans. I know... Read more

Tyler Cloyd not intimidated by Chase Field; Roy Halladay to undergo surgery Wednesday

Thursday, May 9, 2013, 8:35 PM
Some of the best pitchers in baseball history were also some of the game's most intimidating. Bob Gibson. Bob Feller. Sandy Koufax. Don Drysdale. Roger Clemens*. Randy Johnson. Aroldis Chapman. But it can work the other way around, like if a rookie pitcher was summoned in to face Barry Bonds* in... Read more

Five observations: Can Rollins and Revere become factors?

Thursday, May 9, 2013, 12:14 PM
Five observations after a surprisingly good performance in San Francisco. . . 1) Two players to watch closely this series: Jimmy Rollins and Ben Revere. Readers of this blog know that I have always been a big advocate of Rollins, which is why I would list him as my most disappointing player on the... Read more

More from Roy Halladay

Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 3:11 PM
After almost 72 hours of waiting, the Phillies have news on Roy Halladay. The two-time Cy Young Award winner will have arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder, as my colleague David Murphy posted here as the word was coming down here in San Francisco. It's as close to a best case scenario as Halladay... Read more

Halladay to have surgery on shoulder, optimistic about 2013 return

Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 2:09 PM
The Phillies will be without Roy Halladay for a significant amount of time, although the veteran righthander said that doctors have told him that they are optimistic that he can return to pitch at some point in 2013. Halladay said that doctor have diagnosed him with a partial tear of the rotator... Read more
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