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May 20 - Phillies vs. Nationals

Tuesday, May 20, 2008, 3:12 PM
Here's tonight lineup for the Phillies against the Nationals at Nationals Park: 1) Jimmy Rollins, SS. 2) Shane Victorino, CF. 3) Chase Utley, 2B. 4) Ryan Howard, 1B. 5) Pat Burrell, LF. 6) Geoff Jenkins, RF. 7) Pedro Feliz, 3B. 8) Carlos Ruiz, C. 9) Cole Hamels, P. Read more

Spotlight on the Phillies

Monday, May 19, 2008, 8:38 AM
Flyers, Sixers and Eagles: Done. Guess that means it's Phillies, Phillies, Phillies for everybody, unless you're a diehard Soul fan or something. By the way, are there diehard Soul fans? I know two things about the Soul: Jon Bon Jovi and Ron Jaworski. Anyway ... the Phillies lost yesterday to the... Read more

The All-Phillies/A's Team

Monday, May 19, 2008, 3:37 PM
Bruce Brown and T. Scott Brandon found 44 players that played for both the Philadelphia A's and Phillies. They put together that all-time team: 1B - JIMMIE FOXX* (1925-35 A’s / 1945 Phillies) 2B - Nap Lajoie* (1896-1900 Phillies / 1901-02, 15-16 A’s) 3B - Lave Cross (1892-97 Phillies /... Read more

Long Live Utley's Bat

Sunday, May 18, 2008, 11:52 AM
Major League Baseball clubhouses open to reporters 3 1/2 hours before every game. That means for a 7:05 p.m. game, we're in there at 3:35 p.m. It's a rarity to find Chase Utley in the clubhouse at that time. Or ever for that matter. He's always somewhere. He's getting treatment from one of the athletic... Read more

The Man

Saturday, May 17, 2008, 12:04 PM
Jayson Werth finds himself in pretty exclusive company. He hit three homers and tied a franchise-record with eight RBIs last night in a 10-3 victory over the Blue Jays at Citizens Bank Park. He is one of just five players in the Phillies' 125-year history to have eight RBIs in a game. He joins Kitty... Read more

Braun's Deal Means Little to Phillies, Howard

Saturday, May 17, 2008, 11:40 AM
Ryan Howard is 100 percent correct. The multi-year contracts that Ryan Braun, Evan Longoria, Troy Tulowitzski and others have signed recently have no significance when it comes to his contract status with the Phillies. It has no significance to Cole Hamels' status, either. "That's Ryan Braun... Read more

Werth Goes Crazy, Hits Three Homers, Knocks In Eight

Friday, May 16, 2008, 8:46 PM
Like manna from heaven, Jayson Werth has written my game story for me ... Werth is having a historic night tonight for the Phillies. He hit a three-run home run to right field in the second inning, a grand slam to right field in the third inning and a solo homer to left-center field in the fifth... Read more

The Undisputed Ace

Thursday, May 15, 2008, 11:12 PM
Cole Hamels has had moments like this before. He carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning in his Phillies debut May 12, 2006, in Cincinnati. He carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning in Houston on Sept. 16, 2006. He struck out 15 in his first complete game in Cincinnati on April 21, 2007, and... Read more

Howard Goes Yard

Thursday, May 15, 2008, 10:58 PM
Ryan Howard crushed a solo homer to center field in the third inning tonight against the Braves to hand the Phillies a 2-0 lead. Howard has a seven-game hitting streak in which he is hitting .286 (8 for 28) with a double, triple, three home runs and six RBIs. His first two homers in that streak went... Read more

Billy, Billy, Billy

Thursday, May 15, 2008, 8:59 PM
This is from Adam Rubin, the Mets beat writer for the New York Daily News. Former Phillies closer Billy Wagner is ticked that some of his New York Mets teammates keep ducking the media after losses: "Someone tell me why the (expletive) you're talking to the closer? I didn't even play. They're... Read more
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