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Jimmy Rollins ... Mr. Clutch!!

Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:55 AM
First ... Full disclosure: I have been one of those that felt that Jimmy Rollins did not adhere enough to his obvious talents, cringed every time he swung at the first pitch and huffed whenever he would pop up when a walk would have sufficed ... But we have always thought he was headed for the Hall... Read more

Chase Utley's E Pace

Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:55 AM
If it seems Chase Utley is racking up the errors faster than the Flyers are going through defensemen, you are correct. Only once in his career has he reached 1, 2, 3 and 4 errors at second base quicker than he has this season ... and the end result of that was a World Championship in 2008. Below... Read more

John Mayberry Jr. back in the two-hole

Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:55 AM
John Mayberry Jr. is making his second straight start batting second, and his recent play is the reason why. In 44 plate appearances this season, the right fielder is hitting .316 with a .309 on-base percentage and .553 slugging percentage. "He’s been getting on base," manager Charlie Manuel... Read more

Ex-Phillie Schilling: R.I. Gov wants $75M back

Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:54 AM
Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chaffee is suing former Phillie Curt Schilling and his partners in defunct video-games company 38 Studios, "along with a raft of former state officials, banks and law firms involved in the deal, and a criminal investigation is under way," reports the NY Times here. We wrote... Read more

Sporting News sees bad coaching trend for Temple

Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:55 AM
It hasn't been forward progress for Temple, according to the Sporting News. The magazine ranked college football coaches, and the Owls, according to the list, have been on a downward slide since the departure of Al Golden for Miami. Golden places at #32 on the list, and then you have to travel fifty... Read more

Five observations: Booing Brown and Howard with RISP

Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:54 AM
Five facts and/or observations from last night's 7-3 win over the Cardinals. . . 1) Watching crappy baseball in near-freezing temperatures will make anybody cranky, but I still don't understand the vitriol that was directed at Domonic Brown from the left field seats in the fourth inning. Brown allowed... Read more

What to expect from Jonathan Pettibone

Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:55 AM
The safer pick was Tyler Cloyd. The 25-year-old righthander made six starts at the end of 2012 for the Phillies, and while not overwhelming, he was effective in spurts. Cloyd is scheduled to pitch Monday at triple A. He made the most sense. The Phillies, though, know what they possess in Cloyd. So... Read more

10 Most Expensive Trips To The Ballgame in 2013

Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:54 AM
PORTLAND, Ore. (TheStreet) -- Major League Baseball may be still be one of the best values in the land, but that doesn't mean fans are… Read more

Live updates: Phillies vs. Pirates, 7:05 p.m.

Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:54 AM
The Phillies beat the Pirates, 3-2, at Citizens Bank Park. Jonathan Pettibone allowed two runs over 5 1/3 innings in his major-league debut. Click HERE for the box score. Join our chat for live updates and commentary as the Phillies begin a four-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citizens... Read more

Pitching matchups for the forseeable future

Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:54 AM
Starting Monday, the Phillies will play 13 straight games against teams who finished 2012 with fewer than 80 wins. This stretch could very well tell us more about this Phillies team than the first couple of weeks. If they are unable to rattle off a 9-of-13 or 10-of-13 against the Pirates, Mets, Indians... Read more
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