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Archive: June, 2013

Phillies given chance to make playoffs by insane computer

Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 10:41 AM
The Phillies may be playing like a team on its way to playoff elimination, but baseball is a numbers game. We're way off from literally being eliminated, thanks to math. And nobody does math better than the guys at Baseball Prospectus, whose standings at the moment indicate each team's odds for making... Read more

Aumont returns to Phils pen with positive outlook

Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 10:46 AM
Earlier this month, Phillippe Aumont was still adjusting to his first demotion from the big leagues to the minor leagues when he made some comments that drew some interest back in Philadelphia. Aumont had the following to say to the Easton Express Times about mixed messages he felt he was getting... Read more

Cliff Lee tops trade target leaderboard for starting pitchers

Monday, June 24, 2013, 4:42 PM
Baseball is a deceptive game, filled with numbers and lies so dense it's easy to see how it became representative of our entire country. Ruben Amaro has stated publicly that he has no intention of trading Cliff Lee or Jonathan Papelbon, and that he has no problem lying to everyone in order to improve... Read more

Phillies named best team in NL East

Monday, June 24, 2013, 3:52 PM
Pop the champagne - the Phillies are the team to beat in the NL East again. This stunner courtesy of the @MLBNetwork research department: #Phillies’ 31-29 record since April 19 is best in NL East. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) June 24, 2013 Yes, it looks like it will take more than... Read more

Phillies suggest maybe watching something other than Phillies

Monday, June 24, 2013, 1:31 PM
The Phillies may be a floundering non-contender, warped by their own bullpen and offense while clutching the roster card, defiantly crying that nothing is going to change. But they're also a floundering non-contender with their finger on the pulse of this community. The Phillies may be out of town... Read more

Phillippe Aumont's gallery of varying success

Monday, June 24, 2013, 12:45 PM
Hulking Canadian giant/young reliever Phillippe Aumont will be rejoining the Phillies this week, taking the place of a tendinitis-ridden Michael Stutes on the team's roster. Aumont is part of a revolving door of youthful arms who have failed to live up to most potential this season, but like many... Read more

Video: Phillies reliever Joe Savery nearly killed by Matt Harvey line drive

Sunday, June 23, 2013, 4:31 PM
Mets star pitcher Matt Harvey - who hit 100 on the radar gun Sunday against the Phillies - can apparently hit screaming line drives as well. Just ask relief pitcher Joe Savery. Read more

Has Ryan Howard changed his stance?

Sunday, June 23, 2013, 3:45 PM
Ryan Howard singled in his first at bat against Matt Harvey, to continue his recent hot play. An observation: the first baseman seems to be backing off the plate a little bit more than he was earlier in the season. Here's an image from Howard's first at bat against Jeremy Hefner at Citizens Bank... Read more

WATCH: Orioles manager Buck Showalter ejects umpires from game vs. Blue Jays

Saturday, June 22, 2013, 2:48 PM
On Friday night, Buck Showalter took offense when the umpires changed a call after Blue Jays manager John Gibbons argued. When home plate umpire Angel Hernandez ejected Showalter from the game, the Orioles skipper decided that it was the umpires that needed to go. Naturally, it made for a magical... Read more

Manuel: 'I've been talking fundamentals for two years'

Friday, June 21, 2013, 5:48 PM
It did not matter to Charlie Manuel that his closer, Jonathan Papelbon, voiced his displeasure at the Phillies' fundamentals after Wednesday's loss. The manager heard the comments. Everyone, he said, is entitled to their opinion. In fact, Manuel shares it. "I've been talking about fundamentals for... Read more
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