Phillies Nation TV: Ep 6 – Papelbon, Gonzalez and hitting lesson

This week, Pat and Corey discuss the often-maligned but always productive Jonathan Papelbon and where he might end up after his days with the Phillies. They also preview Severino Gonzalez, who makes his first MLB start this week. Hitting instructor Kevin Wilson discusses how players can beat the shift. All this, plus fantasy baseball picks of the week – including Corey picking the hot Ryan Howard! Phillies Nation TV: Ep…

April 30, 2015
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Gameday 22: Phillies vs. Cardinals

St. Louis Cardinals (13-6) at Philadelphia Phillies (8-13) Starting Pitchers: PHI: Aaron Harang (2-1, 1.97) vs. STL: Carlos Martinez (2-0, 1.35) Time: 8:15 EST, Busch StadiumTV: ESPN, CSNWeather: Cloudy, 71 degreesMedia: Twitter and Facebook A note for today:  Aaron Harang looks to continue his success on the mound versus the St. Louis Cardinals after throwing eight shutout innings in his last outing.  Even though the final score didn’t show much hope from last night, the Phillies offense was able to score five…

April 30, 2015
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Ryne Sandberg’s Strange Bullpen Usage

Coming into the 2015 season, reliever Justin De Fratus had thrown more than 30 pitches in an appearance six times in 130 games spanning 114 innings. This season, he has already done so three times in nine appearances spanning 10 2/3 innings. Indeed, manager Ryne Sandberg has been unusually taxing on his bullpen in the early going and De Fratus is only one example. On Tuesday, Jake Diekman threw 52…

April 30, 2015
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Buchanan faces rookie Cooney in Phillies series finale with Cardinals

View image | gettyimages.com If the Phillies (8-14) series opener was about Cole Hamels potentially auditioning for a team that may have a need for his services in the near future, Thursday’s series finale is about the immediate fill-in. The Phillies will face Cardinals (14-6) left-hander Tim Cooney in his… Buchanan faces rookie Cooney in Phillies series finale with Cardinals Author: From Feed: http://www.yardbarker.com/rss/team/21 Powered by WPeMatico

April 30, 2015
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Is Ryan Howard Heating Up? 

PHOTO: Laurence Kesterson/AP Ryan Howard hit another home run last night, giving him four on the season. All four of them have come within the last eight games. Over that span, he’s hitting .214/.290/.643 (a .933 OPS), and has two walks and eight RBI to go with it. In those eight games, the Phillies as a whole are are hitting .239/.289/.351. Howard accounts for 9.7% of their plate appearances, but…

April 30, 2015
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Phils sink back with 2 losses in St.Louis

View image | gettyimages.com Galvis is in 6th in the NL in BA – he’s adopted a ‘put the ball in play’ style like Pete Rose used to do The unpredictability continues with the Phillies, sometimes they play good, sometimes they play bad. For the past several years it’s been a lot more bad than good. The St. Louis Cardinals thumped the Phils 5-2 last night, and Aaron Harang’s streak…

April 30, 2015
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Cardinals Fly Past Harang, Phillies

The host Saint Louis Cardinals broke out their bats again tonight, beating down Phillies starter Aaron Harang this time. The Cards used a big 4-run outburst in the 5th inning to fly past Harang and the Phils by a 5-2 score at Busch Stadium. The hosts jumped out on top early, getting to Harang for […] Cardinals Fly Past Harang, Phillies Author: Matthew Veasey From Feed: http://thatballsouttahere.com/category/phillies/feed/ Powered by WPeMatico

April 29, 2015
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