Take two

Wasn’t a lot better than the first one. The Phils fell to Toronto for the second straight day this afternoon, losing 7-5. Cliff Lee started the game, coming off of a 2013 campaign in which he was the best Phillie by a wide margin. He went two innings in the game, allowing a run on two hits while striking out three. He allowed a run on back-to-back doubles to righties…

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Cliff Lee shrugs off trade talk, focuses on winning (Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia)

DUNEDIN, Fla. – Among all the players in the Phillies clubhouse, Cliff Lee might have the best chance of making the postseason in 2014. If it doesnt happen with the Phillies, theres a pretty good chance it could happen elsewhere. Lee has been the subject of trade rumors each of the last two seasons, but Phillies management, hoping for one more run at a championship, has hung on to him….

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Ruf, Mayberry homer, Abreu patient in Phillies' ST loss

Darin Ruf had himself a day in his first spring training start. He walked to load the bases in his first plate appearance, homered off Esmil Rogers in the third inning, and narrowly missed another homer on the first pitch of his third PA. The Phillies lost, 7-5, to the Blue Jays in Dunedin. It looked like Ruf had at least extra bases in the fifth, but his booming fly…

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Lee starts spring slate with positive outlook

Despite his name popping up every few months, Cliff Lee still finds himself in a Phillies uniform, still hoping the team can make the postseason and win a World Series. He took his first step toward that goal Thursday afternoon at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, where he made his Grapefruit League debut in a 7-5 loss to the Blue Jays. Lee starts spring slate with positive outlook Author: Todd Zolecki…

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Martin experiences shoulder discomfort, will see doctor

The Phillies could be running thin on starting pitching depth. Ethan Martin left Thursday’s Grapefruit League game against the Blue Jays at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium with a right shoulder issue. Martin experiences shoulder discomfort, will see doctor Author: Todd Zolecki From Feed: http://partner.mlb.com/partnerxml/gen/news/rss/phi.xml Powered by WPeMatico

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Ruf, Mayberry go yard in loss to Blue Jays

The Blue Jays’ offense scored early and often as Jose Bautista led the way with two doubles and a pair of RBIs in a 7-5 victory over the Phillies on Thursday afternoon at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. Ruf, Mayberry go yard in loss to Blue Jays Author: Gregor Chisholm From Feed: http://partner.mlb.com/partnerxml/gen/news/rss/phi.xml Powered by WPeMatico

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10 years later: Jameer Nelson recalls Hawks' run (Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia)

Jameer Nelson came to Philadelphia on Wednesday and reminded fans of the beauty of being an old-school point guard. He scored 12 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter to help Orlando pull away from the Sixers in a 101-90 victory. Nelson also distributed 12 assists and had no turnovers. Sunday marks the 10-year anniversary of St. Joes beating St. Bonaventure to improve to 27-0 before entering the Atlantic…

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Phillies Prospect Conversations: Josh Norris (Baseball America)

Better than anyone, Baseball America has been providing comprehensive coverage of all levels of America’s Pastime for over three decades. Whether you’re a subscriber to their website, magazine or purchase the annual Prospect Handbook (which you can find here) you’re going to get well written, informative, dynamic content. I visit their site on a daily basis and encourage you to do the same. The July 2 coverage is second to…

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Looking Forward to the 2014 Phillies

Oh hi, Crashburn Alley! I’m Corinne Landrey (Twitter handle: @Ut26) and I’ll be joining the Crashburn crew for the 2014 Phillies season. I’m a lifelong Phillies fan whose earliest baseball memories include poring over box scores at the breakfast table as soon as I learned to read and developing an intense dislike for Kyle Abbott at the ripe old age of 6. I have an insatiable desire to continue learning…

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Adams throws bullpen, is cautiously optimistic (Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia)

CLEARWATER, Fla. Reliever Mike Adams admitted to being nervous, even a little worried, before he took to the bullpen mound on a drizzly morning at Phillies camp Thursday. Adams threw for about eight minutes. During the surgery, doctors repaired three tears in Adams shoulder and the pitcher wondered if his career might be over. Adams throws bullpen, is cautiously optimistic (Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia) Author: From Feed: http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/teams/phi/rss.xml Powered by WPeMatico

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