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  • Garrett Olson

     
    It hasn't been easy, but Garrett Olson is pitching into the sixth inning.He breezed through the first, striking out two batters, but he's put runners on base in every other inning. A walk, Gary Sheffield's two-run homer and a double......
  • Without Juan Uribe, a black hole at third for Dodgers? Is this right?

    Without Juan Uribe, a black hole at third for Dodgers? Is this right?
    Let’s begin with the premise that you have to play baseball with a third baseman. Pretty sure it’s in the rules. And let’s further go out on a metaphorical limb and conclude the Dodgers currently do not have one. What to do? The only...
  • Former Phillie Schneider has no regrets about walking away from game

    As his kids played in the pool and took turns splashing whoever they could, Brian Schneider was armed with tongs and a giant spatula. As the Fourth of July grill master, the Northampton High School graduate, with a cold beer in hand, manned the steaks,...
  • Phillies Best Since the Vet: Mike Schmidt in a class by himself at third base

    Phillies Best Since the Vet: Mike Schmidt in a class by himself at third base
    My grandfather, with a couple of his dress shirt buttons undone, his Dickies work pants rolled up a bit and his feet up on the porch banister, regularly waved his arms in disgust at the nearby transistor radio. Sitting in an old, wooden rocking chair...
  • Asche, Ruf, among players Phillies hope are building blocks

    Asche, Ruf, among players Phillies hope are building blocks
    It could be years before the Phillies have another player who attacks the game like Chase Utley or one who can drive the ball the way Ryan Howard has. And we all know relievers who throw the way Ryan Madson did when he was in Philadelphia's bullpen don'...
  • There were problems from Day One with the Phillies

    There were problems from Day One with the Phillies
    When I heard the Phillies had traded for Ben Revere, I shook my head a little. The best baseball players have five tools. Revere has two. I remember where I was when I got word Ruben Amaro Jr. had signed Delmon Young. There's a reason the Rays gave up...
  • Polanco out with back stiffness

     
    Just when you thought this team was getting healthy. I had a feeling something was up when Placido Polanco's name wasn't in the lineup. The third baseman, who is 8-for-16 lifetime against Brewers starting pitcher Randy Wolf, did not start......
  • Some expectations for Halladay and the Phillies today

     
    Today's start could be very telling for Roy Halladay. While he pitched well in his last start (2 ER, 5.0 IP), which was his first since coming off the disabled list where he spent more then seven weeks with a......
  • FRANDSEN GETS BEST PRESENT ON CHRISTMAS-IN-JULY ...

     
    Throughout the season, once he overcame his 0-for-20 start, Kevin Frandsen had to wonder what it would take to get him back in a big league uniform again. Apparently, all it took was a home run. Frandsen, who leads the Internatoinal League in hits and...
  • Former Phillie Urbina released from jail, reportedly back in baseball

     
    Former Phillies reliever Ugueth Urbina is back in the baseball world. After serving 7 1/2 years in prison for the attempted murder of five workers on his family's ranch in Venezuela, the AP has reported that Urbina returned to baseball.......
  • Amaro "curious" about a possible double platoon

     
    If you thought you didn’t like the idea of a double platoon in right and left field this season, after listening to what Ruben Amaro Jr. told Mike Gill on 97.3 ESPN-FM radio on Tuesday, it doesn't sound like the......
  • Werth says Nationals' biggest threat is....

     
    At first glance, Jayson Werth's comments seem pretty complimentary to the Phillies. Second glance makes you wonder how much motivation they will provide for the Braves. Adam Kilgore from the Washington Post wrote about Werth and some of his feelings......