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  • Blanton's struggles continue in Phillies loss

     
    Joe Blanton can't seem to be able to get it together. With the Phillies 5-1 loss to the Marlins on Sunday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park, Blanton has a 10.98 ERA in his last four starts. In those 19 2/3......
  • Want more Phillies talk? Three chances coming up

     
    I've got three radio/TV/Web appearances coming up in the next two days. At 7:20 a.m. Wednesday, I'm jumping on WIP with Angelo Cataldi, Rhea Hughes and Co. Then at 5 p.m., I'll do a quick hit from the ball park......
  • Halladay update, Thome on pinch hitting and why did Fontenot, not Orr, stay

     
    At least for now, the Phillies can breathe a sigh of relief. The second opinion, from Dr. Altchek, about Roy Halladay's lat strain, was in line with the pitcher's initial diagnosis. The plan to keep him from throwing for three......
  • AUDIO: Polanco talks about getting his 2,000th career hit

     
    Placido Polanco walked in the clubhouse Monday night with his knee wrapped in ice. It's the by-product of fouling a ball off his knee. He also fouled a pitch off his calf and his foot. But none of it put......
  • It's not Polly's knee that's bothering him

     
    Placido Polanco cleared something up Sunday morning. The reason, he said, that he hasn't started the four consecutive games, including Sunday's series finale against the Red Sox, is because he has a mild sprain in his left ankle. "They keep......
  • Another 'Pig gets the call; Manuel not talking about Pence; Bullpen comes through

     
    A shaky bullpen, which has been the focus the last three days, pitched three scoreless innings Friday. Antonio Bastardo faced the minimum in two innings and struck out three. Although he walked the first batter he face, he got a......
  • 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......
  • Sox position analysis: Another chance for Morel

    Sox position analysis: Another chance for Morel
    David Wright? Mark De Rosa? Kevin Kouzmanoff? Placido Polanco? Scott Rolen? That’s the bulk of your 2012-13 free agent third basemen, unless you count first baseman Mark Reynolds, the only player to strike out more times in a single season than...
  • Cubs position analysis: Hole at the hot corner

    Cubs position analysis: Hole at the hot corner
    The Cubs couldn’t find a way to replace Aramis Ramirez at third base this year, and have to go back to the drawing board in 2013. They tried Ian Stewart, Luis Valbuena and Josh Vitters for the most part, with Joe Mather filling in occasionally, and...
  • Ruiz on pace for career year

    Ruiz on pace for career year
    When it comes to deciding who's going to play where defensively, Phillies manager Charlie Manuel has loads of flexibility. Ty Wigginton can play first, second or third base. Laynce Nix can man left field or first. John Mayberry Jr. can go to any of the...
  • Manuel cautious in handling of Pence

    Manuel cautious in handling of Pence
    PHILADELPHIA — Even after 20 years as a manager in professional baseball, Charlie Manuel faces challenges beyond the Xs and Os. The handling of Hunter Pence is his latest. "He's different from any hitter I've ever had," the Phillies manager said....