Between them, Mookie Wilson and Bill Buckner played over 4,000 games in Major League Baseball. Still, it is one play, from one game, that is the defining moment for both careers.
Jesse Biddle is living a dream. Biddle is from the area, attended Germantown Friends, and grew up a Phillies fan. So to be drafted by his favorite team, and have the chance to make the big league club is an opportunity that very few people ever have.
Spring Training is different for the Phillies this year. Not just because of the new faces like Larry Bowa, AJ Burnett, and Marlon Byrd, but because of what is expected of the players by manager Ryne Sandberg.
Cliff Lee gave up a run in three innings, outpitching fellow Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey, but Adam Lind and Dan Johnson each homered for the Toronto Blue Jays in 5-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.
Philadelphia Phillies starter Roberto Hernandez allowed one hit in three shutout innings against his former team in a 6-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday.
When Jonathan Papelbon talks, there is usually quite a bit of reaction. Earlier this year, when Papelbon said that he doesn’t perform as well when the team isn’t winning, that reaction was generally negative. It seems it wasn’t only a lack of fire that caused Papelbon’s disappointing 2013 season.
Even the biggest supporters of former Phillies manager Charlie Manuel would have admitted the team was in need of a change. Surely there were other reasons, including personnel and injuries that caused that disappointing seasons in 2012 and 2013, but the clubhouse needed a jolt of energy. Ryne Sandberg seems to be bringing that to the table in Clearwater this year.
A.J. Burnett started against his former Pittsburgh teammates, giving up one run in two innings Sunday as the Pirates beat the Phillies 4-1.
The Phillies couldn’t figure out Masahiro Tanaka and the New York Yankees pitching staff as they lost 4-0 on Saturday.
Domonic Brown and Carlos Ruiz each had RBI singles for the Phillies while bench hopeful Darin Ruf had a pair of RBIs.
The Phillies lost to the Blue Jays, 7-5.
Jose Bautista hit a long home run off Roberto Hernandez three batters into the game, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 Wednesday in rain-shortened spring training opener for both teams.
Apropos of nothing, aside from baseball being back, here is a Jayson Werth photo from Washington Nationals photo day. Werth is looking like the newest member of WWE’s Wyatt Family.
The Phillies newest regular color analysts for television broadcasts bring back memories of the team’s last World Series title in 2008. They’re adding a little 1980 flavor to it as well.
The Phillies won only 73 games in 2013. One sports book thinks they’ll be better this year, just not by much.
94WIP’s Angelo Cataldi and The Morning Team visit Phillies Spring Training in Clearwater.
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