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  • Expectations quite low for the 2015 Phillies

    Expectations quite low for the 2015 Phillies
    No team is picked to win fewer games this season than the Philadelphia Phillies. Rebuilding isn't easy. After dominating the NL East from 2007-11, capturing five division titles, two pennants and one World Series championship, the Phillies have...
  • Philadelphia Phillies' power decline leads to change in philosophy but it will take time

    Philadelphia Phillies' power decline leads to change in philosophy but it will take time
    The long ball powered the Phillies to their five-year reign atop the National League East and the 2008 World Series title. Three seasons running, starting in 2007, the Phillies finished the regular season with only one other team in baseball bashing...
  • David Buchanan ready to go for Phillies, but is Ken Giles?

    David Buchanan ready to go for Phillies, but is Ken Giles?
    PHILADELPHIA — A year ago, David Buchanan was all set to pitch in a major league ballpark for the first time during the Phillies' annual On-Deck series at Citizens Bank Park. It was a cameo appearance, since the Phillies had already decided he'd...
  • Washington Nationals leading the hunt for NL East championship

    Washington Nationals leading the hunt for NL East championship
    EAST DIVISION Washington Nationals 2014: 96-66, first place. Last year in playoffs: 2014. The Nationals had the best record in the NL last year and won the division for the second time in three years, but they still have not won a postseason...
  • Utley hits 2 home runs in Phillies' 9-2 win

    Utley hits 2 home runs in Phillies' 9-2 win
    CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Chase Utley hit two homers to give him long balls in four straight at-bats, Cole Hamels pitched six innings in his final start before opening day and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 9-2 Wednesday. Utley...
  • What's next for the four major Philadelphia professional sports teams?

    What's next for the four major Philadelphia professional sports teams?
    Gone is last season's NBA Rookie of the Year, 23-year-old Michael Carter-Williams. Saying good-bye this week is LeSean McCoy, the Eagles' all-time leading rusher at age 26. Phillies and Flyers fans can rest easy because there is no one as young,...
  • Eagles' Lurie to speak at owner's meetings

    Eagles' Lurie to speak at owner's meetings
    Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie will talk and take questions this afternoon at the NFL owners meetings in Phoenix. Look for coverage in print and on-line editions of The Morning Call. … Although his mother, Weissport native Betty Mullen Brey, died...
  • Phillies' Ryan Howard refuses to adjust approach at the plate to combat shifts

    Phillies' Ryan Howard refuses to adjust approach at the plate to combat shifts
    CLEARWATER, Fla. — Ryan Howard has heard the suggestions from commentators and fans who say he should drop down bunts or poke the ball into left field a few times to defeat the shift. The long ball made him one of baseball's top players, a...
  • Ryan Howard, Darin Ruf homer for Phillies in 6-3 win over Braves

    Ryan Howard, Darin Ruf homer for Phillies in 6-3 win over Braves
    KISSIMMEE, Fla.— Ryan Howard hit his third homer of the spring and Darin Ruf added three hits and a homer to lead the Phillies to a 6-3 win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday. Phillies pitching prospect Severino Gonzalez, 22, a longshot...
  • Coplay company helps major league teams set defensive alignment

    Coplay company helps major league teams set defensive alignment
    Twentysomethings sit in rows inside a two-story, red brick building in the small town of Coplay. Using a keyboard and a pair of screens, the video scouts each note 700,000 pitches and 130,000 batted balls in the major leagues each year, night after...
  • The Big Shift: Infields spin in response to data explosion

    Twentysomethings sit in rows inside a two-story, red brick building in an Allentown suburb that Norman Rockwell could have painted. Using a keyboard and a pair of screens each, the video scouts note every one of the 700,000 pitches and 130,000 batted...