Category Archives: Phillies

A NEW ATTITUDE: ‘Unloaded’ Phillies handle Nats

On a day had felt rather dark,
Jimmy Rollins went inside the park
to highlight Phillies’ bats
against the first-place Nats
in a win that turned into a lark.

DIRGE FOR THE PURGE: Phillies deal on deadline

In a year that surprised fortune tellers,
The 2012 Phils turned to sellers.
Both Victorino
and Pence had to go
at the deadline, those poor outfield fellers.
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STILL ON RAY-DAR: Thome’s homer downs Tampa Bay

With the Phils’ season mired in gloom,
the bat of Jim Thome went ‘boom.’
Thome’s power display
walked off o’er Tampa Bay
when Interleague play did resume.

SOCKED: Phillies lose Interleague clash

After taking two from the Cubs,
the Phils faced one of AL’s clubs.
The slumping Red Sox
delivered some knocks,
making Cliff Lee one of the scrubs.

POLLY-GRAM: An ode to Polanco’s 2,000th hit

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Placido Polanco, Monday,
recorded hit number 2k.
With a swing, a long drive
and many a high five,
Polly did it in a fitting way.

In his second tour with the Phils,
Polanco’s bat suffers the chills.
But his defensive play
and rare hitting display
hint at his career full of thrills.

GLEE FOR THREE: Phillies earn season-best streak

After losing to Mets and Padres,
the Phils won three games in three days
for the first time this year.
The home crowd did revere
another first — of walk-off displays.

Coming off the bat of Hunter Pence,
the line drive, in the 10th, cleared the fence.
The pitcher? ‘stros’ Brett Myers —
a Phil when he retires —
but a loser in late-game suspense.

WELCOME PARTY: Bryce Harper meets the Phillies

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Rookie phenom, Bryce Harper, showed spunk.
stealing home after Cole Hamels’ plunk.
But the Phils won the bout
in a nine-to-three rout
’cause the rest of the Nationals stunk.