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Some Phillies Links for You, July 19, 2010: James' Streak Ends, Brown's Town, Lee's Haul

Phillies' Francisco seeing time against lefties
What could this possibly mean?

Halladay gets knocked around in Phillies' loss to Cubs

"I think you get a second wind later in the season, but I think, at this point, for me, it's the most important time to monitor my work in between and really keep that fresh feeling. I think this is the part where it can be a grind. I think you hit August, late September, you get that second wind. For me, it's always been that way."

You know, I'm not going to say anything here. But there are products you can buy at the drugstore that will help with that.

Prospects in Lee deal look to prove worth
NOOO! They're all slop!

Bob Ford: Phils' biggest obstacle is themselves

Beyond Hudson, Atlanta's staff includes talented young Jair Jurrjens who is just back from the disabled list and carrying around a 4.75 ERA. Kris Medlen had a good first half of the season, but he has just 15 career starts and how he will hold up is unknown. There is Derek Lowe, who won Sunday to go 10-8, but with another ERA over four runs per game. There is Tommy Hanson, also just above .500 and another ERA over four runs. Perhaps on a given day, with one given game to win, Tim Hudson would be a problem, but there isn't much separating the starting staff from that of the Phillies.


Phillies Notes: Kendrick must show he's a starter
Yeah, really.

Worley, R-Phils blank Trenton
Vance Worley's recent surge could make him a very valuable bullpen piece or trade chip.

BlueClaws bats go quiet twice Sunday versus Intimidators
Outfielder Jiwan James' team-record 23 game hitting streak came to an end in the abbreviated second game of Sunday's doubleheader.

Phillies Notes: Hamels pitching like an ace again for Phillies

"Hamels has always been a good pitcher," manager Charlie Manuel said. "The season he had last year, that was just part of him getting more experience. Hamels is a big-game pitcher. He has proven it. I don't know how much more he has to prove it."

Nice to hear that Charlie has faith and confidence in Cole.

What can Brown do for Phils' outfield? A lot

Every indication is he would like to trade Werth, who is eligible for free agency after the season, and who can possibly bring a starting pitcher in a trade. It beats letting Werth leave as a free agent for nothing besides supplemental draft picks.

Um, depending on who you trade for and who you would draft, those "supplemental picks" can be quite valuable.

The Fightins - Somebody tase this puppet
What a friggin' bizarre scene.

Mets 4, Giants 3: Rodriguez Blows It, Davis Wins It - Amazin' Avenue
Johan Santana was terrific, K-Rud blows it in the ninth, letting the Giants tie it up, Mets score in the top of the 10th, K-Rud allows two baserunners but then "locks it down..." and gets the win. Time to abandon W-L record.

Braves Bash Brewers 11-6 Behind BMac - Talking Chop
Someone in the NL East can take care of the medicore NL Central teams on the road.