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Werth Has Kind Words For Manuel

Nationals RF Jayson Werth (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

WASHINGTON — Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth irritated Phillies fans last week when he faked a throw into the stands to a couple of children, claiming he was concerned with the drunk fans behind them.

Today, Bob Brookover of the Philadelphia Inquirer wrote a piece that should enlighten Phillies fans on Werth’s real emotions on the organization and especially his former manager, Charlie Manuel.

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Phillies Can’t Climb Out of Early Hole; Drop to Nationals

Nationals 8, Phillies 4
WP – John Lannan (4-0, 4.23)
LP – Kyle Kendrick (10-12, 4.08)

PHILADELPHIA — Three home runs and five runs was just big enough of a lead for Washington to hold off the Phillies.

Tapping Kyle Kendrick early, the Nationals were able to beat Philadelphia, 8-4. Kendrick was done after two innings, allowing five runs, four earned, on five hits and two walks with one strike out.

The Phillies bullpen shut the Nationals down for six innings until a few insurance runs in the 9th inning cut short a comeback attempt by the Phillies..

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Game 31: The Mountain is .500

Phillies 1B Ty Wigginton collides with Mets catcher Josh Thole in the 8th inning. Wigginton was out at the plate. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

There seems to be on thing standing in the way of the Phillies right now and it’s getting over .500 for the first time this season since being 1-0.

In order for the Phillies to get back into first place, they must take baby steps to getting there.

Baby steps.

Playing team baseball is doable. They’ve done it already this year a few times. The next step is getting over that mountain of .500 baseball.

First place is there, just over the mountain and in plain site. But how do the Phillies get over this mountain?

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How Jayson Werth Really Wrote That Email

Many people were intrigued on how Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth was able to type his ever so angry email to the Washington Post about Phillies fans after breaking his wrist on Sunday.

Werth, who had his feelings hurt but the small handful of fans who heckled him as he walked off the field in pain, wrote a vengeful email to the Post, vowing revenge on all of Phillies fans.

But how did he write his email after having surgery on his broken left wrist? Our TTB insiders found out:

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Game 27: “Natitude!”: A Letter From @JWerthsBeard

More like @JWerthsGoatie, am I right?

With almost 6,000 followers on Twitter, @JWerthsBeard has catapulted itself into one of the most legendary sports Twitter accounts the last three years.

Born in 2010, The Beard was made present when Jayson Werth showed up to Phillies camp with a sweet beard that captivated Phillies fans.

The Beard kept its ties with the Philadelphia fanbase even after Werth signed with the Nationals. This is the second guest post from The Beard on TTB and much like the first, it’s a beauty.

DISCLAIMER: [@JWerthsBeard bio] The views & opinions expressed here do not reflect those held by Jayson Werth. I am just his beard. No matter the shape or size, 100% #bearditude.

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Werth Attempting to Lure Madson to D.C.

(AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

If seeing one high profile Phillie athlete possibly leave this off season, another is almost unfathomable.

With the worries of losing Jimmy Rollins to the west coast, Ryan Madson could be packing his backs and heading to Washington D.C. if former team mate Jayson Werth successfully lures him there.

That’s right, Werth is openly selling the idea of Madson joining him in Washington, according to Sports Illustrated’s Jon Heyman, where he is under the illusion that good baseball is played there.

Washington is also reportedly interested in going after slugging first basemen Albert Pujols or Prince Fielder. If they miraculously land one of those studs, that could make Washington a very interesting team offensively next year.

Too bad their pitching will still be terrible despite Stephen Strasburg.

If the Phils don’t re-sign Madson, general manager Ruben Amaro said the Phils would fill the hole with a free agent and not internally. One of the top closers available is Jonathan Papelbon of Boston.

The MLB free agency period starts five days after the World Series concludes.

Roy-Freshing: Oswalt K’s season-high 9 in win

Phils starter Roy Oswalt struck out a season-high nine in eight shut out innings of work against the Nationals. The Phils won, 5-0. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Ryan Zimmerman punched the Phillies’ gut with a walk-off grand slam Friday night, but in typical Phillies fashion, they bounced back and took down the Nationals on, what I guess you could call ‘the road.’

It took until the fourth inning for a team to tally a run tonight’s game at Nationals Park, when Wilson Valdez sliced a two-run triple to right field, scoring John Mayberry Jr. and Carlos Ruiz. The scoring on that play was a bit favorable to Valdez, being that Jayson Werth played a game of hop scotch out in the right-outfield corner, allowing Valdez to score.

The Phillies tacked on three more runs en route to a 5-0 victory.

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Series Preview: vs Washington Nationals

PHI: 77-40, 1st in NL East; WAS: 56-61, 4th in NL East

When: August 12-14
Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philly, PA)

Probable Pitchers
Friday: Cole Hamels (13-6, 2.53) vs Livan Hernandez (6-11, 4.41)
Saturday: Roy Oswalt (4-7, 3.84) vs John Lannan (8-7, 3.56)
Sunday: Roy Halladay (15-4, 2.51) vs TBA

Broadcast Info
Friday, 7:05, CSN
Saturday, 7:05, CSN
Sunday, 1:35, PHL 17
All Games on 1210 AM

Player to Watch – Mike Morse: Morse had shown some promise last season for the Nationals, hitting .289 with 15 homers and 41 RBIs in 98 games. He proved this year that last season’s production wasn’t a fluke with his remarkable break-out season. Morse is hitting .319 with 20 homers and 68 RBIs. He’s provided Washington with a spark that newly acquired Jayson Werth did not supply the 4th place Nationals.

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Phillies select outfielder with 39th pick in MLB Draft

UPDATE – With their second selection (66th overall), the Phillies chose outfielder/second baseman Roman Quinn. Quinn is labeled as being one of the fastest prep school players in this year’s class.

He attended Port St. Joe High School in Gulf County, Florida. He played second base, shortstop, and center field during his high school career. Quinn committed to Florida State so it will be interesting to see if he signs with the Phillies.

With the 90th overall pick, the Phillies chose University of Miami third baseman Harold Martinez. Martinez is 6’3″ and 212 pounds and is a right-handed hitter.

He was previously selected in the 19th round of the 2008 Draft by the Texas Rangers but decided to go to Miami.

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While the Phillies lost their true first round pick when signing Cliff Lee, the Phils picked up a supplemental first rounder when right fielder Jayson Werth signed with the Nationals.

The Phillies used that pick on a future corner outfielder, drafting Larry Greene with the 39th overall selection.

The 6’2″, 235 pound athletic outfielder is from Berrien High School in Nashville, Ga. He batted .562 in 30 games as a center fielder. Despite playing center, Marti Wolever, the Phillies scouting director sees Greene as a corner outfielder in the Majors.

“He’s a man amongst young men,” Wolever said. “He’s really strong and powerful and just really a very good athlete . . . We think he’s a corner outfielder with above-average power. He stays on the ball when he hits and has a chance to drive the ball to the left side, left-center. He’s got above average power pole-to-pole.”

Wolever also said the left-handed hitter reminds him of Jonathan Singleton, an eighth-round pick in 2009 whom the organization regards highly.

The MLB draft resumes today at noon with rounds 2-30. The Phillies pick twice in the second round (66 and 90 overall) and have the 120th overall pick in the third round. They pick 151st overall in the fourth round, and draft a player every 30 picks after that.

Video of Greene hitting.

The Phillies are in debt. No, I’m not kidding.

The LA Times reported this morning that nine MLB teams, including the Phillies, are in violation of MLB’s debt service rules.

While other teams on the list (Mets, Dodgers, Orioles, Rangers, Nationals, Marlins and Tigers) are not surprising, seeing the Cubs and Phillies on the list is quite a shocker. Perhaps even more shocking is the only team in the NL East not in debt is the Atlanta Braves, officially making the NL East the poorest division in baseball.

The debt service rules limit a team’s debt to 10 times its annual earnings, but the LA Times say commissioner Bud Selig has “wide latitude to enforce those rules.”

To think the Phillies have debt ten times more than their annual earning seems impossible. The Phillies sell out almost every game, and it’s almost impossible to walk into WaWa without seeing a Phillies shirt, which tells me they sell a lot of memorabilia too.

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