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Evaluating the Ben Revere Trade

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Charlie Manuel wanted a centerfielder who can catch and cover ground, naming Michael Bourn as his first example.

Ruben Amaro got his manager the next best thing, and at a much cheaper price than the supposed $18 million a year Bourn wants.

The Phillies acquired 24-year-old centerfielder Ben Revere from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for Vance Worley and top pitching prospect Trevor May.

The trade sent shock waves through the fanbase. “Why would we give up Worley?” “Isn’t May a good prospect?” “Who the hell is Ben Revere? Didn’t he ride a horse?”

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Infante Homers Twice As New-Look Fish Beat Phils

A frustrated Hunter Pence takes his helmet off after popping out to end the 1st inning. (AP Photo/The News-Journal, Suchat Pederson)

No Giancarlo Stanton? No problem says Miami, who found their power source elsewhere Monday afternoon.

Spoiling the home opener for the Phillies, Miami went into Philadelphia without their most dangerous hitter against one of the division’s premier aces and dominated.

It was Omar Infante who was the unlikely power source in the Marlins 6-2 win.

Infante hit two solo home runs off starter Cole Hamels and reliever Joe Savery, his second and third dingers of the season. Austin Kearns, who was playing in place of Stanton, also homered late in the game off Jonathan Papelbon, who was pitching in relief to get some work in.

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Chooch’s walk-off seals comeback, DH sweep

Carlos Ruiz capped off an incredible comeback to give the Phils a 5-4 win, sweep of the day/night double header and expand their winning streak to six games.

Chooch’s RBI single in the bottom of the 10th scored Ryan Howard to seal a game that resembled a championship Phillies team.

It got started when Howard was hit with the first offering by Marlins reliever Michael Dunn on his shoulder. He worked his way to second

Roy Halladay wasn’t his usual ace-like self but was still effective in the game. He allowed four runs on six hits while striking out eight through seven innings in the no decision.

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KK leads Phils to 5th straight win

Ryan Howard got the scoring going for the Phils in the 1st, driving in a run on a double to tie the game, 1-1. (AP Photo/H. Rumph Jr)

It was the perfect storm for the Phillies: Kyle Kendrick goes deep, they crush a weak pitcher and some key starters got an early rest for the night cap.

The Phils took the first of the day/night double header, 8-1, over the Marlins. It’s the second time this season the Phis have had a winning streak as high as five games and are now 16 games above .500.

Kendrick gave the Phillies seven incredible innings of good pitching. He allowed a run on five hits and a walk while striking out five. He went four straight innings from the 3rd to the 6th without allowing a hit.

He allowed a run in the first inning off a solo home run by Logan Morrison. But Kendrick quickly settled into a groove, working his cutter, sinker and change-up into his repertoire to sit down the Marlins.

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Series Preview: vs Florida Marlins

PHI: 40-26, 1st in NL East; FLA: 32-32, 3rd in NL East

When: June 14-16
Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philly, PA)

Probable Pitchers
Tuesday: Cole Hames (8-2, 2.58) vs Chris Volstad (2-6, 5.51)
Wednesday 1: Kyle Kendrick (3-4, 3.47) vs Elih Villanueava (0-0, -.–)
Wednesday 2: Roy Halladay (9-3, 2.39) vs Anibal Sanchez (6-1, 3.06)
Thursday: Cliff Lee (6-5, 3.41) vs Javier Vazquez (3-6, 7.09)

Broadcast Info
Tuesday, 7:05, PHL 17
Wednesday 1, 1:05, CSN
Wednesday 2, 7:05, CSN
Thursday, 1:05, CSN
All Games on 1210 AM

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