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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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Five Teams to Watch In the Second Half

The second half is underway and there are a handful of teams looking to get back to the post season, some waiting longer than others.

The National League features a pair of teams who find themselves shockingly in first place. Meanwhile, the American League has an early three-team race for the Wild Card with one newcomer in the second half post season race.

Here are a list of five teams to watch heading into the second half of the season.

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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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Nats Bomb Worley, Phils

It could be a long season for the Phillies.

Washington took Phillies pitching deep three times, taking the second game of the series, 7-1, Saturday afternoon. The Nationals have won seven straight against the Phillies for the first time since they were the Montreal Expos in 1989.

Jayson Werth made a statement in the 5th inning. With runners on the corners, Werth ripped a three-run bomb, flipping his bat in the process to give the Nationals a 3-1 lead.

The homer unhinged Vance Worley, who would allow three more hits in the inning, including an RBI double to Rick Ankiel to make it a 4-1 game.

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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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Jones Walks Off A Wild One

Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz celebrates with 2B Freddy Galvis after hitting a three-run homer in the 7th inning. Ruiz had seven RBIs in the game. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Larry “Chipper” Jones has made a career killing the Phillies.

He did it again.

Jones hit a two-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the 11th inning off of Brian Sanches in a wild 15-13 win by the Braves in a game that saw five lead changes. The Phillies entered the game at .500 but failed to get over that mark for the first time since being 1-0.

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Brown: “I’m coming to win a job”

(Yong Kim/Philly Inquirer)

The wait is finally over. Domonic Brown has his confidence and this could be the year he shows the fans what he can really do.

The 24-year-old Phillies prospect did all the right things. He found a way to finally settle down, he sought help with his mechanics and he took a step back so he could evaluate the high expectations everyone has for him.

Brown said he sought help from one of the greatest hitters in the past quarter century, Gary Sheffield. But what Brown also said when talking to reporters will reassure his coaches, the fans and most importantly himself.

“I’m not at peace if I start at triple A,” Brown said Tuesday morning. “I’m coming to win a job. I’m fighting to win a job here. If I start at triple A, I start at triple A.”

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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.