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Philadelphia Phillies v Miami Marlins
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Cooney: Velasquez Might Be Best They Can Put In Bullpen

The first half of the season with a 2-5 record and 5.58 ERA does not garner any confidence in Vince Velasquez as a starting pitcher.  Despite having 53 Strikeouts in 50 Innings this season, he has allowed 11 Home Runs and 31 Runs in 10 Starts this season...

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Pat Neshek Named Phillies Closer

The Phillies closers this season have included Jeanmar Gomez, Joaquin Benoit and Hector Neris.  Going forward the Phillies are going to go with closer number four...

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New York Mets v Philadelphia Phillies
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Should Phillies Name Hector Neris The Closer?

Three different Phillies pitchers have notched a Save so far this season as the Closer position has been in flux.  With Jeanmar Gomez losing the job title, Manager Pete Mackanin has given both Joaquin Benoit and Hector Neris opportunities in the Ninth Inning...

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New York Mets v Philadelphia Phillies
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Should Hector Neris Stay In His Eighth Inning Role?

Phillies Manager Pete Mackanin announced Monday that Jeanmar Gomez role as Closer has been subplanted by veteran Reliever Joaquin Beniot...

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Phillies Should Not Anoint Hector Neris Closer…Yet

The Jeanmar Gomez of 2017 so far is not close to the Jeanmar Gomez of 2016.  In Gomez's three appearances over three innings he has allowed five earned runs...

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Cincinnati Reds v Philadelphia Phillies
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Phillies Mailbag: Predictions Missed, Closer, Goeddel

Once again it's time for the weekly Phillies mailbag.  We take your questions and answer them here every week.  Send a question to Sports Talk Philly on their Facebook page or on Twitter at @FrankKlose...

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San Diego Padres v Philadelphia Phillies
Carlos Ruiz and Jeanmar Gomez of the Philadelphia Phillies celebrate a 3-0 win over the San Diego Padres at Citizens Bank Park. (Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
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Phillies Bullpen Finds its Groove with Jeanmar Gomez as Closer

After four games, Philadelphia Phillies fans were near restless.  How could a bullpen be so bad?  Through 10 2/3 innings the Phillies bullpen had alarming results...

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Philadelphia Phillies Photo Day
Andrew Bailey will not begin the season in the Phillies bullpen (Elsa/Getty Images)
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Phillies Send Andrew Bailey, Three Others to the Minors as Opening Day Draws Near

The Phillies Opening Day roster is getting much clearer as we are just a couple days away from the first pitch in Cincinnati.   As the team headed into Spring Training with three veteran relievers on minor league deals, looking to make the best of their minor league invite...

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Miami Marlins v Arizona Diamondbacks
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Phillies Frank’s Monday Mailbag: Who Will be the Closer?

Welcome to the first of what hopefully will become a weekly feature on Mondays: a Phillies Monday Mailbag.  We asked the good people of Twitter what they would like to talk about, and these are the top questions we got in response from the Philliedelphia and 97

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Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
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Sports Bash Post-Show: Learn When to Use the Closer. [VIDEO]

Closers should not be pitching in non-save situations.

Just because you warm up, does this mean you have to enter the game? Mike Gill tackles that question in Tuesday's Post Show video...

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