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Fantasy Update

Apr 17, 2014
Jonathan Papelbon tossed a perfect ninth inning Thursday against the Braves for his fourth save of the season.
Apr 15, 2014
With Jonathan Papelbon unavailable after pitching three straight days, Jake Diekman got the save chance for the Phillies on Monday and gave up a grand slam to Dan Uggla in the ninth.
Apr 14, 2014
Philadelphia Phillies RPs Jonathan Papelbon and B.J. Rosenberg are unavailable to pitch Monday, April 14.
Rotoworld Apr 17, 2014

Papelbon notches fourth save of season - Jonathan Papelbon (R) Philadelphia Phillies

Jonathan Papelbon tossed a perfect ninth inning Thursday against the Braves for his fourth save of the season.
KFFL Apr 15, 2014

Phillies | Jonathan Papelbon sits

Philadelphia Phillies CL Jonathan Papelbon was unavailable for a save chance Monday, April 14, after ...
KFFL Apr 14, 2014

Phillies | Jonathan Papelbon, B.J. Rosenberg unavailable

Philadelphia Phillies RPs Jonathan Papelbon and B.J. Rosenberg are unavailable to pitch Monday, April 14.
Beerleaguer Apr 7, 2014

Phillies already show what they can't afford

If the Phillies want to get back to the postseason or even contend in 2014, they can’t do what they’ve already done just one week into the season. And that’s waste strong starting pitching by coughing up leads late. Take away a Jonathan Papelbon implosion and another loss charged to the bullpen, and the Phils are 5-1 instead of 3-3 after a season-opening six-game road trip. In Texas, A.J. Burnett and Kyle Kendrick combined for 13 innings and two earned...
philly.com Apr 7, 2014

Phillies Notebook: Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon getting slower

GM Ruben Amaro Jr. stands by closer Jonathan Papelbon but admits he’d like to see a faster fastball.
Beerleaguer Apr 5, 2014

Lee, Papelbon rebound in win at Wrigley

Well-pitched, low-scoring games like their 2-0 win over the Cubs on Saturday are the kind we should expect from the Phillies this year. Seven shutout innings, six strikeouts and no walks — that's more of what we expected from Cliff Lee. A 1-2-3 ninth inning en route to a stress-free save — that's more of what we want from Jonathan Papelbon. Lee (2-0) rebounded from an eight-run clunker on opening day by shutting out the Cubs for seven frames. Although...
The Republican Apr 3, 2014

Koji Uehara turns 39 Thursday; still effective, efficient alternative to Jonathan Papelbon

The Red Sox, who wouldn't offer Papelbon the contract he was looking for after the 2011 season, have gone cost-effective in the bullpen.
philly.com Apr 3, 2014

Papelbon and Phillies pen off to a rough start

ARLINGTON, Texas - A dazed Ryne Sandberg watched his $50 million closer lose his composure a few minutes before someone presented the logical conclusion to the Phillies manager. Jonathan Papelbon yet again mirrored the pitcher who relied on contact, not strikeouts, in the second half of last season. That requires a certain amount of luck, and there was none this time at Globe Life Park.

Papelbon's velocity down, release point changed

Jonathan Papelbon has now blown eight of his last 24 save opportunities. (Jonathan Dyer/USA TODAY) It was just his second appearance of the season, but already Philadelphia baseball fans are more than eager to drive Jonathan Papelbon out of town after blowing a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the...
Beerleaguer Apr 3, 2014

New Ballgame: Papelbon can be successful by adjusting

Jonathan Papelbon still owns the act — his slow turn and intense stare toward the plate. But he no longer owns the fastball that once sizzled between 95-96 mph and would top out at 97. Now, Papelbon, the richest ninth-inning arm in baseball, throws a heater at 90-92 mph and his blown saves have skyrocketed. But none of this renders Papelbon incapable of reforming back into a guy who can nail down ballgames with the best of them. The 33-year-old...

Jonathan Papelbon, other big-money relievers having early hiccups

Jonathan Papelbon’s first save attempt of 2014 went up in flames on Wednesday night. (Jim Cowsert/AP) Unless it’s your team immolating, everybody loves a good ninth-inning bullpen fire, if only because the flipside is generally a come-from-behind victory in the late innings. This young season has already seen a whole lot of them. On Wednesday […]

Papelbon: a closer in rapid decline?

Jonathan Papelbon blew his first save chance of the 2014 season in ugly fashion on Wednesday night, walking back to back batters, including the game-ending run. Papelbon has been in rapid decline since last summer.
KFFL Apr 3, 2014

Phillies | Jonathan Papelbon implodes

Philadelphia Phillies CL Jonathan Papelbon allowed three runs on four hits in one-third of an ...
Express-Times Apr 3, 2014

Jonathan Papelbon blows save as Texas Rangers walk past Philadelphia Phillies

The Rangers scored three times in the ninth off Papelbon (0-1), who gave up four hits while retiring only one batter.
Beerleaguer Apr 2, 2014

Poof: Nice night for Phils thrown away by Papelbon

Much was wasted Wednesday night. And wasted by: Jonathan Papelbon. A sound game from the Phillies went for naught when the enigmatic closer entered the ninth inning with a 3-1 lead and promptly did this: Single, strikeout, double, single, single, walk, walk. Ballgame. An colossal collapse by Papelbon handed the Rangers (2-1) a come-from-behind 4-3 win and series victory over the Phils (1-2) in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday night. Prior to the ninth, all was well. Two massive cogs to the...

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