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Phillies Sign Ex-Nat John Lannan

 

LHP John Lannan

LHP John Lannan

The Phillies have agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million deal with left-handed starter John Lannan.

Lannan is a “low-risk, high-reward” move for Ruben Amaro, who said that was the type of player he was pursuing for his fifth starter. Kyle Kendrick will most likely be the fourth starter in the rotation now.

Lannan, 28, has a 42-52 record and 4.01 ERA in his six Major League seasons, all with the Nationals. Last year, Lannan went 4-1 with a 4.43 ERA in six starts.

Lannan’s history against the Phillies is almost infamous. Lannan is 3-13 against the Phillies with a 5.53 ERA in 19 career starts.

But the stat that really stands out are the 11 times Lannan hit a Phillies batter. The most famous was when he plunked Chase Utley in Lannan’s Major League debut on July 26, 2007, breaking his hand. On the next pitch, Lannan hit Ryan Howard and was immediately ejected.

“I don’t think he was trying to hit me,” Utley said after that game. “It kinda got away from him. He’s a young guy. He hit two guys in a row. I don’t think he was throwing at us.”

Pig Report: Tyler Cloyd

Phillies SP Tyler Cloyd (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Position: Starting pitcher
Age: 25
Prospect Level: Mid-level prospect.
2012 Major League Stats: 6 starts, 2-2, 4.91 ERA, 33 IP, 30 K.
2012 Minor League Stats: (Reading & Lehigh) 26 starts, 15-1, 2.26 ERA, 167 IP, 113 K.

Season in Review: Tyler Cloyd is one of the most interesting pitching prospects to come up through the Phillies system in quite some time. Cloyd absolutely dismantled Double-A and Triple-A hitting for 26 games, posting an astounding 15-1 record and 2.26 ERA.

But when the 25-year-old righty got up to the Majors, he struggled greatly against far superior batters, and that all falls back on the velocity of his fastball.

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Like It Ruf: AA Prospect’s Two-Run Triple in 2nd Leads Phillies Past Nats

Phillies 2, Nationals 0
WP – Kyle Kendrick (
LP – John Lannan (
SV – Phillippe Aumont (2)

WASHINGTON — “That’s the first time I ever won and got beat.”

Those were the words Charlie Manuel used to describe the Phillies 2-0 win over the Nationals Monday night. Despite Philadelphia’s win, the Braves’ 2-1 loss to Pittsburgh clinched the Nationals their first NL East division crown.

Darin Ruf hit a two-run triple in the 2nd inning and that was all Kyle Kendrick needed.

Kendrick, who all but cemented a spot in the 2013 rotation, pitched seven shutout innings, allowing only four hits and a walk, striking out four. His effort dropped his ERA to 3.90, the fourth time in six years he had an ERA under 4.00.

Manuel said it himself that Kendrick, “is in there. Unless we get Price or someone like that.”

Phillippe Aumont recorded his second save of his career.

2B: Brown (11). 3B: Ruf (1).

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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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Phillies Sit Three Games Back With Win

Phillies 6, Braves 2
WP – Kyle Kendrick (10-11, 3.89)
LP – Tommy Hanson (12-9, 4.46)

PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies knew they needed a win with St. Louis losing earlier in the day.

They capitalized, hitting four home runs en route to a 6-2 win over the Braves Friday night in Philadelphia. It was their fourth straight win and it pulled them to three games back of the Cardinals for the final Wild Card spot.

The Phillies jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the 1st inning. Juan Pierre hit a one-out triple and scored on Chase Utley’s ground out to make it a 1-0 game.

Atlanta responded with an RBI ground out by Brian McCann to tie the game up.

In the bottom of the 3rd, Kevin Frandsen hit a solo home run to make it a 2-1 game. The Phillies added onto the lead in the 4th with back-to-back homers by Ryan Howard and Carlos Ruiz.

Utley also homered later in the game to make it a 6-2 game. Howard and Utley’s shots gave them 299 and 199 career homers respectively, pulling the two within one of mile stones.

Kyle Kendrick pitched into the 7th, allowing two runs on five hits and a walk while striking out six for his 10th win of the season.

It was the fourth time in Kendrick’s career he won 10 games. In 2008 and 2010, Kendrick won a career high 11 games. He has a shot at tying it this season.

3B: Pierre (6). HR: Frandsen (2), Howard (13), Ruiz (15), Utley (11).

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Phillies Blanked By Astros In Houston

Astros 5, Phillies 0
WP – Dallas Keuchel (2-7, 4.97)
LP – Kyle Kendrick (9-11, 3.65)

HOUSTON — The Phillies are playing inconsistent ball at the worst possible time.

A dat after lighting up the Astros, the bats went quiet. Houston went on to score five runs, beating Philadelphia 5-0 Saturday night.

The Phillies had trouble stranding runners in scoring position again, much like they did Thursday. They went 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position and left 11 on base while managing only seven hits.

Kyle Kendrick’s string of quality starts snapped with his below average performance. He lasted five innings, allowing four runs on seven hits on seven hits while striking out four.

On the other side, Dallas Keuchel left the Phillies offense searching for answers. He pitched into the 6th inning, allowing five hits and four walks without recording a strikeout.

The rest of Houston’s bullpen finished up the job, and it dropped the Phillies to 73-73 and 3.5 games behind St. Louis with 16 games to play.

2B: Wigginton (11), Frandsen (4).

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Phillies Win Fifth Straight On Arm of Kendrick

Phillies 3, Marlins 1
WP – Kyle Kendrick (9-10, 3.83)
LP – Wade Leblanc (2-4, 2.95)
SV – Antonio Bastardo (1)

PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies are going streaking.

Kyle Kendrick took a no-hitter into the 6th inning and the offense produced just enough in the Phillies 3-1 win over the Marlins, Monday night.

Kendrick lasted seven innings, allowing a run on two hits and three walks, striking out a career-high-tying eight. Antonio Bastardo pitched in the save situation, his first of the season while Jonathan Papelbon was unavailable.

In the 5th, Domonic Brown hit a two-run homer and Michael Martinez scored on a passed ball after doubling, giving the Phillies a 3-0 lead.

In the top of the 6th, Kendrick lost his no-hit bid with Rob Brantly’s lead-off single.

2B: Utley (12), Martinez (1). HR: Brown (2).

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Hang ‘Em and Bang ‘Em: Kendrick Surrender’s Huge Homer to Bruce in 6th

Reds 2, Phillies 1
WP – Mat Latos (12-4, 3.69)
LP – Kyle Kendrick (8-10, 3.96)
SV – Aroldis Chapman (35)

CINCINNATI — All Kyle Kendrick had to do was keep his pitches down against Jay Bruce.

But one pitch stayed up and Bruce sent it over the right field wall, giving Cincinnati a 2-1 lead in the 6th and the eventual win over the Phillies. The homer broke up a 1-0 lead that was being preserved by Kendrick in an otherwise great start.

The only run Philadelphia managed to score came in the 4th inning. Domonic Brown drew a bases-loaded walk that enabled Chase Utley to score.

The Phillies were then robbed of a second run when Nate Schierholtz hit a liner into center field. Drew Stubbs clearly trapped the ball but it was ruled a catch. He then threw it to second for the third out.

Two different umpires made different calls and it cost the Phillies an important run.

Jimmy Rollins earned his 200oth hit in the 5th inning with a double down the right field line.

2B: Utley (11), Rollins (32).

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Kendrick, Phillies Overcome Early Runs

Phillies 3, Mets 2
WP – Kyle Kendrick (8-9, 4.01)
LP – Jon Niese (10-8, 3.55)
SV – Jonathan Papelbon (30)

PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies managed to prevent a sweep of the Mets with their 3-2 victory Thursday afternoon.

Kendrick overcame a rocky start in the first two innings as his offense backed him for his sixth win since the All-Star break. He lasted 7 2/3 innings, allowing only two runs on seven hits while striking out six.

Both runs surrendered by Kendrick were solo homers. The first came from Mike Baxter to lead off the game and the second came the following inning off the bat of Scott Hairston.

The Phillies cut the lead in half in the 3rd inning. After doubling, Jimmy Rollins scored on a Kevin Frandsen single to make it 2-1.

They tied the game up the next inning on Ty Wigginton’s RBI double. They broke the lead in the 5th inning on Ryan Howard’s sacrifice fly.

Rollins was pulled from the game after the 6th inning, most likely due to him not hustling on a Frandsen pop up. If this is the case, it’s the second time in the past month Rollins will be guilty of not hustling.

2B: Rollins (30), Wigginton (9), Frandsen (3), Mayberry (18), Kendrick (2).

Boxscore.

Phillies Kendrick Looks Sharp In Win

Phillies 4, Nationals 2
WP – Kyle Kendrick (7-9, 4.12)
LP – Edwin Jackson (7-9, 3.72)
SV – Jonathan Papelbon (28)

PHILADELPHIA — Another fantastic outing from Kyle Kendrick fueled this win.

The number six starter pitched into the 7th, allowing only two runs in the Phillies 4-2 win over the first place Nationals on Friday night.

The scoreless streak may have ended but it didn’t erase the great outing Kendrick had once again. The two-run homer allowed to Tyler Moore snapped Kendrick’s 21-inning scoreless streak, but it was all Kendrick allowed.

Kendrick went 6 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out three. He improved to 7-9 in his third straight win.

The Phillies scored in the first on a Chase Utley RBI single. Jimmy Rollins made it 3-0 in the 4th with his two-run single and Ryan Howard had an RBI single in the 8th that made it a 4-2 game.

2B: Kendrick (1), Howard (7).

Boxscore.

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