Kratz Ties It and Mayberry Ends In It Comeback Win

Phillies 8, Braves 5 WP – Josh Lindblom (3-3, 3.58) LP – Christhian Martinez (5-4, 4.39) SV – Jonathan Papelbon (31) ATLANTA — Erik Kratz may have won the backup catcher spot for the 2013 season. The 31-year-old catcher, getting plenty of time during Carlos Ruiz’s injury, hit a towering home run in the top … Continue reading Kratz Ties It and Mayberry Ends In It Comeback Win

Pierre Clears Trade Waivers; Could Be Dealt By Midnight

With the trade waiver deadline ending tonight at midnight the Phillies could have one more move left in them this season. With a month left on his contract, outfielder Juan Pierre has cleared trade waivers and could be dealt before midnight to a contending team. Pierre, 35, is hitting .300 with 32 stolen bases and … Continue reading Pierre Clears Trade Waivers; Could Be Dealt By Midnight

Series Preview: at Atlanta Braves

PHI: 62-69, 3rd in NL East;¬†ATL: 74-57, 2nd in NL East When: August 31-September 2 Where: Turner Field (Atlanta, GA) Probable Pitchers Friday: Roy Halladay (8-7, 3.88) vs Mike Minor (7-10, 4.71) Saturday: Cliff Lee (3-7, 3.67) vs Tim Hudson (13-4, 3.57) Sunday: Cole Hamels (14-6, 2.99) vs Paul Maholm (11-9, 3.44) Broadcast Info Friday, … Continue reading Series Preview: at Atlanta Braves

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 … Continue reading Kendrick, Phillies Overcome Early Runs

Utley Approached Amaro About Playing 3B; Polanco Weighs In

PHILADELPHIA — If Chase Utley couldn’t get any cooler… The Phillies second baseman approached general manager Ruben Amaro today and brought up the idea of playing some third base. Utley wanted to take some grounders and try out a new position to create some flexibility. “Chase is one of those guys, if he puts his … Continue reading Utley Approached Amaro About Playing 3B; Polanco Weighs In

Duda Homers Off Cloyd in Rookie’s Debut Loss

Mets 3, Phillies 2 WP – Matt Harvey (3-3, 2.76) LP – Tyler Cloyd (0-1, 4.50) SV – Frank Francisco (22) PHILADELPHIA — It wasn’t exactly the debut Tyler Cloyd expected to have, but the 25-year-old walked away with an experience he will never forget. Cloyd settled down after three rocky innings to start, but … Continue reading Duda Homers Off Cloyd in Rookie’s Debut Loss

Phillies Shut Down Vance Worley For Season

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Phillies have shut down right-handed starting pitcher Vance Worley. Worley, who had been pitching with a bone chip in his right elbow for the last three months, will have surgery on his right elbow in 7-10 days. Worley was pulled with one out in the 5th inning of yesterday’s 9-5 loss … Continue reading Phillies Shut Down Vance Worley For Season