After long wait, Schwimer’s name gets called

Being in AAA Lehigh was like waiting in the bull pen for Michael Schwimmer. Time after time, the phone would ring and names like Michael Stutes, David Herndon, Drew Carpenter, Mike Zagurksi, Scott Mathieson and Juan Perez were asked for. But never Schwimer’s. Of the six names mentioned, only two (Stutes and Herndon) are still … Continue reading After long wait, Schwimer’s name gets called

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Brown sent back down

With the addition of Hunter Pence, someone in the Phillies outfield had to go down. And in a move that will benefit a certain young outfielder, Domonic Brown was sent back down to Lehigh Valley. He is in tonight’s line up and batting fourth. More interesting, Brown will be playing left field as well. Left … Continue reading Brown sent back down

Heat gets to Halladay as Phils lose

With the temperature at 91 degrees by first pitch, Roy Halladay was still donning his signature 3/4-sleeved shirt. Common sense kicked in and the heat forced the right-hander to remove that shirt. But then, fatigue and heat exhaustion also settled in and Halladay’s day was done in the 5th inning, leading to a poor outing … Continue reading Heat gets to Halladay as Phils lose

Stanton’s walk-off foils sweep bid for Phils

Dear Joe B, Roy O, Jose C, Ryan M and Brad L, Please get better soon. We can’t take any more of seeing guys like David Herndon and Andrew Carpenter in games for the Phils. Even Danys Baez isn’t immune from our pleas. Leaving a pitch in Mike Stanton’s wheel house, Baez became the third … Continue reading Stanton’s walk-off foils sweep bid for Phils

Bull pen falls apart after Hamels’ early exit

Cole Hamels and Jon Lester were cruising through what appeared to be a pitchers duel. But a line drive off the bat of Adrian Gonzalez changed the pace of the game, ending Hamels’ day. The rest was history as Boston won, 5-2, and prevented the sweep in Philadelphia. Gonzalez’s liner rocketed off Hamels’ glove hand. … Continue reading Bull pen falls apart after Hamels’ early exit

Phils without closer: Madson to the DL

The Phillies officially have three closers on the DL currently. Brad Lidge is slowly getting himself back in midseason shape, Jose Contreras just landed his second time on the DL this season and now Ryan Madson will take some time off. In Madson’s place, the Phils called up right-hander Andrew Carpenter. Madson landed on the … Continue reading Phils without closer: Madson to the DL

Phils Recall Worley

Vance Worley has been pitching excellent in AA Reading this year. The Phillies figured they would reward him with a shot in the majors, skipping his AAA stint. The Phillies called-up the righty today. Worley was drafted by the Phillies in the third round of the 2008 Amateur Draft. The 22-year-old his 9-4 with a … Continue reading Phils Recall Worley

Moyer Injured in Loss

The Phillies are in dire need of a starting pitcher. The fans wanted Cliff Lee, they got prospects. Then they wanted Jayson Werth signed, now it looks like he’s going to be the player traded for a new starting pitcher in a companion deal. And with the loss of Jamie Moyer today to an elbow … Continue reading Moyer Injured in Loss

Kendrick Sent Down

The Phillies optioned starter Kyle Kendrick to Lehigh Valley today.  Kendrick was 5-4 with a 4.82 ERA in 20 games this season.  In addition, the Phillies recalled right-hander Andrew Carpenter from Lehigh Valley.  Carpenter is 7-6 with a 3.41 ERA this season.  Carpenter has one career start for the Phillies and has a 9.45 ERA. Kendrick’s … Continue reading Kendrick Sent Down

Blanton Out 3-6 Weeks

Todd Zolecki reported on Twitter than Joe Blanton will be out three-to-six weeks with a mild oblique strain he suffered throwing a bull pen session yesterday. Michael Ciccotti, the team physician said it’s less severe than similar injuries but three weeks is the earliest Blanton will be back. He will probably be placed on the 30-day DL … Continue reading Blanton Out 3-6 Weeks