Pence Not In Tonight’s Lineup Due to Arm Injury

Charlie said Pence said “his arm is bothering him.” Felt like he couldn’t play. #PHILLIES — Ryan Lawrence (@ryanlawrence21) April 23, 2012 Let the next wave of injuries continue for the Phillies. Hunter Pence was left out of tonight’s line up in Arizona after telling manager Charlie Manuel that his right arm is bothering him. … Continue reading Pence Not In Tonight’s Lineup Due to Arm Injury

Series Preview: at Arizona Diamondbacks

PHI: 7-9, 5th in NL East; ARI: 8-8, 3rd in NL West When: April 23-25 Where: Chase Field (Phoenix, AR) Probable Pitchers Monday: Kyle Kendrick (0-0, 1.93) vs Wade Miley (1-0, 1.93) Tuesday: Vance Worley (1-1, 2.37) vs Josh Collmenter (0-1, 10.22) Wednesday: Cole Hamels (2-1, 2.95) vs Trevor Cahill (1-1, 284) Broadcast Info Monday, 9:40, … Continue reading Series Preview: at Arizona Diamondbacks

Season Preview: NL West

Expectations: San Francisco’s payroll may top $130 million in order to pay for Brian Wilson’s beard dye. Key Addition: OF Melky Cabrera (acquired from Kansas City) Key Loss: SP Jonathan Sanchez (traded to Kansas City) Projected Record: 93-69 Summary: The Giants are looking to get back on top of the National League after a disappointing … Continue reading Season Preview: NL West

NLDS Preview: Milwaukee Brewers vs Arizona Cardinals

Arizona: 94-68; 1st in NL West Milwaukee:96-66; 1st in NL Central Schedule Game 1: Oct. 1, 2:07 PM – Yovani Gallardo (17-10 3.52) vs. Ian Kennedy (21-4 2.88) Game 2: Oct. 2, 4:37 PM – Shaun Marcum (13-7 3.54) / Zack Greinke (16-6 3.83) vs. Daniel Hudson (16-12 3.49) Game 3: Oct. 4 – Joe … Continue reading NLDS Preview: Milwaukee Brewers vs Arizona Cardinals

Phils trade Zagurski to D’Backs

The Phillies have sent their left-handed AAA All-Star reliever Mike Zagurski to the Arizona Diamondbacks for a player to be named later. In three seasons with the Phillies (2007, 2010-11), Zagurski was 1-0 with a 6.82 ERA in 37 appearances. He was never a consistent main stay in the Phils bull pen. Zagurski, 28, was … Continue reading Phils trade Zagurski to D’Backs

Phils win rain-soaked rubber match

Ke$ha, rain, fans trying to climb into the tarp tubing and a visit by Shane Victorino. Those were the highlights of the Phils 4-1 win over Arizona on a wet Thursday night. The Phillies became the first team this season to 80 wins. They hold an 8.5 lead in the division still, bringing their magic … Continue reading Phils win rain-soaked rubber match

Phils bite back

There was no 9th-inning miracle in store for the Diamondbacks this go around. With the score tied 2-2 heading into the bottom of the 7th, the wheels officially fell of Arizona starter Joe Saunders. Saunders got roughed up for three runs in the 7th before recording an out and the Phils pulled away in a … Continue reading Phils bite back

Doc gets snake bit in 9th

Roy Halladay should have started the 9th. But at one point, he should not have been left in. After allowing back-to-back singles to start the 9th, Charlie Manuel let Halladay pitch to the left-handed hitting Lyle Overbay, who drove in all three of Arizona’s runs on the night. Overbay smacked Halladay’s first offering into the … Continue reading Doc gets snake bit in 9th

Series Preview: vs Arizona Diamondbacks

PHI: 78-41, 1st in NL East; ARI: 68-53, 1st in NL West When: August 16-18 Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philly, PA) Probable Pitchers Tuesday: Roy Halladay (15-4, 2.51) vs Josh Collmenter (7-7, 3.51) Wednesday: Cliff Lee (12-7, 2.83) vs Joe Saunders (8-9, 3.76) Thursday: Vance Worley (8-1, 2.85) vs Ian Kennedy (15-3, 3.12) Broadcast Info Tuesday, … Continue reading Series Preview: vs Arizona Diamondbacks

Four teams splash big at the deadline

The final week leading up to the trade deadline makes for some of the most exciting and exhausting news in baseball. Beat writers, fans and owners dread the July 31 date and breath a huge sigh of relief when 4:00 PM passes. This year was no different. With teams like the Phillies, Giants and Braves … Continue reading Four teams splash big at the deadline