Sources tell TPP that contracts have been offered to Phils free agents

Kevin Kee of “The Philly Phans” has a source within the organization that the Phillies have offered contracts to both Jimmy Rollins and Cole Hamels. Kee confirmed his source with TTB directly. All information below is from Kee and his source. More is known, but won’t be released until they are backed up or confirmed. … Continue reading Sources tell TPP that contracts have been offered to Phils free agents

Kendrick deals in Phils 5th straight win

Kyle Kendrick quite possibly made his last start on the season for the Phils, barring any sort of set-back by a pitcher. With Roy Oswalt ready to take his spot back in the rotation, Kendrick wanted to give the Phils one more little treat before he likely retakes his seat back in the Phillies bull … Continue reading Kendrick deals in Phils 5th straight win

Surprising hero walks it off for Phils

The love/hate relationship the fans have with Ben Francisco turned to all love for one night. Francisco, who found himself an almost permanent spot on the bench with Domonic Brown an everyday player, had the game-winning hit in the Phils 1-0 win Saturday night. His hit was only the fourth hit for the Phils and … Continue reading Surprising hero walks it off for Phils

Lidge, Schneider suffer setbacks

It hasn’t been the best day for news today if you’re a Phillies fan. After the shocking news of John Mayberry being sent down with Shane Victorino’s activation, the Phils found out that both catcher Brian Schneider and reliever Brad Lidge both suffered set backs in their rehabs this past week. Schneider’s set back came … Continue reading Lidge, Schneider suffer setbacks

Pregame/Gameday Notes 5/15

I love the two-three hours before a Phillies game because my phone blows up with updates from Matt Gelb and Todd Zolecki’s pregame tweets. Today, they both had some very interesting updates regarding more injuries. VICTORINO — Shane Victorino left last night’s game in the 8th inning. He was feeling some soreness in his right … Continue reading Pregame/Gameday Notes 5/15

Schneider lands on the DL

Update: Brian Schneider has been placed on the 15 day DL. This may be an indication that Carlos Ruiz will be in Philadelphia tomorrow. Original: Catcher Brian Schneider had to leave last night’s 5-3 win over the Marlins with what the Phillies are calling a strained left hamstring. He will be reevaluated during today’s off … Continue reading Schneider lands on the DL

Werth, Nats got Vance’d

Vance Worley, who looks like he could be straight out of “Major League” as Wild Thing Rick Vaughn, made quick work of the Nationals. Worley, making his second start in place of the injured Joe Blanton, pitched six innings, scattering a run and four hits while striking out seven in the Phillies 7-4 win. Worley … Continue reading Werth, Nats got Vance’d

Phils DFA Zagurski, add third catcher

Ruben Amaro had commented the other day the Phils were going to add a third catcher in order to rest Carlos Ruiz’s back. In doing so, they desdignated left-handed reliever Mike Zagurski for assignment. Taking his place on the 25 and 40-man roster is catcher Dane Sardinha. The 32-year-old catcher hit .205 (8-for-40) with the … Continue reading Phils DFA Zagurski, add third catcher

Oswalt, pen blank Padres

Roy Oswalt had a no-no going through the first 4 2/3 inning. But he also had a high pitch count running. But despite the battling Padres, they could barely solve the right-hander, let alone score as he and the bull pen combined for a 3-0 shut out win to open the series against San Diego. … Continue reading Oswalt, pen blank Padres

Power behind the plate

The Phillies are set behind the plate, that’s a given. Brian Schneider and Carlos Ruiz each homers and drove in a combined seven runs to give the Phillies the 10-2 win over Atlanta. Schneider homered in the top of the fourth, a two-run shot of Braves starter Brandon Beachy to give the Phils the 3-2 … Continue reading Power behind the plate