The Phillies invited nine non-40-man roster players to Spring Training this season. The list is headed by free agent catcher Humberto Quintero, who is the top candidate to back-up Erik Kratz while Carlos Ruiz serves his 25-game suspension. Quintero will compete with prospects Tommy Joseph and Sebastian Valle for that spot. Quintero, 33, hit .232 … Continue reading Quintero Heads List of Nine Non-Roster Spring Training Invitees for Phillies
Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz, coming off of a career season, was suspended 25 games today. The All-Star catcher was said to have been using and amphetamine called Aderall, which is an energy booster, an agent used to mask steroid use. He will miss the first 25 games of the 2013 season. Ruiz released a statement after … Continue reading Phillies Catcher Carlos Ruiz Suspended 25 Games For Amphetamines
In a season filled with losing, Jimmy Rollins was a winner. The 33-year-old short stop has won his fourth career Gold Glove award, his first since winning from 2007-09. Rollins posted a .978 fielding percentage, the highest among short stops in all of baseball. His 13 errors in 594 chances gave him the lowest total … Continue reading Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins Wins 4th Gold Glove
The Phillies have exercised the option of Carlos Ruiz’s option for 2013. Ruiz, who enjoyed a career season, will make $5 million next year. He hit .325 with 16 home runs and 68 RBIs along with a .935 OPS, all career highs.
Phillies 4, Marlins 1 WP – Cole Hamels (17-6, 3.05) LP – Nathan Eovaldi (4-13, 4.30) SV – Jonathan Papelbon (38) MIAMI — The Phillies are on a mission to end their season on a high note. With a 4-1 win over the Marlins, the Phillies put themselves at one game above .500. If they … Continue reading Chooch’s Three-Hit Day Leads Phillies Past Marlins
Phillies 9, Marlins 5 WP – Roy Halladay (11-8, 4.49) LP – Ricky Nolasco (12-14, 4.48) MIAMI — Roy Halladay finished the 2012 season with a 4.49 ERA. But he also finished with a win. In a performance that was again mediocre by Halladay’s standards, Doc got the win in the Phillies 9-5 win over … Continue reading Phillies Back Halladay’s Final Start of 2012 With Win
Phillies 6, Nationals 3 WP – Cole Hamels (16-6, 3-11) LP – Ross Detwiler (10-7, 3.28) SV – Jonathan Papelbon (37) PHILADELPHIA — Seeing his name penciled into the starting line up for the first time as a Major Leaguer had to have felt good for Darin Ruf. Blasting a solo homer in the 2nd … Continue reading Ruf’s First Major League Homer Sparks Phillies Win Over Nationals
According to the Phillies Twitter account, Carlos Ruiz has won the Mike Schmidt Most Valuable Player Award. Ruiz had a career year, hitting .328 with 16 homers and 62 RBIs and a team-high .938 OPS. All of those numbers were career highs for Chooch.
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 … Continue reading Phillies Sit Three Games Back With Win
Phillies 12, Astros 6 WP – Cole Hamels (15-6, 3.06) LP – Edgar Gonzalez (2-1, 4.40) HOUSTON — A night after blowing a 4-0 lead, the Phillies made sure that they didn’t suffer a similar fate against the Astros this time around. After the Astros cut the Phillies lead to 5-3 courtesy of a Matt Downs two-run home run, … Continue reading Mayberry’s Three-RBI Night Paces Phils