Game 145: Playing Time For Ruf?

HOUSTON — Nearly a week has passed and the Phillies have yet to turn Double-A outfield prospect Darin Ruf loose on Major League hitting. The fans on Twitter have been growing a bit restless at this notion, and deservedly so. But they also have to remember that Ruf, despite being 26, has never faced hitting above the … Continue reading Game 145: Playing Time For Ruf?

Rollins Erases Error; Sparks Phillies 7th Straight Win

Phillies 3, Marlins 1 WP – Cliff Lee (5-7, 3.36) LP – Josh Johnson (8-12, 3.81) SV – Jonathan Papelbon (34) PHILADELPHIA — The month of September has been kind to Jimmy Rollins, and in turn, it’s been kind to the Phillies. The Fightins kept on fighting, battling against a seemingly unhittable Josh Johnson. They … Continue reading Rollins Erases Error; Sparks Phillies 7th Straight Win

Phillies Hang On to Win 6th Straight; Get Back to .500

Phillies 9, Marlins 7 WP – Roy Halladay (10-7, 4.01) LP – Nathan Eovaldi (4-12, 4.71) SV – Jonathan Papelbon (33) PHILADELPHIA — After a span of low-scoring, good pitching efforts, the Phillies offense bailed out a weak night on the hill to keep the team rolling. On a night where Roy Halladay and the … Continue reading Phillies Hang On to Win 6th Straight; Get Back to .500

Rocky Mountain Sweep: Phillies Hammer Rockies; Sweep Doubleheader, Series

Phillies 7, Rockies 4 WP – BJ Rosenberg (1-2, 11.37) LP – Josh Roenicke (4-2, 2.83) SV – Jonathan Papelbon (32) PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies are rolling, breathing new hope into their season that seemed lost a month ago. The Phillies won the night-cap of the day/night doubleheader, sweeping the Rockies in the series with … Continue reading Rocky Mountain Sweep: Phillies Hammer Rockies; Sweep Doubleheader, Series

Injury Update: Polanco, Ruiz, Worley

POLANCO’S SEASON DONE — The 2012 season has come to a close for third baseman Placido Polanco. The Phillies put Polanco on the 15-day DL with back inflammation, but with it being in September it is easy to think he will stay there for the remainder of the season. This will enable Kevin Frandsen to play … Continue reading Injury Update: Polanco, Ruiz, Worley

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

Phillies Place Schneider On DL; Select Lerud from Reading

PHILADELPHIA — The chances of Brian Schnieder returning next year are growing slimmer. The Phillies placed the 35-year-old backup catcher on the DL today with a strained hamstring. To fill his spot, they called up catcher Steven Lerud from Reading. Sebastian Valle was in AAA but the Phillies didn’t want to call him up because … Continue reading Phillies Place Schneider On DL; Select Lerud from Reading

Kratz Steps Up In Ruiz’s Absence; Phillies Win

Phillies 3, Diamondbacks 0 WP – Roy Halladay (5-6, 4.02) LP – Joe Saunders (6-7, 3.57) SV – Jonathan Papelbon (24) PHILADELPHIA — Bad news soured an already bad season for the Phillies earlier today when they learned All-Star catcher Carlos Ruiz would be out until the middle of September with plantar fasciitis. 32-year-old Erik … Continue reading Kratz Steps Up In Ruiz’s Absence; Phillies Win

Carlos Ruiz Out 4-6 Weeks With Plantar Fasciitis

PHILADELPHIA — If things couldn’t get any worse for the Phillies season. Catcher Carlos Ruiz was diagnosed with platar’s fasciitis and will be out four-six weeks. He was placed on the DL this afternoon. Hector Luna was called up from Lehigh to replace Ruiz. Ruiz is having a career season in which he’s hitting .335 with … Continue reading Carlos Ruiz Out 4-6 Weeks With Plantar Fasciitis

Game 104: New Faces

WASHINGTON — If you’re looking at tonight’s lineup for the Phillies in Washington, there will be a handful of unfamiliar names. Kevin Frandsen has been hitting well in his short time up with the Phillies while Erik Kratz is in tonight’s lineup to spell Carlos Ruiz. Then there is the outfield. Domonic Brown is making … Continue reading Game 104: New Faces