Phillies To Call Up Ruf Monday

PHILADELPHIA — Minor League phenom Darin Ruf will get his big call to the Majors. A week after manager Charlie Manuel said he would like to get a first-hand look at Ruf, the Phillies will call-up the 26-year-old slugger on Monday, according to Reading Eagle reporter Mike Drago. Ruf broke the Phillies single-season Double-A marks … Continue reading Phillies To Call Up Ruf Monday

2013 Is on Manuel’s Mind the Rest of the Way

MILWAUKEE — Everybody wants to win, even managaer Charlie Manuel. But Manual and the Phillies find themselves in a different situation this year that has yet to be accepted by the fan base. I get it, there is still a glimmer of hope on this season with 44 games to play and their being an … Continue reading 2013 Is on Manuel’s Mind the Rest of the Way

Rollins’ Lead-Off Homer Leads Phillies Past Marlins

Phillies 1, Marlins 0 WP – Kyle Kendrick (5-9, 4.53) LP – Josh Johnson (7-9, 3.73) SV – Jonathan Papelbon (26) MIAMI — Jimmy Rollins led off the game with a solo home run for the 41st time in his career. It turned out to be the only run scored in the game. Kyle Kendrick … Continue reading Rollins’ Lead-Off Homer Leads Phillies Past Marlins

Game 100: Finding Starts For Nix

ATLANTA — The Phillies are fortunate enough to have Ryan Howard and Chase Utley back in their lineup every day. But unfortunately it squashes out guys like Laynce Nix who can provide offense every day. Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said that he wants to get Nix in the lineup more often, be it at first … Continue reading Game 100: Finding Starts For Nix

Amaro: Ryan Howard Could Return to Phils By Weekend

PHILADELPHIA — Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro was on Daily News Live earlier today and he talked about a few things. The one thing that stood out the most was the status of Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard. Howard, who is with AAA Lehigh and starting at first base tonight, could return to the Phillies … Continue reading Amaro: Ryan Howard Could Return to Phils By Weekend

Bullpen Shuffle: Phils Send Down Savery; DFA Qualls

PHILADELPHIA — After a nine-inning bullpen game turned into a disaster, the Phillies made a pair of moves within their bullpen again. After the Phillies 11-7 loss to the Pirates in which the entire bullpen pitched, the Phillies made two roster moves. “It kind of backfired,” Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said after the game. “We … Continue reading Bullpen Shuffle: Phils Send Down Savery; DFA Qualls

Phils Looking to Bolster Pen

Phillies manager Charlie Manuel told the media today that the front office is seeking bullpen help from outside the organization. The Phils bullpen has been atrocious, everyone knows this. Even pen aces Jonathan Papelbon and Antonio Bastardo are going through a rough patch. But the main problem is a lack of depth leading up to Papelbon. … Continue reading Phils Looking to Bolster Pen

Utley Heading to Florida; Will Play In Games

Utley will begin playing in extended spring games tomorrow. — Matt Gelb (@magelb) June 3, 2012 Finally some good news has officially surfaced for Chase Utley and his injured left knee. Rehabbing with the team for the past month, Utley’s knee looked strong enough for him to head down to Clearwater. Utley will go there … Continue reading Utley Heading to Florida; Will Play In Games

Manuel Suspended One Game

Phillies manager Charlie Manuel was suspended one game for his altercation with home plate umpire Bob Davidson in the 8th inning on Tuesday’s game against Arizona. Manuel will serve his one-game suspension tonight against the Red Sox. Davidson was also suspended one game as well for his “repeated violations of the Office of the Commissioner’s standards … Continue reading Manuel Suspended One Game

Manuel: “It’s been a while since we’ve played this bad”

Charlie Manuel has obviously got to be frustrated with his offense’s performance. It isn’t a worried expression from Manuel or his team said Jimmy Rollins but pure frustration. The Phillies dropped their Sunday afternoon game to the Padres, 6-1, which was the 10th time in their first 16 games they failed to score more than … Continue reading Manuel: “It’s been a while since we’ve played this bad”