Phillies Decided On Friday to End Third Base Experiment For Utley

NOTE: News broke yesterday, but no one from the site was available to post it until this morning. After a month — since August 29 to be exact — of fielding ground balls at the hot corner and the discussion that followed, Phillies second baseman Chase Utley will not play third base in the final … Continue reading Phillies Decided On Friday to End Third Base Experiment For Utley

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Third Base Wide Open For Next Season

There is a big question mark stamped next to the third baseman’s name for the 2013 season. It’s a position that hasn’t had a consistent inhabitant since Scott Rolen was traded in 2002. A few guys like David Bell, Pedro Feliz and Placido Polanco were supposed to be main-stays. But only Polanco managed to make an … Continue reading Third Base Wide Open For Next Season

Morosi: Phillies Interested in 3B Headley; Could Trade Cliff Lee

According to FOX baseball writer Jon Morosi on Twitter, the Phillies are interested in Padres third baseman Chase Headley. Headley, 28, is hitting .267 with 12 homers and 51 RBIs on the season. Morosi added in a follow-up tweet that the Phillies could use the prospects they get in a trade for a veteran players, … Continue reading Morosi: Phillies Interested in 3B Headley; Could Trade Cliff Lee

Series Preview: vs San Diego Padres

PHI: 14-18, 5th in NL East; SD: 11-21, 5th in NL West When: May 11-13 Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia, PA) Probable Pitchers Friday: Vance Worley (2-2, 2.84) vs Clayton Richards (1-4, 4.89) Saturday: Roy Halladay (3-2, 3.28) vs Edinson Volquez (1-2, 2.98) Sunday: Cole Hamels (4-1, 2.45) vs Jeff Suppan (2-0, 0.90) Broadcast Info Friday, … Continue reading Series Preview: vs San Diego Padres

Worley Finds Offense Worse Than His Own; Dominates

One run. It’s all Cliff Lee begged for on Wednesday and it’s all Vance Worley got tonight. That one lone run was again the difference maker in the outcome for the Phillies, this time resulting in a win. A first-inning run was all Worley needed as the Philies won, 2-0, in San Diego. It was … Continue reading Worley Finds Offense Worse Than His Own; Dominates

Series Preview: at San Diego Padres

PHI: 5-7, 5th in NL East; SD: 3-10, 5th in NL West When: April 19-22 Where: PETCO Park (San Diego, CA) Probable Pitchers Thursday: Vance Worley (0-1, 3.75) vs Joe Wieland (0-1, 10.80) Friday: Cole Hamels (1-1, 3.65) vs Edinson Volquez (0-1, 4.24) Saturday: Roy Halladay (3-0, 1.17) vs Cory Luebke (1-1, 3.71) Sunday: Joe Blanton (1-2, … Continue reading Series Preview: at San Diego Padres

Explosive 3rd gives Doc support

It was another scorcher in Philadelphia, but this time, thankfully not as hot as it was last week in Chicago. Coming off a poor outing mired by heat and a stomach ailment, Roy Halladay needed to bounce back on another hot day in Philadelphia. The right-hander made it to eight innings as the Phillies beat … Continue reading Explosive 3rd gives Doc support

Utley leads Phils over Padres

One swing can change a game. It told the story in the 1st for the Phils. But like any good story, a turn of events occurred as one big swing for the Padres change the tone of the story. But when the going gets tough for the hero, it takes one mighty swing to bring … Continue reading Utley leads Phils over Padres

Series Preview: vs San Diego Padres

PHI: 61-36, 1st in NL East; SD: 44-55, 4th in NL Central When: July 22-25 Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philly, PA) Probable Pitchers Friday: Cole Hamels (11-5, 2.71) vs Corey Luebke (3-3, 2.57) Saturday: Kyle Kendrick (5-4, 3.34) vs Mat Latos (5-10, 4.02) Sunday: Roy Halladay (11-4, 2.57) vs Tim Stauffer (6-6, 2.83) Monday: Cliff … Continue reading Series Preview: vs San Diego Padres

Patient Phils Edge Padres In Extras

As Tom Petty once said, “waiting is the hardest part.” The Phillies were a little more selective at the plate tonight and had to play extra innings against the Padres. Despite a blown save they worked Padres pitching and won a close contest 3-2 in 12 innings in San Diego Roy Oswalt turned in another … Continue reading Patient Phils Edge Padres In Extras