Phillies Sign Ex-Nat John Lannan

  The Phillies have agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million deal with left-handed starter John Lannan. Lannan is a “low-risk, high-reward” move for Ruben Amaro, who said that was the type of player he was pursuing for his fifth starter. Kyle Kendrick will most likely be the fourth starter in the rotation now. Lannan, 28, … Continue reading Phillies Sign Ex-Nat John Lannan

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Misunderstood: Scott Rolen Left a Lasting Impression On Philadelphia

Perhaps it was the clashing of personalities with manager Larry Bowa. Or maybe it was the comment made by front office member Dallas Green. Or maybe it was the desire to win that ended it all in Philadelphia. Whatever the reason was, Scott Rolen wanted out in 2002. For the next decade, Philadelphia fans would … Continue reading Misunderstood: Scott Rolen Left a Lasting Impression On Philadelphia

Chooch’s Three-Hit Day Leads Phillies Past Marlins

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 Back Halladay’s Final Start of 2012 With Win

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 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

Phillies Can’t Climb Out of Early Hole; Drop to Nationals

Nationals 8, Phillies 4 WP – John Lannan (4-0, 4.23) LP – Kyle Kendrick (10-12, 4.08) PHILADELPHIA — Three home runs and five runs was just big enough of a lead for Washington to hold off the Phillies. Tapping Kyle Kendrick early, the Nationals were able to beat Philadelphia, 8-4. Kendrick was done after two … Continue reading Phillies Can’t Climb Out of Early Hole; Drop to Nationals

Lee’s Record-Breaking Outing Not Good Enough For Win

Braves 2, Phillies 1 WP – Tim Hudson (18-6, 3.61) LP – Cliff Lee (6-8, 3.18) SV – Craig Kimbrel (39) PHILADELPHIA — Cliff Lee set a Major League record today in the Phillies 2-1 loss to Atlanta. Despite no offense, Lee pitched at least six innings while allowing only one walk for the 15th … Continue reading Lee’s Record-Breaking Outing Not Good Enough For Win

Phillies Sit Three Games Back With Win

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

Wild 1st Sets Tone In Phillies Rout

Phillies 16, Mets 1 WP – Tyler Cloyd (2-1, 3.86) LP – Jeremy Hefner (2-7, 5.79) QUEENS, NY — The Phillies were held to six scoreless innings. Fortunately for them, the other three innings provided a lot of damage. An eight-run 1st inning and a seven-run 9th propelled the Phillies to a 16-1 pounding of … Continue reading Wild 1st Sets Tone In Phillies Rout

Phillies to Honor Atlanta’s Chipper Jones on Friday

The Philadelphia Phillies will honor a rival who has terrorized them for nearly two decades. On Friday before their series with the Atlanta Braves, the Phillies will honor Chipper Jones, who plans on retiring at the end of the season. The Phillies join a handful of teams who already have honored Jones for his illustrious … Continue reading Phillies to Honor Atlanta’s Chipper Jones on Friday