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

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