PHI: 35-24, 1st in NL East; LAD: 28-32, 3rd in NL West When: June 6-8 Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philly, PA) Probable Pitchers Monday: Cliff Lee (4-5, 3.94) vs Ted Lilly (4-4, 4.22) Tuesday: Roy Oswalt (3-3, 2.70) vs Rubby De La Rosa (1-0, 1.80) Wednesday: Cole Hamels (7-2, 2.83) vs Hiroki Kuroda (5-6, 3.46) … Continue reading Series Preview: vs Los Angeles Dodgers
VOTTO WINS MVP — To no surprise, the Reds first baseman Joey Votto was awarded the NL MVP award today. Votto received 31 out of 32 possible first place votes (Albert Pujols had the other) to become the first Red to win the award since Barry Larkin in 1995. Votto put up impressive numbers all … Continue reading News Around Baseball 11/22/10
The Phils signed former second baseman Juan Samuel to be their third base coach. Former coach, Sam Perlozzo, will fill the void left by Davey Lopes at first. I was never a fan of Perlozzo at third so this is good news to me. Other than that, carry on with your every day lives. That’s … Continue reading Samuel to Coach 3rd
Phillies first base coach Davey Lopes will not return to the Phillies in 2011. It ends Lopes’ four-year tenure as the Phillies first base coach that started in 2007. The reason for this was because the Phils and Lopes could not agree on terms of salary for the one-year contract for the 65-year old. “We … Continue reading Lopes to Not Return
During an interview, first base coach Davey Lopes said the Chase Utley has been playing hurt, dealing with “a little bit of a knee injury.” The All Star second baseman is batting a horrible .257 on the season, numbers that do not reflect how good of a hitter Utley his. In fact, in the month … Continue reading Utley Playing Hurt Again?
Lidge ahead of schedule: Closer Brad Lidge is ahead of schedule to be ready to pitch by opening day. He threw off of a mound today, throwing only 20 fastballs. Pitching coach Rich Dubee doesn’t want Lidge throwing any sliders yet. A bull pen session could be in store for Lidge next Thursday. “[Originally] two … Continue reading Offseason news 2/22/10
This post will be dedicated to all moves regarding the Phillies’ interests, rumors, signings, and other off season moves that have occurred so far during the winter. Jan. 6: Phillies signed OF Delwyn Young to a minor league contract. Dec. 27: The Phillies signed J.C. Romero to a one-year, $1.1 million contract. Dec. 17: The … Continue reading The Phillies Off Season Tracker
It was Chase Utley last year who saw a dramatic decrease in productivity in the second half of the season and now this year it was Raul Ibanez suffering the same fate. And like Utley, Ibanez has been hurt for the second half of the season. From SI.com: But by the third week in June, … Continue reading Ibanez Playing Hurt