Killing two birds with one stone: Victorino, Blanton to DL

UPDATE: Ruben Amaro, you sneaky man. Domonic Brown was recalled by the Phillies to replace Shane Victorino. The news came 14 hours after Amaro said Browns wasn’t ready to be called up. But I guess a struggling offense changes minds much faster. Brown was hitting .341 with two doubles, two homers and 10 RBIs in … Continue reading Killing two birds with one stone: Victorino, Blanton to DL

Down on the Farm: Pigs Edition

Half of Team to Beat made a trip to Allentown to catch some AAA action on May 16. The Lehigh Valley IronPigs took on the Norfolk Tide of the Orioles system at Coca Cola Park. To the disappointment of us, Domonic Brown was not playing as he’s still nursing an injured thumb and recently demoted … Continue reading Down on the Farm: Pigs Edition

Down On The Pharm

TTB staffer Chris Bengel went to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs¬†game last night and will offer a few insights on the Phillies’ AAA affiliate, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. The IronPigs faced the Pawtucket Red Sox last night and came away with an 8-2 victory. The interesting part about the game was that the Red Sox starting … Continue reading Down On The Pharm

Castillo released; Martinez will make team

The run for Luis Castillo was very short-lived. With only a week to make the team, the second baseman failed to do so, being released by the Phillies. But cutting Castillo now, the Phils won’t have to pay him a single penny of the $414,000 they signed him for or the $6 million the Mets … Continue reading Castillo released; Martinez will make team

Utley to start season on DL

Well this really isn’t a surprise to us. Chase Utley, who has not seen the field yet in Spring Training, will start the season on the DL with an injured right knee. “I would think so,” said Amaro, asked if he expects Utley to open the season on the DL. “We haven’t seen him on … Continue reading Utley to start season on DL

Valdez homers in loss to Yankees

Wilson Valdez was the only real bright spot in the Phils 7-1 loss to the Yankees today. Roy Oswalt got the start and was hit hard before being pulled in the third. He allowed five runs, three earned off four hits (two homers) in 2 2/3. He struck out three. Valdez is competing with Delwyn … Continue reading Valdez homers in loss to Yankees

Phils lucky to have replacements for Brown, Utley

Domonic Brown broke two things in his first at bat against the Pirates on Saturday. One was his hitless streak; the other was his right hand. X-Rays showed that the hook of his hamate bone is fractured which means Brown will most likely need surgery. This puts Brown out for four to six weeks and … Continue reading Phils lucky to have replacements for Brown, Utley