Yankees down Phils in GFL opener

Grapefruit League is under way. The Phillies dropped their opening game of Spring Training, 8-5, to the New York Yankees Saturday afternoon in sunny Clearwater in front of a sold out crowd. Cole Hamels pitched very well and efficient in his first start of the Spring. The left-hander went two innings, allowing a run on three … Continue reading Yankees down Phils in GFL opener

Finishing On a High Note

The Phillies beat the Pirates, 4-2, in their final Grape Fruit League game. Ross Gload and Carlos Ruiz both had a pair of hits and Dewayne Wise homered. Jamie Moyer pitched six solid innings, allowing two runs on six hits, no walks, and striking out three. Both runs he allowed were homers. The Phillies will … Continue reading Finishing On a High Note

Phils Comeback Falls Short

J.A. Happ looked good in another start but Chad Durbin and Ryan Madson relinquished the lead as the Phillies lost 5-4. Dewayn Wise grounded out with the bases loaded and two outs in the ninth to end the game, preventing the Phillies comeback. Happ went five innings, allowing two runs on three hits, five walks, … Continue reading Phils Comeback Falls Short

Howard’s Homers Lead Phils

Ryan Howard hit a pair of homers and Joe Blanton continued to look good as the Phillies beat Tampa Bay, 4-3. Howard’s homers were solo shots and came in the fourth and sixth inning; both off Matt Garza. Shane Victorino added a solo shot off Garza as well. Blanton’s strong outing was just another in … Continue reading Howard’s Homers Lead Phils

Blanton Shelled in Tie

Joe Blanton got shelled in his first spring training start but the rest of the bull pen pitchers stood pat as the Phillies and Pirates finished in a 3-3 tie in 10 innings. Blanton gave up three runs on five hits, no walks, and two strike outs in his two innings of work. Of the relief guys, Mike Zagurski gathered … Continue reading Blanton Shelled in Tie

Phils Win in Walk-Off Fashion

The Phillies and Yankees had an exciting late-innings game where the heroes weren’t Roy Halladay or C.C. Sabathia. They were Paul Hoover and Wilson Valdez, two players who will start the year in the minors. After trailing 2-1 to the result of Sergio Escalona’s rough ninth, Brian Bocock singled with one out. Quinton Berry pinch-ran for him and scored on Paul Hoover’s RBI double, who … Continue reading Phils Win in Walk-Off Fashion

Off Season 11/25/09

Jamie Moyer was sent back to the hospital after reoccurring symptoms from his groin injury back in September according to Todd Zoleckia via Twitter. Moyer tore his groin when trying to field a ground ball back in September. Also according to Zolecki, the Phillies signed outfielder DeWayne Wise and infielder Wilson Valdez to minor league contracts and … Continue reading Off Season 11/25/09