Free-agent reliever and former Phillies Brad Lidge has informed his agents, Rex Gary & Jim Turner, that he plans to retire. Lidge, who was a perfect 41-for-41 in the regular season and another 7-for-7 in save opportunities during the Phillies 2008 World Series championship season, will hang the cleats up after 11 seasons in the … Continue reading Phillies 2008 World Series Hero Brad Lidge Plans to Retire
A deal for Astros reliever Wilton Lopez fell through, possibly due to a failed physical. The Phillies agreed to acquire Lopez, who had elbow problems last season, for a handful of near-Major League-ready prospects. Jim Salisbury writes: While it’s unclear if the Phils backed away from the Lopez deal because of health concerns, it is … Continue reading Phillies Deal for Wilton Lopez Squashed
According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports, the Phillies have acquired reliever Wilton Lopez from the Houston Astros for three unnamed prospects. Details are still being finalized so it is unclear which prospects will be headed to Houston in the deal. Heyman did report that they’re expected to be near-MLB ready. Lopez is coming off a … Continue reading Phillies acquire reliever Wilton Lopez
Astros 7, Phillies 6 WP – Wesley Wright (2-2, 3.19) LP – Antonio Bastardo (2-5, 4.63) SV – Wilton Lopez (6) HOUSTON — The Phillies ran into a little bit of a problem in Houston. Fortunately for them, a split between the Dodgers and Cardinals happened in their four-game series and the Phillies only dropped … Continue reading Phillies Drop Three of Four to Lowly Astros
Astros 5, Phillies 0 WP – Dallas Keuchel (2-7, 4.97) LP – Kyle Kendrick (9-11, 3.65) HOUSTON — The Phillies are playing inconsistent ball at the worst possible time. A dat after lighting up the Astros, the bats went quiet. Houston went on to score five runs, beating Philadelphia 5-0 Saturday night. The Phillies had … Continue reading Phillies Blanked By Astros In Houston
Phillies 12, Astros 6 WP – Cole Hamels (15-6, 3.06) LP – Edgar Gonzalez (2-1, 4.40) HOUSTON — A night after blowing a 4-0 lead, the Phillies made sure that they didn’t suffer a similar fate against the Astros this time around. After the Astros cut the Phillies lead to 5-3 courtesy of a Matt Downs two-run home run, … Continue reading Mayberry’s Three-RBI Night Paces Phils
HOUSTON — Nearly a week has passed and the Phillies have yet to turn Double-A outfield prospect Darin Ruf loose on Major League hitting. The fans on Twitter have been growing a bit restless at this notion, and deservedly so. But they also have to remember that Ruf, despite being 26, has never faced hitting above the … Continue reading Game 145: Playing Time For Ruf?