Bullpen Blows Lead; Phillies Winning Streak Snapped

Astros 6, Phillies 4 WP – Wesley Wright (1-2, 3.33) LP – Phillippe Aumont (0-1, 3.00) SV – Wilton Lopez (5) HOUSTON — Throwing strikes killed the Phillies bullpen and their seven-game winning streak. Phillippe Aumont and Jake Diekman looked bad in the 8th inning and Jed Lowries two-out, two-run double was the result of … Continue reading Bullpen Blows Lead; Phillies Winning Streak Snapped

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Diekman, De Fratus Join Phillies

ATLANTA — Lehigh Valley’s season is officially over, and that leaves the Phillies with a handful of young arms and positon players for the remaining month of the season. Jake Diekman, who had an earlier stint with the Phillies this season, was recalled Saturday afternoon. In 23 appearances, Diekman posted a 4.64 ERA. He started … Continue reading Diekman, De Fratus Join Phillies

IronPigs, R-Phils Shuffle Includes Sanches, Valle

ALLENTOWN, PA — The Phillies weren’t the only team in their organization that did a little bit of shuffling at the trade deadline. With the addition of some prospects, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs and Reading Phillies moved some guys around to make room for the return the Phillies got for Hunter Pence and Shane Victorino. … Continue reading IronPigs, R-Phils Shuffle Includes Sanches, Valle

Runs Come After Delay In Phils Win

Phillies 6, Marlins 4 WP – Kyle Kendrick (2-4, 4.02) LP – Mark Buehrle (5-5, 3.53) SV – Jonathan Papelbon (15) PHILADELPHIA — With the rain came runs for the Phillies. Following up a rain delay in which the Phillies led 2-1, the Phillies scored four runs in the final half of the game to … Continue reading Runs Come After Delay In Phils Win

Pence’s 10th-Inning Blast Wins It For Phils

Phillies 5, Cardinals 3 (10 innings) WP – Raul Valdes (2-0, 0.00) LP – Jason Motte (3-2, 2.70) SV – Jonathan Papelbon (14) ST. LOUIS — Chasing that first win for Cliff Lee will have to wait another day. But more importantly, the Phillies as a team got the win and that is what matters … Continue reading Pence’s 10th-Inning Blast Wins It For Phils

A Winning Streak!: Phils Win Third Straight On Pence Walk-Off

Phillies 4, Astros 3 WP – Jake Diekman (1-0, 0.00) LP – Brett Myers (0-1, 2.08) PHILADELPHIA — An ex-Astro hitting for the Phillies took an ex-Phillie pitching for the Astros deep in walk-off fashion. Hunter Pence recovered from a near-costly fielding miscue earlier in the game with a solo home run in the bottom … Continue reading A Winning Streak!: Phils Win Third Straight On Pence Walk-Off

Phillies Call Up Three From LHV

Congrats to diekman, valdes, and luna for being called up! — michael schwimer (@mschwimer) May 10, 2012 Since Michael Schwimer can’t do much as a pitcher right now, he’s taking up a job in journalism. Going by that tweet, the Phillies will be making a ton of moves regarding their bullpen and the injury to … Continue reading Phillies Call Up Three From LHV

AAA Recap: IronPigs 4, Bisons 3 (Tuesday Night)

TTB Staffer Chris Bengel was in attendance for a AAA Lehigh Valley IronPigs game Tuesday night against the Buffalo Bisons (NY Mets) and recapped the game. The IronPigs came away with a 4-3 win in 11 innings on Tuesday night. Domonic Brown was one of the guys I was most intrigued to see. Obviously, Brown wasn’t expected … Continue reading AAA Recap: IronPigs 4, Bisons 3 (Tuesday Night)

Spring Training: Twins 11, Phillies 7

Carlos Ruiz has been hitting the cover all spring, a small positive note in an otherwise dreary spring for the Phillies. Ruiz went 2-for-3 on the day, pumping his average up to .472 in Grapefruit League play this season. But the Phillies dropped their game, 11-7, the Twins on Wednesday. Vance Worley got the start … Continue reading Spring Training: Twins 11, Phillies 7

Roster Moves: Diekman, Elarton and Sanches sent down

Right-handed relievers Scott Elarton and Brian Sanches were both re-assigned to minor league camp this morning. Lefty Jake Diekman was optioned as well. Both Elarton and Diekman had good shots at making the Opening Day roster. Elarton was having an up-and-down spring, sprinkling two awful outings in with three good ones. He allowing eight runs … Continue reading Roster Moves: Diekman, Elarton and Sanches sent down