Romero to DL, Zagurski called up

The Phillies have placed left-handed reliever J.C. Romero on the 15-day DL according to David Hale on Twitter. In his place, they recalled lefty Mike Zagurski. Romero appeared to suffer a leg injury when fielding a ball in the ninth. He left the game immediately and was replaced by Drew Herndon.

KK = Kendrick Kollapse

Charlie Manuel was literally stuck between a rock and a hard place. With only two relievers, Kyle Kendrick and Danys Baez, left in the bull pen, Manuel went with Kendrick in the top of the 12th. Kendrick blew up, allowing three runs on one hit, a handful of walks and errors and some small ball … Continue reading KK = Kendrick Kollapse

Dobbs clutch in Marlins win

Why does it always seem a mediocre ex-Phillies kills them? Greg Dobbs came through with the bases loaded in the seventh, hitting a two-run single to give the Marlins the 4-3 lead and win Friday night. Roy Oswalt was pitching well until he exited the game after the sixth. Oswalt appeared to injure himself running … Continue reading Dobbs clutch in Marlins win

Lidge’s timetable close to All-Star Break

Manager Charlie Manuel said that closer Brad Lidge could be out as late as the middle of July. “I’m probably looking at maybe All-Star break, or… just before that,” Manuel said. Original reports from Ruben Amaro, Jr. suggested that Lidge would be out three-to-six week with a right posterior rotator cuff strain. The Phillies bull … Continue reading Lidge’s timetable close to All-Star Break

Why the Phantastic Phour may not be enough

There is a team in the National League that looks really good this season. They have four great pitchers, two of which are Cy Young winners. They have had clutch hitting in the playoffs, and a great closer who has recently locked up a World Series. However, this team is not the Philadelphia Phillies. This … Continue reading Why the Phantastic Phour may not be enough

Phils add Schlitter, designate Carpenter; Bastardo has minor setback

For those of you who don’t remember Brian Schlitter, he was traded to the Cubs in 2008 for left-handed specialist Scott Eyre. After three seasons, the Phillies claimed the right-hander off of Yankees waivers. But in order to make room for him on the 40-man roster, the Phillies designated pitcher Andrew Carpenter for assignment. Schlitter … Continue reading Phils add Schlitter, designate Carpenter; Bastardo has minor setback

Offseason Winners and Losers

Winners Texas Rangers – Despite losing Cliff Lee, the Rangers still had a very successful offseason. They made a big splash by inking Adrian Beltre to a six-year contract. Beltre brings substantial power – along with a good glove – to a lineup that already includes Josh Hamilton and Nelson Cruz. The three sluggers should combine to hit … Continue reading Offseason Winners and Losers

Phillies sign Romero

J.C. Romero was brought back to the Phillies, signing a $1.1 million deal. It was basically the same contract the Phils offered Dennys Reyes, who wound up not signing with the Phils after failing a physical. As soon as the season ended for the Phils, their first move made was declining Romero’s option for 2011. … Continue reading Phillies sign Romero

2010 Moment: #6 Broxton Meltdown Part III

To the Phillies fans, it was a game to remember. For Dodgers closer Jonathan Broxton, it was a night from hell. First there was Matt Stairs, who crushed the go-ahead homer in Game 4 of the 2008 NLCS in Los Angeles off Broxton that eventually helped them win the series. Then in Game 4 of … Continue reading 2010 Moment: #6 Broxton Meltdown Part III

Phillies, Reyes part ways

A week ago it appeared the Phillies and left-handed reliever Dennys Reyes had agreed to a contract. But both parties hit a snag in their talks. “We hit a snag,” said Oscar Suarez, who is Reyes’ agent. “So we just decided to push back.” Asked if it was health-related, Suarez said, “It just didn’t work … Continue reading Phillies, Reyes part ways