State of the Phillies: A State of Panic?

Going into this post, I really didn’t know what I wanted to write. So a fair warning: this is me babbling incoherently about how awful the Phillies are and how the fact the sky is falling. Ready, Go! I want to panic with the Phillies 31-37 record following a sweep in Toronto and 3-6 road … Continue reading State of the Phillies: A State of Panic?

Contreras to Give Comeback A Shot

It has been a frustrating last eight months for Jose Contreras. The 40-year-old reliever is set to have his second surgery since last September to repair a right elbow that has given him problems the last two seasons. It will be the second straight season-ending elbow surgery Contreras will have, this time repairing a torn … Continue reading Contreras to Give Comeback A Shot

Contreras Suffers Season-Ending Injury

UPDATE 2 — Jose Contreras’ season is done. Contreras tore the UCL and flexor pronator tendon in his right elbow and will be out for the rest of the season. UPDATE 1 — Phillies reliever Jose¬†Contreras had an MRI this morning and was revealed that he has a right elbow strain. Contreras is having bad … Continue reading Contreras Suffers Season-Ending Injury

Everything Clicks In Character-Building Win

Phillies 9, Cubs 2 WP – Jose Contreras (1-0, 8.00) LP – Shawn Camp (2-2, 3.43) CHICAGO — The Phillies played a complete, team game… and it may have been the type of game that could very well change the mindset of the team. A 9-2 character win over the Cubs in Chicago did more … Continue reading Everything Clicks In Character-Building Win

Bullpen Killing the Phillies Right Now

Facts are facts: this Phillies bullpen really sucks. Eight losses this season have been credited to the Phillies bullpen. That’s a 16-game swing. Winning half of those games would give the Phillies an 18-14 record and keep that firmly planted out of the cellar. Instead, it’s been a nightmare watching the last few innings of … Continue reading Bullpen Killing the Phillies Right Now

Ruiz Update; Contreras’ First Outing

The play at the plate on Thursday made a big impact, not only in the game but on Carlos Ruiz’s left wrist as well. The Phillies catcher missed last night’s 4-1 win over the Padres, ¬†a day after injuring his wrist when Will Venable collided with him on Thursday. Ruiz could miss today’s game as … Continue reading Ruiz Update; Contreras’ First Outing