Evaluating the Michael Young Trade

It was made official Sunday morning that the Phillies acquired 3B Michael Young and cash from the Texas Rangers for reliever Josh Lindblom and prospect Lisalverto Bonilla. It was a good fit for both teams, with the Phillies needing a third baseman and Young wanting to continue to compete as he waived his no trade … Continue reading Evaluating the Michael Young Trade

Phillies Acquire O’Sullivan As PTBNL From Dodgers

The Phillies have acquired RHP Ryan O’Sullivan from Dodgers as the player to be named later in the Joe Blanton trade from last week. O’Sullivan, 21, was a 4th round pick in 2011 and is in the Single-A. He will likely head to Clearwater. In 29 games with the Great Lakes Loons and Rancho Cucamonga … Continue reading Phillies Acquire O’Sullivan As PTBNL From Dodgers

Joe Blanton Claimed Off Waivers; Traded to Dodgers

Joe Blanton has been claimed off waivers and traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a player to be named later and cash. Taking Blanton’s roster spot is reliever B.J. Rosenberg. Kyle Kendrick will move to the rotation and take Blanton’s spot. Blanton was scheduled to pitch tonight against the Diamondbacks. Kendrick will make the … Continue reading Joe Blanton Claimed Off Waivers; Traded to Dodgers

Phillies Trade Victorino to Dodgers

UPDATE — Shane Victorino has officially been traded to the Dodgers for reliever Josh Lindblom and Minor League pitcher Ethan Martin. ORIGINAL — Shane Victorino’s tenure as a Phillie may officially end by 4 PM today. The Los Angeles Dodgers are working on a deal with the Phillies that will send Victorino to Hollywood. In Jayson … Continue reading Phillies Trade Victorino to Dodgers

Kemp’s Walkoff Homer Beats Phils

Dodgers 5, Phillies 3 (12 innings) WP – Jamey Wright (4-2, 3.58) LP – Jake Diekman (1-1, 5.03) LOS ANGELES – Hunter Pence was the Phillies hero last night. Matt Kemp was the Dodgers hero today. Just when it looked like the Phillies had the game won due to Pence’s heroics, it all turned. After Pence knocked in … Continue reading Kemp’s Walkoff Homer Beats Phils

Pence’s 8th Inning Two-Run Single Gives Phillies Comeback Win

Phillies 3, Dodgers 2 WP – Kyle Kendrick (3-8, 4.71) LP – Ronald Belasario (3-1, 2.18) SV – Jonathan Papelbon (21) LOS ANGELES — Ronald Belisario had a fun 8th inning that enabled a dramatic come-from-behind win for the Phillies. After walking Chase Utley and hitting Ryan Howard and Carlos Ruiz to load the bases with two … Continue reading Pence’s 8th Inning Two-Run Single Gives Phillies Comeback Win

Phillis SP Roy Halladay Returns to Face Dodgers

LOS ANGELES — The last month has been about the returns that could change the Phillies fortunes this season. First it was Chase Utley to spark the lineup. Then came Ryan Howard to complete the lineup. Finally, Roy Halladay is back in the Phillies rotation. Halladay will return from the disabled list on Tuesday evening … Continue reading Phillis SP Roy Halladay Returns to Face Dodgers