Quintero Heads List of Nine Non-Roster Spring Training Invitees for Phillies

The Phillies invited nine non-40-man roster players to Spring Training this season. The list is headed by free agent catcher Humberto Quintero, who is the top candidate to back-up Erik Kratz while Carlos Ruiz serves his 25-game suspension. Quintero will compete with prospects Tommy Joseph and Sebastian Valle for that spot. Quintero, 33, hit .232 … Continue reading Quintero Heads List of Nine Non-Roster Spring Training Invitees for Phillies

Phillies Win Fifth Straight On Arm of Kendrick

Phillies 3, Marlins 1 WP – Kyle Kendrick (9-10, 3.83) LP – Wade Leblanc (2-4, 2.95) SV – Antonio Bastardo (1) PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies are going streaking. Kyle Kendrick took a no-hitter into the 6th inning and the offense produced just enough in the Phillies 3-1 win over the Marlins, Monday night. Kendrick lasted … Continue reading Phillies Win Fifth Straight On Arm of Kendrick

Polanco To DL With Back Injury

The Phillies will turn to Ty Wigginton’s offense for now. Phillies third baseman Placido Polanco was put on the disabled list retroactive to July 23. A roster move will be announced tomorrow but it’s believed that Kevin Frandsen could be that player. Another option is Michael Martinez, who is a strong fielder. The Phils won’t … Continue reading Polanco To DL With Back Injury

Pena’s 8th Inning Homer Overshadows Pitcher’s Duel

Rays 3, Phillies 2 WP – David Price (10-4, 2.95) LP – Antonio Bastardo (2-2, 3.75) SV – Fernando Rodney (21) PHILADELPHIA — The game was living up to it’s billing. Cole Hamels and David Price were dueling in a 1-0 game through seven innings. Hamels pitched seven shutout innings in his start, holding a … Continue reading Pena’s 8th Inning Homer Overshadows Pitcher’s Duel

Phils Earn Whacky Walk-Off Win

Phillies 7, Rockies 6 WP – Jonathan Papelbon (1-2, 2.28) LP – Rafael Batencourt (1-3, 3.28) PHIADELPHIA — Twice Rafael Batencourt produced two ground balls but twice his infield failed to get the batters out on them. Back-to-back infield hits, the second being on a catching error by Todd Helton, resulted in the Phillies 7-6 … Continue reading Phils Earn Whacky Walk-Off Win

Injury Update: Galvis In A Brace For Three Weeks

The final word is in for Freddy Galvis, and of course, it isn’t good news. The rookie second baseman will be in a back brace for the next three weeks, being diagnosed with a pars fracture in his lower back. “We’re going to reexamine him and see where we’re at,” Phillies head athletic trainer Scott Sheridan said … Continue reading Injury Update: Galvis In A Brace For Three Weeks

Phillies Bullpen Kills Two Rallies in 11-7 Loss

Twins 11, Phillies 7 WP – Nick Blackburn (3-4, 7.68) LP – Kyle Kendrick (2-6, 5.08) MINNEAPOLIS — The worst bullpen in baseball ruined a good offensive showing yet again. With a pair of come backs within reach for the Phillies, twice the bullpen let it slip away as the Phillies dropped their third straight, … Continue reading Phillies Bullpen Kills Two Rallies in 11-7 Loss