ATLANTA — The rosters all around baseball expanded to 40 today. With that, the Phillies made their first move of the final month, activating outfielder Nate Schierholtz from the 15-day DL. With Schierholtz’s activation, no one has to be sent back down in his place. In the coming weeks that won’t be the only player … Continue reading Rosters Expand; Schierholtz Activated From DL
Rockies 6, Phillies 2 WP – Christian Friedrich (5-6, 5.60) LP – Cliff Lee (1-6, 3.92) DENVER — The second half of the season didn’t get off exactly the way the Phillies were hoping. A dismal offensive showing mixed in with a flustered Cliff Lee led to a 6-2 loss to the Rockies on Friday. … Continue reading Late Offense Leads Rockies Past Phillies
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?
Orioles 5, Phillies 4 (10 innings) WP – David O’Day (0-1, 3.06) LP – Joe Savery (4-0, 1.78) BALTIMORE — The quality that Baltimore that has made it such a successful team in the league’s toughest division is that they have the ability to strike at any given moment. A pair of timely sources of … Continue reading Wieters Crushes Double in O’s Second Straight Walk-Off Win
BALTIMORE — The funny thing about Raul Valdes getting sent down last night was the fact his tenure in the Majors was very good. His only downfall was that he threw from the wrong side of the mound. The Phillies have a shortage of righties in their pen right now (Chad Qualls, Michael Schwimer and … Continue reading Rosenberg Gets First Crack At Majors
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
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
The Phillies will have Cliff Lee on the hill tonight, hoping the left-hander can prevent the Phillies from a sweep at the hands of the Mets and to fall to four games under .500 for the first time since May 2007. In order to make room for Lee on the roster, the Phillies sent reliever … Continue reading Game 32: Lee Returns… But Will the Offense?
The game never should have gone 11 innings because it should have been over after nine. An embarrassing display of umpiring in the 7th inning cost the Phillies an important fourth run. Instead, they wound up losing 4-3 in 11 innings, and dropping the first of a three-game series to Washington. The Phillies were robbed … Continue reading Poor Umpiring Costs Phillies In 7th
Larry “Chipper” Jones has made a career killing the Phillies. He did it again. Jones hit a two-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the 11th inning off of Brian Sanches in a wild 15-13 win by the Braves in a game that saw five lead changes. The Phillies entered the game at .500 … Continue reading Jones Walks Off A Wild One