Stutes to Have Season-Ending Surgery

The season never got off the ground for Michael Stutes. The right-hander will undergo arthroscopic surgery by Dr. Yocum on June 26, ending his season. Stutes had shoulder inflamation after suffering discomfort during Spring Training and trying to pitch at the start of the season. He landed on the DL and never pitched since. Phillies … Continue reading Stutes to Have Season-Ending Surgery

Update on Nix, Stutes, & Herndon

UPDATE — Herndon underwent Tommy John surgery today. ORGINAL — Keeping with the trend of bad news, the Phillies received more of it today in addition to the Galvis news. Laynce Nix, who is suffering from a strained left calf, said he felt a pull in his calf when he was running the bases on … Continue reading Update on Nix, Stutes, & Herndon

Stutes to DL; Schwimer Up

The Phillies have placed right-hander Michael Stutes on the DL with right shoulder¬†inflammation¬†after their 8-5 win over the D’Backs. Replacing Stutes will be Michael Schwimer, who was 1-0 with a 1.04 ERA and two saves in seven games with the IronPigs. Stutes started the season with some right shoulder problems. The problems didn’t really go … Continue reading Stutes to DL; Schwimer Up

Luebke dominates Phils as offense struggles

It’s been that type of week for the Phillies. Just days after Cliff Lee pitches 10 shutout innings and gets zero run support, Roy Halladay suffered the very same fate on Saturday night. Padres starter Cory Luebke stifled the Phillies lineup, only allowing two hits in eight innings in a 5-1 Padres win. The loss … Continue reading Luebke dominates Phils as offense struggles

Phils Offense Sputters Again

The Phillies offense fell back to earth, sputtering in their struggle to get above .500. It was Madison Bumgarner who kept the Phillies hitting at bay this time as the Giants went on to win, 4-2, in San Francisco. Madison Bumgarner out-dueled Blanton in his first start since signing a contract extension with the Giants. … Continue reading Phils Offense Sputters Again

Bullpen Implodes: McCutchen’s Heroics Beat Phillies

The starting pitching has been nothing short of fantastic for the Phillies so far, allowing only two runs in 20 innings through the first three games of the season. Unfortunately the same couldn’t be said about the bullpen. David Herndon was the goat on Easter Sunday, as opposed to the more favorable lamb, and the … Continue reading Bullpen Implodes: McCutchen’s Heroics Beat Phillies

Contreras to start season on DL

Jose Contreras is just flat out not ready for the regular season. The 40-year-old right-hander had only been pitching in games the last two weeks and he’s shown signs of not being close to being ready, which is no shock. That is why Contreras will likely start the season on the disabled list. It isn’t … Continue reading Contreras to start season on DL

Spring Training: Yankees 13, Phillies 9

It was a bullpen outing for the Phillies today against the Yankees. With several spots up in the air with an injury to Michael Stutes and the unreadiness of Jose Contreras from last year’s injury, a couple of surprises could make the Opening Day roster. Kyle Kendrick and Jonathan Papelbon, two locks for the bullpen, … Continue reading Spring Training: Yankees 13, Phillies 9

Stutes has shoulder stiffness

Michael Stutes is experiencing some shoulder stiffness and will not start in a bullpen game against the Yankees on Friday. Stutes, who is a lock to make the bullpen this season, said he had been feeling stiff most of spring, thinking it was just typical stiffness experienced in the spring training.¬†“I finally had to say … Continue reading Stutes has shoulder stiffness

2011 Moments: #2 A record-breaking season

102 wins. Just reading it summarizes the dominance of the Phillies 2011 regular season. But despite breaking a franchise record that stood for over four years, the season ended in disappointment. Many questions were raised towards the end of the season and soon following the Phillies elimination in the Game 5 of the NLDS to … Continue reading 2011 Moments: #2 A record-breaking season