Grading the Phillies: Bench

Ben Francisco – C+: His lack of playing time came as a surprise to fans this year, especially when Raul Ibanez had some early-season struggles. He’s the type of player who needs every day at-bats to heat up. It will be interesting to see what happens next season if the Phils don’t sign Jays Werth … Continue reading Grading the Phillies: Bench

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Phils Call Up Three More

RHP Vance Worley, RHP Nate Robertson, and LHP Mike Zagurski have all been called up from Lehigh today. They join Paul Hoover, Greg Dobbs, and Scott Mathieson along with Ross Gload off the DL as the seven players so far to be added to the roster. Worley will be making his first major league start … Continue reading Phils Call Up Three More

Phils DFA Mathieson

In an odd move, the Phillies designated reliever Scott Mathieson for assignment Saturday afternoon. Catcher Dane Sardinha was called up in Mathieson’s place. It was a very strange move to DFA Mathieson, who only made one appearance this season – his first in almost four years. In that spot, he allowed two runs on three … Continue reading Phils DFA Mathieson

Hoover DFA’ed; Schneider to Be Recalled

Todd Zolecki reported on Twitter that the Phillies activated catcher Brian Schneider from the DL today. To make room for Schneider, the Phillies designated catcher Paul Hoover for assignment. If he clears waivers, he w likely accept assignment for AAA Lehigh. Hoover filled in pretty well for the injured Schneider, batting .278 in 18 at-bats. … Continue reading Hoover DFA’ed; Schneider to Be Recalled

Bats Power the Phils

Offense was once again the theme for the Phillies in this game. They used a five-run seventh to give them a commanding lead and ultimately beat Milwaukee 10-6 on Saturday. Paul Hoover went 3-for-5 with three runs and two RBIs and Placido Polanco had four hits in the win. Chase Utley also hit two doubles. … Continue reading Bats Power the Phils

Ruiz Day-to-Day

The Phillies are going through catchers like the Flyers are going through goalies. Carlos Ruiz is now day-to-day with a right knee injury (originally reported as just a “right injury” by Todd Zolecki, causing everyone to fear the worst). Ruiz was injured in yesterday’s game against the Rockies in the fourth inning. The injury is … Continue reading Ruiz Day-to-Day

Schneider to DL; Hoover Up

The Phillies placed catcher Brian Schneider on the 15 day DL with a strained left Achilles tendon. Paul Hoover was brought up to take his place on the Phillies roster as Carlos Ruiz’s back-up. Hoover was hitting .269 with one home run and eight RBI in 19 games for AAA Lehigh. Schneider has not been … Continue reading Schneider to DL; Hoover Up

Moyer Handles First Start

Jamie Moyer was very good in his first start of the Grapefruit league (his prior starts were in B games) and he pitched very well as he makes a case for fifth starter. Moyer went five innings, allowing a run on five hits, striking out six in the Phillies 5-4 loss to Baltimore. The game … Continue reading Moyer Handles First Start

Phils Win in Walk-Off Fashion

The Phillies and Yankees had an exciting late-innings game where the heroes weren’t Roy Halladay or C.C. Sabathia. They were Paul Hoover and Wilson Valdez, two players who will start the year in the minors. After trailing 2-1 to the result of Sergio Escalona’s rough ninth, Brian Bocock singled with one out. Quinton Berry pinch-ran for him and scored on Paul Hoover’s RBI double, who … Continue reading Phils Win in Walk-Off Fashion

Off Season 11/25/09

Jamie Moyer was sent back to the hospital after reoccurring symptoms from his groin injury back in September according to Todd Zoleckia via Twitter. Moyer tore his groin when trying to field a ground ball back in September. Also according to Zolecki, the Phillies signed outfielder DeWayne Wise and infielder Wilson Valdez to minor league contracts and … Continue reading Off Season 11/25/09