Savery, Orr Finalize Roster

The Phillies used their final game of the spring, a 7-2 win over the Pirates at home to finalize their opening day roster. The final two spots wenttoo utility infielder Pete Orr and lefty reliever Joe Savery. Here is the Phillies 25-man roster, which will be lacking Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, Michael Martinez and Jose … Continue reading Savery, Orr Finalize Roster

Phils add IF Blanco to the mix

The Phillies are bolstering up their middle infield stock heading into the season opener this upcoming Thursday. By doing so they added infielder Andres Blanco. Blanco, 27, is a middle infielder who was cut by the Nationals the other day. Blanco opted out of his contract when he knew he wasn’t going to make the … Continue reading Phils add IF Blanco to the mix

Spring Training: Red Sox 6, Phillies 0

Jon Lester has himself ready for the regular season. Boston’s ace cruised through seven innings of two-hit balls, striking out 10 in the Red Sox’s 6-0 win over the Phillies. Joe Blanton got the start in Clearwater. He was solid through the first four innings but for hit for another three runs in the 5th, … Continue reading Spring Training: Red Sox 6, Phillies 0

Cuddyer next on Phils list

The Phils are making themselves extremely active at the start of free agency. Instead of making big splashes like teams such as New York, Chicago, Boston and Texas will be looking to make, the Phils are looking to make what they already have stronger. The first two moves were for depth: utility infielder Pete Orr … Continue reading Cuddyer next on Phils list

No sweet homecoming for Oswalt

For the first time since being traded to the Phillies back on July 29, 2010, Roy Oswalt stepped foot on the hill at Minute Maid Park. But this time, he was walking to and from a different dugout. Unlike many shut outs and gems tossed in this park, that wasn’t the story tonight for Oswalt. … Continue reading No sweet homecoming for Oswalt

Hamels placed on DL with shoulder inflamation

Cole Hamels shoulder problems will land him on the 15-day DL, tweeted Todd Zolecki. Infielder Pete Orr will be called up in his place. Zolecki followed that up with, “Hamels is scheduled to start series opener against Cincinnati on Aug. 29, which means he has been pushed back 3 days.” He also said, logically explaining … Continue reading Hamels placed on DL with shoulder inflamation

Heat gets to Halladay as Phils lose

With the temperature at 91 degrees by first pitch, Roy Halladay was still donning his signature 3/4-sleeved shirt. Common sense kicked in and the heat forced the right-hander to remove that shirt. But then, fatigue and heat exhaustion also settled in and Halladay’s day was done in the 5th inning, leading to a poor outing … Continue reading Heat gets to Halladay as Phils lose

All-Star CF Victorino lands on DL

In an up and down week for Shane Victorino, it ends with bad news. Recently named to the NL All-Star team, Victorino was placed on the DL with a sprained ligament in his right thumb today. Pete Orr was called up and will take Victorino’s roster spot. Orr will likely be the player sent back … Continue reading All-Star CF Victorino lands on DL

Berkman walks-off Phils

The end was inevitable as it unfolded before our eyes. Danys Baez loaded the bases and got one out in the bottom of the 9th before being replaced by J.C. Romero. But with Lance Berkman’s RBI single, the Cards pulled off the two-game sweep with a 2-1 win. The loss extended the Phillies’ losing streak … Continue reading Berkman walks-off Phils