Rally falls short for Phils

Pirates 11, Phillies 7 WP –  James McDonald(7-3, 2.44) LP – Raul Valdes (2-1, 3.24) On a night that marked the return of Philadelphia’s favorite son Chase Utley, the Phillies bullpen had a tall task ahead of them. Despite a solo home run in his first at-bat, Utley couldn’t even overcompensate for the pitching woes as the … Continue reading Rally falls short for Phils

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Rosenberg Gets First Crack At Majors

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

Pence’s 10th-Inning Blast Wins It For Phils

Phillies 5, Cardinals 3 (10 innings) WP – Raul Valdes (2-0, 0.00) LP – Jason Motte (3-2, 2.70) SV – Jonathan Papelbon (14) ST. LOUIS — Chasing that first win for Cliff Lee will have to wait another day. But more importantly, the Phillies as a team got the win and that is what matters … Continue reading Pence’s 10th-Inning Blast Wins It For Phils

Everything Clicks In Character-Building Win

Phillies 9, Cubs 2 WP – Jose Contreras (1-0, 8.00) LP – Shawn Camp (2-2, 3.43) CHICAGO — The Phillies played a complete, team game… and it may have been the type of game that could very well change the mindset of the team. A 9-2 character win over the Cubs in Chicago did more … Continue reading Everything Clicks In Character-Building Win

Phillies Call Up Three From LHV

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

Spring Training: Twins 11, Phillies 7

Carlos Ruiz has been hitting the cover all spring, a small positive note in an otherwise dreary spring for the Phillies. Ruiz went 2-for-3 on the day, pumping his average up to .472 in Grapefruit League play this season. But the Phillies dropped their game, 11-7, the Twins on Wednesday. Vance Worley got the start … Continue reading Spring Training: Twins 11, Phillies 7

Phils Suffer Second Shutout in Four Days

The Phillies got the hits but couldn’t get anyone home. The Mets consistently put up runs and got great pitching from R.A. Dickey and Raul Valdes as they beat Philadelphia 8-0. Jamie Moyer pitched five innings and allowed four runs on seven hits and two walks. Nelson Figueroa was awful in the eighth, allowing three … Continue reading Phils Suffer Second Shutout in Four Days