Phillies Sign Ex-Nat John Lannan

  The Phillies have agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million deal with left-handed starter John Lannan. Lannan is a “low-risk, high-reward” move for Ruben Amaro, who said that was the type of player he was pursuing for his fifth starter. Kyle Kendrick will most likely be the fourth starter in the rotation now. Lannan, 28, … Continue reading Phillies Sign Ex-Nat John Lannan

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Ruf’s First Major League Homer Sparks Phillies Win Over Nationals

Phillies 6, Nationals 3 WP – Cole Hamels (16-6, 3-11) LP – Ross Detwiler (10-7, 3.28) SV – Jonathan Papelbon (37) PHILADELPHIA — Seeing his name penciled into the starting line up for the first time as a Major Leaguer had to have felt good for Darin Ruf. Blasting a solo homer in the 2nd … Continue reading Ruf’s First Major League Homer Sparks Phillies Win Over Nationals

Wild 1st Sets Tone In Phillies Rout

Phillies 16, Mets 1 WP – Tyler Cloyd (2-1, 3.86) LP – Jeremy Hefner (2-7, 5.79) QUEENS, NY — The Phillies were held to six scoreless innings. Fortunately for them, the other three innings provided a lot of damage. An eight-run 1st inning and a seven-run 9th propelled the Phillies to a 16-1 pounding of … Continue reading Wild 1st Sets Tone In Phillies Rout

Howard’s Power Pushes Phillies Past Mets

Phillies 3, Mets 2 WP – Jeremy Horst (2-0, 1.11) LP – Josh Edgin (3-6, 3.86) SV – Jonathan Papelbon (36) QUEENS, NY — Ryan Howard knew it. Josh Edgin knew it. Heck, everyone in the stadium knew it. Howard’s two-run blast off Edgin in the 9th inning gave the Phillies a 3-2 lead and … Continue reading Howard’s Power Pushes Phillies Past Mets

Bullpen Blows Lead; Phillies Winning Streak Snapped

Astros 6, Phillies 4 WP – Wesley Wright (1-2, 3.33) LP – Phillippe Aumont (0-1, 3.00) SV – Wilton Lopez (5) HOUSTON — Throwing strikes killed the Phillies bullpen and their seven-game winning streak. Phillippe Aumont and Jake Diekman looked bad in the 8th inning and Jed Lowries two-out, two-run double was the result of … Continue reading Bullpen Blows Lead; Phillies Winning Streak Snapped

Rocky Mountain Sweep: Phillies Hammer Rockies; Sweep Doubleheader, Series

Phillies 7, Rockies 4 WP – BJ Rosenberg (1-2, 11.37) LP – Josh Roenicke (4-2, 2.83) SV – Jonathan Papelbon (32) PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies are rolling, breathing new hope into their season that seemed lost a month ago. The Phillies won the night-cap of the day/night doubleheader, sweeping the Rockies in the series with … Continue reading Rocky Mountain Sweep: Phillies Hammer Rockies; Sweep Doubleheader, Series

Phillies Walk-Off Again vs Rockies

Phillies 3, Rockies 2 WP – Jonathan Papelbon (5-6, 2.56) LP – Matt Belisle (3-6, 3.08) PHILADELPHIA — Late-inning drama has become the Phillies forte as of late, and it’s become a bit of a pest to the Rockies. For the second time this series, the Rockies blew an early 2-0 lead, only to be … Continue reading Phillies Walk-Off Again vs Rockies

Phillis Epically Collapse In 9th

Braves 8, Phillies 7 WP – Peter Moylan (1-0, 0.00) LP – Jonathan Papelbon (3-6, 3.02) ATLANTA — Words still can’t describe what happened to the Phillies Sunday evening. In a season filled with lows and late-inning collapses, the lowest point hit Sunday. The Phillies bullpen coughed up a four-run lead in the 9th inning, … Continue reading Phillis Epically Collapse In 9th

Kratz Ties It and Mayberry Ends In It Comeback Win

Phillies 8, Braves 5 WP – Josh Lindblom (3-3, 3.58) LP – Christhian Martinez (5-4, 4.39) SV – Jonathan Papelbon (31) ATLANTA — Erik Kratz may have won the backup catcher spot for the 2013 season. The 31-year-old catcher, getting plenty of time during Carlos Ruiz’s injury, hit a towering home run in the top … Continue reading Kratz Ties It and Mayberry Ends In It Comeback Win