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
MIAMI — An unfortunate end comes to Ryan Howard’s season. During yesterday’s game, Ryan Howard dropped the led pipe that he swings in the on-deck circle on his foot, breaking his toe. Manager Charlie Manuel said his season is over. In 71 games Howard hit .219 with 14 homers and 56 RBIs.
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
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
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
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
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