Murphy: Manuel Discusses Possible Outfield Options; Names Ichiro, Ludwick, Ross

Candidates for the outfield have been dropping off the Phillies radar like flies the past week. B.J. Upton signed with the Braves, Angel Pagan went back to the Giants and Shane Victorino landed in Boston. And with the price tags for Josh Hamilton (likely going back to Texas) and Michael Bourn being too high, the … Continue reading Murphy: Manuel Discusses Possible Outfield Options; Names Ichiro, Ludwick, Ross

Phillies Cloyd, Aumont Earn First Win, Save; Beat Reds

Phillies 4, Reds 2 WP – Tyler Cloyd (1-1, 2.77) LP – Johnny Cueto (18-6, 2.58) SV – Phillippe Aumont (1) CINCINNATI — It was an afternoon of firsts for a pair of young Phillies right-handers. Tyler Cloyd never would have guessed his first Major League win would come on the road against the best … Continue reading Phillies Cloyd, Aumont Earn First Win, Save; Beat Reds

The mystery behind Howard and SD’s Latos

Philadelphia Inquirer’s own Phils beat writer Matt Gelb recently tweeted that John Mayberry, a right-handed bat, will be playing first base today in place of Ryan Howard. With a right-handed pitcher on the mound, the move makes no sense if you took a quick glance. Howard has been a major leaguer since 2005, and despite … Continue reading The mystery behind Howard and SD’s Latos

Series Preview: vs San Diego Padres

PHI: 61-36, 1st in NL East; SD: 44-55, 4th in NL Central When: July 22-25 Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philly, PA) Probable Pitchers Friday: Cole Hamels (11-5, 2.71) vs Corey Luebke (3-3, 2.57) Saturday: Kyle Kendrick (5-4, 3.34) vs Mat Latos (5-10, 4.02) Sunday: Roy Halladay (11-4, 2.57) vs Tim Stauffer (6-6, 2.83) Monday: Cliff … Continue reading Series Preview: vs San Diego Padres

Series Preview: at San Diego

PHI: 11-6, 1st in NL East; SD: 8-10, 5th in NL West When: April 21-23 Where: PetCo Park (San Diego, CA) Probable Pitchers Thursday: Roy Oswalt (2-0, 2.50) vs Mat Latos (0-2, 5.84) Friday: Cole Hamels (1-1, 4.32), vs Clayton Richard (1-0, 4.50) Saturday: Joe Blanton (0-1, 7.27) vs Tim Stauffer (0-1, 3.27) Sunday: Roy … Continue reading Series Preview: at San Diego