Phils part ways with Mathieson

The Phillies have released relief pitcher Scott Mathieson Tuesday afternoon, the team reported. Mathieson was released to pursue an opportunity to play in Asia according to the team. The move puts the Phillies at 39 players on the 40-man roster. It leaves room for them to lock up one more player before the Rule 5 … Continue reading Phils part ways with Mathieson

Phils fill out 40-man roster; leave off James

Today is the deadline for teams to complete their 40-man roster before the Rule-5 Draft next month. A player eligible for the Rule-5 Draft are players signed at 19 or older with four years of minor-league service time and players signed at 18 or younger with five years of minor-league time. So in order to … Continue reading Phils fill out 40-man roster; leave off James

After long wait, Schwimer’s name gets called

Being in AAA Lehigh was like waiting in the bull pen for Michael Schwimmer. Time after time, the phone would ring and names like Michael Stutes, David Herndon, Drew Carpenter, Mike Zagurksi, Scott Mathieson and Juan Perez were asked for. But never Schwimer’s. Of the six names mentioned, only two (Stutes and Herndon) are still … Continue reading After long wait, Schwimer’s name gets called

Surprising hero walks it off for Phils

The love/hate relationship the fans have with Ben Francisco turned to all love for one night. Francisco, who found himself an almost permanent spot on the bench with Domonic Brown an everyday player, had the game-winning hit in the Phils 1-0 win Saturday night. His hit was only the fourth hit for the Phils and … Continue reading Surprising hero walks it off for Phils

Worley optioned

The Phillies made a rather interesting move following today’s 5-4 win over Washington. They optioned their 23-year-old starting pitcher Vance Worley back to Lehigh Valley for a little work. “We’ll see you shortly,” Worley recalled them saying. “You’re a part of this team. You’ll be back.” It’s a move that will allow Worley to work … Continue reading Worley optioned

Killing two birds with one stone: Victorino, Blanton to DL

UPDATE: Ruben Amaro, you sneaky man. Domonic Brown was recalled by the Phillies to replace Shane Victorino. The news came 14 hours after Amaro said Browns wasn’t ready to be called up. But I guess a struggling offense changes minds much faster. Brown was hitting .341 with two doubles, two homers and 10 RBIs in … Continue reading Killing two birds with one stone: Victorino, Blanton to DL

Giambi hits three HRs to top Phils

TTB’s own Chris Bengel covered the Philadelphia Phillies game tonight against the Colorado Rockies as a member of the media. Bengel has interned with the Gloucester County Times the past year and was in the press box tonight along with GCT staff writer Bill Evans. The rights to this story belong to GCT and … Continue reading Giambi hits three HRs to top Phils

Oswalt to the DL

[UPDATE] Roy Oswalt was put on the 15-day DL. Scott Mathieson was called up. [ORIGINAL POST] Roy Oswalt’s bull pen session did not go well yesterday according to the Phils. Still feeling soreness in his back, Oswalt will not pitch in Saturday’s game against the Braves. In his place, Kyle Kendrick will make his first … Continue reading Oswalt to the DL

Hamels is fantastic

Cole Hamels is more than just a #4 starter on in this rotation. He was sharp and efficient as he was able to get four innings of stellar pitching in before he gave way to the bull pen in the Phillies 2-0 win today against the Red Sox Hamels left the game with a 2-0 … Continue reading Hamels is fantastic

Mathieson To The DL

The Phillies announced today that they have placed reliever Scott Mathieson on the 15-day disabled list.  Mathieson landed on the disabled list due to a muscle strain in his back.  He was part of September callups and had made two appearances this season.  He last appeared in action on September 5th against the Milwaukee Brewers. … Continue reading Mathieson To The DL