Escalona traded for young infielder

The Phillies only had 10 days to decide Sergio Escalona’s fate. They had to either waive him, release him or trade him. The Phillies elected for the third option, sending him to Houston (or the Phillies AAA ball club) for second baseman Albert Cartwright. Cartwright, 23, hit a combined .294 with 30 doubles, 14 triples, … Continue reading Escalona traded for young infielder

Spankin’ Yankees

Jayson Werth homered and Joe Blanton pitched well in the Phillies 6-2 win over the Yankees. Werth went 2-3 with a three-run blast off of Damaso Marte in the fifth. Blanton pitched five strong innings, allowing two runs on seven hits, striking out three. Jimmy Rollins and Ryan Howard also had multi-hit games and Jose Contreras, Sergio Escalona, and Chad Durbin … Continue reading Spankin’ Yankees

Kendrick Pitching to Impress

Kyle Kendrick is a little machine and the Phillies are starting see this. Kendrick pitched four shut out innings where he allowed two hits in the Phillies 4-3 loss to the O’s. Sergio Escalona looked unimpressive again as he gave up three runs in the fifth inning. Andrew Carpenter continued his case for making the bull pen … Continue reading Kendrick Pitching to Impress

Phils Win in Walk-Off Fashion

The Phillies and Yankees had an exciting late-innings game where the heroes weren’t Roy Halladay or C.C. Sabathia. They were Paul Hoover and Wilson Valdez, two players who will start the year in the minors. After trailing 2-1 to the result of Sergio Escalona’s rough ninth, Brian Bocock singled with one out. Quinton Berry pinch-ran for him and scored on Paul Hoover’s RBI double, who … Continue reading Phils Win in Walk-Off Fashion

PRC: Sergio Escalona

Player: Sergio EscalonaNumber: 53Position: RPBats/Throws: L/L Consistency: Escalona only saw action in 14 games. He was mainly used as a fill-in when players like Scott Eyre and Brad Lidge went down with injuries. He also replaced Kyle Kendrick when he proved to be useless in the beginning of the season. In his short stints up, … Continue reading PRC: Sergio Escalona

Twitter Fest

Here are a few things from David Murphy and Todd Zolecki’s Tweets today. Zolecki: Manuel: Jimmy Rollins will sit at least two days. But when he returns he said he probably will be in the leadoff spot. Tonight’s lineup in TB: Victorino CF, Dobbs 1B, Utley 2B, Howard DH, Werth RF, Stairs LF, Feliz 3B, … Continue reading Twitter Fest

Clay Condrey to the DL

Ryan Howard gets hit with the flu bug. Clay Condrey gets hit with the injury bug. That little pest has been plaguing the Phillies clubhouse the past two weeks, starting with Brad Lidge and being passed on to Scott Eyre and Raul Ibanez. Now it’s Condrey’s turn. Condrey was put on the 15-day DL after … Continue reading Clay Condrey to the DL

MLB News 6/13/09

Peavy out for month: Well this could hurt the Phillies chances at trading for Jake Peavy. He will be out for a month with a strained tendon in his right ankle he sustained on June 8th. His injury occurred while he ran the bases. The Phillies were seriously considering trading for Peavy, who originally refused … Continue reading MLB News 6/13/09