Blue Jays Claim Herndon Off Waivers

Right-handed reliever David Herndon was claimed off waivers Tuesday afternoon by the Toronto Blue Jays. Herndon was the fourth Phillies to be claimed or outrighted off the 40-man roster. He is also the second to be scooped up by the Blue Jays with the other being Tyson Brummett.

Roster Moves: RP Brummett Claimed By Blue Jays; Orr, Lerud Outrighted

The Phillies shook up their roster a bit today, making some room on their 40-man roster. Starting with pitching, reliever Tyson Brummett was put on waivers and claimed by the Toronto Blue Jays. Brummett, 28, made his Major League debut in September, allowing a pair of hits and striking out two in his only appearance … Continue reading Roster Moves: RP Brummett Claimed By Blue Jays; Orr, Lerud Outrighted

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Misunderstood: Scott Rolen Left a Lasting Impression On Philadelphia

Perhaps it was the clashing of personalities with manager Larry Bowa. Or maybe it was the comment made by front office member Dallas Green. Or maybe it was the desire to win that ended it all in Philadelphia. Whatever the reason was, Scott Rolen wanted out in 2002. For the next decade, Philadelphia fans would … Continue reading Misunderstood: Scott Rolen Left a Lasting Impression On Philadelphia

Singleton, d’Arnaud, Gose Among Amaro’s Mistakes

Hindsight is and always will be 20/20 for the viewer. A look back at four of the biggest trades Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro has made will raise two opinions: 1) Amaro pulled some seriously big names from Cleveland, Toronto and Houston; 2) Amaro also depleted the Phillies farm system so much that it ranks … Continue reading Singleton, d’Arnaud, Gose Among Amaro’s Mistakes

Jays complete sweep of struggling Phils

Blue Jays 6, Phillies 2 WP – Brent Cecil (1-0, 3.60) LP – Kyle Kendrick (2-7, 5.29) TORONTO –Kyle Kendrick certainly didn’t quite get off to the start he was looking for. And the Phillies never seemed to recover. Brett Lawrie doubled to lead off the game and scored on an RBI double by Colby Rasmus. Kelly Johnson … Continue reading Jays complete sweep of struggling Phils

Phils drop another one in extras

Blue Jays 5, Phillies 4 (10 innings) WP – Francisco Cordero (2-4, 5.47) LP – Joe Savery (0-2, 4.43) TORONTO — Extra innings have not been kind to the Phillies this season. With the game tied at 5 in the 10th inning, Rajai Davis connected on a two-out RBI double to plate Yunel Escobar to … Continue reading Phils drop another one in extras

Jays shut out Phils 3-0

TORONTO –With Blue Jays starter Drew Hutchison leaving the game in the first inning due to injury, the Phillies looked poised to take control of the game. Unfortunately that never happened. The lineup could only  muster five hits off the Jays bullpen as the Phillies fell 3-0 on the road. Vance Worley was solid once … Continue reading Jays shut out Phils 3-0

Series Preview: at Toronto Blue Jays

PHI: 31-34, 5th in NL East; TOR: 31-32, 5th in AL East When: June 15-17 Where: Rogers Centre (Toronto, ON, Canada) Probable Pitchers Friday: Vance Worley (3-2, 3.00) vs Drew Hutchison (5-3, 4.66) Saturday: Cliff Lee (0-3, 3.18) vs Ricky Romero (7-1, 4.15) Sunday: Kyle Kendrick (2-6, 5.08) vs Henderson Alvarez (3-6, 3.87) Broadcast Info Friday, … Continue reading Series Preview: at Toronto Blue Jays

Spring Training: Blue Jays 8, Phillies 5

John Mayberry Jr was in a terrible slump heading into the final weekend of Grapefruit League play. That’s why a big weight was lifted off his shoulders in the 7th inning when he snapped a 19-at-bat hitless streak in the Phillies 8-5 loss. It was his only hit in his three at-bats, lifing his spring … Continue reading Spring Training: Blue Jays 8, Phillies 5

Season Preview: AL East

Expectations: Better than the Yankees Key Addition: 1B Carlos Pena (signed from Chicago Cubs) Key Loss: OF/DH Johnny Damon (free agent) Projected Record: 103-59 Summary: The odds on favorite to win the division, the Rays have it all: great young hitting, great young pitching, solid veteran presence. With guys like Evan Longoria, BJ Upton, and … Continue reading Season Preview: AL East