Phillies 2008 World Series Hero Brad Lidge Plans to Retire

Free-agent reliever and former Phillies Brad Lidge has informed his agents, Rex Gary & Jim Turner, that he plans to retire. Lidge, who was a perfect 41-for-41 in the regular season and another 7-for-7 in save opportunities during the Phillies 2008 World Series championship season, will hang the cleats up after 11 seasons in the … Continue reading Phillies 2008 World Series Hero Brad Lidge Plans to Retire

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Phillies Deal for Wilton Lopez Squashed

A deal for Astros reliever Wilton Lopez fell through, possibly due to a failed physical. The Phillies agreed to acquire Lopez, who had elbow problems last season, for a handful of near-Major League-ready prospects. Jim Salisbury writes: While it’s unclear if the Phils backed away from the Lopez deal because of health concerns, it is … Continue reading Phillies Deal for Wilton Lopez Squashed

Phillies Drop Three of Four to Lowly Astros

Astros 7, Phillies 6 WP – Wesley Wright (2-2, 3.19) LP – Antonio Bastardo (2-5, 4.63) SV – Wilton Lopez (6) HOUSTON — The Phillies ran into a little bit of a problem in Houston. Fortunately for them, a split between the Dodgers and Cardinals happened in their four-game series and the Phillies only dropped … Continue reading Phillies Drop Three of Four to Lowly Astros

Phillies Blanked By Astros In Houston

Astros 5, Phillies 0 WP – Dallas Keuchel (2-7, 4.97) LP – Kyle Kendrick (9-11, 3.65) HOUSTON — The Phillies are playing inconsistent ball at the worst possible time. A dat after lighting up the Astros, the bats went quiet. Houston went on to score five runs, beating Philadelphia 5-0 Saturday night. The Phillies had … Continue reading Phillies Blanked By Astros In Houston

Bullpen Blows Lead; Phillies Winning Streak Snapped

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

Series Preview: at Houston Astros

PHI: 72-71, 3rd in NL East; HOU: 45-98, 6th in NL Central When: September 13-16 Where: Minute Maid Park (Houston, TX) Probable Pitchers Thursday: Tyler Cloyd (1-1, 4.24) vs Lucas Harrell (10-9, 3.83) Friday: Cole Hamels (14-6, 3.03) vs Edgar Gonzalez (2-0, 1.74) Saturday: Kyle Kendrick (9-10, 3.83) vs Dallas Keuchel (1-7, 5.35) Sunday: Roy Halladay (10-7, 4.01) vs … Continue reading Series Preview: at Houston Astros

Phillies Test Cloyd; Will Pitch Him On Short Rest

PHILADELPHIA — Due to the Phillies double-header this past Sunday, the Phillies will be forced to throw a starter out on short rest. Fortunately for Philadelphia, Tyler Cloyd didn’t have an extended outing on Sunday and he will be the pitcher that pitches on short rest Thursday against the Astros. Cloyd lasted only four innings, … Continue reading Phillies Test Cloyd; Will Pitch Him On Short Rest

A Winning Streak!: Phils Win Third Straight On Pence Walk-Off

Phillies 4, Astros 3 WP – Jake Diekman (1-0, 0.00) LP – Brett Myers (0-1, 2.08) PHILADELPHIA — An ex-Astro hitting for the Phillies took an ex-Phillie pitching for the Astros deep in walk-off fashion. Hunter Pence recovered from a near-costly fielding miscue earlier in the game with a solo home run in the bottom … Continue reading A Winning Streak!: Phils Win Third Straight On Pence Walk-Off

Polanco’s 2,000th Hit A Special One

Only 268 other players in Major League Baseball history had done what Placido Polanco had done. But not many did it the way Polanco did last night. In the 8th inning of the Phillies 5-1 win over Houston, Polanco took Astros pitcher David Carpenter deep to left-center field for his first home run of the … Continue reading Polanco’s 2,000th Hit A Special One

Polanco Hits 2,000th in Phillies 5-1 Win

Phillies 5, Astros 1 WP – Joe Blanton (4-3, 2.96) LP – Lucas Harrell (2-3, 4.40) PHILADELPHIA — It was a historic night for Placido Polanco. Polanco got his 2,000th career hit in the 8th inning, and helped the Phillies to a 5-1 win by scoring three times on the game. His 2,000th hit was a … Continue reading Polanco Hits 2,000th in Phillies 5-1 Win