Phillies Catcher Carlos Ruiz Suspended 25 Games For Amphetamines

Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz, coming off of a career season, was suspended 25 games today. The All-Star catcher was said to have been using and amphetamine called Aderall, which is an energy booster, an agent used to mask steroid use. He will miss the first 25 games of the 2013 season. Ruiz released a statement after … Continue reading Phillies Catcher Carlos Ruiz Suspended 25 Games For Amphetamines

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Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins Wins 4th Gold Glove

In a season filled with losing, Jimmy Rollins was a winner. The 33-year-old short stop has won his fourth career Gold Glove award, his first since winning from 2007-09. Rollins posted a .978 fielding percentage, the highest among short stops in all of baseball. His 13 errors in 594 chances gave him the lowest total … Continue reading Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins Wins 4th Gold Glove

Injury Update: Polanco, Ruiz, Worley

POLANCO’S SEASON DONE — The 2012 season has come to a close for third baseman Placido Polanco. The Phillies put Polanco on the 15-day DL with back inflammation, but with it being in September it is easy to think he will stay there for the remainder of the season. This will enable Kevin Frandsen to play … Continue reading Injury Update: Polanco, Ruiz, Worley

Carlos Ruiz Out 4-6 Weeks With Plantar Fasciitis

PHILADELPHIA — If things couldn’t get any worse for the Phillies season. Catcher Carlos Ruiz was diagnosed with platar’s fasciitis and will be out four-six weeks. He was placed on the DL this afternoon. Hector Luna was called up from Lehigh to replace Ruiz. Ruiz is having a career season in which he’s hitting .335 with … Continue reading Carlos Ruiz Out 4-6 Weeks With Plantar Fasciitis

8th Inning Rally Gives Phils 7-6 Win Over Brewers

Phillies 7, Brewers 6 WP – Michael Schwimer (1-1, 4.01) LP – Kameron Loe (4-4, 4.04) SV – Jonathan Papelbon (22) PHILADELPHIA — There is a bit of swagger left in the Phillies tank and it showed again. Looking like a completely different team, the Phillies showed no lead is safe. They scored six runs … Continue reading 8th Inning Rally Gives Phils 7-6 Win Over Brewers

Series Preview: at Los Angeles Dodgers

PHI: 39-51, 5th in NL East; LAD: 48-42, 1st in NL West When: July 16-18 Where: Dodgers Stadium (Los Angeles, CA) Probable Pitchers Monday: Joe Blanton (7-8, 4.98) vs Nathan Eovaldi (1-5, 4.21) Tuesday: Roy Halladay (4-5, 3.98) vs TBA Wednesday: Cliff Lee (1-6, 3.92) vs Clayton Kershaw (7-5, 2.84) Broadcast Info Monday, 10:10, CSN Tuesday, … Continue reading Series Preview: at Los Angeles Dodgers

Cole As the Rockies: Hamels Leads Phils To Series Win

Phillies 5, Rockies 1 WP – Cole Hamels (11-5, 3.07) LP – Drew Pomeranz (1-4, 3.79) DENVER — The Phillies got their second half off to a good start with a series win in Colorado. Backed by Hunter Pence’s three-run homer and Cole Hamels’ eight innings of brilliance, the Phillies beat the Rockies, 5-1, Sunday … Continue reading Cole As the Rockies: Hamels Leads Phils To Series Win

Phillies Post-Game Soundbites

  “It’s bad, folks.” Exactly how Phillies beat writer Todd Zolecki worded it in his blog post title after the Phillies lost another downer, 5-2. Zo posted up on his site a few quotes from Phillies starting pitcher Roy Halladay, closer Jonathan Papelbon and All-Star catcher Carlos Ruiz. Each talked about their current state at … Continue reading Phillies Post-Game Soundbites