Phillies Sending Three to KC for All-Star Game

The Phillies, who are in the middle of their worst season in about a decade, will send three players to Kansas City this year for the All-Star Game. Starting pitcher Cole Hamels, closer Jonathan Papelbon and catcher Carlos Ruiz were all chosen by manager Tony LaRussa. The Phillies didn’t have a single player voted in … Continue reading Phillies Sending Three to KC for All-Star Game

Phillies Win, 5-4, Over Pirates

Phillies 5, Pirates 4 WP – Vance Worley (4-4, 2.92) LP – Erik Bedard (4-8, 4.27) SV – Jonathan Papelbon (18) PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies managed to pull off another important win against a good team. Behind the bat of Carlos Ruiz and the injured arm of Vance Worley, the Phils held onto a 5-4 … Continue reading Phillies Win, 5-4, Over Pirates

High Note: Phils Cap Off Bad Day With Win

Phillies 7, Rockies 2 WP – Cole Hamels (10-3, 3.25) LP – Josh Outman (0-3, 8.41) PHILADELPHIA — As posted earlier, injury and suspension news started off what was looking to be another bleak day in an already awful season for the Phillies. But the team put all of that stuff behind them as well … Continue reading High Note: Phils Cap Off Bad Day With Win

Ruiz Diagnosed With Oblique Strain

Carlos Ruiz will miss the next couple of games with what looks to be a strained left oblique. To give the Phillies some insurance at catcher they called up Erik Kratz from AAA and sent back down B.J. Rosenberg. Matt Gelb added about the severity of the injury: “They say a player knows his body … Continue reading Ruiz Diagnosed With Oblique Strain

Runs Come After Delay In Phils Win

Phillies 6, Marlins 4 WP – Kyle Kendrick (2-4, 4.02) LP – Mark Buehrle (5-5, 3.53) SV – Jonathan Papelbon (15) PHILADELPHIA — With the rain came runs for the Phillies. Following up a rain delay in which the Phillies led 2-1, the Phillies scored four runs in the final half of the game to … Continue reading Runs Come After Delay In Phils Win

Series Preview: vs Miami Marlins

PHI: 27-25, 5th in NL East; MIA: 29-25, 2nd in NL East When: June 1-3 Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia, PA) Probable Pitchers Friday: Kyle Kendrick (1-4, 4.10) vs Mark Buehrle (5-4, 3.26) Saturday: Cole Hamels (8-1, 2.43) vs Ricky Nolasco (5-3, 2.46) Sunday: Joe Blanton (4-5, 5.05) vs Carlos Zambrano (3-3, 3.00) Broadcast Info Friday, … Continue reading Series Preview: vs Miami Marlins

Phillies Take Rubber-Match; Lee Winless Again

Phillies 10, Mets 6 WP – Antonio Bastardo (2-1, 1.84) LP – Jon Rauch (3-4, 4.09) NEW YORK — Cliff Lee will enter the month of June without a win. But despite that fact, the Phillies pulled another late-inning rally with Lee on the hill to beat the Mets 10-5, winning the series two games to … Continue reading Phillies Take Rubber-Match; Lee Winless Again

Ruiz Scratched From Today’s Win

The Phillies offense put up eight runs on the Mets without the bat of Carlos Ruiz in the lineup. Ruiz, who has been Philadelphia’s hottest hitter so far this season was scratched from the lineup with tightness in his right hamstring prior to this afternoon’s game. Brian Schneider got the start, hitting eighth, and everyone … Continue reading Ruiz Scratched From Today’s Win

Pence’s 10th-Inning Blast Wins It For Phils

Phillies 5, Cardinals 3 (10 innings) WP – Raul Valdes (2-0, 0.00) LP – Jason Motte (3-2, 2.70) SV – Jonathan Papelbon (14) ST. LOUIS — Chasing that first win for Cliff Lee will have to wait another day. But more importantly, the Phillies as a team got the win and that is what matters … Continue reading Pence’s 10th-Inning Blast Wins It For Phils

Game 41: Chooch está en fuego!

PHILADELPHIA — There isn’t a single catcher in Major League Baseball hotter than the one they call “Chooch.” Carlos Ruiz is on a hitting tear that hasn’t been done in almost 20 years. Chooch’s .363 average through the first 39 games is the highest by a Phillie at this point in the season since Jim Eisenreich … Continue reading Game 41: Chooch está en fuego!